School district, group looking for Pine River High School Hall of Fame nominees

Submitted to the Herald Review

PINE RIVER — Pine River Area Schools, in conjunction with the Buck Pride Group, are seeking nominations for the Pine River High School Hall of Fame.

“The last two years have been a showcase of Pine River’s best,” stated Superintendent Matt Lukshaitis. “We have recognized some icons of our community, both individuals and past teams. We now ask for help in making the 2018 ceremony even more special. We ask community members to think about their former classmates; consider teams they know who went deep into the state playoff system; and reflect back about the teachers and administrators who set a high bar for Pine River, then spend a few minutes and submit a nomination.”

To maintain the highest of standards, PRAS and the Buck Pride Group are asking for community help in gathering nominations. Students, student-athletes, coaches, teachers, administrators or community members from Luther, LeRoy, Tustin or Pine River High School are eligible.

Pine River Area Schools and the Buck Pride Group are looking for PRAS high school graduates who went on to contribute to society as a whole in bringing credit to Pine River Area Schools, the area and/or humanity; stand-out high school athletes or scholars; PRAS employees who significantly impacted the school and/or community; and PRAS athletic or academic teams who achieved greatness, and were or are especially symbolic of what it means to be a great team. Philanthropists, benefactors or donors will also be considered

“The annual Hall of Fame induction has fast become a point of pride for the Pine River community. The Buck Pride Group looks forward to reviewing nominees and making the difficult choice of picking this year’s inductees. We truly appreciate the outpouring of support for this special event,” said Buck Pride Group President Chad Phillips.

Nominations can be made until Oct. 15 and are good for two years for an individual and three years for a team. Between Oct. 15 and Nov. 15, the search committee will screen, research and make final recommendations to the Buck Pride Group for induction.

For more details and to nominate an individual or team, see the qualifications and FAQ sheet, as well as the nomination form, available on the Pine River Area Schools home webpage,, or the Buck Pride Group, Additional pre-printed forms are available in the central office at 17445 Pine River Road, LeRoy.


Posted by Meghan Gunther-Haas

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