The Beaver Dam Unified School District will honor Mary Pflum Peterson as the 2017 Outstanding Alumni at the twentieth annual Wall-of-Fame Dinner on Sunday, November 5th. The Outstanding Alumni Award is given annually to a graduate of BDUSD in recognition of the honoree’s exceptional accomplishments.
Mary Pflum Peterson is a multi-Emmy-Award-winning television journalist, a New York Times best-selling author, and an acclaimed public speaker. She graduated from Beaver Dam High School in 1990 as valedictorian of her class earning numerous awards, including a 4-year scholarship. While a student at Beaver Dam High School, Mary was the co-editor of the school newspaper, and the Beaver Dam Daily Citizen sent her to the Columbia University Journalism Camp for high-school students.