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Minuteman Hall of Fame

The Minuteman Hall of Fame honors alumni and former teachers, staff, or coaches, who have gone above and beyond to exemplify the spirit of Minuteman High School – whether it be in the classroom, on the athletic field, in their community, or in the world of business and industry.

About the 2022 Hall of Fame Event:

Minuteman High School will host its 2022 Hall of Fame Ceremony in the fall of 2022. We are postponing the event from May to account for logistical issues and to provide a larger, more robust event that will honor the inductees in a truly memorable way. Refunds are being provided to May ticketholders; we anticipate sharing details for the fall event in September 2022.

The Minuteman Hall of Fame honors alumni and former teachers, staff, or coaches, who have gone above and beyond to exemplify the spirit of Minuteman High School – whether it be in the classroom, on the athletic field, in their community, or in the world of business and industry.

2022 Hall of Fame Inductees Announced! 

Congratulations to the 2022 inductees to the Minuteman Hall of Fame! 

Kristin Lopez Cooper ’97 – Distinguished Alumna

Kristin Lopez Cooper has owned Alish and Aston Salon and Spa of Waltham since 2007 and will soon open a second location in Billerica. Kristin comes from a large family of vocational-technical school graduates, and as a teenager worked at a salon owned by Minuteman alumni. She now employs six Minuteman graduates at her salon and travels the country as an instructor for other cosmetologists for L’Oreal Professional. She loves mentoring and teaching young professionals.
 

James Phelan ’03 – Distinguished Alumnus

James Phelan is the Vice President of Finance and Operations at Verdox, a company in Woburn that develops technology to reduce carbon emissions. James is an attorney and professional engineer with experience in finance, law, and engineering at start-up corporations. He previously oversaw financial planning and analysis for Cabot Corporation and engineered environmental controls for ExxonMobil. He holds a bachelor’s of science degree in chemical engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute and a Juris Doctor from Loyola Law School.
 

Erin Meister ’05 – Distinguished Alumna

Erin Meister is an award-winning scientific researcher and is currently a senior associate scientist for cellular process development at Bluebird Bio in Cambridge, which focuses on genetic diseases. Erin was the Class of 2005 Valedictorian, studied medial laboratory science at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, and holds numerous medical research licenses and certifications.
 

Hannah Leahy ’03 – Distinguished Alumna

Hannah Leahy pivoted from an outstanding high school athlete to become a successful sports medicine osteopath and educator. She is currently an attending physician of musculoskeletal and sports medicine for WellSpan Medical Group in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. Hannah graduated cum laude from the College of Wooster with a bachelor’s degree in biochemistry and molecular biology. She received a master’s of public health degree from the University of New England Graduate School of Public Health. Hannah has held numerous medical internships, residencies, and fellowships. She is an author of more than 20 published scholarly articles and abstracts.
 

Andy Rodenhiser ’83 – Distinguished Alumnus

Andy Rodenhiser is president and CEO of Rodenhiser Home Services, a multi-million dollar residential plumbing, heating, ventilation and air conditioning company. Rodenhiser has won numerous industry, charitable, and civic awards. He has served on several municipal committees in the town of Medway. He is particularly interested in helping veterans transition from military to civilian life, and often provides them jobs during this process. Rodenhiser is a vocal proponent of expanding opportunities for career technical education.
 

Tyler Faulkner ‘10 –  Athlete

Tyler Faulkner was a member of the Minuteman Cross Country Team from 2006-2010. He is a two-time state vocational champion, two-time Commonwealth Athletic Conference champion; and won the prestigious Catholic Memorial Invitational, beating nearly 200 competitors from across the northeastern U.S. He is known as one of the most accomplished runners in Minuteman’s school history. He was high-performing academically and well liked by his teachers and peers.
 

Bruce Flood – Service to Minuteman

Bruce Flood was posthumously nominated after working as an automotive instructor at Minuteman for 19 years. He was named Teacher of the Year in 2004, a regular chaperone and judge at SkillsUSA competitions, and received several awards for being a master automotive technician. Bruce was well known for staying extra hours to help students with automotive projects or anything they needed. He would do whatever it took to help students struggling to understand automotive skills and would routinely provide a listening ear to students and provide them life advice. He would regularly cook food for colleagues and as a friend to many.  
 

