Hoover Coach Bob Finley
An annual, district-wide award recognizes an employee and two graduating seniors from Hoover City Schools who exemplify good character in the spirit of former coach Bob Finley.
This month, the Finley Committee for Character Education opened nominations for the 2014 Finley Awards. This annual, district-wide award recognizes an employee and two graduating seniors from Hoover City Schools who exemplify good character.
The three winners, along with grade-level winners from throughout the school system, will be recognized at the 2014 Finley Awards Banquet on March 20 at the Cahaba Grand Conference Center.
If you know of a deserving 12th-grade student or faculty member, please fill out this nomination form and return to Louise White at Hoover City Schools' Central Office by February 3, 2014. If you have questions, White may be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 439-1015. Following application submissions and committee selections, student and employee winners will be announced at school-level ceremonies in February.
Hoover City Schools places emphasis on character development in its schools. If character is the combined moral and ethical composition of a person, Coach Bob Finley was without peer.
He was a longtime educator, serving at Hoover's original high school (W.A. Berry High School) from 1963-1994. His life was a reflection of his faith-centered beliefs; he served as a role model for countless students and peers. With his untimely death in the summer of 1994, Finley left the legacy of exemplary character for youth to emulate. Now, his name lives on in Hoover City Schools' single-largest annual awards ceremony.
The Finley Awards for Character Education program began in 1996 as a tribute to Finley’s character. In its almost 20 years, the Finley Banquet has grown in size and scope to honor students and faculty — the best of the best in Hoover City Schools.