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Wally Ginn

The North Side High School Alumni Association (NSHSAA) is one of the oldest, largest, and most active high school alumni associations in the state. Visit the NSHSAA website.

Our sister association, the North Side High School Alumni Scholarship Foundation has an endowment of $1.4 Million (as of September, 2021), the NSHSAA has ample funds to award 35-40 scholarships annually to graduating North High seniors. $80,000 in scholarships were awarded in 2020. Learn more about the North High School Alumni Scholarship Foundation.

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Letter from North Side High School Alumni Association President Isaac S. Solano

Dear Viking Alumni,

My name is Isaac S. Solano, and it is a pleasure to be communicating with you today as the new North Side High School Alumni Association President.

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I am a Globeville native, and 2009 graduate of Denver North High School. Currently, I am 4th year Ph.D. Candidate studying Educational Leadership and Policy at the University of Denver. In the past, I have earned degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Madison (B.A.-Political Science), and the Teachers College of Columbia University (M.A.-Education Policy).

As an educational researcher, I have spent thousands of hours inside schools, classrooms and administrative offices both in New York City and across the Denver Metro Area. Education and serving public school students, families and teachers truly is my passion and life calling. In fact, I credit my amazing education from my North teachers as the reason I have been so successful since I graduated from the halls of 2960 N. Speer Blvd.

As president of our Alumni Association, I aim to create an inclusive environment where all Viking Alumni and Viking Friends feel welcomed at our school and each of the events the Alumni Associations hosts.

I would be remiss to not acknowledge and thank the leadership of two past presidents, Ray McAllister and Wally Ginn. These men have honorably led our organization and served our membership well. On behalf of Viking alumni everywhere, thank you both for your service and dedication to North Side High School.

I look forward to meeting many of you in person. Whether it is homecoming, our annual North High School birthday party, our annual Awards Dinner or at my favorite event, the All Class Reunion at Lakeside Amusement Park.

It truly is the honor of a lifetime to serve my favorite alma mater.

Humbly and Respectfully,
Isaac S. Solano
NSHSAA, President
Denver North High School, Class of 2009
iss2105@tc.columbia.edu | 303-944-9979

Meetings

The Scholarship Foundation Meetings take place on the first Tuesday of each month a 6 p.m.and the Alumni Association meetings take place on the third Tuesday evening of each month at 6 p.m. Both groups meet in the Alumni Center at North High School.

The Alumni Work Group meets in the North High Alumni Center every Tuesday morning from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

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North Side High School Alumni Association Recognitions

Every April the North Side High School Alumni Association hosts an awards’ banquet honoring North Side High School Alumni, faculty and friends of North who have made a difference in or outside of the community.

THE ORDER OF OLAF THE BOLD

THE ORDER OF OLAF THE BOLD (Hall of Fame of Denver North High School), conferred in recognition of outstanding accomplishments and lifetime achievement by an alumna or alumnus of Denver North.

THE ORDER OF KEETIL THE BRAVE

THE ORDER OF KEETIL THE BRAVE, conferred in recognition of outstanding and distinguished service to the Alumni Association or the Alumni Scholarship Foundation.  Recipient may not necessarily be a North High graduate.

THE ORDER OF THE STAR OF THE NORTH

THE ORDER OF THE STAR OF THE NORTH, conferred on alumni and/or friends of North High in recognition of distinguished service to North High or to the Greater Northwest Denver Community.

THE EDWARD L. BROWN VISION AWARD

THE EDWARD L. BROWN VISION AWARD is named for Principal Edward Brown (1900-1924) who envisioned North High as one of the premier schools of the West.  It is presented to a member of the faculty or staff, alumni association or community who has established or participated in a special program that furthers this vision for North High students.

VIKING SOJOURNER’S AWARD

VIKING SOJOURNER’S AWARD conferred on an exchange student who has been enrolled at North for an academic year.

ALLEN DUPONT BRECK DISTINGUISHED TEACHER AWARD

ALLEN DUPONT BRECK DISTINGUISHED TEACHER AWARD given to a member of the North Side High School faculty in recognition of outstanding teaching.

A student, student organization, faculty member, member of the community or a community organization, may nominate and may also address LETTERS OF APPRECIATION to any individual or organization in recognition of a special service or contribution to North. Nominations and letters may be sent to:

The North Side High School Alumni Association
c/o  North High School
2960 North Speer Boulevard
Denver, Colorado  80211