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10/27/2020  This CHS alumni left his mark with the wall mural “Sleeping Woman” Sleeping croppedand was recognized by The Marble Collection: Massachusetts High School Magazine of the Arts with his charcoal drawing titled “Retired”. Piper Retired copy During his junior and senior year he also participated in the Marching and Concert Bands, Wind Ensemble, Pit Orchestra and the Art Club.

Answer: Matthew Piper CHS '16 Piper 16


10/20/2020  During his CHS career this alumni was a member of the Student Council, Talent Show and an athlete on the Basketball and Football teams. After graduating from Chelmsford High School he joined the US Air Force and served for four years. He was part of the Portable Launch Missile Crew and nominated as Command Airman of the Year. He was passionate for the town of Chelmsford! He worked as a mason and then went into politics. He was on the Board of Registrars and elected to the Board of Selectmen. He was the driving force in the design, construction and funding of the Town of Chelmsford sewer system project. He was also recognized as a great public servant who raised money for many causes including the Merrimack Valley Catholic Charities, the Sun Santa and Camp Paul.

Can you name this CHS star alumni and the year he graduated?

Answer: John P. “Jack” Emerson Jr.  CHS '59 Emerson 59


10/13/2020  This teacher/coach was not a CHS graduate but had a significant impact on the student-athletes of the Chelmsford Public School system. In pursuit of the opportunity to receive his BS in Physical Education he attended Miami of Ohio on a four year wrestling scholarship. As a member of the team, Miami of Ohio captured two Mid-American Conference Championships. He was also a writer for the college newspaper. He would go on to receive his Master’s Degree in Guidance from Boston State College and completed Advance Graduate certificates from Middlebury College and Fitchburg State College.

He taught at Byam School, McCarthy Middle School and CHS. While at Byam School he established the Dan Horgan mini marathon and the Overnight campout. He made his mark as the CHS Wrestling Coach with a record of 129-25-2, three State Championships and a New England Championships. His coaching accolades include MA Wrestling Coaches Assoc. Coach of the Year, Boston Globe Coach of the Year and Member of the MA Wrestling Coaches Association Hall of Fame.
Can you name this Teacher/Coach and CHS Athletic Director? 

Answer: Randy Whitehead WhiteheadRandy


10/6/2020  Voted by her CHS classmates “most likely to be famous” she has not disappointed. This CHS alumna was a Class Representative, member of the National Honor Society and DECA. She dominated the stage for four years with the Drama Club and participated in tennis. After graduating from CHS she attended George Washington University where she participated in their Drama Club, hosted her own talk show and graduated with a BA in Political Communications.

For five years she worked as an assignment editor and coordinating producer for special projects at ABC News, spending her last year producing and reporting on stories relating to Broadway for ABCNEWS.COM. Currently she is the Executive Producer of Maximum Entertainment. She is a three-time Tony Award winning producer whose credits include over 18 Broadway plays, musicals and concerts. Can you name this star CHS alumna and the year she graduated?

  Answer: Eva R. Price CHS '96  Eva 96


9/30/2020  This CHS alumni put together the updated second edition of an Artech house bestseller which brings together a team of leading experts who provide a current and comprehensive treatment of the Global Positioning System (GPS). Hope you take the correct route to naming this CHS author and the year he graduated.

Answer: Christopher Hegarty, CHS ‘86 Hegarty 86


9/22/2020   This CHS alumni devoted most of his high school years to the band he started known as the “Vibrations”. The band recorded a record and went on to become the house band at the Commodore Ballroom in Lowell. He achieved his high school goal of becoming a State Police officer; graduating from Mt. Wachusett Community Collee with a degree in Law Enforcement and the NH State Police Academy. His desire to expand his career led him to graduate from the U.S. Secret Service School in Washington, DC and Babson College’s Executive Management School.

His protective assignments led him to a friendship with Boston Red Sox Hall of Famer Ted Williams. He left protective services to become the Executive Director of the Ted Williams Museum and Foundation located in Tampa, Florida. He raises millions of dollars to help charities in the Tampa area and several non-profits of the Red Sox.

Can you name this very successful CHS alumni and the year he graduated?

Answer: David McCarthy CHS '70 McCarthy 70


9/8/2020  Are you ready for some football!? “Trivia Tuesday” gets you ready with this week’s question. Who was CHS’s first football player to be the place kicker? This kicker tied the state record at the time. Dawson tie PAT record 62

Can you name this CHS alumni and the year he graduated?
Answer: William John "Bull" Dawson, CHS '63 Dawson 63


9/2/2020  This CHS alumni was involved in a variety of co-curricular activities while at CHS: National Honor Society, Orchestra, and the Chemistry Club. He was a class salutatorian and also participated in the Senior Show and Stunt Night. After graduating from CHS he served with the U.S. Army Air Corps. He earned his undergraduate degree from MIT with a Bachelors Degree in Mechanical Engineering. He would further his education later on receiving a Certificate of Advance Management from Harvard University. He spent most of his career at Proctor & Gamble where his research team developed dozens of products which included Crest Toothpaste, Duncan Hines Cake Mixes, Old Spice deodorant, Jiffy Peanut Butter and Pringles Potato Chips. He also was the president of the Plastics Recycling Foundation. As the president he was honored twice at the White House for his recycling work. Can you name this CHS alumni and the year he graduated.

Answer: Edward A. Fox Jr. CHS '42 Fox 42


8/25/2020  The CHS halls are alive with beautiful murals. For this week’s “Trivia Tuesday” question can you name the artist(s) and the year the mural made the wall?


Man vs. Dragon (Dedication) created by Tom Elliot Elliott 82 & Joe Herlihy – 1982 Man Dragon

Abstract Runner created by Jessica KaplandKaplan 96 – 1996Running

Lion created by Shelly Carpenter Carpenter 14- 2014Lion


8/18/2020 This alumni was a dominant student-athlete playing football during his senior year and was a four year member of the basketball and baseball programs.  During his senior year he pitched a No Hit/No Run game vs. Wilmington High School. During this same year he posted a team record with a record of 14 – 1, in winning 7 of the games he only gave up 16 hits and struck out 100 batters. For basketball he was a captain, named a League All-Star and helped CHS capture the Townsend Tournament. During the tournament he dominated the tournament scoring 101 points in four games and was named the MVP and a Tournament All-Star. As a senior he was named the CHS Male Athlete of the Year.

Following his stellar career at CHS he took his talents to Bentley College to receive his BS in Accounting & Finance. He then served his country in the US Army. His career also included playing professional baseball semi-pro with the Auburn ME Aces, Sunbury, PA Reds and the MLB Cincinnati Reds. He then spent thirty years with American Motors Sales Corporation as an Assistant Business Manager, Business Manager Vehicle Distribution Manager and Supervisor.

Can you name this CHS ball player and the year he graduated?

Answer: Robert A. Carruthers CHS '51 Carruthers 51


8/12/2020 This CHS alumna was the President of her class, Provencal 81 Officerswas a three year member of the National Honor Society and Band. She also wrote for the school newspaper and was part of the CHS Musicals during her Junior and Senior years. After graduating from CHS she attended the University of Lowell and received her BS in Mathematics and MEd for Curriculum & Instruction. She has taught mathematics at Beverly (MA) High School, Raymond (NH) High School and at Souhegan High School in Amherst, NH. Additionally, she has been a cheerleading coach, math league advisor and choreographer for school musicals. She has been recognized as the New Hampshire recipient of the Presidential Award for Excellence in math teaching.

Can you add up the facts to name this CHS alumna and the year she graduated?

Answer: Amy (Provencal) McGuigan CHS '81 Provencal 81


8/4/2020  This CHS alumni was in the Drama Club, played baseball and was a four year Editor of the Literary Magazine-Potpourri. His love of writing led him to Northeastern University where he earned his BA in English & Journalism. While at Northeastern he did his Co-op semesters as a reporter for the Lawrence Eagle Tribune and Citizen Group Publications in Brookline, MA. He would go on to receive his Master’s Degree from Boston University and serve as an Officer in the U.S. Air Force. During his career he has held positions at the Lowell Sun and Boston Globe.

Additionally, he is the co-author of Running with Pheidippides, Running Pheidippidesthe story of 1946 Boston Marathon winner Stylianos Kyriakides and The Golden Greek: An All-American Story, the biography of Harry Agganis.

Can you name this talented wordsmith and the year he graduated from CHS?

Answer: Andrew Dabilis CHS '65 Dabilis 65


7/28/2020  Although not a CHS graduate, this teacher spent over 30 years at CHS. After graduating from Plattsburgh State College, this teacher taught in Cooperstown NY and then in Long Lake, NY. After taking a few years off from teaching moved to MA to teach one year at Groton HS and then to CHS. Ovitt 63 ('63) While at CHS, served as a class advisor three times, in 1966, 1971 and 1992. Enjoyed participating in the CHS Faculty plays, which supported scholarships to the seniors. At the age of sixty – three this teacher received a Masters of Education degree from Fitchburg State College.

Can you name this passionate teacher and the year retired from teaching at CHS?

Answer: Nancy Stoughton Ovitt, retired in 1993 Ovitt 93


7/21/2020  A well-rounded student this alumna was member of the Color Guard,Erin CG Groupthe Mexican Exchange Club, Student Council, the Theatre Guild and Musical Crew. She was a senior Captain for the Color Guard, worked on the stage and make-up crew for multiple productions for four years, but was on stage for one production. Additionally she was a three year member of the Spanish Honor Society. After graduating from CHS, she attended Worcester State College and received her BS in Communication Disorders. Then completed her clinical doctorate in audiology at Northeastern University. Then this adventurous CHS alumna took her first job as an audiologist in New Zealand. She is currently employed as a Director of Training for Lantos Technologies.

Name this adventurous CHS alumna and the year she graduated?

Answer: Erin Burns CHS '01 Burns 01


7/14/2020  A well rounded individual who represented CHS on the Baseball team for three years and participated in the state tournament. Additionally, a member of the National Honor Society, French Honor Society and Math Team. In his senior year he was voted “Best All Around Student”. Following a successful CHS career this alumni went to Rensselear Polytechnic Institute to play baseball and earn a BS in Management-Industrial Engineering. He then continued his education at Indiana University to receive an MBA-Information Systems.

His career has entailed positions at General Electric, Procter & Gamble, Johnson & Johnson, Panasonic and Del Monte Foods. While in his spare time he wrote “The 50 State Quarter Poems”.  The 50 State Quarter Poems Bill Amirault CHS 77

Can you guess who this successful CHS graduate is and the year he graduated?

Answer: William “Billy” F. Amirault CHS '77 Amirault 77


7/7/2020 This CHS alumni enjoyed his time at CHS and found a passion as a writer. He was a first place winner of the CHS Learning Commons poetry contest. During his first year at the University of Pittsburgh he became a published author of Amalaki. Amalaki Following his graduation from the University of Pittsburgh, he has made a career as a business analyst.  This CHS alumni continues to write and has been published in the Muddy River Poetry Review, Somerville Times and several other journals. He has also won the Boston Mayor’s Poetry Program Contest.

Can you name this wonderful writer and the year he graduated from CHS?

