The Hoover school system and Finley Committee are now taking nominations for the 2016 Finley Awards for outstanding character.
The awards are given each year to honor a school district employee, one senior from Hoover High and one senior from Spain Park High.
► Set high standards for himself/herself
►Assume responsibility where appropriate
► Exhibit quiet leadership
► Encourage others
► Demonstrate an outstanding work ethic
► Have genuine concern for others
► Show respect for others
► Have a humble manner
► Be honest
► Set a positive example for peers
Nominations are being accepted through Feb. 5, and the winners are scheduled to be honored at a banquet on March 24 at the Cahaba Grand Conference Center off U.S. 280, along with grade-level character award winners from all schools in the Hoover system.
The Finley Awards began in 1996 and are named in honor of longtime educator and coach Robert Finley, who served at Hoover’s Berry High School from 1963-94 and was known for his outstanding character.
Nominations are to be made online through a link on the news portion of the Hoover City Schools website at hoovercityschools.net and must include three to five recommendation letters of no more than 500 words.