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Outstanding Alumni & Teacher/Mentors

Outstanding Alumni & Teacher/Mentor Awards


Outstanding Alumni Award

Over 27,000 alumni have graduated from Adrian High School since 1857. Many of these graduates have distinguished themselves in their professional careers and/or service to their community and country. These notable graduates are a source of encouragement to our present students and they bring honor to the Adrian Public Schools and the staff who taught and nurtured them. Our annual awards ceremony is an inspirational evening beaming with Maple spirit. Please join us each year on the Thursday evening before Homecoming to honor our outstanding alumni and teacher/mentors. This year's event will be Thursday, October 13th.

Click on the link below to nominate someone TODAY! Nominations for our 2022 class of Outstanding Alumni are due June 3, 2022. Keep scrolling to see our previous winners and click on their pictures to see their awards videos!

Outstanding Teacher/Mentor Award

The Outstanding Teacher & Mentor Award was begun with a generous grant from Terrence Keeley ('77), who wanted to provide a way to recognize APS employees who have been exemplary teachers and mentors. Each year three APS staff members are selected as Outstanding Teacher/Mentors and receive a stipend as part of their recognition. 

Now in its fifteenth year, Outstanding Teachers & Mentors are awarded in conjunction with the Adrian High School Alumni Association's Outstanding Alumni Awards  given annually the Thursday evening of Homecoming week. A reception and an inspiring awards ceremony is held in honor of these outstanding Maples. Please join us! This year's event will be Thursday, October 13th.

Please use the link below to nominate an outstanding APS staff member TODAY! Nominations are due June 3, 2022. Scroll further to see our past winners and click on their pictures to see their inspiring awards videos!


2021 Outstanding Maples


2020 Outstanding Maples


Previous Outstanding Award Recipients

  • 2020 Maple Blues Blast Underwriter
    2020 Maple Blues Blast Underwriter
  • 2019-20 Classroom Grant Golden Maple
    2019-20 Classroom Grant Golden Maple
  • 2020 Maple Blues Blast Underwriter
    2020 Maple Blues Blast Underwriter
  • 2019-20 Classroom Grants Golden Maple
    2019-20 Classroom Grants Golden Maple
  • 2020 Maple Blues Blast Underwriter
    2020 Maple Blues Blast Underwriter
  • 2019-20 Classroom Grants Golden Maple
    2019-20 Classroom Grants Golden Maple
  • Premier Bank
    Premier Bank
  • 2019-20 Classroom Grants Golden Maple
    2019-20 Classroom Grants Golden Maple