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Answer: Ravi Teja Yelamanchili CHS '13 Yelamanchili 13


  6/30/2020 His leadership skills were evident at CHS as a Class President, a Senior Captain of the Football team, a member of the Band and a four year member of the Baseball team. Following his academic success at CHS he went on to attend Tufts University to receive his BS in Mechanical Engineering, where he was a member of the Tau Beta Phi (Engineering Honor Society) and the Naval ROTC. To finalize his education he attended Northeastern University to complete is MS in Mechanical Engineering.

As a member of the U.S. Navy – USS Boston – Guided Missile Gunnery & Navigation Officer. He would then hold many managerial positions at American Tel & Tel, North Andover, MA.

Can you name this CHS Alumni and the year he graduated?

 Answer: Joseph L. Marcotte CHS '54 Joe Marcotte 54


6/23/2020  The CHSAA gives out one hundred twenty- three Senior Scholarships annually. Twenty – eight of theses scholarship are in honor of Graduated Classes (ex. Class of 1956 Scholarship) and awarded to a high-ranking senior who has performed outstanding service to Chelmsford High School. However, three classes out of the twenty-eight named their scholarship in honor of someone.  Can you name the classes and the person they honored?

Answer: Class of 1985 – Carol Ingalls Memorial Scholarship Carol Ingalls Math Teacher, Class of 2003 – Arnold Holtberg Scholarship Arnie  CHS '66

and Class of 2014 – Jeffrey D. Doherty Scholarship DohertyJeff Teacher, Dean, Coach


6/16/2020  This CHS Alumni was all about the music. He was a four year member of the Marching Band, Chorus and Musical Pit Orchestra. In addition, he performed in the schools talent show each year and was involved with the Yearbook as a senior. Following a successful career at CHS, he took his musical talents to Lowell State College where he participated in the Band, Orchestra and Musicals. He would graduate Lowell State College with a Bachelors Degree in Music Education. Keeping in step he completed his Masters Degree in Conducting from the University of MA, Lowell.

With degrees in hand he became the Music Director for Westford Academy and Music Coordinator for Westford, holding the post for thirty – six years until he retired. He continues to maintain an active schedule as an Adjunct Professor at UML, private teacher and as a performer on the clarinet and saxophone.

Can you name this musically gifted CHS alumni and the year he graduated?

Answer: Blair F. Bettencourt, CHS '66 Bettencourt 66


 6/9/2020  This CHS alumni enjoyed entertaining as a member of the Choir & Glee Club, participating in the Northeastern Music Festival, Talent Show and Musicals for four years. In addition, was a part of a Rock Band called the Specters. Academically, was involved in the National Honor Society, Math Team and Science Club. Following graduation from CHS, this alumni went on to Tufts University - College of Engineering to earn a BS Civil Engineering degree. As a senior at Tufts performed graduate work for the Vermont Department of Transportation. Following graduation from Tufts, spent time in California working for an engineering firm, but soon returned to Chelmsford. Once back into Chelmsford this alumni built their own civil engineering and land surveying business. Later on would open an office at Devens and became part owner of Vermont Surveying & Engineering in Montpelier, VT.

Can you name this trailblazing engineer and the CHS year of graduation?

Answer: Kathleen Chew Howe, CHS '65 Chew 65


6/2/2020 This Alumnae was a star in the CHS classroom. She was a National and French Honor Society member, participated on the Math Team and was named a National Merit Scholar and Presidential Scholar. Her CHS success led her to Bates College where she graduated Cum Laude in Physics. While at Bates she received the Charles Dana Scholar awarded to 10 freshmen who showed the greatest leadership potential and the Hardy Prize for best performance in the Humanities of a Science Major.

Her next stop was to the University of Massachusetts School Of Medicine to receive her MD.

To complete her residency in Family Medicine she moved to the mid-west to attend the University of Minnesota. Currently she is a family medicine specialist.

Can you name this Doctor and the year she graduated from CHS?

Answer: Laurel A. Dallmeyer, CHS '77 Dallmeyer 77


 5/26/2020  Did you know there is a dedicated area in the CHS Library called the Authors Corner? There are 43 CHS Alumni authors represented in the corner. Can you name the CHS Alumni and the year of graduation of the author who wrote Life is….Ruff? A story about a stray puppy that was lost in the city, and then gets a second chance for a happy life, through the local animal shelter.

Answer: Chris Howard CHS '93 Howard


5/19/2020 This alumnae was an active member of CHS as a student and an athlete. She maintained high honor grades and was named to both the French and National Honor Societies. As an athlete she competed on the field hockey and softball team. In addition, she was a class rep, earned the superlative “Best Dressed”, worked part-time at Caldor and was a local model.

Her excellence in the classroom at CHS earned her a scholarship and induction into the Honors Program at the University of New Hampshire. While at UNH she was inducted into the Golden Key International Honor Society, which invites only the top 15% of collegiate classes. She graduated from UNH with a BA in Communications and a minor in theatre.

Following her outstanding academic career at UNH, she continued her studies in theatre with the Moscow Art Theater, in a partnership with the American Repertory Theater and the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. She has been on the stage, modeled, worked as a producer-director and become an author.

Can you name this CHS star and the year she graduated from CHS?

Answer: Khara Campbell CHS '96 Khara Campell 96


5/12/2020  The CHSAA offers 123 Senior Scholarships. In 2012, this scholarship was established in memory of a strong and driven young lady who pushed herself to do her best at every endeavor. In her junior year at CHS she developed leukemia. Despite treatments and setbacks, she never let her uncertain future hold her back during her time at CHS. She was a competitive swimmer and led her CHS team in the butterfly. While in the classroom she excelled in the fine arts and writing. She graduated CHS on time and pursued her college degree at UMass Lowell and Boston University taking graphic design, art history and communication courses. While at Boston University she relapsed and lost her battle to cancer.  

The CHS Girls Swim Team has provided a significant portion of the funds for this scholarship through an annual swim-a-thon.

Can you name the scholarship named in her honor? What year did she graduate from CHS?

Answer: Katie Bleck Memorial Scholarship CHS '99 Bleck 99


5/5/2020 This CHS alumni was a member of the track team and enjoyed the sun and fun of Hampton during the summer. After graduating from CHS, he attended the University of Lowell, earning himself two Bachelor Degrees: BS-Business Management and BA-Political Science. He then moved west to pursue his law degree at California Western School of Law in San Diego, CA. A stellar student he was selected to the prestigious Law Review in his senior year and received his Juris Doctor degree.

As important as his education, he began his military career with the United States Naval Reserve while living in San Diego. He was nominated by President Obama to receive the rank of Brigadier General.

Back in Massachusetts he was appointed by Governor Patrick as the State Quartermaster, responsible for the care and control of lands and buildings for military purposes.

Can you name this CHS Alumni and the year he graduated?

Answer: Timothy A. Mullen CHS '75 Tim Mullen 75


4/28/2020 This CHS alumni was a four year varsity superstar student-athlete on the football field and the track. As a senior he captained both teams. During his senior campaign the football team was undefeated, MVC Conference Champions and competed in the State Super Bowl. He was an MVC All-Star, named to the All-State team and acknowledged as a High School All-American. He excelled at the shot put for the indoor and outdoor track programs. As a senior he was the Shot Put Champion and a State Champions. He was also named the CHS Male Athlete of the Year and the Male Student of the Year.

His success at CHS helped him secure an athletic scholarship to play football at Duke University. He graduate from Duke with a BS in Botany & Biology.

Can you name this superstar and the year he graduated?

Answer: Frank Jurius, CHS '79 JuriusFrank


4/21/2020 CHS athletics has seen many successful seasons; however, the undefeated ones stand tall. This team finished their winter season with a 12 – 0 – 0 record, captured the MVC title, was crowned the Div. 1 North Sectional champion, placed 2nd in the State and went on to finish #1 in New England.

 Can you name the team? What year? Who were the 3 captains?

Answer: Gymnastics 07 08 Gymnastics team 2007-2008,  Captains - Alexis BolducAlexis Bolduc 
Ali Carr Ali Carr and Jenn BalzottiJennifer Balzotti


 4/14/2020 For “Trivia Tuesday” we are going to play in What Year?


1) When the new high school was built in 1974, the CHS soccer teams played on the plateau inside the track. Then the Army Corp of Engineers built the new field and created the stadium.

In the summer of what year was the new field built? Stadium 

 Bonus: Can you name the Chelmsford resident, who was with the Army Corp that organized the field project. The driveway from Richardson Rd. between Harrington and CHS is named in his honor. Peters

 2) In what year did the field/stadium get lights for night games? Lights

 3) Many of the additions to the field/stadium came from Principal George Simonian enticing donations of materials and money. In what year did the stadium become George Simonian Stadium? George Sign

 4) Finally, in what year was the turf installed? Turf

 Answers: 1. The summer of 1980, BONUS: Jack Peters 2. Lights were added in 1985, 3. George Simonian Stadium 1992 and 4.Turf was added in 2013


4/7/2020 This wonderful CHS Alumnae participated in the Glee Club, French Club, participated in Band, and was a member of the basketball and softball teams. After CHS she successfully graduated from Nursing school and became an RN.

Her career began at Lowell General Hospital where she became the Head Nurse, Night Supervisor. After a successful career at the hospital, she brought her talents to the Chelmsford Public School system. She spent two years caring for the students at South Row Elementary and then twenty plus years at CHS. In 1992 she was the Class Advisor and recognized by the class with the Yearbook Dedication.

Can you name this caring CHS alumni and the year she graduated?

 Answer: Maureen Dane Perry – CHS '47Perry Maureen


3/31/2020  Can you match the CHS Class President with the Year of Graduation?

Don’t want to dig your yearbook out of a box, check it out at

The Presidents are:                         The Year of Graduation:

James Richard                                   1965

Greg Mara                                         1975

Sharon Cadwell                                 1985

Shannon Nagle                                  1995

Allen Jacoby                                       2005

Mary Amirault                                    2015

The Answer is:

Allen Jacoby                                       1965Jacoby 65

Sharon Cadwell                                  1975 Cadwell 75

Mary Amirault                                   1985 Amirault 85

Greg Mara                                          1995 Mara 95

James Richard                                    2005 Richard 05

Shannon Nagle                                  2015 Nagle 15 


3/24/2020 This alumnae made a splash in the pool, participating for four seasons on the Varsity Swim team. Her dedication to the sport was year round participating on USA Swim Teams and being a lifeguard and swim instructor at the Russell Mill Swim and Tennis Club.  However, she was also committed to being a member of the CHS Chorus and Treble Choir, school musical productions and the National and Spanish Honor Society.

Following her successful career at CHS, she went on to graduate Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor’s in English from Merrimack College and a Master’s in Library Information Science with a concentration in children’s and teen public librarianship from Simmons College.

She has given back to the Chelmsford community with her contribution as the teen librarian at the Chelmsford Public Library.

Can you name this alumnae who is an avid reader and writer? And the year she graduated from CHS?

Answer: Jennifer A. (Clancy) Petro-Roy CHS 2000 Clancy


3/17/2020  Will you be green with envy for answering the “Trivia Tuesday” questions of the week? Due to the seriousness of the pandemic COVID – 19 sweeping across the country and world the 30th CHSAA Hall of Fame induction dinner has been postponed. Since 1991 the CHSAA has been inducting nine new members to the Hall of Fame. The HOF is unique in that it honors graduates and staff who have made significant contributions to CHS and/or their communities in a wide spectrum of areas. Time to check your knowledge of the Hall.

