LEHS Awards Night — Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Our Class was once again able to give two $1,000 scholarships this year thanks to some generous donations this spring.  Thanks to Alan McGrath for volunteering to present our scholarships at the LEHS Award’s Night.  The Committee decided to give a scholarship to ROTC students since so many gave their time entertaining us and leading us touring the school the day after our 50th reunion on 9/12/15.
The two recipients of our scholarships are Marlene Rivera and Betsy Rodas Escobar.
Marlene ranks 23rd out of a class of 339 and is on the National Honor Society.  She plans to attend UMass Amherst where she will pursue pre-medical studies.  She attained the rank of Cadet Colonel while holding the billet of Cadet Commander.  She is a member of the Lynn English MCJROTC Lady Bulldogs Drill Team which has performed and earned many awards at local, city, state and national competitions.
Betsy ranks 70th out of the class and has been on the honor roll since the 10th grade.  She plans to attend Emmanuel College to pursue neuroscience.  She has been the lead coordinator for the LEHS American Red Cross Blood Drive for the past two years which has been a huge success.
In addition to their individual accomplishments, they each have a mile-long list of events they have volunteered for over the past years all the while putting in hundreds of hours in the ROTC program.  Marlene and Betsy have both worked very hard, and we wish them much success in their future endeavors!
Alan was most impressed with both young ladies shown in photos below with the famous “Bulldog”!


Betsy Rodas Escobar and Marlene Rivera

For future scholarships, we would be happy to consider any grandchildren of  classmates graduating from LEHS in good standing and going on to further their education after high school.  Please keep that in mind for next year if you have a graduating grandchild.

Update to Lunch with the girls May 25, 2017

As many of you noticed and pointed out to me, there were 14 members in the picture and only 13 names.

I did a cut and paste of the names supplied to me, so Elaine Laterza, it was not me who left you out.  I have corrected the caption in the original posting.

Elaine, since I took a lot of heat for this, and you were left out I think it would be only fair that “Picture taker” take us to Richardson’s for an Ice Cream.

Lunch with the girls May 25, 2017

So where were you on Thursday May 25, 2017?  Several of the ladies from the class of 1965 meet for lunch on a semi regular basis, here they are at Brother’s in Danvers, with fourteen attending.  Next get together, they hope will be in the Summer, when and where not scheduled yet.

OK, so here are the names of the girls who attended yesterday’s mini reunion of LEHS 65. Top row L-R Lina Paciulli, Kathy Mulkern, Josephine Capano, Marcia Sanborn, Helen Heffernan, Karen Falke, Elaine Laterza, Sharon Plummer.
Second row L-R Janet Patten, Pat Johnson, Mary Morrison, Sue Rummel, Mary Jo Kelley, Linda Wurderman

two Updates

Classmate Linda (Mark) Hayes sent us an email notifying us that we can remove Wendy (Sisson) Morrisette from the Lost Classmates List.

Regrettably class mate Richard Smith’s Picture was removed from the Memorial page.  The picture has been reinserted.

Reunion Committee plans for this years Scholarship Award

The reunion committee gathered March 30, 2017 at the Porthole Pub in Lynn to discuss the LEHS Award’s Ceremony on May 31st when we will present a $1,000 scholarship to a graduating ROTC candidate.  If anyone from the class of 1965 has a graduating grandchild who is in good standing @ LEHS and has been accepted at an accredited school, we will consider a second scholarship.  Please contact the class website by May 1, 2017 if you have a grandchild who qualifies.

Our webmaster, Les Libby, wanted to meet with the committee to discuss changes and updates for our website. We also talked about our 55th reunion in 2020, we all know how time flies.  We are open to suggestions and recommendations for a venue and we look forward to seeing you at our 55th!

FYI…Scholarship donations are always welcome. Please visit  lynnenglish1965.info/contact to request a form.


Reunion Committee from left to right: Alan McGrath, Sue Rummel, Judy (Goudey) Johnson, Eleanor (Shellgren) Starkenberg, Mackie (Collamore) Bastarache, Mike Schulze, Pat (Johnson) Morley, Helen (Heffernan) Jennings & Les Libby

As always, if you have something to share, send it to out class email address  lehs1965@lynnenglish1965.info

Sorry for the inconvenience

Yesterday (April 1, 2017) I was doing some site cleanup in anticipation of the  annual Scholarship announcements.

I deleted some older posts, and moved some to locations that made more sense to me.  There was no intention to publish to the members.  I have no idea why this happened, and am sorry for any confusion it caused.

I will warn you in advance that I will be doing some more housekeeping in the near future, and hopefully things will not get away, but since I do not know what caused this last publishing, I fear it may happen again and request you patience.

Lester Libby