Welcome the Hall of Fame!

Venice High School is finally putting together a Hall of Fame. The Venice High School Hall of Fame Committee is looking for nominations for inductees. Please spread the word that applications are available on the Venice High Alumni website.


Congratulations to Our Hall of Fame Members!

The Venice High School Alumni Association is planning to hold its first ever Hall of Fame induction ceremony next month. The ceremony will take place on October 20, 2017, at Homecoming. Venice High School, with its rich heritage, has had numerous graduates of notoriety. A special committee of the Alumni Association began with a list of well over 100 potential nominees, and gradually reduced the number to 44 to be invited to be a part of the first class. At the time of this news release, plans are in place to have 20 of the 44 to be inducted.

Notable inductees include Venice developer and community leader Abbot Kinney, actress Myrna Loy, astronaut Walter Cunningham, skateboarder Peggy Oki, and actor Kenny Medlock of the movie Moneyball. The list in its entirety can be seen on the Hall of Fame page of the Venice High School Alumni Association Website www.venicehighalumni.com.

The Hall of Fame festivities will begin with a reception on campus with the homecoming court. The inductees will then be honored in the Homecoming parade prior to the start of the Varsity football game. At halftime, the installation ceremony will take place on the field, where inductees will be officially introduced. Afterwards, recipients will be given a tour of the administration building hallway, where their Hall of Fame plaques will be prominently displayed. The evening will conclude with a reception at the Alumni House (across the street from the school).
This momentous inaugural Venice High School Hall of Fame induction is highly anticipated, and the committee is excited to welcome alumni back on campus to properly honor the inductees for their accomplishments. Put the date on your schedule and plan to be a part of this historic event!

Here are the names of who are presently in the Venice High School Hall of Fame. The Hall of Fame criteria and application forms can be downloaded by clicking on the buttons below.

2018 Applications are closed, deadline for 2019 is April 10, 2019.




Honored For


  Beau Bridges 1959 Actor
  John Clayton 1969 Musician
  Walter Cunningham 1950 Astronaut
  Robby Duron N/A Faculty
  Derrick “Skip” Engblom 1967 Founded Zephyr Surf & Z-boys Team
  Bill Fairbanks N/A Teacher and Coach
  Artie Harris N/A Faculty
  Abbot Kinney N/A Industrialist
  Donna Loren 1963 Singer
  Myrna Loy 1921 Film, Television and Stage Actress
  Dana McLemore 1978 NFL football Player
  Ken Medlock 1967 Baseball Player, Actor, Film Consultant
  Audrey O’Brien 1954 Cow Girl Hall of Fame
  Peggy Oki 1973 Skateboarder, Surfer, Artist
  Billy E. Paney N/A Instrumental Music Teacher
  George Rose N/A Faculty 1959 to 1995
  Jeffery Shimizu 1973 Teacher, Coach, College Advisor
  Harry Snyder 1932 Founder of In-N-Out- Burger
  Tony Vazquez 1973 Mayor of Santa Monica
  Clifford L. Warner 1980 Theme Park Designer
  Sam Whipple 1978 Actor

After being in existence for over 100 years Venice High School and the Hall of Fame Committee is looking for nominations for inductees. Please spread the word that applications are available on the Venice High Alumni Association website. Hall of Fame inductees will have a photo and short biography proudly displayed at Venice High School. This new addition to the school will be fantastic, but we need your help to make sure we are considering all possible nominations. Go Gondoliers! Since so many of you have asked about our hall of fame, and who is in it.





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