Tradition of Excellence
Current Award Recipients
Established by the Class of 1982, the annual Tradition of Excellence Awards recognizes OPRFHS alumni who have made outstanding contributions to society through their personal and professional pursuits. Nominations may be made by using the nomination form linked below. Awards are presented annually in November. Honorees are invited to a reception and dinner with key school and community leaders, followed the next day by the Honoree’s presentations to students at a school-wide Assembly.
Alumni who have graduated 10 years prior to the date of the current graduating year and earlier are eligible for consideration – e.g. Class of 2005 graduates and earlier would be eligible in the 2014-15 school year.
2021 and 2020 Tradition of Excellence Honorees - awarded November 2021
CLASS of 1978 (2021 honoree)
CLASS of 1940 (2021 honoree, posthumous)
DR. WALTER LAWRENCE, JR.
CLASS of 1942 (2020 honoree)
MEDICAL DOCTOR and EDUCATOR, SURGERY and ONCOLOGY
DR. KIONA ALLEN
CLASS of 2000 (2020 honoree)
MEDICAL DOCTOR and EDUCATOR, PEDIATRIC CARDIOLOGY
Find MORE INFORMATION about the 2021 TRADITION OF EXCELLENCE at this LINK
Dr. Kiona Allen (2020) and Dr. Nathan Dudley (2021) participated in the ceremony on November 12, 2021. It was live-streamed to students in their 2nd period classrooms.
You can watch the ceremony here: YouTube LINK
The Tradition of Excellence was not presented last year due to the global pandemic so both the 2020 and 2021 honorees were recognized this year.