“Top Dogs” Criteria


Persons nominated for the “Top Dogs” hall of fame at OHS must meet one or more of these requirements:

  • Received high recognition or honors by the state or district/conference in a sport while representing OHS (all-state football first team, four-time all-conference baseball first team).

  • Received high honors academically by the state or area while attending OHS (national merit scholar, all-state academic award).

  • Received high honors in the arts-music, speech, and/or art- by the state or conference (four year all-state music, national art show winner).

  • Candidates may also be nominated for outstanding achievements after attending OHS (NFL members, Broadway members, curing cancer).

  • Teams can be nominated for outstanding achievement in a single year (undefeated football team during regular season, nationally ranked show choir, Knowledge Bowl state champion).

  • Coaches and teachers can be nominated for outstanding achievements during their career (Golden Apple Award, 500 career wins).

  • Persons who have prevailed through difficult obstacles in order to achieve a goal are also eligible (Conquering a terminal disease, persevering through a disability).

  • Persons who have served and sacrificed through military service.


In addition to the above, candidates must meet these requirements:

  • Candidates must be a minimum of 5 years removed from direct association with OHS (graduation, retirement, etc.). Teams can be nominated 5 years after their successful season.

  • Persons must maintain a clean criminal record. (If team is inducted but one individual does not meet this standard, that individual will not be recognized or named.)

  • Any candidates not accepted at the time of entry are encouraged to submit again in subsequent years. Nominations must be resubmitted in order to be reconsidered.

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