1) In 1997, the oldest member of the Hall was inducted posthumously, can you name him and the year he graduated from CHS?

2) Which graduating class has the most Alumni inducted?

3) Who is the youngest member of the Hall of Fame? What year did this Alumni graduate and what year was this Alumni inducted into the CHSAA Hall of Fame?

Answer: 1) Mark W. Reed CHS '08 Reed Mark2) The Class of 1963 with 18 members 3) John Carson CarsonJohn CHS '89 inducted into the Hall in 2015.


3/10/2020  Although, not a CHS Alumni this dedicated teacher was always kind, creative and shared her contagious smile. She began her career in Chelmsford Public School system at the McFarlin School in 1968 and retired as teacher at CHS. From 1982 thru 2004 she joined the CHS math department. During these years she taught pre-Algebra, Algebra I and II, Geometry, Algebra 3/Trigonometry, and Pre-Calculus. She also served as a co-advisor for the Class of 1991 and 1996.

After school she was the Contest Manager who helped cover football, ice hockey, basketball, soccer, field hockey and wrestling meets. She created a safe environment for home and visiting teams and was an ambassador for CHS and its athletic department.

Can you name this outstanding teacher?

 Answer: Ann M. Swierzbin, Teacher Swierzbin


3/3/2020 A star in the classroom, this CHS alumni graduated with honors as a Gold Medal Scholar. He was a member of the CHS Chess club and the town of Chelmsford Chess team.  After graduating from CHS he attended the University of Vermont and graduated Summa Cum Laude. During his senior year at UVM he was the recipient of the prestigious “Outstanding Biochemical Research” Award. Following his outstanding academic accomplishments at UVM, this alumni enlisted in the U.S. Navy and was accepted into their Medical Program at the Uniformed Services University of Health Science, School of Medicine in Bethesda, MD. He then began a highly successful and decorated 30+ career as a U.S. Naval Surgeon. He retired with the rank of Captain and continues his medical career in private practice in the Pensacola area, while continuing to compete as an avid Chess Player.

Can you name this highly successful CHS alumni and the year he graduated from CHS?

Answer: John A. Perciballi CSH '75John 75


 2/25/2020 The Golden Lion Award Golden Lion Awardwas established as part of the CHSAA Hall of Fame. This award is presented to an individual or an organization for their generous and continuing support of Chelmsford High School. Unlike the Hall of Fame, this award is not necessarily awarded annually. Beginning in 2006, the name was changed to the “The Lucy E. Simonian Golden Lion Award” after the late Lucy Simonian.

What year was the award started? Name the first individual/organization to receive the prestigious award?

Answer: 1994 Chelmsford Lodge of Elks Elks


2/18/2020 This talented CHS alumni once roamed the halls of CHS with his trusty dog Sage. He had famous quotes like “CHS is like a box of chocolates, you never know who you’re going to meet!” and “I left my first set of wheels to anyone who can handle them.” Now he is an integral part of the Chelmsford Public Schools IT department. He also volunteers his time maintaining the CHSAA website.

Can you name this dedicated and inspiring CHS alumni and the year he graduated?

Answer: Steve Normandin  CHS ‘01Steve 01


2/10/2020  This alumni was a three sport student-athlete, competing in Football, Basketball and Baseball. He was a two time MVP. But, he also had time to lead as the Class President. Following his all-star career at CHS, he attended St. Anselm College. At St. Anselm College he participated in Baseball, was the Class President and received his BA in Political Science. His next stop was to Suffolk University to receive his Master’s in Public Administration.

His career included positions with the Governor’s Office of State Planning, North Shore Economic Council, Governor’s Office of Economic Development and the MA Turnpike Authority.

This alumni has been recognized for his community support with 3 Distinguished Service Awards by the Plymouth (MA) Area Chamber of Commerce. As well he has given back as a youth coach in the sports of Baseball, Soccer and Basketball.

Can you name this CHS Class President and the class he led? 

ANSWER: John J. Judge CHS '70 Judge 70


2/4/2020  This CHS alumnae was the co-captain of the majorette team during her senior year. Following her graduation from CHS she made her way west to attend Oklahoma State University to secure a Bachelor’s degree in Microbiology and a Master’s degree in Food Science. Her academic success has led her to an award winning 33 year career in the Research & Development of new food products and the improvement of existing food items.

She began her association with Heinz USA as a Food Technologist developing various Weight Watcher yogurts and other dairy products, which resulted in a 15% increase in sales for Heinz. Heinz recognized her outstanding contributions with the Heinz North America President’s Award.  

Currently, she is working for the Michael Angelo’s Gourmet Foods, Inc.

Can you put all of this together to name this successful CHS Alumnae and the year she graduated?

Answer: Lori Cioletti Ewell CHS '75 Lori 75


1/28/2020 Although, this teacher/administrator did not graduate from CHS, the impact he had on the school and students cannot be measured. After graduating from Lowell State College with a BA in History, this gentleman began teaching Social Studies at CHS.  He would also receive his Med in Secondary School Administration and Supervision.  He took on added responsibilities as an advisor to many clubs and organizations including: Student Council, Thomas Jefferson Forum and the British Student Exchange program. He was a participant in the award winning faculty drama productions, manager of the CHS graduations from 88’ -07’ and in retirement managed the CHS Performing Arts Center.

In the community he was elected to the Varney Playground & Edwards Memorial Beach Commission and led the Town of Chelmsford Scholarship Committee as the President.

Can you name this teacher/administrator?

 Answer: Bernard J. Battle – CHS Dean of Whittier House Bernie


1/21/2020  This amazing CHS alumni made his mark competing on the varsity cross country and spring track team for four seasons. During the winter season he was the Basketball Manager. He ran the Mile & 2-Mile and the team captured the Conference & State Class C & State Class C Relay Championships. He was the recipient of the Hoyle Memorial Award for the senior who contributed the greatest service to CHS during two or more years while in high school. His success at CHS lead him to the University of MA – Amherst where he was a member of the Cross Country and Spring Track teams.  He graduated with a BA in History. After college, he was active in the U.S.Army as a 2nd Lieutenant until he was wounded in action. His decorations included: Bronze Star with Valor, the National Defense Service Medal, and Purple Heart with two Oak Leaf Clusters. Can you name this CHS alumni and the year he graduated?

Answer: James S. Parker CHS '63 Parker 63


1/14/2020  This CHS alumnae was a varsity student-athlete in field hockey and softball, while also participating in winter/indoor track. On the diamond she was awarded the MVP for softball in her senior year and recognized by the MVC on the All-Conference team. As a field hockey player she was a member of the MVC championship team and an MVC All-Conference member. She was also awarded the MIAA Sportsmanship Award along with the Faculty Association Award for Health/Physical Education and the Harold C. Perham Memorial Scholarship. After graduating from CHS, she attended Simmons College graduating with a B.S. in Nutrition and Dietetics. Additionally she did an internship at Keene State and completed her M.S. in Health and Wellness Management at Merrimack College.

Can you name this star CHS alumnae and the year she graduated?

Answer: Elizabeth Dalhgren CHS '08 Liz 08


1/7/2020 Alone, we can do so little; together, we can answer this week’s “Trivia Tuesday” question. In what year did the 24 Hour Relay at CHS begin? 24 Hr RelayWhich organization started it and who was the Advisor?

Answer: 1998; No one organization--Collaboration of CHS Administration, Chelmsford PD & Fire, Trinity Ambulance Advisor was Social Studies teacher: Anne O'Bryant OBryant


12/31/2019  This alumnae knocked it out of the park both in the classroom and on the playing field. She was a member of the National Honor Society, Science and Debate Club, while finishing her CHS career as the Valedictorian. However, she still had time to be a three sport athlete participating in field hockey, basketball and softball. Her big sports impact came on the diamond as the starting pitcher and a batting average of .750.

After graduating from CHS, she attended Emmanuel College where she secured two bachelor’s degrees in Biology and Chemistry with a minor in Education. As a teacher, she student taught at CHS, did graduate work at the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee and was a science teacher at Guilderland Schools.

You have until 2020 to name this outstanding CHS alumnae and the year she graduated. Can you do it?

 Answer: Barbara Lebedzinski CHS '60 LEBEDZINSKI chs60


12/24/2019 Tis the season to unwrap a Christmas themed “Trivia Tuesday”

1. What sport teams did Clark Griswold represent in National Lampoons Christmas Vacation?

2. What entrepreneur was the first person to dress up as Santa in his department store and in what year did he start the tradition of department store/mall Santa?

3. What was the most likely reason the Grinch hated Christmas?


1.  Clark wears a Chicago Bear’s baseball cap & a Chicago Blackhawk’s game jersey Lampoon

2. James Edgardepartment store santa james edgar 1890 in a department store in Brockton, MA Santa Cartoon

3. His heart was two sizes too small Grinch


12/17/2019  This CHS alumni dominated the field and the mat. He received 4 varsity letters for his participation in football Brown HS Football 99and wrestling Brown Wrestling CUalong with 3 varsity letters as a member of the lacrosse team. As a senior he captained the football and wrestling team. After graduating from CHS he traveled west to attend Springfield College where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice with a minor in Psychology. He is currently a Patrolman with the CPD. Brown Police Pic

Can you name this CHS alumni and the year he graduated?

Answer: Robert Brown III CHS '06 Brown 06


12/10/2019  This alumni was a three year varsity basketball player, leading the way as a captain and capturing MVC League MVP honors. Following CHS he attended Plymouth State where he was a captain. Unfortunately, he battled some injuries cutting his college career short. However, the love of basketball inspired him to be a coach. He had a brief stint as a graduate assistant at Bloomburg University before entering the coaching ranks in the NBA.

Can you name this dynamic dribbler and the year he graduated from CHS? Additionally, step back and take a shot at what NBA team bench he sits on as the Assistant Coach.

Answer: Dan Craig CHS '99 Dan Craig 99 He is the assistant coach for the Miami Heat Dan Craig Heat


 12/3/2019  They say a picture is worth a thousand words. This mural, The Octopus Garden, Octopuss Garden 1982adorns a wall in Chelmsford High School. It was designed by four CHS students and dedicated to three teachers. Two of the teachers were Art teachers and the other was a Social Studies teacher. What year was this master piece created? Who were the four artists? And can you name the teachers it was dedicated to?

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Answer: 1982 by Lisa DeMings, CHS '85 Lisa DeMings 85 , Susan Butler, CHS '85 Susan Butler 85 , Alison Evans CHS '85Alison Evans 85, & Julia Willis, CHS '85Julia Willis 85. It was dedicated to: Art teacher Eric HooverEric Hoover, Art Teacher Paula BrownPaula Brown & Social Studies Teacher Jack Mulkerin,JAck Mulkerin




11/26/2019 For some New Englander’s there is a belief the biggest rivalry in sport is Red Sox vs Yankees, but CHS alumni know it is the Maroon & White Chelmsford Lions vs. the Green & White Billerica Indians, especially on Thanksgiving Day!

The Thanksgiving Football rivalry began in 1927, CHS holds the winning advantage of the Police Chiefs Trophy with a record of 60-27-5. In what year was the longest game played on Thanksgiving Day? Which team won the game and what was the final score?

