Hall of Fame

ISDAA established the Hall of Fame in 1990 in celebration of 152 years of education, civic and sports. Those inducted into the Hall of Fame exemplify the highest standards of education and civic leadership or athletic ability in their chosen category. Those chosen have proudly supported and represented ISDAA and have demonstrated exemplary character. Individuals considered for induction into the Hall of Fame must have graduated at least five (5) years prior to their election.

ISDAA Hall of Fame Selection Committee Bylaws: The categories of the Hall of Fame awards are as follows: sports, faculty/staff and leadership or civic services by alumnus, in order to become eligible for the nominations of the award, the candidate must fulfill the requirements of a  waiting period of at least  five (5) years after  the  candidate either graduate or leaves school.  An athlete must possess at least six (6) varsity letters with an accumulation of citations; or an athlete shall automatically be included immediately into ISDAA Hall of Fame if  he/she becomes a state champion in any sport.  A team  shall  automatically be included immediately into ISDAA Hall of Fame if the team wins a state champions or a national deaf championship. A candidate for Faculty/Staff is qualified to be selected if he or she has been employed at the Illinois School for the Deaf over ten (10) years. A candidate for Leadership/Civic Service is qualified to be selected if he or she was an ISD product and must have served at least ten (10) years as a leader in the state or nation.

    Nominations forms are sent out to nominating committee which considers the voting and makes the final decision. A candidate must be able to  attend the induction ceremony unless there are special circumstances.