Pine River seeks hall of fame nominations

Submitted to the Herald Review 

LEROY — The deadline for nominations to the Pine River High School Hall of Fame is fast approaching.

“The last three years has allowed us to recognize some of Pine River’s absolute best people,” said Pine River Area Schools’ Superintendent Matt Lukshaitis. “We have been able to show our appreciation and acknowledge the accomplishments and impacts of tremendous individuals and past teams.

“We ask now for help in making the 2019 ceremony just as special. If you are reading this, we ask you to think about your former classmates; consider teams you know who went deep into the state playoff system; and reflect back about the teachers and administrators who set a high bar for Pine River, then spend a few minutes and submit a nomination.”

Nominations, which are good for three years for individuals and four years for teams, will be accepted through Monday, Oct. 15. For a month following the deadline, a search committee will screen, research and make final recommendations to the Buck Pride Group for induction.

“The annual hall of fame induction has fast become a point of pride for the Pine River community,” said Buck Pride Group President Chad Phillips. “The Buck Pride Group looks forward to reviewing nominees and making the difficult choice of picking this year’s inductees. We truly appreciate the outpouring of support for this special event.”

In order to maintain the highest of standards, Pine River Area Schools in conjunction with the Buck Pride Group is asking for community help in gathering nominations. Any student, student-athlete, coach, teacher, administrator or community member from Luther, LeRoy, Tustin or Pine River High School who fits the above definition for recognition is eligible.

For more details and to nominate an individual or team, see the Qualifications and FAQ sheet and Nomination form available on the Buck Pride Group website, Additional pre-printed forms are available in central office at 17445 Pine River Road, LeRoy, MI, 49655.