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.
Patrick King –
Patrick King was an outstanding cross-country and track athlete. In 2001, Pat was the State B Cross Country champion while setting the State B Cross Country Meet record of 17:10:63 that stood from 2001-2005. He was a leader on the Baltic State Class B Cross Country Championship teams in 2000 and 2001, and he ran on teams that placed 4th and 5th at State in 1999 and 1998 respectively. He won a total of 50 cross country medals including 10 first-place medals, and he was a four-year letter winner who was Baltic MVP as a senior. In 2002, Pat placed 2nd in the 3200 meter run and 5th in the 1600 meter run at the State Track Meet, and he placed 8th in the 3200-meter run in 2001. He also placed first in the 3200 meter run at the prestigious Dan Lennon Track Meet in 2002. In his four years as a track letter winner, Pat won 80 medals including 30 first place medals, 14-second place medals, and he was twice team MVP. Pat was also active in drama, winning a State One-Act Play Outstanding Performer 3 times, and he was a member of two one-act play casts that received superior awards at State competition. He was the Salutatorian of the Class of 2002, and he was an FFA Star Green Hand and Outstanding Sophomore. Pat is currently a Clinical Pharmacist at Rapid City Regional Health.
Rita Berg –
Hall of Fame Class of 2018
Brian Hefty – Class of 1986
Darren Hefty – Class of 1989
Jannel Hefty – Class of 1992
Brian, Darren, and Jannel were all 4-year honor roll students at Baltic High School, and they were very active in numerous activities including music, drama, FFA or FHA, athletics, student government, and National Honor Society. Believing in the importance of fine arts activities, they annually award the Kathryn Hefty Memorial Scholarship to a deserving Baltic High School student who is active in fine arts. The success of their business on a national scale and the high regard accorded to Ag Ph.D. both nationally and internationally reflects positively on the education they received at Baltic High School.
Graduating Class of 2004
Jenny Kruthoff was an outstanding athlete who achieved at a high level in three sports, and she was a rare four-time three-sport letter winner.
In track, she lettered six years and scored 894.5 track and field points in those six years. She was voted Most Valuable Runner by her team members five of her six years, and she won 70 first place medals and 162 total medals during her career including 19 region medals. She won 6 State Track Meet medals including one second and two third-place finishes. Jenny set meet records at four track meets, and she is the school record holder in the 300m hurdles and a member of the group that holds the school record in the 3200m relay.
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