Alumni Awards

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

Alumni Awards Brunch
Saturday, September 28, 2019
10:00 am – 12:30 pm
Minnetonka High School


2019 Award Winners

Distinguished Alumni Award

  • Ed Deutschlander '89
  • Mike Bussey '65

Distinguished Alumni Award in Memoriam

  • Bob Naegele '57

Distinguished Service Award

  • Bill Loeber '69

Young Alumni Award

  • Craig Bantz '04
  • Kelsy Zimba '04

Skipper Hall of Fame

  • Rob LaRue '97
  • Gary Peterson '59

Faculty Hall of Fame

  • Sue Adamek
  • Juris Terauds

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

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

2017 Alumni Award Honorees

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President: Dan Heiland '74
Secretary: Marietta Jacobsen '70
Treasurer: Lisa Mayer '79

Minnetonka Alumni Association

P.O. Box 103
Excelsior, MN 55331


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