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HCS Graduates of Distinction Program

The Honeoye Central School District has a rich tradition of delivering a top notch education to students in the Honeoye community. While enrollment numbers, programming, and activities associated with the district may have changed with the times, this campus represents fond memories of HCS school days for virtually thousands of Honeoye students.  As the academic launchpad for college, career and life readiness, there is much to feel #HoneoyePROUD about when we consider the vast array of accomplished alumni who may boast HCS as their alma mater.

Graduates of Distinction Program
In celebration of our accomplished alumni, the HCS Graduates of Distinction program was created and designed to recognize individuals who have achieved distinction through outstanding accomplishment or achievement.  Honorees will be HCS alumni of ten years or greater post graduation date who have demonstrated themselves to be exemplary citizens AND who have distinguished themselves through service, exceptional career achievement or lifetime accomplishment.  This program is further intended to offer inspiration about the promise and potential of postsecondary life for current and future HCS students.


Definitive Criterion for Candidate Nominations:

  • Service
  • Exceptional Career Achievement
  • Lifetime Accomplishment
  • Other Notable Contributions - Honors, Awards, Recognitions

Up to five Graduates of Distinction will be selected and recognized each school year.  A rating scale will be utilized to evaluate eligibility of candidates for identification as an HCS Graduate of Distinction.  

Nominations for Graduates of Distinction 

Each school year, the Graduates of Distinction nomination form will be made available to the community via ParentSquare and on the HCS website on or around February 1 through April 1. Nominations must be submitted to district no later than April 1 of the given year to be considered for review.  The nomination process requires the nominator to complete and provide a "Rationale for Acknowledgement" and to obtain three supporting "Statements of Support" for the individual being nominated.  All documents must be submitted to the district at the below address: 
HCS Graduates of Distinction Chairperson
c/o Superintendent of Schools
Honeoye Central School District
8528 Main Street
Honeoye, New York 14471
Selection Committee 
A Selection Committee will be convened annually to review and apply a rating scale for each nomination in the given school year. The Superintendent of Schools will facilitate selection committee meetings, but will not participate in rating of nominations. In most cases, Selection Committee members will serve two year terms.  The 2022-23 Selection Committee is comprised of the following members:
  • Board of Education Member (1)

  • HCS Administrator (1)

  • HTA Unit Member (1)

  • HSSA Unit Member (1)

  • Community Member (1)  

  • Ex Officio Student BOE Member (1)

Honoring Identified Graduates of Distinction 
Recipients shall be recognized publicly and permanently honored at the Honeoye Central School District. 

Accessing the Nomination Form
Thank you in advance for your consideration of nominating a special person for this distinction.  Should you opt to nominate someone, please access the Graduates of Distinction Nomination form by uploading the attached file. **Please be certain to submit your nominations to HCS by April 1.