Dawn Robinson, Chief School Performance Officer
Matthew Hayes, North Learning Community Superintendent
Jessica Holbrook, Cornelius Elementary School Principal
As outlined in Policy FF (Naming of School Buildings or Other Facilities), the superintendent may recommend to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Board of Education that a portion or specific area on a campus be named for an individual whose name has special significance and/or who made an outstanding contribution to the school or school system.
James Hoyt Wilhelm, who played baseball at Cornelius High, was inducted in to the Major League Baseball Hall of Fame in 1985 after a 21-year career in which he amassed 227 saves and 143 wins. A petition, which has 300-plus signatures, is now being circulated to name the park site in the town of Cornelius the "James Hoyt Wilhelm Memorial Athletic Complex." The Board of Education is working collaboratively with the Cornelius PARC Commission and Town Board, which are also expected to vote to the name of the park this year. The Cornelius School Leadership Team has submitted a letter of support, which is attached, for the naming of the park site at Cornelius Elementary. The park site, a joint-use facility between CMS and the Town of Cornelius, is located on school district property.
Recommend Approval of Naming Park Site in the Town of Cornelius the James Hoyt Wilhelm Memorial Athletic Complex.