New Trier Township High School Alumni Achievement Awards and Hall of Honor
Seeking Nominations for the 2022 Alumni Achievement Awards
Do you know a New Trier High School graduate who has made a significant impact in his or her career field or the greater community? Nominations are now open for the 2022 New Trier High School Alumni Achievement Awards.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, New Trier and the New Trier Educational Foundation were forced to postpone plans to honor a new class of alumni honorees in 2021. The selection committee has kept all the nominations for the Class of 2021 on file, so any nominations submitted last year will be considered during the 2022 selection process. There is no need to resubmit a previous nomination. New nominations are being accepted now.
The nomination deadline is April 9, 2021 by 5 p.m. Anyone may nominate a graduate through the school’s easy online form here.
New Trier launched the recognition program during the 2010-2011 school year and has inducted 61 honorees since (their biographies can be found below). Most of these honorees have returned to the school to share their memories in inspirational discussions with students at New Trier and at awards dinners hosted by the New Trier Educational Foundation. The 2022 event date, location, and format are still to be determined, so stay tuned!
Nominees may range from well-known alumni to unsung heroes. The selection committee can consider only alumni whose names have been submitted, so don’t assume a famous alumnus or alumna has already been nominated.
Recipients of the New Trier Township High School Alumni Achievement Awards must:
- Be graduates of New Trier who have had outstanding careers, resulting in a direct and significant impact in their fields for a minimum of five years
- Demonstrate outstanding leadership, character, and service to the community
- Have school and career records that reflect the values of the New Trier motto: “To commit minds to inquiry, hearts to compassion, and lives to the service of humanity”
In addition, alumni may be nominated in the Young Alumnus Award category. Anyone nominated in this category must:
- Be younger than age 40 at the time of the nomination
- Demonstrate potential for leadership in his or her chosen career and in service to the community
- Reflect the values of the New Trier motto
The decision to award an honoree in any category, including the Young Alumnus category, is at the sole discretion of the Alumni Achievement Awards Selection Committee. The committee includes a current student, faculty members, administrators, alumni, and community members.
Recipients of the New Trier Alumni Achievement Award also are inducted into the Alumni Hall of Honor, located near the second floor rotunda on the Winnetka Campus. The hall features plaques and an interactive touch screen monitor with information about the honorees.
Since New Trier’s Alumni Achievement Awards began in 2011, 52 recipients have joined the Alumni Hall of Honor for exemplifying the school’s motto: “To commit minds to inquiry, hearts to compassion, and lives to the service of humanity.” The majority of honorees also have returned to New Trier to share their experiences in discussions with current students during the week of the awards dinner.