Hall of Fame Information

 
Each year, one or more person/s are inducted into the Edison High School Hall of Fame at an event which consists of testimonials and awards which convey the merit of the contribution the inductees have made to the high school. Friends, family, and other community members gather to take part in the evening and witness the awards presented to the inductees. The awards consists of two plaques; one of which is retained by the inductee, the other which is permanently displayed in the Edison High School Gymnasium.


To nominate an alumni for the Edison Hall of Fame you may download an application (see below) or you may request an application in writing to the
Edison Community Sports Foundation
PO Box 68032
Minneapolis, MN  55418
EdisonCSF@aol.com

Applications are due each year by February 1st.

All applications and questions should be directed to
Niles Schulz
1949 East River Terrace
Minneapolis, MN  55414
nilesschulz@hotmail.com


2015 HOF Honorees

Mike Hood

Nathaniel Beulah

Gerry Wall

Gary Peterson


At its March 2014 meeting, two new members were elected into the Edison Community & Sports Foundations’s Hall of Fame.  They were honored and inducted into the HOF at EHS October 2014.

CONGRATULATIONS TO EDISON'S 2014 HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES

2014 Edison Hall of Fame Inductees

Edison Hall of Fame
Inductees Mark Simmonds (Right) class of 2000
and  Kurt Dybdah (Left) class of 2001


CONGRATULATIONS TO EDISON'S 2013 HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES
ED ROETHKE 1959 and SAM MEAD 1985 

2013 Hall of Fame Recipients

ED ROETHKE 1959
Football: 10-12th grade (Varsity) Letters 2: MVP 1958
Hockey 10-12th (Varsity) Letters 3; captain 1958-59
Track 9th-12th (Varsity) Letters 4; Captain 1959
Ray Parkins Award Recipient
Taught Technology Ed. and Coached for 29 years, many State participants and Champions.

SAM MEAD 1985
Football: Team Captain, 2 Year Letter Starter. All Conference, All Metro Team. Played in 1985 MN High School All Star Game. 3 Year State Tournament Participant. Star & Tribune Pre-Season Top 100.
College of St. Thomas Football 3 year Letterman;
2 year starter. Honorable Mention All Conference.


2012 Iinductees Are Mike Shupien, class of 1978,  Laura Robillard, class of 1984, and former teacher and coach, Art Maillet.

Hall Of Fame Recipients 2012

To earn this distinction, each inductee had to go through a preliminary selection held during the February meeting during which all of the nominated candidates were discussed.  Ten finalists for consideration were advanced to the final selection process.  During the selection process, a candidate had to receive 70% of the votes cast to attain selection to the HOF.


At its March 2011 meeting, three new members were elected into the Edison Community & Sports Foundations’s Hall of Fame.  They will be honored and inducted into the HOF during the Edison spring athletic banquet on May 20, 2011. 

This year’s inductees are Tom Ashley, class of 65,  Pam Schwartz, class of 78, and Dave Kalina, class of 68. 

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To earn this distinction, each inductee had to go through a preliminary selection held during the February meeting during which all of the nominated candidates were discussed.  Ten finalists for consideration were advanced to the final selection process.  During the selection process, a candidate had to receive 70% of the votes cast to attain selection to the HOF.

Tom Ashley was a standout athlete at Edison.  He led the basketball team to the city championship in 1965.  Tom was team captain and voted MVP.  He also was elected to the All City team in 1964 and 1965.  Tom continued his basketball career at the University of Minnesota.  Additionally Tom has won several amateur golf championships.  An Edison alum stated that in the history of Edison basketball, “Only Tony Jaros (who went on to play for the Minneapolis Lakers) may have been a better basketball player.”  Tom is described as “a great leader, great student, great person.”  He worked as an executive at General Mills for many years.

Dave Kalina has an impressive athletic history.  He was an outstanding skier: member of the 1968 City Conference, City Slalom, and City Cross-country champion teams.  Dave was a 3 year letter winner and co-captain.  He won 1st place in the 68 City Slalom and placed in the State Slalom.  Davi also lettered in golf at Edison.  He continues to ski and has won multiple awards from 21 years of participation in league ski racing, including winning 1st place in the 2008 NASTAR ski championship for his age group (55-59).  Additionally, Dave has completed 40 marathons.  Dave is the CEO/co-founder of Dynamic Group (90 employees, precision molds & moldings).

Pam Schwartz graduated in 78 with stellar athletic accomplishments:  all conference in volleyball in 76, 77, 78; all conference in basketball in 76, 77, 78; all city in track and field, 78.  Pam continued her record of achievement after graduating with winning the National Tournament Class AA Home Run Championship in 1990 and the National Tournament Class AA Batting Champion in 1996.  Pam was named to the National Tournament All American team on 6 different years.  That’s just a partial list of Pam’s athletic accomplishments.  Pam was offered scholarships at the University of Denver and the University of Iowa.  She chose to attend Dunwoody and received a degree for Auto Mechanics.  After a few years, Pam changed trades and became an electrician.  She has worked for the Minneapolis Parks and Recreation for the last 25 years.  Laura Pilon (Kuchinski), who herself is a HOF member, said; “ Pam always set a good example for fellow teammates.  Pam had a great calming effect on everyone and was a great leader on the court or playing field”

2011 Inductees were recognized on Friday evening May 20th at Edison High School. 


May 2010 Edison High School Sports Banquet
and Edison Community & Sports Foundation Hall of Fame Event

Edison Hall of Fame Inductees
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Linking the Past to the Present was the idea behind combining the Edison High School Sports Banquet and honoring E.C.S.F. alumni Hall Of Fame Award Winners.

To nominate an alumni for the Edison Hall of Fame you may download an application (see below) or you may request an application in writing to the
Edison Community Sports Foundation
PO Box 68032
Minneapolis, MN  55418

Applications are due each year by February 1st.

All applications and questions should be directed to
Niles Schulz
1949 East River Terrace
Minneapolis, MN  55414
nilesschulz@hotmail.com