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Hall of Honor

Nominations for the Grand Island Senior High School Hall of Honor are accepted throughout each year. The Hall of Honor Committee will review all submitted nominations and honor inductees every other year. We are excited to announce the Hall of Honor Banquet & Celebration will be held again on Tuesday, March 12, 2024.

The Hall of Honor, inaugurated in 1983, recognizes Grand Island Senior High School alumni who have made a significant and lasting contribution to the betterment of society. Nominees must have graduated more than 20 years ago from the high school.

Dr. Arthur F. Bentley

Class of 1885
Hall of Honor 1989

Dr. Arthur F. Bentley is now considered to be one of the foremost American scholars of this century. His research and writing encouraged the creation of a new method of studying human society:  the behavioral sciences.

To complete his undergraduate degree from John Hopkins University, Bentley researched the condition of central Nebraska farmers in the early 1880’s.  This work is today considered to be one of the most significant studies done on western agricultural history.

His book, “The Process of Government:  A Study of Social Pressures,” is a classic in the field of political science.

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