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HOF Inductees 2023

Above, class of 2023 inductees during the induction weekend

What is the Raytown Schools Alumni Hall of Fame?

The Alumni Hall of Fame is a program that pays tribute to alumni who have achieved a certain level of distinction in their lives and careers. It also celebrates the rich heritage of education in the Raytown community. Honorees have noteworthy success in areas such as business, visual or performing arts, community service, academics, athletics, or military service. The program was developed using the momentum from the 100-year anniversary of the Raytown C-2 School District in 2003-2004.

Who operates the program?

The program was developed by a planning committee of representatives from the school district, Raytown Chamber of Commerce, PTA, the Raytown Retired Teachers and School Personnel Association and the Raytown Educational Foundation. The Committee is now led by the District's Office of Communications and Community Relations.

How are the inductees selected?

Honorees will be selected by a committee through a nomination process. Candidates must be at least 30 years of age at the application deadline. Nominees may be living or deceased. The nomination process for the Raytown Schools Alumni Hall of Fame class of 2024 will begin in February of 2024. A complete nomination form is required for consideration.

A sub-committee of the planning committee uses a matrix to determine the list of winners.

The district is looking for candidates who have gone out in the world and made a monumental difference. There are alumni who are accomplished entertainers, scientists, inventors, writers, athletes, business people and so on. Nominate them and help share their story.

How are the inductees honored?

The activities surrounding the induction ceremony are purposefully scheduled in conjunction with other community events. The inductees spend the morning speaking and interacting with staff and students in the district. They also have lunch with school and community leaders. Additionally, the inductees participate in other school and community events, which have included the Raytown Educational Foundation's Race for Excellence, visits to the Raytown Historical Society, and the Raytown vs. Raytown South football game. 

The honorees are showcased in four displays that were donated by Shamrock Cabinets. One of these displays will be in each high school; one will be at the administration building; one is housed at the Raytown Schools Education and Conference Center.

How big are the classes?

To emphasize the importance of the program, the inaugural class included twelve honorees. The committee has since limited the size of additional classes to between five and seven.

For more information or to obtain a nomination form, contact the communications office at 816.268.7000.