Welcome to the Hall of Fame Page!
Our organization began in 2004 and we hold a celebration banquet in April where we honor the accomplishments of either staff or grads of Battle Creek Central or Springfield High School. We're known as the plaque group as there are 186 of them on the wall in the main hallway of Battle Creek Central HS. Since 2007, our organization has been awarding scholarships to BCCHS graduating seniors; and in those 12 years, we have awarded more than $55,000. The Board is looking to add new members to our non-profit organization. Meetings are held the 2nd Wednesday of the month at 6:15 p.m. at BCCHS. Please come check us out and should you have any questions, please contact one of us. You will find our contact information on the left of this page.
The mission of the Battle Creek Central High School (BCCHS) Hall of Fame is to recognize and honor through academics, arts, athletics, and/or extracurricular activities graduates, current or retired employees of BCCHS or the former Springfield High School for their outstanding achievements and contributions to the community and nation. We are looking for individuals who have distinguished themselves with a high degree of performance in academics, arts, athletics or extracurricular activities, as well as success in their field of endeavor, and/or service to their community and/or country. These individuals must have exhibited themselves with a degree of competency/integrity during their high school and/or adult lives and dedication throughout their lives, and have distinguished themselves by their performance.
displayed a consistently high level of honor, personal character and dedication throughout their lives, and have distinguished themselves by their performance.
2019 BCCHS HALL OF FAME BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Back Row (L to R): Fred Jones, Danny Moss, Joe Blythe, Kathy Thornton
Front Row (L to R): Grindl Williams, Karolynn Ferguson, Eleanor Lindsey, Gloria Dearing
Missing: Lance Morrow, Deb Owens, and Sherrill Cotton
BCCHS HALL OF FAME 2019-20 INDUCTEES
Back Row (L to R): Josh Holderbaum, representing Edward Brigham, Jr., Tony Warren, Cecily A. Clar-Ganheart, MD, FACOG, Renay M. Montgomery, Eltine De Young, representing Edward Brigham, Sr., Kennet D. Santana, David P. Lucas (formerly David P Uitvlugt)
Front Row (L to R): Sharon Davis, representing her mother, Berenice Bryant Lowe, Judy Cole Williamson, Diane Hallowell, Marcus J. Gray, Jim R. Stiles, Angela O. Diggs Jackson, Brenda L.D. Hart
BCCHS Hall of Fame Donates Locally
The Battle Creek Central Hall of Fame is well known for its outstanding annual banquet dinner to honor past Bearcat students and staff who have made an impact on the Battle Creek community and beyond. But some may not realize that the organization gives back to the community in many other ways as well.
Since receiving its 501c3 non-profit status , the group has been able to accept monetary gifts, but has also been busy donating locally. In addition to giving out $7,500 in scholarships this year, the group made more than 15 local donations, ranging from $150 to $750, totaling nearly $4,000 in local donations. As of summer 2019, recipients included the BCPS SEED Awards, the BCCHS Forensics Team, InAsMuch House, the Haven of Rest, BCCHS National Honor Society, S.A.F.E. Place, Shopper News, Fort Custer's Memorial Day and Veterans Day activities and several other local causes and organizations.
The BCCHS Hall of Fame board is seeking nominations for the 2019-20 year. Nomination forms are due by August 1st of each year. Please click on the link to get a copy of this nomination form.