Tuesday, October 18, 2011

16th Annual NPHS Alumni Hall of Fame Ceremony Held Oct. 15

This is the first of numerous stories that I'll post over the next week about the 16th annual North Plainfield High Alumni Hall of Fame Induction and Awards Ceremony. It was held Saturday, Oct. 15, at the Italian American Club on Somerset Street. 

Five people were inducted into the Hall of Fame and they are shown in the photo above (from left to right:  Howard Polskin (me), class of 1969; Dr. Robert Chapman, class of 1967; Ernest Jaeger, a former NPHS teacher; Steve Schmidt, class of 1988; and Richard Williams, class of 1962. 

More than 130 people attended the event, which began with a cocktail hour from 6 to 7 p.m.  Steve Novak, Master of Ceremonies, and Bob Kirchberger, Chairman of the NPHS Alumni Hall of Fame Committee,  welcomed the crowd. They paid tribute to Mario Caruso who was a driving force in the Hall of Fame and in many North Plainfield-related activities until his death last year.  That was followed by a buffet dinner.  

I'll post more photos and have additional details later this week.  Stay tuned.   

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