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CHSAA Tuesday Trivia Questions &Answers
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9/18/18 Which wall mural at Chelmsford High School was a result of the student artists getting lost going to Portfolio Day? And can you name the CHS alumni artists and when they graduated?

 Answer:   Boston skyline mural in the cafe BostonJohn Krause, CHS '86 Krause CHS 86, Janet Olney, CHS '86 Olney CHS 86, both professional artists.

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9/10/18  As a senior this CHS alumnae was the co-captain of the varsity swim team and was presented the Most Dedicated Swimmer award. Additionally, she received the Co-female Student of the Year award. Following her successful CHS career she graduated from the US Naval Academy and had a highly successful naval career as an Intelligence Officer achieving the rank of Captain.  Can you name this intelligent Alumni and the year she graduated?

Answer:  Lucy Simonian Lucy CHS ‘82

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9/4/18 Can you name the CHS Alumni and his graduation year that traveled the furthest away from CHS to attend Art School? Bonus, what was the name of the school and in what country was it located? 

Answer: Jeff Lurvey ’94  Jeff Lurvey 94School of Fine Arts University of Canterbury Christchurch, New Zealand

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8/28/18  From his own description can you name this exceptional CHS Alumni who illustrates the New York Times editorial series “Modern Love” and the year he graduated? “I was like most other art kids in high school, drawing crazy realistic images of water, self-portraits, reflections, etc.—the usual stuff.  Rea ArtMy high school art teacher, Eric Hoover was incredible though—he ran a wonderful art program that inspired hundreds of kids to pursue art/ illustration in college. Which I did, at Maryland Institute College of Art”

Answer: Brian Rea CHS '89  Brian Rea 89 

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8/21/18 This CHS graduate was an All-America swimmer. He was crowned “Swimmer of the Year” and was selected a Merrimack Valley Conference, Lowell Sun, Boston Globe and Boston Herald All-Star several times. An outstanding butterflyer, he still holds the CHS record for the 100 meter butterfly. His outstanding high school career led him to the University of Miami where he earned All-American honors while earning his B.A. in finance.  

Take a breath and name this CHS alumni and the year he graduated

Answer: Norman Schippert, CHS '81  Schippert

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8/14/18  This CHS alumni calmed his nerves at football tryouts by reciting the jersey numbers from 0 to 99 of various NFL players, starting with their jersey number, name, position played and how many bars their helmet face mask had. For example, “Number 0, Jim Otto, Center, Full cage...” He also stated at graduation that he was graduating having only read one book. He took his football talents to the University of Maine, but transferred after one year to UMass Amherst to focus solely on his academics. As a college sophomore he applied to become a member of the school’s Daily Collegian newspaper only to be turned away. But, knowledge of sports, the power of the pen, the gift to gab and his tireless work ethic have put him in a position where he is one of the best-known sports personalities in Boston.

Can you name this CHS Alumni and the year he graduated?

Answer: Gerald “Gerry” Callahan, Class of 1979 Callahan  gerry now

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8/6/18 This CHS alumnae was the lead trumpeter in the Concert and Jazz band and played the first trumpet in the CHS musical Pit Orchestra. Additionally, in her senior year she was co-captain of the Girls Basketball team Kluga BB. Can you name this multitasker and the year she graduated from CHS?

Answer: Emily Kluga Kluga Srwas a polished, intense, professional and strong trumpeter who showed off her skills playing in the musical Pit Orchestras each year. Emily teaches music in New York. She graduated in 1995

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7/31/18 In 1990, George Parkhurst donated $1000 to establish the CHSAA scholarship program and in the spring of 1993 the first general awards totaling $350 were handed out to deserving 2 CHS graduates. In the spring of 2018 how many scholarships were awarded to deserving seniors and post graduates?

Answer: 125 Scholarships awarded to 106 students totaling over $55,000 & $800,000 overall since 1991

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7/24/18  Although not a CHS alumni, this physical education teacher and his contagious smile helped the students of CHS become a little more athletic. Additionally, he developed a special needs program in self-defense. However, he might be most recognized for his success as the football coach (18 years) who led the Lions to their first Super Bowl win in 1987 and is a member of both the CHSAA Hall Of Fame and the Mass Football Coaches Hall of Fame. 

