Valley Hall of Honor
The Valley High School Hall of Honor was established to recognize outstanding alumni, educators, and community leaders who, through achievements, endeavors, leadership, and character, are positive role models for the student body of the West Des Moines Community Schools. These individuals have specifically dedicated their time and made significant contributions to the Valley High School community.
2023 Hall of Honor Inductees
Valley High School and West Des Moines Community Schools celebrated its 2023 Hall of Honor inductees on Friday, March 31, with a ceremony and reception in the Staplin Performing Arts Center.
The 2023 Valley High School Hall of Honor inductees are:
- Stacy Hanna, Valley High School Class of 1991, Alumni Award
- Ron Lambert, Valley High School Class of 1970, Alumni Award
- Maggie Ann Martin, Valley High School Class of 2012, Alumni Award
- Carl Pohlad (posthumous), Valley High School Class of 1934, Alumni Award
- Dr. Robert Brooks (posthumous), Staff Award
- Andi Lipman, Valley High School Class of 1981, Volunteer Award
Watch the Ceremony Online
Couldn't join us in person? You can re-stream the 2023 Hall of Honor Induction Ceremony here: https://www.facebook.com/events/612489037364907.
Please note that the criteria for nominations changed, effective Oct. 1, 2021.
From Olympic gold medalists to award-winning authors, the West Des Moines Community Schools has a history of excellence both inside and outside the classroom. Former students such as Olympian Shawn Johnson, “What’s Eating Gilbert Grape” author Peter Hedges, and American Idol contestant Katelyn Epperly provide our students true success stories they can look to and know they can also reach for the stars.
We love to stay connected with our graduates and find ways to celebrate their accomplishments long after they receive their diplomas.
Athletic Wall of Fame
Valley High School also has a Wall of Fame for students who have become state champions in individual events or have been named 1st Team All-State in a team sport. Teams that win a state title are recognized and placed on the Wall of Fame. Over 95 teams have won state championships at Valley High School, the most in the state of Iowa.
The Wall of Fame is located at Valley High School. The most recent 10 years of recipients line the walls near the Fieldhouse. All other years can be viewed on a kiosk.
Previous Hall of Honor Inductees
Hall of Honor FAQs
When is the nomination period open?
Nominations for the Valley High School Hall of Honor open each year on the Friday of Homecoming and typically last one month. Individuals selected to be inducted into the Hall of Honor will be notified in December, and a ceremony to honor the inductees will take place each spring.
Who can nominate someone for the Hall of Honor?
Anyone can nominate an individual. Please reference the criteria for each type of award.
Can current Valley employees be nominated?
Yes. Current Valley employees can be nominated for any of the three categories.
If I nominate someone this year and they don't receive an award, does my nomination carry over?
No. You will need to resubmit nominations each year.