Superintendent David DiBarri was pleased to announce that 14 Northeast Metro Tech alumni were recently inducted into the Northeast Metro Tech Athletic Hall of Fame – including student-athlete Paul Shaughnessy, of Malden, Class of 2007, for Football and Basketball.
On Wednesday, Aug. 9, Northeast Metro Tech held its biannual induction into the Hall of Fame, recognizing the contributions of 14 alumni who graduated from 1981 to 2011 and excelled in sports. Established in 2015, Northeast Metro Tech’s Hall of Fame recognizes and honors past athletes, coaches, individuals and teams who made outstanding contributions that brought pride and distinction to the athletic program.
“We celebrate not only the individual achievements of these fourteen remarkable individuals, but also the collective spirit of excellence that resonates throughout Northeast Metro Tech,” said Joe Papagni, who emceed the induction ceremony. “They have not only raised the bar for excellence, but have also inspired countless others to dream big, strive for greatness, and embrace the values we hold dear at Northeast Metro Tech.”
“As an alumna of Northeast who is also now an educator, it meant a lot to me to receive the Hall of Fame award,” said Justien Martin. “Knowing that a picture of me will forever be displayed at Northeast, and that students will walk by and possibly see themselves in the same place one day, makes me feel great. Northeast is such a special place, and I am happy to be a part of its history.”
Frank Muse, who worked as a teacher and hockey coach at the school for four decades, said that this year’s induction ceremony was the first to be held in person since before the COVID-19 pandemic. He said seeing the Hall of Fame plaques and championship banners on the walls of the school can help motivate and give goals to students who walk the hallways today.
“This is just something that’s good for the school and certainly good for the people who get recognized. Teachers like to see the kids get recognized, even though some of the inductees aren’t really kids anymore,” Muse said.