Distinguished Alumni: Tradition of Excellence Awards

Established in the year 2000, the purpose of the Tradition of Excellence Awards is to honor Shorewood High School graduates and former staff who have distinguished themselves in a diverse range of areas, including community and public service; science, engineering, and technology; medicine and public health; the arts and humanities; business; government and political service; education; military service; philanthropy; and other professions committed to serving others. Previous honorees include Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist and U.S. Congressman and Secretary of Defense Les Aspin, among others. We hope to inspire today's students by honoring these alumni.
Shorewood Tradition of Excellence Award Honorees:


Honoring the School District "Founders"

In the early 1920's, the Shorewood School, now called Atwater School, was overcrowded from a rapidly growing school age population.. Through the courageous and visionary leadership of both the School Board and Village Board of Trustees, the Village of Shorewood took a giant step in the development of its outstanding educational system with the decision to build Lake Bluff Elementary and a multi-building high school campus.

School Board Leaders: Floyd A. Ross, Hugo Kuechenmeister, Dr. Claude Beebe (Received Award in 2007)

School Leaders: F. L. Cummins, Superintendent, Homer Hemenway, Superintendent, Oscar Granger, Principal and Dr. Grant Rahn Principal (Received Award in 2007)

Village Leaders: William J. Hubbard, Ernst von Briesen, George F. Ruez (Received Award in 2007)