Hall of Fame Coordinator:
Ryan Harrigan


Kennedy High School is proud to acknowledge and honor our top students and staff who have made a positive impact on the local community and to provide role models for today's students in our Alumni Hall of Fame. It is our goal to have increased awareness and pride in Kennedy High School and our involvement in the community—past and present.



Nominations for the 2018-19 Hall of Fame closed November 15, 2018; The Hall of Fame committee is currently considering the nominees. If you would like to submit a nomination for 2019-20, you may access the online nomination form here .

JFK Hall of Fame Silent Auction

With the 2019 Hall of Fame, the Committee incorporated a Silent Auction. Many local businesses and organizations generously donated goods and services, and the auction was a great success. If you would like to donate something for 2020, please download the DONATION FORM and email the completed form to JFKHallofFame@gmail.com.

Hall of Fame Committee

The committee consists of seven adults:

  • Chairperson: Hall of Fame Coordinator, Mr. Ryan Harrigan
  • Hall of Fame Co-Coordinator, Mr. Casey Siddons
  • Principal: Dr. Joe Rubens
  • Event Director, (Ms. Jennifer Lyons): Website maintenance and design, graphic design, auction, slideshow, nominee research, inductee coordination and communication
  • Current Athletic Director: Ms. Amanda Twele
  • Alumni Coordinator: Mr. Aaron Vactor
  • Community Representative: An individual currently residing in or near the Kennedy cluster (parent, former parent, Booster member, etc.)
  • JFK Alum (of more than five years)

The selection committee assigns the following tasks to various members (these roles are subject to change as needed by the committee):

  • Media Coordinator (Mr. Aaron Vactor): Communication with local media regarding JFKHS Hall of Fame
  • Banquet Coordinator (Mr. Aaron Vactor): Locating of restaurants and arranging dinners, including ticket sales
  • Secretary (Mr. Ryan Harrigan): Recording of minutes during meeting
  • Treasurer (Ms. Marjorie Peoples): Arrangement of all financial aspects of this project

The selection committee is determined by the JFK Principal and the HOF Chairperson. There are no term limits. Members of the selection committee serve on the committee until they no longer wish to do so, or until the Principal and the HOF Chairperson agree to remove an individual. Nomination of future members must be approved by the HOF chairperson and the principal.

Selection Process

All former Kennedy students, staff members, and community supporters are eligible into the JFK Hall of Fame. A candidate is selected when five to seven selection committee members vote for induction. Selection criteria for each group is listed below:


  1. Superior accomplishments as a Kennedy student in athletics, academia, and/or extracurricular activities
  2. Must have graduated from Kennedy at least five years prior to the year of their nomination
  3. For athletes, continuing achievements at the collegiate, national, amateur, or professional levels; for non-athletic nominees, outstanding professional and/or community accomplishments
  4. Student will have exemplified characteristics of integrity and citizenship, before and after graduation


  1. Teachers, program coordinators, coaches, administrators, and support staff members are immediately eligible upon retirement
  2. Significant contributions made to the overall running of the school will be considered


  1. Significant contributions to Kennedy High School

Nomination Process

Candidates may be nominated at any time during the year. Nomination forms are available at the school and may be downloaded online. In order for the candidate to be considered, the form must be completely filled out.

Induction Process

  1. Induction ceremonies take place during a Hall of Fame Weekend
  2. Candidates may be nominated at any time; however, candidates nominated after May 1st will be considered for the following year. Once a candidate is nominated, their nomination stays active for consideration each year unless removed by the committee
  3. The selection committee meets to select inductees, who are notified by phone or U.S. Mail.

Induction Honors

  • Halftime Ceremony: At halftime of the Friday night basketball game on the Hall of Fame Weekend, the inductees for that given year are honored.
  • Dinner/Luncheon: Each year, the JFK Hall of Fame has an awards dinner at a local establishment to which each inductee and their family and friends are invited. At this event, inductees are acknowledged and given a commemorative plaque in their honor.
  • JFK Hall of Fame Awards Showcase: All inductee plaques are placed in an awards case by the main entrance of the school.