About the Hall of Fame
Supporters of the Seattle Public Schools are creating a new tradition, a long overdue way of recognizing and remembering the athletes and teams that everyone talked about in high school: the SPS Athletic Hall of Fame. With 138 years of those athletes to celebrate, we have a lot of catching up to do. The purpose of the Hall of Fame is to identify outstanding SPS high school student athletes, teams, coaches, administrators and athletic supporters and to celebrate their accomplishments.  The Hall of Fame is also designed to engage the larger Seattle sports community with SPS Athletics, help reconnect inductees and their families with the Seattle Public Schools, enhance the current student-athlete understanding of and pride in the history of SPS athletics, and encourage and facilitate donations supporting high school athletics.  Our first class of inductees includes at least one from each of the 10 current high schools: BallardCleveland FranklinGarfield Nathan HaleIngraham Rainier BeachRoosevelt Chief SealthWest Seattle  plus three schools currently not in existence: Broadway Queen Anne Lincoln
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Mission The stated mission of the Seattle Public Schools Athletic Wall of Fame is to: Identify outstanding SPS high school student athletes, teams, coaches, administrators and athletic supporters and to celebrate their accomplishments. Reconnect those individuals and their families with the Seattle Public Schools Enhance the current student-athlete understanding of and pride in the history of SPS athletics Encourage and facilitate donations supporting Seattle Public School High School Athletics.
Criteria for Hall of Fame Nomination A candidate must meet all of the eligibility requirements of one of the applicable categories below in order to be eligible for nomination. Athlete An individual athlete is eligible for nomination if: 1. 10 years have passed since the candidate's year of graduation from an Eligible High School; 2. The candidate lettered in at least one sport twice or two sports at least once during his/her athletic career at an Eligible High School; 3. The candidate exemplified sportsmanship, leadership, citizenship and teamwork as an athlete at an Eligible High School; and 4. The candidate was selected as an All-City, All-State performer, State Champion, All-American, National Champion or has made a significant athletic contribution to high school, college or professional athletics competition. Team No more than one team of athletes is eligible for nomination if the team, in one particular sport and season: 1. Won a State Championship, National Championship or made a significant contribution at any level of athletics competition; 2. 5 years have passed since such season; 3. The team achieved significant accomplishments that raised the bar or set a standard for future teams to follow; and 4. The team left a notable legacy on SPS Athletics. Coach, Staff, or Supporter No more than one individual coach, staff member or supporter of SPS Athletics is eligible for nomination if: 1. 5 years have passed since such candidate's service to SPS Athletics; 2. The candidate made a significant contribution to SPS Athletics through their leadership, inspiration, and support; and 3. The candidate's accomplishments raised or set a standard for future coaches, teams, administrators, and supporters of SPS athletics.
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