Twelve distinguished Central High School graduates will be inducted into the school’s Hall of Fame May 7 at a banquet to be held at Manchester’s Radisson Hotel, according to Dr. Michael Murphy, chair of the Hall of Fame committee.
The inductees include John Baraniak, an accomplished attorney; the late Louis Benezet, former president of Colorado College; Howard Brodsky, president of Carpet One; Dr. Jennifer Cohen Takagishi, a noted pediatrician; Nick Covatis, legendary Central science teacher; John Kacavas, former U.S. Attorney; Robert Miller, an attorney and author; Ellen O’Neil, Central track star and coach of the Smith College track team; Dr. Gary Proulx, the medical director of Exeter Hospital’s department of radiation oncology; Robert Schiavone, former Central High School principal; Chris Schneider, Central athletic standout; and Doug Wenners, president of Anthem Blue Cross’s northeast region.
Proceeds from the dinner will be used to erect a memorial on Central’s campus to graduates who died in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Tickets to the event are available and may be purchased by contacting Hall of Fame committee members Chris Kehas at 603-625-9587 or Roland Blanchard at 603-623-7970.
The Hall of Fame was founded in 1996. Inductees include Olympic gold medalist Bob Beattie; John Sullivan, former secretary of the Navy; Chip Kelly, head coach of the San Francisco 49ers; and comedian Adam Sandler.