Forum staff reports, Published September 25 2011
Oak Grove Lutheran to induct 5 into Hall
Two former students and three former faculty members will be honored.
A brunch in the Eid Center will follow the ceremony. It is open to the public. Tickets are $12 and reservations can be made by calling (701) 373-7148.
The class of 2011 Hall of Fame inductees are:
- Anna Legreid Dopp, class of 1995.
Legreid Dopp was named North Dakota Class B Miss Volleyball in 1995. She earned a pharmacy degree at the University of Minnesota and was selected as a Congressional Healthcare Policy Fellow in 2007, working on health care legislation and policy.
- Mary (Tennefos) Shoji, class of 1980.
Shoji was the first All-State girls basketball player at Oak Grove and a member of the 1979 state tournament team. She went on to play Division I basketball at the University of Hawaii and has been a longtime educator in Honolulu.
- Calmer Elness, former faculty member.
Elness is credited with establishing the Christian emphasis and tradition of Oak Grove’s choir and band programs, which he directed for 22 years.
- Curt Hagness, former faculty member.
Hagness served as a teacher and coach at Oak Grove for 36 years. As head football coach, he led the undefeated 1982 team to Oak Grove’s first state football championship and was that year’s Class B Coach of the Year.
- Chuck Petersen, former faculty member.
Petersen taught science and physical education at Oak Grove for 13 years before teaching and coaching at Minnesota State University Mankato for 26 years.
He led three students to NCAA national championships in track and is a member of the Mankato State Hall of Fame and the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference and North Central Conference Conference Halls of Fame.