Gawle with the citation from the CT General Assembly. Photo: Susan Lash

Maybe they should call it the “Hawle” of Fame.

The Board of Education recently approved the creation of a Wilton Public Schools Hall of Fame. Now, they have announced that the first honoree to be inducted will be Wilton High School music teacher Frank “Chip” Gawle.

The recognition ceremony will be held on Thursday, June 16 at 7 p.m. in the Clune Auditorium.

The newly established Hall of Fame will be located in the hallway between the Zellner Gallery and the Clune Auditorium. It is being designed to honor Wilton Public Schools staff and graduates who have achieved national recognition in academics, the arts, athletics, or community service.

Gawle’s induction is based on his recognition by the GRAMMY Foundation as a 2016 Music Educator Award finalist. This past February, Gawle announced his plans to retire at the end of the 2015-16 school year.

The ceremony will be followed by a reception in the Zellner Gallery.