 Answer: 2006, Chelmsford Won by a score of 53-51after 5 Overtimes CHS v Billerica 06

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 11/19/2019  In 1989 the Chelmsford High School Alumni Association (CHSAA) was formed as an independent organization committed to promoting fellowship with and among current and future graduates of Chelmsford Public Schools. How many CHSAA Presidents have there been? Which President has served the longest tenure? And for how many years?

Answer: 2 Presidents, William Keohane CHS '74 Keohane Bill 74Terry McSheehy CHS '64Terry McSheehy 64 20 years & counting

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 11/12/2019  Leadership is about vision and responsibility which is innate for this CHS Alumnae. She participated as an athlete for four seasons and was a senior captain for all three sports. In her junior campaign she was named the Most Improved player in basketball and lacrosse and then followed that up by being named the Most Valuable player as a senior for the soccer, basketball and lacrosse programs.  After graduating from CHS, she took her athletic talents to play soccer and lacrosse at Curry College and graduated with a degree in Criminal Justice. The town of Chelmsford is lucky to have her back to protect and serve with the CPD and lead our student-athletes in the sport of lacrosse. Can you name this alumnae and the year she graduated?

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ANSWER: Ashley (Hansbury) Rokas CHS '06 Hansbury 06


11/5/2019 This CHS theater alumni was a technical director who made a bet to build a house that would turn a 360 at intermission. He won the bet! After graduating from CHS he attended Penn State graduating with a Bachelor of Fine Arts – Theater Design and Technology degree. Since graduating from Penn State he has worked in automation productions, which included five years with Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group. He is currently the Project Manager with Tait Entertainment. One of his projects was in 2016 when headlines read P!NK takes flight for fierce performance of “Just like Fire”. Additionally, he played a major role in 2018 for the 70th Annual Primetime Emmys telecast production.

Can you name creative CHS alumni and the year he graduated?

Answer: Benjamin Gasper CHS '02 Ben Gasper


 10/29/2019 Although, not a CHS graduate this individual as a teacher, coach and administrator bleeds “maroon and white”. Students left class not only appreciating literature and able to communicate more effectively, but also as responsible, supportive and honest individuals. As a coach, he inspired and challenged every JV player to improve every day. He was also very patient as a coach welcoming the seasonal toilet paper decorating of his parent’s home. He was truly engaging in taking a lead role in the faculty plays and other faculty activities raising money for student scholarship. Additionally, he was a class advisor who had two CHS yearbooks dedicated to him and was selected by one class to have his name added to their CHSA scholarship.

Can you name this inspiring, fun loving teacher/coach/administrator?

Answer: Jeffrey D. Doherty DohertyJeffTeacher, Coach, Administrator 

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 10/22/2019  This CHS alumni made his mark as a runner. He spent four seasons on the Cross-Country team and Winter & Spring Track. During his senior campaign with Cross-Country he captained their undefeated season (12-0) and captured the Conference Championship. For Indoor track he held the CHS record in the 1000 yard and in Spring Track was a record holder in the ½ mile and mile. As a junior in Spring Track he was honored as the Most Improved Runner. He took his running talents to Boston College and received is BA in History & Secondary Education. He furthered his education with a MEd Special Education at Fitchburg State College and a MA U.S. History minor Soviet Union History from Salem State College. The Chelmsford Public school system was lucky to have him comeback to his alma mater as a teacher and coach. Can you track down the identity of this CHS Alumni and the year he graduated?

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Answer: James J. Durkin – CHS '67 J Durkin 67


10/15/2019 This CHS graduate excelled in the classroom and athletic venues. Member of the National Honor Society, CHS Honor Roll, and 3-year Class President. Played football, baseball and basketball all four years. Basketball was his main sport-he led the CHS team and the conference in scoring all four years. During his four years at CHS the team’s over-all record was 55-6. They won the conference championship 3 consecutive years as well as 3 consecutive Tech Tourney appearances. He received a basketball scholarship to attend URI, while there the team was a runner up to Kentucky for the National title. He was a very well-respected public-school administrator, finishing his career in Westford as Assistant Superintendent of Schools. He was a dedicated early member of the CHSAA, working diligently creating the organizations By-Laws and Constitution.
Who was this dedicated and accomplished CHS alumni?

Answer: Henry C. Zabierek CHS '42 Zabierek Henry


10/8/2019 Let’s rock out some Chelmsford history for this week’s “Trivia Tuesday”.

The Chelmsford Public Garden located at 7 North Rd. was the site of what two town buildings?

Who is credited with penning the town motto “Let the Children Guard What the Sires Have Won?”

Answer 1: Yellow School House Schooland Central Fire Station Fire house

Answer 2: Otis Adams


10/1/2019 This alumnae took advantage of many of the opportunities presented to her at CHS. She was a four year member of the Theatre Guild & Musical productions, a three year member of the Colorguard squad and traveled to Mexico with the Mexican Exchange Club. Although, busy with extra-curricular activities she was a successful student and a member of the National Honor Society. In addition, as a senior she was the co-captain of the Colorguard,Color Guard Capt had the opportunity as a sophomore to travel to Paris with the Marching Band and in her only on stage role in the Children’s Play got to play a pig. From CHS, she traveled west to attend Ohio State where she received her BS in Animal Science, Doctor of Veterinary Medicine and Master’s of Science (Veterinary Science). Can you name this successful Alumnae?

Answer: Chrissie Pariseau, CHS '01 Chrissie


9/24/2019 An excellent student who was a member of the National Honor Society, the French Honor Society and was an active member of her class as a student representative. This CHS alumnae was a standout field hockey player and was co-captain of the team in her senior campaign. She was recognized with numerous awards including All State Field Hockey Team, MVC All- League team two consecutive years and twice named the Most Valuable Player. Her CHS academic success and athletic talents led her to Assumption College where she dominated in field hockey and graduated Magna Cum Laud with a B.A. in Business and Mathematics. Can you name this talented CHS alumnae student-athlete?

Answer: Carolyn M. Clancy, CHS '78 Clancy


 9/17/2019 Although, a graduate of Waltham High School, this gentleman impacted the Chelmsford Public Schools for thirty-five years and beyond. He was a teacher and administrator at McFarlin, Parker & McCarthy Junior High School and CHS. In the community he was a member of the Chelmsford Youth Hockey Association, Town Meeting Representative, the 24 Hour Relay Committee and Friends of Southwell Park Committee. The class of 1986 yearbook dedication in his honor read: “He has been one of the driving forces behind our success. He always knew how much he could expect from us and guided us appropriately. We all knew he was on our side”.  Can you name this dedicated educator?

Answer: Angelo J. Taranto – Dean of Hawthorne HouseTarantoAngelo


9/10/2019   1. At the time of Chelmsford’s incorporation as a town, the boundaries of the town extended beyond those of today. What 6 current towns were once part of Chelmsford?

2. Many early Chelmsford artifacts and pictures are preserved at the Chelmsford Historical Society on Byam Road. Prior to this location, where were they on display?

Answer 1: Lowell, Westford, Carlisle, Littleton, Dracut, Tyngsboro.

Answer 2: Adams Library


 9/3/2019  1. On September 22, 1859 the town celebrated its 250th anniversary of settlement and dedicated something made of Chelmsford Granite. What was it?

2.  On May 17, 1876 the townsfolk gathered in the Center of town to dedicate this “icon.”  What is it?

Answer 1: Monument to the Revolutionary Soldiers on the Center Common  Chelms. monument4

Answer 2: The Village Clock in the steeple of the Unitarian Church   Clock


8/27/2019  This CHS alumni starred on the stage for four years playing in notable roles that included Dickon in the Secret Garden. He captured a TAMY award for Best Supporting Actor as Armand in The Scarlet Pimpernel. After a successful CHS career he went to Point Park University in Pittsburgh to receive his BFA.

Can you name this theatrical Alumni and the year he graduated?

Answer: John-Michael Breen CHS '10 John Michael Breen  John Michael Rock of ages


8/20/2019 This CHS alumni was small in stature but dominated the mat for 4 years on the varsity wrestling team. He is the only CHS wrestler to be crowned a two-time New England champion, while also capturing the Mass Div. 1 state championship twice and was a runner-up at the National Tournament held in Pittsburgh, PA. Additionally, he was recognized three years in a row as a Boston Globe, Boston Herald and Lowell Sun All-Scholastic and two consecutive years as the Lowell Sun Wrestler of the Year. Can you pin down this top notch CHS Alumni and the year he graduated?

Answer: Matthew Ciesluk CHS '91 Matt Ciesluk 91  Matt with Bruce Rich


8/13/2019 The 1802 Schoolhouse, Red Schoolhousesituated at the corner of the Forefather Burying Ground, served as the town’s one room schoolhouse for 50 years.  It served another purpose for the town that had nothing to do with education, what was that?   

The 1802 Schoolhouse, situated at the corner of the Forefather’s Burying Group, is constructed of brick. Where did the brick come from?  

Question 1 Answer - To store the town hearse. AKA the “Hearse House”  Hearse House

Question 2 Answer - The kilns on Brick Kiln Road in East Chelmsford 


8/6/20191) Academy Street is one of the shortest streets in town, yet it had three private institutions of learning on it. Can you name those private institutions? 

2) In 1886 the “yellow schoolhouse” housed all elementary, secondary and high school classes. Who was a teacher and later principal of the school?

Answer 1: Chelmsford Classical School, Chelmsford Academy, the School for the Deaf  Chel Academy left
Answer 2: Miss Susan S. McFarlin Susan McFarlin


7/30/2019   The "new" CHS has had only one vice-principal.  Can you name this CHS leader?

Answer: George Betses BetsesGeorge


7/23/2019 This CHS alumni began his acting journey after begging his guidance counselor to take gym off his freshman schedule, only to find himself in an Intro to Acting class instead. He led the way as the Phantom in CHS Phantom and won a Tamy Award for his portrayal in Jekyll and Hyde. He was a member of the Theater Guild and the Jazz Choir during his four years at CHS. After graduating from CHS, he was accepted into the prestigious BFA Acting Program at SUNY Purchase.

Can you name this talented actor and the year he graduated from CHS?

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Answer: Shayan (Shy) Sobhian CHS '13 Shayan Sobhian 13


7/16/2019 It’s “Trivia Tuesday” The Boy’s and Girl’s Breakfast has become an integral part of the CHS Senior Week. What class created the activity?

Answer: Class of 1974


7/9/2019 How much did the “new” CHS cost when it was built in the early 1970’s?  A) $10 million B) $20 million. C) $50 million D) $ 100 million

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Answer: The original plan was for $16 million but failed to pass Town Meeting.  Town Meeting then approved $10 million.  It opened in 1974 at a final cost of $9.8 million.


7/2/2019 Chelmsford is synonymous with 4th of July Celebration! Let’s test your town history this week with “Trivia Tuesday”.

A.  What activity by the First Parish Church has been a part of the Fourth of July celebrations since 1968? 
B.  The residents of Chelmsford Center celebrated the Fourth of July in 1886 with a picnic, ice cream, and fireworks at the Summit House. Where was the Summit House located?  
C.  In the past, the bonfire, lighted the night before the Fourth was a regular part of the celebration. When was a bonfire last included in the program?  


A. The holiday breakfast.  Breakfast
B. The Summit House was on top of Robin's Hill. Summit House
C. The last bonfire was held on the South Row School grounds in 1969. Bonfire


6/25/2019 Chelmsford’s annual 4th of July Celebration provides an opportunity for running, reunions and reflection. In what year did the Chelmsford High School Alumni Association (CHSAA) establish their 4th of July booth?

