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.
Frederick E. Gaines
Class of 1955
Hall of Honor 1992
Fred Gaines started writing with some seriousness as an eighth grader at Walnut Junior High when one of his plays was performed at a school assembly.
As a member of the Marine Corps, he made the decision to pursue writing as a career. He was awarded a Fulbright Fellowship and in 1965 studied at Manchester University in England. His first real professional break was at the Asolo Theatre in Sarasota, Florida where four of his plays were produced.
Fred was appointed Associate Professor of Theatre at Lawrence University in Wisconsin in 1978. He is presently teaching and producing plays in Washington, D.C., Minneapolis, and Appleton.