Vikings of Distinction Information

Vikings of Distinction

The Vikings of Distinction program was established to honor North High graduates who have achieved outstanding success in their chosen careers, faculty who played a significant role in the development of his/her students and organizations and businesses that have been a special "Friend of North High School."

The Vikings of Distinction is funded entirely by contributions and yearly awards scholarships to deserving members of the graduating class.

Although the Vikings of Distinction recognize alumni for their achievements, the program was created to help inspire and motivate students. Our honorees return to North, participate in the school's honors convocations, meet with students in small informal group sessions and, in general, serve as role models.  The honor of  being named a NORTH STAR is given in memory of an outstanding alumnus who is deceased.

To be named a Viking of Distinction, an individual, company or organization must first be nominated. The Vikings of Distinction Committee maintains a permanent record of all nominations and each year chooses those be honored by a vote of the full Committee.

Any North High School graduate, faculty member or former faculty member may nominate candidates for the awards. To be eligible, alumni must have been graduated for at least 20 years and faculty members must be retired. Nominations should be made in writing to the Vikings of Distinction Committee, care of North High School, 4410 North 36th Street, Omaha, NE 68111.  [Download the Nomination Form in PDF format]

The Honorees listed below are invited to attend the Senior Scholarship Night on May 16th, 2018 at 7:00 PM in the Auditorium.  They will be presented to the students and staff at North at an all school assembly on May 17th where their portraits will be unveiled, their videos shown and responses given by the honorees to those attending and a spokesperson for the North Star. Small group meetings with students will follow the assembly, and then honorees will be served a catered lunch in the Viking Center.  

North High alumni and friends are welcome to celebrate these newly inducted Vikings of Distinction and North Star at the  2020 Vikings of Distinction on May 15, 2020 at Happy Hollow Club, 1701 South 105th Street. The reception starts at 6:30 PM with the banquet, entertainment and the Induction Ceremony at 7:00 PM.  Cost is 50 per person

Deadline for reservations: May 4, 2020

Reservations can be made by May 10th by calling Linda Jacob Kelter at 402-208-4888.

Class of 2020
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2018 Vikings of Distinction Convocation - 

Current Vikings of Distinction