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Hall of Fame History

HISTORY OF THE BENSALEM HIGH SCHOOL HALL OF FAME

 

            The Bensalem High School Hall of Fame was conceived by Dr. James I. Bardsley, Jr. in 1967. He proposed that the Bensalem High School Sports Association, Inc. endeavor to establish a lasting tribute to those athletes who contributed their time, talents, dedications, and self-discipline to the athletic program of Bensalem High School.

 

            The Sports Association unanimously approved the Hall of Fame concept. The Hall of Fame became a reality in 1968. Unfortunately, no one was inducted between 1976 and 1985.

 

            In September of 1986, a new committee was formed at the suggestion of high school, district, and community people who were eager to revive the Hall of Fame.

 

            From that committee grew the idea that not only athletes, but also coaches and private citizens who significantly contributed to the high school athletic program were worthy of recognition. The criterion for each group is as follows:

 

Criteria 1: Outstanding Athletes of Bensalem High School

  • Nominated at least five years after graduation
  • Demonstrated outstanding school citizenship, was a student in good standing, etc.
  • Selected to the Suburban 1 First Team, Golden Team, District Team, State Team, etc.
  • Meets and/or exceeds eligibility requirements of P.I.A.A.

 

Criteria 2: Former Outstanding Athletic Coaches of Bensalem High School

  • Nominated at least five years after resigning or retiring
  • Demonstrated concern for academic as well as athletic standards
  • Demonstrated outstanding records of performance

 

Criteria 3: Distinguished Long-Term Service to Bensalem Athletic Programs

  • Twenty five years minimum of long, distinguished service to our school community

 

Names are continually being sought for consideration for induction. Please feel free to complete the appropriate forms and submit them to: Jessica Ody   3419 Hulmeville Rd.     Bensalem, PA 19020

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BENSALEM HIGH SCHOOL HALL OF FAME

NOMINATION FORM FOR OUTSTANDING ATHLETES

 

Name of Nominee: ___________________________________          Year of Graduation: _________________

 

Address: ___________________________________________          Sport: _____________________________

                  ___________________________________________          Head Coach: _______________________

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Phone Number: _________________________      E-mail address _____________________________________

 

Individual Awards Won: _______________________________________________________________________

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Did the nominee play on a championship team? If so, which? ________________________________________

 

Other school activities/clubs nominee belonged to: __________________________________________________

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Write a brief paragraph describing the character of the nominee and any additional comments that would be useful to the committee: ________________________________________________________________________

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Return completed form to:

 

Bensalem High School Hall of Fame Committee

c/o Jessica Ody

4319 Hulmeville Road

Bensalem, PA 19020

 

Return completed form to:

 

Bensalem High School Hall of Fame Committee

c/o Jessica Ody

4319 Hulmeville Road

Bensalem, PA 19020

Nominated By (Name): _______________________________

 

Address: ___________________________________________

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Phone Number: _____________________________________

 

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                        BENSALEM HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS HALL OF FAME INDUCTION

 

                                                       JANUARY 28, 2017

                                       2:00 PM in the Lobby of the new Gymnasium

 

We believe that you may have had the privilege of knowing or playing with one of the Class of 2017 inductees. This class of inductees includes: Omar Ammouni (2009- Tennis), Dennis Birch (1983- Baseball), Donald Bogan (Long Service), Dave Brown (1989- Track), Nick Christian (2010- Basketball), Brittany Couper (2008- Soccer), Fred Ellzy (1990 - Baseball), Cyndi Farmer Streeter (1980 - Hockey), Matt Kantor (2002- Baseball), Eric Masington (2010- Track), Susan Michelfelder Sommers (1981- Hockey), Thomas Porreca (Long Service), Greg Rogers (1989- Track), Kevin Stokes (2004 - Basketball), Robert “Tommy” Tomlinson (Long Service).

 

You will have time to meet and greet the new inductees. This will be followed by dinner sponsored by Carrabbas Italian Grill. We will then move into the auditorium for speeches. Following the speeches, we will then make our way to the new gymnasium where the inductees will be introduced and honored, at center court, before the basketball game.

 

Tickets may be purchased until Saturday, January 14, 2017 by completing the ticket form below and returning it with a check made payable to “BHSSA”. Please put “HALL OF FAME” in the memo space.

DO NOT SEND CASH.

 

Mail the form, payment, and SELF ADDRESSED ENVELOPE TO:

Bensalem High School Hall of Fame

c/o Jessica Ody

4319 Hulmeville Road

Bensalem, PA 19020

 

Please send _________ tickets @ $20.00 each. I have enclosed $ _______________.

 

Name: ____________________________________________        

Address: ___________________________________________

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Please list the name of people for whom you are purchasing tickets. Nametags will be made.

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______ I am unable to attend the Hall of Fame Induction on Saturday, January 28, 20117, but I would like to contribute $ _______________ to help the Hall of Fame Committee continue this event for deserving athletes, coaches, and long service recipients.

 

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