Every year the Rockford Area Schools recognizes the achievements of outstanding alumni through a selection process by the Tradition of Excellence committee. Recipients are selected based on outstanding professional and personal successes, as well as achievement in national,regional, or statewide prominence either in their professional fields or through their involvementin civic, cultural, or charitable activities. .
Distinguished Alumni Award Recipients
2013 - Dr. Perry Buffie, Class of 1982, Chiropractic Doctor/Owner of Buffie Chiropractic Clinic, Rockford.
2012 - Helen Scharber, Class of 1999, Ph.D. staff economist for the Center of Popular Economics, University of Massachusetts
2011 - Bernard Lieder, Class of 1940, served in the MN House of Representatives
2011 - Ruth Orrick, Class of 1976, MN Democratic Farmer Labor Party Chair, Educator, Entrepenuer