Garinger High School, Charlotte North Carolina

Hall of Fame

The Garinger High School Hall of Fame is one of our oldest traditions and the highest honor we give to a Wildcat graduate. The year was 1941 when Dr. Garinger, along with the faculty and students of Central High School established the Hall of Fame to honor outstanding alumni from Charlotte High School, Alexander Graham High School and Central High School. The first two members were inducted at commencement in 1941.

In 1959, under the leadership of Principal Edward Sanders, all the traditions of Central High School moved to the new Garinger High School including the Hall of Fame. To be selected to the Hall of Fame, a member must be a graduate of one of the four schools. The inductee must have excelled in their chosen profession, demonstrated superior leadership talents, integrity and a strong lifelong commitment to service, our school motto.

Click here to download a list of the current Garinger High School Hall of Fame.

Nominee Requirements:

  • 20 years since graduating from Garinger, Central, Alexander Graham or Charlotte High with lifelong commitment to service, our school motto.
  • Outstanding Role Model for the students with demonstration of superior leadership talents and/or outstanding achievement in chosen profession.
  • Recognized for integrity and free of negative or criminal behavior.

Additional Considerations:

  • Demonstration of service or representation of Garinger resulting in local, state or national recognition.
  • Evidence of personal sacrifice for career goals and/or overcoming personal obstacles.

Nominate a Candidate for the Garinger High School Hall of Fame

To nominate a candidate for the Hall of Fame, please complete this application and mail to:

Garinger Education Foundation
1100 Eastway Drive, Charlotte, N.C. 28205

or email to no later than April 1.  Download Application.