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1969 Graduation Article

Daily Evening Item Lynn, Mass.
Friday, June 6, 1969 Page 14

Source: Lynn Public Library Microfilm.


87-Man Trade High Class Received Diplomas


7 Outstanding Students

Win Special Awards


    The graduating class of Trade High, many of whose members soon will begin careers in industry, was told today that “Success will come to you if you give your total concentration to the accomplishment of what you are doing.”

     The advice came from Edward G. Connolly, executive vice president of the Lynn Area Chamber of Commerce and principal speaker at graduation exercises at the Harrington School during which diplomas were awarded to the 87 Trade High graduates.

     Connelly listed the following requisites for success of the graduates in the business world: Hard work, enthusiasm, confidence, honesty, thoroughness, excellence and loyalty.

     “These are just a few of the traits you will have to adopt to generate success” he said.  “The message is simple enough, there is nothing impossible about it to any young person if he bears in mind the major points.


     The exercises featured the presentation of awards to several outstanding students:

    Peter S. Faino, basic electronics course, $150; provided by the Lynn Teachers Union.  Harry A. Fabrizio, electrical course, $150; provided by the Lynn Teachers Association.  Mark H. Staples, electrical course, $200 bond; provided by General Electric Company Managers.
    Thomas P. Panasuk, graphic arts course, $100; provided by the Fairview Machine Co., Inc.  Philip W. Grossman, Raymond E. Pecoraro and John F. Danisiewicz, drafting course, drafting instruments and handbooks; provided by GE Local 142, American Federation of Technical Engineers.
    Michael C. O'Donnell school director announced that 95 percent of the graduates have been placed in positions for which they were trained.  He added that all graduates had been offered positions, but 5 percent will enter either the armed services of schools of higher learning.
    The valedictory address "Vocational Education," was delivered by Peter Faino.
    The musical program, featuring the school chorus, was prepared under the direction of Miss Ruth L. Curtiss, supervisor of vocal music in the Lynn school system.  The choir was conducted by Morris Youdin.
    The presentation of diplomas was made by Robert E. Webber, vice chairman of the Lynn School Committee.
    Mrs. Donald J. Cheever received the diploma of her late son Michael J. Cheever.  The youth, a member of the printing department, died earlier this year.
   The graduates were:
    Peter Cogliano, Martin Cooke, Dennia DeLuca, Peter Faino, Arthur Hunt, William Jackson, Donald King, Bruce Maden, John Papi, James Titus and Curtis Kimball Jr.
    Gary Brennan, William Gray, Robert Kempton, John Montiero and Kenneth Muise.
    Gary Bergendahl, John Danisiewicz, Milton French, Philip Grossman, Alexander Melanson, Raymonnd Pecoraro, Donald Swain, and Donald Wetmore.
    Ronald Arsenault, Marvin Berman, Michael Chouinard, Roger DiFillipo, George Doucette, Arthur DuPuis, Harry Fabrizio, John Gay, Weldon Johnston, Kevin McElligott, Kevin McHale, James Searle, Philip Serrano, Lorenzo Simard, Peter Turner, Robert Whitten and Mark Staples.
    Eric Bartley, Kenneth Belliveau, Paul Boynton, Curtis Caswell, Arthur Chigas, Edward Comeau, Ralph Croft, Donald Ferguson, Edward Jackson, Alexander Jacobs, Donald Janvrin, Richard LeBlanc, Kert Lessard, James Lobb and Glenn Main.
     David Mandravellis, John McRobbie, Richard Morrison, Michael O'Donnell, Ernest Panias, Peter Pennucci, Peter Perry, James Plourde, George Simbliaris, Richard Spinale, Scott Webster, James Whitten, Gary Williams and John Zabroski.
    Michael Cheever, Robert LaPointe, Richard Lemure, Thomas Panasuk, George Peterson, David Pratt, Wallace Prive III and Raymond Sullivan.
    Ronald Cappotin, Alan Dubowik, Andrew Falasca, Charles Fernis, John Moleti, Ray O'Blenes, Ralph Sarno, Robert Savio and William Warner.