In 2012, the Dallas County R-1 School District Board of Education established the Dallas County Schools Hall of Fame. The Hall of Fame is designed to recognize outstanding alumni, former staff or exceptional supporters of the Dallas County School District.

Nominations for the Hall of Fame are submitted to the superintendent of schools at any time; however, the formal application process begins in January of each year with the formal induction ceremony held each May. The official Hall of Fame is in the lobby of the Shewmaker Center.

DC R-1 is currently accepting nominations from individuals or organizations for the Dallas County R-1 Hall of Fame. All nominations must be submitted in written form and be signed by the nominator or representative of the nomination organization. Nominations may be submitted in person or mailed to the Superintendent’s Office, Dallas County R-1 School District, 1323 S. Ash St., Buffalo, MO 65622. Nomination forms may be picked up at the superintendent’s office or accessed on the website on the “About Us” tab. Nominations may also be submitted electronically by completing the electronic form available on the website.

Submissions should be submitted no later than Friday, Feb. 14.

The nominee must meet the following criteria:

1. Be a graduate, former employee or community supporter of the district. The person must be separated from the school for at least five years.

2. The person must have contributed to the welfare of humanity to an unusual degree or brought unusually positive attention to the Dallas County R-1 School District, or be a former employee who modeled the highest personal and professional qualities for students.

3. Award winners will be honored and formally inducted into the Dallas County R-1 Hall of Fame each spring in conjunction with graduation.

The Hall of Fame is coordinated by the central office administrators. To choose inductees, a selection committee, consisting of representatives of local civic organizations, meets in February, reviews the nominations and votes to determine the inductees. The Hall of Fame presentations can be found on the website.

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