The Augustana Academy

Canton in 1910

Augustana Academy logo2014 Reunion Information

Each summer since 1975, Augustana College has hosted an all-school reunion for alumni and friends of Augustana Academy, the former Lutheran high school in Canton, S.D. The 2014 Academy Days Reunion will be held July 25-27, 2014, on Augustana's campus. The classes ending in 4 and 9 will celebrate reunions. View the schedule of events for Academy Days. Close to 200 alumni and friends of Augustana Academy come each summer to Augustana’s campus for a reunion weekend.

Each year at the Reunion worship service, the offering supports the Augustana Academy Endowed Scholarship. This fund allows Augustana College to award one or two scholarships each year to descendants of Academy alumni

Make a gift in support of this scholarship.


Alumni and Friends Council

Several members of the Augustana Academy family serve on the Council. These individuals are instrumental in choosing award winners, helping plan the reunion weekend, fundraising efforts and many other tasks.

  • Lyle Eidsness '59, President
  • Alan Berdahl ’67
  • Dr W. Allan Boade ’55
  • Jean Sorteberg Eidsness ’59
  • Phyllis Bolstad Hanson '52
  • Boyd Hopkins ’62
  • Rev. David Johnson ’52
  • Karen Kvistero Moe ’67
  • Alice Hofstad Loddigs ’69
  • Obed Nelson ’60
  • Dr. Glen Peterson, former faculty

We are always seeking new members to the Council.  Meetings occur several times during the year on the Augustana Campus. Contact us if you are interested in serving on the Council or want more information.


The Augustana Album Continues the Academy Legacy

Digital versions of the Academy's student newspaper, yearbook and alumni publications are now available through the Augustana website. This digital archive, known as the Augustana Album, allows all Academy alumni easy access to the history of the Academy, previously only available by physically visiting the archives of the Center for Western Studies.

Click here to view the Augustana Album.


Academy Alumni—Update your Information

To ensure that you receive information about the reunion in a timely manner, please continue to update us with your information by contacting the Alumni Office.


Alumni and Friends Awards

During each reunion at the Alumni and Friends Banquet, awards are given to recognize alumni and friends of the Academy.

  • The Distinguished Alumni Achievement Award is given to an Academy graduate who has excelled in his/her field and who has been involved in his/her church and community.
  • The Friend of Augustana Academy Award is given to a former member of the faculty or staff, friend, or someone with a close connection to the Academy.

If you would like to nominate someone for either of these awards, please send a letter to the Alumni Office by February 1st of each year.