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Denfeld News

2014 News

January 16
Nick Thompson has helped the Denfeld hockey team win three of its last four games to reach .500 for the first time this season.

February 2
Denfeld principal Tonia Sconiers will be at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J. for today's Super Bowl between the Denver Broncos and Seattle Seahawks.

February 6
Denfeld senior Alexia Klaas has her college future mapped out, but for now she leads the Duluth Northern Stars into the Section 7AA girls hockey playoffs.

March 15
Matthew Johnson (class of 2013) wrote a persuasive speech that got a cinematic makeover by Minneapolis-based IR Media. 

March 29
Fred Friedman (class of 1965) Northeastern Minnesota’s chief public defender for 28 years, is retiring.

April 19
A new 7-minute “Glee”-esque “lip dub” video to the Owl City/Carly Rae Jepsen song “Good Time” features the entire Denfeld student body.

May 15
Denfeld automotive systems and tech teacher Phil Rannila has received the 2014 Goldfine Gold Star Teacher Award.

May 18
Denfeld toppled Ashland 10-0 to claim its third Lake Superior Conference softball title in four seasons.

May 20
The news that Denfeld will continue to offer a Spanish 5 course next year was met with applause at Tuesday’s School Board meeting.

June 8
Taneasha Muonio (class of 2014) is the 2014 recipient of the Clayton Jackson McGhie Memorial Scholarship. She plans to attend Augsburg College.

July 27
Tom Lundgren (class of 1960) has been in radio for 52 years, and is being inducted into the Texas Radio Hall of Fame.

July 31
At 100 years old, former Denfeld teacher Jan Petersen is still golfing every Thursday morning at Pike Lake AAA Golf Course.

Aug. 1
The chief of police in Minneapolis, a famed North Shore artist, the region’s former top public defender and an ink-stained scribe from the West End are among the 12 people who will be inducted Saturday into the Denfeld Hunter Hall of Fame.

Aug. 13
A retrospective of paintings by Birney Quick (class of 1930) is on display at the Johnson Heritage Post Art Gallery in Grand Marais.

Aug. 21
Investor Jack A. McLeod (class of 1951) has pledged to match donations to the Scottish Rite Clinic up to $100,000.

Sept. 16
Jon Donahue (class of 1983) left an indelible mark on his family, friends and acquaintances before passing away late Saturday night following a two-year battle with cancer.

Nov. 1
Leah Hamm (class of 2012) scored all three St. Scholastica goals as the Saints clinched the UMAC regular-season title at Martin Luther College.

Nov. 5
Denfeld's debate team, a powerhouse in the 1940s and ’50s, dissolved in 1994 and remained so until this fall. Jill Lofald is back as the team’s coach.

Nov. 11
Cam McClure, who transferred from the Marshall School to Denfeld for his senior year, is eligible to play varsity hockey for the Hunters this winter.

Dec. 5
Denfeld's hockey team has a deep roster this year, led by Nick Thompson, Cody Budisalovich and Jake DeCaro.

Dec. 31
John Strongitharm (class of 1977) has retired from his position as chief of the Duluth Fire Department.

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