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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.

Milan D. Bish

Class of 1947
Hall of Honor 1987

Milan D. Bish has been very successful in private business as the president of his companies, Mid-Continent Enterprises and Bish Machinery.

Mr. Bish was Republican State Chairman and Regional Political Director of the Committee to Elect Reagan-Bush.

In 1984, Bish completed a tenure as Ambassador in the eastern Caribbean with specific responsibility to five countries. In March of 1984, Ambassador Bish was presented the State Department’s “Superior Honor Award” by Secretary Schultz for his work in connection with the Grenada Rescue Mission crisis.

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