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 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.

Nominations are continually being accepted for members to the Hall of Honor. A committee will review nominations and conduct research of records to select outstanding candidates for the Moorhead High School Hall of Honor. Nominations remain on file to be considered for future recognition.

Each year inductees to the Moorhead High School Hall of Honor will be recognized at an induction ceremony in conjunction with Moorhead High School's homecoming.

Nomination Form

To nominate someone for our Hall of Honor, please fill out the Hall Of Honor Nomination Form online or download the PDF.

2021 Hall of Honor Inductee

Dan

Clifford Halmrast

Clifford Halmrast graduated from Moorhead High School in 1928. During high school he was a captain of the football and basketball teams. He attended Concordia College and graduated in 1932. Halmrast returned to Moorhead High School in 1942 to teach history and coach football and basketball. In 1945, Halmrast was in an accident that left him permanently paralyzed. Halmrast served on the Moorhead School board from 1955 to 1965 and is credited with helping pass several bond referendums. Halmrast was awarded the Rose and Jay Phillips Award in 1968. The Moorhead High School Athletic Field was named in his honor in 1967.

2020 Hall of Honor Inductees

Dan

Dan Altenbernd

Dan Altenbernd graduated from Moorhead High School in 1988. During high school he was on the football team, a member of Key Club and on the homecoming court. He graduated from Alexandria Technical College in 1993. Altenbernd began his career at a Fargo printing company. He went on to start a freelance graphic design studio, worked with an advertising agency, joined a start-up in Fargo and became a partner with H2M Marketing where he is currently the majority owner.

Arnie

Arnie Ellingson

Amie Ellingson graduated from Moorhead High School in 1954. During high school he was involved in band, speech and debate. Ellingson held multiple leadership roles including FFA chapter secretary, 4-H Club president and student body president. He earned his bachelor's degree from North Dakota State University in applied science. Ellingson was a member of the Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity and also served in the U.S. Naval Reserve and U.S. Army. For the past 61 years, he has worked as a registered representative for Diversified Wealth Management.

Steve

Steve Sellent

Steve Sellent graduated from Moorhead High School in 1974 as an honor graduate. He attended Minnesota State University Moorhead and graduated in 1980 with a bachelor's degree in business administration. After college, he spent 16 years in operations, sales and management positions in the transportation and warehousing industries. Sellent has been the CEO of Great Plains Food Bank for the past 30 years. In addition to his career, Sellent serves on numerous local, regional and national boards and committees for hunger relief organizations, nonprofits and civic groups. Sellent is a lifelong resident of the Fargo-Moorhead area.

Jacenta

Jacenta Wirth

Jacenta Wirth graduated from Moorhead High School in 2002 as salutatorian. She was involved in gymnastics, track & field, and swimming & diving. She received a full-ride athletic scholarship to the University of Minnesota for track and field to compete as a heptathlete. At the collegiate level, Wirth was a four-time University of Minnesota Division 1 letter winner in track and field. She is a registered nurse with her master's degree in education and bachelor's degree in exercise science and nursing.

