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Discoverers Athletic Hall of Fame

Nominations will be accepted through May 1 of every even-numbered year, after which time, the Committee will review and discuss the nominees at a regular meeting.  A final nomination list will be submitted to the Athletic Director by May 31.  A regular meeting of the Committee will be held in June to announce and discuss the results fo the first round of voting.  Committee members will submit their second round of voting to the Athletic Director by June 30. At the August meeting of the Committee, the results of the second round of voting will be announced and the Committee will vote to accept the induction class, unless a third round is required.  Following the CPS Board of Education must accept of the induction class.

Criteria and qualifications will be based primarily upon the candidate’s participation while attending Columbus and/or Kramer High. In addition, accomplishments after graduating from Columbus/Kramer High may be another important point of consideration.

Student Athlete Award

  • Waiting period of ten (10) years after high school graduation must have elapsed.
  • Must have graduated from Columbus High or Kramer High.
  • Must have lettered a minimum of 2 years at Columbus High or Kramer High.
  • Must have attained recognition in the sport in which he/she is being honored.
  • Must have made a positive impact to the team(s) for which he/she played, including demonstrated athletic achievement, exemplary leadership qualities and character, and/or significant contribution to the community.
  • Must have been in good standing while competing on a high school team.
  • Must have demonstrated high moral character, outstanding citizenship and ideals.
  • Must have demonstrated outstanding abilities and contributions in the sport for which he/she is nominated.

Suggested Guidelines for Induction:

  • State Champion or State Runner Up
  • All State, All Conference
  • Holds a school record
  • National Championship
  • World Championship
  • State or National Athlete (Gatorade Player)
  • Omaha World Herald Athlete of the Year or Grand Champion


Coach Award

  • Must have been on the Columbus High or Kramer High staff for at least 10 years
  • Must have had outstanding achievements during his/her career at CHS or KHS
  • Five years must elapse after active coaching at CHS
  • Demonstrated an ability to enhance the athletic experience of the student-athlete, while serving as a positive role model through exemplary leadership and character.

Suggested Guidelines for Induction:

  • State Championship(s) or State Runner Up
  • District Championships (consecutive)
  • Season records
  • Conference Titles (consecutive)
  • Significant professional recognition
  • State or National Coach of the Year


Team Award

A team shall be eligible for induction as one inductee. The induction of a team shall not prohibit the separate induction of one or more of its members.

Suggested Guidelines for Induction:

  • State Championship(s) or State Runner Up
  • Consecutive District Championships
  • Season Records
  • Conference Titles


Meritorious Award

Individuals other than athletes and coaches may be considered for induction. Examples would include managers, athletic trainers, medical doctors, administrators, etc.  Consideration for selection should be based on the unique contributions the candidate has made to Columbus High or Kramer High.

Discoverer Athletic Hall Of Fame Nomination Form
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