Shelton High to honor latest Hall of Fame inductees in April

The new floor in the gym at Shelton High School, in Shelton, Conn. Nov. 15, 2021.

The new floor in the gym at Shelton High School, in Shelton, Conn. Nov. 15, 2021.

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SHELTON — The latest inductees into the high school Hall of Fame will be celebrated next month.

The Shelton High Hall of Fame will hold a ceremony honoring the 2020 and 2021 inductees at 1 p.m. on April 3 at the Stone Barn restaurant in Monroe. Those hoping to attend must make reservations by March 18.

The SHS Hall of Fame Class of 2021 inductees, recently announced by Hall of Fame committee chairperson Karen Devonshuk, are Ellen DuBoff, Vincent Murray, Dan Pisacane, George Quadretti, Laura Scinto, and James “Doc” White.

The SHS Hall of Fame Class of 2020 inductees are Greg Biercevicz, Terry Jones, Susan Martin, Anthony Savignano, Joan Velms, and the 1962 Gaelettes Basketball team.

Ellen DuBoff was a longtime teacher at Shelton Intermediate School and pioneer coach at SHS. She was responsible for the incorporation and growth of the SHS girls track and field program, where she coached for many years and was also instrumental in the development of the girls cross country team.

Vin Murray was a teacher and coach at SHS and the 1952 Shelton High School basketball coach whose team won the only SHS boys basketball state championship in school history. The SHS gymnasium is currently named after Murray and many of his players have gone on to successful careers as teachers, administrators, and community leaders in Shelton and the surrounding Valley area.

George Quadretti is a 1958 graduate of Shelton High School and played for the Galloping Gaels football team. He is also co-founder of the Shelton High School Football Alumni group and author of the “Legends of Lafayette Field,” which highlights the Shelton High football program from 1940 to 1969.

Dan Pisacane, a 1952 graduate of Shelton High School, was a captain of the state championship basketball team and is considered by many as one of the greatest players to ever don the orange and black.

Laura Scinto, a 1985 SHS graduate, was a stellar student athlete and record holder on the 1985 state championship girls basketball team. Scinto went on to coach girls’ basketball at Seymour High School and Shelton High School and is currently the associate head coach for women’s basketball at Fairfield University.

James “Doc” White graduated from Shelton High School in 1969 and returned as a science teacher, serving in that role for 35 years. White was also trained through the Yale University Athletic Training program and became SHS’s first head athletic trainer, serving from 1984 to 2003. He currently remains on staff as the assistant athletic trainer.

The Shelton High School Hall of Fame was established in 2017 to recognize and honor those who have excelled in their dedication to the high school community and those who have made outstanding contributions both at Shelton High and in the world which reflect positively upon Shelton High School.

Tickets can be purchased for $50 by contacting the main office at Shelton High School by calling 203-922-3004 x1503 or emailing Patricia Meyers at pmeyers@sheltonpublicschools.org.

For more information, contact Devonshuk at kdevonshuk@sheltonpublicschools.org.

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