The Broward Education Foundation is accepting nominations for the 2021 Hall of Fame awards. The event recognizes graduates of Broward County Public Schools who have made significant contributions to the community, professions, and in education. The organization will welcome nominations here through Tuesday, August 31.
Honorees will be recognized in the following categories: Bravo! Award, presented to an alum who has made an indelible mark in the community; Outstanding Achievement Award, presented to alums who have made significant achievements in any field; and Education Achievement Award, presented to alums who have dedicated their careers to public education.
“We are proud to shine a light on significant achievements of these deserving and truly distinguished Broward County Public Schools graduates,” said Shea Ciriago, executive director of the Broward Education Foundation. “Each year, we look forward to recognizing another group of remarkable leaders in our community.”
Previous distinguished winners have included Isaac Bruce, former NFL wide receiver and 2020 Pro Football Hall of Fame recipient; Kevin Marcus Sylvester and Wil Baptiste of Black Violin; Shane Strum, CEO of Broward Health; Keith Koenig, president and CEO of City Furniture; Lisa Scott Founds, president and CEO of Winterfest; U.S. Coast Guard Capt. Jo-Ann Burdian, Sector Commander and Captain of the Port, CG Sector Miami; Mark Howard, principal of Hallandale Magnet High School; and Carletha B. Shaw-Rolle, Ph.D., educator and cadre director for Broward County Public Schools.
Reminiscent of the Hollywood Walk of Fame in California, Broward’s distinguished alums will be honored with engraved granite stars on the BrightStar Credit Union “Walk of Fame,” permanently located at the Broward County Public Schools District Office (600 S.E. 3rd Ave.) in Fort Lauderdale.