The Distinguished Alumni Award is a recognition designed to honor alumni of Southwest High School. Honorees are selected for their outstanding contributions to their community, alma mater, or country in their chosen career or community service. 

The Distinguished Alumni Award is a new tradition for Southwest, a high school with an outstanding history of excellence. In honoring Southwest High School alumni, we hope to inspire current students to be lifetime learners and community leaders beyond Southwest. This recognition will be bestowed upon alumni who have exhibited or continue to exhibit a diverse array of admirable qualities such as leadership, generosity, integrity, dedication, and creativity and who have shared of their talents via their occupation, special interest or contributions to Southwest.

Anyone may nominate up to three Southwest alumni per year. Please mail your completed form to the Southwest Foundation, 3414 W. 47th St., Minneapolis, MN 55410. If you would like a nomination form mailed to you, please call Nancy Rose Pribyl '81 at 952.881.2758.

Please make your nomination now

The Southwest Foundation will retain all applications for future consideration if the nominee is not selected as a Distinguished Alumni Award recipient the year the nomination is received.

Past Recipients of the Distinguished Alumni Award

Distinguished Alumni Nomination Form

Name of person completing form *
Name of person completing form
Nominee Information
Name of Distinguished Alunmni Award Nominee *
Name of Distinguished Alunmni Award Nominee
Include maiden name, if applicable.
Current contact information for nominee (or next of kin). The Committee can not consider a nominee unless some contact information is provided. (Address, Phone or Email)