'Alumni Corner'

This section is dedicated to milestones, important events and/or accomplishments of Lynn Classical High School Alumni.

If you have any information you would like included, contact the Alumni Association. Our contact information can be found here.

Reunion Announcement: Class of 1994

October 30th, 2009

Hey Class of 1994- Can you believe it’s been 15 years since graduation!? It’s time to get together to reconnect with old friends and celebrate!
You and a guest are invitied to join us for a night of friends and fun as we reminisce about our high school days.

When:
Sat Nov 28th 7pm

Where
Tatiana’s Restaurant
70 Market Street, Lynn

What
DJ, cash bar, and appetizers will be served.
There will also be a 50/50 raffle to raise money for a class of 1994 scholarship.

Cost:
Cost is $20 per ticket- Please make checks payable to Amy Dunn c/o LCHS class of 1994.

Checks can be mailed to:

Amy Dunn
Lynn Classical High School
235 O’Callaghan Way
Lynn, MA 01905

You may also drop off cash or checks at the school for Amy Dunn
Once payment is received, your name will be put on the invite list at the door. Please send payment by November 19th.

The organizers of this reunion have also set up an  Evite Page Here to RSVP

Disclaimer: This reunion  is not an officially sponsored “The Alumni and Friends of Lynn Classical High School” event…  But we still hope you can make it.

Reunion Announcement: Class of 1964

May 26th, 2009

Calling all Lynn Classical Graduates from the Class of 1964. Plans for a 45th reunion are underway.

Who and What:

Class of 1964 45th Class Reunion

When:

Saturday, October 24, 2009
From 6pm-11pm

Where

Franco-American Hall,
535 Western Ave.
Lynn, MA  01904

Price

$35.00 per person

There will be a hot and cold buffet and dancing.

Dress is CASUAL!!

Information

For more information, please contact

Cheri (Willard) Repecko
Tel: 781-598-6951
email: REVLNGDOOR@AOL.COM

Mary Giangregorio
Tel: 978-394-4104
email:  MARYGIAN57@YAHOO.COM

Paul Kelly
Tel: 781-595-6259
email: PAULSKELLY@COMCAST.NET

Instructions for paying by Check or Money Order.

Please do not send payments for this reunion to the Alumni Association.
Organizers of this reunion are requesting Checks or money order be made out to: LCHS-1964
and mailed to

Cheri Repecko
32 Curran Rd.
Lynn, MA 01905

Please include name, number attending, maiden name (if applicable), address, telephone number, and an email address.

Disclaimer: This reunion  is not an officially sponsored “The Alumni and Friends of Lynn Classical High School” event…  But we still hope you can make it.

Where Are They Now: Jeff Gaudet, Class of 1984

February 1st, 2009

Jeff Gaudet, Class of ‘84′, is the founder and president of ASP Staffing located in Centennial Park, Peabody MA. ASP Staffing is a permanent placement agency that matches quality companies looking for qualified professional candidates in the accounting, sales, and insurance industries”.

The College Years and Beyond

After graduating from Classical, Jeff entered UMass Amherst, and later transferred to UMass Boston earning a BA Degree in Sociology. After graduating from UMass Boston, he worked for four years at Lanier World Wide, a Fortune 100 company specializing in the global sales of office systems and equipment. Upon leaving World Wide, Jeff went to work for Knight Rider (now known as Ikon), a litigation support company. While at Knight Rider, Jeff worked to aid companies in litigation to discover, publish, and disseminate relevant evidence information.

In 1993, Jeff bought a house in Lynn and a few weeks later married his wife Lori. Their first child Jennifer was born in 1995 and their second child, Josilyn, followed in 1997.

In 1997 Jeff left Ikon to work for American Personnel/Accountsource, a head hunting permanent placement company. All was going well as Jeff’s family was growing and his was career continued to advanced at American Personnel. Then in 2001, their daughter Josilyn was diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis.

