DTHS Alumni Association
Distinguished Alumni Recognition Awards
YOUR Nominations Requested!
With more than 50 graduating classes having passed through its halls, Deptford Township High School has many graduates it can be proud of for their accomplishments and contributions in many areas of life. In an effort to recognize and publicize the proud tradition of Deptford Township High School, the Alumni Association, with the full participation of its members, will select and recognize several alumni each year for living up to, in exemplary fashion, the DTHS motto of "Deeds, Not Words!" Although plans have not been finalized, the initial recognition ceremony is being planned to be conducted at a dinner/dance/celebration open to all DTHS alumni and the public in late 2013 or early 2014.
A committee is working diligently to select final categories and procedures for evaluating and selecting candidates. However, the "Distinguished Alumni" recognition program should not be confused with programs such as a "Hall of Fame" or "The Best of the Best." Candidates (Alumni of DTHS) nominated by any member of the DTHS Alumni Association will be considered for recognition on the merit of their individual accomplishments/contributions as viewed alone---not compared to the accomplishments of other candidates. The people recognized each year need not necessarily represent the most outstanding example of accomplishment in a field, but all must meet the criteria of exemplary accomplishments/contributions in their respective category. We expect there will be many nominees in each category deserving of recognition each year; however, only one person per category will be chosen to receive recognition as a representative of the many deserving former Spartans who have excelled since graduation.
The number of candidates recognized, the various categories, and the manner of recognizing the candidates will be determined by the committee currently at work. However, the most important step in the process is the nomination of DTHS alumni deserving of "Distinguished Alumni" recognition. The committee needs nominations! Although not finalized, some suggested categories for recognition may be: Creative Arts; Performing Arts; Education; Public Service (many possible sub-categories) ; Law; Science; Athletics; Business/Industry; Volunteer Work; Medicine/Health; or others as suggested by nominators.
We hope many alumni will take part in the nomination process, then attend what promises to be an exciting and enjoyable event when we recognize the first honorees!
If you'd like to nominate a former Spartan, you may do so by sending a detailed e-mail, including as much information as possible about the candidate and the reasons for her/his nomination, by clicking here. You can also send a written nomination to DTHS Alumni Association, c/o Bryant Heisinger, 25 W Maple Avenue, Penns Grove, NJ 08069-1916.