weather reports and storm clouds were forming from the south, the Amityville
Memorial High School Sports Hall of Fame inducted 17 new members. Inductees and
past inductees came from as far away as Florida and South Carolina to enjoy a
night of reminiscing and camaraderie. Two days later Amityville, along with most
of the south shore of Long Island, would be hit with a super storm called Sandy
that left Amityville paralyzed for days and people still recovering from the
storm,, the Board of Directors has had a busy year. Thanks to the efforts of Pat
Linehan, we now have a more sophisticated web site that you can visit by going
to http://amityvillehssportshalloffame.com. Nomination forms as well as other
pertinent information can be downloaded at the site.
was fulfilled in the spring of 2013 as the Amityville Memorial High School
Sports Hall of Fame became incorporated as a Not-For-Profit Corporation within
the State of New York.
that we are most proud of this year was instituting two scholarships of $250
each for the female and male athlete that displayed leadership on a sports team.
The students had to apply for the scholarship and write a 250 word essay
defining leadership and how they were leaders on their respective teams. Two
very fine Amityville High School Seniors were awarded the scholarships at the
Senior Awards Ceremony June 6,2013. They are Jahmal Burt and Davina
June 1, 2013
came and the selection process for the 2013 class began. Once again we had an
outstanding group of nominees and the decision making process was long and
deliberate. The board met several times reviewing each nomination at length
before making the final decision.
The board thanks
everyone who submitted names for the Sports Hall of Fame. Each name submitted is
reviewed for consideration for the next five years.
We continue to
sell Memory Lane bricks which are placed at the entrance to the track. It
provides a lasting memory and a historical gateway to our track and football
field. If you are interested in purchasing a Memory Lane brick, please speak to
one of the directors, who will be happy to give you an application form. The
cost of a brick is $125. Thanks you for your support of this project.
High School Sports Hall of Fame board thanks the Amityville school
administration and the Amityville Board of Education as well as the community at
large for all their support in making the Amityville Memorial High School Sports
Hall of Fame event a continuing success.