Hall of Fame
2017 Alumni Hall of Fame at Highland Park Senior High
On Thursday, March 9, four distinguished alumni were inducted into the Highland Park Senior High Alumni Hall of Fame.
The year's inductees were:
Steven Greenberg ('68) - In recognition of his brilliant music career as a producer, musician, and composer, exemplified by the timeless hit, ‘Funkytown’
Julia (Barghini) Cobbs ('81) - In recognition of her successful and influential career in the Arts, as host of the My Talk radio show, Lori & Julia
Emily Larson ('91) - In Recognition for her Public Service to the City of Duluth as City Council President and now as Mayor of the City of Duluth
Johnny Allen Jr ('97) - In Recognition for his Humanitarian efforts as founder and leader of JK Movement, a mentorship organization which provides academic tutoring and life mentoring support to student athletes in middle and high school in the Twin Cities
Here is a video of the event: Hall of Fame Presentation
Do you know someone who graduated from Highland Park who has made a significant contribution in a particular field? Nominate them for the Alumni Hall of Fame!
This award recognizes alumni who have graduated more than 10 years ago and have attained distinction in their field. We are currently collecting nominations for our next induction, however the date will be determined at a later time.
If you wish to nominate someone, contact Melissa Hedwall (firstname.lastname@example.org). Please include the person's name and contact information, as well as a list of accomplishments driving their nomination. Thank you!
Arts: An individual who has made a solid impact in the area of Visual Arts, Music, Theater, Literature, Dance, or other area of artistic talent.
Business: An individual who has made a strong impact on, or has had much success in the business arena.
Professional: Doctor, lawyer, teacher, or other professional who has shown high achievement or contribution in his or her field.
Humanitarian: An individual who has made a significant contribution to the improvement of the human condition.
Public Service: An individual who has made a positive impact in the area of government or other public service.
Past Recipients include:2013: Dave Fantle ('78) Professional AchievementThomas Johnson ('78) Professional AchievementAbbey Hughes ('99) Service to Community2012: Stephanie Rozman ('68) Business & ServiceYia Vang ('88) Professional & Service2011: Mark Moeller ('69) BusinessArtika Tyner ('98) Law and Public ServiceMike Larsen/Averill ('99) Artistic Achievement2010: John Guthmann ('72) Law & Public ServiceRobert Wokasch ('77) Public Service
2009: Melissa Struve '74 Public Service
Robert Kenefick ' 74 Business
2006: Tom Conlon’78 Politics
2004: Randi Johnson’75 Sculpture
1999: Stephen England’78 Medicine
Debbie Friedman’69 Music
1998: Dr. Steven Fink’70 Education
Janie S. Mayeron’69 Law
1997: Debra Sue Guthmann-Ternus ’75 Education
Gordon James Johnson’67 Music
1996: Rabbi B. Elka Abrahamson’73 Religion
Sarah Katherine England’83 Medicine
James Sewell’73 Dance
Chris C. Thiers’70 Education
1995: Dr. Desiree A. Carlson’68 Medicine
1994: Judge Richard Gary Spicer’65 Law
Patricia King Wetterling’67 Humanitarian
1993: Senator Richard Cohen’67 Politics
Dr.Brooks Sayre Edwards’74 Medicine
Laura Sewell Hendrickson’76 Music