The Milton High School Class of 1972 is proud to present its first MHS Class of '72 Community Award to Michael McDonnell of the MHS Class of 2023!
Michael demonstrated an ability to facilitate respect and understanding of different perspectives in achieving common goals benefitting one or more individuals, groups or the community at large. Presenting the award at the Milton High School Awards Night on Tuesday, May 30, 2023 were
Valerie Salvoni and Dale Carberry. A number of classmates also attended the event to cheer them on.
Congratulations Michael, we're sure you'll do well in your future endeavors!
Above: MHS Class of '72 Community Award recipient Michael McDonnell, center, takes a selfie with some of his Milton High Class of 2023 classmates.
(Photo courtesy of Tom Gorman, Patriot-Ledger)
The MHS Class of ‘72 Community Award is granted to a graduating senior who has shown through their deeds and demeanor
to be an individual whose character exemplifies the value of positive civil discourse, civic engagement, and concern for the general welfare of others.
The Award recognizes the recipient’s capacity to work amicably and collaboratively with others and engender trust and respect in
contributing to positive results in situations as varied as aid to a single person, informal or self-initiated projects, or through more
traditionally recognized groups or programs associated with the school, the community or other civic or charitable activities.
The recipient has exhibited through the substance of their actions to be a person who always strives to bring people together and make their relevant world, large or small, a better place.
It is hoped that this Award will encourage the recipient to reflect on the promise that others see in them, so that
they will continue to be a positive influence in whatever community they choose to call theirs.
The recipient may use the honorarium for any expenses related to the advancement of their chosen path upon graduation, such as:
tuition for further academic studies; advancement of trade skills or related accreditations or certifications; defraying of
expenses incurred in preparation for military service or engaging in a charitable endeavor.
THANKS to everyone who donated to the MHS Class of '72 Community Award, if you wish to donate to continue this
worthwhile and continuing endeavor, you may help by sending a tax-deductible contribution to the
MHS Class of ‘72 Scholarship Fund, ℅ Treasurer's Office, Milton Town Hall, 525 Canton Avenue, Milton, MA 02186.
Let’s continue to be the “class” of ’72!
Back Row: Kenneth O’Neill, Jack Fidler, Robert Connelly, Michael Feldman, Robert Lobban, Lawrence Spunt, Michael Elliott, Robert McAuliffe, Edward Livingstone, Richard (Rick) Boyd, Stephen Hefler, Stephen Hamilton, Steven Baranowski.
Fourth Row: Ruth Pinkus, Michael Wluka, Robert Klehm, Maureen Blake Brennan, Joseph Fahey, Rebecca Goodman Rosenthal, Marcia Howes Lorentzen, Susan Cercone, Margaret Hansbury Donovan, Christopher Sands, Peter Keenan, Nancy Taylor Mearn, John Tobin.
Third Row: David Ogar, Stephen Berger, Jeffrey Wayne, Christopher Geden, Marianne Holland, Arlene Vernon, Joseph Gibbons, Judy McGrath McNulty, John (Matty) McClellan.
Seated: Donna Weiner Cowan, Deborah Zona Mason, Ellen Bayard Ward, Joanne Rudinsky Campanella, Diane Ogden Sheehan, Jane Horan Johnson, Carol Angeloni Beebe.
Front Row: Peter Short, Merrill Davidson, Erick Pilsmaker, Gary Bornstein, Valerie Salvoni, Robert Panora, Daniel McGrath.
On Saturday evening, October 15, 2022, I had the privilege of speaking to all of you who were able to attend our Class of ‘72 50th Reunion Gala. In my haste, I now realize that I neglected to give everyone their due. So, I’d like to make amends here and offer a final word (or two).
In introducing the members of the Reunion Organizing Committee, I failed to mention Christopher Sands and Brian Devin. In our early meetings, Chris helped steer our discussion to be mindful of our classmates health. With his clear and unambiguous input, we crafted a respectful message in order to achieve that goal. Brian’s leadership and experience helped shape numerous discussions and decisions. His time, contributions and wisdom played an important part in reaching our objective…a fun, memorable weekend.
Here is the full list of your classmates who worked diligently to bring our reunion to fruition. Donna Weiner Cowan, Stephen Hamilton, Valerie Salvoni, Dale Carberry, Merrill Davidson, Brian Devin, Mary Ellen Garrity-Sullivan, Christopher Sands, Robert Connelly, Peter Keenan, Robert McAuliffe, Denise Decelle, Catherine Garvin Fillman, Ruth Pinkus, David Conkling and myself, Joe Gibbons. We thank you for all of your suggestions and support…especially for our Class of 1972 Scholarship Initiative.
Thanks, too, to Marianne Holland, Valerie Salvoni, Robert McAuliffe, and Stephen Hamilton for sharing their treasure trove of memorabilia. I know for certain that it was greatly appreciated. Also we would like to thank Donnie Lopez from Lopez the Florist for his lovely flowers, DJ Bruce Sheehan and Barbara Garofano for her wonderful photography.
Thanks for coming to any or all of the Reunion events. Without your presence, support and sharing, our reunion wouldn’t have been quite as much fun and memorable. Please post or share in whatever your photos. In time, they will become a part of our class storyline.
Until we meet again, Please Be Safe, Be Well and keep up with your classmates. They were and remain significant in each of our lives!
Carol Bibinski Wells and her husband John.
Bob Lobban with his winning Whiz Kids shirt!
Donna Weiner Cowan, Steve Berger and Ellen Bayard Ward.
Dave Conkling, Ed Livingstone, Bob Connelly, Bob McAuliffe and Bob Klehm.
Judy McGrath McNulty, Valerie Salvoni and Judy Morris share some laughs!
Becky Goodman Rosenthal and Dave Conkling enjoy the brunch.
Meg Connelly (Bob Connelly's wife) shares a laugh with Bob McAuliffe.
Jeffrey Wayne, Steve Berger, Arlene Vernon, Debbie Zola Mason, Larry Spunt and Mike Wluka.
Steve Hefler always shows off his unique dapper style!
Steve Hefler explaining his point of view to Valerie Salvoni...
Bill Johnson (Jane Horan Johnson's husband), Denise Decelle, Dale Carberry, Jane Horan Johnson and Chris Geden.
Marianne Holland and Val Salvoni.
Lillian Amaru Robertson
Dorothy Brown Hughes
Mary Cook Barbone
Kathleen Coughlin McCown
Charlotte M. Donahue
Catherine Donovan O’Connor
Cindy Ernest Stewart
Jo Ann Farrow
Anne Marie Glynn
Barbara Goldstein Perlmutter
Jeanne Harrington Garrant
Linda Hickey Catts
Joyce Landau Bennett
Mary Linda MacInnis Banik
Tara McInerney Faverty
Diane M. Rioux
Joanne Stern Zane
Donis Tatro Lewis
Donna Thompson Lutz
Milton, Massachusetts 02186