Washington to induct Walk of Fame members on Oct. 23

Published 3:50 pm Monday, August 31, 2015

The Washington Walk of Fame Committee will honor four former high school athletes, pending their acceptance, during an extended halftime ceremony on Oct. 23. The Pam Pack is slated to face conference foe Beddingfield at 7:30 p.m.

The committee, consisting of Bobby Andrews, Tony Boston, Sammy Gorham, Bartow Houston, Philip Mobley, Brownie Futrell and athletic director Jon Blank, met on Monday to discuss Walk of Fame maintenance and potential inductees, who will be announced once they have accepted their nomination.

Players and teams are selected based on the following criteria: 1. A team or individual state championship results in an automatic induction; 2. Athletes become eligible for nominations four years after graduation unless he or she participated on a recent state championship team; 3. Nominations are primarily based on high school athletic performance, though college and professional performances carry some weight; 4. Conviction of a felony results in automatic ineligibility; 5. Walk of Fame not only honors athletes and coaches, but those who have made outstanding contributions to Washington High School in other ways (doctor, chain crew, booster, assistant, etc.); 6. Documentation proving honor or award was received.

Due to the actual Walk of Fame’s size, the committee also announced that the stone structure, located next to the southwest end zone at Choppy Wagner Stadium, will be lengthened by next spring to house the new inductees.