Hall of Fame
Hall of Fame
The Auburndale High School Hall of Fame is a tribute to our alumni and faculty who, through commitment and dedication, have attained exceptional personal or professional achievements and have made significant contributions in either their careers, community, nation and/or world.
The Hall of Fame provides for a unique opportunity to honor graduates and faculty for outstanding accomplishments. It will also convey these successes to the present and future students and the faculty of their own achievement possibilities. The Hall of Fame provides a visible record of these remarkable individuals and will serve as an inspiration to Auburndale High School students and faculty.
Colonel Baker Hall of Fame Induction Speech
Auburndale Graduate from 1984
Colonel Baker’s Speech at the 2013 Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony from Polk County Public Schools on Vimeo.
Hall of Fame Nomination Process (2023 information):
Nomination forms are available to anyone wishing to nominate a person who has brought great credit to Auburndale High School. Candidates should have distinguished themselves through their accomplishments or service in the arts, business, technology, education, public service, or other profession. Nomination forms are available at this link: Hall of Fame Application 2023. Applications may be personally delivered or mailed to Auburndale High School, 1 Bloodhound Trail, Auburndale, FL, 33823. Applications may also be scanned and emailed to email@example.com. All nominations must be received by the AHS Selection Committee no later than Friday, March 3, 2023. Inductees will be determined and invitations will be mailed to Honorees the following week. The recognition event will be held on March 30, 2023. In addition to recognizing our Hall of Fame inductees, the top 20 students in each class, based on their cumulative GPA as of the 3rd grading period, will be honored and presented with academic letters.
The following criteria is provided for guidance in submitting nominations:
- The Nominee must be either:
- A graduate of Auburndale High School for at least 10 years.
- A past/present faculty member
The Nominee must have distinguished him/herself in their chosen career or profession by significant accomplishments or remarkable achievements on a local, state, national or international basis (known as “Success Model”).
The Nominee must demonstrate outstanding personal integrity and be recognized and well-respected by his/her colleagues, peers or the general public (known as “Role Model”).
The Nominee must display personal attitudes consistent with the ethics and beliefs that reflect the philosophy of Auburndale High School.
Nominees may be either living or deceased. * Nominees not selected for induction in a given year remain in nomination status for 5 years.