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May 6, 2013

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Methuen High to induct new Hallof Fame class

The Methuen High School Alumni Association inducted eight graduates and one faculty member into its Hall of Fame Friday at the Merrimack Valley Golf Club.

The 2013 inductees are:

Ernest Mack, class of 1941, who has served as chairman of the Historical Committee, Ernest received such titles as “The Official Historian for the City of Methuen” and published Bridges of the Past as one volume of the Merrimack Valley Preservation Organization.

Dr. Thomas Perrault Sr., class of 1954 a member of the first graduating class of Tenney High School who is the founder of Perrault Chiropractic Offices and a former member of the School Committee.

Kenneth Bourassa, class of 1969, who is a former Methuen Fire Chief and a distinguished firefighter.

Mitchell Garabedian, class of 1969, is a prominent lawyer and founder of a Boston law firm who graduated from Boston University with a B.A., Northeastern University with an M.A. and the New England School of Law and was named the Massachusetts Lawyer of the Year in 2002.

Arthur Hutton, class of 1973, who founded his own construction business and has been extremely active in his community, particularly through the Methuen Exchange Club,

Richard Dewhirst, class of 1976, who is a graduate of Fitchburg State College and the New England Institute of Applied Arts and Sciences, the owner of Dewhirst Family Funeral and Cremation Care, a four generation family business, and deeply involved in community service, ranging from immediate past Chairman of the Merrimack Valley Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors to Trustee of the Methuen Memorial Music Hall.

Dorothy Hitchmoth, class of 1988, who is currently Chief of Optometry for the Department of Veteran Affairs Medical Center at White River Junction in Vermont, a clinical and didactic instructor for Dartmouth medical students and residents, and a former New Hampshire Optometric Association President.

Kelly Kinneen, class of 1995, graduated Harvard with a BA in English and Literature and Columbia in the School of International and Public Affairs and worked her way to the Executive Office of the President in the Office of Management and Budget.; and David Whiting as faculty, who instructed thousands of students at the old Tenney High School and Methuen High School and served as Senior Class Advisor for a remarkable thirty-five years.

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