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
West Des Moines Community Schools is excited to announce six outstanding alumni, staff members, and volunteers who will be inducted into the Valley High School Hall of Honor this spring.
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
2023 Hall of Honor Ceremony
Save the date for the 2023 Valley High School Hall of Honor Ceremony and Reception! Join us on Friday, March 31, 2023, at 7 p.m. at the Staplin Performing Arts Center to honor and celebrate these individuals and their monumental contributions to our community. The ceremony is free and open to the public.
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
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.
No. You will need to resubmit nominations each year.