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Distinguished Alumni Awards

Download the 2020 Nomination form. (PDF)

A paper copy will be included in the Winter 2019 issue of the YellowJacket alumni magazine.

The 2018 recipients of The Distinguished Alumni Awards

2018 Distinguished Alumni Award Winners - Kurt Root, Class of 1985, Jake Smith, Class of 2008, Don Goetz, Class of 1970, Eliot "Bang" Williams, Class of 1960, Donny Crossman, Class of 1999.

2018 Distinguished Alumni Award Winner

2018 Distinguished Alumni Award Winners - Jake Smith, Class of 2008, Don Goetz, Class of 1970, Kurt Root, Class of 1985, Donny Crossman, Class of 1999, Eliot "Bang" Williams, Class of 1960.

The Gilbert Heritage Award 

Presented to Don Goetz, Class of 1970 for accomplishments that bring honor and pride to all alumni and represent the heritage and traditions of The Gilbert School.

Don Goetz


Young Alumni Achievement Award

Presented to Jake Smith, Class of 2008 for serving as a role model for younger individuals through continued success and achievements, and who graduated within the last 20 years.

Distinguished Professional Achievement Award


Presented to Eliot "Bang" Williams, Class of 1960 for noteworthy career accomplishments, dedication to excellence, and respect among colleagues.


The W.L. Gilbert Award for Outstanding Community Service


Presented to Kurt Root, Class of 1985 for displaying exceptional service toward the betterment of life in the community, and honoring the philanthropic spirit of our founder.

Kurt Root


Outstanding Athlete Award


Presented to Donny Crossman, Class of 1999 for outstanding character, sportsmanship, positive attitude, and team approach in competition and in life.

Donny Crossman


Award recipients were acknowledged at a special ceremony during Homecoming Weekend 2018.

Those graduates attending the Homecoming 2018 Alumni Brunch were able to meet with, and congratulate the winners in person!

The Distinguished Alumni Awards are sponsored by The W.L. Gilbert Trust Corporation.

 

Distinguished Alumni Winners to Date


2017 Award Winners

Jennifer Sherman Willoughby
2017 Young Alumni Achievement Award Jennifer Sherman Willoughby
Andrea Darcey Ellinger
2017 Distinguished Professional Achievement Award winner Andrea Darcey Ellinger
Mary Lou Cassotto
The W.L. Gilbert Award for Outstanding Community Service 2017 Mary Lou Cassotto
Leo Mayo
Outstanding Athlete Award 2017 Leo Mayo
Fortuna
The 2017 Gilbert Heritage Award presented to Elaine Fortuna, honorary graduate for accomplishments that bring honor and pride to all alumni and represent the heritage and traditions of The Gilbert School.