OPS Hall of Fame


The purpose of the Oakes Public School Hall of Fame is to recognize and honor the accomplishments of individuals in areas such as Academics, Athletes, Fine Arts, and Achievements as well as outstanding contributions and dedication to the Oakes Public Schools.


Hall of fame inductees shall include graduates and non-graduates who have made significant contributions to Oakes Public Schools as a member of the staff, administration, school board, volunteers or the general public.  All nominees must be separated from the Oakes Public school for at least 3 years.


A visual display will be maintained in the school detailing the accomplishment and a picture of each inductee. Inductees Page – follow this link to see all of the OPS Hall of Fame Inductees to date.

Number Induced Each Year

A maximum of 3 inductees will be selected each year.

Selected Authority

The selection of inductees rests solely with the School Board.

Induction  Procedure

The nominating and induction procedures for the Hall of Fame will follow these guidelines:

  • Nominating petitions will be available to the general public by February 1.
  • Nominating petitions must be returned to the school prior to April 1.
  • The Oakes Public School Board will name inductees prior to June 30.
  • Inductees will be notified of their induction prior to July 30.
  • Inductees or designated individual must attend the Hall of Fame induction which will  be held in conjunction with the crowning of Homecoming King and Queen in the fall.
  • Petitions of nominees not selected will be retained for consideration in future years.

Click here to submit an Oakes Public School Hall of Fame Nomination

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  1. Here is the information for Edna Zieman’s HOF plaque:

    Edna Zieman
    INDUCTED 2018

    Born near Eureka, South Dakota, Edna completed her nursing training at Missoula, Montana in 1947 and moved to Oakes with her four sons in 1959 upon the death of her husband Kay Zieman. Edna or “Eddie” served as the school nurse for Oakes High School for nineteen years beginning in 1960. Edna also served Oakes Schools as a cook for nine years.

    In recognition of her outstanding leadership and remarkable efforts for the youth and community of Oakes, Edna was selected as Woman of the Year by the Oakes Active Arts, Honorary FHA member, Woman of the Year and Distinguished Service award by the Oakes Chamber of Commerce.

    With her twenty eight years serving the students of Oakes schools Edna gathered the respect and gratitude of Oakes folks for her contributions to others and exemplified the many mothers, women, educators and community members who have dedicated themselves to the spirit that permeates in Oakes – Commitment and Service to Others.

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