Murfreesboro City Schools Seek Hall of Fame Nominations

Jul 12, 2023 at 08:07 pm by WGNS Radio News

(Murfreesboro, TN) Murfreesboro City Schools (MCS) seeks nominations for the 2nd annual MCS Hall of Fame.  The MCS Hall of Fame recognizes and honors exceptional career individuals, including teachers and non-teachers, that have made significant contributions to MCS and its students. 

“The Hall of Fame helps preserve the history and impact of Murfreesboro City Schools,” says Dr. Trey Duke, Director of Schools. “Everyone has a favorite teacher, bus driver or cafeteria worker that has made an impact on their life and our community. These individuals deserve to be honored.”


Up to ten individuals will be selected annually for this recognition. To be eligible for nomination, individuals must have been employed with MCS for a minimum of 10 years and retired for at least five years.  Inductees can be living or deceased.

“Our inaugural class was incredible and included principals, teachers, a cafeteria manager and superintendents,” says Duke. “This is an exceptional opportunity to recognize citizens that have shaped education in Murfreesboro.”

Nominations can be submitted online ( through a paper application. Both the online document and paper applications can be found at  Nominations are currently open and will be accepted through August 15. 

Nominees will fall under the following categories:

  • Heritage – Retired Pre-1980
    ·         Tradition – Retired 1981 – 2000
    ·         Contemporary – Retired 2001 – Present

Information can also be found at or by emailing Lisa Trail at

A selection committee including retired educators, current staff members, and community members has been formed to oversee the MCS Hall of Fame. Committee members will review all nominations and select the honorees.  A celebration will be held in Fall 2023 to recognize Hall of Fame members. 

MCS has a rich history of serving Murfreesboro for over 125 years.  Through this time, schools have changed in name and size.  School reports from 1895 show two schools with 641 students, and twelve teachers. From that time, MCS has grown to become one of the top twenty-five school districts in student enrollment in Tennessee with 13 schools serving nearly 9,500 students. 

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