Gala 2017 celebrates the outstanding education in Papillion La Vista Community Schools. Proceeds from Gala 2017 will support additional educational opportunities for Papillion La Vista students that otherwise would not be possible, such as 6th Grade Outdoor Education, the Elementary Arts Program, Scholarships for Graduating Seniors and more.

Gala serves as an occasion to publicly recognize new Hall of Fame Distinguished Alumni, Legendary Educators, and Community Boosters.

Sponsorship Opportunities

2017 Hall of Fame Honorees

Distinguished Alumni
  • Michael Burkhart, 1975
  • Mark Dreiling, 1996
  • Leanne Hill Carlson, 1998
Legendary Educator
  • Kay Arens
  • Harlan Cook, awarded posthumously
  • Janey Sommers
Community Booster Hall of Fame
  • Dr. Dan Flanagan
  • Midlands Community Foundation