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.
Evalyn Murphy Ryan
Class of 1884
Hall of Honor 1984
Evalyn Murphy Ryan was a leader of the Democratic Party in Nebraska and served as Democratic National Committeewoman for 16 years.
Mrs. Ryan was one of the organizers of the Community Concert Association and the first president of the Woman’s Club in Grand Island.
Before her marriage, she began her community work as a teacher in the Grand Island Public Schools. Mrs. Ryan was one of the founders of the Hall County Red Cross in 1917 and was very active in the early League of Women Voters.