Natick High Announces 'Wall of Achievement' Nominees
The school's "Wall of Achievement" recognizes Natick High graduates who have shown exemplary success.
Courtesy Natick High School
Natick High School has announced its selection of seven alumni for induction to the school's "Wall of Achievement."
The Wall of Achievement was established in 1996 to honor Natick High School alumni for their exceptional achievements and contributions to society.
Inductees are invited back to the campus to share their experiences and insights with current students. This program illustrates to students the importance of setting high educational and personal goals. The inductees will be honored at a dinner and induction ceremony at the high school on Tuesday, Nov. 20. The public is invited to attend. For information on attending the dinner, contact email@example.com.
The 2012 Inductees are:
Stuart W. Davidson ‘ 75
A Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the Johns Hopkins University (1979) and a Cum Laude graduate of Harvard Law School (1982), Stuart W. Davidson is a partner in the Philadelphia law firm of Willig, Williams & Davidson. He serves as Vice Chair of the Pennsylvania Board of Law Examiners and Chair of the American Friends of the Yitzhak Rabin Center. Mr. Davidson has also served on the Board of Trustees of the Johns Hopkins University.
Anjali Forber-Pratt ’02
Paralyzed from the waist down as the result of a childhood illness, Anjali Forber-Pratt is a world champion paralympic champion, having won numerous medals in in national and international wheelchair racing and downhill skiing. She has her bachelor's degree, master’s degree, and doctorate from the University of Illinois. Anjali is dedicated to promoting opportunities for individuals with disabilities.
Jon Goode ‘93
Currently the Vice President of Corporate Communications of the Lowell Spinners (Boston Red Sox minor league affiliate), Jon is known as the creative force behind many of the team’s promotions. He founded and is president of KBK Sports, a business that focuses on family, community and charity events with local athletes and celebrities. Jon graduated from Merrimack College.
John J. Hughes ‘66
John retired as Principal of Natick High School after a forty-year career as a teacher, coach and administrator in the Natick Public Schools. Currently Interim Principal at Hamilton-Wenham Regional High School, he also conducts International School Accreditations. John graduated Boston College with a BA in History and a M.Ed. in Educational Administration. He has served as President of the BC Varsity Club and the BC Pike’s Peak Hockey Club.
Colonel Stephen J. Maranian, NHS Class of ’84, is a career army officer who has spent half of his 24 years of service overseas. A decorated veteran of multiple combat deployments, he has led troops in Afghanistan, Iraq, Kuwait, and most recently provided support to combat operations in Libya. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Bucknell University and a Master of Arts in Human Resources Development from Webster University
David S. Phelps ’69, Ph.D.
A scientist and educator, David Phelps is committed to life-long learning. He received a BA from Northeastern University and a Ph.D. in anatomy from Temple University School of Medicine. He served on the faculty at Harvard Medical School for 10 years before moving to Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine, where he is Professor of Pediatrics. He is the author of numerous scientific papers and actively involved in the teaching of medical students and graduate students.
Beverly Adams Rippel ' 65
A 1969 graduate of University of Maine, Orono, Beverly Rippel is an artist whose work is influenced by the visual world and all that resonates beneath its surface. Beverly has been an art educator for the past 25 years, and serves on the Board of Advisors as Exhibitions Chair at the South Shore Art Center in Cohasset. She exhibits her award winning work regionally and nationally, while maintaining studios in Stoughton and in Boston's SOWA Arts District.