Cathy Carlson

Cathy Carlson
Class of 1972
Inducted in 2019

Kathy Coyle

Kathy Coyle
Class of 1968
Inducted in 2019

Chad Sundem

Chad Sundem
Class of 1989
Inducted in 2019

Dave Thune

Dave Thune
Class of 1968
Inducted in 2019

Brad Atchison

Brad Atchison
Class of 1973
Inducted in 2018

Chuck Gulsvig

Chuck Gulsvig
Class of 1975
Inducted in 2018

Lynne Kovash

Lynne Kovash
Class of 1970
Inducted in 2018

Glenn Melvey

Glenn Melvey
Class of 1942
Inducted in 2018

Lowell Bolger

Lowell Bolger
Class of 1954
Inducted in 2017

Kris Landsverk

Kris Landsverk
Class of 1978
Inducted in 2017

Brent Teiken

Brent Teiken
Class of 1988
Inducted in 2017

Rod McLarnan

Rod McLarnan
Class of 1944
Inducted in 2016

Elizabeth (Betty) Myers

Elizabeth "Betty" Myers
Inducted in 2016

William “Bill” Quenette

William “Bill” Quenette
Inducted in 2016

Ron Wiisanen

Ron Wiisanen
Class of 1970
Inducted in 2016

Darvin Miller

Darvin Miller
Inducted in 2015

Peter Rogness

Peter Rogness
Class of 1978
Inducted in 2015

Shirley Tweten

Shirley Tweten
Class of 1955
Inducted in 2015

James Garrity

James Garrity
Class of 1972
Inducted in 2014

Vivian Jacobson

Vivian Jacobson
Inducted in 2014

Mark Ladwig

Mark Ladwig
Class of 1999
Inducted in 2014

Helen Wussow

Helen Wussow
Class of 1978
Inducted in 2014

Marion Gillespie

Marion Gillespie
Class of 1926
Inducted in 2013

Larry Knutson

Larry Knutson
Inducted in 2013

Ken Tangen

Ken Tangen
Inducted in 2013

Benjamin Dille

Benjamin Dille
Class of 1978
Inducted in 2012

Dorothy

Dorothy Dodds
Class of 1941
Inducted in 2012

Lloyd Paulson

Lloyd Paulson
Inducted in 2012

Robert Paulson

Robert Paulson
Class of 1970
Inducted in 2012

Steve Wonderlich

Steve Wonderlich
Class of 1974
Inducted in 2012

Lisa Borgen

Lisa Borgen
Class of 1980
Inducted in 2011

Rodney Kossick

Rodney Kossick
Class of 1955
Inducted in 2011

Vincent Pulicicchio

Vincent Pulicicchio
Inducted in 2011

Larry Shellito

Larry Shellito
Class of 1964
Inducted in 2011

Mark Voxland

Mark Voxland
Class of 1968
Inducted in 2011

Ann Ellenson

Ann Ellenson
Class of 1954
Inducted in 2010

Becky Gulsvig

Becky Gulsvig
Class of 2000
Inducted in 2010

Douglas Hastad

Douglas Hastad
Class of 1967
Inducted in 2010

Class of 1972

Larry Ludemann
Class of 1972
Inducted in 2010

Adolph Murie

Adolph Murie
Class of 1918
Inducted in 2010

Louise Bjorkman

Louise Bjorkman
Class of 1978
Inducted in 2009

Robert Bonawitz

Robert Bonawitz
Class of 1955
Inducted in 2009

Ron Gadberry

Ron Gadberry
Inducted in 2009

Dean Hornbacher

Dean Hornbacher
Class of 1963
Inducted in 2009

Mary Nilsen

Mary Nilsen
Class of 1956
Inducted in 2009

Paula Bauck

Paula Bauck
Inducted in 2008

Julie Buckley

Julie Buckley
Class of 1987
Inducted in 2008

Olaus Murie

Olaus Murie
Class of 1908
Inducted in 2008

Phil Seljevold

Phil Seljevold
Class of 1945
Inducted in 2008

Hartvick "Shocky" Strand

Hartvick "Shocky" Strand
Inducted in 2008

Mary Grinaker

Mary Grinaker
Class of 1977
Inducted in 2007

Scott Isensee

Scott Isensee
Class of 1976
Inducted in 2007

Morrie Lanning

Morrie Lanning
Class of 1962
Inducted in 2007

Jeffrey Molldrem

Jeffrey Molldrem
Class of 1982
Inducted in 2007

Thomas Proehl

Thomas Proehl
Class of 1982
Inducted in 2007

Timothy Solien

Timothy Solien
Class of 1967
Inducted in 2007

Matt Cullen

Matt Cullen
Class of 1995
Inducted in 2006

George Hanson

George Hanson
Class of 1976
Inducted in 2006

Fred Scheel

Fred Scheel
Class of 1938
Inducted in 2006

Jeremy Torstveit

Jeremy Torstveit
Class of 1965
Inducted in 2006

Fred Behling

Fred Behling
Class of 1942
Inducted in 2005

Patrick Benedict

Patrick Benedict
Class of 1951
Inducted in 2005

Allan Carlson

Allan Carlson
Class of 1957
Inducted in 2005

Byron Gigler

Byron Gigler
Class of 1961
Inducted in 2005

Alan Hopeman

Alan Hopeman
Class of 1938
Inducted in 2005

Warren Magnuson

Warren Magnuson
Class of 1923
Inducted in 2005

Bernice Christenson

Bernice Christenson
Class of 1936
Inducted in 2004

Ada Comstock

Ada Comstock
Class of 1897
Inducted in 2004

Beverly

Beverly Lynch
Class of 1953
Inducted in 2004

Margaret Newton

Margaret Newton
Class of 1910
Inducted in 2004

Ronald Offutt

Ronald Offutt
Class of 1960
Inducted in 2004

Roger Pitsenbarger

Roger Pitsenbarger
Class of 1939
Inducted in 2004

Thomas Setter

Thomas Setter
Class of 1953
Inducted in 2004

Rein Uritam

Rein Uritam
Class of 1957
Inducted in 2004