Answer: 1991 4th lynneterry geo


6/18/2019 This CHS alumni was successful member of the Swimming & Diving team and established the CHS Club Water Polo Team. He was a 4 time Lowell Sun All-Star and awarded Swimmer of the Year during his senior campaign. Additionally he was a 3 time Boston Globe All Scholastic, a 2 time Boston Herald All Scholastic and in his senior year qualified for Junior Nationals. After CHS he took his swimming talents to the University of Richmond and was a member of both the Swim and Water Polo teams. He held the school record for the 200 IM and the water polo team was nationally ranked (NCAA Div. 1) in the top 20 in his four years of participation. Lucky for CHS, he returned to the area to get his MEd from UMass Lowell and now oversees Hawthorne House.

Can you name this aqua man and the year he graduated from CHS?  For more fun information visit

Answer: Joshua (Josh) T. Blagg CHS '91 Blagg


6/11/2019 Although not a CHS graduate this gentleman had a major impact on the town of Chelmsford and CHS. Born in Wisconsin he graduated from Marquette with his undergraduate and medical degrees. After graduating he served in the US Air Force. When he arrived in Chelmsford he started “delivering” right away! He was a town selectman for nine years, collaborated with Principal Simonian on health education curriculum and was a member of the Parents’ Advisory Council that established the Teacher Appreciation Day and the After-Prom Breakfast. He was also known on the base paths where he was the CHS assistant softball coach for over 15 years, helping the program garner the 1999 State Championship. Additionally, he spent 2 years coaching the swim team.

Can you name the 2010 Lucy E. Simonian Golden Lion Award winner?

Answer: Dr. Stuart G. Weisfeldt (Doc) Dr. Stu


6/4/2019 This CHS graduate was a member of the National Honor Society and the French Honor Society, but was considered one of the top athletes to wear the Maroon & White. A four letter winner in basketball; was the 1st 1,000 point score in CHS history. Additionally, held the single game scoring record of 41 points and was the MVC Most Valuable Player Junior and Senior year. But Basketball was not the only sport, this athlete also played Volleyball and helped the team capture 2 state championships. Following the brilliant CHS career, this top scorer went to the College of the Holy Cross and led the team in scoring and rebounding, while receiving a BA in English.

Answer: Kristina Shields CHS '87 Lutz Shields Kristina


5/28/2019 This CHS alumnae was a star in the classroom and as the captain of the Cross Country and Track & Field teams. As the captain of the cross country team she helped make history for CHS winning its first Eastern Mass Div. 1 state title and finishing first individually. She received recognition for success twice as a Boston Herald and Boston Globe All Scholastic and was a three-time Lowell Sun All-Star and two-time Lowell Sun “Runner of the Year.” After graduating from CHS she attend the United States Military Academy at West Point and continued her dominance as a runner. A few of her accolades at West Point include being named the Patriot Conference “Rookie of the Year”, a seven time Patriot League All Conference Selection and the first woman in West Point history with a top 10 time in all distance events. After graduating from West Point she served as the first ever-female Platoon Leader in Fort Sill, Oklahoma.

Can you name this inspirational CHS leader and the year she graduated?

Answer: Meghan Curran CHS '05 Meghan


5/21/2019 This week “Trivia Tuesday” is dedicated to Marine Lance Cpl. Andrew J. Zabierek

May 21, 2004 - May 21, 2019

Today marks the 15th Anniversary of Marine Lance Cpl. Andrew J. Zabierek passing.

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A 1996 Chelmsford High School graduate, who also received a bachelor's degree in financial management from Clemson University in 2000.Andrew gave the ultimate sacrifice to our country. Please take a moment to remember him and please say a prayer for his family. 


 5/14/2019 This CHS alumnae took part in the CHS Drama Club, Science Club, Outing Club and Photography Club, but much of her time was tending to the family farm. After CHS she attended Essex Agricultural & Technical Institute graduating as the valedictorian with an AD in Natural Resources Management. She then attended UMass Amherst receiving her BS in Leisure Studies & Resources. However, the family farm, love of Chelmsford and taking a trip across the country to visit thirty-eight states and the countries national parks have led her to becoming a Park Ranger Becky Ranger who is responsible for supervising the operation of the Boott Cotton Mill Museum.

Can you name this CHS alumnae and the year she graduated?

Answer: Rebecca “Becky” Warren CHS '79 WarrenRebecca


5/7/2019 A four year CHS star on the basketball court, who also found time to be a member of the Drama Club, Debate Club and Yearbook Committee. Additionally, for four years she was an integral part of the Class Executive Board, Athletic Association. At Tufts University this alumni completed her BA in History with an English minor while participating on the basketball. In her senior campaign she was the co-captain of the team. She chose teaching as her career path, although she did not start at CHS, she spent 21 years at CHS impacting the minds of many students as a Social Studies teacher and coach.  

Can you name this compassionate CHS alumnae and the year she graduated?

Answer: Eileen Greenwood Fletcher CHS '41 FletcherEileen  Eileen 1985


 4/30/2019 This CHS alumni was a member of the boys’ varsity hockey team in his junior and senior year, but also entertained his classmates as a break dancer. After graduation he enlisted in the Army National Guard and went to basic training at Fort Benning in Georgia; he was in the Guard for eight years. He completed his undergraduate degree from Bridgewater State College in Exercise Science, where he participated in four years of Rugby.  He then completed his Masters from Cambridge College and Doctorate of Education from Northeastern University. For the last seventeen years he has been an educator and leading administrator for the students of Chelmsford.

Can you name this well-rounded CHS Alumni and the year he graduated?

Answer: Jeff Parks CHS '91 Parks 91


4/23/2019 “Trivia Tuesday” is bruin today! This CHS alumni was dazzling on the ice. Three seasons in a row he was the league’s leading scorer, as well as in his senior campaign he was the Eastern MA Division 1 leading scorer with 85 points, which placed him as the all-time CHS career scoring leader. He was a senior captain of the team while also capturing accolades throughout his career as a Lowell Sun all-star, first team all-conference member, Boston Globe all-scholastic and the MVC player of the year as a senior. Additionally, he played varsity soccer for three seasons.

Who is this All-Star and when did he graduate from CHS?

Answer: Robert Tobin CHS ‘87 Rob Tobin 87


4/16/2019 This CHS alumnae started her career as a teacher and is now educating young pre-school-aged children as a writer on an animated children’s television series. In 2016 she was nominated for an Emmy. She is known for her creativity and bringing characters a live to engage the audience.   

Can you name this CHS writer and the year she graduated from CHS?

Answer: Rebecca "Becky" Friedman CHS '98 Friedman 98


 4/9/2019 What is the CHS boy’s outdoor track record that will never be broken? What CHS alumni holds this record and what year did he graduate?

Answer: Carl Olsson CHS '63OlssonCarl Event: 220 Yard Dash Time: 21.7 seconds.  Fun Fact: This feat was accomplished on a straightaway track at what is now the McCarthy School field.  The event is now 200 Meters and run on a turn.  Carl's record estabished the Massachusetts Class C state record and is believed to still stand! “He, is without any doubt the greatest sprinter to come out of Chelmsford High School.”—George Simonian CHS Principal


 4/2/2019 A little history in this week’s “Trivia Tuesday” question of the week.

The second schoolmaster in the town of Chelmsford was Edward Emerson hired in 1698. A descendant of Mr. Emerson's later taught at the Chelmsford Classical School. Who was this relative from Concord, MA?

Answer: Ralph Waldo Emerson Emerson Pic


3/26/19 Get your groove for this week’s “Trivia Tuesday” question. Name each CHS Alumni or faculty staff member in the collage and match there photo to a year in 60’s (1960-1969). Hint the Alumni's year matches their year of graduation.

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Answer: Norma Irene Bell 60Norma Irene Bell, CHS '60; Patricia Craig Dearborn 61Patricia (Craig) Dearborn, CHS '61; Tommy Eck Football Coach 62Tom Eck, Teacher/Football Coach '62; Judy Sidebottom Putnam 63Judith (Sidebottom) Putnam, CHS '63; John Harrington 64John Harrington, CHS '64; C. Edith McCarthy, Assistant Principal, '65; Nancy Hough Fabbri 66Nancy (Hough) Fabbri, CHS '66; Della Wickens Coffin 67Della (Wickens) Coffin, CHS '67; John Jack Sargent Math Teacher 68John (Jack) Sargent, Math Teacher '68; Peter Hantzis 69Peter Hantzis, CHS '69


3/19/19 Hope you can nail this week’s “Trivia Tuesday” question.

Understanding the importance of education in the newly established town, Chelmsford appointed its first school master Samuel Fletcher in the year 1696.  Students gathered at the nearest home of a school teacher as there was no schoolhouse in Town. This practice continued for several years until the construction of the first school house was approved in 1718.

Where was this first school house located?

Answer: Approximately in the same location as the 1802 school house Red School HouseRed School 2adjacent to the Burying Ground.


3/12/19  As a CHS student he was a member of the Senior Class Committees, Chemistry Club and the CHS Orchestra. After attending the Lowell Textile Institute and Bradshaw Business School, he served in the U.S. Army during World War II where he was in charge of the civilian payroll department at Whittemore Ordinance Base.  After a short career in private business this CHS Alumni made his mark influencing the high education system in Massachusetts. He was the chief personnel officer at the Fort Devens branch of MA State College, then he helped the MA Governor Tobin restructure the state’s higher education system establishing the University of Massachusetts. He took on many leadership roles, including University President and helped transition Lowell Tech and Lowell State College to become the University of Lowell. In 1974 the Board of Trustees named a new building on campus in his honor.

Can you name this impactful CHS Alumni and the year he graduated?

Answer: Dr. Everett V. Olsen Sr.  CHS '35 Olsen Everett Sr


 3/5/19  Get the bat off your shoulder and hit this week’s “Trivia Tuesday” out of the park! This CHS Alumni was an outstanding student and a competitive athlete. He was a three year varsity basketball and baseball player who led both teams to the MVC title during his senior campaign. Additionally he was a Lowell Sun All-Star for both sports in his junior and senior year. After graduating from CHS, he took his passion for academics and athletics to Assumption College where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree and Teachers Certification. While on the baseball diamond he was named the most prolific baseball performer in Greyhound history and was the first ever non-scholarship athlete to be named to the All-America first team in the college’s history. He went on to be named an All-American three times.

He has been giving back to CHS students as a Social Studies teacher for twenty-one years and coaching the baseball team for twenty-three seasons.

Can you name this beloved educator and the year he graduated from CHS?

Answer: Michael O’Keefe CHS '87 OKeefe 87


 2/25/19 "Trivia Tuesday” presents double the trouble this week. Can you name the CHS twins and the year they graduated who have taken a different path to educating youth around the globe?

As high school students they thought everyone should have a voice, to orchestrate that view they help persuade the change of the school paper from the “Paper Lion” to “The Voice”. Additionally, one created the schools News TV show “Six Minutes”, while the other was the lead in Brigadoon. They parted ways in college with one attending Boston College and the other at Fitchburg State College. However, the creative minds joined forces shortly after they joined the workforce to build Fable Vision a children’s & family media firm and open a bookstore in Dedham, MA called The Blue Bunny. They are world famous with the formation of International Dot Day, based on one twins book The Dot. Which is a teacher-initiated, annual program, which celebrates the participating teachers, librarians and students now number over 13.3 million in 181 countries. 

