Education board votes to establish Wilton Public Schools Hall of Fame

During its May 26 meeting, the Board of Education unanimously voted to establish a Wilton Public Schools Hall of Fame in Wilton High School’s Zellner Gallery.

“Wilton has been blessed to have some extraordinary students pass through its halls over the years, students who graduated from Wilton High School and went on to establish themselves in a manner that achieved national recognition,” Board of Education Chair Bruce Likly wrote in his recent Notes From the Board Table column.

“This applies to our teachers and staff members as well. Over the years, we have had numerous individuals distinguish themselves in academia, business, athletics, the arts, community service, and in so many other capacities.”

The hall of fame will be in the glass hallway to the right of the Zellner Gallery, and “each inductee will be honored either with a discrete plaque that includes a photograph of the inductee and information about the individual’s unique accomplishments, or as part of a larger plaque listing inductees with like accomplishments,” said Likly.

Criteria for hall of fame inductees is still being developed, Superintendent Kevin Smith said during the board’s May 26 meeting.

That criteria will need to be “strong” and “clear,” according to Likly, who said the Board of Education “would appreciate input from community members as we work through the details.”