Over the next couple of years Josilyn and her family endured a total of 34 weeks in the hospital to treat her condition. Continue Reading »

Classical Graduate, Clark Casteel, Advances Holistic Medicine in Georgia

January 5th, 2009

Clark Casteel, Class of ‘85’, has been a licensed practicing Acupuncturist in the state of Georgia since 2000. Clark played a crucial role in the struggle to have Acupuncture recognized as a legitimate field of medical science in Georgia. In 1999, Clark was an active member in “Georgia Friends for Acupuncture”. The group’s goal was to have Acupuncture recognized as a scientific branch of medicine and be licensed in the State of Georgia . Clark and the group’s work met with success in 2000 when Georgia became the 48th State to license Acupuncturists. Clark, in fact, became the second person to be licensed in Georgia as an Acupuncturist.

Following graduation from Classical, Clark entered the University of New Hampshire graduating in 1989 with a B.A. Degree in History and a Minor in Art and Environmental Studies. In 1995, Clark was awarded a Diploma in Acupuncture from the National Certification of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. Also in 1995, he was recognized as a Doctor of Oriental Medicine by the State of New Mexico.

Clark and Maureen, his wife of 10 years, are now living in Georgia with their three children Annalise 16, Michael 4, and Benjaimin 5.

Searching for the oldest living graduate of LCHS

January 2nd, 2009

Better With Age

They say some things get better with age – Wine , Cheese, the finer things in life. If that’s true, then we must have some pretty extraordinary Lynn Classical Alumni out there and we’d like to hear from them.

The Search Is On

We are looking for the oldest living graduate of Lynn Classical high School. If you graduated from Classical before 1938 or know of a living alumna who did, we want to hear from you.

Please leave a comment here on our web site or send us an email to classicalalumni@lynnclassicalalumni.org

Where Are They Now: Nectar Kirkiris “Class of 88”

December 11th, 2008

After graduating from Classical,  Nectar Kirkiris “Class of 88”, went to Boston University graduating in 1992 with a B.S. Degree in Electrical Engineering. He received his Master’s Degree in Electrical Engineering from Georgia Tech in 1994 and now lives in Park Ridge, IL with his wife Loraine. He has worked the last 13 years for the Motorola Corp, and is a Product Manager for consumer messaging devices in the greater Chicago area.

Nectar would like to get reconnected with his friends and classmates from LCHS. You can contact Nectar by email or by  snail mail* .

Email: nkirkir1@yahoo.com
Snail Mail (postal):

Nectar Kirkiris
1705 Pavilion Way #401
Park Ridge, IL 60068

* Snail Mail is also known as the U.S. Postal Service.  Slow compared to email.

Alumni Corner: Did You Know…

November 26th, 2008

Did you know that John (Jack) Harney , Class President and Valedictorian of the Class of 42, has had a distinguished life in the service of his country since his graduation from Classical. As a Senior at Classical, John was awarded a Competitive National Scholarship to Harvard. Soon after, John had to withdraw from Harvard when he was drafted into the Army during World War II . He was assigned to take part in the Army Specialized Training Program at the University of Nebraska. However, because of the shortage of fighting men overseas, the Army Specialized Training Program was closed and John was assigned to the Army 44th Division as a combat rifleman in France.

While serving in France, John attained the rank of Platoon Sergeant and took part in the capture of German rocket scientist Wernher Von Braun. As World War II in Europe neared its end, John, because of his knowledge of French learned at Classical and German learned at Nebraska U, was reassigned to the Counter Intelligence Corps of the 44th Div. where he worked against German saboteurs and other 5th column agents.

Following the end of the war, John returned to Harvard and graduated in 1946. He then entered Boston University, earning a Masters Degree in German Literature in 1949. John, with his new wife Betty, moved to Washington DC. He became a member of the National Security Agency [NSA] where he used his knowledge and talents as a former combat soldier and an intelligence operative to help protect our country from the threat of the Soviet Union. In the NSA, John worked as a cryptologist and became the Commandant of the NSA’s National Cryptology School. John also served seven years overseas with the Department of Defense retiring in 1980 as an Assistant Director.

