Nominations being sought for Holtz ‘20 Under 20’ recognition

EAST LIVERPOOL — In conjunction with its 20-year celebration in 2018, the Lou Holtz/Upper Ohio Valley Hall of Fame will accept nominations to recognize “20 Under 20” – 20 young people of the Valley who are excelling in their pursuits and also giving back to their communities.

Those eligible for nomination are residents of Beaver County, Pa.; Hancock, Brooke and Ohio counties in West Virginia; and Columbiana and Jefferson counties in Ohio who will be at least 10 years old but no older than 19 years old on June 4, 2018.

The nominees should show a pursuit of excellence in either academics or extra-curricular activities such as athletics, art, music, theater, etc., and also should have demonstrated some type of concern and stewardship for the community in which they live or the world at large, either by membership in organized group activities or development of an individual project.

“We want to showcase these potential ‘future hall-of-famers’ for what they are and encourage their continued dedication to the advancement of their own goals and the betterment of their community,” explained Hall of Fame Director Robin Webster.

“Our nomination form for our regular inductees into the Hall of Fame explains that to be considered, a person should exhibit achievement in their chosen field but also show philanthropic contributions to society that will have a lasting significance upon the lives of others. We know these traits don’t suddenly appear in adulthood but are cultivated from a young age. The bronze plaques on our walls here are a testament to so much of the good that already has come out of the Upper Ohio Valley. We hope area residents will take a look at the deserving young people they know and nominate them, helping us put some focus on the fact that there is still so much greatness developing here,” Webster noted.

The 20 youth selected will each receive a ticket for themselves and a guest to attend the Hall of Fame’s June 4, 2018, banquet, where they will be profiled in the printed program and acknowledged. Each also will receive a certificate of recognition signed by Lou Holtz.

Nominations may be made by a family member, teacher, employer or friend. Forms are available at the Hall of Fame or can be printed from the website at The deadline for submitting a nomination is April 4, 2018.

For information, contact Webster at (330) 386-5443.