A long and proud tradition
As the oldest school district in the state, we have a long history and countless points of Pony pride. But nothing makes us prouder than our incredible alumni. We've graduated generations of our community's best and brightest, and they've gone on to accomplish amazing things.
Stillwater Area Public Schools does not plan reunions. It is up to each individual graduating class to organize their own.
If you are planning a class reunion, please fill out this form with the details and we will post the information here on our website along with on the SAHS Alumni Facebook page.
The Distinguished Alumni Award recognizes individuals who have placed a high priority on education and service to others, becoming role models for this and future generations. Dr. Jon Swenson, a Stillwater Area High School principal, initiated this award in 1987.
A committee through a nomination process selects the award recipients each. The chosen Distinguished Alumni are honored at a reception prior to graduation and at the commencement ceremony.
2022 inductee Jessie Diggins (Class of 2010) is the most decorated American cross-country skier of all time.
2022 inductee Dr. Patrick Hicks (Class of 1988) is an internationally noted author, speaker, academic, and professor.
2022 inductee Danielle Mkali (class of 1996) has dedicated her career to building community cooperatives to create wealth building opportunities with Black people.
2022 inductee Edward Simonet (Class of 1967) was a fixture of Washington County courtrooms for more than 47 years.
A 1969 graduate with a 34 year career in active and reserve Naval Service, who worked for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the Federal Aviation Administration and Northwest/Delta Airlines.
A 1996 graduate who has spent her career as a violinist performing with some of the country’s top musicians.
A 1991 graduate who is a nationally and internationally recognized landscape painter, as well as an author, teacher and business owner
1979 graduate who found her calling as an advocate and resource for Gold Star families, like hers, whose fallen service member died while serving in a time of conflict.