Alumni & Graduates of Distinction


In 1994, the Canandaigua City School District Board of Education established the Canandaigua Academy Graduates of Distinction program, designed to recognize distinguished lifetime achievement by graduates of Canandaigua Academy.

The Canandaigua community is invited to nominate persons deserving of this high honor. Seventy-seven honorees have been inducted in the 21 years of the program. Their plaques hang in the main corridor at Canandaigua Academy.


The personal and professional accomplishments of the CA Graduates of Distinction are outstanding. Their contributions to community and society are profound. Their example will shine as a beacon to all students of the Academy, and indeed, to the entire Canandaigua community.

The Induction Dinner & Ceremony is no longer an annual event. It is held only if the Graduate of Distinction Selection Committee determines an appropriate number of honorees. However, nominations are welcome at any time or call 585-396-3714 for more information on how to nominate a CA Graduate of Distinction.

Graduates of Distinction

Nomination Form