EAGLE RIVER - Northland Pines High School seniors received their diplomas Sunday at their graduation, but before the seniors had their big moment, some Alumni received a special honor. Two new members were inducted into the school's Alumni Hall of Fame.
Kathy Holtorp was chosen for her volunteer work with the Salvation Army Toy Program and numerous other charitable organizations.
Nancy Schaffer used to be a teacher at Northland Pines, and was chosen for her dedication to the school district and for her work as the Walter E Olson memorial Library Foundation President.
Both women were grateful for the honor.
"There's so many people who go unrecognized for all that they do. It's very humbling to be receiving this award, and it's great," said Holtorp.
The goal of the Alumni Hall of Fame is not only to recognize good works, but also to inspire students at the school to make accomplishments of their own. The new inductees believe using local accomplishments to encourage the younger generations is important.
"They can see that people can do things, not that it's going to be setting the world on fire, but things that just will help out their community," said Schaffer. "And I truly believe as Kathy does that giving back to the community is very important."
Friends, family members, and colleagues of the inductees attended Sunday morning's ceremony.