Connect with Us --Foundation Working on Alumni Directory!
This spring, In honor of southwest's 75th anniversary, The Foundation is working with Harris Connect to create a new alumni Directory. For more information on the directory project please click here.
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.
Southwest Foundation All Sports Reunion and Hall of Fame Awards
Please join Southwest alumni, family, and friends for the All Sports Reunion on Thursday, August 11. The event, which will be held at Interlachen Country Club, begins with a reception at 6:00 and dinner at 7:00 p.m. It will be a great night honoring the 2016 Inductees and celebrating Southwest's storied athletic history. Congratulations to Southwest athletes Corey Colehour '63, Mike Fermoyle '66, Jim Hancock '49, Greg Murtha '75, Marni Orthey-Lamberty '92, Karyn Polland '83, and Forrest Tahdooahnippah. The Coach to be honored is Jamie Plaisance and the family to be honored is the Lundeen Family. The 1962-1965 Southwest Cross Country Teams will receive Team honors and this year's Booster to be honored is Bob Perkins '45.
If you'd like to share in the fun, please register for the dinner at the Southwest High School Athletic Hall of Fame website: swhshof.com
Southwest Foundation Golf Outing Friday, August 12
Join Southwest alumni, parents, friends, and golf team members at the annual Southwest Foundation Golf Outing on Friday, August 12 at Theodore Wirth Golf Course. The golf outing began as a tribute to Al Crary, a legendary supporter of Southwest community athletics. Southwest alums Paul Roach '88 and Mike Roach '84 organize the event. To register or become a sponsor, contact them at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
Southwest Students studying japanese advance to nationals!
The Japan Bowl is a national competition to test the ability of high school students throughout America who are studying the Japanese language. It is modeled on a quiz show format and aims to make the study of Japanese challenging and enjoyable. The Upper Midwest Regional Competition was held at Normandale Community College on Saturday, February 13th, 2016. There were three levels: level II, level III and level IV. The Southwest level IV-B students won first place in their level! This team is now eligible to participate in The 2016 National Japan Bowl Competition, to be held in April in Chevy Chase, Maryland. The students representing Southwest at nationals are: Isabella Gold, Taylor Nelson, and Devon Olson. Japanese teacher Kyoko French leads the Japanese Culture Club and coaches the students who participate in the Japan Bowl.
Your support of the Southwest Foundation will help send the winning students to nationals! The Foundation gives Southwest High School funds to help winners in academic contests go to regional and national competitions.
Distinguished Alumni awards
Next fall the Southwest High School Foundation will award 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 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.