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Moorhead High School Hall of Honor inducts 2012 members

Tuesday, September 25th, 2012

Four graduates and one supporter of Moorhead High School were inducted into the Moorhead High School Hall of Honor at a recognition ceremony Sept. 22 at Minnesota State University Moorhead. The 2012 inductees are Benjamin Dille, Dorothy A. Dodds, Bob Paulson, Lloyd W. Paulson and Steve Wonderlich.

Read the full article on the district website at https://www.moorhead.k12.mn.us/news/item.aspx?id=1309.

Moorhead High School Hall of Honor inducting 2012 members on Sept. 22

Tuesday, August 28th, 2012

Tickets for induction ceremony must be purchased by Sept. 18

Four graduates and one supporter of Moorhead High School will be inducted into the Moorhead High School Hall of Honor at a recognition ceremony at 5 p.m. Sept. 22 at Minnesota State University Moorhead.Tickets for the ceremony are $20 and must be purchased by Tuesday, Sept. 18. Limited tickets are available. Contact Dean Haugo in the Moorhead High School Activities Office, 2300 4th Ave. S., at 284-2346 to purchase tickets. When purchasing tickets please indicate if you are attending in honor of a certain inductee.

2012 Hall of Honor Inductees
Five inductees have been selected as the 2012 members of the Moorhead High School Hall of Honor. They are Benjamin Dille, Dorothy A. Dodds, Bob Paulson, Lloyd W. Paulson and Steve Wonderlich.
• Benjamin Dille, a 1978 Moorhead High School graduate and National Merit Scholar, was accepted into the U.S. Department of State’s Foreign Service in 1991, serving in posts in Venezuela, Mexico, Shanghai, Nicaragua, Washington, D.C., The Czech Republic and Iraq.
• Dorothy A. Dodds, a 1941 Moorhead High School graduate, is a lifelong educator who taught kindergarten at Moorhead State Campus School from 1949-1972 and then taught in Minnesota State University Moorhead’s education department until her retirement in 1986. She was a founding member of Moorhead Healthy Community Initiative.
• Bob Paulson, a 1970 Moorhead High School graduate, has worked at The Nature Conservancy in Rapid City, S.D., since 1996, serving as Western Dakotas Program Director since January 2008 to preserve the ecosystems of the region. Paulson created Whitney Preserve, which conserves more than 17,000 acres, and he negotiated the acquisition of three Conata Basin ranches on 32,000 acres of private and public land, enhancing endangered black-footed ferret habitat while providing grazing income.
• Lloyd W. Paulson, a Parkers Prairie, Minn., native, is a generous supporter of youth and the community. Paulson and his wife helped found the Moorhead Area Education Foundation, which has provided 1,389 Moorhead High graduates with $1,127,950 in scholarships since 1992. Paulson has also supported Moorhead Kiwanis, River Keepers, Scandinavian Hjemkomst Festival, Nordic Culture Clubs, and the Historical and Cultural Society of Clay County.
• Steve Wonderlich, a 1974 Moorhead High School graduate, is a Chester Fritz Distinguished Professor in the Department of Clinical Neuroscience at University of North Dakota School of Medicine, Grand Forks, director of clinical research at the Neuropsychiatric Research Institute, Fargo, and chair of the Department of Eating Disorders for Sanford Health, Fargo.

About the Hall of Honor
The Moorhead High School Hall of Honor recognizes alumni, faculty, staff and other community members who have demonstrated notable accomplishments or provided significant contributions to their school, community or society.

Alumni are recognized for their outstanding accomplishments while at Moorhead High School as well as achievements following graduation. Alumni may not be considered for nomination until ten years following their graduation from Moorhead High School.

Faculty, staff and other community members are recognized for their contributions to Moorhead High School. Individuals may not be current employees of the school district and may not be considered for nomination until five years following their completion of employment with the district.

The nominations committee is now considering candidates for 2013. Nominations are continuously accepted for the Hall of Honor. Nomination forms are available on the Moorhead School District’s website at www.moorhead.k12.mn.us or at Moorhead High School, 2300 4th Ave. S., Moorhead, MN 56560. Nominations also may be submitted online. Nominations previously received are kept to be considered for future recognition.

A committee reviews nominations and conducts research of records to select outstanding candidates for the Moorhead High School Hall of Honor.

