• HALL OF FAME


    SELECTION PROCESS AND CRITERIA

    Each year the Student council will select an inductee for the CHS Hall of Fame.  The honorees will be chosen from past graduates of the school either through faculty suggestions or from student-generated interest.  The Library will attempt to keep informational folders in the Archives Room on all notable graduates.  The selection, in any academic year, shall be limited to no more than two honorees.

    The former graduates that are to be honored should have been role models for other students while they, themselves, were students in CHS.  They should be distinguished in their current fields of endeavor, be leaders in their professions, and have dedication towards the betterment of society.  So that a true assessment of their importance can be made, they should be at the general peak of their careers.  Therefore, they should have graduated 10-25 years prior to their induction.  While this last part is not a requirement, it does serve as a guideline that allows enough time for the honorees to have developed a proven track record that is worthy of emulation by the current student body.

    The designations shall be kept a secret known only by the least number of people involved in the selection process of that year.  In the springtime, the honorees will be announced and an all school assembly will be held to:

    • Honor those former students.
    • Induct them into the “Hall of Fame.”
    • Allow them to speak to the students and exhort the audience to also strive for excellence in their lives after CHS.
    Lastly, the honorees will be given an inscribed plaque as a souvenir of the day and a duplicate will be put at a place of honor within the school library.


    INDUCTEES

    Induction Year
    Honoree
    Career Field
    Graduation Year
    1985
    FEDERAL JUDGE
    1955
    ACTOR
    1950
    1986
    NEWSPAPER REPORTER
    1931
    1987
    MUSICIAN
    1969
    1988
    MUSIC EDUCATOR & DIRECTOR
    1958
    OLYMPIC ATHLETE
    1980
    1989
    SEXOLOGIST
    1912
    PYCHOLOGIST
    1968
    1990
    WRITER
    1948
    1991
    JAMES GERSTENZANG
    NEWSPAPER REPORTER
    1965
    VIETNAM WAR HERO
    1950
    1992
    ACTRESS
    1938
    CAPT. JOHN PAYNE
    MILTARY LEADER
    1963
    1993
    WRITER & MOVIE PRODUCER
    1956
    1994
    ACTRESS
    1981
    ACTOR
    1985
    1995
    HENRY PRYOR
    ATHLETE/EDUCTOR
    1943
    NEUROLOGIST
    1974
    1996
    POLITICAL LEADER
    1964
    PROFESSIONAL ATHLETE - BASKETBALL
    1984
    1997
    PETER CROSS
    EDUCATOR & CHS COUNSELOR
    1954
    1998
    ARCHITECT
    1950
    POLICE OFFICER
    1983
    1999
    MUSICIAN & ACTRESS
    1993
    2000
    COMMUNICATION EXPERT
    1932
    2001
    NEWSPAPER PUBLISHER
    1962
    POET & AUTHOR PULITZER PRIZE WINNER
    1954
    2002
    PUBLISHER
    1968
    BARBARA RANKIN CHARNES
    ENVIRONMENTALIST
    1949
    2003
    JANE MUSKY
    PRODUCTION DESIGNER
    1972
    CHARLES COLEMAN
    LAWYER/JUDGE
    1983
    2004
    FILMMAKER
    1976
    ATHLETE/ENGINEER
    1984
    2005
    WRITER/PRODUCER
    1989
    ATHLETE/NAVY PILOT
    1979
    2006
    EDUCATOR
    1967
    MUSICIAN
    1971
    2007
    INVENTOR
    1944
     
    PHYSICIAN/ATTORNEY
    1979
    2008
    AUTHOR
    1965
     
    JOURNALIST
    1980
    2009
    HON. BENJAMIN COHEN
    FORMER SUPERIOR COURT JUDGE
    1962
     
    JOAN OPPENHEIMER COHEN
    SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGIST
    1963
    AMY COHEN
    WON NATIONAL COURT CASE FOR EQUAL RIGHTS FOR WOMEN IN SCHOOL SPORTS
    1988
     
    DAN COHEN
    SENIOR COORDINATING PRODUCER ONTHE FOX NEWS CHANNEL
    1991
    2010
    JUSTICE HELEN E. HOENS
    NEW JERSEY SUPREME COURT JUSTICE
    1972
     
    ROBERT VERDI
    CELEBRITY STYLIST & TELEVISION PERSONALITY
    1986
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     

    * Posthumous Award

     

     

Last Modified on July 16, 2012