The purpose for Decatur Public School's Athletic Hall of Fame is to recognize the athletic achievements of DPS alumni from Eisenhower, MacArthur, Decatur, Stephen Decatur or Lakeview High Schools. Accomplishments for which they are recognized are those that occurred while in high school, with additional consideration given for off-field conduct and representing the schools in a positive manner.
Both athletes and notable coaches will be considered for inclusion, with special consideration for recognition of team accomplishments (state titles or records). Nominees accepted into the Hall of Fame will be featured on interactive digital panels located at event entrances.
Alumni from Lakeview and Eisenhower will be recognized at Eisenhower High School.
Alumni from Decatur HS/Stephen Decatur HS and MacArthur will be recognized at MacArthur.
A seven-member selection committee, which includes a cross-section of community representatives, chooses inductees based on their contributions to their professions, government, education, athletics and service to the community.
Formal induction to the Hall of Fame will occur twice yearly for up to 10 awardees per building. Award cycles will occur on these occasions:
MacArthur High School vs. Eisenhower High School Football Game (Fall)
Eisenhower High School vs. MacArthur High School Basketball Game (Winter)
Except in the case of posthumous nominations, or in the event of illness or other hardship, nominees will be required to attend the induction ceremony at which they will be honored.
Click on the DPS Athletic Hall of Fame Nomination Form link and complete the information to nominate an individual for consideration. Forms submitted prior to July 15th will be reviewed for Fall induction. Nominations received by November 1st will be reviewed for Winter induction.
Call the office of Community Engagement at 217-362-3017 with any questions you might have about a nomination. Nominators are encouraged to send photos or videos of nominees via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.