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Malden High School Alumni Hall of Fame seeks new nominations

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Banquet, induction ceremony set for Friday, May 3


By Steve Freker


Calling all Maldonians, past and present! The Malden High School Alumni Association (MHSAA) needs your help. The 6th biennial MHSAA Hall of Fame is hosting another banquet and induction ceremony, which will be held on Friday, May 3, at Anthony’s (111 Canal St., Malden).

The MHSSA is asking for nominations for this year’s induction class. MHSSA President Anthony Dickinson said input from the community is vital. “Family, graduates, teachers or administrators or former attendees know who among their colleagues have made exceptional achievements in their chosen careers or made outstanding contributions to society and should receive Hall of Fame recognition,” Dickinson said.

An individual is eligible for nomination 10 years after graduation, or 10 years after attending Malden High School. Inductees may be selected from the following categories: Arts, Business, Community Service, Education, Government, Media, Military, Sciences, Technology.

Nomination forms reiterating the qualifications for selection to the Malden High School Alumni Association Hall of Fame are available online at the website www.maldenhighalumni.com or at the Main Office at Malden High School, 77 Salem St., Malden.

The deadline to submit nomination forms is Wednesday, February 28. They may be sent to:

  MHSAA, Inc.

  P.O. Box 47

  Malden, MA 02148

To be considered, and to help a special Selection Committee make its decision, all applications must be completely filled out, including a brief narrative expanding on the specific qualities and achievements of the nominee. The Selection Committee will select the nominees to be honored from the submitted forms as well as from previous nomination forms that are kept in consideration for three event cycles.

The MHS Alumni Hall of Fame was founded in 2014 to recognize exceptional MHS alumni. Any questions? contact MHSAA President Anthony Dickinson: anthonydickinson@gmail.com


Distinguished Malden High Alumni enshrined in the MHSAA Hall of Fame


By Steve Freker


Many notable Malden High School alumni are already enshrined in the MHSAA Hall of Fame, with outstanding accomplishments in many different fields and professions.

From internationally renowned billionaire entrepreneur, photographer and philanthropist Bobby Sager (Class of 1972) to world-class rocker Gary Cherone, the leader of fabulously successful band Extreme (Class of 1979), former Massachusetts Governor John Volpe (Class of 1926B), Malden’s longest-serving Mayor, Richard Howard (Class of 1970), a noted judge, Emma (Fall) Schofield (Class of 1902), and Pulitzer Prize-winning Boston Globe columnist and author Kevin Cullen (Class of 1977), the list of previous honorees is illustrious and lengthy.

Following is a list of the enshrined members of the MHSAA Hall of Fame.

  Inducted in inaugural Hall of Fame Class of 2014: Gary Cherone (MHS 1979, Arts), Kevin Cullen (MHS 1977, Media), Heather (Kahn) Braver (MHS 1985, Media), Keith Knight, Jr. (MHS 1984. Arts/Media), James Matisof (MHS 1954, Education), Judge Philip Weiner (MHS 1972, Govt. & Law), Judge Emma (Fall) Schofield (MHS 1902, Govt. & Community Service), Dr. George Holland (MHS 1955, Education)


  Inducted in Hall of Fame Class of 2015: Daniel DiSano (MHS 1986, Business); Paula Sneed (MHS 1965, Business); Bobby Sager (MHS 1972, Business); Dr. Stanton Shernan (MHS 1977, Science); Marie (Colantuoni) Coyle (MHS 1949, Science); Lt. Richard V. Dargie, Posthumously (MHS 1939, Military Service); Hollis E. Durgin (MHS 1940), Community Service).


  Inducted in Hall of Fame Class of 2016: John McCarthy (MHS 1964, Business); Diane (Katz) Portnoy, MHS 1963, Education); Marc Phaneuf (MHS 1982, Arts); Brigadier General Theresa (Ciccolo) Prince (MHS 1978, Military Service); Virginia Diane (Shahbas) Yardumian (MHS 1946, Education & Community Service); Governor John Volpe (MHS 1926, Government).


  Inducted in Hall of Fame Class of 2018: Diana (DellaPiana) Cataldo (MHS 1958, Business); John Boris (MHS 1964, Community Service); Noreen Grice (MHS 1981, Science); Nicholas “Dick” Robinson (MHS 1956, Media); Edmund A. Trabucco (MHS 1934, Government); Ann Carol Grossman (MHS 1965, Arts); Joanne (Assetta) Iovino, Posthumously (MHS 1965, Education & Community Service); John Haynes Holmes (MHS 1968, Community Service).


  Inducted in Hall of Fame Class of 2022: Nancy Finklestein, Posthumously (MHS 1960, Education); Norman Greenbaum (MHS 1960, Arts); Michael Goldman (MHS 1967, Government); Ron Cox (MHS 1966, Media); Richard C. Howard (Class of 1970, Government); Sandra Vellerman (Class of 1977, Science); Phillip E. Hyde (MHS 1982, Technology); Albert R. Spadafora (Class of 1964, Business).

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