Plattsmouth High School Hall of Fame
The Plattsmouth High School Hall of Fame was formed in 1998 and inducted its first members
in the year 2001. Our mission has been “honoring the past to challenge the future.” To that end,
the Hall of Fame committee has inducted 40 people who are excellent role models for today’s
students. We have inducted people who have been successful in high school, in their
community, in athletics, or in their chosen work field.
For the first several years we held the induction ceremony in conjunction with the Plattsmouth
High School Annual Alumni Banquet. But, it was always our intention to hold the ceremonies
in the high school, during the school day and at a school event so that the students and the
entire community could honor the Hall of Fame members and be inspired by their example.
In 2009 we were able to make that change in venue. What a pleasure it was to see the students
listening respectfully to the challenges of the inductees and applauding appropriately. The
ceremony ended with a reception for friends and family in high school library. That evening, at
a football game, the committee hosted a dinner prepared by the award-winning PHS Culinary
Arts Class. During halftime, the inductees of the day and the past were introduced to the
audience and congratulations continued on the stadium patio. We feel that this type of exposure
of the Hall of Fame Members to the public and the students represents our best attempt to
challenge today’s students to reach their fullest potential with examples of former students who
have succeeded in life.
As you might imagine, the events do come with a cost. We have, for the past eleven
years, used funds from the sale of ”Memorial Bricks” which you may have seen in the high
school entrances. That money is fast becoming depleted. We will continue with that method of
finance while finding it necessary to enlist new ways to financially support our endeavor. An
order form for a Memorial Brick is included here.