The Ross Local School District is excited to share news of a newly created Hall of Fame. The Hall of Fame will consist of five branches-academic, arts, athletic, community and a wall of honor for veterans. Dr. Fred Southard met with Superintendent Scott Gates in early September 2016 to discuss the creation of an athletic hall of fame. Mr. Gates’ desire to celebrate the successes of individuals in athletics as well as other areas was the spark needed in the creation of the new hall.
Dr. Southard stated, "When faced with the challenge, Superintendent Scott Gates, Ross High School Principal Brian Martin, and RHS Athletic Director Brian Gunter stepped to the plate and are leading the charge for a Ross Hall of Fame which will honor exceptional Ross athletes, arts participants, academic achievers who are making a positive impact on their communities and the world, military veterans, and community members. These three have been complemented by Ross Band Director Dick Roemer, Vocal Music Director Sterling Finkbine, and Ross parent/Butler Tech Program Supervisor Amy Webb in the formation of a program which will allow alumni and current Ross students the opportunity to reflect on the proud heritage of the Ross Local School District."
The timing for the creation of the Hall of Fame could not have been better as Principal Brian Martin stated, "Given the rich and storied history of the Ross Local School District, the creation of a Hall of Fame is long past due."
Nomination forms can be found on the Ross Local School District website under the Ross Hall of Fame link in Quick Links. Nominations will be open through May 31, 2017. The inaugural Hall of Fame class will be named in September 2017. Activities to honor the class will take place in the fall with an official recognition ceremony scheduled in January 2018.
Ross parent, Amy Webb, summarized the Hall of Fame best, "The Halls of Fame are a wonderful opportunity to recognize key individuals whose legacy has significantly contributed to the athletic, academic, social and cultural achievements and successes of the Ross Local Schools and community."