The concept of a Hall of Fame to honor graduates of Sierra High School was first envisioned in the early 2000’s.  After approaching several people involved with SHS for ideas concerning the development of a Hall of Fame, one never materialized.  The SHS Leadership program established the Sierra High School Hall of Fame/Alumni Committee in 2012.  The student committee of Mike Leland, Riley Cardoza, and Trevor Nunes, working with Vice-Principal Greg Leland and Athletic/Activity Director Anthony Chapman, revisited the idea of a Sierra High School Hall of Fame.  The Leadership Committee provided a perfect vehicle for the development of the concept of an all-inclusive Hall of Fame.

The SHS Hall of Fame is unique in that it honors graduates and staff who have made contributions to Sierra High School and their communities in a wide spectrum of areas.  The Hall of Fame inductees may be outstanding scholars, leaders, educators, entertainers, athletic teams, and/or athletes.  They may have achieved great success in their chosen careers and/or made contributions to their communities.  They may be alumni, staff members, coaches, parents, or members of the community, who have gone above and beyond in their dedication to Sierra High School and its students. 

Our first class of Hall of Famers was inducted on Sunday, May 20, 2012.  Some inductees have lived all over the world, while others have chosen to spend their entire lives in Manteca, the town they grew up in and came to love and serve for a lifetime.  Currently, 13 people/teams have been enshrined into our Hall of Fame.

Class of 2012:  Rick Arucan, Vern Gebhardt, Lindsey Pavao, David Ulibarri

Class of 2013:  Rigo Ledezma, Jamie Hernandez Ledezma, Mario Enriquez, Michael Torres, Sharon Amick, Ed Almaas, Manuel Pires and the 1999 Soccer team, first girl’s Sac-Joaquin Section championship, Mike Rosendin and the 1995 Cross Country team, the first boy’s Sac-Joaquin Section championship, Matthew Vaughan.

Class of 2014:  Lorie Hoffman Garnett, Katherine Greenwood, Frank Guinta, Nigel Malone, Melanie Schoeppe

Nomination Criteria

All candidates will be judged on their significant and/or long-term contributions to Sierra High School, their chosen career, and/or notable contributions to their communities, or for any other field of endeavor.  The Hall of Fame will honor individuals of noteworthy achievement.  While many may have served their local programs over a long and distinguished career, their accomplishments must be worthy of recognition for them to be considered.  Longevity, without meaningful impact, does not constitute appropriate credentials for Hall of Fame consideration.
Nomination criteria include:
  1. The nominee must be a graduate of Sierra H.S. or has worked at Sierra H.S. as an administrator, certificated, or classified employee, or has contributed significantly to the benefit of S.H.S.
  2. The nominee must have graduated or retired at least five (5) years earlier.
  3. The nominee must have made noteworthy achievements and/or contributions to Sierra High School and/or his or her chosen field or to humanitarian causes
  4. Athletic teams/coaches may also be nominated, for their successful seasons.

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