Who will be Ogden’s “Top Dogs”?


Our Iowa: Then and Now class has been working to create a “Hall of Fame”. It is a display to recognize the “Top Dogs” of Ogden Alumni for outstanding achievement during or after Ogden High School. The display would also recognize staff and coaches for their outstanding careers at OHS.

To be a “Top Dog” you must be inducted by a committee that will remain anonymous to the school and community. Anyone in the community will be able to nominate an applicant for the committee to consider. Nomination forms will be available in June at the Ogden Public Library, Ogden City Hall, or the OHS District Office. You can also print out, or fill out, a form online, found under Quick Links for Community at www.Ogdenschools.org. The forms must be completed and turned in to the district office or Ogden Community School District , 732 W Division Street, Ogden, IA, 50212 before August 1.

There will be an induction ceremony for that years’ inductees held the Saturday of Homecoming. The “Top Dogs” display will be placed near the East entrance of the High School by the gym. We encourage you to start thinking of people who you believe would meet the criteria of Ogden’s “Top Dogs”. The Iowa: Then and Now class thanks you for all your help and support!



  • Why are we doing this?

    • Our goal is to recognize high achieving Ogden alumni and former staff who have excelled in their various fields either during school or after. We want to celebrate the successes at Ogden and increase pride in OHS.

  • How many people can be inducted?

    • There could be anywhere from 1 to 5 inductees in a given year.

  • When will inductees be announced?

    • Once the committee selects the inductees, the inductees will be notified. This will occur during the month of August, allowing inductees, and friends and family, to make arrangements to attend the ceremony at Homecoming later in September.

  • How will this be funded?

    • The Ogden Alumni Association has offered financial support, as well as other community groups, to help us with this project.

  • How is the committee selected?

    • The committee was chosen by a few students in Iowa: Then and Now, and was approved by Mrs. Boyd and Mrs. Peter. The committee is comprised of teachers, students, and community members who are of high integrity and will remain anonymous. Some of the committee members will change each year.

  • What criteria must an applicant meet?

    • To be nominated, an applicant must be 5 years removed from the school. S/he must be a positive role model and have shown outstanding achievement in his/her area (academics, arts, athletics, sciences, military service, humanitarianism, etc.). The applicant and all inductees must maintain a clean criminal record as well.

    • A complete list of criteria will be attached to the nomination forms when they are made available in June.

  • What happens at the induction ceremony?

    • Inductees, family and friends, are all invited to celebrate and recognize the inductees. A meal will be served, and a brief program will be presented, which will include the history and achievements of the inductees. Prices will be determined closer to the event.

  • What if the applicant I submit is not chosen?

    • All applications are encouraged to be resubmitted in the following years to be reconsidered. One individual can submit more than one application. Multiple submissions does not guarantee induction as a “Top Dog”.