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Malden High Alumni Association Names Inaugural Hall of Fame Class

The class of seven includes a rock singer-songwriter who has worked with Extreme and Van Halen and a United Nations judge.

Gary Cherone. Photo credit: http://www.cherone.com/
Gary Cherone. Photo credit: http://www.cherone.com/

The following is from the Malden High School Alumni Association.

The Malden High School Alumni Association has selected seven outstanding graduates to be the first inducted into the new MHSAA Hall of Fame.

They are:

Gary Cherone, Class of 1979, rock singer-songwriter in the field of performing arts. Best known perhaps for his work with the rock groups Extreme and Van Halen.

Kevin Cullen, Class of 1977, newspaper reporter in the field of print media/journalism. Columnist for the Boston Globe and author of a best-selling book on gangster-murderer Whitey Bulger.

Heather (Kahn) Braver, Class of 1985, in the field of media/television journalism. Longtime news anchor for WCVB-TV in Boston.

Keith Knight Jr., Class of 1984, in visual and performing arts. An award-winning cartoonist who created the long-running K Chronicles and (Th)ink cartoon strips.

James Matisoff, Class of 1954, in education. Matisoff is professor emeritus of linguistics, particularly southeast Asian languages, at the University of California, Berkeley.

UN Judge Phillip Weiner, Class of 1972, in government. Weiner rose to become international war crimes judge in court of Bosnia & Herzegovina for the UN in The Hague.

Judge Emma Fall Schofield, (posthumous). Class of 1902, in government and community service. She was the first woman in Massachusetts to serve as assistant district attorney and one of two women first appointed judges in New England.

The inaugural Hall of Fame banquet and induction celebration is to be held Friday evening May 2, 2014, at Anthony’s Restaurant on Canal Street in Malden.

Reservation details will be posted on www.maldenhighalumni.com.

The MHSAA established the new Hall of Fame to celebrate the exceptional accomplishments of alumni and contributions to the community by alumni and others.

Alumni are eligible to be enshrined 10 years after graduation in categories such as the arts, business, community service, education, government service, the law, military service, the media and sciences including medicine.

Nominations for the HoF were made by the public, and a special selection committee narrowed the list down to the final seven.

Those graduates nominated but not selected this year will remain in consideration for future inductions. The public is again invited to visit the MHSAA website, www.maldenhighalumni.com, and nominate other alumni for future selection.

For further information, contact Diane Lind at dlind420@verizon.net or Joanne Iovino at jli4671@yahoo.com.

Further details about the inductees can be found on the internet.
David Marsters February 26, 2014 at 04:37 PM
This is great news. I will be there.
jirkyrick February 26, 2014 at 08:07 PM
The class of 76 has Jr Ford and former special assistant to mayor Howard, Charlie Toomajian
David Marsters February 27, 2014 at 07:10 AM
Charlie Toomajian would be a good pick as he just got out of federal hotel.
Kathleen McKenna February 27, 2014 at 07:56 AM
Congratulations to all nominees and to Malden High AA for making these decisions. Looks like a wonderful celebration for Malden.

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