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CPS partners with Foundation to create new Academic Hall of Fame

The Columbus Public Schools Foundation is pleased to announce the creation of a new academic hall of fame that will be displayed at Columbus High School.

“Columbus Public Schools has a strong and proud history of distinguished students who have walked the halls of our schools,” Superintendent Troy Loeffelholz said. “This Academic Hall of Fame should be about showcasing the academic and creative accomplishments of past and present Discoverers. It is time for the academic successes of our students to be recognized.”

Following a donation by the Raimondo Family in memory of their mother Jeanne Raimondo, Foundation Director Nicole Anderson brought the idea of an Academic Hall of Fame to Loeffelholz and CHS Principal Dave Hiebner. “This is a big project which started with an idea and a question from an alum during the Class of 1969 reunion tour of the high school,” Anderson said. “The question of ‘why don’t we have an academic hall of fame?’ was a great question and inspired great conversations. I’m excited about this project and am looking forward to this new area at the high school that will showcase the academic talents of our past, present and future students.”

Together they are currently working together on what items would be included as well as what a Distinguished Discoverer wall may include in order to showcase the amazing things CPS alumni have done following their time at CHS. “There have been many great accomplishments by our students and alumni over the years. Whether they graduated six years ago or sixty years ago this is to serve as a recognition of their talent,” Loeffelholz said.