On the Lowell Scene ~ June 1966

From the newspaper archives on June 9, 1966…

After the Girl Officer tryouts these ladies were victorious: Donna Marie Carroll of Beacon Street was selected as Colonel and Patricia Jean Rappe of Agawam Street was selected as Lt. Colonel. Other Lowell High ladies achieving a GO rank included: Diane Nadeau, Sharon Sparks, Flavia Cigliano, Patricia Burke, Nancy Crocker, Allyson Brooks, Jean Quattrochi, Mildred Webb, Paula Adie and many more!

The Lowell School Committee elected Joseph Hogan as Principal of the Daley School and Frederic Gallagher as Principal of the Green School. The School Committee discussed – at times heatedly – amending the 1936 McCarty Bill that by Massachusetts law governed the selection and election of teachers to the Lowell School system. Some suggested using the National Teachers Exam as part of the process.

Lowell businessman and supermarket magnet Telemachus Demoulas was awarded an honorary Doctor of Law degree by St. Anselm College in Manchester, NH. He was noted as an example of the “American Dream come true.”

James Brennan of Jewett Street, Lowell was selected to be given the “Pro Deo et Juvenate” award at the Archdiocese of Boston Chi Rho Congress.

Margaret Murphy of London Street – a student at the Sacred Heart School and Lowell’s National Spelling Bee entrant – lasted eight rounds – failing on the word “umbrageous.”

Girl Officers Clementine Flomp (center) and Helen Theokas (right) lead Lowell
High School students in the annual Field Day Celebration, 1952.

One Response to On the Lowell Scene ~ June 1966

  1. John Quealey says:

    Marie,Merrimack at Central Sts. an excellent spot to watch the The Field Day Parade and then to the dime store and see your Familes friend Ellen not so long but yep.