Nominations for the Grand Island Senior High School Hall of Honor are accepted throughout each year. Nominations are reviewed each year and inductees are named. We are excited to announce the Hall of Honor Banquet & Celebration is projected to be held again in 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. Each year, at least one person is inducted into the Hall of Honor.
Online nominations are encouraged using the online form below. Email email@example.com with questions.
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. William Barrett
Class of 1948
Hall of Honor 1984
Teacher, author, computer engineer, electrical engineer, industrial scientist and inventor.
Dr. William A. Barrett was trained in physics and mathematics at the Universities of Nebraska and Utah. He invented a magnetic memory device for the Bell System.
Barrett has developed courses in computer engineering and language translation at Lehigh University. He designed a special compiler for the Hewlett-Packard Company.
He is currently forming a new company to develop and market intelligent integrated circuit design tools.