Distinguished Alumni

Criteria for Distinguished Alumni Award

The Foundation’s goal is to honor living graduates of Edison High School that have achieved considerable success in their field, contributed significantly to Edison or the community or otherwise achieved recognition.

Candidate must have graduated from Edison High School. 

Candidates may be nominated by anyone.  The application can be completed by the candidate or the nominator.  The application will be kept on file for five years.  If the candidate still wishes to be considered after five years, a new application is required.

Nominations made will be based on, but not limited to, the following:

  • Success in business or entrepreneurship

  • Professional awards or recognition in their field

  • Consistent contributions or involvement with Edison

  • Recognized community involvement, either as a volunteer or elected official

  • Recognized act of heroism

  • Success in the entertainment industry or in the arts

  • Military honors

Selection Procedure:  Applications can be submitted year-round.  The Distinguished Alumni committee will screen the submitted applications prior to the February meeting of the Edison Sports and Community Foundation and present the eligible candidates information to the Board members at the February meeting.  No more than four candidates will be on the ballot.  The members present at the February meeting will vote on accepting the candidates as Distinguished Alumni. Members will vote for no more than two candidates.  Up to two candidates will receive the reward.  A quorum of the Board of Directors is necessary.

The committee will notify the new Distinguished Alumni and invite them to the annual Recognition Day program held at Edison High School each May, where they will be presented with a plaque. If the Distinguished Alumni is  unable to attend, the nominator will be contacted and asked to select a recipient.   A duplicate plaque will be permanently displayed at Edison High School.

2015 Distinguished Alumni Nominations are due by February 1, 2015 and can be sent to:
Edison Community & Sports Foundation
Attn.  Distinguished Alumni Committee
PO Box 68032
Minneapolis, MN  55418

Recipients chosen to receive this prestigeous award will be contacted in early April.