Edward Hennessy, Jr. EHS ’45: Making the Dream a Reality

Alumni Spotlight Edward L. Hennessy, Jr. '45: Making the Dream a Reality From ‘No Irish Need Apply’ to the World Stage: Hobnobbing with Business Titans, the Pope and Presidents Edward L. Hennessy, Jr. - English High School, Class of 1945 Perhaps no other alumnus in The English High

Nedgyn Laloi, EHS ’20: Thanks to English High, She’s Excited About Her Future

Alumni Scholarship Recipient Check-in Nedgyn Laloi, EHS '20: Thanks to English High, She's Excited About Her Future Nedgyn Laloi In March 2020, EHSA announced that Nedgyn Laloi, EHS Class of 2020, was the recipient of the Stella and Emmanuel Mavridis Scholarship. Recently, we checked in with Nedgyn

Mayra Volquez EHS ’07: Passing Her ‘Dare to Dream’ Philosophy to Today’s EHS Students

Alumni Spotlight Mayra Volquez EHS ’07: Passing Her ‘Dare to Dream’ Philosophy to Today’s EHS Students   When Mayra Volquez,  ‘07 came to America from the Dominican Republic 15 years ago with her parents and siblings, she entered the 10th grade at English High where she learned

Arnold Henderson, Jr., EHS ’66: EHS Takes Pride in the Proud Father of Our Alma Mater Singer

Alumni Spotlight Arnold Henderson, Jr. ’66: EHS Takes Pride in the Proud Father of Our Alma Mater Singer The recent “Daring to Dream” program featured a moving rendition of the English High Alma Mater by award-winning Jazz and Latin vocalist Lauren Henderson. Lauren is the daughter of

Carroll Blake, EHS ’68, Life-Long Track Star is Still Beating ‘Father Time’

Alumni Profile Carroll Blake, EHS ’68, Life-Long Track Star is Still Beating ‘Father Time’ At 71 most athletes have hung up their cleats and mothballed most of their sports equipment long ago — not Dr. Carroll Blake, EHS ’68. Despite reaching the title of septuagenarian, Carroll still

Gladys Durham, EHS ’94: She Dared to Dream. Now She’s Paving the Way for Others

Alumni Profile Gladys Durham, EHS ’94: She Dared to Dream. Now She’s Paving the Way for Others Gladys Durham, EHS ‘94, proudly represents EHS through her many accomplishments academically, financially, for the community, and with her family. One of EHS’s most profound achievements during its first 200

Charles Hayden, EHS Class of 1886, A Towering Figure in Business and Philanthropy

Alumni Profile Charles Hayden, EHS Class of 1886, A Towering Figure in Business and Philanthropy The Charles Hayden Foundation continues giving millions in grants to this day. When people think of a very successful English High businessmen, they naturally think of JP Morgan. But another towering figure

World Famous Berklee College of Music in Boston Founded by Lawrence Berk EHS ‘27

Alumni Profile World Famous Berklee College of Music in Boston Founded by Lawrence Berk EHS ‘27 I worked all the clubs, like the Yen Ho Restaurant on Huntington avenue as a kid when I was attending English; there really wasn’t much to look forward to in music

The English High School Alumnus Who Saved A War and A Country

Alumni Profile The English High School Alumnus Who Saved A War and A Country General Matthew Bunker Ridgway (1895-1992), EHS 1912, West Point 1917, was one of this country’s greatest military commanders. In WW II he served as Supreme Allied Commander in Europe, Chief of Staff of

Robert Prince, EHS ’67, A Very Successful “Everyman”

Alumni Profile Bob Prince, EHS ’67, a very successful “Everyman” First African-American MBTA General Manager It would be an exaggeration to say that Robert H. Prince, EHS ’67 helped transport more than hundreds of millions Massachusetts residents get to where they needed to go all by himself—but

Allan Rohan Crite, EHS ’29, Captured The Pulse of Boston’s African-American Community

Alumni Profile Allan Rohan Crite, EHS ’29, Captured The Pulse of Boston’s African-American Community In the top left-hand corner of the EHSA’s 200th Anniversary Brochure is the photo of Allan Rohan Crite, EHS class of 1929, shown here. Perhaps not as recognizable as JP Morgan or other

After a Rough Start, Lisa Carter, EHS ’94, A New Author Worked Hard and Made Her Dreams Come True

After a Rough Start, Lisa Carter, EHS ’94, a New Author Worked Hard and Made Her Dreams Come True Lisa (Henderson) Carter, EHS ’94, was born in Roxbury, Mass. She recently wrote a book, “Behind The Smile” (to be published this fall) detailing her life growing up

Bob MacGillivray, EHS ’54: Basketball Star for Life

EHS Notable Alumni Bob MacGillivray, EHS ’54: Basketball Star for Life   Bob MacGillivray, EHS ’54 grew up in Dorchester. He could have gone to close-by Dorchester High, but the 6’ 4” basketball phenom chose to bring his athletic skills to English High. “Coach Sullivan (Arthur) welcomed

