CHELMSFORD, MA — The Chelmsford High School Alumni Association Hall of Fame will welcome nine new members at an induction ceremony this weekend, the school announced.
The event will take place at 5:45 p.m. Saturday at the UMass Lowell Inn and Conference Center, located at 50 Warren St. Tickets for the event are $60 and can be purchased by contacting George Simonian at 978-256-3100 or Terry McSheehy at 978 -251-3788.
According his website, the Hall of Fame honors graduates and staff who have made significant contributions to the CHS and/or their communities in a wide range of areas. Inductees may be outstanding scholars, leaders, and/or athletes. They may have achieved great success in their chosen careers and/or made notable contributions to their communities. They may also be administrators, teachers or coaches who have gone above and beyond in their dedication to the CHS and its students.
The 2022 Hall of Fame class includes:
- Rachel (Fairbanks) Adaran (2010), Actress/Clothing Entrepreneur: A member of the CHS Theater Guild while at CHS, Adaran has performed in numerous productions and with various theater companies. She launched a clothing line called Spark & Edge in 2021.
- Kenneth Chutchian (1975), Journalist/Author/Educator: Served as editor of The Paper Lion, the CHS newspaper, and became an award-winning journalist covering national and local politics. He then became a history teacher in Maine and published a book “John Reed: Radical Journalist 1887-1920” in 2019.
- Marc Dearborn (1986, posthumously), athlete/philanthropist: An outstanding hockey player at the CHS, he created the Arpin Benevolent Fund in 2013 to provide financial assistance to victims of natural disasters and tragedies. He was also very active in the annual Run to Home Base, a Boston Red Sox-based fundraiser for clinical care for veterans and their families. Dearborn died in 2019.
- Thomas Gill (1971), artist/philanthropist: A musician and artist at CHS, Gill’s work can now be seen in venues such as Enterprise Bank, Elizabeth Hospital, Holy Family Hospital and Lowell Community Health Center. He has also exhibited works at the Whistler House Museum of Art, the Brush Gallery and Western Avenue Studios in Lowell.
- Daniel Hart (1999), Athlete/Youth Sports Advocate and Volunteer: Currently athletic director at CHS, Hart was a two-time all-conference basketball player, leading the Lions to MVC titles in 1998 and 1999. Prior to becoming an athletic director, Hart served as a student supervisor at CHS and McCarthy Middle School and he was the men’s basketball head coach at Lowell Catholic High School from 2011 to 2015. He also founded the Lion League Educational Basketball in 2006, which he owned and operated until 2017.
- Michael McLarney (1973), Tri-Sport Athlete/New England Champion Wrestler: He was a tri-sport athlete at CHS and a standout wrestler at Massachusetts Maritime Academy. He served as a United States Navy officer and merchant marine engineer, was a head wrestling coach at Bridgewater State, and was an assistant wrestling coach at Worcester Polytechnic Institute and UMass Lowell.
- Timothy McMaster (1994), Athlete/Broadcaster: A basketball star at CHS, McMaster became a sportscaster for ESPN, calling college baseball, basketball, and softball. He is also a founding member of The Athletic, a popular sports journalism website.
- Deena (Patsourakos) Ronayne (2001), actor/producer/entrepreneur: Active with the CHS Theater Guild as a student, Ronayne founded Hardly Working Promotions, which specializes in public relations and marketing for theater productions.
- John Sousa (1984), contributions/service: He was a volunteer student assistant in the CHS library as a student. Today Souza is the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of the City of Chelmsford. It has helped the city maintain its AA+ sterling bond rating.