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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.

Robert Kriz

Class of 1934
Hall of Honor 1984

Robert L. Kriz entered the military in 1940 and served as a member of the Combat Infantry during World War II. He received more than ten decorations and citations for distinguished service on the African and European fronts, including the Purple Heart. His military pursuits were described in more than five publications.

In 1945 Kriz entered private business and established himself in five states. After his retirement, Kriz was elected mayor of Grand Island.

Mr. Kriz played a significant role in the recovery efforts after the tornadoes of June 3, 1980, and in the establishment of Grand Island as an All-American City for the third time.

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