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The Southwest Foundation is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to work with Southwest High School and its alumni to create an exceptional educational experience for all Southwest students. The Foundation raises money to support academic, athletic, and artistic opportunities for students and to provide scholarships to graduating seniors.
Distinguished Alumni Awards Ceremony
2:00pm at Southwest High School
Southwest students, parents, alumni, neighbors, and community members are all invited to the Distinguished Alumni Awards Ceremony.
Join Southwest in honoring:
- John Hetland '48
- Iric Nathanson '57
- Tom Neiman '65
- Gene Winstead '68
- Lizz Winstead '79
The ceremony will take place in the Commons and there will be tours of Southwest at 1:00 before the ceremony and immediately following the ceremony. No registration required for this free event. Refreshments will be served.
Want to nominate someone? Nominations for 2018 being taken now through March 1, 2018.
2017 Golf Outing
Friday, September 15 at 1 PM - 4 PM
Meadowbrook Golf Course
201 Meadowbrook Rd, Hopkins, Minnesota 55343
1:00 shotgun start
4 person scramble
$100 if paid before August 1st, $110 if paid after
Includes: Golf, Cart, Prizes, and Dinner (which will be served at the course following the round)
We are looking for businesses, groups or individuals to sponsor a hole ($150) or donate prizes for both the golf event and a raffle.
Please call or e-mail with questions
Athletic Hall of Fame Awards Ceremony
9:30 am continental breakfast
10:30 am ceremony
at Southwest High School
The Southwest High School Athletic Hall of Fame Committee would like to invite Southwest alumni, students, coaches, and community members to attend the Awards Ceremony on Saturday, September 16. The morning event will begin with a continental breakfast at 9:30 and the ceremony will begin at 10:30.
$15 per person
No advance reservations
Boys' Nordic Ski Team wins state!
The Southwest Nordic ski teams had another big year at the State Championships with the Boys' team winning State for the second year in a row. The girls' team finished third.
Your support of the Southwest Foundation helps all of Southwest's outstanding athletes, as well as strong programs in academics and the arts.
Distinguished Alumni awards -- Make a Nomination Today!
Last fall the Southwest High School Foundation awarded its first Distinguished Alumni Awards to alumni for their outstanding contributions to their community, alma mater, or country in their chosen career or community service. In May, the Distinguished Alumni Committee chose this year's awardees. The 2017 Distinguished Alumni are: John Hetland '48, Iric Nathanson '57, Tom Neiman '65, Gene Winstead '68, and Lizz Winstead '79. Please join Southwest in honoring these great alumni on Saturday afternoon, September 9, at 2:00 in the Southwest Commons (Door 1 on 47th Street).
The Foundation encourages alumni to nominate their friends, family, and classmates who are deserving of this award. The Distinguished Alumni Committee, chaired by former Foundation President Nancy Rose Pribyl '81, reviews all nominations and selects the winners. In addition to Nancy Rose Pribyl '81, Committee members include Adam Barrett '00, Kelly Doran '75, Diane Darr '48, Jack Rice '59, Ruth Usem '57, and Southwest Principal Bill Smith. To make a nomination, please click here to print a nomination form and mail it to the Foundation's address: 3414 W. 47th St., Minneapolis, MN 55410. If you would like a nomination form mailed to you, please call Nancy Rose Pribyl at 952.250.9891.
Nominations are open for 2018! The Committee looks forward to hearing about the amazing accomplishments of Southwest's alumni community.