Education Foundation seeks nominees

Marquette Area Public Schools is asking for nominations for the A. Felch Pendill Wall of Excellence.

The Pendill Wall was established in 2005 by a grant from the Pendill family to recognize and pay tribute to the best and brightest graduates of the Marquette Public School System. Currently only five plaques hang on the Wall of Excellence, which is located in the main hallway (between the gymnasium and cafeteria) of Marquette Senior High School.

Current honorees are Frank Richardson, educator, Graveraet Class of 1938; C. Fred Rydholm, local historian, Graveraet Class of 1941; Earl E. Lawrence, businessman and benefactor, Graveraet Class of 1935; Dr. Taimi M. Ranta, educator and writer, Graveraet Class of 1935; and Mark D. Harbick, designer, MSHS Class of 1979.

The MAPS Education Foundation has been given the task of gathering nominees, reviewing qualifications, and then making recommendations to the Superintendent for this recognition. The group is seeking nominations from the general public for the A. Felch Pendill Wall of Excellence.

Criteria for the Wall of Excellence award: “An alumnus of the Marquette Schools, an A. Felch Pendill Wall of Excellence honoree must have distinguished him or herself in a chosen occupation or profession; demonstrated service to others through commitment to public or community service; and demonstrated his or her time and contributions to philanthropy for the betterment of mankind.”

Nominations for outstanding Marquette High School alumni should be made through the Office of the Superintendent, Marquette Area Public Schools, 1201 W. Fair Avenue, Marquette, MI 49855. To request a nomination form, email or call 906-225-4200.

The current cycle of nominations should be submitted by September 7, 2012,