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Percentage of Joined Classmates: 65.4%

A:   246   Joined
B:   130   Not Joined
(totals do not include deceased)


•   Jeff Kahnke  7/17
•   Betsee Parker  7/10
•   Donna Wolfe (Kreger)  6/23
•   Jean Pagel (Streetar)  6/5
•   Maureen York (Weins)  6/1
•   Ramon (Ray) Valdovinos  4/10
•   Betsy Brisley (Shannon)  3/4
•   Lucy Moe (Reid)  2/22
•   Steven Hanson  2/18
•   William Storlie  1/21
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•   Kenneth Alverson  7/20
•   John Boyer  7/22
•   Mary Taylor (Rigby)  7/26
•   Jean Pagel (Streetar)  7/27
•   James Furlong  7/28
•   Andrea Merrell (McKee)  7/28
•   Barb Fortman (Jensen)  7/30
•   J'Aime (Jackie) Pryor  7/31
•   James Sathre  8/1
•   Corinne (Susan) Standish  8/1
•   Russell Scheidler  8/5
•   Michaela Della Rocca (Peterson)  8/7
•   Julia 'Bean' Jensen (Fox)  8/7
•   Elizabeth Reeves (Reeves-Fortney)  8/7
•   Elke Schoen  8/8
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Southwest High School
Class Of 1969

Welcome to the

Southwest High School
Class of 1969 Website

246 active SW Class of '69 alumni and growing!!!

Maureen York Weins is the latest to join on 6/01/24.
Will you be next? What are you waiting for?


Southwest Class of 1969
55 Year Reunion

September 14th, 2024

Can you believe it's been fifty-five years since we last walked the halls together, shared laughter, and forged friendships that have stood the test of time?

The organizing committee is working to ensure that this reunion becomes a cherished memory. We hope that you’ll be able to join us for an evening filled with joy, laughter, and memories as we come together to celebrate the journeys we've taken since our high school days.

Plans will include:

  • Our traditional Friday night meet & greet at Bunny’s Bar & Grill in St. Louis Park on September 13, 2024, from 4pm to whenever.
  • A tour of SWHS on Saturday at 10:00am is scheduled.
  • The main event is at The Minikahda Club in Minneapolis on Saturday, September 14 from 5pm to 11pm.
    • This is a casual event. However, no denim or shorts and gents, no shirts without a collar.
    • The evening will begin with registration, then a cash bar (no credit or debit cards) and hors d’oeuvres.
    • A delicious and varied buffet dinner will be served in the main ballroom followed by entertainment that will transport you back to our high school days.
    • The ticket price will be $69.00 prior to August 14, 2024, $85.00 between then and September 7, 2024, which is when we need to have a final attendance count to Minikahda. $100.00 after that and at the door. We want to minimize the reservations after September 7 and at the door, so please help us by reserving before the 7th if you can.
    • Payment: Your payment is your registration. You can mail a check payable to “SWHS Class of 1969” to Steve Hanson, 4101 Dynasty Drive, Minnetonka, MN 55345. If you’ll be attending with a guest, please include their name on the memo line of your check. Also, you can pay via PayPal to, or via Venmo to 612-760-2500. Again please include the name of any guests with your payment.
    • Financial assistance may be available if you need it. Email Steve Hanson at Your request will remain confidential

Please mark your calendar for September 13 and 14! Whether you’ll be travelling across an ocean, the country, or just around the corner, we look forward to reconnecting, reminiscing, and creating new memories together. Let's make this reunion a night to remember!

A special note: We will not be using any USPS mailed postcards or invitations. All information will come to you through emails from our website and announcements on the homepage. Keep your email address up to date and watch for them.



U.S. News and World Report Ranking of SWHS (Click Here)


Minneapolis Hockey Hall of Fame
Please see the following link for details; check out the photos and view the video:


We Are Southwest High School

Video posted by Michelle Klein on YouTube for the Southwest Foundation 

Minneapolis Southwest High School Hockey History 

Video posted by JAWishart1972 on YouTube


Friday night lights 9-23-2011


Look for me on the Southwest Links page.


Photos courtesy of Minneapolis Downtown Public Library History Collection




The Southwest Rouser
by Kenneth Dixon, Class of 1943

 Cheer South-west on to vic-tor-y
Cheer her on to-day,
Spread her fame and her fair name,
With constant loy-al-ty


March on South-west, March on-ward;
Victory's sure this time.
Fight for the pur-ple and white
Fight Southwest Fight!

Let's shout it from the hill-tops
Prove it every way.
Tell the world we're here to see
A Southwest vic-tor-y!


 When from these halls we leave thee
Loyal we will be
True to the pur-ple and white
Fight Southwest Fight.