Martin Bookspan, EHS ’43, the Cultured Voice of Lincoln Center Telecasts and NYT Music Critic

EHS Notable Alumni Martin Bookspan, EHS ’43, the Cultured Voice of Lincoln Center Telecasts and NYT Music Critic Martin Bookspan, English High Alumnus in the wartime class of 1943, was recently remembered by EHSA Board of Directors member Enoch “Woody” Woodhouse ’44. Woody remembers Martin as a

The Amazing Reverend Patrick Healy, EHS ’39

EHS Notable Alumni The Amazing Reverend Patrick Healy, EHS ’39   Photo: Nicolaus Czarnecki/MediaNews Group/Boston Herald While the Boston Herald did an excellent piece on this amazing man we thought we would speak to Rev. Patrick Healy for some more details of his thoughts on his English

Thirty Years On, English High Remembers Tom Cassidy ’67 – A True Pioneer and English High Graduate

EHS Notable Alumni Thirty Years On, English High Remembers Tom Cassidy ’67 – A True Pioneer and English High Graduate EHSA President, Mike Thomas was a classmate, teammate and best friend of Tom Cassidy. Thirty years after Tom’s passing, here is how he remembers his good friend:

Meet the 2021 Mavridis Scholarship Winners and Finalists

Meet the 2021 Stella and Emmanuel Mavridis Scholarship Winners and Finalists Each year the English High School Alumni & Friends Tutoring Program, established and supported by a gift in memory of Stella and Emmanuel Mavridis, awards promising English High students who are planning to attend college with

English High Student Joined Famous Black Civil War Regiment

English High School History English High Student Joined Famous Black Civil War Regiment According to the Massachusetts Historical Society, the Fifty-fourth Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry Regiment was the first military unit consisting of black soldiers to be raised in the North during the Civil War. The adoption of

George O’Malley EHS ’67 Runs for a Cause

George O’Malley EHS ’67 Runs for a Cause EHSA President Michael Thomas, a classmate of George O’Malley, received this inspirational email message on what would have been the date of the 2021 Boston Marathon. George’s son, Matt O’Malley is a Boston City Councilor for the district where

Baseball is the Fountain of Youth for Joel Weinstein EHS ‘56

Baseball is the Fountain of Youth for Joel Weinstein ‘56 This EHS grad’s New England Red Sox team, led by Bill ‘Spaceman’ Lee, is ready to win the 2021 MSBL World Series and defend their title in the 2021 Roy Hobbs World Series.   After a productive

All in the ‘English High Family’

EHS Notable Alumni All in the ‘English High Family’ Salma Hussain Khan ’10 carries on the EHS legacy Dan Eramian ’67   Growing up in Bangladesh as a little girl, and almost eight thousand miles away from the US, Salma (Hussain) Khan, English High ‘10 couldn’t foresee

200 Years On, “Honor and Achievement” Remain Guiding Principles for English High Graduates

EHS Notable Alumni 200 Years On, “Honor and Achievement” Remain Guiding Principles for English High Graduates By Daniel Eramian, ’67 In September of 1851 , John Pierpont Morgan (JPM), after passing the entrance exam, enrolled into the English High School. After graduating in 1854, JPM went on

Migdalia Iris Nalls, EHS ’97, More Than Just a Lawyer

Migdalia Iris Nalls, EHS ’97, More Than Just a Lawyer by Dan Eramian ’66 Her message to EHS students: Dream big Migdalia Iris Nalls, EHS ’97, is a legal “powerhouse.” She has served with distinction both as a prosecutor and as a public defender for juveniles. Migdalia

From Farmer in China to Engineer in the USA – A Life of Honor and Achievement.

EHS Notable Alumni From Farmer in China to Engineer in the USA – A Life of Honor and Achievement. English High School graduate How Ming Wong, ’54 passed away on April 1, 2021 at the age of 93. Known in his EHS days as Leo, he began

It’s Perfectly Logical: Boston Honors EHS Grad, Leonard Nimoy, ’48

It’s Perfectly Logical: Boston Honors EHS Grad, Leonard Nimoy, ’48 Mayor Marty Walsh has declared March 26 to be Leonard Nimoy Day in the city. Nimoy, who died in 2015 was born in Boston on March 26, 1931. Nimoy, who went on to world-wide fame as Mr.

Thoughts, Resolutions and Resolves on Entering The English High School by JP Morgan, Class of 1854

EHS Notable Alumni Thoughts, Resolutions and Resolves on Entering The English High School by JP Morgan, Class of 1854 In September of 1851 at the age of 14, future business tycoon John Pierpont Morgan passed the rigorous entrance examination to attend The English High School. To record