Golfer Tom Hoge, 4 others join Fargo South High Hall of Fame – InForum

FARGO – South High will induct four graduates and one faculty member into the school’s Hall of Fame during a ceremony on Tuesday, November 22.

The event, which took place at South High School, 1840 15th Ave. S., starts at 17:30 with a social evening before dinner is served at 18:00.

James Caulfield, born in 1972, is admitted to the hall. Caulfield was an all-conference noseguard for the football team and later served in the Air Force as a munitions maintenance specialist handling explosives. He spent his days working in a so-called bomb camp.

James Caulfield.

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Caulfield rose to the rank of senior master sergeant and was decorated with honors including the Meritorious Service Medal, the Air Force Commendation Medal, and the Air Force Achievement Medal.

Caulfield retired in 2012 due to some long, nagging injuries.

South High will also introduce Tanni Anthony, Class of 1975. Anthony is Director of the Access, Learning and Literacy Team in the Exceptional Student Leadership Unit within the Colorado Department of Education.

Tanni Antonius.

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Anthony is the State of Colorado Vision Disability Advisor and Project Manager for Children and Youth with Combined Vision and Hearing Loss. She has worked as a lecturer at several universities.

She has been invited to be a keynote speaker and workshop facilitator in places as far flung as Qatar.

While taking courses leading to his master’s and professional degrees in educational leadership, as well as a doctorate in philosophy, 2022 Hall recruit Tom Gravel, class of 1981, maintained a 4.0 GPA.

Gravel is currently the principal of West Fargo Community High School, the district’s alternative high school. He is also the director for the district’s alternative center Program Director of Adult Education and Administrator of Home, Homeless and Native American Education Programs.

Tom Kies.

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Gravel began his educational career as a history teacher and coach in Wahpeton, North Dakota. He then taught social studies at Moorhead Area Public Schools and graduate courses at Minnesota State University Moorhead. He was Headmaster in the Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton School District for a decade.

PGA Tour pro and 2007 South High graduate Tom Hoge is inducted. His low score on the PGA Tour is 62. He won at Pebble Beach Golf Course on a day he dueled Jordan Spieth.


Hoge was born in North Carolina but considers Fargo his hometown. As a sophomore at Texas Christian University, he placed third on NCAA nationals.

Adam Gronaas, a high school teammate, and David Schultz, a standout TCU and South golf colleague, mention Hoge’s donations of clothing and hats to young players, his willingness to sign autographs at tour events, and various charitable endeavors.

Faculty member Steve Kennedy will enter the hall after a long career as a teacher and coach.

Steve Kennedy.

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As a physics teacher, he developed and expanded the program with various methods that are fun for the students and allow them to be successful. During the years he taught the class, enrollment increased from one grade to at times more than five.

In addition to chairing the science and math departments, he hosted Pep Fests, threw student and staff luncheons, coached the Science Olympiad and Science Bowl teams, and was known for singing his favorite classic rock tunes between classes.

That legacy extended to the golf course and created a program that won 12 state championships in 18 years. He was five times North Dakota Coach of the Year and National Coach of the Year in 2008. He has since passed on his teaching and coaching skills to NDSU and won a Summit League championship.