Alumni Awards

The stories of our alumni, both students and staff, create a common history, increase our sense of community and strengthen our pride in Minnetonka High School.

Alumni achievements are evidence of the world class education that children receive in Minnetonka Schools.

The Minnetonka Alumni Association celebrates the accomplishments of outstanding alumni at an annual awards brunch during homecoming weekend each year.

Awards will be selected by a committee consisting of MHS Students, Government leaders, the high school principal and Minnetonka Alumni Association Board members.

Anyone may submit a nomination, including self-nominations, with the exception of the Faculty Hall of Fame nomination, which must be made by a former student.

Deadline: Nominations are accepted throughout the year. Decisions for the annual awards are made in February each year. Nominations submitted after Feb. 1 will be considered for the following year.


About the Awards

The Minnetonka Alumni Association celebrates the accomplishments of outstanding alumni at an annual awards brunch during homecoming each year. Up to ten awards may be presented each year. The selection committee consists of the MHS student leaders, the high school principal and MAA Board members. Awards may be presented in the following categories:

Distinguished Alumni Award

This award is Minnetonka’s premier alumni honor, recognizing distinguished professional achievement, distinguished leadership and/or distinguished service toward the greater good. Recipient(s) must have graduated from Minnetonka High School at least 20 years prior to receiving the award.

Nomination Form

Past recipients:

Distinguished Service Award

Open to any Minnetonka alumni, recognizing significant volunteer service benefiting the greater good, philanthropic leadership or service/contribution to the MAA.

Nomination Form

Past recipients:

Young Alum Achievement Award

This award honors alumni within fifteen years of graduating from Minnetonka High School for distinguished post-secondary academic achievement, professional achievement, distinguished leadership and/or distinguished service toward the greater good.

Nomination Form

Past recipients:

Skippers Hall of Fame (Arts, Activities, Athletics)

Providing an opportunity to remember the good times, the Skippers Hall of Fame inducts up to five individuals or teams for achievements in arts, activities and athletics. Induction reflects achievements that stand the test of time, by alumni who graduated from MHS more than 10 years ago.

Nomination Form

Past recipients:

Faculty Hall of Fame



2016 Alumni Awards Brunch



2015 Alumni Awards Brunch



2014 Alumni Awards Brunch



2013 Alumni Awards Brunch


Join us!

2017 Alumni Awards Brunch
September 16, 2017
10 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Minnetonka High School

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2017 Award Honorees

Lori Palmer '65

Will receive the Distinguished Alumni Award on Sept. 16, 2017.

Marty Benson '63

Will be inducted (posthumously) into the Skippers Hall of Fame on Sept. 16, 2017.

Howard Young

Will be inducted into the Faculty Hall of Fame on Sept. 16, 2017.

Bill Seibert '64

Will be inducted into the Faculty Hall of Fame on Sept. 16, 2017.