1984 Girls’ Field Hockey Team

The 1984 Girls’ Field Hockey Team was the first female athletic team at Minuteman to qualify for a state tournament in any sport. It was the first year with two new coaches, Dale Bevins and the late Sandy Lambrinos. They were new to the sport and found mentors, including a member of Team USA Field Hockey, to guide them on their journey as first-time coaches.

 

2012 Hall of Fame Inductees

  • William Blake, Master of Ceremonies 
  • Roger Eleftherakis ('83), Presented by John Eleftherakis
  • Dr. Ron Fitzgerald, Presented by Sebastian Paquette Sandy Lambrinos, John Donato
  • Beverly W. Lydiard, Presented by Joy Hartwell
  • Alice R. MacInnis, Presented by Dr. Ann Marie Gallo, Nick Papas, Presented by Ed McGonagle ('79)
  • Laura Ryan ('83), Presented by Nancy Keleman ('86)
  • 1986 Division III State Championship Hockey Team, Presented by Coach Steve Bevins

2013 Hall of Fame Inductees

  • Joe Mitchell ('83)
  • David Frizzell ('82)
  • Henry Thomas ('86)
  • Christine Callahan ('01)
  • Brandon Cranton ('03)
  • Paul Klemm ('79)
  • Jannine Baker
  • William Blake
  • John Gibbons
  • Henry Hall
  • William Coughlin

2014 Hall of Fame Inductees

  • Steven Bowden, Presented by Nicholas Papas 
  • Edward Cotton, Presented by Joseph Pitta 
  • Kevin V. Kilfoyle, Presented by Kevin Miller 
  • Shawn M. Limerick, Presented by William Coughlin 
  • Kathleen Maloney, Presented by Dana Harrington 
  • Norman D. Myerow, Presented by Carolyn Myerow

2015 Hall of Fame Inductees

  • Richard Glynn, Presented by William J. Blake, Jr. 
  • Dana Ham, Presented by Ford Spalding 
  •  Jason Crowdle, Presented by George DuGuay 
  • Anthony J. Loprette, III, Presented by William J. Blake, Jr. 
  • Kristin Herman White
  • James Amara
  • George Kurt
  • 2004 Varsity Basketball Team, Presented by Alan Colarusso and Steve Evans

2016 Hall of Fame Inductees

  • Joyce Cusack 
  • Kathleen Domenicucci
  • Steve Fernandes
  • Ken Lanzilli
  • Sebastian R. Paquette 
  • Heidi Pitard
  • Janice M. Smith
  • Ford Spalding
  • 1978-1979 Boys’ Basketball Team: Paul Babineau, Steve Bowden,  
  • John Evans, Peter Haxton, George Holly, Don Howard, Paul Klemm,  
  • Ed McGonagle, Frank Markiewicz,   Peter Meade, Mark Palaima, Nick Papas, Donovan Reid, Dan Sullivan, Paul Szidat, Mark Wirzberger, Coach Paul Wysocki

2017 Hall of Fame Inductees

  • DeAnne Dupont 
  • Dick Lee  
  • Jody Bobbitt Zolli  
  • David E. Jones  
  • Robert B. McCarthy Jr. 
  • William Callahan 
  • Eliza Leahy 
  • Randy LeBlanc 
  • 2002 Girls Basketball Team:   
  • Sharon Phelan, Kathleen Gildea, Brittany Gamber, Trista Manchuso, Sophia Mothersil, Kathy Montrevil , Hannah Leahy, Paris Sanders, Jen Kelly, Jaclyn White, Lisa Miller, Amie Beggan, John Fusco, Chris Danielson

2018 Hall of Fame Inductees

  • Gerry McGrann, Presented by Anne Potter Gradeski 
  • Jim Hayes, Presented by William Blake 
  • Frank A. Domenichella, III, Presented by Lorraine M. Giordano, MD  
  • William Powers, Presented by Joe Amorsino 
  • Scott J. Lambrinos, Presented by Nick Papas 
  • Mark Palaima, Presented by Nick Papas 
  • Rebecca Richards Cox, Presented by Jeffery Cox     
  • 2006 Girls Basketball Team, Presented by John Skogstrom   
  • Alice Ofria, Abby Dornbusch, Keneisha Debnam, Melinda Daniels, Cynara T. Rustin, Molly Clark Mullen, Shaina Digiacomo, Jessica Williams, Kaswana Debnam, Lauren Wuthrich, Ashley Val, Eliza Leahy, Sam Sexer, John Skogstrom, Rob Russell, Kevin Sheerin

2022 Hall of Fame Inductees

See above