Graduating Class of 1999
Kassy Hegge was an outstanding basketball player and student. During her four years as a basketball starter, Baltic won three State B Championships, one 3rd place state finish, and accumulated a record of 90-10. Her basketball awards included SDHSBCA Player of the Year nominee, 1st Team All-State in 1998, State B All-Tournament in 1997, and 1998, 5-time letter winner, All Conference in 1996, 1997, and 1998, and she ended her
career 4th in school history in rebounds (618), 5th in school history in scoring (1050), and 4th in assists (250). Kassy was a starter on the 1996 Baltic GBB team that set a national record for team field goal percentage in a season. She was also a National Merit Scholar semi-finalist, and she was co-valedictorian with a 4.0 grade point average. In addition, Kassy was named All-Conference volleyball, and she was active in FFA where she achieved a State FFA Degree.
After high school, Kassy attended SDSU and the University of Sioux Falls where she participated in basketball and was part of a national NAIA semi-final basketball team. Following college, she attend the USD School of Medicine where she was named to Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) honor society, which is one of the top honors for medical students nationally. She completed her pediatrics residency at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, and she currently is a licensed physician in the Sioux Falls area.
Graduating Class of 1974
While a student at Baltic High School, Bob Sittig was valedictorian, all-state basketball, scored over 1,000 points in basketball, 3-time all-conference basketball, all-conference football, a member of track team that placed 2nd at the 1974 State Track Meet, and he was on track relay teams that set four school records with the medley relay record still standing in 2017. He was also active in drama, band, and choir including state one-act play and all-state chorus.
After attending Augustana College, Bob began teaching math and coaching at Baltic in 1979. He became secondary principal/activities director in 1993, superintendent in 1999, and superintendent/elementary principal in 2004, a position he still holds in 2017.
Bob was the head girls’ basketball coach for 17 years during which time his teams had a record of 299-96 making him the winningest basketball coach in school history. He was the coach of SD State B Girls’ Basketball Champions in 1995, 1996, 1998, 2001, and 2003, 3rd place in 1997 and 6th place in 2004, he was SD Girls’ Basketball Coach of the Year in 1995 and 2001, and he was the SD Assistant Boys’ Basketball Coach of the Year in 1993. He coached in the SD High School Girls’ Basketball All-Star Game, the SD vs. Wyoming All-Star Game, the SD vs. Nebraska All-Star Game, and he was the Augustana College Alumni Coach of the Year in 1997.
As superintendent, Bob was the 2012 SD Superintendent of the Year, a member of the American Association of School Administrators (National Superintendent’s Organization) Governing Board, President of the SD Superintendent’s Association, a member of the SD High School Activities Association Board of Directors, President of the SD Beadle Club, and he received a SDHSAA Distinguished Service Award. In addition, he was principal of Baltic Elementary 2015 National Blue Ribbon School, and he was superintendent during the construction of the K-8 school, the football/track complex, and the fitness center.
Hall of Fame Class of 2017
The Baltic High School recognizes and honors outstanding individuals for their exceptional achievements at, or contributions to, Baltic High School and/or for demonstrating how their accomplishments within society positively reflect upon the educational quality and stature of Baltic High School.
The Hall of Fame Class of 2009 was the inaugural Hall of Fame Class. Nomination petitions may be submitted by citizens of the Baltic School District, current or former Baltic School District staff members, Baltic High School graduates no longer living in the Baltic School District, or by immediate family members defined as parent, child, spouse, or sibling. Nominators may remain anonymous as long as the chairman is able to verify that the nominator meets the criteria listed above.
Hall of Fame Nominating Application (Now Closed)
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