Valley Hall of Honor

  • Valley High School Hall of Honor Crest Overview

    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:


  • Nomination Criteria

     Please note that the criteria for nominations changed, effective Oct. 1, 2021.

  • Alumni Criteria

  • Valley High School Staff Criteria

  • Volunteer Criteria

Valley Alumni

  • 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

  • 2022 Inductees

  • 2021 — Hiatus

  • 2020 Inductees

  • 2019 Inductees

  • 2018 Inductees

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