The New Jersey Hall of Fame, a nonprofit that was statutorily authorized by the state of New Jersey in 2005, honors prominent New Jerseyans who have made a contribution to society and the world beyond.  The group is inviting education leaders, including board members, to be part of its nominating process by joining the New Jersey Hall of Fame Academy.

Each year, the organization inducts Garden State residents who have accomplishments in one of five categories, including arts and letters, public service, enterprise, sports, and the performing arts.

Those honorees are selected in a multi-part process.

First a selection committee recommends 100 nominees. Then the New Jersey Hall of Fame Academy votes and narrows that list down to about 50 candidates. After the list is narrowed, the general public is invited to vote on the final nominations, who are recognized at a ceremony typically held in October.

There is no charge to join the New Jersey Hall of Fame Academy. The deadline to sign up for the Academy is March 17.

In 2014, Maud Dahme, former long-term State Board of Education president, and a former local school board member in Hunterdon County, was inducted into the N. J. Hall of Fame, in the category of “Unsung Heroes.”

More information is available here.  If you are interested in participating in the Academy, click here.