Published September 08 2011
Fargo South Hall of Fame inductees announced
The Hall inductees will be introduced during halftime of the homecoming football game against Fargo North High School at the school. The game starts at 4:30 p.m.
After the game, the dinner and ceremony will be from 7:30 to 9 p.m. in the school’s commons.
Dinner tickets are $10 and can be obtained by calling (701) 446-2011.
The Class of 2011 Hall inductees are:
- Bill Levine: The Class of 1982 graduate is considered one of the nation’s leading physicians and researchers in sports medicine. He is a professor of clinical orthopedic surgery and vice chairman of the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at Columbia University Medical Center in New York.
- Karen Inks O’Connor: The Class of 1978 graduate made a career of firsts in the Navy. She was the first woman to be assigned as the enlisted leader for a combatant ship in the Pacific. She was the first female command master chief of a Navy am-phibious assault ship or aircraft carrier. She was the first, and still only, female Force Master Chief for the surface Navy.
- Steve Shirley: The Class of 1990 graduate became one of the youngest college presidents in the country when he took over Valley City (N.D.) State University in 2008, at the age of 35.
- Ed Raymond: He began his education career in 1958 teaching English, journalism and creative writing at Fargo’s Central High School. He was the principal of Fargo South from 1970 to 1977. He later worked as administrator for public relations for Fargo schools and as principal of Horace Mann Elementary and Fargo North.
- Maggie Mitzel: She was a member of South High’s first freshman class, graduating in 1971. She has been a longtime educator in Fargo public schools, working as a teacher’s aide, a teacher, counselor, counselor coordinator, assistant principal and principal.
- Doug Schlicht: The Class of 1985 graduate has worked at some of the top hospitals in the U.S. He is the staff anesthesiologist at Appleton (Wis.) Medical Center.
He has been active in medical mission trips to the Dominican Republic, and served as an officer in the National Guard and U.S. Naval Reserve.
The public is invited to attend the event. Attendees are asked to enter the building through the 17th Avenue South entrance.