Hall of Fame Press Release


Thursday, September 9, 2021

Pine River Area Schools, in conjunction with the Buck Pride Group, reminds every one that the Pine River High School Hall of Fame nomination deadline is approaching!

“Over the last six years, we have had the chance recognize the accomplishments of some of Pine River’s absolute very best,” stated Pine River Area Schools’ superintendent, Matt Lukshaitis.  “We have been able to show our appreciation and acknowledge the positive impact of tremendous individuals and past teams.  We are asking our community, staff, and alumni now for help in making the 2021 and 2022 ceremony just as special.  As you know, COVID-19 shut down our Class of 2021 Induction Ceremony, but this year we are going to give ourselves a double ceremony and induct both classes!  If you are reading this, we ask you to think about your former classmates; consider teams that you know who went deep into the state playoff system; and, reflect back about the teachers and administrators who set a high bar for Pine River, then spend a few minutes and submit a nomination.”

Buck Pride Group President, Kim Miller, said, “The ceremony for our annual Hall of Fame induction is a special time for us to recognize fantastic people in our Pine River Community.  The Buck Pride Group looks forward to reviewing nominees and making the difficult choice of picking this year’s inductees.  We truly appreciate the outpouring of support for this special event.”

Some important information to remember:

Who: PRAS high school graduates who went on after graduation as individuals to contribute to society as a whole in a role or fashion as to bring credit upon Pine River Area Schools, the area, and/or humanity, including: stand-out high school athletes or scholars; PRAS employees who significantly impacted the school and/or community, and; PRAS athletic or academic teams who achieved greatness and were and are especially symbolic of what it means to be a great team.  Philanthropists, benefactors, or donors will also be considered.

Timeline:         Jun 1—Oct 15       Nominations accepted (and are good for three years for an individual and four years for a team)

Oct 15—Nov 15   Search committee shall screen, research, and make final  recommendation to Buck Pride Group for induction

In order to maintain the highest of standards, we are asking for community help in gathering nominations.  Any student, student-athlete, coach, teacher, administrator or community member from Luther, LeRoy, Tustin or Pine River High School who fits the above definition for recognition is eligible.  Please help out by nominating someone today!

For more details and to nominate an individual or team, please see the Qualifications and FAQ sheet and Nomination form available on the Pine River Area Schools home webpage at www.pineriver.org or the Buck Pride Group Hall of Fame Page —additional pre-printed forms are available in central office at 17445 Pine River Road, LeRoy, MI, 49655.