The purpose of the Hall of Fame is twofold. First, the Athletic Department would like to honor the careers and accomplishment of select extraordinary student-athletes in a public and special way to both recognize their exceptional accomplishments and to inspire our current student-athletes to strive for greatness. Second, Portledge is actively and thoughtfully working to strengthen the ties between alumni and the School. The Hall of Fame aims to accomplish both of these priorities in a celebratory way.
Beginning in November 2018, all Portledge School alumni will be able to nominate others who they believe are worthy of this honor. Eligible alumni are those whose class year is a multiple of five from that year’s graduating class. Therefore, the first alumni eligible for nomination are extraordinary student-athletes who graduated from Portledge in 1979, 1984, 1989, 1994, 1999, 2004, 2009, and 2014. The Hall of Fame committee will select 1-3 nominees to be inducted into The Hall each year.
The announcement of the honorees will be made each June at the annual Upper School Athletic Awards Ceremony and posted simultaneously online. The official induction ceremony will take place each September on Founders Day in conjunction with the Community Kickball Game and Fall Reunion at Oyster Bay Brewery. We are hopeful that you, your friends, and fellow alums will return to campus for the day’s festivities each and every year.