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Pittsfield High School Class of 1967
Pittsfield Massachusetts High School Class of 1967
PHS Class of 1967
Pittsfield MA 1967

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Last edited Tuesday, March 21, 2017

 

The Pittsfield High School Class of 1967 Louis N. Massery Memorial Leadership Scholarship Fund

 

Dear Classmate:

The Pittsfield High School Class of 1967 Louis N. Massery Memorial Leadership Scholarship Fund was started by the Class of 1967 to honor the memory of our friend and classmate, Lou Massery, who died of cancer December 2002.  To date 47 of our classmates, along with several other friends of Lou’s, have contributed a total of $16,000 to the fund.

This letter is to thank you if you have already contributed and to ask for your support if you have not yet contributed.

Our goal is to raise $20,000 to endow an annual $1,000 scholarship to be awarded to a graduating Pittsfield High School senior who was an outstanding student leader -- as Lou was as president of our class.  A Pittsfield High School scholarship selection committee will select the annual scholarship recipient.

Please join our classmates named below by sending $25, $50, $100, $250, or more for the Lou Massery P.H.S. Scholarship Fund, payable to: Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation, 271 Main Street, Suite 3, Great Barrington, MA 01230.  Be sure to write Massery P.H.S. Scholarship Fund on your check.  Also, if you’re in touch with classmates whose names you don’t see below; please contact them to ask them to join you in supporting the Massery Scholarship.

We hope to achieve our $20,000 goal by the October 24-26 weekend of our rescheduled 35th Class Reunion at Eastover Resort.  You can help the reunion committee communicate with you by email by registering for the Yahoo group at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/PHS1967/ Our website is at www.phs1968.com/1967  There is also a Facebook group, Search for Pittsfield High School 1967

Thank you.

Robert Argentino · Karen Ast Greene · Patti Baker Silver · Susan Block Ruben · Deborah Lutts Borletto · Susan Boynton · Shirley Calderwood Fisher · David Carmel · Joe Carnevale · Carol Clairmont Weissbrod · Keith Davis · Roger Douillet · Kim Douglas · Dan Ford · Paul Germanowski · Andrew Glassanos · Holly Goodrich · Alane Guitan Hall · Karen Harris Valente · Dave Herrick · Colleen Hoag Laviolette · Jim Hollister · Patricia Hopper Myers · Judy Hynes Goetze · Joan Kass · Glenn Kelly · Morris Kopels · Lynda Kresge · Dave & Chris (Gniadek) Lanfair · Joanne Pozzoni Longton · Phyllis McGee Middlebrook · Christine Moser Bolton · Kevin Moynihan · Daryl Munson Frahn · Mike O’Brien · Regina Olchowski Potter · Mike Pedroza · Walt & Anne (Premerlani) Pictrowski · Diana Plant Filiault · Bob Pruyne · Bev Rainforth · Jane Sammons Guinther · Bob Sandler · Deborah Russo Serra · Margie Shulman · Mark Welch

 

Scholarship Recipients (Thanks to Bob Argentino for providing me with this information):

 

The Pittsfield High School Class of 1967 Louis N. Massery Memorial Leadership Scholarship is awarded to a graduating senior of Pittsfield High School who has exhibited the qualities of leadership and service to his or her class that Lou Massery did throughout his years at PHS, culminating as class president.

 

Recipients:

 

The 2016 recipient of the $1,000 Pittsfield High School Class of 1967 Louis N. Massery Memorial Leadership Scholarship is Emma Lezberg

 

The 2015 recipient of the $1,000 Pittsfield High School Class of 1967 Louis N. Massery Memorial Leadership Scholarship is Jessica Marsh

 

The 2014 recipient of the $1,000 Pittsfield High School Class of 1967 Louis N. Massery Memorial Leadership Scholarship is Rachele Rosiello

 

The 2013 recipient of the $1,000 Pittsfield High School Class of 1967 Louis N. Massery Memorial Leadership Scholarship is Monica Vogel

The 2012 recipient of the $1,000 Pittsfield High School Class of 1967 Louis N. Massery Memorial Leadership Scholarship is Eric Raymaakers of Pittsfield.  

The selection committee noted that Eric participated in Soccer, Alpine Skiing and Track and Field. He volunteered with Berkshire United Way, was a member of the Senior Leaders Organization and a visitor of Providence Care in Lenox.

