PHS Homecoming Graduate Awards Presentation September 14th
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The Distinguished Graduate Award, presented for the first time by Paris ISD in its 128 year history, is the highest and most prestigious award the District can bestow on its graduates. This award honors Paris ISD graduates who are nationally or internationally recognized for their career accomplishments, distinguishing themselves as leaders and as role models.
Former Paris ISD students Raymond Berry (Class of 1950), Trenton Doyle Hancock (Class of 1992), Deon Minor (Class of 1991), Gene “Bebes” Stallings (Class of 1953), and Admiral James O. Richardson (Class of 1894/Posthumous) are the first slate of Distinguished Graduate Award winners at Paris High School.
The graduates will be honored at a presentation on Friday, Sept. 14, at 1:30 p.m. in the Paris High School library. They will be presented to the PHS student body during the Homecoming pep rally at 2:30 p.m., and they will be introduced during the football pre-game ceremonies beginning at 7:00 p.m. that evening.
Former students, staff, and friends of Paris ISD are encouraged to attend.
To nominate a Distinguished Alumni, please fill out a nomination form located at www.parisisd.net on the Community page and submit no later than May 15th of each year.
Nominations for future awards may be made by any person, whether a friend, relative, or simply someone familiar with an outstanding person who graduated from Gibbons High School or Paris High School. For a nominee to be considered, he or she should have graduated at least 10 years ago.
Community members wishing to attend the 1:30 p.m. presentation should call 903-737-7473 ext. 2328 by Sept. 12 to make reservations.