Western Albemarle High School’s Fine Arts Department is launching its Fine Arts Hall of Fame this year. Nominations for the first round of inductees are now being accepted, and should be submitted to Assistant Principal Tim Driver by March 6. Those eligible include alumni, former staff, administrators, and members of the community. Alumni must have graduated at least seven years ago, teachers or staff must have had a minimum of 15 years of service in ACPS, and administrators must have had a minimum of 10 years of service in ACPS. Characteristics to consider are leadership, impact on fine arts programs, community involvement, length of service, and/or earned honors and awards.
“We are eager to have this opportunity to recognize outstanding contributors to the fine arts learning experiences here at Western,” said Driver. The state’s new graduation requirements emphasize skills in such areas as creativity, critical thinking, collaboration, communications, and community service. “Each of these skills is advanced by our performing and creative fine arts programming.” Each year, inductees will be recognized with a plaque mounted on the wall near the WAHS auditorium. An induction ceremony will also be held near the end of the school year.
The Hall of Fame nomination and induction process will recur annually. A maximum of three candidates will be selected for induction each year, to be chosen by a Fine Arts committee.
The inaugural inductees will be announced at the March 16 performance of this year’s spring musical, Legally Blonde.