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Hall of Honor

Public schools have existed on Galveston Island since 1884. In those 139 years, many notable individuals have walked the halls of Galveston schools, including the 18 individuals highlighted below. These outstanding Ball High School and Central High School graduates have distinctly distinguished themselves as role models within their profession or in their communities and comprise the inaugural class of inductees that will be memorialized in the Galveston Public Schools Hall of Honor.

"I am really proud of the work that the Hall of Honor has done," GISD Superintendent Dr. Jerry Gibson said.

"Upon my arrival two years ago, I was informed that the beginning of a Hall of Fame Committee was being formed. I encouraged them that we should have a Hall of Honor instead of a Hall of Fame. In many instances, a Hall of Fame is tied to athletics and I was learning about the successful businessmen, doctors, lawyers and so many more categories who had graduated from Ball High School. I thought we would be short-changing ourselves and our alumni to only look at our successful athletes. This is long overdue and I will be excited to watch the inductees grow each year."

Detailed information about each Hall of Honor inductee is available in the "Honoree Bios" section on the right-hand side of this page.

The individuals below were honored during an official induction ceremony hosted by Mario's Seawall Italian Restaurant on Jan. 19, 2023. 

 

Click Here to view the letter sent to Nominators for the Hall of Honor Ceremony.

InvitationtoNominators.pdf

Hall of Honor Committee

Angela Wilson
President
Dr. Vivian Hernandez
Mark Kelso
Rob Lewis
Rey Medellin
David O'Neal
Sherman Elias
Dyann Polzin
Stephanie Fontenot
Eric Mueller

If you are interested in serving or would like to nominate someone for the committee this year or in the future, please send an email to hallofhonor@gisd.org.

Honoree Bios