Vidalia High School Adding Hall of Fame
This Saturday Vidalia High School will recognize the inaugural class of the Indians Hall of Fame. There will be 20 different inductees to the Hall of Fame. All of the recipients this year will come from pre 2000 as the committee works to recognize all of those that have made an impact at VHS.
The event will take place at 5:30 p.m. According to John Sharpe said the system has been talking about getting this started for years. They decided that, with the passing of some of the great names in VHS sports over the past few years, they needed to get this project going before they lost all of the past knowledge.
A committee of VHS graduates was assembled to put together a plan to bring the Hall of Fame up to speed with all of the past players. There will be large classes for the first few years focusing all on members from prior to 2000. The committee will only be looking at alumni that have been out of high school for over 20 years as they try to catch up. This will also allow the committee to be able to include continued from page
their postgraduation accomplishments. This inaugural class will be a great representation of VHS and of this community.
VHS will be putting a form on their website in the future to nominate people for the Hall of Fame.
This Saturday in addition to 17 individuals there will also be three teams including the 1969 State Championship football team, who will also be recognized between the boys and girls basketball games. There will be a brief introduction at halftime of the boys game and then the formal ceremony at 5:30 p.m. The hope for the future is to have an interactive Hall of Fame at VHS where members’ pictures, biographies, highlight reels and much more will be able to been seen.