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.
Online nominations are encouraged using the online form below. Email email@example.com with questions.
Nominations due November 1
Paper nominations also accepted using the PDF below. Paper nomination forms must be returned to the Grand Island Public Schools Foundation, Attn: Kari Hooker-Leep, 123 S. Webb Rd., PO Box 4904, Grand Island, NE 68802.
Dr. S. Burt Wolbach
Class of 1898
Hall of Honor 1983
Dr. S. Burt Wolbach was a faculty member of Harvard Medical School and Shattuck professor of pathological anatomy.
He discovered the means of transmission of Rocky Mountain spotted fever and received the Polish governmental award, “Commander of the Order of Polonia Restituta” for his research into the cause and transmission of typhus fever.