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Hall of Fame 6th Induction Ceremony

The Coaster — June 9, 2016

The Asbury Park High School Distinguished Alumni Hall of Fame 6th Induction Ceremony was held at the Berkeley Oceanfront Hotel on May 20th.

Masters of Ceremonies were Ira Kreizman and Carl Williams. Abraham Alston, Cathedral International, Asbury Park gave the invocation and Reginald Mirthil, principal of the school welcomed guests while Janice Davis Keener was in charge of the Hall of Fame Scholarship Program. Paul Chaiet, Ira Kreizman, Stanley Smith and Carl Williams handled the introduction of inductees.

The 2016 Distinguished Alumni Hall of Fame included: Dr. Barry Anton '65, Nick Baldino '41 (deceased), James Barrett '78, Roberta Beauford '70, Dr. Ron Crystal '58, Benjamin Danskin, '43 (deceased), Valerie Echols- Gardner '82.

Also Derrick T. Griggs '93, LeRoy Hayes,'69, Stan Parker '71, Phyllis Salowe-Kaye [Executive Director of New Jersey Citizen Action] '65, Thomas Shebell, Sr., '23 (deceased) and Dr. Helen Smits '54.

The Hall of Fame Committee included: Ira Kreizman, Carl Williams, Rita Abbott Abrams, Paul Chaiet, Joe Crudup, Ollie Jones, Janice Davis Keener, Lorraine Hartigan Nonnenberg, Stanley Smith and Marilyn Higinbotham Tomaino.

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