Answer:  Tom Catio CaitoTom

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7/16/18 This CHS alumni took his on stage performance to new heights as John, the oldest of the Darling children in Peter Pan and flew several times both in the Darling Home and in Never Never Land. Additionally, as a senior he led the way as the Drum Major in the CHS Marching Band. His next stop after CHS was to the Boston Conservatory to receive his music education degree with a concentration in piano.

Can you sing this Alumni’s praises and identify him and the year he graduated?

Answer: Ed Reisert  Reisert CHS '86

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7/10/18 These two CHS stars were so close you didn’t always know who was who. They played in Forty Second Street, dressed identically and danced in the fast-paced dance montage scene requiring swift scene changes in different parts of the stage, which stumped the audiences. One teaches music in Connecticut, and the other has a degree in opera from Hartt and performs professionally. Who are these accomplished alums and when did they graduate?

 Answer: Terry Terry & Mindy mindy Eickel CHS ’91

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7/3/18 This CHS student-athlete broke the statewide meet record in the 1,000 yard run at the Red Auerbach invitation as a sophomore. As a junior this individual remained undefeated in the cross country season and placed 7th out of 200 runners at the Manhattan HS Cross Country Invitational. An inspiration to his classmates and teammates, the Chelmsford High School track and the 4th of July Road Race are named in his memory. Can you name this record setter?

Answer: John Carson  CarsonJohn

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6/25/18 There is a claim, but not proven, that New Englander's are the largest consumers of ice cream. As a child growing up in Chelmsford success at a soccer game or dance recital meant a trip to Friendly's. With the closing of Friendly's, this week's "Trivia Tuesday" question is which ice cream stand in Chelmsford past or present reigns supreme?
1) Friendly's 2) Baskin Robbins (in the old Chelmsford Mall) 3) Valley Ridge, now Sully's 4) Carvel's (Drumhill) 5) Gary's

Answer: The ice cream bug was passed on from Skips Skips to Sully's Sullys according to the CHSAA Hall of Fame induction of Richard Sullivan CHS ‘75 
"For those of us lucky enough to have grown up in Chelmsford “a few years ago,” we remember the joy of going to Skip’s Ice Cream stand on Chelmsford Street. It was the place to go for families. When you were able to drive, it was the place to meet friends and enjoy the great ice cream. This is where Richard “Ricky” Sullivan began his passion for the ice cream business and the importance of a local business as an institution for a community."  

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6/18/18 This CHS graduate was a high school state champion in both swimming and track. The accolades added up to an eight-time Lowell Sun All-Star and two time "Runner of the Year", while in the pool this athlete was named the MVC Division 1 "Swimmer of the Year" while helping the team to a perfect 13 – 0 record and an MVC title. After a successful high school career this CHS grad received a full scholarship to swim at Boston College and became the captain of the swim team. The Chelmsford community is fortunate to have this individual now teaching in Chelmsford.

Can you name this successful competitor and year of graduation?

Answer: Caitlin Klick-McHugh, CHS 1999  Klick

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 6/12/18 International CafeThis mural called International Cafe still adorns the wall of CHS. Can you name the artists, the year it was created and the two art teachers it was dedicated to?

Answer:  Created By: Lance Wilder Wilder and Sue Unger Sue Unger; Dedicated to: CHS Art Teachers: Eric Hoover,  Paula Brown; Date:1986

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5/29/18 Under the leadership of Captain/Lineman Fred Gagnon and the coaching staff of Thomas Eck, John Allen and George Klesaris this CHS football team was the first undefeated and untied team in school history capturing the Suburban championship. This team outscored its eight opponents 213-30 and registered five shutouts, including a 30-0 victory at Billerica on Thanksgiving morning.  What year did this happen? Who were the quarterbacks of this team?

