The Texarkana, Ark., School District is accepting nominations for Distinguished Alumni for the 2015-2016 school year. Nominations will be accepted through Friday, October 23.

Nominees must be recognized for outstanding contribution in business, professional, or vocational endeavors. They must be of high moral character and integrity and recognize and support public education. Finally, nominees must be graduates or former students of Arkansas High School, Washington High School and/or North Heights High School.

Past recipients of the award include Judge Carlton Jones, Judge Joe Griffin, Hayes McClerkin, LeAnne Purifoy Wright, I. Donald Nelson, Dr. Jerry Shipp, Judge Susan Webber-Wright, Lt. Col. Delois Gamble and Mark Wilson.

The award, started by the Class of 1984, has been given to more than 40 former students over the past 30 years.

Nomination forms are available here or may be picked up at the TASD administration office at 3435 Jefferson Ave., Texarkana, Ark. 71854.

For more information contact Genia Bullock at 870-772-3371.