2018 Franklin-Simpson Hall of Fame Class Named
Community is invited to celebration to honor 2018 HOF Inductees April 26th at FSHS
Simpson County Schools and Franklin-Simpson High School will be celebrating the induction of the sixth class in the Franklin-Simpson Hall of Fame on Thursday, April 26, 2018. The event is being held at FSHS starting at 5 PM. We will begin the induction ceremony at 5:30 PM in the Commons Area adjacent to our new gymnasium. A reception will follow the ceremony. We invite you to join us as we celebrate our school community’s rich heritage and these distinguished recipients of the Hall of Fame recognition.
The Franklin-Simpson Hall of Fame 2018 Inductees:
Don Halcomb, Businessman, Farmer and former School Board and SBDM Council Member
Lemuel Johnson, Businessman
Mary Lou Mathews, Retired Educator
Charlie McCutchen, Sr., Businessman and Former County Magistrate
Dave Wagner, NASA Rocket Scientist
FSHS and the Simpson County Schools have a rich history and many alumni who have distinguished themselves, as well as many others who have made significant contributions to our school system. Last April, we celebrated the induction of the fifth class of the Franklin-Simpson Hall of Fame with a ceremony which recognized Educator and Coach – Hugh Crowdus (posthumous), Attorney – Tim Crocker, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineer – Ronald Henderson, Doctor of Nursing Practice – Debbie Drake-Davis, and Busineesman and former Professional Athlete – Lester Boyd.
Previous inductees include:
Physician Dr. David Patterson
Kentucky Educational Leader Dr. Leon Mooneyhan
PGA Professional Golfer Kenny Perry
Former FSHS Principal and current Franklin Mayor Ronnie Clark
Entrepreneur and Businessman Brad Kelley
Actress Annie Potts
Former English Teacher Mary Ann Fleming Copas
Football Coach Joe “Joker” Phillips
Educator and Coach Denver Bell
Inventor and Educator Dr. Frank Etscorn
Educational Administrator Joe Phillips
The Voice of the Wildcats and former Simpson County Jailer James Mooneyhan.
Businessman and City Commissioner Larry Dixon
Executive Director of the Kentucky Commission on Human Rights John J. Johnson
Retired Educators Joe and Ann Rose Richards
Executive Director of the Franklin-Simpson Chamber of Commerce, Businessman, and “Mr. Wildcat” Steve Thurmond.
“We look forward to celebrating this exceptional class of inductees with a wonderful ceremony and reception in their honor,” said Superintendent Jim Flynn. “We enjoy dedicating a special time to celebrate our graduates who have distinguished themselves and others who made an indelible mark on our school system.”
Annually, the school district will add another class to the Hall of Fame, which will be located in the Commons Area of FSHS, which is a beautiful area to highlight the Hall of Fame Inductees.
The rules for nominations to the Franklin-Simpson Hall of Fame:
Graduates of any Simpson County School will be considered. Non-graduates and graduates from outside Simpson County will be considered based on extraordinary contribution to the Franklin-Simpson community.
Nomination shall include the completed nomination form and may include up to 5 letters of recommendation (no more than 2 pages), and any other documentation deemed appropriate (not to exceed 5 pages).
A nomination shall be considered for a three-year period or until induction, whichever occurs first. A nominee not selected during the three-year period may be re-nominated for additional three-year periods.
The selection committee will be appointed by the superintendent of schools on a yearly basis.
The selection committee will determine the number of inductees each year.