Three years after the founding of Belton in 1872, members of the first board of education were elected.
From the beginning, residents of Belton have considered the school system a priority, providing dedicated board members, supporting bond issues for educational and capital improvements, and ongoing support in many areas of the educational process. Professional and dedicated administrators, teachers and support staff have also been an important part of the equation.
For almost 140 years, Belton has maintained an enviable reputation for quality education. Belton High School alumni have excelled in the fields of science, medicine, law, business, engineering, education, music, the arts, religion, and service to country. Their impact reaches around the world.
The Belton High School Hall of Fame honors the lifetime achievements of those who have distinguished themselves in their professional careers, for service and contributions to their communities or in other ways that reflect positively on the educational foundation received at Belton High School, or those who have contributed to the strength of that foundation in other ways.
The success of those inducted into the Belton High School Hall of Fame can be measured in many ways: including career, scholastic or other high achievement; civic activities; service to others, or success despite obstacles in a variety of endeavors. Recipients of Hall of Fame recognition, living or deceased, have established a reputation of honor and serve as models of excellence.
Each year, the Hall of Fame inducts up to five new members during the fall. Belton High School Hall of Fame nominations are due Tuesday, April 30. The list of inducted members as well as the application are available at http://beltonfoundation.org/?page_id=22.