The Norwalk Community School District is proud to announce the 2022 Norwalk Alumni/Staff Wall of Fame Inductees. The purpose is to recognize the accomplishments of Norwalk graduates and staff. Anyone can nominate a candidate for inductionNomination forms and criteria can be found on the Norwalk website on the drop down under District. 

Congratulations to this year’s 2022 Norwalk Wall of Fame Inductees who will be recognized at Norwalk’s 2022 Commencement Ceremony at Warrior Stadium on Sunday, May 22.


Junior Lane

Junior Lane
1948 Graduate

Achievements and Accolades 

  • 37+ years in the Air National Guard, serving as mission commander in Italy, England and the United States and accumulating 7,000 hours of flying time in 13 military aircraft, which was twice the average at the time
  • Coordinated visits for and welcomed Pope John Paul, Presidents Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter and Ronald Reagan and President Tito of Yugoslavia as the Department of Defense Representative for Iowa
  • Helped establish the Norwalk Little League Softball program


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Linda Bussanmas
Employee 1985-2022 

Achievements and Accolades 

  • 37 years of service to Norwalk Schools including special education, study hall and Administrative Assistant in Technology
  • Warren County 4-H Hall of Fame, Norwalk Chamber Citizen of the Year, Norwalk Lions Club Member of the Year, Norwalk School Board Award of Excellence, Norwalk Police Chief Staples Honor Coin and Warren Coleman Honorary Lions Foundation Award
  • Involvement in Norwalk PTO, Norwalk Athletic Boosters, Norwalk Wrestling Club, Warren County 4-H Youth Committee, Warren County Extension Council, Norwalk Cemetery Board, Freestore Volunteer, Norwalk Food Pantry, Norwalk Chamber of Commerce and Norwalk Lions Club
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Louis Hanzlik
1994 Graduate

Achievements and Accolades 

  • Internationally recognized, Grammy award-winning trumpeter and educator
  • Member of the renowned Orpheus Chamber Orchestra and American Brass Quintet and has performed throughout Asia, North America, South America, and Europe
  • Professor of Trumpet at the University of Connecticut and The Juilliard School