• Three Award Categories

    1. Athletic Hall of Fame
    2. Distinguished NHS Alumni
    3. Distinguished NWRI Educator

Athletic Hall of Fame

  • 2018
    Michael. E. Chandler
    James O. Choate
    Coach James O. Snell

    2017
    Galen Swinger
    John Prashum
    William "Buzz" Daughtery

    2016
    Andy Guethle
    Jack Morrison
    Christina Winkler

    2015
    Brian Boehringer
    Stan Nelson
    Debbie Stark

    2014
    Tom Clardy
    Ed Garrett
    Kristi (Snell) Lee

Distinguished Alumni

  • 2018
    Alan D. Means, PE
    Judge Darrell E. Missey
    Ruth Geerdes Wisdom, Rn, BSN

    2017
    Shannon Shy
    JoAnn Karll
    Bill May

    2016 
    Susie Lipton Adams, PhD
    Will Nance
    Robert Yarbrough, PhD

    2015
    Captain J.L. Cummins
    Dennis Fuchs
    Victoria (Goad) James

    2014
    Kathleen (Holtgrewe) Weber
    Lynda (Bobbitt) Burgman
    Nelson Weber

Distinguished Educator

  • 2018
    Trudie Land Garrett
    Elaine Koehler
    Kathy Scharnhorst

    2017
    Jeanne Rothermel
    Jim White
    Dr. Thomas Gosebrink

    2016
    Barb Gilcrease
    Grace Self
    Don Gilespie

    2015
    Pam (Cullen) Penrose
    James Raspberry
    Betty (Boemler) Schrader

    2014
    Paul Haug
    Tom Orear
    Sherri Talbott

Award Criteria

  • Athletic Hall of Fame

    Nominees will be NHS graduates who have been out of school at least ten years and who were;

    • selected to the First All-State Team or were State Champion
    • selected to the Second All-State Team or placed second in state
    • set and held a NHS record for five years or longer
    • selected to the All-Metro First Team
    • finished in the top six in the state multiple times
    • received All-Conference honors
    • received All-District honors
    • excelled at the collegiate level

    (NOTE:  nomination criteria is not listed in weighted order.)


    Distinguished NHS Alumni

    Nominees will have graduated from NHS at least ten years prior to selection and will be evaluated for;

    • excellence, accomplishments and recognition in their fields
    • continuing contributions to the Northwest schools 

    Distinguished NWRI Educator

    Nominees will be retired Northwest R-I School District teachers or administrators who;

    • had a significant and lasting impact on the lives of their students
    • retired from Northwest school at the end of his/her teaching career

    NOTE:  Posthumous nominations will be considered.