Alumni of Distinction

  • Each year, the Columbia Heights Public Schools recognizes a former Columbia Heights High School (CHHS) graduate as its "Alumni of Distinction" for their professional achievement and/or service to the community. The "Alumni of Distinction" is the highest award presented by the high school to alumni. The award is presented each spring at the high school's commencement ceremony and the recipient is honored at the CHHS Scholarship Foundation dinner each fall.

Past Recipients

  • 2018
    Jim Hemak

    2017
    All Past Recipients

    2016
    Pfc. James LaBelle

    2015
    Vern Hoium

    2014
    John Alt

    2013
    Trish Van Pilsum

    2012
    Earl Bakken

    2011
    Pat Proft

    2010
    Joseph Lahti

    2009
    Connie Bakken

    2008
    Matt Miller