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1964 Graduation Article

Daily Evening Item Lynn, Mass.
Friday, June 5, 1964 Page 5
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Mayor Wall Presents 109 Trade High Diplomas

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    The largest class in the history of Lynn Trade High School graduated this morning as 109 students were presented diplomas by Mayor M. Henry Wall.
    The commencement was held in the Edward J. Harrington School and began at AM.
    It was the first time in the history of Trade that a Mayor has delivered the graduation address and presented diplomas.
    Senior Class Pres. Walter Cameron delivered an essay to the hundreds of parents and friends gathered for the event.
    Trade High Director Michael C. O'Donnell officiated at the exercises and introduced other participants. He also delivered a message to parents of graduates and congratulated the class on its accomplishments.
    He cited the fact that two-thirds of the graduating class has been placed with industry and said demand for Trade graduates proves the value and necessity of such education.
    The 75 - voice Junior Chorus of the school presented three musical selections.
    School officials and city fathers appeared elated at the prospect of a a new greatly enlarged trade school for Lynn in the near future.
    In his address, Mayor Wall said:
    "You are a select group specially educated and trained. You have been academically educated to prepare for citizenship and subject matter related to your chosen vocation. As a result of your three years of education and training in the Trade School, you have skills that are highly desirable in today's employment market. I am told that practically every member of your class has been placed, or will be placed, within a short time, in a position because of the special skills that you have developed as a result of your Trade High School education. You are indeed fortunate because thousands of high school students, graduating this June, will not be able to obtain employment because they do not posses your skills. Thousands of other students of high school age will be unemployed because they failed to continue their education and dropped out of school prior to graduation.
    Automation has and will continue to eliminate employment opportunities for the unskilled and the uneducated. Higher levels of technical skills are required in today's industial and business world." the mayor stated.
    He continued, "Here in Lynn, our proposed new Trade High School will provide advanced technical courses on the grades 13 and 14 level. Some of these courses will be approved for the granting of an associate degree. Many courses will be added to the Trade High School program. Opportunities will be offered those students who are slow learners but who need to be provided with skills that will enable them to be good citizens in the community.
    "It is proposed that the new Trade and Technical School will offer short courses, eight months, one year, one year and a half to high school graduates and to drop-outs, who may need and want to develop marketable skills which can only be obtained in the new Trade and Technical High School.
    Lynn is, and always has been a community of varied industries. We are blessed with skilled workers who have proven their ability over the years.
    "You are now becoming part of this family of skilled workers. Many times you will reflect over the years and remember this great occasion.
    "As you go through life, Mayor Wall concluded, remember to do the best you know how at all times. Be grateful to your wonderful parents who have made so many sacrifices on your behalf. and remember also the dedicated teachers who gave so much to you."
    Seven outstanding students were awarded prizes for achievements at Trade. Representatives of sponsoring organizations made the presentations.
    The class of 109 students was composed of eight sections. The largest group, machine shop training, had 27 students, every one of which has already been placed with industries and business. Other courses are basic electronics, 15 students; drafting, 10 students; electrical, 16 students; printing, five students; sheet metal, 12 students and shop carpentry, eight students.
The award winners are:
Outstanding Student: Robert D. Dow, son of Mr. and Mrs. John M. Dow, 42 Colby Way, Nahant. Graduate of the machine shop course, A $125 bond provided by the General Electric Co. managers and presented by Chester Brown, Jr., manager, community Relations, GE.
High Achievement, $100 certificate for tools: Frank Rubman, son of Mr. and Mrs. Isadore E. Rubman, 56 Flint St.Graduate of the basic electronics course. Provided by Lynn Teachers' Union and presented by James P. Barry. Trade High teacher.
High Achievement, $100 award: Wiliam J. Magery, son of Mr. and Mrs. James H. Magery, 38 Story Ave. Graduate of the printing course. Provided by Classical High School Class of 1938 and presented by George F. Curley, Jr., co-chairman. Class reunion committee.
High Achievement, $100 award: Alan W. Baker, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jacob R. Baker, 5 Brown's Sq.,Newburyport. Graduate of basic electronics course. Provided by the Lynn Teachers' Assn. and presented by Joseph M. McDonald, vice principal. Pickering Junior High, and association president.
