The third Murray High School Distinguished Alumni Awards will be awarded April 27, 2024. This award is the highest honor an alumnus could receive from the Murray High School Alumni and Friends
The third Murray High School Distinguished Alumni Awards will be awarded April 27, 2024. This award is the highest honor an alumnus could receive from the Murray High School Alumni and Friends Association.
Established by the Murray High School Alumni and Friends Association, The Murray High School Distinguished Alumni awards will be presented bi-annually to alumni who have made meaningful contributions on a local, state or national level. Murray Independent School District Foundation member's faculty, staff, administrators, MISD Board of Education members, Alumni of MHS, and those formerly affiliated with MHS, but are not a MHS graduate, are eligible to nominate a candidate.
The purpose of the Murray High School Distinguished Alumni Awards is to recognize Murray High graduates whose accomplishments serve as an inspiration to others. The Black and Gold Wall of Achievement is meant to not only recognize MHS alumni for their achievements and contributions, but also those who have honored the legacy of Murray High School. Since 1872, MHS has experienced tradition, pride and excellence, and it is important that our Tigers be exposed to examples of graduates who have made a difference and are role models. This recognition program is designed to illustrate to our students the importance of setting strong educational and career goals.
To be eligible for the award nominees must be a graduate of MHS for at least ten years prior to nomination, distinguished by accomplishments that inspire others to dream and achieve, demonstrate a strength of character and service to humanity that goes beyond the boundary of a career, attend the Distinguished Alumni Award Ceremony in April, or provide a video which may be used at the ceremony and in a class forum, seminar or assembly for students viewing. Nominations will be kept on file for three years for future consideration.
A completed nomination form must be submitted by November 1, 2023. This may be done by mailing the form or submitting the form on-line https://bitly.ws/V3H6
Two letters of support must accompany the nomination form. Nomination Forms can be found on the Murray High School (KY) Alumni and Friends Association Facebook page, Murray High School Alumni website at www.murray.kyschools.us website, or a copy can be obtained at the MISD Board Office, 208 S. 13th Street, Murray. Deadline for applications will be November 1, 2023. (Disclaimer: Nomination does not ensure the candidate will be selected.)
A panel of judges will evaluate each nominee and select the winners and will consist of: a MISD school board member, MISD faculty or administrative member, three active members or designee of the MHS Alumni and Friends Association.
Tim Adams, '79, Dr. Robert Lyons '85 and Emily Simmons '98 were the 2020 awardees. Dr. Clegg Austin '50 was the 2022 Distinguished Alumnus.