Hall of Fame for Extraordinary Achievement

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Dr. H. Mark McGibbon, Class of 1979 and Dr. Michael Franklin, Class of 1979, were inducted into the Stoughton High Hall of Fame for Extraordinary Achievement in a ceremony held on November 4, 2016 in the Stoughton High School Auditorium.

Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Marguerite Rizzi, chats with Dr. H. Mark McGibbon, Class of 1979 and Dr. Michael Franklin after the SHS Hall of Fame for Extraordinary Achievement induction ceremony on November 4, 2016.


Attorney Steven J. W. Heeley, class of 1978, and Dr. David W. Horrigan, class of 1981, were inducted into the Stoughton High Hall of Fame for Extraordinary Achievement in a ceremony held on November 6, 2015 in the Stoughton High School Auditorium.

Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Marguerite Rizzi, chats with Attorney Steven Heeley and Dr. David Horrigan after the SHS Hall of Fame for Extraordinary Achievement induction ceremony on November 6, 2015.


Dr. Paula J. Olsiewski, class of 1971, was inducted into the Stoughton High Hall of Fame for Extraordinary Achievement in a ceremony held October 17, 2014 in the SHS auditorium.

Superintendent of Schools Dr. Marguerite Rizzi's chat with Dr. Paula J. Olsiewski after the induction ceremony for the SHS Hall of Fame for Extraordinary Achievement. Dr. Olsiewski on October 17, 2014.


Hall of Fame for Extraordinary Achievement inductees:

Induction 2004

Class of 1869 - Edwin A. Jones, Stoughton’s greatest benefactor. Music composer and philanthropist

Class of 1935 - Dr. Forrest Bird, Invented life-saving respirator. Member of Inventors Hall of Fame in Akron, OH

Class of 1936 - Lucille G. Findley Recipient of 7 military medals – World War II

Class of 1963 - Mark Hutchins, Retired President of Lincoln Mercury

Class of 1964 - Brian McLaughlin, Founder of D’Angelo’s Sandwich Shops

Class of 1969 - Michael Champa Technology entrepreneur, former SHS teacher, $300,000 donation to Foreign Language/Special Education and Social Studies "giving back"

Class of 1974 - Dr. Robert Lanza, World-renowned in cell cloning and transplantation

Class of 1985 - Anthony DiLorenzo, Emmy award-winning composer, writing music – over 70 films

Induction 2005

Class of 1935 - Helen H. Hansen, Former principal of school now bearing her name

Class of 1942 - General Edmund Rafalko Awarded Distinguished Service Medal, former Air Force Academy Athletic Director

Class of 1981 - Joseph Polillio, Renowned freelance commercial photographer

Class of 1985 - Michael Viola, New York-based rock band Leader, sang lead on Tom Hanks “That Thing You Do”

Class of 1987 - Synneve Carlino, Accomplished musician, Chicago Symphony

Induction 2006

Class of 1934 - Roy Beaton, Ph.D., Worked on top-secret Manhattan Project, established $1,000,000 scholarship endowment at Stoughton High School Class of 1964 Admiral Thomas Collins Commander, Pacific Area and 11th Coast Guard District, Commandant of U.S. Coast Guard

Class of 1966 - Anthony Ferregamo, Recognized Cape Cod architect featured in Boston Globe

Class of 1987 - Lori McKenna, Accomplished songwriter/musician appeared on Oprah, wrote “Fireflies” for Faith Hill

Induction 2007

Class of 1979 - Thomas Colburn Well-known in orthotics and prosthetics, received Chernobyl Children’s Project Humanitarian Award

Class of 1956 - Peter Grigas Renowned U.S. and international Community Planner

Class of 1982 - Andrea Gropman Researcher/teacher in pediatric neurology and genetics

Class of 1984 - Steven Teplitz Accomplished attorney, helped shape telecom/internet policy with U.S. Senate, AOL/TimeWarner, Federal Communications Commission 

Induction 2008

Class of 1942 - James Fischer, Tuskegee Airman, member of all negro unit in the 332nd Fighter Group, received Presidential Gold Medal

Class of 1965 - Richard Bowen, Eight years after SHS graduation founded Honey Dew Donuts

Class of 1978 - Colonel Michael Bedard, U.S. Air Force distinguished career, Director of Atmosphere Space Technical Operations Center

Class of 2002 - Kenny Wormald, Professional dancer, music videos/ TV shows, lead in remake of “Footloose” in 2011

Induction 2009

Class of 1963 - Thomas Gay Technology entrepreneur, founded Monte Christo Ministries to help the South African underprivileged

Class of 1982 - Maria Sangiolo, Award-winning singer/song writer, music career in the National Folk Circuit

Class of 1984 Dr. Saperstein, Nationally recognized neurologist, served in U.S. Air Force from 1992-2002

Class of 1987 - Francis Brien, Achieved the highest rank of Chief Master Sergeant in the U.S. Air Force, received Meritorius Service Medal

Induction 2010

Class of 1978 - Sarah-Ann Lynch, Seasoned Foreign Service Officer, member of USAID, speaks five languages

Class of 1987 - David Lambert, Stoughton historian and genealogist, honorary member of the Ponkapoag Indian Tribe

Induction 2012

Class of 1973 - Peter Green, A Navel Officer, Engineer, Test Pilot, and leader in the Defense Services Industry. A Career of making a difference in National Security

Class of 1980 - Lynda Tyer-Viola, Ph.D., A Nurse with a passion for caring for vulnerable others. A researcher and care provider, globally promoting the health and well being of women and children 

Induction 2013

Class of 1982 - Robert F. Rivers, President of oldest and largest mutual bank in the United States who began his career as a teller. Community leader and passionate advocate for social justice and sustainability

Class of 1983 - Priscilla Geigis, Passionate State Parks Director, team builder and public servant dedicated to connecting people to nature and promoting shared stewardship of our natural resources

Induction 2014

Class of 1971 - Paula J. Olsiewski, Ph.D., Award winning Scientist, Feminist, Fundraiser and Foundation Leader; combatting terrorism and advancing science

Induction 2015

Class of 1978 - Steven J. W. Heeley, Esq., Dedicated Advocate Protecting the Rights of Native Americans in the Congress and Promoting Economic Development in Impoverished Native Communities. A Member of the Walpole Island First Nation of Canada

Class of 1981 - David W. Horrigan, Ph.D., International Innovation and Educational Professional

Induction 2016

Class of 1979 - Dr. H. Mark McGibbon, U.S. Naval Cryptologic Officer, Information Technology CeO, Professor, and Author

Class of 1979 - Dr. Michael Franklin, Computer Science Researcher and Educator

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