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Ken Chutchian 75     



Kenneth Z. Chutchian
Class of 1975




  • Played football and edited the CHS newspaper, The Paper Lion
  • Acquired college degrees in both Journalism and Education
  • Award-winning newspaper reporter
  • Highly regarded high school teacher and community contributor
  • Published author of well-received biography of influential historical figure


Ken’s career as a highly regarded high school teacher was the culmination of a work history that included his earlier years as an award-winning newspaper reporter. Ken’s time as editor of The Paper Lion, the CHS school newspaper, had established the underpinning of this. He had also played football to round out his high school experience. He earned his journalism degree at Syracuse University and then got his master’s degree in Education at the University of Southern Maine in preparation for his teaching career. Ken has established mentoring programs and other student support systems that have enriched the diversity of the student body. He showed perseverance and dedication in the eight years it took him to research and write the well-received biography of celebrated journalist and controversial political activist of the early 20th century, John Reed.

Mark Dearborn 86



Mark S. Dearborn
Class of 1986





  • Record-breaking hockey player at CHS
  • High scoring professional defensive hockey player
  • Exceptional corporate contributor in relocation industry
  • Many years of deep immersion in philanthropic endeavors

Mark was a record-breaking hockey player at Chelmsford High. This led to his career as a high-scoring professional defensive hockey player. Off-season work in the relocation industry led to a post-hockey career in which he moved through the ranks, while establishing, among other things, the Arpin Charitable Foundation. The Foundation contributes where need is greatest. Mark contributed time and talent to numerous other worthy causes, making sure that he helped to meet the needs of those who are not able to help themselves. One of the programs, Run To Home Base, designated him as a Top Five fundraiser for the entire event…indicative of the deep commitment he had demonstrated in many endeavors.

Tom Gill 71



Thomas P. Gill
Class of 1971




  • Played in the CHS Marching and Concert Band
  • Received post-secondary art education at Art Institute of Boston
  • Has painted portraits now hung in multiple municipal, corporate, and health care facilities
  • Instrumental in creating arts community in Lowell, i.e. Brush Gallery, Western Avenue Studios
  • Has done many art demonstrations throughout the region and had solo shows
  • Maintains philanthropic presence in Greater Lowell: Girls Club, Assoc. for the Blind, United Way, MRT, Whistler House

Tom played in the CHS Marching and Concert Bands. He attended the Art Institute of Boston for his post-secondary education. His work includes portraits now hung in municipal, corporate, and health care facilities. The arts community of Lowell has benefited from his participation in the creation of the Brush Gallery and Western Avenue Studios, as well as solo shows and many art demonstrations throughout the region. Tom’s philanthropic presence has benefited the Girls Club, Lowell Association for the Blind, United Way, MRT, and Whistler House.

Rachel Fairbanks 10



Rachel (Fairbanks) Adaran
Class of 2010




  • Deeply involved in academics, music groups and theater at CHS
  • Active in musical theater community in the regional area during high school
  • BFA in Musical Theater from Penn State, following active participation in performances
  • Roles in many professional productions since graduating from Penn

As a student at Chelmsford High, Rachel was deeply involved in academics, music groups and theater – both on stage and in behind-the-scenes roles. While in high school, she was active in the regional musical theater community, including North Shore Music Theatre, as well. At Pennsylvania State University she prepared for a Bachelor of Fine Arts and performed in many productions, continuing summer participation at North Shore, where she earned her Actor’s Equity card. Rachel also began participating in voluntary philanthropic activities while an undergraduate and has continued this throughout the intervening years as a working professional actor-singer-dancer. She continues to hone her craft and has a fulfilling career ahead of her.


 Dan Hart 99


Daniel Hart
Class of 1999




  • All-Star basketball player at CHS/MVC Champs ’98 and ‘99
  • NewsZone anchor for news and entertainment, New England Technology Award
  • Chelmsford Youth Basketball and Special Olympics volunteer coach and official
  • Multi-faceted immersion in sports and communications at UMassDartmouth
  • Exceptionally respectful and empathetic advocate for students
  • Effective CHS Athletic Director                                                                                                                                                                  

Dan was an all-star player on the 1998 and 1999 Chelmsford High MVC championship basketball teams. He won a New England Technology Award while serving as an anchor for CHS’ NewsZone news and entertainment. He has been a volunteer coach for Chelmsford Youth Basketball and a Special Olympics coach and official. At UMass Dartmouth Dan was immersed in both sports and communications. He is known as an exceptionally empathetic and respectful student advocate. His time as the Athletic Director at CHS has been very successful.

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