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Alumni Awards

The West High School seal includes the words “Non Nobis Solum,” Latin for “not for ourselves alone.” Derived from the Roman philosopher Cicero’s On Duties, the phrase stresses the belief that individuals should contribute to society for the greater good of humanity, not just for their own interests.

A key part of the West High Alumni Association’s mission is honoring alumni and individuals in our community who embody this phrase and another West High motto, “Home of Scholars and Champions.” Through our annual Alumni Awards, we honor individuals who embody this commitment to these ideals in their life and work, and demonstrate the role West High plays in preparing its students to make a difference in the community and the world.

You are invited to help identify those alumni and friends of West High who should be recognized for making outstanding contributions to their professional fields, for their dedication to volunteer endeavors, and for their ongoing support of West High School.

Whether it’s an alumna/us who is already making a difference early in their career, someone who bleeds red and black, or an individual who has a sustained record of community service, we’d like to know about them!

The period for submitting a nomination for the 2018 Alumni Awards has closed. To nominate an alumna/us in the future, please check back in early 2019. 

Award Categories

The West High Alumni Association has traditionally presented awards in the following categories.

Hall of Fame

The WHAA Hall of Fame Award is given to alumni who, during their lifetimes, have made contributions of outstanding significance to the West High School, either at a local, national or international level.

Athletic Hall of Fame

The WHAA Athletic Hall of Fame Award is given to alumni who were active in athletics at West and who have continued to excel in their athletic endeavors.

Alumna/us of the Year

The WHAA Alumna/us of the Year is given annually to a West High graduate who has made contributions of outstanding significance to the West High School, either at a local, national or international level.

Panther in the Community

The WHAA Outstanding Panther in the Community is given annually to alumni who have made significant contributions of service, volunteer and advocacy work in the community through their time, actions, talents, and dedication.

President's Award

The WHAA President’s Award is given annually to alumni or friends of West High who have who have made outstanding contributions to West High School or the WHAA.

Honorary Alumni

Each Year, the WHAA recognizes individuals whose contribution of time and effort to the West High are extraordinary and highly valued, although they are not an alumna/us of the school.

Previous Winners

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2018 Alumni Award Recipients

2018 Alumna of the Year
Lucy Cardenas

2018 Hall of Fame Inductee
David Kindig

2018 Panther in the Community
June Hiatt

2018 Panther in the Community
Una Taufa

2018 President’s Award
Roy Lee Grover

2018 Honorary Alumna
Lisa Sandstrom (pictured, left)

2018 Athletic Hall of Fame
Steve Merrell
Cory Merrell
Nick Merrell