Hall of Fame

WAO Alumni Hall of Fame

The selections have been made for the
2023 WAO Alumni Hall of Fame.

This year’s inductees are:
E.Neil Mattson – WHS 1944
Arnette(Johnson)Nelson – WHS 1957
Dr. Carolyn Torkelson – WHS 1967
DeAnna(Carlson)Zink – WHS1982
The 2023 WAO Alumni Hall of Fame Induction ceremony will be
held at the Vonasek Free Stage at the Marshall County Fairgrounds
on Friday July 21,2023, at 3:30 pm
A reception will follow the ceremony where you will have an opportunity to greet and visit the
new inductees.

The WAO Education Foundation is not in charge of the WAO Hall of Fame.

It is simply for sharing information with alumni.


WAO Alumni Hall of Fame announces the 2022 Winners:

Elva Bustrack
Marilyn Mattson
Robert Peterson
John Sands

The 4 inductees will be honored  on Friday, July 22nd at 5:00 on the Vonasek Stage at the Marshall County Fairgrounds.
Everyone is welcome to attend the recognition program and the reception following.


WAO Alumni Hall of Fame announces 2021 Winners
Daryl Ranstrom
Harveydale Maruska
Rev Dale Peterson
Cal Melgard



WAO Alumni Hall of Fame Announces 2020 Winners:


 •Susan Blish

•Dr. David Fischer

•Dr. Charles Cheney

•Chief Justice Oscar R. Knutson