Students and a distinguished alumnus were honored last Sunday at the annual NHS Distinguished Alumni & Academic Awards Program, held at the Northfield Middle School. David Legvold, a 1959 Northfield High School graduate, was recognized for his contribution to society as a farmer, teacher and environmentalist.

Legvold’s two sons, Mark and Michael, introduced their dad to those in attendance.

In addition, juniors and seniors who qualified to receive an academic letter (for a 3.5 GPA or higher) were honored for their achievements.

Finally, over $70,000 in scholarship money was distributed to members of our senior class. Community members and organizations sponsor a number of scholarships that recognize selected seniors not only for their academic merit, but also for their commitment to service, athletic ability and outstanding citizenship.

Check out the Northfield News article for more on this event.