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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. 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.

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