He was in the Accelerated Learning Academy at PHS; enrolled in 7 AP courses through high school, had a GPA of 99; ranked 4th in his class, was AP Chemistry Student of the Year; was H World History Student of the Year; received the university of Rochester Bausch and Lomb Honorary Science Award; the Dartmouth College Alumni Book Ward; won second place in the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts Regional Science Fair and was a participant at the MIT State Science Fair.

The 2011 recipient of the $1,000 000 Pittsfield High School Class of 1967 Louis N. Massery Memorial Leadership Scholarship is Mitchell Hunt of Pittsfield.

The selection committee noted he demonstrated determination, persistence and excellence in all endeavors.

The 2010 recipient of the $1,000 000 Pittsfield High School Class of 1967 Louis N. Massery Memorial Leadership Scholarship is Mary Salatino of Pittsfield.  

The selection committee noted that Mary demonstrates determination, persistence, and excellence in all endeavors.  She has been elected to Student Council all four years of high school and is the first to volunteer and take the initiative in council activities. 

Ms. Salatino’s activities include receiving a Certificate of achievement form the Massachusetts Society of Women Engineers, representing Pittsfield High School at Student Government Day at the State House and participating in a leadership program at George Washington University (People to People).

The 2009 recipient of the $1,000 Pittsfield High School Class of 1967 Louis N. Massery Memorial Leadership Scholarship was Jennifer Lee Rose of Pittsfield who went to Western New England State College

(There was no info kept on why she was selected)

The 2008 recipient of the $1,000 Pittsfield High School Class of 1967 Louis N. Massery Memorial Leadership Scholarship is Levi Bissell of Pittsfield.  

The selection committee noted that Levi is a very outgoing, student leader, community leader, fair, conscientious, a deep thinker, wise, and clever. 

His leadership includes being Executive Officer of the Student Council, chairing the Citizen Scholarship Foundation Committee and being Treasurer of the National Honor Society. 

The 2007 recipient of the $1,000 Pittsfield High School Class of 1967 Louis N. Massery Memorial Leadership Scholarship was Bonnie Errichetto

The selection committee noted that “Bonnie has been an outstanding student throughout her four years at Pittsfield High School as well as a fine citizen within the school community.  Her strong sense of responsibility, her unquestioned personal and professional integrity, and her upbeat positive attitude and dynamic energy, have set a standard for her fellow students to emulate.”  Her leadership capacity is shown in her election to and service on the Pittsfield High School Student Council in her senior year.  She has also played a key role in the effective functioning of the school-based restaurant.  Bonnie’s Grade Point Average is 87.2 and she plans on going on to a specialized college-level Culinary Arts program.  

 

The 2006 recipient of the $1,000 Pittsfield High School Class of 1967 Louis N. Massery Memorial Leadership Scholarship was Hilary Smith

 

The selection committee noted that “since she entered Pittsfield High School Hilary has shown her skill as a leader. She has been the Class President for all four years and has also served as captain of varsity basketball and softball this year.”  Hilary’s Grade Point Average is 90.9 and she plans on attending Boston University in the fall.

 

The 2005 recipient of the $1,000 Pittsfield High School Class of 1967 Louis N. Massery Memorial Leadership Scholarship was Katherine Curley

more information needed

 

 

The 2004 recipient of the $1,000 Pittsfield High School Class of 1967 Louis N. Massery Memorial Leadership Scholarship was Patrick Garvey

more information needed

 

Lou's Bio:

 

Born in Pittsfield on October 16th, 1949, son of Edward S. and Alice Betros Massery, he was a 1967 graduate of PHS, where he was president of his class.  He also graduated from Holy Cross College in Worcester in 1971 and from Boston University Law School in 1974.  He was an attorney with his firm, Massery and Gillis in Boston, a consulting editor for Trial Magazine at one time and was a founder of the Arab-American Trial Lawyers Association. He helped raise funds for St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital and enjoyed traveling, skiing, golf and visiting the Berkshires.  He leaves his wife, the former Anita Goldstein; a son, Matthew Massery of Winchester; a daughter, Dina Massery of Winchester; a sister, Helen McKnight of Lanesboro, and two brothers, Philip Massery and former City Councilor James Massery, both of Pittsfield.

 

Louis N. Massery II died age 53 in 2002 following a 13 year battle with cancer. 

 

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Website courtesy of Clark W. Nicholls, PHS 1968 CWNicholls@aol.com

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