Distinguished Alumni Recognitions

Nominations for the 2023 Distinguished Alumni are OPEN

The Distinguished Alumni Awards shall recognize graduates whose achievements, strength of character, and citizenship serve as role models to inspire and challenge today’s youth. The Distinguished Alumni Awards will be open each year to any alumnus or alumna who graduated from the Unit 4 or District 116 high schools no less than ten (10) years prior to that nomination year.

The Local Hero Award award recognizes individuals who have demonstrated their commitment to benefiting the Champaign-Urbana school community and/or public schools through their volunteer time and efforts. Local Hero recipient(s) volunteer activities must occur within the district boundaries of Unit 4 and District 116. The recipient must have graduated from high school no less than ten (10) years prior to that nomination year.

The Local Business Community Impact Award recipients will have demonstrated an impact on the school community and/or our public schools through their commitment to philanthropy, service, and volunteerism, or employing local high school graduates. This award recognizes a local business owner(s) with their business located in Champaign Unit 4 or Urbana District 116 boundaries, who graduated from high school no less than ten (10) years prior to that nomination year.

Meet the 2022 Distinguished Alumni Recipients
Meet the 2021 Distinguished Alumni Recipients

Past Distinguished Alumni