About the Award
The Distinguished Alumni Award originated in 2009 and was created to honor MHS alumni who are noted in their field of endeavor or recognized by their peers and others for their expertise and good works. These notable people must have graduated from MHS at least 20 years ago, and must have distinguished themselves through achievement, service, or contributions to society. This annual recognition program is jointly sponsored by the Mason City School District and the Mason Schools Foundation.
Criteria for the Award
The Mason High School Distinguished Alumni have made a unique contribution in one of the following six categories: Arts/Humanities, Business/Industry, Community Service, Education, Public Service, Special Recognition. A person should have received recognition on one or more of the following levels: International, National, Regional, and/or Local. This recognition is a celebration of what the person has accomplished over a period of time.