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Nominations accepted for WCMS Wall of Fame
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Gerald Tidwell

It’s been 25 years since Warren County Middle School came into existence in 1994.

During the past quarter century, many educators and school employees have made a lasting impact. WCMS principal Gerald Tidwell wants to honor those contributors and is creating a WCMS Wall of Fame to be located in the school’s front hallway.

“There have been numerous educators and staff members here who have made a tremendous, positive impact on the lives of students,” said Tidwell. “We would like to begin recognizing some of those individuals by inducting them into the WCMS Wall of Fame. Our goal is for Wall of Fame nominees to be remembered and rewarded for the outstanding contributions they made to the overall growth and development of each student they encountered at WCMS.”

There are nomination requirements. Among those, the person must have been an employee of WCMS for at least 10 years and been retired for a minimum of five. All former employees are eligible, including teachers, secretaries, cafeteria workers, aides, administrators, and custodians. Nominees are expected to have exhibited good citizenship and high moral character.

An official nomination form must be completed for the person to be considered. Forms are available at the WCMS front desk or on the school’s website. A typed letter explaining why the person should be inducted should also be included.

The WCMS Team Leader Committee, composed of 16 members, will evaluate the nominees and make its selection during its meeting in May. The inaugural class will contain up to five individuals with future classes expected to be limited to three. The deadline to submit a nomination is May 1.

Nominations not chosen this year will be left on file for future consideration.

Nominations can be mailed to Wall of Fame Committee, c/o Gerald Tidwell, 200 Caldwell Street, McMinnville, TN 37110. Nominations can also be emailed to

For more information, call the school at 473-6557.