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Moorhead High School Hall of Honor inducting 2019 members on Sept. 28

September 12, 2019

Tickets for induction ceremony must be purchased by Sept. 24

Four graduates will be inducted into the Moorhead High School Hall of Honor at a recognition ceremony at 5 p.m. Sept. 28 at Minnesota State University Moorhead.

Tickets for the ceremony are $20 and must be purchased by Tuesday, Sept. 24. Limited tickets are available. Contact Dean Haugo in the Moorhead High School Activities Office, 2300 4th Ave. S., at 218-284-2346 to purchase tickets. When purchasing tickets please indicate if you are attending in honor of a certain inductee.

2019 Hall of Honor Inductees

The four inductees who have been selected as the 20198 members of the Moorhead High School Hall of Honor are Cathy Sue Carlson, Kathy Coyle, Chad R. Sundem and Dave Thune.

· Cathy Carlson graduated from Moorhead High School in 1972. During high school, she was in band, orchestra and the National Honor Society. In 1998, Carlson joined the faculty of the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine. She was promoted to professor in 2004 and has served as chair of the Veterinary Clinical Sciences Department since 2018. An expert in bone pathology, Carlson has written numerous articles and book chapters and received millions of dollars in federal grant support.

· Kathy Coyle graduated from Moorhead High School in 1968. Best known as a sprinter in high school, Coyle was fifth in the nation in the 220-yard dash at age 17. Coyle was the first prime time, female television news anchor in the Fargo market on KXJB TV, where she worked from 1976-96. She then worked in marketing, academic research and teaching. Coyle was a community and economic development specialist with USDA Rural Development for 16 years before retiring in 2017.

· Chad Sundem graduated from Moorhead High School in 1989. During high school, Sundem played hockey, baseball and football, including playing on the 1987 state championship football team. After 20 years of military service, Sundem retired as a lieutenant colonel in the United States Army in 2014. During his service, Sundem had combat deployments on five different occasions and earned the Bronze Star for Valor and other commendations. In 2014, Sundem joined BNSF Railway Company where he is currently general manager for the Twin Cities Division.

· Dave Thune graduated from Moorhead High School in 1968. During high school, Thune was involved with art, journalism, music, political science, and the pep organization “O.” Thune was elected to the St. Paul City Council and served for 20 years before retiring to make art and play rock and roll. Thune was a colorful politician winning both friends and enemies for his work, which included authoring St. Paul’s Human Rights Ordinance and an ordinance banning smoking in bars and restaurants.

About the Hall of Honor
The Moorhead High School Hall of Honor recognizes alumni, faculty, staff and other community members who have demonstrated notable accomplishments or provided significant contributions to their school, community or society.

The nominations committee is now considering candidates for 2020. Nominations are continuously accepted for the Hall of Honor. Nomination forms are available at or Moorhead High School. Nominations may be submitted online. Nominations previously received are kept to be considered for future recognition.

Corporate sponsors for the Moorhead High School Hall of Honor are Bell Bank and Gate City Bank.

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