Answer: 1963 64 football team   

Quarterbacks: Bob Pariseau '64 RJP Arnie Holberg '66  Arnie

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5/22/18 A 1979 CHS graduate who is the only student-athlete to be a three time captain for each of the three sports she participated on and received twelve varsity letter. Inducted into the 1991 CHS Hall of Fame, she is currently a Boston sports writer.  Can you name this Grad? 

Answer: Karen Guregian Karen 79  Karen now

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5/15/18 Do you remember roaming the hallways of CHS without a pass or were you an art student? If so, you should know the answer to this week’s “Trivia Tuesday” question. At the end of the hallway past the chorus room 218, the band room and Lecture Hall II is an art room/computer lab where Mr. Eric Hoover taught. What previously occupied that space c. 1984? Reminisce all about CHS at chsalumni.org

Answer: The outdoor mini courtyard for students art/easel work, overlooking the part of the parking lot  where the Carl Rondina Performing Arts Center is now.

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5/8/18 Name the 1992 CHS graduate who was a Northeast District and All State vocalist, member of the CHS Concert Choir and Vocal Jazz Ensemble,  and in his first musical was the lead male in 42nd Street, and then starred in the role of a woman in the CHS Musical, Sugar. Additionally, this talented young man was a captain on the football team.

Answer: Artie Kalos, CHS '92 Kalos CHS 92

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5/1/18 A high school track star, who was a member of the CHS 1963 Class “C” State Championship team & Class “C” State Relay Championship team, became one of the most popular Life Science Teachers at the Junior High/Middle School in Chelmsford.  Inspired as a CHS student by his biology teacher Mr. George Simonian this renowned teacher was honored as the Massachusetts Biology Teacher of the Year, nominated for a Distinguished Service Award for Community Service by the United States of America Jaycees and recognized as an expert on Cooperative Learning Strategies.

Can you name this 1964 CHS Alumnus? 

Answer: Dennis Hunt CHS‘64  

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4/24/18  This legend was committed to the students of CHS for 43 years as Teacher of Latin, Mathematics, History & English, additionally as an Advisor of the National Honor Society, Class, Latin Club and Drama Club. In 1964, she was honored with the Yearbook Dedication. When asked about her storied career she humbly said “I haven’t exactly set the world on fire, but I’ve tried to be a worthy member.”

Answer:  F. Christine Booth  BoothChristine

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4/16/18 A 1980 graduate who helped lead the CHS boy’s hockey team to its first appearance in a tournament game at the Boston Garden and then went on to a successful professional hockey career playing in over 500 NHL games in 13 seasons. In 1990-91 and 1991-92 he was a member of the Stanley Cup winning Pittsburgh Penguins.

Can you name this professional hockey player and CHSAA Hall of Famer?

 Answer: Phil Bourque CHS’80

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4/9/10 Trivia Question  The CHS softball team won the 1999 state championship over Pittsfield on a squeeze bunt in the bottom of the 7th inning for the triumphant win. Two sensational sophomores (CHS ’01) made it happen; who made the perfect bunt & who crossed the plate to score the winning run?

Answer: Lauren Gardner, CHS '01 scored the run and Annie Metz, CHS '01 bunted the ball

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4/3/18 Trivia Question Noted for ending announcements or speeches with, “Make it a great day, or not, the choice is yours”. In 1972 this gentleman started his teaching career in the Chelmsford school system as a Social Studies teacher at Parker and McCarthy Middle Schools, eventually making his way to CHS where he would lead students and staff as the Dean of Hawthorne House and then as the Principal. Additionally, he made his mark as a Hall of Fame swimming coach.

Who is this inspirational leader?

Answer:  Al Thomas Thomas Al

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3/27/18 Trivia Question Let's test your knowledge of the CHSAA.

  • Who are the founders of the Chelmsford HS Alumni Association?
  • In what year was the CHSAA Hall of Fame established? 
    And how many are inducted per year?
  • What new program did the CHSAA implement to create a mentoring program for CHS students?

