Polk County Public Schools Hall of Fame

The Polk County Schools Hall of Fame was created in 1985 to recognize former students of Polk County Public Schools who have gone on to distinguish themselves in their careers or communities. Since its inception, the Hall of Fame has inducted over 100 former students. Hall of Fame members have made significant professional contributions in the arts, business, clergy, education, entertainment, government, law, military, medicine, sports or other fields.

Nominees must have attended a Polk County public school, but graduation from a Polk County public school is not a requirement. A panel of judges evaluates each nominee using criteria such as leadership, professional excellence, innovation and their impact on local and global communities.

Nominations are due by December 31 to be considered for the following year’s Hall of Fame induction ceremony.

Nomination Form

Watch the 2019 Awards Program on YouTube

The 2019 Hall of Fame and Honor Graduates Banquet will be live streamed on YouTube. Tune in on Friday, May 31 at 7:30 p.m. to the induction of our latest Hall of Fame members; Perry Blocker, Lieutenant Colonel Robert L. Eyman, Ralph H. Frier and Dr. Maxine Lavon Montgomery.  The ceremony will also honor this year’s valedictorians, salutatorians, and essay contest winners.

Thank you to Amscott, Publix Supermarkets Charities and Suncoast Credit Union for sponors this year’s event.

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