Kenyon-Wanamingo High School

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Kenyon-Wanamingo High School
400 6th Street


United States
School districtKenyon-Wanamingo Public Schools
CEEB code241275
PrincipalMatt Ryan
Teaching staff16.4 (FTE) (as of 2005-06)[1]
Enrollment262 (2015-16)[2]
Student to teacher ratio17.5 (as of 2005-06)[1]
School color(s)Black, Red, and Silver
SongMinnesota State Rouser [3]
AthleticsMSHSL 1A [3]
Athletics conferenceHiawatha Valley League
Fine ArtsSymphonic band, Chorale, Varsity choir, KW pep band, jazz band, theater, speech.

Kenyon-Wanamingo High School is a high school in Kenyon, Minnesota, United States.

Extracurricular activities[edit]


Kenyon-Wanamingo fields teams in baseball, basketball, cheerleading, (activity) cross country, dance team, football, golf, softball, track and field, volleyball, and wrestling.

Fine Arts[edit]

HS band, Pep band, jazz band, summer marching band (volunteer) chorale, varsity choir, theater

The Kenyon Wanamingo High school band has scored superior ratings at state contest (2015, 2014, 2013, 2016, 2017) and has 100% participation in the solo ensemble contest. In 2015, KWHS band was selected as a semi finalist for the prestigious Grammy signature school award.

The music department tours every other year to destinations throughout the United States. Known for innovative programming and service oriented music themes, Kenyon Wanamingo music students engage in benevolent activities benefitting the community and beyond. In 2018, the KWHS Music department travelled to Norway.

Past Concert themes include: Celebrate Earth, Minnesota Moments, To the Limit, Through the Storm, Light and Darkness, and Innovate, and Water.

Notable alumni[edit]

  • Maj. Ben Danielson - US Air Force F-4C Phantom II pilot shot down on a combat mission over Laos on December 5, 1969.
  • Marty Haugen - An American composer of liturgical music. He creates settings for both Roman Catholic and Protestant congregations. Was named Pastoral Musician of the Year in 2007.
  • Guye Senjem - Minor league baseball player for the Gary Railcats.
  • Mark Strandemo (1973) - Head baseball coach for Augsburg College in 1995. Assistant coach for 14 years. Played minor league baseball for the Minnesota Twins organization.
  • Steve Sviggum - Speaker of the Minnesota House of Representatives.
  • Jeff Broin is the founder of U.S.-based POET, LLC, a producer of ethanol and other biorefined products. He currently serves as Chairman and CEO.


  1. ^ a b "School Detail for Kenyon-Wanamingo Senior High". National Center for Education Statistics.
  2. ^ "KENYON-WANAMINGO SENIOR HIGH". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved January 8, 2019.
  3. ^ a b "Schools: Kenyon-Wanamingo High School". Minnesota State High School League.

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