Tier Two

Briarcliff Manor Union Free School District

Distinguished Alumni

 Briarcliff High School Distinguished Alumni Award


A true measure of a school’s success can be found in the actions, achievements and contributions of its alumni and alumnae. Briarcliff High School graduates have many outstanding accomplishments and contributions as well as having provided service to their communities and our country through government and/or military service and volunteer activities.

The Distinguished Alumni Award is intended to recognize an alumni/alumnae for his/her outstanding achievements, service to their communities and/or service/support of the Briarcliff School district. The honor is intended to be granted annually as part of the annual High School Awards assembly although multiple awards may be granted in a year and in some years no award need be granted.

Nomination Process Nominees must be graduates of Briarcliff High School and must have graduated at least ten years prior to the school year in which they are nominated.

Nominations should be submitted to the Briarcliff High School Principal, Diana Blank using the nomination form attached by February 2, 2024 via an email attachment (dblank@briarcliffschools.org) or hard copy to Briarcliff High School, 444 Pleasantville Road Briarcliff Manor, New York 10510 Attention: Diana Blank, Principal.

Selection Criteria The award is intended to recognize an alumni/alumnae for outstanding, noteworthy achievement in one or more areas: 

  • Professional achievement (or Military) success demonstrated by notable career accomplishments

  • Service to Society - Extraordinary community involvement in their own community, for their college or university, the Briarcliff community and/or society in general

  • Service and Support of the Briarcliff school community

  • Service with our Government and/or Military

Selection Process 

The Principal of the High School will appoint a Committee consisting of no less than three to five members to review the nominations and determine which, if any, of the nominees will be selected as an honoree. The Committee will consist of community members and may, but is not required to, include alumni/alumnae, the high school administration, and faculty member(s). 

If the Committee selects a nominee, the nominee will be informed of the honor and invited to the High School Awards assembly for the presentation of the award. A plaque will be provided to the award recipient and a duplicate will be put on display in the high school lobby. 

Please click here to download a Distinguished Alumni Nomination Form