Monsignor Farrell High School Hall of Fame 2019 Nominations are officially open!

After a three year hiatus from inductions, we are happy to re-institute this meaningful platform for recognizing the achievements, compassion and school support of our alumni.

Fifteen of your alumni brothers have kindly volunteered their time and energy, working with the Office of Institutional Advancement, to update the criteria, nominating procedures and voting process for the Hall of Fame.

Please find an official nominating form and a full outline of nominating and voting procedures below.

Nominations will be accepted now through Friday, October 25, with selections made on or around November 1.  The 2019 Induction Ceremony will be held on Thursday, December 12 at 6:30 p.m. in the school lobby, where the Hall of Fame is displayed. Additions to the “timeline” will also be unveiled at the ceremony.

 

Requirements and Criteria:

Requirements to be a candidate for the Farrell Alumni Hall of Fame are:

1. An alumnus of Monsignor Farrell High School.

2. Graduated from Farrell no less than 10 years as of the induction ceremony.*

If a suitable candidate is presented who has performed an extraordinary achievement, but has not been out of the school for ten or more years, the Hall of Fame Committee holds the right to call an “exceptions vote” to determine if the candidate should be inducted based on his singular achievement; an 80% minimum “yes” vote is required for induction.


Hall of Fame Candidate Criteria:

“Any Farrell alumnus who embodies the moral and character ideals of “Vir Fidelis” by making extraordinary contributions to his community, the Monsignor Farrell family, and/or has distinguished himself through remarkable achievement in his chosen career or calling.* The ideal candidate is someone who has shown significant institutional support of the school through generosity of time, energy, talent or treasure, who elevates the standing and public image of the school, and who continually works to further the legacy of Monsignor Farrell High School.”

Nominating Process:

The importance of a strong nomination and supporting documentation cannot be understated. A majority of the 15 member voting committee will most likely not know the candidate personally, or by reputation. The nominating essay and supporting documents will be the basis for the committee’s vote.

Application.  A nominating application must include a first and second nomination from 2 alumni as well as supporting endorsements from 3 additional alumni or non-alumni in support of the nomination. Hall of Fame Committee members and members of the Farrell Board of Trustees who are Farrell alumni are eligible to nominate a candidate provided they are the only Committee or Board member on an individual nomination application. Committee members are not eligible to vote on candidates they nominate. If a committee member nominates a candidate, he is ineligible to vote, and the candidate must still receive 12 of the 14 remaining votes.

Essay.   A 250 - word (or less) written statement must be submitted on behalf of the nominating group detailing how the candidate exemplifies any of the applicable Hall of Fame criteria. Essays should be the result of collaboration among the nominating group and additional friends and family of the candidate, and provide the nominating group an opportunity to highlight characteristics or actions taken by the candidate that exemplify the “criteria” and may have otherwise not been highlighted through the supporting documents.

Supporting documents.  All applications should be supported by documents including, but not limited to: resumes, publications, letters of reference, or any other documentation that will help the committee develop the same perception of the candidate as that held by the nominating group. Nominating packages must be received in the Office of Institutional Advancement no later than October 25, 2019.

Official acceptance of nomination.  A space is provided on the application form where the candidate must sign, accepting the nomination and acknowledging the responsibility of all inductees to re-commit to helping Monsignor Farrell High School continue its mission through a contribution of time, experience and / or resources in the years to come.

Voting Process:

Each individual member of a 15 member voting committee will vote based on the contents of the nominating package provided for each candidate. Committee members will vote “yes” or “no” for each candidate in a “blind vote”.  The Director of Institutional Advancement will collect the votes. A minimum of 12 “yes” votes is required for a candidate to be inducted into the Farrell Hall of Fame. If a candidate is nominated by a committee member, 12 “yes” votes are still required from the 14 remaining members.  No more than 5 alumni will be inducted in a given year. If more than 5 candidates receive the minimum number of votes, the tied candidates with the lowest percentage from the original vote will enter into a “run-off” vote by the committee.

Farrell Hall of Fame Selection Committee:

The voting committee is comprised of alumni spanning five decades of graduating classes. The Selection Committee members are:

Richard Potter ’66, Michael Finley ’69

Jack Oehm ’76, Brian Hall ’77

Ed Hynes ’82, Michael Borik ’83, Jim Oddo ’84, Joe Tracy ’89

Frank Scafuri ’90, Brian Tortorella ’93, Anthony Lordo ’98

TBD (’01 – ’04 alumnus), Nicholas Iacono ’08, Joe Pisicolo ’11, Sean Egan ’14

 

Nominating Appication

Past Inductees

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