Nominations Welcomed for Philip Barbour High School Hall of Fame

PHILIPPI — The Philip Barbour High School Hall of Fame Committee reminds citizens that the nomination window for the Hall’s third class of honorees is now open and will close on Feb. 15.

The HOF Class of 2019 will include up to six selections who will join the current 18 members from the Classes of 2017 and 2018. Committee members point out that after 56 years, and with well over 11,000 alumni and other contributors representing the school’s heritage, it will take several induction cycles for even the most deserving nominees to become enshrined.

The newest class will be inducted during a special dinner program on the evening of Sept. 5 at the high school, and then be honored again prior to the opening home Colt football game the following night.

Nominations will be accepted from the public during the announced window. Once nominated, an individual or group will remain on the ballot for three years, and may then be re-nominated if not selected.

To place a name in nomination, interested individuals should pick up a form at the main office at Philip Barbour High School or print a copy from the “Hall of Fame” link at the top of the main page of the high school’s website: pbhs.barb.k12.wv.us. Nominations must be hand-delivered to the school or mailed and postmarked by Friday, Feb. 15, to: Philip Barbour High School Hall of Fame, 99 Horseshoe Drive, Philippi, WV 26416. A separate form and any supporting materials must be completed for each individual or group nominated.

The Hall of Fame was formed in 2016 to recognize alumni and others who have brought honor or recognition to the Columbia Blue and White through exceptional achievements or contributions to Philip Barbour High School.

Honoree categories may include, but are not limited to, scholarship, athletics, leadership, service, musicianship, artistry, and may include those who also became highly accomplished in adult life.

Former students are generally eligible for nomination seven full years after their classes graduated from PBHS. For staff or non-students, eligibility will commence three full years following their departures from Philip Barbour.

Questions regarding the Hall of Fame or its nomination procedures may be directed to the high school at 457-1360.