Distinguished Alumni

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Honoring Smith-Cotton alumni through the Distinguished Alumni Award


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 Distinguished Alumni Award is presented every year during Homecoming weekend.


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.

Nominate an Alumnus

Distinguished Alumni Award Nomination Instruction Sheet

Distinguished Alumni Award Nomination Form

The nomination form, along with two letters of recommendation, and all other support materials must be submitted to the SSDF office. Mail to SSDF, P.O. Box 2505, Sedalia, MO 65302-2505, email schfound@sedaliasdf.org or call 660-829-2562 to make other arrangements for delivery. 

Please refer to the Distinguished Alumni Award Nomination Instruction Sheet for the deadline date. For an example of a  Distinguished Alumni Award nomination packet, complete with letters of recommendation and support materials, please review the packet for Arthur Seabury, Jr.

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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