Hornet Hall of Fame

To nominate someone for the 2017-2018 Hornet Hall of Fame, click here.

NOMINATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED BY END OF DAY, THURSDAY, APRIL 20, 2017. No nominations will be accepted after that time. Please read below for the complete list of qualifications for nominees. 

The nomination form may also be printed and mailed or hand delivered to Communication Coordinator Toni Clay at the District Support Center, 104 Hawn Street, Athens, TX 75751. Additional pages may be attached as needed.

Current members of the Hornet Hall of Fame are Vivian Anderson Castleberry, class of 1940; Drew Douglas, class of 1977; and R.C. Fisher (1888-1932), a former principal and community leader. Click here for information about those three inaugural class inductees.

PLEASE NOTE: Hornet Hall of Fame is focused on an individual’s overall contributions to any given field and within his or her community, and not exclusively dedicated to athletic achievement.



The Hornet Hall of Fame was established in 2016 to recognize former students and employees who have distinguished themselves in their chosen fields and/or have made notable positive contributions to their communities. Those inducted into the Hornet Hall of Fame should serve as examples of character and achievement for all who follow. Posthumous nominations are acceptable.



A nominee for the Hornet Hall of Fame should: 

  1. be a graduate of Athens High School OR have attended the majority of K-12 at Athens ISD OR have been a longtime employee whose contributions within Athens ISD left a lasting positive impact;
  2. have graduated from high school at least 10 years prior to the year of nomination (2007 or earlier for this year’s selection) or have left employment from AISD at least three years prior to the year of nomination (2014 or earlier);
  3. be free of any felony convictions;
  4. be able to attend the induction ceremony held the evening of Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017. Exceptions may be made by committee for remarkable circumstances;
  5. be successful in his/her field of endeavor as determined by the selection committee as demonstrated by:
    1. accomplishments worthy of being modeled by our students;
    2. standards of personal character recognized by society as acceptable, appropriate and worthy;
    3. positive influence to others;
    4. *participation in community organization or community service;
    5. *high school or college honors, recognition and activities.
      * Desired but not required
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