Nomination Process

Wall of Honor Nominations

To perpetuate our tradition of excellence and inspire current students, outstanding alumni are selected annually by the Olathe Public Schools Alumni Association for Wall of Honor recognition. The purpose of this prestigious award is to recognize Olathe School District alumni for their lifetime achievements.

Candidates must be Olathe Public Schools graduates, must have graduated at least 20 years prior to the nomination, and must have attained a high level of achievement in at least one of the following areas: personal and/or professional life; community/ humanitarian service; or lifelong commitment to educational excellence.

The first class of honorees was inducted in 2007. Additional graduates will be selected each year by a committee of the Olathe Public Schools Alumni Association.

Distinguished Person of Honor Nominations

The purpose of this award is to recognize current or former Olathe Public Schools staff for lifetime achievements. Candidates for the Distinguished Person of Honor must have made a positive impact and/or great achievement in at least one of the following areas: personal and/or professional life; community/humanitarian service; or commitment to educational excellence in the Olathe Public Schools. The first Distinguished Person of Honor was recognized in 2012. One additional honoree is selected each year.

Nominations for both awards are accepted on an ongoing basis, but must be received by March 1 to be considered for that year’s inductions. Nomination forms are available on the alumni association’s website.