Coral Gables Senior High School Hall of Fame

Mission Statement:

The mission of the Coral Gables Senior High School Hall of Fame is to recognize and honor alumni who have demonstrated excellence in their chosen fields while also continuing the legacy of CGHS by giving back to their community.  The Hall of Fame will also recognize and honor individuals who may or may not be CGHS graduates but have made significant contributions to the school community. 

Background:

In December of 2018, the Friends of Gables High organization, in conjunction with the CGHS Hall of Fame Selection Committee, decided to bring back the Hall of Fame Program in order to highlight distinguished members who have contributed to the CGHS community.

The Friends of Gables High chose to honor individuals for excellence within a wide array of career fields while maintaining a focus on community impact.  CGHS alumni may be nominated for their excellence in athletics, the arts, or their professional careers so long as they have made lasting contributions on their neighboring communities or that of CGHS.  Individuals, who may or may not be CGHS alumni, may also be nominated for outstanding service to the Coral Gables Senior High School community.  These individuals may include teachers, coaches, other school staff, or members of the community. 

Nomination Criteria:

CGHS alumni must have been out of high school for a minimum of 10 years and CGHS faculty or staff must have left their position for a minimum of five years.  (The faculty time requirement may be waived by the Friends of Gables High in special circumstances.)  Posthumous nominations will also be accepted.  Self-nominations will not be accepted.

Nomination Process:

Nominations for inductees to the Coral Gables Senior High School Hall of Fame will be accepted on a rolling basis, with selections occurring in October. 

Selection Committee and Process:

The Coral Gables Senior High School Hall of Fame Committee will consist of seven members (three members of the CGHS staff/faculty, two members of the Friends of Gables, the Friends of Gables High Committee Chair, and the CGHS Activities Director) whose duties include evaluating nominations, voting for inductees, and procuring plaques for the inductees.

After reviewing all of the nominations, the CGHS Hall of Fame Selection Committee will rank order their top selections.  Ballots from the seven members of the committee will be sealed in an envelope and delivered to two independent counters who will then tabulate all of the votes to determine the nominees with the highest scores. 

Announcement and Induction:

Each year, the new members of the Coral Gables Senior High School Hall of Fame will be announced via www.coralgablescavaliers.org and corresponding newsletters (CGHS, Friends of Gables High, Coral Gables Community Foundation) in October.

The formal induction into the Coral Gables Senior High School Hall of Fame will be held at Coral Gables Senior High School in the form of a student assembly, to be organized by the Coral Gables Senior High School Hall of Fame Committee. Following the induction, inductees and their guests will be invited to a corresponding off-campus reception, coordinated by the Friends of Gables High Hall of Fame Committee.