Where are they now?

Alissa (Dvorak) Tierney


Stats: 2001 graduate • Community life and volunteer director at The Glenn Minnetonka B.S. in therapeutic recreation, Winona State University 

It’s safe to say Hopkins grad Alissa Tierney never really left her Royal roots. As a 2001 grad, Alissa moved to Winona to attend college, but was drawn back to the Hopkins community to start her career and raise her family. Her son attends Alice Smith, where she says he receives a “Royal education.” Alissa is also active in the school’s PTO and supports all things Hopkins.

Favorite hangout spot during Hopkins High School? We called it “The Corner” – right inside the front doors – our meeting spot to find friends.

Favorite music artist of ‘01? The Goo Goo Dolls.

What Hopkins teacher made a difference? Don Bates — the teachings he provided applied well beyond the walls of the band room. “Do something, do it well, and most of all, enjoy what you do!”

How did Hopkins prepare you? Hopkins encourages learning both inside and outside of the classroom. It provided many opportunities to explore careers in the community.