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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.

Helen Stauffer

Class of 1939
Hall of Honor 1983

Helen Winter Stauffer is the author of Mari Sandoz: Storycatcher of the Plains. This definitive biography is the culmination of a career centering on Great Plans Literature, most notably female authors, such as Sandoz, Cather and Aldrich.

Returning to college after raising her family, Stauffer taught at Grand Island Senior High before joining the faculty at Kearney State College.

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