John currently lives in Maryland with Betty, his wife of 57 years. He and Betty have three children, five grandchildren and a “gaggle” of step-great grandchildren.

What does John say about the impact that Classical has had on his life and those who attended Classical with him? “I shall be forever grateful to the preparation for life it gave to us.”

John, thank you for your dedication and service to our country.

Alumni Corner Update For November

November 19th, 2008

Kimberley Belmonte (Poole), Class of 84, is a Medical Oncology Staff Assistant in the Breast Cancer Group of the Duke University Medical Center. Kim’s duties include working with the Center’s Oncologist and Nurse Practitioners in providing patient medical care and counseling. Kim also takes part in the preporation of funding grants and editing manuscripts for publication in oncology journals. Kim and her husband Joe live in a small town north of Raleigh, NC. with their son Cameron age 12 and their daughter Caitlyn age 8.

Army Sgt. Nicole Meagher (Duyon) Class of 2004 is serving the United States in Iraq. Nicole shipped out for a 14 month deployment this past fall with the 167th Combat Support Sustainment Battalion. Nicole joined the Army just before her graduation in 2004. She attended Marian Court College and received an Associates Degree in Business in 2007. Nicole and her husband, Sean P. Meagher of Peabody, were married on July 9, 2008. Nicole will keep her maiden name while she serves in Iraq in honor of her grandfather, Joseph Duyon, who passed away this past Sept. God’s speed and protection Nicole.

Two outstanding Classical female athletes from the Class of 2004 are still making their marks on the playing fields. Monique Lee, a Quinnipac College basket standout, is now a graduate assistant coach in the Quinnipac women’s basketball program. Paula McGinn, a two-sport standout in soccer and softball at Endicott College, is an assistant soccer coach at Bishop Fenwick High School.

Lynn Classical High School Alumni Corner Update

October 3rd, 2008

Congratulations to Mackenzie Mackin, daughter of Lynn’s Ward 5 Councilor Paula (Ferrari) Mackin ’81’. Mackenzie, an all-star on the American West Lynn/Pine Hill Softball Team, was recently presented with the Grace Rogato Award for leadership and sportsmanship. She is following in her mother’s footsteps. Paula was an outstanding athlete while attending Classical High School.

The Loomis Brothers Market at 524 Boston St. Lynn, is celebrating 100 years of service to  the West Lynn Community. Today, the Loomis  brothers Arthur ’50’, Nick ’55’, Peter ’58’ and their sister Mary ’52 continue to operate the market founded by their father and uncles in 1908.

On Saturday, September 20, 2008. the corner of Currwin Circle and Holyoke St. was dedicated in memory of two West Lynners killed in action in Vietnam: John Evans and James Hazard.   James, a graduate of the Class of ’67’, was killed in action on May 20, 1970 at the age of 20.

Alumni Corner: Accomplishments of James Petras

October 1st, 2008

Do you believe that a Classical alumna has served as as a major advisor in the governmental administration of two world leaders?  Well it is true.  James Petras ‘Class of 1954’ was an advisor to President Salvador Allende of Chile from 1971-73, and to Prime Minister Andreas Papandreou of Greece from 1982-1984.

Following his graduation from Classical, James earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science in 1958 from Boston University, a Master’s Degree (1960) and a Doctor’s Degree (1967) in Political Science from the University of California at Berkley.

He has authored 66 books in 29 languages and has had 560 professional articles printed in leading academic journals. James is a widely recognized political and sociological expert on international affairs, His areas of expertise are: US. and Latin American affairs, Southern European countries – especially Spain and Greece, and the Middle East with an emphasis on U.S. and Israeli relations.

James’ academic teaching career has spanned 30 years at Binghamton University in the Sociology Department. Within that department , he is the Bartle Professor Emeritus. James is married to Dr. Robin Eastman Abaya. He has two children by a previous marriage and two grandchildren.

Do you believe it,- from the halls of LCHS to the halls of national capitals, to the halls of a distinguished University?  Not bad for a kid from West Lynn.

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