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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.

Leo B. Stuhr

Class of 1897
Hall of Honor 1984

Leo B. Stuhr was the son of pioneer settlers of Hall County who were among the 32 German immigrants who founded Grand Island in 1857.

In 1917, Mr. Stuhr was elected to the Nebraska House of Representatives and was named State Secretary of Agriculture in 1919. In 1930, President Hoover appointed Stuhr to the Federal Farm Board and he helped set up commodity marketing organizations.

Mr. Stuhr was one of the founders of the Hall County Historical Society and for many years dreamed of a museum to preserve the history of the area. It was through his generous bequest that the Stuhr Museum of the Prairie Pioneer was born.

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