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2018 Honored Alumnus

Bill Kuester Class of 1968

This year’s Honored Alumnus grew up with ten brothers and sisters and went to country school in grades K-8.  In 1964 he became an Elgin Eagle freshman.   He was very involved with all sports, especially . . .

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2017 Honored Alumnus

Dewey Carr, Class of 1940

Dewey Carr is Posthumously Awarded the Elgin High School Honored Alumnus Award               Dewey James Carr was a graduate of Elgin Public . . .

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2016 Honored Alumnus

Robert "Bob" Busteed-Class of 1956

The Honored Alumnus Award went to Bob Busteed (class of 1956), a man who was described by his loved ones as hard-working, honorable, modest, and young at heart; someone who keeps up with friends and consistently follows . . .

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2015 Honored Almunus

None

There were no nominees for this year's "Honored Alumnus" award.

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2014 Honored Alumnus

Bertha Beckman Farris-Class of 1934

This year's Honored Alumnus is Bertha Beckman Farris from the Class of 1934.

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2013 Honored Alumnus

Millie Iburg Mundorf-Class of 1962

Millie Iburg Mundorf was chosen as this year's Honored Alumnus.  Accepting the award for Millie were her daughters Amber and Tricia.  What follows is Millie's write up about her award as read by her daughter Amber. . . .

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2012 Honored Alumnus

Donald Nyrop-Class of 1930

Donald William Nyrop   Donald Nyrop, who led Northwest Airlines for a quarter century and built it from a safety-challenged regional airline into a globe-spanning carrier focused on safety and frugality, died November 16, 2010, . . .

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2011 Honored Alumnus

Donna Payne-Class of 1943

THE ALUMNI COMMITTEE PRESENTS THE “HONORED ALUMNI AWARD” TO AN INDIVIDUAL OR INDIVIDUALS WHO HAVE MADE A SIGNIFICANT CONTRIBUTION TO THEIR COMMUNITY, SCHOOL, AND SOCIETY. THIS YEARS’S RECIPIENT GRADUATED FROM ELGIN HIGH . . .

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2010 Honored Alumnus

Greg McLain (1970) and Rick Schuchardt (1970)

Each year the Alumni committee gives the "Honored Alumnus Award" to an individual or individuals who have made a significant contribution to their community, school and society.  This year we presented two awards. Our . . .

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2009 Honored Alumnus

Bernadine (Anderson 1940) & Dallmont Erickson (1939)

THE ALUMNI COMMITTEE GIVES THE “HONORED ALUMNI AWARD” TO AN INDIVIDUAL OR INDIVIDUALS WHO HAVE MADE A SIGNIFICANT CONTRIBUTION TO THEIR COMMUNITY, SCHOOL, AND SOCIETY. THIS YEAR WE WILL PRESENT THE AWARD TO A COUPLE THAT ARE . . .

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2008 Honored Alumnus

Dr. Dale Jillson Class of 1945

The Alumni committee gives the "Honored Alumnus Award" to an individual who has made a significant contribution to their community, school and society.  This year's winner is a perfect example of the true meaning of this . . .

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2007 Honored Alumnus

Marjorie (Sprout) and Harold Beeson-Classes of 1937 and 1938

Marjorie Sprout, Class of 1937 Harold Beeson, Class of 1938 If anyone has a copy of the write-up from the newspaper, please send me a copy to add to this page.  Thank you! Rita Heithoff

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2006 Honored Alumnus

Jerene (Jillson) Bennett-Class of 1942

Jerene Jillson Benett Class of 1942 If you have the newspaper write-up please send me a copy. Thank you! Rita Heithoff Article coming

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2005 Honored Alumnus

Mrs. Bessie (Nissen) Hawks-Class of 1929

Mrs. Bessie Hawks of Elgin received the second annual Honored Alumnus Award during the Elgin High School Alumni Banquet,  Saturday, June 25 in the EHS gym.  Mrs. Hawks, 93, is a 1929 graduate of Elgin High School and taught . . .

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2004 Honored Alumnus

Rick Huffman-Class of 1944

Rick Huffman, Class of 1944 If anyone has the newspaper write-up please send me a copy.  A photo of  Rick receiving his award would be great too!  I'll scan it and return it to you or you can email me a scan of . . .

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