Honoring Hollis alumni with Hall of Fame event
The town’s high school has seen its share of outstanding students, teachers and coaches, people whose legacies have enriched the community. Now officials want to formalize their appreciation for them.
Next week, six people will be honored during Hollis/ Brookline High School’s first Hall of Fame induction ceremonies. Those who will be honored are:
Carroll Spaulding: The Hollis resident was one of 11 students in the 1948 Hollis graduating class. Spaulding was a member of the basketball and baseball teams. Over the years, Spaulding has rarely missed a home basketball game. Spaulding, a hay farmer in town, has for years volunteered with field maintenance for the high school’s teams.
Don Hunt: A Hollis native, Hunt is a 1969 graduate of Hollis High School. Since 1976, he has competed in more than 40 marathons, with a personal best of 2:40. He completed the Western States 100 Mile Endurance Run five times. Hunt contributed funds to build a track and field complex at the high school.
Vicki Parady-Guay: A 1977 graduate of Nashua High School, Parady-Guay was a physical education teacher at Hollis/Brookline High School from 1980 to 2000. She served as athletic director from 1984-97. Over the past quarter century, Parady-Guay has coached field hockey, basketball, softball and boys’ tennis. She currently serves as president of the New Hampshire Athletic Directors Association.
Bob McGettigan: McGettigan graduated from Wilton High School in 1952 and Keene State College in 1964. He began his career as a social studies teacher at Hollis High School in 1964. He was athletic director from 1968-73, assistant principal from 1973-75, and middle school principal from 1995 until his retirement in 1997. Altogether, McGettigan worked for the school district for 33 years. He currently lives in Milford.
Dusty Rich: The 1996 Hollis/Brookline High School graduate was a three-time wrestling state champion and New England Champion during his senior year. He also placed seventh in the country in his senior year and earned All-American status. Rich, who earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of New Hampshire, was the first wrestler in the state to be named High School All-American. He lives in Johnson, Vt., where he owns and operates a Web site business.
Lou “Coach” Korcoulis: The late Korcoulis, a 1958 graduate of Central High School in Manchester, was a teacher and coach for more than 40 years. He started the boys and girls track teams and coached all three running programs for 41 seasons. Korcoulis’s teams won 26 state championships, and he was the only coach in the state to win championships in five consecutive decades. The governor declared “Coach Lou Korcoulis Day” in 1998, and the track complex at the high school was dedicated to Korcoulis in 2005.
The event, which takes place Friday, May 8, at 7 p.m. in the high school gym, is free and open to the public. Organizers are hoping to fill the 300-seat venue.