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.
2023 inductee David M. Pierce, Ph.D. (Class of 1992), a biomedical engineer who has made significant contributions to the field of soft tissue mechanics.
2023 inductee Zach Sobiech (Class of 2013), his inspirational song “Clouds” went viral and helped raise millions of dollars for cancer research.
2023 inductee Pete Winslow (Class of 2012), two-time world champion member of the U.S. Power Soccer National Team who advocates for athletes with disabilities.
2023 inductee Sara Zara Zanussi (Class of 2006), musical entrepreneur dedicated to empowering disadvantaged youth through music for social change.
2023 inductee Glenn T. Harris (Class of 1991), the U.S. Air Force Brigadier General oversees the operation of the country’s nuclear arsenal.
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.