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Answer: Peter ReynoldsPeter & Paul ReynoldsPaulReynolds '78


2/19/19 This outstanding CHS student-athlete participated in field hockey and softball for four seasons and captained both teams in her senior campaign while being designated as the MVP of both teams.  Additionally, she was the recipient of the United States Marine Corps Student Athlete Leadership Award. She went on to complete her undergraduate degree at Northeastern University and received her Master’s in Education at UMass-Lowell.

She brought her talents back to CHS as a Health Education teacher and outstanding coach. She was recognized no fewer than eighteen times as the Merrimack Valley and/or the Lowell Sun Regional Coach of the Year of the varsity field hockey and lacrosse teams. Between 1995 and 2017, her teams were consistently invited to State Tournaments.She was recognized by the Massachusetts Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance as Health Education Teacher of the Year in 2005.

Can you name this leader and the year she graduated from CHS?

 Answer: Maura Devaney Duah-Asamoah  CHS '88 Devaney 88


 2/12/19 Storm!? Yes, the Red Sox storm into Fort Meyers tomorrow to begin spring training. But…first we must take on “Trivia Tuesday”. This CHS alumni was well rounded spending two years on the football team, three years on the Indoor/Outdoor track team, leading them as a senior captain and participating in the Science Club. He took his academic talents to Lowell State College and graduated with a BA in History. He would go on to be a US Army veteran who served as a stenographer for Chiefs of Staff William Westmoreland and Creighton Abrams in the Pentagon. He would then become an award-winning sportswriter for the Lowell Sun for 44 years while primarily covering the Red Sox.

Can you name this writer and the year he graduated from CHS?

 Answer: Charles “Chaz” Scoggins CHS '66 Scoggins Charles


 2/5/19 Look to the sky, is it a bird, is it a plane, no it’s “Trivia Tuesday”

This CHS Alumni went to an air show with his dad and dreamed of someday being a pilot. As a student at CHS he was inducted into the French Honor Society, received a Special Merit Award

from an Engineering competition at UMass Lowell, and received the coveted CHS Design Team’s Reversible Hammer Award for his dedication, time and energy to try new things that lead to a winning season. He also was a four year JV hockey player and spent one year with the lacrosse team. His academic success at CHS led him to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) graduating Magna Cum Laude with a BS-Aeronautical Engineering. And not to be denied his dream, after his college graduation he was commissioned into the Air Force as a 2nd Lieutenant and began his prestigious Air Force career as a combat pilot, serving tours of duty in Asia, Europe and the Middle East. 

Can you name this pilot and the year he graduated from CHS?

Answer: Alex Turner, CHS '01 Turner 01


1/29/19 It’s a great day for “Trivia Tuesday”. As a high school student this gentleman was a Class Vice-President, was a four year contributor on the Prom Committee and played Basketball and Football. He became a pillar of the Chelmsford community spending ten years with the Police Department, twenty- five years with the Fire Department and longtime CHS head custodian. But his passion was bringing sports programs to the Chelmsford Community; he was a Founder/Administrator of the Little League, Church Basketball League, and Brotherhood Basketball Tournament. He also captured the Chelmsford High School Boosters Club Man of the Year honors.

Can you name this CHS alumni and the year he graduated?

Answer: George Dixon Sr. CHS '34  George Dixon Sr. CHS 34


1/22/19 Take a run at this week’s “Trivia Tuesday” question. During this alumnae’s four years at CHS there weren’t many who could out run her. She was a four year letter winner in Indoor & Spring Track and the team captain in her senior campaign. She is the CHS record holder in the 50, 100, 300 yards & 4 x 110 & 4 x 220 yard relay teams. Additionally she was a Lowell Sun All-Star and Girls Track Athlete of the Year as a senior while also capturing Boston Globe All-Scholastic and All-America Honorable mention honors. This remarkable runner took her talents to the University of Massachusetts - Amherst and ran on the school record holding 4 x 200 and 4 x 400 relay team. Can you name this outstanding CHS Alumnae and the year she graduated? Want to sneak a peek at the answer, visit


Answer: Wendy Marshall-Fenner, CHS '85 Wendy Marshall Fenner


1/15/19 Art, undeniably, is conductive to happiness so is “Trivia Tuesday”. CHS has graduated a large group of outstanding artists throughout its history. What is the farthest location where there has been an exhibit of CHS student artwork?

Answer: Guangdong Academy of Fine Arts  Art,  Guangzhou, People’s Republic of China


1/8/19  Happy New Year!  Let’s ring in the year with the first “Trivia Tuesday” of 2019. Arguably one of, if not, the best male athlete to graduate from CHS this alumni was an outstanding member of the basketball and track teams.  He was selected to numerous All Star teams and received All Scholastic awards. He guided his class as the Class President. After graduating from CHS this alumni attended Lowell Tech University where he was a standout basketball student-athlete and was drafted by the Boston Celtics.

Can you name this Alumni and the year he graduated?

Answer: Henry "Hank" Brown CHS '63 BrownHenry


 12/18/18 Can you name the family of 9 CHS Alumni who have all played for the CHS band, performed in the pit foe musicals and performed in professional bands such as Brothers and Others, Survivors and the Old Windbag’s? This family also brings annual cheer to the Chelmsford tree lighting. Can you name this family, the individual CHS graduates and their graduation years along with what instrument they played?

Answer: The McHugh Family – Peter ’64 PeterDennis ’66 DennisRonnie ’67Ronnie

Pat ’70PatKathy72 KathyJudy ’74JudyJoan ’76JoanBob ’78Bob

Ellen ’80Ellen The trumpet of course!


 12/11/18  Can you name the Alumni and his year of graduation that starred in the CHS musical BARNUM and was the Drum Major of the Marching band? He then took his talents to USC where he became the Drum Major of the Trojan Marching Band.  He also became a performer at Cirque de Soleil, Disney and Universal Studio theme parks as well as a stunt performer for Universal Studio Entertainment. At this time he is a Captain in the US Marine Corps.

Answer: Scott Wilson Scott Wilson 981998 Barnum Poster


12/4/18 The CHS Winter Concert has concluded with the collaboration of the Chorus, Band and Orchestra performing the Hallelujah Chorus from Handel’s Messiah. It also features alumni and any audience member who wishes to join in. This tradition began in the mid 80’s. How did it originate? What CHS Alumni has sung in this finale every year since graduating?

Answer:  One year, two of the performing groups had planned on including the selection in the program, with each group not being aware of the duplication. As this is not protocol for a concert program, only one group performed the piece. The following year the Music Department decided to go to the current format to include the opportunity for all of the performing students to participate, with alumni and friends. Everyone is welcome! Screen Shot 2018 12 03 at 4.31.29 PMBonus answer: Don Desfosse Don CHS '87


11/27/18 What 1961 CHS graduate left an academic career at Rivier University to move to Oregon and reinvent herself as a novelist? Her newest, Leaving Freedom, opens with a scene from Zach's, which old-timers will recognize as being modeled on Skip's. 

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Answer: Sharon (Welch) Dean 1961 Sharon Welch 61 and CHSAA Hall of Famer


11/20/18  Our annual Thanksgiving football game is considered one of the oldest rivalries in the Greater Lowell suburban area of Massachusetts. Although, CHS has lost the last four years in a row we still have a winning record vs. Billerica at 59-27-5.

In what year did this tradition begin?
What is the name of the Trophy presented to the winning team?
Prior to this last losing streak when else did CHS football have a four game losing streak to Billerica?

ANSWER: 1927, 27 28 CHS FB Team“POLICE CHIEFS TROPHY”, Trophy  & 1946 to 1949


11/13/18  The Rich brothers, Bruce, Ed and Tim, all played quarterback for CHS. How many Super Bowl appearances did they make? And what years did they play in the Super Bowl?

Answer: 4  Bruce (CHS '04) Bruce Rich04 played in’02 vs Acton-Boxboro & ’03 vs Acton-Boxboro; Ed (CHS '05) Eddie Rich 05 played in ’04 vs  Acton-Boxboro; and Tim (CHS '08) Tim Rich 08 played in ’07 vs Marshfield


11/6/18  What CHS alumni pitched a 1– 0 shutout, going the distance in a marathon 17 inning game vs. then MVC rival Wilmington High School?

Answer:  Chuck Tewell, CHS '76 Tewell CHS 76 as a junior, scattering 8 hits & five walks, striking out 29.


 10/30/18  The Rebello Art Scholarship Fund was created as an art scholarship legacy that honors and memorializes Anthony C. Rebello and Genevieve C. Rebello of Chelmsford for their outstanding generosity and community service. The Fund provides scholarship awards to deserving art students at CHS who pursue study in the field of art.

Can you name the first Rebello Art Scholarship recipient and the year the student graduated from CHS?

Answer: Lisa Trudel ‘84 Trudel


10/16/18 Name the three CHS graduates and the year they graduated who are/were the Band Directors of area High Schools, including CHS?

Answer: George Arsenault Arsenault 96’96, Mark Branco Branco 89 ’89, Matt Sexauer Sexauer ’96. 

George Arsenault was the Band Director at Westford Academy until this year, and is now the Band Director at Acton Boxborough High School. Mark Branco was the CHS Band Director before becoming a middle school principal in Groton, and Matt Sexauer is the current CHS Band Director, and was the student Pit Orchestra conductor for the musical The Mystery of Edwin Drood in his senior year.


10/9/18 Name the former CHS art student and the year he graduated who was the lead storyboard artist for the Pixar animated movie, “Coco”.  Coco

Answer: Dean Kelly  Dean Kelly 94 CHS '94


10/1/18 Can you name the CHS field hockey student-athletes in the photo who helped lead CHS to the 2012 MVC championship? Field Hockey Bonus what was the score of this state tournament game and who is the team they beat?

 Answer:Captain Annie Villare ’13, Captain Kaleigh Hoffman, Brittany Oliver ’13 and Rachel Bossi ’15.
                     The Lions defeated Andover, 3-2 in the North Sectional Semi Final game played at UML


9/25/18 A star on the football field, this CHS Alumni quarterback nicknamed Hawkeye led the team to an undefeated season and the state championship. His goal was to become a diplomatic courier, but he became devoted to a higher power. Can you name this most likable guy, the year he graduated and his current profession?

Answer: J. Bryan Hehir,  Joseph Bryan HehirCHS '58 American Roman Catholic Priest Retired Hehir


9/18/18 Which wall mural at Chelmsford High School was a result of the student artists getting lost going to Portfolio Day? And can you name the CHS alumni artists and when they graduated?

 Answer:   Boston skyline mural in the cafe BostonJohn Krause, CHS '86 Krause CHS 86, Janet Olney, CHS '86 Olney CHS 86, both professional artists.


9/10/18  As a senior this CHS alumnae was the co-captain of the varsity swim team and was presented the Most Dedicated Swimmer award. Additionally, she received the Co-female Student of the Year award. Following her successful CHS career she graduated from the US Naval Academy and had a highly successful naval career as an Intelligence Officer achieving the rank of Captain.  Can you name this intelligent Alumni and the year she graduated?

