Member of the Hall of Fame Committee at Londonderry High School have announced eleven new members to the school’s Hall of Fame. The eleven inductees of the Class of 2019 will be honored at an induction ceremony and banquet scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 28, in the Londonderry High School Cafeteria starting at 6 p.m.
The Londonderry High School Hall of Fame, established in 1986, recognizes students, faculty, staff, administrators, and community members that have brought recognition to themselves and Londonderry High School through their efforts both during and after their time at the Londonderry High School.
The Hall of Fame was recently revived in 2016 when the first class in 20 years was inducted.
“This year’s class of inductees into the Londonderry High School Hall of Fame is incredibly deserving of enshrinement,” remarked Principal Jason Parent. “With their accomplishments before, during and after their time at Londonderry High School, these inductees set an example for what can be accomplished as part of the LHS community. We congratulate them all on their selections to the Hall of Fame.”
This year’s inductees are:
Zach Bencal – Student- Class of 2009
Zach Bencal was one of the best performers to ever come through the LHS Drama program. He is currently performing in Aladdin on Broadway as Babkak. Zach held lead roles in drama throughout his four years. Zach went on to graduate from the Hartt School of Music with a degree in musical theatre. He musically directed an off Broadway musical called The Athem.
Dana Boyle – Student- Class of 2010
Dana Boyle currently lives in Charlottesville, VA and received BA Sociology in 2014 and M.Ed. Higher Education in 2015 at the University of Virginia.
She is currently an Assistant Director, of Donor Relations at the University of Virginia, School of Engineering and Applied Science. A part-time Color Analyst/Broadcaster for NCAA Women’s Lacrosse at ESPN. Part-time Varsity Head Coach at Western Albemarle High School in Charlottesville, VA.
Boyle attended LHS from 2006 to 2010 where she an outstanding lacrosse player and was voted a U.S. Lacrosse All-American in 2008, 2009 and 2010.
At University of Virginia she was on the Academic Honor Roll in 2012, 2013, and 2014. All-ACC Academic Team 2013 and 2014. All-ACC Team Women’s Lacrosse Team 2013, and was a four-year Scholarship recipient as a member of the UVA Women’s Lacrosse team
After college she was the Central Virginia Coach of the Year (High School Girl’s Lacrosse, Division I).
Cliff Chulada – Student- Class of 1980
Cliff Chulada currently lives in Bow, N.H. where he is an Athletic Trainer/Health and Physical Educator. He attended LHS from 1978 to 80, and worked at the school from 1982 to 85.
Chulada was part of the first graduating class at LHS and was a three sport athlete and a Athletic Trainer at the school.
Chulada scored first varsity soccer goal in LHS history. He won the “Name the School” contest by providing the name “Lancers” and original Lancer logo. He was member of group that designed the original Lancer letter jacket (blue body/red sleeves and the first LHS graduate to return to the school’s athletic staff.
Sherry taught at LHS from 1987-1994 as a Homeconomics teacher. She was also the Varsity Cheerleading coach from 1990-1994. She created the career education curriculum while at LHS and was a member of the original Hall of Fame Committee. In 1992 she was named teacher of the year. Sherry currently holds the position of Town Clerk in Londonderry. She has a profound love of Londonderry and is continuously giving back to LHS.
Jerry Gulezian has been a substitute teacher at LHS for 21 years. He has also been involved in many school activities including: Chairperson and member of Ambassadors Program at the high school; the school’s first PTSA president in 1980, and an active member in 90s; Participant of Pay It Forward Program; Assistant Coach for the varsity baseball team; and a host on the TV20 sports shows for three years, which highlights high school sports teams and students.
Gulezian was also a member of the Middle School Building Committee he has been a TV broadcasters for the Lancer football games for the last 17 years. He has given out scholarships from the Londonderry Lions Club, over the last five years to high school students, and broadcasted the high school basketball games. He and Skip Burbine developed a Summer Tennis Camp to feed high school tennis team. Coached baseball at all levels and was a flag football coach while being part of LAFA. Vice president of Londonderry Lacrosse Association.
Steven Sullivan- Student- Class of 2003
Steven graduated from LHS in 2003 with honors. He was a member of the LHS Honor Society and the LHS band. He graduated from Tulane University in 2007 with a Bachelors of Arts Magna Cum Lade in Art Studio and a minor in French.
He was the recipient of the “Tulane 34” Award for Leadership Service and
Academic Excellence. While at Tulane he painted a 144’ mural at the Sophie B. Wright Charter School after the damage from Hurricane Katrina. He included the students by creating a paint by number system.
In 2008 he joined Peace Corps. and is currently a member of the Londonderry Arts Council where he participates in the Art in Action and Art of the Common. His art is displayed in the Leach Library.
Katie Lannan – Student – Class of 2008
Katie was a reporter for The Lancer Spirit. She was the Editor-in-chief during her senior year.
Senior year she was awarded the Al Neuharth Free Spirit Award for journalism. She and another student were selected to be representatives of NH at the National Journalism conference in D.C. Since September 2015 Katie has worked at the State House News Service, an independent wire service that covers the state Legislature, the Governor and various agencies. She frequently gives back to LHS by speaking to the journalism classes. She also speaks at Emerson College, Suffolk University, Emmanuel College, and Middlesex Community College.
Kim started teaching at LHS as English Department Head in August, 1993. She became the Curriculum Coordinator for the Humanities in 2007 and received her Doctorate in 2006. At SNHU she teaches in the Doctoral Program in Educational Leadership. She has taught Case Study, several courses in Qualitative Research, and this summer and this fall she is teaching Applied Research. She is an outstanding Lancer.
Student – Class of 2001
Courtney excelled as a gymnast and a track start at LHS. She currently holds the beam record from December of 1999 with a 9.4 score. She also excelled in track as a DI champion in the pole vault and a New England champion in the pole vault. She holds the freshman record in pole vault at 10’ Courtney went on to Northeastern as a Vaulter.
Anne MacLean – Faculty
Anne MacLean is currently a residence of Merrimack, NH and is a Physical Education/Wellness Teacher at LHS.
She has worked at LHS since 1984 as a Wellness and Physical Education Teacher. She also coaches the Unified Basketball and Track teams.
She has won Teacher of the Month awards, Coach of the Year, All Area Coach, and has coached the Unified Track and Field Champions from 2013 to 2019.
Anne was the Varsity Field Hockey Coach at LHS from 1984 to1993 and the LHS Varsity Women’s Track Assistant from 1984 to 1990.
Charlie Wilton- Staff
Charlie Wilton is the Head custodian at Londonderry High School. He lead multiple renovation projects at Matthew Thornton and at LHS. He puts in countless hours making the school buildings and grounds a first rate facilities. He also supports the staff in all of their activities, including banquets, fundraising projects and school initiatives. He is dedicated, a true Lancer.
For ticket information on the ceremony, call the High School athletic office at 432-6941 ext. 2307.