Two years ago, Millington Central High School Assistant Principal Beth Hale announced the beginning of the school’s Athletic Hall of Fame. Hale and a panel of community leaders formed the criteria and later in 2013 the first 12 inductees were announced.
In the inaugural class were Tommy Harrison, Bobbie Percer Sr., Chris Michael, Nancy Norwood, David Terrell, Mooney Boswell, Rex Waits, 1928 Girls’ Basketball Team, Gordon Wilson, Jake “JC” Carter and the 1962 Football Team were inducted.
The second class to be inducted featured Carlton Peete (three-sport standout), Coach Kevin McMillan (girls’ basketball in early 1990s), the Millington Four (2000 State champion relay team), Archie Bennett (multiple sport standout, attended Memphis), Abe Massey (Massey Auto Parts and support of Trojan Sports), the 1979 and 1981 Lady Trojan Softball teams (state runner ups) and Debra Spencer (track standout, attended Memphis).
It’s time for the third class of Hall of Famers and the MCHS administration wants the public’s help once again. The deadline is Oct. 1 and the third MCHS Hall of Fame class will be inducted during the Trojan Hall of Fame Basketball game in the fall.
The public can submit nominees for the 2015 Hall of Fame Class. Once the pool of candidates is gathered, the school will have a committee review all the nomination from the public. All committee members are appointed by the administration of MCHS for a two-year term and maybe reappointed by the principal – the committee should have minimum 7 community members and 2 school representatives and no more than 11 community members and five school representatives. The original plan was for years 2-10 to have about 5 inductees each year. Then after 10 years no more than 2 per year. For more information, call 873-8100.
Hall of Fame Criteria
The athlete must have distinguished himself/herself in athletics at MCHS Participated in least two years in the sport Made significant impact and or special recognition to the sport 5 years must have elapsed from the nominee’s final season of participation All region or higher honor Established a school record or records Participated in state tournament
Honored for the promotion of the benefit of the sport, social, physical and intellectual development of individuals, developing self confidence and for the creating community and self pride 7 years must have elapsed form the nominee’s last season of MCHS coaching Made significant impact and or special recognition to the sport or sports the nominee coached Coach of the year selection Established a school record or records Must have significantly contributed to the athletic heritage of MCHS Consideration will also be given to won/lost record, post season playoff appearances, graduation rate of his/her athletes and other coaching awards
Exceptional accomplishment at and above the conference level Participated in the state tournament 5 year must have elapsed before a team is eligible Made a significant impact and or brought special recognition to MCHS Athletics Establish a school record or records
A non-athlete nominee who, in some manner, made a significant impact, special recognition and or an extraordinary to the success or furthering of the MCHS athletics Honored for the promotion of the benefit of the sport, social, physical and intellectual development of individuals, developing self confidence and for the creating community and self pride A minimum of 5 years of service must have occurred before the nominee is eligible Demonstrated to the community a heart of service and dedication