About the Brewer Witches Athletic Hall of Fame

Hall of Fame Committee Members:

David Utterback- Chairperson (dutterback@breweredu.org)

Dennis Kiah- Secretary

Daniel O'Connell- Nominations Coordinator (halloffame@breweredu.org)

Kathleen Cahill

Dottie Whalen

Rebecca Bubar

Anne Pooler

Jim White

Jim Garrity

Dick Gray

David Jeffrey

Paul Soucy 

Superintendent of Schools, Cheri Towle 

Principal of Brewer High School, David Wall

Chairperson of the Student-Athlete Advisory Council

 

Mission Statement:

The mission of the Brewer Athletic Hall of Fame is to honor Brewer High School athletes, coaches, administrators, and special contributors whose achievements and involvement in athletics have brought outstanding recognition and esteem to themselves, and to Brewer High School; to celebrate athletic excellence as an essential educational component in the high school experience; to inspire present and future student-athletes to strive for excellence and distinction in all their athletic and non-athletic endeavors through individual effort, team work, dedication and perseverance by perpetuating the memory and accomplishments of those who have served as role models; and to shine light on the rich athletic tradition that has been generated through the years by the outstanding athletic programs of Brewer High School.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

By-Laws

The Selection Committee:

A minimum of 7 adults and one student-athlete will serve on the committee from the following categories. Maximum number of committee members is to be 13:

  1. Athletic Director of Brewer Schools (will serve as chairperson)
  2. Current teaching staff member at Brewer High School (minimum 1)
  3. Current coaching staff members at Brewer High School (minimum 1)
  4. Community members and/or alumni (minimum 4)
  5. *Current Student-Athlete Advisory Council Chairperson, Superintendent of Schools, High School principal.

*denotes non-voting members

Committee members will be nominated by the chairperson to the Superintendent of Schools by January 1 of each year In order to be voted by the Brewer School Committee as volunteer members of this committee for a one-year term.

Committee members must submit intent to return to their position to the chair by December 1 of each year.

All members are expected to vote and attend meetings when available.

All members are required to sign a confidentiality agreement in accordance with Brewer School District policy.

The selection committee will share responsibilities during the induction ceremony. All members of the selection committee should be present at the presentation of the plaques for the honorees. The following duties will be assigned within the selection committee:

  1. Secretary
  2. Nominations coordinator (halloffame@breweredu.org)
  3. Awards Liaison
  4. Banquet/Event Coordinator

For the purposes of this committee, the Chair (AD) will serve as the Media Liaison as well as treasurer. The role of the treasurer is to coordinate funding with the financial secretary at Brewer High School. All funds will be deposited and debited out of the Brewer High school “Hall of Fame” activity account.

 
 

 

Factors for consideration: Student-Athletes-

  1. Superior accomplishments as a varsity athlete at BHS, such as, but not limited to: all- conference, all-state, all-New England or all-American status or other significant accolades (collegiate scholarship related to athletics).
  2. A minimum of 5 years out of high school or is deceased.
  3. Continuing athletic excellence at the collegiate, national, amateur or professional level.
  4. Serves as a role model before and after graduation from BHS.
  5. Academic and/or post-college career accomplishments.
  6. Other factors considered by the committee.

Factors for consideration: Coaches, Administrators and Special Contributors-

  1. Significant contributions made to the athletic program, taking into account longevity, overall coaching records and team (*and individual) championships.
  2. Significant contributions to promote athletics.  
  3. Serves as a role model before and after graduation from BHS.
  4. Other factors considered by the committee.

*A coach may have worked with several individual champions over the years in his/her sport, such as swimming/diving, track and field, tennis, wrestling, cross country, golf, however, not won any team championships.

 

Nomination Process:

Candidates may be nominated at any time during the year. Nomination forms may be obtained from the high school office or from the school districts website. In order for a candidate to be considered, the nomination form must be COMPLETELY filled out. Nomination forms must be submitted by February 1 for the fall induction class.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Selection Process:

All former Brewer High School Student-Athletes, coaches, administrators and special contributors are eligible for selection into the athletic hall of fame.

  • Each nominee’s application will be reviewed by each committee member.
  • Nominees will go through two voting procedures to become inductees.
    • Each committee member will evaluate the nominee’s application and vote for no more than 50% of the total nominees. For the first year, fifteen (15) nominees with the most votes will become finalists. Any nominees that are tied for the last finalist position will become finalists.
    • Second, each committee member will then rank the finalists in order. The first year of the point total will begin with 15 points. In other words, a committee members first choice would get 15 points, second would get 14 points, and so on.
      • In succeeding years, the point total will begin at 10 points.
    • In the first year, the top 10 point earners will be inducted.
    • In the second year, the top 6 point earners will be inducted (amendment to by-laws in Winter of 2014).  
      • On an annual basis, 5 living inductees will be inducted, along with the candidates post-humously that earn enough points to be inducted in a given year (amendment to by-laws in May of 2015 by unanimous vote).
    • In each preceding year, the top 5 points earners will be inducted.
    • In the event of a tie, the committee will re-vote on all those that are tied, and the inductee with the highest point total will be inducted.
    • In the first round of voting, each committee member will submit their votes to the nominations coordinator to be counted. The nominations coordinator will present a slate of finalists to the committee and keep track of nominees who did not receive enough votes to be considered a finalist. Each committee member will then rank the finalists in order and present their list to the chairperson for tabulation. Once tabulated, and if there are no ties, the chairperson will present a slate of inductees to the committee.
      • In determining a class for a given year, it is the committee’s obligation to ensure the class is representative of all eligible groups to ensure a well-balanced hall of fame.  

 

 

 

 

 

Induction Process:

Selection Committee will meet between March 1 and April 1 to select the inductees for the upcoming fall.

The inductions will take place in the fall during Spirit Week, capped off with a ceremony at the Homecoming Football game.

  • A banquet/dinner will be held the Thursday before the homecoming football game to honor the Hall of Fame class and work of the committee.
  • Brief overview of the accomplishments over the public address system at Doyle Field.
  • A plaque is presented to the inductee by a Student-Athlete Advisory Council representative.
  • Inductees name plate will be placed on the BHS Hall of Fame Board located in the main lobby of the High school.

Finances:

The committee will seek an annual sponsor to cover the costs of the Athletics Hall of Fame, including the plaques, banquet and upkeep of the Hall of Fame board located at the high school.  

The initial year sponsorship amount is $2,000 with an annual agreement of $1,000 each preceding year.

The Hall of Fame can be named “The Brewer High School Athletic Hall of Fame; sponsored by ___________” if the donor wishes to have naming rights.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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