Answer:  Lucy Simonian Lucy CHS ‘82


9/4/18 Can you name the CHS Alumni and his graduation year that traveled the furthest away from CHS to attend Art School? Bonus, what was the name of the school and in what country was it located? 

Answer: Jeff Lurvey ’94  Jeff Lurvey 94School of Fine Arts University of Canterbury Christchurch, New Zealand


8/28/18  From his own description can you name this exceptional CHS Alumni who illustrates the New York Times editorial series “Modern Love” and the year he graduated? “I was like most other art kids in high school, drawing crazy realistic images of water, self-portraits, reflections, etc.—the usual stuff.  Rea ArtMy high school art teacher, Eric Hoover was incredible though—he ran a wonderful art program that inspired hundreds of kids to pursue art/ illustration in college. Which I did, at Maryland Institute College of Art”

Answer: Brian Rea CHS '89  Brian Rea 89 


8/21/18 This CHS graduate was an All-America swimmer. He was crowned “Swimmer of the Year” and was selected a Merrimack Valley Conference, Lowell Sun, Boston Globe and Boston Herald All-Star several times. An outstanding butterflyer, he still holds the CHS record for the 100 meter butterfly. His outstanding high school career led him to the University of Miami where he earned All-American honors while earning his B.A. in finance.  

Take a breath and name this CHS alumni and the year he graduated

Answer: Norman Schippert, CHS '81  Schippert


8/14/18  This CHS alumni calmed his nerves at football tryouts by reciting the jersey numbers from 0 to 99 of various NFL players, starting with their jersey number, name, position played and how many bars their helmet face mask had. For example, “Number 0, Jim Otto, Center, Full cage...” He also stated at graduation that he was graduating having only read one book. He took his football talents to the University of Maine, but transferred after one year to UMass Amherst to focus solely on his academics. As a college sophomore he applied to become a member of the school’s Daily Collegian newspaper only to be turned away. But, knowledge of sports, the power of the pen, the gift to gab and his tireless work ethic have put him in a position where he is one of the best-known sports personalities in Boston.

Can you name this CHS Alumni and the year he graduated?

Answer: Gerald “Gerry” Callahan, Class of 1979 Callahan  gerry now


8/6/18 This CHS alumnae was the lead trumpeter in the Concert and Jazz band and played the first trumpet in the CHS musical Pit Orchestra. Additionally, in her senior year she was co-captain of the Girls Basketball team Kluga BB. Can you name this multitasker and the year she graduated from CHS?

Answer: Emily Kluga Kluga Srwas a polished, intense, professional and strong trumpeter who showed off her skills playing in the musical Pit Orchestras each year. Emily teaches music in New York. She graduated in 1995

7/31/18 In 1990, George Parkhurst donated $1000 to establish the CHSAA scholarship program and in the spring of 1993 the first general awards totaling $350 were handed out to deserving 2 CHS graduates. In the spring of 2018 how many scholarships were awarded to deserving seniors and post graduates?

Answer: 125 Scholarships awarded to 106 students totaling over $55,000 & $800,000 overall since 1991


7/24/18  Although not a CHS alumni, this physical education teacher and his contagious smile helped the students of CHS become a little more athletic. Additionally, he developed a special needs program in self-defense. However, he might be most recognized for his success as the football coach (18 years) who led the Lions to their first Super Bowl win in 1987 and is a member of both the CHSAA Hall Of Fame and the Mass Football Coaches Hall of Fame. 

Answer:  Tom Catio CaitoTom


7/16/18 This CHS alumni took his on stage performance to new heights as John, the oldest of the Darling children in Peter Pan and flew several times both in the Darling Home and in Never Never Land. Additionally, as a senior he led the way as the Drum Major in the CHS Marching Band. His next stop after CHS was to the Boston Conservatory to receive his music education degree with a concentration in piano.

Can you sing this Alumni’s praises and identify him and the year he graduated?

Answer: Ed Reisert  Reisert CHS '86


7/10/18 These two CHS stars were so close you didn’t always know who was who. They played in Forty Second Street, dressed identically and danced in the fast-paced dance montage scene requiring swift scene changes in different parts of the stage, which stumped the audiences. One teaches music in Connecticut, and the other has a degree in opera from Hartt and performs professionally. Who are these accomplished alums and when did they graduate?

Answer: Terry Terry & Mindy mindy Eickel CHS ’91


7/3/18 This CHS student-athlete broke the statewide meet record in the 1,000 yard run at the Red Auerbach invitation as a sophomore. As a junior this individual remained undefeated in the cross country season and placed 7th out of 200 runners at the Manhattan HS Cross Country Invitational. An inspiration to his classmates and teammates, the Chelmsford High School track and the 4th of July Road Race are named in his memory. Can you name this record setter?

Answer: John Carson  CarsonJohn


6/25/18 There is a claim, but not proven, that New Englander's are the largest consumers of ice cream. As a child growing up in Chelmsford success at a soccer game or dance recital meant a trip to Friendly's. With the closing of Friendly's, this week's "Trivia Tuesday" question is which ice cream stand in Chelmsford past or present reigns supreme?
1) Friendly's 2) Baskin Robbins (in the old Chelmsford Mall) 3) Valley Ridge, now Sully's 4) Carvel's (Drumhill) 5) Gary's

Answer: The ice cream bug was passed on from Skips Skips to Sully's Sullys according to the CHSAA Hall of Fame induction of Richard Sullivan CHS ‘75 
"For those of us lucky enough to have grown up in Chelmsford “a few years ago,” we remember the joy of going to Skip’s Ice Cream stand on Chelmsford Street. It was the place to go for families. When you were able to drive, it was the place to meet friends and enjoy the great ice cream. This is where Richard “Ricky” Sullivan began his passion for the ice cream business and the importance of a local business as an institution for a community."  


6/18/18 This CHS graduate was a high school state champion in both swimming and track. The accolades added up to an eight-time Lowell Sun All-Star and two time "Runner of the Year", while in the pool this athlete was named the MVC Division 1 "Swimmer of the Year" while helping the team to a perfect 13 – 0 record and an MVC title. After a successful high school career this CHS grad received a full scholarship to swim at Boston College and became the captain of the swim team. The Chelmsford community is fortunate to have this individual now teaching in Chelmsford.

Can you name this successful competitor and year of graduation?

Answer: Caitlin Klick-McHugh, CHS 1999  Klick


 6/12/18 International CafeThis mural called International Cafe still adorns the wall of CHS. Can you name the artists, the year it was created and the two art teachers it was dedicated to?

Answer:  Created By: Lance Wilder Wilder and Sue Unger Sue Unger; Dedicated to: CHS Art Teachers: Eric Hoover,  Paula Brown; Date:1986



5/29/18 Under the leadership of Captain/Lineman Fred Gagnon and the coaching staff of Thomas Eck, John Allen and George Klesaris this CHS football team was the first undefeated and untied team in school history capturing the Suburban championship. This team outscored its eight opponents 213-30 and registered five shutouts, including a 30-0 victory at Billerica on Thanksgiving morning.  What year did this happen? Who were the quarterbacks of this team?

Answer: 1963 64 football team   

Quarterbacks: Bob Pariseau '64 RJP Arnie Holberg '66  Arnie


5/22/18 A 1979 CHS graduate who is the only student-athlete to be a three time captain for each of the three sports she participated on and received twelve varsity letter. Inducted into the 1991 CHS Hall of Fame, she is currently a Boston sports writer.  Can you name this Grad? 

Answer: Karen Guregian Karen 79  Karen now


5/15/18 Do you remember roaming the hallways of CHS without a pass or were you an art student? If so, you should know the answer to this week’s “Trivia Tuesday” question. At the end of the hallway past the chorus room 218, the band room and Lecture Hall II is an art room/computer lab where Mr. Eric Hoover taught. What previously occupied that space c. 1984? Reminisce all about CHS at

Answer: The outdoor mini courtyard for students art/easel work, overlooking the part of the parking lot  where the Carl Rondina Performing Arts Center is now.


5/8/18 Name the 1992 CHS graduate who was a Northeast District and All State vocalist, member of the CHS Concert Choir and Vocal Jazz Ensemble,  and in his first musical was the lead male in 42nd Street, and then starred in the role of a woman in the CHS Musical, Sugar. Additionally, this talented young man was a captain on the football team.

Answer: Artie Kalos, CHS '92 Kalos CHS 92


5/1/18 A high school track star, who was a member of the CHS 1963 Class “C” State Championship team & Class “C” State Relay Championship team, became one of the most popular Life Science Teachers at the Junior High/Middle School in Chelmsford.  Inspired as a CHS student by his biology teacher Mr. George Simonian this renowned teacher was honored as the Massachusetts Biology Teacher of the Year, nominated for a Distinguished Service Award for Community Service by the United States of America Jaycees and recognized as an expert on Cooperative Learning Strategies.

Can you name this 1964 CHS Alumnus? 

Answer: Dennis Hunt CHS‘64  


4/24/18  This legend was committed to the students of CHS for 43 years as Teacher of Latin, Mathematics, History & English, additionally as an Advisor of the National Honor Society, Class, Latin Club and Drama Club. In 1964, she was honored with the Yearbook Dedication. When asked about her storied career she humbly said “I haven’t exactly set the world on fire, but I’ve tried to be a worthy member.”

Answer:  F. Christine Booth  BoothChristine


4/16/18 A 1980 graduate who helped lead the CHS boy’s hockey team to its first appearance in a tournament game at the Boston Garden and then went on to a successful professional hockey career playing in over 500 NHL games in 13 seasons. In 1990-91 and 1991-92 he was a member of the Stanley Cup winning Pittsburgh Penguins.

Can you name this professional hockey player and CHSAA Hall of Famer?

 Answer: Phil Bourque CHS’80


4/9/18 Trivia Question  The CHS softball team won the 1999 state championship over Pittsfield on a squeeze bunt in the bottom of the 7th inning for the triumphant win. Two sensational sophomores (CHS ’01) made it happen; who made the perfect bunt & who crossed the plate to score the winning run?

Answer: Lauren Gardner, CHS '01 scored the run and Annie Metz, CHS '01 bunted the ball



4/3/18 Trivia Question Noted for ending announcements or speeches with, “Make it a great day, or not, the choice is yours”. In 1972 this gentleman started his teaching career in the Chelmsford school system as a Social Studies teacher at Parker and McCarthy Middle Schools, eventually making his way to CHS where he would lead students and staff as the Dean of Hawthorne House and then as the Principal. Additionally, he made his mark as a Hall of Fame swimming coach.

Who is this inspirational leader?

Answer:  Al Thomas Thomas Al


3/27/18 Trivia Question Let's test your knowledge of the CHSAA.

  • Who are the founders of the Chelmsford HS Alumni Association?
  • In what year was the CHSAA Hall of Fame established? 
    And how many are inducted per year?
  • What new program did the CHSAA implement to create a mentoring program for CHS students?

