The nomination period for the North Tonawanda City School District's visual and performing arts wall of fame has been extended to July 26. The nomination form is available at the district website, www.ntschools.org. Nominations can be submitted to the district administrative office.
Since the award began in 1997, 30 graduates and current staff members of the school district have been recognized for their contributions to the promotion or betterment of any visual or performing art. Past honorees have held career positions, including a classical guitarist, watercolor artist, news anchorwoman, theater costumer designer, symphony principal clarinetist as well as university and high school music and arts educators.
Nominations are being accepted for alumni or staff that are accomplished professionals in one of the following areas: fine arts, graphic art/design, broadcast media, music performance, art education, theater arts and music education.
Primary funding for the wall of fame ceremony is provided by the Remember Ryan Foundation Inc. The foundation was established in memory of Ryan A. Bertini to provide financial support for visual and performing arts activities and projects in area schools through educational grants, direct gifts and corporate sponsorships. More information and bios of past inductees can be found at www.RememberRyanFoundation.org.