Board hears Falcon Hall of Fame plan, meets the candidates

The Twin Bridges School Board had a big agenda on April 17, as Superintendent Chad Johnson said over 50 people were in attendance. Johnson said a portion of the agenda was spent talking about teacher and staff negotiations, class schedules and the upcoming summer season projects. 

A Falcon Hall of Fame is in the works after TBHS alumni Clyde Carroll and Ron Page approached the board with bylaws and criteria for a hall of fame – a project that’s been a year in the making. “It was a combination of myself and another Twin Bridges alumni that thought it would be nice to honor some of the students, coaches and teams from Twin Bridges that have done well,” said Carroll, a 1965 graduate of Twin Bridges High School. 

The hall of fame would recognize up to three individuals - teams, players or coaches who have been out of the school for a minimum of seven years and who accomplished high honors during their athletic career, according to Carroll. A committee is being formed that will review nominations and criteria. Carroll said a point system would be used to evaluate criteria based on achievements throughout high school careers. For example, someone who placed in several events at the district, divisional and state level would receive so many points, etc. Athletes who meet the criteria would be recognized at the fall homecoming football game. Carroll said the hall of fame would not become active until 2019. 

“We want to make it very personal and a sense of pride for the individual or team,” said Carroll, adding a cap of three alumni would be nominated in the first three years of inception. After three years, Carroll said nominations would only occur once every three years. 

As it stands, the hall of fame would be strictly for athletics, according to Carroll, who said many schools around the state have similar programs. “It’s a good source of community and school pride and a nice thing to establish,” he said. “We hope this will catch on with other Class C schools.” 

Carroll participated in all sports during his high school career: basketball, football and track. Page was a member of the 1952 football team, the first Twin Bridges team to win a state championship. 


Meet the candidate

The April 17 meeting included a meet-and-greet session with candidates who have filed for the three open school board seats. Johnson said rather than conducting a candidate forum, all candidates gave a quick introduction and biography before moving about the school to speak individually with folks. “For the most part, we got positive feedback on that approach,” said Johnson, adding the meet-and-greet offered a more personal approach than a regular candidate forum.

The Twin Bridges School Board has three seats open; two three-year terms and one two-year term. Patricia Nelson was elected via acclamation to the two-year position and Milton (McKee) Anderson, Mike Hughes, Steve Janzen (incumbent), Joan Phillips (incumbent) and Hannah Reynolds all filed for the three-year terms. 

Twin Bridges will be holding their election through the county, meaning an all-mail ballot. Residents will receive ballots, which can then either be mailed to the Clerk and Recorder and Election Administrator’s office, or dropped off at the high school by 4 p.m. on election day.

Add Article to Front Page Categorized News

More Information

The Madisonian

65 N. MT Hwy 287
Ennis, MT 59729

Cori Koenig, editor:
Susanne Hill, billing: 
Ad orders, inserts, classifieds: 
Comment Here