Hall of Distinction

The Fayetteville-Manlius Hall of Distinction provides a wonderful opportunity to honor and celebrate the outstanding accomplishments of the graduates of the school district and the daughters and sons of our community.

The distinguished alumni named to the Hall of Distinction represent an extraordinary range of personal and professional achievements. It is our hope that such recognition will inspire current students to their own achievement, both in high school and beyond.

As a school district that continually strives to instill in its students the concepts of achievement and excellence, the Hall of Distinction inductees serve as exceptional role models. Their personal accomplishments, either to their individual fields of endeavor or to the broader community, exemplify what our students may attain through initiative and commitment.

We are pleased to honor these inductees, to celebrate their successes and to have them reunited with the F-M School District. The inductees are invited to a reception and induction ceremony just prior to the High School Awards Night program and will be introduced at the Awards Night. In addition, a plaque for each inductee is displayed in the high school auditorium lobby.

Selection Criteria

Graduates eligible for selection to the F-M Hall of Distinction will have exemplified the tenets of F-M’s educational philosophy throughout their lives, will have been graduated from F-M for at least 15 years and will meet one or both of the following criteria:

  • Outstanding social contribution to the broader community by making a difference in the lives of others; and/or
  • Outstanding professional contribution to, or achievement in, their field of endeavor.

Nomination Process

Anyone may nominate a graduate for this distinction, including the individual herself/himself.  A deceased graduate may be nominated. An application will be eligible  for consideration for two years, after which it will remain on file but will not be reconsidered unless:

  • The nominator/nominee provides us with additional materials in support of the application, or
  • The Coordinating Committee decides to reconsider an application.

Information regarding the Hall of Distinction process will be sent to local media, be posted on the F-M website, and included in letters to class reunions. Nomination forms are available by calling the F-M District Office at 315-692-1234.

Selection Process

The Coordinating Committee will review the nominations and determine the new inductees to the F-M Hall of Distinction. The selection process will be based on the criteria outlined above, and all information discussed will be kept confidential.

Each nomination year, selection will be limited to a maximum of three graduates.

Coordinating Committee

Although the school district maintains authority over all aspects of the Hall of Distinction, a coordinating committee will generally supervise the nomination and selection of inductees, as well as the induction ceremony.

The coordinating committee consists of seven members: a member of the Board of Education, the superintendent, assistant superintendent for personnel, high school principal and three teachers.

The coordinating committee may modify at will any aspect of the Hall of Distinction process, except for its purposes and selection criteria. Any change in purpose and selection criteria must be approved by the Board of Education.