 Answer: Founders of CHSAA: George Simonian, Bill Keohane-CHS '74; Bill Logan-CHS '78
                    Hall of Fame first inducted class: 1991; 9 candidates are inducted each year
                    New Program: SHARE

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3/20/18 Trivia Question This legendary 1968 CHS graduate impacted the students of CHS as a math & physical education teacher, athletic director and coach. He coached in 6 Super Bowl Football Games, capturing 3 Bowl victories, won the State Final Hockey Championship and was named the Lowell Sun Coach of the Year five times. He is also known by his player’s for inspirational and unforgettable quotes. Such as, “What are the heights of the toilets in North Chelmsford compared to the rest of the town?” - “I know you’re just happy to be out here. But we’re not running through the forest with the bunnies and the birds” - “You are living on last year’s sweat” - “This ice costs $60 an hour and we better not waste $1 of it”

Who is this famous CHS alumni wordsmith? Share if you have another favorite quote.
Can’t wait to know the answer….go to www.chsalumni.org

 

 Answer:  John “Jack” Fletcher  FletcherJohn

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3/13/18 Trivia Question For 32 years (1957-1988) this passionate educator and administrator moved CHS forward! Every student sought out this biology teacher, when a “new” position needed to be filled, this leader stepped up and filled it, becoming the first athletic director, varsity cross-country coach and President of the CHS School Faculty Association.  As the key administrator of the High School, CHS became a national model for excellence, the model for international student exchange and also know for athletic excellence capturing the Boston Globe “Dalton Trophy” for best all around athletic interscholastic program seven straight years. Need another helpful hint, they say you should always dress for success, well no one wears a bow tie better! Take a guess?? If you are stumped check out the answer at www.chsalumni.org

Answer: George Simonian SimonianGeorge

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3/6/18 Trivia Question Here are close-up snapshots from 4 CHS musical posters.
Can you name each of the musicals and the year they were performed?
Bonus Question: can you name the artist of each poster?

Answer: KismetKismet - 1988 (art by H. Westrbook) 
                   SingingSingin' In The Rain - 1990 (art by Niki Gauthier) 
                   Secret GardenThe Secret Garden - 2009 (art by Sarah Silverman) 
                   SugarSugar - 1992 (art by Matthew Levesque)

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2/27/18 Trivia Question What CHS football player scored 6 touchdowns on Thanksgiving Day to help clinch a Super Bowl berth and then scored 4 touchdowns the next week to lead the Lions to a Super Bowl Victory? Additionally, this CHS grad took his running prowess to the University of New Hampshire, rushing for over 1000 yards and 16 touchdowns as a senior while being recognized as an All-Conference player. His football career continued for 8 more years as a professional with stints with the Seattle Seahawks and the New Orleans Saints of the NFL.

Name this CHS student-athlete? What year did he help CHS capture the SuperBowl?

Answer: Dan CurranDan Curran captured the 1994 Super Bowl & graduated in 1995

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2/20/18 Trivia Question On February 28, 2006 the construction began on this facility and on April 29, 2007, the ribbon was cut. This facility has allowed CHS students to perform and show off their talents.

In 2014, the facility was renamed in honor of an exceptional music teacher, who won two TAMY Awards for outstanding musical direction and received the TAMY for Lifetime Achievement. He started his career with the Chelmsford school district in 1970 and retired in 2014.

Name the facility and this exceptional teacher?

Answer: PAC Outside PACPerforming Arts Center (PAC) – RondinaCarlCarl Rondina (Music Teacher)

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2/13/18 Trivia Question Although this legendary teacher did not graduate from CHS, he is considered one of the best teacher’s to have taught at Chelmsford High School. For 41 years he made learning math FUN!

During his career he was a 3-time recipient of the Senior Class Yearbook dedication ’00, ’08 and ’14.

Nationally he was recognized as a “Distinguished Teacher, White House Commission on Presidential Scholars” and was a recipient of the Teacher Award by the Harvard Club.

Can you name this legendary teacher?