Each year inductees to the Moorhead High School Hall of Honor are recognized at an induction ceremony.

Corporate sponsors for the Moorhead High School Hall of Honor are State Bank & Trust, Moorhead Public Service and Gate City Bank.

Moorhead High School Hall of Honor inducts 2011 members

Tuesday, October 11th, 2011

Four graduates and a former employee of Moorhead High School were inducted into the Moorhead High School Hall of Honor at a recognition ceremony Sept. 24 at Meadows Golf Course, Moorhead. The 2011 inductees are Lisa Nelson Borgen, Rodney J. Kossick, Vincent Pulicicchio, Larry W. Shellito and Mark O. Voxland.

Read the full article on the district website at https://www.moorhead.k12.mn.us/news/item.aspx?id=1221.

Moorhead High School Hall of Honor inducting 2011 members on Sept. 24

Monday, September 12th, 2011

Tickets for induction ceremony must be purchased by Sept. 20

Four graduates and a former employee of Moorhead High School will be inducted into the Moorhead High School Hall of Honor at a recognition ceremony at 5 p.m. Sept. 24 at Meadows Golf Course, Moorhead.

Tickets for the ceremony are $20 and must be purchased by Tuesday, Sept. 20. Limited tickets are available. Contact Don Hulbert in the Moorhead High School Activities Office, 2300 4th Ave. S., at 284-2346 to purchase tickets. When purchasing tickets please indicate if you are attending in honor of a certain inductee.

2011 Hall of Honor Inductees
Five inductees have been selected as the 2011 members of the Moorhead High School Hall of Honor. They are Lisa Nelson Borgen, Rodney J. Kossick, Vincent Pulicicchio, Larry W. Shellito and Mark O. Voxland.

Lisa Nelson Borgen graduated from Moorhead High School in 1980. Borgen earned her Juris Doctorate from University of North Dakota School of Law in 1996. She opened Borgen Law Office in Moorhead before being elected Clay County attorney in 1998 and 2002. She served as the chief prosecutor until 2006 when she was appointed 7th Judicial District Court Judge. Borgen was elected to the judicial position in 2008 for a six-year term. She serves as a general jurisdiction judge, specializing in drug court, domestic violence court and child protection/truancy court.

Rodney J. Kossick graduated from Moorhead High School in 1955. Kossick earned his master’s degree from Western Michigan University in 1962. Kossick worked for the North Dakota Division of Vocational Rehabilitation, Washington State Services for the Blind, Australian National Council for the Blind, Indiana Rehabilitation Services and Wisconsin Division of Vocational Rehabilitation. From 1966-68, Kossick worked in South Vietnam as a blind rehabilitation consultant. He received the Civilian Medal of Honor, second class, from the South Vietnamese government in 1968.

Vincent Pulicicchio attended International Falls (Minn.) High School. Pulicicchio earned a bachelor’s degree from Minnesota State University Moorhead in 1950 and his master’s degree from Colorado State College, Greeley, in 1958. In 1951, Pulicicchio, known as “Mr. P” to his students, began a 34-year career teaching orchestra for Moorhead Area Public Schools. In 1965, he developed Apollo Strings, a string ensemble that traveled across the United States, Canada and Europe and behind the Iron Curtain. Vincent Pulicicchio died on Jan. 18, 2010, at age 82.

Larry W. Shellito graduated from Moorhead High School in 1964. He completed his doctorate from the University of Minnesota in 1998. Shellito served in the Minnesota Army National Guard for 37 years. From 1972 to 2003, he worked at Alexandria Technical College, serving as president the last nine years. Major General Shellito was appointed Adjutant General of the Minnesota National Guard from 2003 to 2010. He was appointed as the 17th commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs in January 2011. Shellito earned numerous military awards including the Distinguished Service Medal, Legion of Merit and Bronze Star.

Mark O. Voxland graduated from Moorhead High School in 1968. He earned a bachelor’s degree from Minnesota State University Moorhead in 1972. Voxland is president of Voxland Electric. In 1988, Voxland was elected to the Moorhead City Council. He has served as mayor of Moorhead since 2002. Voxland has served on numerous regional and state organizations. He has earned numerous Boy Scout and Jaycee awards and the MSUM Distinguished Alumni Award, and he was named to the Kiwanis Hall of Honor.

