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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. 

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.


A night honoring distinguished alumni and educators

Tuesday, March 12, 2024 at Riverside Golf Club
5:30 pm Cocktails  |  6:30 pm Dinner


You are invited to attend the celebration.

Join the GIPS Foundation for an extraordinary event, Legends & Legacies. The Foundation is dedicated to honoring distinguished Grand Island Senior High Alumni to the Hall of Honor and celebrating our Legendary Educators. This event is a celebration of the remarkable individuals who have not only walked the hallowed halls of education but have also left an indelible mark on the hearts and minds of those they have touched. Join us as we celebrate these extraordinary alumni and the passionate educators. Legends & Legacies welcomes you to an evening of celebration, reflection, and recognition of those who have shaped the future through their commitment to knowledge and the pursuit of greatness.

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.

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