Nominations being accepted for Imagination Library Hall of Fame

Published 8:46 am Thursday, January 15, 2015

The Carter County Imagination Library is accepting nominations for inductees into the 2015 Carter County-Elizabethton Educators Hall of Fame.
The ceremony honors retired educators from the Carter County and Elizabethton City school systems.
Each year two retired educators, one living and one deceased, from each system are inducted into the Hall of Fame.
Imagination Library Chairwoman Lilo Duncan urged board members to share the applications and encourage people who seemed interested to submit an application.
“When we started, we received a lot more nominations than we do now,” Duncan said. “It seems to have dropped off over the years. We need to get that back up.”
Duncan pointed out that once a teacher has been inducted, he or she cannot be chosen again. She did encourage people to reapply if a teacher that had been submitted before had not been chosen for the Hall of Fame.
“We start fresh each year,” Duncan said. “We don’t keep the applications from the year before. When the teachers are chosen, we only use the applications that were sent in that year.”
Past inductees from Carter County schools have been Margaret Broome, Kate Ensor, Janice Willette Ericson, Helen Finney, John Hyder, Newland Hyder, James G. “Buddy” Jones, Margaret Jones, Cathy Ogg, Jack Pearman, Edna Potter, James Potter, Glenda Ranshaw, Mary Rasar, Zola Shankle and Glen Tester.
Elizabethton city school inductees are Bill Armstrong, Frank Baker, Gertrude Bishop, Mary Emma Brown, Willie Church, Harry Fine, Sam Greenwell, Thomas J. Harville, Jobelle Hood, Melville Kelly, Anna Kinch, Charles Lipford, Donna Netherland, Reuben Pierce, Fannie Stover and Bertie Summerlin.
Applications will be accepted through March. Applications can be picked up at the Elizabethton/Carter County Public Library, and the library’s Facebook page.
The Educators Hall of Fame celebration will be held Saturday, April 25, at First Christian Church.

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