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.
Josephine A. Brown
Class of 1899
Hall of Honor 1992
Josephine A. Brown’s life’s work was with the YWCA.
In 1912, together with Margaret O’Connell, National Field Secretary for the YWCA, Josephine organized a campaign for the organization of the YWCA in Hall County. That year the YWCA became a reality.
One of twelve children, Josephine spent eleven years in China organizing rural centers for the education of Chinese women and training leaders to conduct schools in the reading and writing of the Chinese Language. She later returned to the United States where she continued her work through the China Relief Association.