Distinguished Alumni

Three individuals were honored as Distinguished Alumni for 2016-17.

  Marilyn “Lynn” (Bruette) Abercrombie, Class of 1948

  Denis McDonough, Class of 1988 

  Lee Valsvik, Class of 1978

More information about the honorees


These awards honor Stillwater Area High School alumni who have made a significant impact in the lives of others and the community. A dinner to honor the award winners is held on the day before graduation and represents the formal induction to the Distinguished Alumni Hall of Fame. The honorees are officially recognized at the commencement ceremony. Awarded since 1987, The Partnership Plan became a co-sponsor with Stillwater Area Public Schools of the awards in 2005.

Plaques of Distinguished Alumni are permanently hung near the main rotunda at Stillwater Area High School. The plaques afford current Stillwater students an opportunity to read about the successful life paths former SHS and SAHS students have taken after graduation.
Use the link below to nominate someone for the 2017-18 awards. Deadline for nominations is Feb. 17, 2018.

Submit an online nomination

Read more about the Distinguished Alumni

Criteria for Distinguished Alumni Award: Nominee must be a living or deceased graduate of Stillwater High School/Stillwater Area High School

  • Nominee must have shown distinguished achievements in his/her chosen professional or educational field(s)
  • Nominee must have shown significant community involvement.
    To be eligible, nominees must be graduated for at least 10 years.

Online nominations are preferred. However, a Word document nomination form is available. Please mail the completed form to The Partnership Plan, P.O.Box 582, Stillwater, MN, 55082.

For additional information contact Rachel Anselmo at anselmor@stillwaterschools.org.