The Maine Township High School Educational Foundation, Maine West High School and the Maine West Alumni Association are seeking nominations for the annual Distinguished Alumni Award. This program will honor alumni who are noted in their field of endeavor and/or recognized for their expertise and good works by their peers. These Distinguished Alumni are people who exemplify the tradition of excellence fostered at Maine West High School. The awardees will be recognized at a public ceremony, the Senior Awards Assembly, at Maine West.

To be nominated, alumni must have distinguished themselves through achievement, service, and/or contributions to society. Nominees must have graduated from or been enrolled at Maine West at least 10 years ago.

Anyone may submit a nomination, whether or not you attended Maine West. Alumni may not nominate themselves. Posthumous nominations will be accepted. Using the accompanying form, please list the nominee’s “vitals” and explain—in 200 words or less—why this person should receive the Distinguished Alumni Award. Include your own contact information. Once the nomination is received, the candidate may be asked to provide additional personal information. For multiple nominations, you must fill out a separate form for each candidate.

A Selection Committee will evaluate the nominations and select the recipients of the Distinguished Alumni Award. All nominations will be kept on file and reconsidered for three years. After three years, a candidate must be re-nominated for consideration.

The voting takes place in January. The end of the nominating period for the current year is December 31.

Notes on the Nomination Form:
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Maine West High School
Distinguished Alumni Award
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