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John I. Burton Hall of Fame accepting nominations

Contributed • Feb 10, 2019 at 4:30 PM

NORTON – The John I. Burton Hall of Fame Committee is now accepting nominations for the class of 2019 inductees.

The 2019 class of hall of fame inductees will be the sixth class of inductees to the “Order of the Sword and Shield.”

Candidates for induction to the Burton hall of fame include former athletes, participants, achievers of extraordinary recognition, coaches and other contributors to the success of the school.

Requirement for candidates to the hall of fame include:

* A candidate for selection as an athlete/participant must have graduated from Burton or the former Norton High School.

The athlete must have made an outstanding contribution to his or her sport or competitive program.

A candidate is not be eligible for nomination until at least 10 years after graduation.

* A candidate who has made extraordinary individual achievements that have garnered special recognition for the school and/or professional recognition that exemplifies extraordinary achievements in their profession.

This individual may or may not have been an athlete participant. A candidate will not be eligible for nomination until at least 10 years after graduation.

* A candidate for selection as a coach or director must be a former coach or director who has distinguished himself or herself by demonstrating exceptional leadership, character, integrity, expertise and athletic achievement during his or her tenure of a minimum of five years at J.I. Burton High School.

* A candidate as a contributor should be an individual that has helped develop and foster the growth of competitive programs and has made significant or continuing contributions to the J.I. Burton High School.

Nomination forms to the J.I. Burton Hall of Fame can be downloaded from the hall of fame’s website at https://jibhof.wixsite.com/jibhof.

Nominations must be submitted by April 1.

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