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Name a Seat in the newly restored Jenkins Auditorium!
Each of the 904 seats in the renovated auditorium will have an attractive
plate mounted on the chair. You are invited to Name a Seat by creating
Your own message for the nameplate. You may want to honor or
memorialize a friend or relative, celebrate a reunion, or feature
your business. Naming a seat is a thoughtful gift for a birthday,
holiday, or anniversary. Name a Seat for $100.

All profits from this fundraiser will go directly
to help Malden High School students.
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Thornton P. Jenkins
Auditorium at
Malden High School

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"Remember a loved one in a very special, unique way."
If the plaque is ordered in time before the holidays,
we will also take a picture of it to forward to the individual who ordered it.
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The MHSAA has been busy. See what we have been doing.


Organized and sponsored Homecoming events in 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015.

Planning for eighth in fall of 2016.

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Held 2014 Homecoming 55th birthday party for MHS mascot Nedlam, and in 2015 celebrated 100th anniversary of the Blue and Gold school newspaper.

Presented $24,000 in academic awards of $1,000 each to graduating seniors in 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015. Besides awarding scholarships, the MHSAA fund-raising has provided resources to help Principal Dana Brown to meet the needs of students struggling economically.

Inducted 15 members over two years into the newly e

stablished MHSAA Hall of Fame.

Hall of Fame 2014
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Nedlam Hall of Fame 2014 2015 Inductees Inductee Profiles

For immediate release May 5, 2015

MHSAA Inducts 8 Hall of Fame honorees

By David D. Haskell (’54)

Eight new members have been inducted into the Malden High School Alumni Association Hall of Fame in ceremonies honoring their outstanding career achievements despite obstacles and adversity.

The inductees include a plumber, a high tech facilitator, a wealthy visionary, a survivor who battled an incurable disease, a doctor who advanced the science of anesthesiology, an educator’s educator, a woman who triumphed over racial and gender discrimination, and an Army Air Corps pilot killed in WWII.

The awards ceremonies were held May 1 at Anthony’s function hall, where family, friends, classmates and colleagues gathered to hear inspiring stories peppered with such words as “perseverance” and “hard work.” - “Success is a journey, not a destination,” said honoree Daniel DiSano, class of ‘86, an entrepreneur who helps others achieve their high-tech goals.

“You learn from mistakes and persevere.” -  “Take obstacles and adversity as opportunities and don’t let them stop you,” said Barbara Durgin, who accepted the Hall of Fame award for her late father, Hollis Durgin, (’40), a plumbing and heating businessman honored for his community service.

Dr. George Holland (’55), former Malden superintendent of schools, accepted his award in the field of education. He told of how success “came from working in a group. You do it as part of a team. You don’t do it alone.”

Dr. Stanton Shernan (’77), who was unable to attend, was honored in the field of medicine for advancing the science of cardiac anesthesiology and is recognized world wide as an expert on the use of three-dimensional ultra-sound technology in heart surgery.

Marie (Colantuoni) Coyle (’49), honored in the field of medicine, faced her own adversity when diagnosed in her late teens with the then-untreatable and life-threatening disease scleroderma. She went on to raise millions of dollars to research and treat the auto-immune disease through her scleroderma foundations.

Paula Sneed, (’65), inducted in the field of business, overcame numerous obstacles as a black woman including racism and gender discrimination, rising through the “glass ceilings” to top positions in the corporate world. She uses her experience to inspire others not to give up on their dreams, whatever obstacles are in their way.

“Never let anyone tell you, you can’t,” she said

Bobby Sager, (’72), amassed a fortune in the business world and then retired, traveling with his wife, son and daughter to troubled places in the world where he uses his money and personality to help others, taking photos along the way and writing books about those he sees in need.

“It doesn’t matter how much money you made,” Sager said. “It’s how much you give away.”

Kevin Jarvis, (’74) director of veterans services in Malden, accepted the award for Lt. Richard Vaughn Dargie, (’39), who was killed when shot down over France in World War II. Jarvis said Dargie was selected to represent all those MHS students who went off to serve their country in the military during the war. Jarvis told the audience that more than 200 of those died during the conflict, and that awarding the Hall of Fame honor to Dargie was meant to represent all who served.

Principal Dana Brown said he looked at the honorees and imagined them as they likely were as students roaming the halls of MHS. He could also see the “students of today who some day may find themselves on stage” as members of the MHS Hall of Fame.

“It really says to me what Malden and Malden High is all about, empowering, overcoming obstacles, setting goals, and achieving dreams.”

A special committee headed up by Ellie Cushing (’71) and Fred Feldman (’67) reviewed the nominations and made selections. Those nominated previously but not selected this year will remain in the pool for future consideration.

With the induction of this, the second class, to the Hall of Fame, the MHSAA will be back at it again next year to continue growing this tradition of honoring those who achieve greatness in their fields and bring honor to the school and city.

The Hall of Fame was founded in 2014 by the MHSAA to celebrate exceptional accomplishments of alumni and contributions to the school community

by alumni and others.

Alumni become eligible for nomination 10 years after graduation in such categories as the arts, business, community service, education, government, media, military service and the sciences.

Inducted in 2014, the first MHSAA Hall of Fame class, were: Boston Globe columnist Kevin Cullen (’77), international war crimes judge Phillip Weiner (’72), television news anchor Heather (Kahn) Braver (’85), linguist James Matisoff (’54), rock singer/song writer Gary Cherone (’79), cartoonist Keith Knight Jr. (’84), and pioneer women’s rights advocate Judge Emma (Fall) Schofield (1902).

Permanent plaques commemorating the inductees will be displayed in

Malden High School.

Questions may be directed to Joanne Iovino (’64) at

or Diane Lind (’54) at

Contact: David D. Haskell (‘54) 781-324-2725

2015 HOF Photos

The pasta and meatball party Saturday Nov.28 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Anthony’s of Malden

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Tired of Turkey??

The Malden High School Alumni Association

invites you to bring your family and friends to


at Anthony’s of Malden, Canal Street, on

Saturday, November 28,

(following the city tree lighting)

from 5:00 to 7:00

Adults $15.00     Students $10.00     

Children under 10  $5.00

For more information or to purchase tickets, call the MHS Alumni Association office at  781- 397-6051

by Monday, November 23rd.

Pasta & Meatball Party 2015