 Answer: Founders of CHSAA: George Simonian, Bill Keohane-CHS '74; Bill Logan-CHS '78
                    Hall of Fame first inducted class: 1991; 9 candidates are inducted each year
                    New Program: SHARE


3/20/18 Trivia Question This legendary 1968 CHS graduate impacted the students of CHS as a math & physical education teacher, athletic director and coach. He coached in 6 Super Bowl Football Games, capturing 3 Bowl victories, won the State Final Hockey Championship and was named the Lowell Sun Coach of the Year five times. He is also known by his player’s for inspirational and unforgettable quotes. Such as, “What are the heights of the toilets in North Chelmsford compared to the rest of the town?” - “I know you’re just happy to be out here. But we’re not running through the forest with the bunnies and the birds” - “You are living on last year’s sweat” - “This ice costs $60 an hour and we better not waste $1 of it”

Who is this famous CHS alumni wordsmith? Share if you have another favorite quote.
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 Answer:  John “Jack” Fletcher  FletcherJohn


3/13/18 Trivia Question For 32 years (1957-1988) this passionate educator and administrator moved CHS forward! Every student sought out this biology teacher, when a “new” position needed to be filled, this leader stepped up and filled it, becoming the first athletic director, varsity cross-country coach and President of the CHS School Faculty Association.  As the key administrator of the High School, CHS became a national model for excellence, the model for international student exchange and also know for athletic excellence capturing the Boston Globe “Dalton Trophy” for best all around athletic interscholastic program seven straight years. Need another helpful hint, they say you should always dress for success, well no one wears a bow tie better! Take a guess?? If you are stumped check out the answer at

Answer: George Simonian SimonianGeorge


3/6/18 Trivia Question Here are close-up snapshots from 4 CHS musical posters.
Can you name each of the musicals and the year they were performed?
Bonus Question: can you name the artist of each poster?

Answer: KismetKismet - 1988 (art by H. Westrbook) 
                   SingingSingin' In The Rain - 1990 (art by Niki Gauthier) 
                   Secret GardenThe Secret Garden - 2009 (art by Sarah Silverman) 
                   SugarSugar - 1992 (art by Matthew Levesque)



2/27/18 Trivia Question What CHS football player scored 6 touchdowns on Thanksgiving Day to help clinch a Super Bowl berth and then scored 4 touchdowns the next week to lead the Lions to a Super Bowl Victory? Additionally, this CHS grad took his running prowess to the University of New Hampshire, rushing for over 1000 yards and 16 touchdowns as a senior while being recognized as an All-Conference player. His football career continued for 8 more years as a professional with stints with the Seattle Seahawks and the New Orleans Saints of the NFL.

Name this CHS student-athlete? What year did he help CHS capture the SuperBowl?

Answer: Dan CurranDan Curran captured the 1994 Super Bowl & graduated in 1995


2/20/18 Trivia Question On February 28, 2006 the construction began on this facility and on April 29, 2007, the ribbon was cut. This facility has allowed CHS students to perform and show off their talents.

In 2014, the facility was renamed in honor of an exceptional music teacher, who won two TAMY Awards for outstanding musical direction and received the TAMY for Lifetime Achievement. He started his career with the Chelmsford school district in 1970 and retired in 2014.

Name the facility and this exceptional teacher?

Answer: PAC Outside PACPerforming Arts Center (PAC) – RondinaCarlCarl Rondina (Music Teacher)


2/13/18 Trivia Question Although this legendary teacher did not graduate from CHS, he is considered one of the best teacher’s to have taught at Chelmsford High School. For 41 years he made learning math FUN!

During his career he was a 3-time recipient of the Senior Class Yearbook dedication ’00, ’08 and ’14.

Nationally he was recognized as a “Distinguished Teacher, White House Commission on Presidential Scholars” and was a recipient of the Teacher Award by the Harvard Club.

Can you name this legendary teacher?

Answer:   PasqualeAndrew Pasquale, Math Teacher 


2/6/18 Trivia Question This CHS graduate was a dynamic three sport athlete, who captained each of her sports during her senior campaign and was voted Most Athletic Female of her class. After CHS she took her talents to the University of Colorado and graduated with a BS Sports Medicine & Physical Education degree. And in 1980 was a member of the 1980 USA Olympic Handball team.

Who is this CHS grad and what year did she graduate?

AnswerDumont Sheryl  Sheryl Dumont CHS ‘76


1/30/18 Trivia Question This Alumnae spent 49 ½ years teaching in the Chelmsford school system. She began her career at the Princeton Street School teaching English & History and then moved to the High School to teach French, History, Geography and English before finishing her last 30 years as a guidance counselor. Additionally, she coached cheerleading, majorettes and girls’ basketball. In August of this year she will celebrate her 100th birthday.

Who is this Hall of Fame educator and what year did she graduate from CHS?

Answer: Hehir MildredMildred “Millie” Hehir, CHS ‘36


1/22/18 Trivia Question At CHS he was a 3-sport All-Scholastic, he played quarterback, was the starting point guard on a state championship basketball team and a starting catcher on a state championship baseball team. He went on to be an All-American catcher at Princeton and kicked for the football team.  He played in the Yankees minor league system and then became a highly respected educator in Dallas, TX. 
Name this successful Alumni and what year he graduated?

Answer: Holtberg ArnoldArnold "Arnie" Holtberg, CHS '66


1/16/18 Trivia Question A captain of the CHS basketball team, as well as a two year captain of his college team. For his remarkable college career he was inducted into his college’s Hall of Fame.Who is this hoopster, what year did he graduate from CHS and what college did he attend?

Answer: Dan Roche CHS 1982, Norwich University 1986


1/9/18 Trivia Question As previously discuss there have been up to four houses at CHS: Dickinson, Emerson, Hawthorne and Whittier. Which house has had the most Deans? Can you name all of the Deans from this house? One house only had one Dean! Name the house and the Dean.

Answer: Most Deans: Hawthorne with 7 Deans.  (Robert Kelly, Daniel Fleming, Angelo Taranto, Allen
Anne O'Bryant, Michael Lacava and Joshua Blagg)

                           Only One Dean: Dickinson – Donald Boucher


1/2/18 Trivia Question During her high school career this alumna sang in all of the choral groups at CHS. Voted by her classmates must likely to become famous, she is on her way after graduating from a college in Pennsylvania with a degree in acting and performance. Among her recent appearances were as a step sister in an equity production of Cinderella, and then went on to capture the lead role of Cinderella in the touring cast performances. She is currently acting and singing professionally in musical theatre. 

Answer:  Rachel Fairbanks  CHS 2010

12/26/17 Trivia Question Whose namesake adorns the CHS gymnasium and what was his/her role at                                                            CHS?

Answer: John T. Conrad, Sr.  CHS Principal 1950-1972; MSSPA Basketball Committee 
                    (Chair/Director of State Sectional Basketball Tournaments-known as “Mr. Basketball”)


12/19/17 Trivia Question He was in four CHS musicals, and starred in his last two. He graduated
                    from college with a degree in theater and acting, and was the lead in a professional production
                    of Sweeney Todd in Boston.  He is currently a middle school Principal, and still performs
                    professionally in musical theatre. 

                    Who is this successful CHS Alumni and what year did he graduate?

Answer: Chris Chew '90


12/12/17 Trivia Question The CHS winter sport season is underway with the Wrestling team 
                    looking for state 
title thirteen.  What individual wrestler holds the record for the most career wins?

 Answer: Tim Rich 2008--189 wins


12/5/17 Trivia Question   “A LEADER is someone who demonstrates what’s possible.” 
                                       How many of the Chelmsford High 
School Principals graduated from CHS? 
                                       Name them, the year they graduated and when they held the title of Principal

Answer: 3
Ann O'Bryant CHS '71 (2009-12)
Charlie Caliri CHS '90 (2012-15)
Steve Murray CHS '88 (2015-Present


11/28/17 Trivia Question  How many athletic directors have led the CHS sports program?  Can you name them?

Answer: 7  George Simonian; Tom Eck; Nathan Todaro;  Randy Whitehead; Jack Fletcher; Scott Moreau; Dan Hart


11/21/17 Trivia Question  Happy Thanksgiving, it is Trivia Tuesday. How many high schools have there been in the town
                                                        of Chelmsford?  Can you name 
them and their location?

Answer: 5

 Center High Grammar School House dated Mar 26 1895North Combined High School Grammar School N Chelmsford before 1899 1High School Billerica Rd 2 c1918CHS North RdPresent CHS 

 Center High/Grammar             North High & Grammar         Billerica Road                         North Road                                  Present CHS                                                                             
Site of Community Garden    Site of North Fire House        Site of Town Offices           Site of McCarthy Middle School        Richardson Road


11/14/17 Trivia Question  There are only 4 families who have had brothers as football Captains. Can you name the       
the brothers and the years they graduated?

Fred Gleason 1958, Bobby Gleason 1961
Paul Caito 80, John Caito 81, Tom Caito Jr 90, Mike Caito 95
Sal Lupoli 1984, Nick Lupoli 1988, Mike Lupoli 1990
Bruce Rich Jr. 2004, Eddie Rich 2005, Tim Rich 2008

Update list as provided by CHS Alumni: (Additional brother combos)
      John '73 & Matthew Kelly '74
     Andy '97 & Dom Locapo '99
     Sean '85 & Dan Curran '95
     David '95 & Kenny Fielding '99
     Bob Brown III 2006, Will Brown 2008


11/7/17 Trivia Question A picture is worth a thousand words! Which brings us to Trivia Tuesday. Can you name the School Year of this Faculty Play - Arsenic and Old Lace? Who are the 5 faculty members who acted in it?

Arsenic and Old Lace

Answer: 1963-64 

(L-R) Helen Mills, Librarian; Charlotee Carriel, English Teacher; George Betses, Business Teacher (
Future Principal); Elizabeth Lunt (English Teacher); George Simonian, Biology Teacher (Future Principal)


10/24/17 Trivia Question The class of 1997 will celebrate their 20th Reunion on Friday Nov. 24th at the Establishment in No. Chelmsford. Can you name the Alumna whose modeling career included a spread in Maxim magazine? And can you name the Alumnus who is still playing for a professional sports team?

Answer: Helen Tucker and Keith Aucoin (Currently playing in Europe for Muchen of the Deutsche Eishockey Liga)

Helen Tucker

Keith Aucoin






10/24/17 Trivia Question  In what year did the first Freshman class to attend Chelmsford High School graduate?

Answer:  1985 - with Class Advisors Ms. Demarias, Ms. Ingalls and Ms. Aquiar
                 (Remember the 9th Grade didn't move to CHS until 1981)  

3 Advisor

 Class Pic 




10/17/17 Trivia Question When the current CHS building was built it was setup with a House Plan.

1. How many "houses" were there?  
2. What were their names?  
3. The names are in honor of?  
4. What were the colors of each house?


1. 4  
2. Dickinson, Hawthorne, Emerson, Whittier 
3. Emily Dickinson (Poet), Nathaniel Hawthorne (Author), Ralph Waldo Emerson (Poet), John Greenleaf Whittier (Poet) 
4. Dickinson-Yellow, Hawthorne-Red, Emerson-Blue, Whittier-Green


10/10/17 Trivia Question  Which CHS Football team was the first to win a State Championship and who was the coach?

Answer:  1957  Coach: Joe Nolan

57 football copy

NolanJoe copy






10/3/17 Trivia Question Who was the CHS Alumni that wrote & arranged "Chelmsford High"?

       Answer:  Bernard "Bernie" Larkin  CHS '24  Click to hear the song!


9/26/17 Trivia Question What class voted for the Lion to be the official mascot of Chelmsford High School?

Answer:  1953