The Sedalia School District Foundation Distinguished Alumni Award has been established to recognize graduates of Smith-Cotton High School for outstanding achievements and contributions to society following graduation.‭  ‬These recipients reflect strong role models with strengths of character and citizenship to inspire and challenge today’s students.
The criteria for selection of this award are:

  • Candidates must have graduated from Smith-Cotton High School at least‭ ‬10‭ ‬years prior to nomination.
  • Candidates must have contributed to society,‭ ‬education and/or their respective communities in an exemplary manner.
  • Candidates must have achieved outstanding success in any of the following areas:‭  ‬the arts,‭ ‬business,‭ ‬community service,‭ ‬humanitarian efforts,‭ ‬education or a profession.
  • The‭ ‬Distinguished Alumni Award is presented every year during Homecoming weekend.‭ 

The nomination form,‭ ‬along with two letters of recommendation,‭ ‬and any other materials supporting the nomination must be submitted to the SSDF office by‭ ‬May‭ ‬22,‭ ‬2020.‭ ‬Mail to the Sedalia School District Foundation,‭ ‬P.‭ ‬O.‭ ‬Box‭ ‬2505,‭ ‬Sedalia,‭ ‬MO‭ ‬65302-2505‭ ‬or call us at‭ ‬660-829-2562‭ ‬to make other arrangements for delivery.

‬Distinguished Alumni Award Nomination Instruction Sheet

Distinguished Alumni Award Nomination Form

A Microsoft Word fillable form version of the Distinguished Alumni Award Nomination is available through email by contacting the Foundation at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Hall of Fame

The Sedalia School District‭ ‬#200‭ ‬offers opportunities to honor Smith-Cotton alumni as well as educators,‭ ‬sponsors,‭ ‬and friends.‭ ‬Detailed information and the nomination packet for the Sedalia School District’s Academic,‭ ‬Activities,‭ ‬and Athletic Halls of Fame can be found on the district’s website.

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