CCSD Alumnus & Oakland Raiders' Art Shell Honored at North Charleston High
On Friday, April 6, 2012, Charleston County School District (CCSD) welcomed professional football legend and former head coach Art Shell for a special "Hometown Hall of Famer" recognition ceremony at North Charleston High School.
The national "Hometown Hall of Famer" program, presented by the Hall of Fame and Allstate Insurance Company, is designed to recognize professional football’s greatest players in their hometown communities.
At the event, students, community leaders, and district representatives gathered to honor Shell for his great contributions to sports.
Shell grew up in North Charleston and attended the district's former Bonds-Wilson High School before attending Maryland State College and then beginning his professional career in sports.
"Hometown Hall of Famers has been warmly embraced by communities and Hall of Famers alike,” said George Veras, Pro Football Hall of Fame Enterprises president and Chief Executive Officer. "We are thrilled to continue our partnership with Allstate to bring the Pro Football Hall of Fame to communities across the country and congratulate Art Shell and North Charleston High School on bringing a piece of the Pro Football Hall of Fame to North Charleston.”
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