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1965 Graduation Article

Daily Evening Item Lynn, Mass.
Friday, June 4, 1965 Page 5
Lynn Public Library Microfilm.
84 Students Awarded Diplomas At Trade High

Take Civic Roles, Boys Are Urged


    Eighty-four Trade High graduates this morning were told they have a responsibility to their families, community and country "to take an active part in promoting the growth and development of a more dynamic society." These words were offered by John Connolly of Lynn, senior supervisor of the Vocational Division of the state Dept. of Education during graduating exercises at Harrington School. School Committeeman William R. Fallon presented diplomas and Director Michael O'Donnell congratulated graduates.
    "As a student in your chosen trade, you were provided with instructions by a faculty characterized by persons who are unusual and definitely superior in many respects to their counterparts in other areas of education ." Connolly said
    "The equipment on which you performed the techniques of the trade generally ranks with the best in the state and in some cases is superior in quantity and quality. As to the facility, it appears that at long last, positive steps are being taken which will result in a new school.
    "Good instruction, good equipment, courses of study which are frequently modified and efficient use of a facility which leaves much to be desired, have provided you with a high school level of vocation training which is second to none.
    "Of equal importance in your overall preparation for the world of work are the other facets of your life at trade, the sports, the friends and acquaintances made and the maturity which took place as you learned to work, study and live together during you school hours.
    "This development never ceases to amaze your instructors, from the day when you arrived as a sophomore and in your biased attitude, assumed to cover the beginner's jitters, proceeded to make your teachers think that he just imagined he had given that lesson on measuring and cutting a board as you asked him for a second chance to cut it 'right' at $4 a chance, to the final days of the senior year when the jitters are now replaced by a confident, self assured attitude and a desire to go into industry and prove yourself that comes with the knowledge you can do a job.
    "One could dissect the diploma at length as it relates to the past and each of you can recall many memorable moments in your efforts to attain the goal which is now within your grasp, and it is well to reflect.
    "having done this, however, we should now begin to look ahead to our next objective. The selection of a realistic objective at this time can be most important to your future. The word realistic is the key."
    "A realistic  objective is one which can be achieved, one which will satisfy your needs, social, spiritual and material and one which will provide a springboard for your next objective. If this statement leads you to believe that life is a continuous series of campaigns or efforts directed toward reaching new goals, you are aware of a truth that those among us who seen a few more winters that you, know only too well.
    "Within a radius of 20 miles of this school, we are fortunate in having the greatest concentration of the finest and most diversified institutions of learning, research and scientific endeavor found anywhere in the world. Many come from distant countries to take advantage of the opportunities which are within minutes of your homes.
    "Your government has recently turned its attention and resources toward the problem of training people to fill jobs which are developing at an alarming rate through new technological developments.
    "Some of the most recent of these, which open fantastic possibilities are in the fields of medicine, communications, space exploration, and manufacturing.
    "Many of the skills which you now have, will form a good base from which to launch a career in one of the fields just mentioned."
    The graduates are:
    Basic Electronics: Richard G. Dimick, Gus M. Gauvain, Timothy Griffin, and Warren G. Hamlin, Robert C. Kelly, John F. Mills, Charles M. Noren, Thomas J. Schnurbush.
    Cabinet Making: Gerald J. Alleyne, James E. Buckley, Richard M. Chairadonna, Laurence S. Robinson, Jr., Alan L. Shaftner, Carmin D. Tyler, Paul G. Zarella.
    Drafting: Robert W. J. Adams, Michael E. Bochichio, Gerald P. Gauthier, Joseph J. O'Hagan, Steven H. Sacherski, James W. Santerre, Jr.
    Electrical: Frederick M. Ames Jr., Frederick Clarke, Walter V. Gautherie, Jr., James M. Hogan, David F. Hyatt, Leon A. Jenkins, Ronald J. Leawood, Robert A. Magnant, William H. Mills, Robert P. Musik, Richard W. Penney, Charles W. Peterson, Jr., Arthur M. Pomakis, Rodney D. Roy, Richard J. Teal, Anthony M. Tyler.
    Machine Shop: Dana A Anderson, Bruce M. Bailin, Edward R. Baribeau, Howard F.Blaney, Jr., Ronald C. Brooks, George W. Camick, Joseph R. Ciafardoni, Steven F. Comeau, John W. Connors, Timothy L. Fagan, Charles M. Fila, David F. Fox, Richard J. Healey, Wayne A. Husson.
    D. Steven Iverson, George A. Lobb, Jr., Richard L. McGarvey, Robert T. Muise, James P. O'Donnell, Jr., John J. Rizzo, Jr., Paul J. Rogers, Edwin J. Ryan, Jr., Stephen J. Sancranti, David R. Simms, Peter J. Sweeney, Stephen A. Umphrey, Thomas F. Weddleton, David B. Wood.
     Printing: Peter D. Bollen, Michael J. Cashin, Bruce M. Hudson, John M. Mannix, Edward A. Marcin, Richard R. Spencer.
    Sheet Metal: Joseph G. Cahill, Jr., Frederick C. Durfee, Jr., Dennis J. Fernald, Ronald J. Gallant, Phillip J. Kearney, Richard C. Madden, Donald R. Milburn, Ronald E. Nestor, Richard J. Robertson.
    Shop Carpentry: Ralph S. Crockford, James W. Crowley, III, Victor H. Ridlon, Robert M. Shyavitz.