The greater Canton community is welcome to attend the upcoming Canton High School Alumni Weekend events, including Friday night’s Wall of Fame induction banquet.
The Wall of Fame, started in 2002, honors Canton High School graduates that have made a positive impact in their communities.
The event kicks off several alumni weekend activities, including alumni field hockey and soccer games. Several high school games are scheduled as well. A complete list of activities can be found in the attached .pdf.
This year the following individuals are being inducted to the “Wall of Fame.”
- Tim LeGeyt, Class of 1969 — an attorney, 33-year teacher in the Canton schools and current state representative for the 17th District.
- Teresa Martin Dotson, Class of 1984 — a registered dietitian who has received several grants for local wellness programs. She has also volunteered for many PTO and school-related activities.
- The late David Whirty, Class of 1973 — a 25-year police officer, member of the town of Canton Volunteer fire and EMS Department, mason, and second lieutenant with the First Company Governor’s Horse Guards.
- Bruce Lockwood, Class of 1983 — who has served as the town’s fire marshal, with the town of Canton Volunteer Fire and EMS Department, as town selectman, soccer coach and as Cawasa Grange’s 2010 Citizen of the Year. He is also a professional firefighter in East Hartford, a private consultant and has served on many state and national boards that deal with emergency preparedness and homeland security.
- Mike O’Brien, Class of 1960, who has restored classic cars on a business and personal level for 37 years. He is also a member of the 100 Club, which assists families of police and firefighters killed in the line of duty.
- Jim Bahre, Class of 1949, who served more than 40 years in the biotech industry before retirement in 2002. His work consisted of stints with the E.I. DuPont Company, the Beckman Company and the Bentagen and Fuji Company. In 1985 he received the National Institute of Health Director’s Award. He lives in Rockville, MD and has been an active coach, church member and horseman.
“I am very excited to welcome back all the Canton High School Alumni this weekend for Alumni Weekend,” said Dr. Jordan Grossman, assistant superintendent of schools. “The rich tradition of pride and excellence of Canton High School Alumni at its best will be on display this weekend.”
Grossman said people are still welcome to make reservations for the $15 dinner and ceremony. It starts at 6:30 p.m. at Canton High School. Those who wish to attend can call Lisa Davidson at 860-693-7707 to reserve a spot and get more details.