MHS Alum, police Chief Bob Meaney, interviewed by Ann Thompson for “Medfield People.”
For the Alumni in the News category
Medfield High School Principal, Robert Parga, has announced that he is accepting nominations of Medfield High School alumni for induction into the “Hall of Excellence.”
The Hall of Excellence Award is given annually to an MHS alumnus who excelled while at MHS and was able to take what he/she learned during those four years to achieve distinction in his/her profession and give back to others and his/her community.
Some of the past recipients of this award include Ambassador Donald Booth, Class of 1972, Richard DeSorgher, Class of 1970, Dr. Arthur R. Stagg, Jr., Class of 1956, Vincent “Red” Palumbo, Class of 1936, Dr. Paula Quatromoni, Class of 1981, Pauline Goucher, Class of 1943, Dr. Judith Cardell, Class of 1984, and, most recently, Todd Caruso, Class of 1986. Inductions of award recipients typically take place during Class Day ceremonies, which, this year, fall on Friday, June 6.
Please submit nominations for this year’s award NO LATER THAN March 1, 2014. Nominations can be sent to Robert Parga, Principal, Medfield High School, 88R South Street, Medfield, MA 02052 or via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
“Robert Hersee was a music teacher and director at the old Medfield High School from 1958 to 1995. On Friday, the auditorium at the Blake Middle School (the former high school) was dedicated in his honor.” Theresa Knapp’s article on Medfield Patch regarding the Robert D Hersee Dedication Concert on August 3rd. (includes photos and video)
Jeff Cutter (Class of 2005), his older brother, Brandon Cutter (Class of 1994) and Jill Anelauskas (Class of 2005) will be inducted into Medfield High School’s Atheletic Wall of Fame on May 29 at the Athletics Award Night.
Karl Schwartz graduated from Medfield High School in 1983 and headed directly into West Point. After graduation from West Point, Schwartz took part in the first Iraq War. He has since gone on to become a career officer and has served as a company commander and a tank commander.
Schwartz is currently back in Iraq, stationed in Baghdad with a job covering systems analysis. He is also close to earning his doctorate in education. Married and the father of seven children, Schwartz’s oldest is himself headed to West Point.
This past Christmas, political science and AP US History students at Medfield High School sent Schwartz “Medfield Care Packages” to let him know that he and the other soldiers in Iraq are appreciated and not forgotten. In appreciation, Schwartz sent to his high school alma mater an American flag that had flown over command headquarters in Baghdad.
Schwartz’s father, Karl, Sr., recently presented the flag to high school principal Judy Noble (pictured). The flag and an accompanying plaque will be located in the school’s cafeteria.