Lynn English High School is accepting nominations for its Hall of Fame. Nominations will be accepted until May 31, 2019. The induction ceremony will be held October 8, 2019 at Spinelli’s on Route 1 in Lynnfield, MA. Nominations must be mailed to the Lynn English High School Hall of Fame Committee (50 Goodridge Street, Lynn, MA, 01902). Nominations should include a letter explaining why the Lynn English alumnus/a would make a great addition to the Hall of Fame (i.e., athletic reasons, professional reasons, contributions to society, to Lynn English High School or to the City of Lynn). Feel free to also include any media or supporting materials with the nomination.
Thomas J. Whelan was a graduate of Lynn English and later the Principal and Athletic Director at the school during the 1940’s and 1950’s. Before beginning a career in education, Mr. Whelan was one of the first two-sport professional athletes in the country, playing both baseball and football professionally. He played on the world championship Canton Bulldogs with Jim Thorpe in 1919 and 1920. He had a passion for education and helped inspire and find funding so that many LEHS students could continue their education. All five of Mr. Whelan’s children also attended LEHS and impacted the school in many positive ways throughout the years. As a way to honor their grandfather and parents, in 2006, the grandchildren of Mr. Whelan established the Whelan Family Scholarship which helps a student athlete pursue a four year degree.
Brian S. Gilmore Memorial
Brian was born in Lynn, MA on June 7, 1963. He excelled in school, graduating from Lynn English High School Class of 1981 and Bryant College in 1985. Upon graduation, he worked for the Massachusetts State Auditor’s Office. He later received his Master’s degree in Political Science from Northeastern University. Brian spent many years working for the Federal Government at the Tip O’Neill Building in Boston at the office of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). He transferred to the Miami, Florida office in 2001 where he became the Director of HUD for the Southeastern Florida Region. Brian was passionate about traveling and learning about other cultures. He leaves a legacy of having friends all across the country and around the world. Brian was just a nice guy. He lived in such a way that if anyone said anything bad about him, no one would believe it. He was patient, kind and understanding of others. He excelled in his career because he was open-minded and wanted to assist others.
Allan Ditchfield, Class of 1955, established this $3,000 scholarship to recognize the achievements of those Lynn English students who live in the Highlands neighborhood of Lynn.
George Richardson Memorial
This scholarship only requires you to write a paragraph of 4-6 sentences telling something about you and attach a letter of recommendation from someone who has known you for at least two years.
Conlon Family Memorial
To honor the memory of Michael J. Conlon, Lynn English High School, Class of 1992, and Babson College, Class of 1996, a Memorial Scholarship has been established. An award of $1,500 will be given to one senior from each of Lynn’s three public high schools. The award is to be presented during Senior Awards Night to a male/female who best meets the qualifications listed on the application. Sadly, Michael’s sister died on February 10, 2011, from Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma. Michelle also graduated from Lynn English, Class of 1990, and Babson, Class of 1994. The Conlon family has decided to award this scholarship in memory of both Michael and Michelle whose school and sports careers truly mirrored each other.
McMahon Publishing Group
McMahon Publishing Group will be offering a $3,000 ( $12,000 total ) scholarship each year for four years of a college to a deserving student-athlete from Lynn English High School. Any athlete will be considered, but special consideration will be given to athletes meeting the following criteria: (1) Be the first child in the family to attend college, (2) Be a varsity athlete, male or female, (3) Have financial need, (4) Graduate with a minimum “C” average or better, (5) Plan to attend a four-year state college or university, and (6) To maintain the scholarship while in college, you must be a member of a varsity sports team. Each semester, your transcripts must be provided. A minimum 2.0 or “C” average is required to receive your scholarship funds.
Lynn English Class of 1966
The Lynn English Class of 1966 annually provides a $1,000 scholarship to a graduating senior. Criteria: (1) top 40% of class, (2) attended LEHS full time for a minimum of three years, (3) accepted to an accredited two or four year institution of higher education, and (4) participated in athletic, extracurricular or community service endeavors.
Dawn Angelopoulos Memorial
Dawn Angelopoulos was a graduate of Lynn English High School and Salem State College. She was a wonderful friend, wife and mother who cared deeply for her community. In 2012, Dawn passed away following a difficult battle with breast cancer. Dawn’s memory lives on within her family and friends. To honor Dawn, preserve her memory and allow her to continue to help others, the Dawn Angelopoulos Memorial Scholarship was started in 2013. This scholarship will be awarded to a graduating Lynn English High School senior who is accepted for enrollment at Salem State University. The successful candidate will be someone who, like Dawn, worked hard at Lynn English and chose Salem State as a means of expanding horizons and helping the community. The scholarship is a $2,000 non-renewable award.
Joseph R. Modugno Memorial
Joseph was born during the Depression and was the devoted son of Italian immigrants. He had determination and faith in himself, and with the assistance of the teachers and his football coach at LEHS, he received the opportunity of a lifetime. He was accepted to Brewster Academy and then to the University of Connecticut on football scholarships. Criteria: (1) Senior planning to attend a four-year college or university, (2) Minimum GPA 3.0, (3) Varsity team member; (4) Completed application, including a copy of transcript and 2 recommendations, (one must be from your coach.)
The O’Brien Foundation, founded by prominent Lynn businessman James W. O’Brien, is Lynn English’s largest benefactor. James W. O’Brien was orphaned at age 13, but he achieved financial success in the leather industry. The O’Brien Foundation has donated more than $3,000,000 in scholarship money to Lynn English students since 1981.