Distinguished Graduates Organization
Do you know a Plymouth Whitemarsh High School (PWHS) graduate who has been out of high school for at least ten years and is doing great things?
Each year, the Distinguished Graduates Organization (DGO) inducts successful PWHS alumni who excel in one or more of the following areas: Academics, Arts, Athletics, Business, Humanities and Public Service. These notable alumni (click here to access individual information) serve as examples for current PWHS high school students as they are making decisions about their futures.
Submitting DGO Candidates
To complete the nomination form, you'll need to know some details about your candidate -- like specifics about the jobs he or she has held, degrees, professional certifications and awards. You can nominate a Distinguished Graduate online or print out an application and return it to the high school by mail.
Click here to access the DGO Nomination Form (Online)
If you would like to print out a PWHS Distinguished Graduates Organization nomination form and submit it by mail, please click here to access the form.
A maximum of six candidates annually may be selected to the PWHS DGO by the Board of Directors with such assistance as they deem necessary. Recommendations for nominees may be sent to the Board of Directors by members of the general alumni and contributing members of the PWHS DGO. Applications may also be submitted by members of the Colonial School District community or by individual graduates. A completed application form shall be forwarded to the high school principal no later than February 1 of the year in which the award is to be made.
About the DGO Board
The PWHS DGO Board of Directors shall consist of no more than twelve members: three of whom shall be permanent members consisting of one member from the Colonial School Board, the Superintendent of Schools, and the High School Principal. Members shall be elected for a term of two years each with two members being selected each year. Members will be elected by the Board. Officers of the PWHS Distinguished Graduates Organization shall be a Chairperson, Vice-Chairperson, and the High School Principal as Secretary/Treasurer. Officers of the organization shall be elected by the Board at an annual meeting held in May of each year with the new officers to take office in July.