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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.
Party At the 1010!
Our popular spring party is back! Thursday, May 4, 7-11 p.m. at 1010 West Lake Street! Have fun while supporting Southwest's great students! For information, to rsvp, or to volunteer, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Track & Field reunion -- May 19!
There will be a Track & Field Reunion on Friday, May 19 at Southwest's track! Alumni will gather at the junior varsity meet beginning at 4:00 and will be recognized on the field during the meet.
Come one! Come all! To the All-Class reunion on Saturday, June 17!
The last event of Southwest's 75th Anniversary year is an All-Class Reunion the afternoon and evening of Saturday, June 17th. Events include tours of Southwest High School, led by student guides, from 1-4 p.m. From 4-7 p.m. alumni will celebrate at Williams Pub in Uptown. Don't miss this first-ever all-class reunion!
Southwest is celebrating its 75th anniversary all year long!
During the 2016-17 school year, Southwest High School is celebrating its 75th Anniversary with many different events. Beginning with the Grand Opening, Open House, and Distinguished Alumni Awards Ceremony on October 8th, the year is filled with activities to appeal to community members and alumni of all eras. There will be sports events, including the dedication of the new basketball gym floor, arts events on campus and around Minneapolis, and academic events including the annual Senior Awards Night where the Southwest Foundation presents its scholarships.
The events have been planned by the Southwest Foundation's 75th Anniversary Committee, which has been meeting monthly for the last year. Committee members include: Principal Bill Smith, Adam Barrett '00, Diane Darr '48, Maurice Dixon '49, Melanie Millner '81, Dave Premack '04, Nancy Rose Pribyl '81, Jeff Rotsch '68, Sandy Rubenstein '69, Stacy Simpson '75, Kelsey Stommel '03, Will Sulzbach '51, and teachers Stamatka Platikanova and Reid Wixson.
For a complete list of 75th Anniversary events, click here.
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. The 2016 Distinguished Alumni are: 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, will be reviewing the nominations and selecting the first winners. In addition to Nancy Rose Pribyl '81, Committee members include Adam Barrett '00, Emelia Carroll '09, Ted Colburn '53, Kelly Doran '75, Diane Darr '48, Tom Neiman '65. Jack Rice '59, Ruth Usem '57, and Southwest parent Jenny Warner. 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. The Committee looks forward to hearing about the amazing accomplishments of Southwest's alumni community.