Hall of Achievement

Hall of Achievement Inductee


The Carthage Central School District proudly announces the 2018 Hall of Achievement winner; Mr. Joseph Shambo.


Mr. Shambo was an educator for the Carthage Central School District for 29 years as an Industrial Arts Teacher; Auto Mechanics.  During his tenure at Carthage Central, Mr. Shambo also served nine years as the junior-senior class advisor and four years as a rifle coach.


Before becoming an educator, Mr. Shambo was drafted into the United States Army where he served as a communications chief with the 3rd Armored Infantry Battalion in Worms Germany.  Mr. Shambo was discharged in December 1955.  Following his discharge from active duty, Mr. Shambo went to work for Carrier Corporation in Syracuse and realized he needed a college education, so he enrolled at Oswego State University and pursued a teaching career.


Mr. Shambo and his wife Margaret moved to Carthage in 1962 where they raised four children, two sons and two daughters, who all attended the Carthage Central School District.


A reception to recognize Mr. Shambo will be held on September 10, 2018 at 5:00 PM in the High School Commons Area outside the auditorium.  His picture will be added to the wall along with past recipients.  Please join us on September 10 to honor Mr. Joseph Shambo.


In the spring of 2004 the Carthage Central School District Board of Education established the Distinguished Contributor Hall of Achievement.  The Hall was established to "Recognize and celebrate persons associated with the Carthage Central School District by honoring those who have made outstanding contributions of time and talent, and served as positive role models for students of the District and the community at large." The establishment of the Hall and the selection of the first inductee, Paul Marolf, coincided with the District's 50th Anniversary celebration.  All inductees pictures and plaque are displayed in the Commons Area outside of the High School Auditorium. 


As part of the establishment of the Hall, the Board of Education will seek nominations for induction on an annual basis.  The Board of Education is encouraging community members to submit nominations for consideration.


Hall of Achievement Inductees:


The selection criteria as follows:
" An outstanding and unique contribution or level of service to the district, the profession of education or other good causes, whether it be at the local, regional, national, or international level, that advance education.  Nominees shall also have distinguished themselves in the areas of citizenship, leadership and dedication."
The nominee must have been associated with the District at least ten (10) years prior to nomination.  Candidates must also represent a positive model to students of the District. They can NOT be an active employee of the District at the time of nomination.
Anyone may nominate a person for this distinction, except the individual himself/herself.  Posthumous nominations will be accepted.  Nomination forms will be available at the Superintendent's Office, or by using this link to download the form.  

Send Completed Application To:

Carthage Central School District

25059 Woolworth Street

Carthage, New York 13619