Ogden students seek nominations for Top Dog initiative

Freshman Keegan Tews honors Dr. Ben Paulson at the 2018 Ogden Top Dogs induction ceremony. (Photo provided by Dena Boyd)

It’s that time of year again – Ogden High School students are seeking nominations for their Ogden “Top Dogs” Hall of Fame. Students of the Iowa: Then and Now class are looking for candidates who have shown great character, leadership, perseverance, and have accomplished outstanding achievements in their lives. Nominees can be individuals or entire teams, school staff, or members of the community; but they must be an Ogden Alumni and at least five years removed from school. Successes can have taken place either during the nominees’ time in Ogden or after graduating. Specific criteria for nominations can be found on the Ogden school website.

The tradition began back in 2016 when the class decided that they wanted to recognize Ogden Alumni for their outstanding achievements. In order to make Top Dogs happen each year, the class takes on a huge role. Students are responsible for contacting nominees, making the plaques given to inductees, and presenting them with the award at homecoming in the fall.

“The students really take ownership of this, it’s really cool to see,” says Dena Boyd, a teacher at OHS.

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