Chaparral Elite

The Aubrey Education Foundation created the Chaparral Elite, a hall of fame, to honor and recognize Aubrey Independent School District students and graduates, military service veterans, teachers, administrators, staff and friends who have shown excellence in their achievements and contributions to the school district.

Membership Categories

Membership to the Chaparral Elite will be given to Aubrey ISD alumni who have made successful achievement after high school in areas such as governmental service, business, entertainment, music, theater and athletics as well as other noteworthy postgraduate achievements.

The Chaparral Elite will also honor exceptional administrators, staff or other individuals and groups that helped create a world-class institution at Aubrey ISD.

Chaparral Elite
Note: The Chaparral Elite may be referenced as “The Elite ” in this document.

A.  Categories of Selection

B. Guiding Principles of the Chaparral Elite Selection Process:

  1. The selection process of the Elite shall be conducted annually with formal induction ceremonies held during the AEF Annual Evening for Education and during the falling Homecoming game. Selection meetings by the SC will be held each fall/summer with December 31 being the deadline for submissions.

  2. The inaugural class for the Elite will be larger than succeeding classes to allow for the inclusion of worthy individuals.  After the Elite is established, the SC shall strive to select classes of not less than 2 new inductees nor larger than 6 inductees.  (For purposes of display, an even number of new inductees is preferred.)

  3. The preferred slate of induction formalities includes an induction ceremony in which the inductees may speak in acceptance of the honor, as well as recognition at an  official Aubrey school activity.

  4. Recognition plaques will be installed at Aubrey High School (AHS) and a separate plaque shall be presented to each inductee.  Plaques to be installed at AHS will include a picture of the recipient and a description of the role and contribution of the honoree to Aubrey ISD.

  5. In the selection of deserving inductees, the nomination process is vital. Nominations shall be provided by persons familiar with the individual and with the particular qualifications of the nominee’s contributions and accomplishments.  Those who nominate are requested to gather and provide substantial evidence of the nominee’s “special worthiness.”  As much of this evidence is subjective; nominators are encouraged to document this evidence through a number of sources.

  6. The individual members of the SC are encouraged to spend additional time outside  the formal Chaparral Elite meetings to ascertain and validate the credentials of nominees. The selection to the Elite shall be determined on a basis beyond the meeting of the years requirement.  Selectors and nominators should seek evidence of selfless contributions and/or a role in the betterment of a facet of the Aubrey ISD culture, spirit, traditions, stature and/or prestige.

  7. Complete nominations shall remain active for a period of two years.  Should the  nominee not be selected, a new nomination may be submitted for selection.  Updated forms will be made available with new information added to the nomination if desired.

Selection Committee

Selection and induction into the Chaparral Elite will be overseen by a selection committee comprised of members of the AEF and Aubrey ISD administration.

Nominations for the 2024 Hall of Fame class are due June 30, 2024. The inductees will be announced at the AHS football Homecoming game.

Committees Operating Policies & Amendment Procedures

  1. The sole purpose of this Committee for the Chaparral Elite is to aid with the establishment and administration of the Chaparral Elite.  It may be amended at any time with the agreement of a  majority decision of the voting members of the Aubrey Education Foundation Board of Directors.

  2. Selection of nominees into the Chaparral Elite shall be determined by a sufficient consensus  of 75% or more by the voting members.  Voting for induction shall be conducted by ballot.

  3. Records and documents of proceedings and business shall be kept by the  AEF Executive Director.  Vital records, such as inductee lists, dates of induction, business records, financial transactions, decisions regarding ceremony dates, sites, etc. shall be recorded by the secretary (selected & appointed at meetings of the SC).  

Chaparral Elite Selection Committee Responsibilities:

Induction into the Chaparral Elite shall be determined by a Selection Committee (referred toin this document as “SC” chosen from members of the Aubrey Education Foundation, Aubrey ISD Leadership and others deemed to be qualified and interested in both Aubrey ISD, Aubrey  High School and the Chaparral Elite.  The SC will perform the task of soliciting nominations for selection into the Elite as well as the actual selection of nominees for induction.  The SC will also assume responsibility for the physical establishment of the Chaparral Elite as well as its maintenance.The Aubrey Education Foundation will provide sufficient financial support to conduct various induction ceremonies and plaques.

Selection Committee Composition:

The Chaparral Elite SC shall be comprised of the following voting members:                     

From Aubrey Education Foundation:

  • Committee Chair

  • Member (5)

From Aubrey ISD Staff:

  • AISD Superintendent

  • AHS Principal

Further, the SC will solicit non-voting input from others within the AISD community to include but not limited to:  School Principals and Assistant Principals, AISD Athletic Director, AISD Guidance Counselors, citizens, etc. 

Voting members of the SC shall serve a two-year term, after which they may resign or volunteer for an additional term or terms.

Selection to the Chaparral Elite by the SC shall be determined by a fair and equitable nominating process, a thorough examination of credentials by the SC and by means of a thoughtful considerate and open-minded process. Voting members are reminded that the Chaparral Elite strives to present a diverse, balanced population of inductees. The various categories recognize different achievements by individuals performing in vastly different ways.

Nomination Form

If you know of someone who deserves to be a Chaparral Elite, please fill out a nomination form.

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