About the Hall of Honor
The Moorhead High School Hall of Honor recognizes alumni, faculty, staff and other community members who have demonstrated notable accomplishments or provided significant contributions to their school, community or society.

Alumni are recognized for their outstanding accomplishments while at Moorhead High School as well as achievements following graduation. Alumni may not be considered for nomination until ten years following their graduation from Moorhead High School.

Faculty, staff and other community members are recognized for their contributions to Moorhead High School. Individuals may not be current employees of the school district and may not be considered for nomination until five years following their completion of employment with the district.

The nominations committee is now considering candidates for 2012. Nominations are continuously accepted for the Hall of Honor. Nomination forms are available on the Moorhead School District’s website at www.moorhead.k12.mn.us or at Moorhead High School, 2300 4th Ave. S., Moorhead, MN 56560. Nominations also may be submitted online. Nominations previously received are kept to be considered for future recognition.

A committee reviews nominations and conducts research of records to select outstanding candidates for the Moorhead High School Hall of Honor.

Each year inductees to the Moorhead High School Hall of Honor are recognized at an induction ceremony.

Corporate sponsors for the Moorhead High School Hall of Honor are State Bank & Trust, Moorhead Public Service and Gate City Bank.

2007 Hall of Honor inductee dies

Friday, April 8th, 2011

Thomas Proehl, a longtime fixture in the Twin Cities theater and arts scene, died at his Minneapolis home Tuesday night. Proehl graduated from Moorhead High School in 1982 and was inducted into the Moorhead High School Hall of Honor in 2007. Read his Hall of Honor biography. Proehl, 46, was producing director of the theater arts and dance department at the University of Minnesota at the time of his death. Read the Star Tribune article.

Longtime Moorhead athletic director Phil Seljevold passes away

Wednesday, January 12th, 2011

Phil Seljevold, a 1945 Moorhead High graduate, died Jan. 8, 2011. In 1958, Seljevold began working as the elementary physical education supervisor for Moorhead Area Public Schools. In 1968, he began a 21-year career as the athletic director for the school district. Seljevold was inducted into the Moorhead High School Hall of Honor in 2008. Read Seljevold’s Hall of Honor biography at https://www.moorhead.k12.mn.us/news/hoh/Person.aspx?ID=106 or read The Forum article about Seljevold at http://www.inforum.com/event/article/id/304579/publisher_ID/1/.

Nominations being accepted for candidates to the Moorhead High School Hall of Honor

Tuesday, January 4th, 2011

The Moorhead High School Hall of Honor recognizes alumni, faculty, staff and other community members who have demonstrated notable accomplishments or provided significant contributions to their school, community or society.

Nominations continue to be accepted for members to the Hall of Honor. Nominations previously received are kept to be considered for future recognition. A committee reviews all nominations and conducts research to select outstanding candidates for the Moorhead High School Hall of Honor.

Nomination forms are available on the Moorhead School District’s website at (choose Hall of Honor from the News and Recognition menu) or at Moorhead High School, 2300 4th Ave. S., Moorhead, MN 56560. Nominations also may be submitted online. Nominations received after Jan. 15, 2011, will be considered for future recognition.

Alumni will be recognized for their outstanding accomplishments while at Moorhead High School as well as achievements following graduation. Alumni may not be considered for nomination until ten years following their graduation from Moorhead High School.

Faculty, staff and other community members will be recognized for their contributions to Moorhead High School. Individuals may not be current employees of the school district and may not be considered for nomination until five years following their completion of employment with the district.

Each year inductees to the Moorhead High School Hall of Honor are recognized at an induction ceremony in the fall.

Moorhead High School Hall of Honor inducts 2010 members

Wednesday, October 27th, 2010

Five graduates of Moorhead High School were inducted into the Moorhead High School Hall of Honor at a recognition ceremony Oct. 2 at Courtyard by Marriott, Moorhead. The 2010 inductees are Ann Ellenson (Anna Mae Berg), Becky Gulsvig, Douglas N. Hastad, Larry R. Ludemann and Adolph Murie. During their remarks, the inductees shared reflections on their experiences at Moorhead High School.

Read the full story on the district’s website at https://www.moorhead.k12.mn.us/news/item.aspx?ID=1126