Established in 1999, the Hall of Fame recognizes graduates of Theodore Roosevelt High School and others who have made exceptional achievements in their field or unique contributions to the Kent community.
Inductees are selected in five categories:
Academic and Career Accomplishments Recognized as a respected leader in his or her profession who has demonstrated unique talents and/or career accomplishments and has helped improve the quality of life.
Science and Technology Career Accomplishments Recognized as a respected leader in his or her profession who has demonstrated unique talents and accomplishments in the field of science and technology.
Athletic Accomplishments Recognized for outstanding athletic accomplishments while attending the Kent City Schools and/or at the college level, sandlot/semi pro or professional level.
Cultural/Performing Arts Recognized for achievements in the cultural, visual, performing arts and/or for contributions to the promotion of cultural activities on a local, state and/or national level.
Major Contributions to the Kent City Schools Recognized for promoting the Kent City Schools and, by example or by sustained contribution, serving as a major influence in the lives of Kent students.
Special Honorary Achievement Recognized for special contributions and service to the Kent City Schools and to the community, although not necessarily a graduate.
Permanent plaques, commemorating each Hall of Fame member, are displayed in the Roosevelt auditorium atrium. Each plaque includes an artist’s sketch and biography.
To be eligible for nomination, at least 10 years must have passed between a nominee’s high school graduation and induction. Inductees must be graduates of Theodore Roosevelt High School, with the exception of “Special Honorary Achievement” category. Posthumous honors may be granted in any category.
Nominations will be accepted from the Hall of Fame committee members, as well as Kent residents, faculty, students and graduates.
Click here for the form to submit the nominee’s name and a brief summary of his or her accomplishments. Nominating forms should be mailed to:
Hall of Fame Committee
Attention: Superintendent George Joseph
Kent Board of Education
321 N. DePeyester Street
Kent, OH 44240
On Saturday, April 22, 2023 we held the Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony for the Classes of 2021 and 2022 at the Kent State University Hotel and Conference Center. Please join us in congratulating the newest members of the Hall of Fame:
Roger Boykin, Sr. '64 (deceased) - Athletic Accomplishments
Ben and Candace '98 Curtis - Major Contributions to the Kent City Schools
Matthew Darrah '80 - Academic and Career Accomplishments
Hal '77 (deceased) and Lisa DuBois - Special Honorary Achievement
Joe Dufek '79 - Athletic Accomplishments
Jeff Eckel '76 - Academic and Career Accomplishments
Dr. Eric Hintz '83 - Science and Technology Accomplishments
Dr. Christopher Moore '86 - Science and Technology Accomplishments
Patrick O'Connor '95 - Cultural and Performing Arts Accomplishments
Dr. Frederik Ohles '71 - Academic and Career Accomplishments
A Hall of Fame Dinner and Induction Ceremony is held every other year to recognize two classes of honorees.