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Dowling Catholic High School proudly bestows numerous awards on alumni of both St. Joseph Academy and Dowling Catholic High School.

Athletic Hall of Fame: honors excellence in athletics, coaching or related area during their high school years and/or beyond in the college, amateur or professional level. Deadline for nominations is May 15.

Performing Arts Hall of Fame: exemplify excellence in the performing arts (vocal, theater or instrumental music) as a student, teacher or director during their high school career in addition to the college, amateur or professional level. Deadline for nominations is May 15.

Distinguished Alumni: recognizes alumni who personify one or more of the following --distinction in professional life, service to their community and serving as positive, inspiring role models to young adults and others in the community. Deadline for nominations is February 15.

Distinguished Young Alumni: recognizes graduates who are under 40 years of age who have demonstrated outstanding leadership, philanthropic and/or service capabilities and orchestrated exceptional and meaningful change as leaders in their profession or community. Deadline for nominations is February 15.

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Selection Criteria
Please list applicable information in each of the two following categories for the nominee’s summary. If you have supporting or additional information that compliments the following criteria, please submit.
All nominations, once submitted, are kept on file from year to year. The quality of the criteria, not the volume of nominating criteria submitted, is the priority consideration for award selection.
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Questions? Please call Kimberly Bowman at 515-222-1048 or inquire by email at
Thank you for submitting this nomination for DCHS/SJA alumni awards.

Dowling Catholic High School

Dowling Catholic High School is committed to serving the Greater Des Moines Catholic community and embracing learners of all faiths. In an environment that is faithful, caring and dedicated, Dowling Catholic forms each student to become a Christ-centered leader.