The Hudsonville Public Schools’ (HPS) Alumni Hall of Fame, in partnership with the Hudsonville Education Foundation (HEF), has been established to celebrate the achievements and talents of our distinguished alumni. The HPS Alumni Hall of Fame recognizes individuals who have made exceptional achievements in their field, significant contributions to Hudsonville Public Schools, and/or unique contributions to their communities on a local, state, national, or global level. The selection of these individuals is intended to recognize and encourage a tradition of excellence, achievement, commitment, and dedication.
The current categories of recognition are:
- Cultural/Performing Arts
- Career Accomplishments (including military recognition)
- Service to Hudsonville Public Schools/Community
- Honorary Achievement – Contribution to the Hudsonville Public Schools/Community
Anyone can nominate a candidate for induction into the HPS Distinguished Alumni Hall of Fame.
New inductees will be selected and honored annually. Commemorative plaques will be presented to the inductee at the annual Eagles of Excellence Gala. Recognition of the distinguished alumni will be displayed on the Academic Wall of Excellence located in the vestibule of the northwest entrance of Hudsonville High School.
Nominees in the categories of Cultural/Performing Arts, Career Accomplishments, or Service to Hudsonville Public Schools/Community must have graduated from Hudsonville High School at least five years prior to nomination.
Posthumous awards may be granted in all categories.
Each year, the HEF board will carefully review each nomination and select inductees. Nominees not selected for induction will not carry over into the next year.
There will be a limit to the number of inductees that will be allowed per year. No self-nominations, please.
Cultural/Performing Arts – This individual is a graduate of HPS and recognized for achievements in the cultural, visual, or performing arts and/or contributions to the promotion of cultural activities on a local, state, national, or global level.
Career Accomplishments (including military recognition) – This individual is a graduate of HPS and recognized for achievement in his or her profession which has resulted in a direct and significant impact in his or her field. The nominee has demonstrated unique talents and/or accomplishments.
Service to Hudsonville Public Schools/Community – This individual is a graduate of HPS and recognized for service to the Hudsonville Public Schools or to community or society by sustained example or contribution, and by serving as a major influence in the lives of Hudsonville students or in the community/society through acts of leadership.
Honorary Achievement/Contribution to the Hudsonville Public Schools/Community – This individual is recognized for service to the Hudsonville Public Schools by sustained example or contribution, and by serving as a major influence in the lives of Hudsonville students through acts of leadership. Hudsonville High School graduation is not a requirement in this category.