PO Box 309 High School (605) 529-5461
1 Bulldog Avenue Elementary (605) 529-5464
Baltic, SD 57003 Fax (605) 529-5443
BALTIC SCHOOL DISTRICT
Graduating Class of 1969
Steve Gunderson graduated from Baltic High School in 1969 where he earned 11 varsity letters in football, basketball and track. He scored over 1,200 points in basketball and was an all- conference selection in both basketball and football. Gunderson placed 2nd in the long jump in the state track meet his senior year with a jump of 21’3’. He was also active in band four years and was chosen to represent Baltic at Boys State his junior year. Gunderson taught and coached at Baltic for 41 years and was twice named Baltic Teacher of the Year. In addition, he is the winningest boys’ basketball coach in the history of the school with 254 wins, and he led the Bulldogs to two state basketball tournament appearances including 1993 state runners-up. He was twice named the region boys’ basketball coach of the year and was selected to coach in the 1993 South Dakota All Star Basketball Game. As the head football coach he guided Baltic to the only playoff win in school history in 1982. Gunderson also has been athletic director for 15 years and was twice selected Region AD of the Year. Gunderson is active in the community and has served on the Baltic Volunteer Fire Department for over 38 years.
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.
(Back L to R) Assistant Coach Marilyn Schmitz-Stadem, Heather Hanson,
Kassy Hegge, Karly Hegge, Arica Schultz, Mindy Schildhauer,
Head Coach Bob Sittig. (Kneeling) Jamie Grotjohn, Leah Pedersen, Corynne Leffring, Andrea Schultz, Heather Rydell. (Seated) Mandy Wasson,
Kyla Nesheim, Kami Siemonsma, Sherri Brende
Hall of Fame Class of 2015
Baltic High School Hall of Fame
1996 Girls’ Basketball Team
While all of Baltic’s state champion teams are special, the 1996 girls’ basketball team achieved a level of success beyond other teams. They compiled a 24-1 season record on their way to the State B Championship with their only loss by 3 points to the State A Champions Wagner. They were dominant on both ends of the floor averaging 66.1 points per game while holding opponents to an average of 37.4 points per game for an average margin of victory of 28.7 points. What sets this team truly above other teams, however, is that they set the national high school record for field goal percentage in a season making 691 of 1,222 field goal attempts or 56.5%, a record that still stands in 2015.