Answer:   PasqualeAndrew Pasquale, Math Teacher 

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2/6/18 Trivia Question This CHS graduate was a dynamic three sport athlete, who captained each of her sports during her senior campaign and was voted Most Athletic Female of her class. After CHS she took her talents to the University of Colorado and graduated with a BS Sports Medicine & Physical Education degree. And in 1980 was a member of the 1980 USA Olympic Handball team.

Who is this CHS grad and what year did she graduate?

AnswerDumont Sheryl  Sheryl Dumont CHS ‘76

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1/30/18 Trivia Question This Alumnae spent 49 ½ years teaching in the Chelmsford school system. She began her career at the Princeton Street School teaching English & History and then moved to the High School to teach French, History, Geography and English before finishing her last 30 years as a guidance counselor. Additionally, she coached cheerleading, majorettes and girls’ basketball. In August of this year she will celebrate her 100th birthday.

Who is this Hall of Fame educator and what year did she graduate from CHS?

Answer: Hehir MildredMildred “Millie” Hehir, CHS ‘36

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1/22/18 Trivia Question At CHS he was a 3-sport All-Scholastic, he played quarterback, was the starting point guard on a state championship basketball team and a starting catcher on a state championship baseball team. He went on to be an All-American catcher at Princeton and kicked for the football team.  He played in the Yankees minor league system and then became a highly respected educator in Dallas, TX. 
Name this successful Alumni and what year he graduated?

Answer: Holtberg ArnoldArnold "Arnie" Holtberg, CHS '66

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1/16/18 Trivia Question A captain of the CHS basketball team, as well as a two year captain of his college team. For his remarkable college career he was inducted into his college’s Hall of Fame.Who is this hoopster, what year did he graduate from CHS and what college did he attend?

Answer: Dan Roche CHS 1982, Norwich University 1986

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1/9/18 Trivia Question As previously discuss there have been up to four houses at CHS: Dickinson, Emerson, Hawthorne and Whittier. Which house has had the most Deans? Can you name all of the Deans from this house? One house only had one Dean! Name the house and the Dean.

Answer: Most Deans: Hawthorne with 7 Deans.  (Robert Kelly, Daniel Fleming, Angelo Taranto, Allen
                                         Thomas, 
Anne O'Bryant, Michael Lacava and Joshua Blagg)

                           Only One Dean: Dickinson – Donald Boucher

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1/2/18 Trivia Question During her high school career this alumna sang in all of the choral groups at CHS. Voted by her classmates must likely to become famous, she is on her way after graduating from a college in Pennsylvania with a degree in acting and performance. Among her recent appearances were as a step sister in an equity production of Cinderella, and then went on to capture the lead role of Cinderella in the touring cast performances. She is currently acting and singing professionally in musical theatre. 

Answer:  Rachel Fairbanks  CHS 2010

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12/26/17 Trivia Question Whose namesake adorns the CHS gymnasium and what was his/her role at                                                            CHS?

Answer: John T. Conrad, Sr.  CHS Principal 1950-1972; MSSPA Basketball Committee 
                    (Chair/Director of State Sectional Basketball Tournaments-known as “Mr. Basketball”)

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12/19/17 Trivia Question He was in four CHS musicals, and starred in his last two. He graduated
                    from college with a degree in theater and acting, and was the lead in a professional production
                    of Sweeney Todd in Boston.  He is currently a middle school Principal, and still performs
                    professionally in musical theatre. 

                    Who is this successful CHS Alumni and what year did he graduate?

Answer: Chris Chew '90

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12/12/17 Trivia Question The CHS winter sport season is underway with the Wrestling team 
                    looking for state 
title thirteen.  What individual wrestler holds the record for the most career wins?

 Answer: Tim Rich 2008--189 wins

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12/5/17 Trivia Question   “A LEADER is someone who demonstrates what’s possible.” 
                                       How many of the Chelmsford High 
School Principals graduated from CHS? 
                                       Name them, the year they graduated and when they held the title of Principal

Answer: 3
Ann O'Bryant CHS '71 (2009-12)
Charlie Caliri CHS '90 (2012-15)
Steve Murray CHS '88 (2015-Present

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11/28/17 Trivia Question  How many athletic directors have led the CHS sports program?  Can you name them?

