Distinguished Alumni – 2016 – press release

For Immediate Release
Date: September 9, 2016
Contact:  Thomas V.  Murray, Esq., Chair


The Worcester Educational Development Foundation, Inc. today announced the 2016 Distinguished Alumni and Friends of the Worcester Public Schools.  They are:

John Anderson, Educator and Civic Leader, North High School
Erica Ayisi, International Journalist, Burncoat High School
Amy Lynn Chase, Entrepreneur, Worcester Vocational High School
Edward “Ted” Coghlin (posthumously), Business & Education Leader, Classical High School
Robert Goddard (posthumously), Rocket Scientist, South High School
James Leary, Government & Civic Leader, Burncoat High School
Gail Randall, Non-Profit Enthusiast, North High School
Daniel Sedgwick, Musician & Educator, Burncoat High School
Eric Sedgwick, Musician, Burncoat High School
Marcy Supovitz, Business Leader, Burncoat High School

The banquet honoring these remarkable alumni will be held on November 9 at 5:30 p.m. in the Hogan Campus Center at the College of the Holy Cross. According to Tom Murray, chairman of the committee, “Once again we have a class of distinguished alumni who represent a spectrum of careers but share the common history of having been educated in the Worcester Public Schools. Their success is an acknowledgement of the education that has been, and continues to be, provided by the dedicated teachers in the district.”

The Worcester Educational Development Foundation, Inc. (WEDF) is entering its eleventh year of operation and was established for the sole purpose of supporting the Worcester Public Schools in the areas of arts and culture, health and wellness, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics), and college and career readiness.

Tickets are $ 60 and may be purchased at wedfwps.org or by calling 508-688-4773. For more information, contact wedfwps@gmail.com.

Worcester Educational Development Foundation, Inc.
Suite 224, 210 Park Avenue, Worcester, MA 01609