Published on Thursday, May 26, 2016 by The Norseman Staff
The Viking Wall of Honor is seeking nominations for the second annual award. The goal of the award is to honor and acknowledge employees who have served Bryan High School and made an impact on the students and school.
Last year’s inaugural year honorees were teacher Tommie Allmon and monitor Lester Banks.
“The Viking Wall of Honor award is an honor that recognizes employees for being consistent in what they do and doing it well,” Coach Tommie Allmon said. “I felt honored to receive the award.”
Prinicipal Lane Buban hopes this award will serve as a small token of appreciation to teachers who pour their lives into students on a daily basis.
“It is important for us to remember our past and the people who have helped the students of Bryan High School and the campus be successful,” Buban said. “It is also important to honor their service and dedication so all who come after know who it was who helped build this campus up.”
The original idea was presented at the Campus Performance and Improvement Committee (CPIC) meeting and a sub-committee was formed.
“I hope that the Viking Wall of Honor will be a lasting tradition where we honor those who have made Bryan High School the special campus it is,” Buban said. “Futhermore, I hope that it is a way to bring together past employees with current staff.”
The committee recognized that many times teachers work goes unnoticed and they wanted to bring emphasis to all their hard work and sacrifices.
“Many of the staff have made decisions to be educators because of the teachers and staff they had in the past and beyond that many of those people have come back to BHS to teach and to give back. This is a special place to work and many people do not know how special it is,” Buban said. “It’s like an old Aggie saying: ‘From the outside looking in you can’t understand ig, and from the inside looking out, you can’t explain it’.”
The vision for this award is to establish a tradition honoring those who have contributed to the success of students at Bryan High beyond recognition of the Teacher of the Year award. The inductees will be recognized at the Homecoming game in the fall of 2016.
“It builds a sense of school pride as well as an opportunity for us to honor individuals that have given so much to our campus and students,” Buban said. “It is our hope that this will become a long lasting tradition along with the other traditions that we have at Bryan High School.”
The committee will look at inducting 1-2 people this year. The deadline for submitting nominations is Thursday, June 30.