LYNN — The Lynn Tech Alumni Association has announced the newest members of the school’s Athletics Hall of Fame. The 2019 class of inductees includes Kathy Alukonis (1988), Antonio Anderson (2004), Diana Badger (1981), Dennis Barton (1978), Drew Bennett (1973), Kenell Broomstein (2004), Frank Cassell (1982), Dianna Chakoutis (1984), Patrick McGrath (1973), Geraldo Raffaele (1989), Craig Whicomb, Sr. (1990) and Kevin Woodbury (1976).
“I think this is an outstanding class,” said Bart Conlon, who’s the chairperson of Tech’s Hall of Fame Committee. “It covers a wide range of graduates from the 70’s all the way to those who graduated as recently as 2004. For Antonio and Kenell, this way their first year eligible.”
Conlon, a former baseball coach at Tech and Hall of Fame member himself, said choosing this year’s class wasn’t easy. Tech’s Hall of Fame Committee took its time in carefully studying the pool of candidates before making the final selections.
“We had so many good candidates,” Conlon said. “It was tough. You can’t have a whole pile of people go in at the same time. We’ll have some candidates who were nominated this time who’ll certainly get in next time.
“We were looking for success in their career field and whether or not they’ve been active in their communities, making themselves known in the areas they live in,” Conlon said. “We had a checklist of items and we also asked them to submit a resume. Other people may have nominated them. We look at the resumes. I was able to give them to everybody ahead of time and when we had our meeting everyone was familiar with everybody. It worked out well. We have a good committee.”
The Tech graduates will be officially inducted in a ceremony Saturday, May 18 at Angelica’s Restaurant in Middleton. The ceremony begins at 6 p.m. Tickets are $60 and can be purchased from Diana Badger, who can be reached at 978-815-2478.
“These people have all done well in life, dealing with people in the community and being involved in charity work,” Conlon said. “They’re a credit to the school.”