nominate a candidate but candidates must meet requirements set
forth on the nomination form.
Nominations for the Hall of Fame for the class of 2015
will be accepted January 12th through April 10, 2015. Nomination forms will be available here
The Rich History
1980, Mildred Turner and Loren Shirar established the John Muir
Pride Task Force. The purpose was to improve school pride and
campus beautification. They did this by making spirit buttons,
painting the campus, creating murals, landscaping and
holding various fundraisers and other events to improve
the school. Then in 1988, the Alumni Hall of Fame was
created to further demonstrate the potential of the
The purpose of the Hall of Fame is to honor alumni who
have had outstanding careers in their chosen professions
and to use them as examples to Muir students that they
have the potential to succeed just as their predecessors
There are three separate awards that may be bestowed
each year by the John Muir High School Alumni
Association: The Alumni Award, the Jim Brownfield
Service Award and the Rufus Mead Award.
Recipients of the Alumni Award must have attended or graduated from John
Muir High School, John Muir College or John Muir Technical High School.
They must have had an outstanding career that has resulted in a direct
and significant impact in their field for at least five years. The nine
categories in which alumni/alumnae are recognized are the following:
Business, Community Service, Education, Government Service, Performing
Arts, Science (Medicine/Health), Sports or Coaching, Visual Arts and
Writing (Author or Reporter). You must choose the category that best
describes the career path of your nominee.
The Jim Brownfield Service Award is a special award named for Jim
Brownfield, the outstanding and beloved Muir teacher, mentor and coach
from 1980 to 1996. It honors individuals who are not an alumnus/alumna
of Muir and have demonstrated extraordinary and dedicated service to
Muir and the Muir community for at least five years.
Rufus Mead Award is named after a former Muir principal. It is bestowed
from time to time upon alumni/alumnae who have made overwhelming
contributions in any of the categories for the Alumni Award and the
nominations and selection are made only by the Alumni Association’s
Board of Directors.
Inductees are selected by a committee of teachers,
students, administrators, HOF inductees and
Association Board members. This committee meets
privately to review the profiles of those nominated and
work independently to choose the most worthy candidates
for the Hall of Fame. The inductees are then officially
inducted in a ceremony at Muir during Homecoming Week.
The inductees are also honored during halftime at the
Turkey Tussle on the Rose Bowl field. The inductees’
photograph is added to the "Wall of Fame" at Muir where
it will be displayed for all time. Finally, we honor
them here for the entire world to see how much we care
about our alums and their