CHS Hall of Fame Encourages the Class of 2020
Message from the CHS Hall of Fame Committee:
In light of extended school closure and virtual learning as a result of COVID-19, in many cases, our Columbia High School Class of 2020's senior year has been trying, difficult, and certainly anything but typical.
In order to lift their spirits, the faculty members of the CHS Hall of Fame Committee thought it would be special to connect with some of our Hall of Fame alumni to share inspirational messages with the graduating class. In total, we were able to connect with 24 alumni and their messages are ones of resilience, perseverance, and empowerment. Click here for the video.
Congratulations to the Class of 2020! We know your senior year hasn't been easy, but we're hopeful that the experience that you've gained from it will guide you as you contribute your own special gifts to the world!
History of the CHS Hall of Fame:
In the mid-1980's, the CHS "Hall of Fame" Committee was established as part of Student Council, to recognize the vast accomplishments of its graduates. In 1985, the Hall of Fame inducted its first two alumni - Senior U.S. Circuit Judge, Amalya Kearse, and world renown actor, Roy Scheider. Since then, every year, the committee has inducted anywhere from 1-4 former students who had demonstrated academic excellence during their time at CHS, and have gone on to influence the world around them in positively meaningful ways. For more information, read this article from Matters Magazine, School issue 2019.