Drafting Achievement, drafting instuments and handbook: outstanding achievement. Stanley E. Simard, son of Mr. and Mrs. Gerard N. Simard, 15 Pinkham Pl. High achievement, Thomas A. Ryan, son of Mr. and Mrs. James C. Ryan, 16 Aborn St. Provided by Local 142. American Federation of Technical Engineers and presented by Frank Simpsom, president, Local 142.
High Achievements, $100 award: Daniel P. McIntire, son of Mr. and Mrs. Daniel P. MacIntire, 57 North Franklin St. Graduate of the electrical course. Provided by the Polish American Men's and Women's Citizens' Club of Lynn and presented by Pres. Edward L. Dancewicz.
  Class officers for the senior year have been Walter W. Cameron, Jr., electrical course, president; James R. McDuff, machine shop course, vice president; David Conway, shop carpentry course. secretary and Harold Harnois, basic electronics course, treasurer.
    Graduates are:
    Basic Electronis - Alan William Baker, Robert Donald Brooks, Richard Joseph Comito, Robert Joseph Curran, Robert Dotolo, Gerald Edward Fleury, Robert Edward Furey, Armando Gallo, Jr., Harold Reid Harnois, Richard Benson Kirkland, Ralph Alan Mitchell, George A. Nichols, Edward Joseph Pustorino, Frank Rudman, and James Arthur Williams. 
    Cabinet Making - Dennis Clarke, Paul Joseph Comeau, Michael T. O'Sullivan, George Adrian Pelletier, Ralph Eugene Tyler, Jr., and Kenneth Ward Walden.
    Drafting - William John Calvin, Robert H. Davis, Daniels Ellsworth D'Eon, William Francis Doyle, Robert Paul Elliot, William Alexander Nobile, Thomas Allen Ryan, Stanley Earl Simard, David Carl Spreadbury and Raymond Edgar Underwood, Jr.  
    Electrical - Patrick John Brennan, Walter William Cameron, Jr., George David Chaplain, Stephen Edward Dumas, John Michael Ficocello, Robert James Gilbert, John Patrick Heffernan, John Allen Lougee, William Michael Maher, Daniel Phillip McIntire, Jr., John K. Morakis, Terrance Frederic O'Brien, James Michael Prushinski, Arthur John Santomango, Jr., William Frederick Toomey, and Paul Spencer Verrell.
    Machine Shop - John James Anderson, Jr., Bruce Edward Ashley, Robert D. Dow, Everett John Dowers, Michael C. Dowers, Michael C. Drown, George Robert Gaynon, George Jeffrey Grenier, Michael Francis Harrington, Claude L. Hiltz, Robert Alan Johnson, ZRichard J. Kirkpatrick, David William Larrabee, Earl Stanwood Libby, Bryan Bertram Mahan, Ronald Allan Marshall, James Richard McDuff, John Joseph McLaughlin, Jr., David Thomas Merson, Vincent Bernard Messina, Jr., Joseph Nako, Dennis Francis Page, Louis M. Pento, Timothy Peter Powers, Richard Kevin Reynolds, Ronald William Roberts, Howard Leverne Robertson, Jr., Louis Wayman Sport, Jr., Melvin D. Spring, Ronald John Stinson, Joseph Surawski, Carl Richard Swanson, William JZames Tizzard, JZr., Joseph John Wallace, Richard Steven Wilson and Glenn Thomas Wright.
    Printing - Donald Patrick Collins, James Joseph Cotter, Joseph Stanley Goldstein, James Warren Lockhead and William John Mageary.
    Sheet Metal - Melvin Philip Batcheider, William Ernest Bowden, Martin Joseph Donahue, Roger Lee Estrada, Robert J. Gallant, Thomas Edwin Grogan, Anthony M. Mostacci, George Raymond Robertson, William A. Short, James Joseph Smart, Charles William Stultz and John Charles Torosian.
    Shop Carpentry - Ronald Edward Bloom, Robert Harold Burns, David Leonard Conway, Arthur Joseph Crutcher, Robert Allen Dow, Thomas Joseph Hill, David Laurence Ross, and William Edward Saulnier.