Student Athletes Sought for Va. Sports Achievement Awards

The Virginia Sports Hall of Fame and Museum is seeking nominations for the ninth annual Hall of Fame Student Athlete Achievement Awards. These awards honor middle and high school students who demonstrate dedication on the field to their sport and off the field to their schoolwork and community. Nominations are due Friday, Nov. 1, at 5 p.m. Forms are available online at vshfm.com.

Students from across Virginia in grades 6 through 12 are eligible. Nominations typically are submitted by teachers, coaches or parents. A committee of Hall of Fame Inductees and community leaders will select the finalists who will be honored at an awards banquet on Dec. 1 in Portsmouth at the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame and Museum. There are four awards categories: girl in 6th through 8th grade, girls in 9th through 12th grade, boys in 6th through 8th grade, and boys in 9th through 12th grade. On the night of the banquet, a Student Athlete of the Year will be announced for each category. These top athletes will be honored with an exhibit in the museum’s rotating exhibit “Virginians in the Spotlight” during the months of January and February 2014.

Nominations may be submitted by mail to Virginia Sports Hall of Fame & Museum, 206 High Street, Portsmouth, VA 23704 or by fax to 757-393-8288.

For more information, call 757-393-8031 or visit vshfm.com.