• Every year since 2011, Rockford Area Schools has recognized the achievements of outstanding alumni with a Distinguished Alumni award, as well as district residents with an Honorary Diploma through a selection process by the Tradition of Excellence committee.  The recipients of both these awards are honored during the superintendent’s dinner followed by the commencement exercises in June.

    An Honorary Diploma is annually conferred to an individual  who demonstrates high standards of excellence in their personal and professional achievements as a way of honoring the distinguished citizen's contribution to the district. Notable contributions can include, but are not limited to, financial support that impacted students, volunteer time supporting academic achievement, or academic support for initiating programs.

    Honorary Diploma Nomination Form


  • Past Honorary Diploma Recipients

    2018 - Steve Huston

    2017 - Chuck Grabowski

    2016 - Dr. Allen Moen

    2015 – Marlys and Gordy Thomas

    2014 - Marilyn Nelson

    2013 - William Halverstadt

    2012 - Erica Cates

    2011 - Margaret Gates

               Laura Francis