February 20, 2024
MONTPELIER – Seven standout student-athletes, 3 accomplished coaches, an outstanding advisor, and one excellent official have been selected for induction into the Hall of Fame for the Vermont Principals’ Association in May.
Below is a list of the 2024 VPA inductees with brief biographical information on their outstanding achievements and strong sportsmanship through involvement with VPA activities. Since the creation of the Hall of Fame in 2001, the VPA has honored nearly 300 student-athletes, coaches/advisors, administrators, officials, media members, and contributors for their efforts on behalf of students across Vermont. (Full Press Release)
Induction Dinner & Tickets are Available Now:
The VPA Hall of Fame class of 2024 will be formally inducted on Friday, May 10 at the Capitol Plaza Hotel and Conference Center in Montpelier. Social hour begins at 5 p.m., a buffet dinner at 6 p.m., and the induction ceremony at 6:45 p.m. Tickets for the Hall of Fame Induction Dinner and Ceremony can be purchased through the ticket order form or by calling VPA office at (802) 229-0547. Tickets are $50 each.
The Hall of Fame was formed in January 2001 to honor and recognize outstanding individuals who through distinguished service and achievement, have excelled in one or more high school athletic programs or activities sponsored by the VPA. Here is the list of those who have been inducted into the VPA Hall of Fame through class of 2023. Special note, due to the pandemic there was no class of 2021.
Those who are eligible may include the following:
The Selection Committee will place the nominees for the Hall of Fame in one of the following categories:
The VPA Hall of Fame Committee reserves the right to review and remove any existing member of the VPA Hall of Fame for egregious behavior or unprofessional conduct that opposes the VPA’s Mission and Hall of Fame’s high ethical expectations.
Deadline for Class of 2024 was January 5th, 2024. Any completed nominations arriving after that date will be added for review of the class of 2025.
For a nomination to be considered complete, the committee needs this nomination form and three letters of recommendation. You can have those letters of recommendation sent via email to Mallori Longevin at firstname.lastname@example.org, or by mail–directly to VPA, 2 Prospect St. Suite 3, Montpelier, VT 05602. Once the nomination form is received by the VPA, all action necessary to the selection process shall remain confidential. All information submitted shall be retained by the VPA Hall of Fame.
A nomination is considered to be complete when it contains the following materials:
In completing and forwarding the nomination packet, please observe the following:
The VPA Hall of Fame Committee works to have representation from different stakeholders. While the nominations can come from anyone, the Committee is made up of volunteers who meet and work throughout the year to review, process, and ensure complete nominations. The organizing, facilitation, and general coordination of the Hall of Fame is led by the VPA’s Assistant Executive Director and supported by the VPA’s Event Coordinator.
The committee will seek representatives for the following roles, which total 11 possible voting members:
Terms of committee membership: With the exception of any VPA related staff, all committee members will serve 5 year terms, with the opportunity to renew one time after five years. Nomination for committee members from different stakeholders (see above) will be forwarded to the hall of fame for consideration (e.g. Executive Council can nominate who from their Council will serve on the Hall of Fame Committee when seats become open). The committee will work to have geographical and gender diversity among its members.