Dickinson High School inducted their third-ever class in their athletics Hall of Fame during homecoming weekend.
Over 100 former athletes were discussed for consideration, but only six were selected.
The inductees were Vern Praus, Randy Burwick, Katelyn Greenwald, Chris Carlson, Kyle Carlson and Jerry D. Schwartz.
“It is very important to bring alumni back to Dickinson,” said Dickinson athletic director Guy Fridley. “We never want to forget what they accomplished here. We want to show appreciation for the foundation they laid for today.”
Praus graduated in 1965 with a long list of accomplishments in track and field. To name a few, he won the state championship in high hurdles and discus in 1965 in addition to several other top five finishes in state meets between 1963 and 1965.
He also was a four-year starter in basketball, where he averaged 18 rebounds a game in 1965. For his efforts, he was named to the all-state team and a prep All American.
Burwick played football, wrestling and track before graduating in 1981.
Burwick placed at state in wrestling three times, which included two state titles.
He went on to wrestle in college and win a national championship in 1983.
Burwick was a three-year starter for the Midgets football team, and was a captain his senior year.
Greenwald graduated in 2007 as a standout athlete in volleyball, track and basketball.
She led Dickinson to back-to-back state titles in volleyball in 2005 and 2006 and was a finalist for Miss Basketball in North Dakota during her high school career.
In track, Greenwald won three state championships in in high jump before going to Colorado State to have an outstanding career in volleyball.
“It is a very fun process, but it is challenging since there are so many qualified candidates and it is relatively new,” Fridley said.
Chris Carlson was a four-time state champion in track in addition to an all-state and all-conference player in football.
He was the Dickinson High Male Athlete of the Year and the North Dakota Associated Press Athlete of the Year in 1989. He went on to North Dakota State University, where he helped the Bison win two NCAA Division II titles in football.
Kyle Carlson graduated in 1990 as a star athlete in football and track. He helped lead the Midgets to state titles in track in 1989 and 1990, and he won an astonishing six individual state championships.
He was named the North Dakota Gatorade Track and Field Athlete of the Year in 1990.
He went on to play football at North Dakota State University.
Lastly, Schwartz was a longtime coach for Dickinson in cross country and track.
He led the Midgets to six state titles in cross country, one for the boys team and five for the girls.
Schwartz won the American Federation of Coaches National Coach of the Year in 2004, and he was a finalist for the Girls National Cross Country Coach of the Year in 2005.