Answer: 7  George Simonian; Tom Eck; Nathan Todaro;  Randy Whitehead; Jack Fletcher; Scott Moreau; Dan Hart

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11/21/17 Trivia Question  Happy Thanksgiving, it is Trivia Tuesday. How many high schools have there been in the town
                                                        of Chelmsford?  Can you name 
them and their location?

Answer: 5

 Center High Grammar School House dated Mar 26 1895North Combined High School Grammar School N Chelmsford before 1899 1High School Billerica Rd 2 c1918CHS North RdPresent CHS 

 Center High/Grammar             North High & Grammar         Billerica Road                         North Road                                  Present CHS                                                                             
Site of Community Garden    Site of North Fire House        Site of Town Offices           Site of McCarthy Middle School        Richardson Road

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11/14/17 Trivia Question  There are only 4 families who have had brothers as football Captains. Can you name the       
                                                        families,
the brothers and the years they graduated?

Answer:
Fred Gleason 1958, Bobby Gleason 1961
Paul Caito 80, John Caito 81, Tom Caito Jr 90, Mike Caito 95
Sal Lupoli 1984, Nick Lupoli 1988, Mike Lupoli 1990
Bruce Rich Jr. 2004, Eddie Rich 2005, Tim Rich 2008

Update list as provided by CHS Alumni: (Additional brother combos)
      John '73 & Matthew Kelly '74
     Andy '97 & Dom Locapo '99
     Sean '85 & Dan Curran '95
     David '95 & Kenny Fielding '99
     Bob Brown III 2006, Will Brown 2008

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11/7/17 Trivia Question A picture is worth a thousand words! Which brings us to Trivia Tuesday. Can you name the School Year of this Faculty Play - Arsenic and Old Lace? Who are the 5 faculty members who acted in it?

Arsenic and Old Lace

Answer: 1963-64 

(L-R) Helen Mills, Librarian; Charlotee Carriel, English Teacher; George Betses, Business Teacher (
Future Principal); Elizabeth Lunt (English Teacher); George Simonian, Biology Teacher (Future Principal)




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10/24/17 Trivia Question The class of 1997 will celebrate their 20th Reunion on Friday Nov. 24th at the Establishment in No. Chelmsford. Can you name the Alumna whose modeling career included a spread in Maxim magazine? And can you name the Alumnus who is still playing for a professional sports team?

Answer: Helen Tucker and Keith Aucoin (Currently playing in Europe for Muchen of the Deutsche Eishockey Liga)

Helen Tucker

Keith Aucoin

 

 

 

 

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10/24/17 Trivia Question  In what year did the first Freshman class to attend Chelmsford High School graduate?

Answer:  1985 - with Class Advisors Ms. Demarias, Ms. Ingalls and Ms. Aquiar
                 (Remember the 9th Grade didn't move to CHS until 1981)  

3 Advisor

 Class Pic 

   

 

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10/17/17 Trivia Question When the current CHS building was built it was setup with a House Plan.

1. How many "houses" were there?  
2. What were their names?  
3. The names are in honor of?  
4. What were the colors of each house?

Answer:  

1. 4  
2. Dickinson, Hawthorne, Emerson, Whittier 
3. Emily Dickinson (Poet), Nathaniel Hawthorne (Author), Ralph Waldo Emerson (Poet), John Greenleaf Whittier (Poet) 
4. Dickinson-Yellow, Hawthorne-Red, Emerson-Blue, Whittier-Green

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10/10/17 Trivia Question  Which CHS Football team was the first to win a State Championship and who was the coach?

Answer:  1957  Coach: Joe Nolan

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10/3/17 Trivia Question Who was the CHS Alumni that wrote & arranged "Chelmsford High"?

       Answer:  Bernard "Bernie" Larkin  CHS '24  Click to hear the song!

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9/26/17 Trivia Question What class voted for the Lion to be the official mascot of Chelmsford High School?

Answer:  1953