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Great Graduates

The Broken Arrow High School Alumni Association honors a select group of “Great Graduates” who have exhibited – throughout their adult lives – strong leadership and good citizenship, which the Broken Arrow Schools helped develop during their formative years of schooling.


The recipients are individuals who exhibit through a variety of activities a purposeful drive that helps them remain dedicated to service within their community and compassionate towards others. Each one has proven to have personal integrity & courage and has achieved in both his or her personal and professional life. As they continue to soar and live a commitment to excellence, they serve as role models to all of us. Nominations are solicited throughout the community of Broken Arrow and in the media for alumnae who have modeled a selfless life of achievement and service to others for at least 20 years.


The Broken Arrow High School Alumni Association was revived in 1999, starting the tradition of the Great Graduates. The very first Great Graduates class was formally honored as part of the Broken Arrow Public Schools Foundation Banquet festivities in the spring of 1999. In 2001, the Alumni Association began to host its own event, specifically honoring the Great Graduates and their guests. This tradition continues to the present.

Congratulations to the following Great Graduates honored in 2023:

Brad Heath, Class of 1990

Ann E. Keele, Class of 1993

Richard Kotarsky, Class of 1986

David Sutton, Class of 1998

Once a Tiger, Always a Tiger

Honoring our leaders and

community advocates


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Since 1999, The Broken Arrow High School Alumni Association has been honoring outstanding Broken Arrow graduates for their impact on the community. Known as “Great Graduates,” the purpose of the program is to recognize those who have brought honor to their community and to their Alma Mater through their personal and professional accomplishments. View 2023 Great Graduates.

To be eligible for the award, nominees must have graduated from BAHS at least 20 years ago, and display both the integrity and courage to motivate them to have a positive impact on their community. Though hard to measure, these qualities can be evidenced by a history of selfless giving of time and talent to community service and building a better future for others. As they continue to live out their commitment to excellence, they serve as a role model to the entire community.

We are now accepting nominations for 2024. Nominations can be completed online or with a downloaded nomination form

Completed paper forms can be mailed to the address listed below or emailed to

BAHS Alumni Association
210 N. Main Street
Broken Arrow, OK  74012

The awards reception for our Great Graduates will be held during our annual Homecoming football game.

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