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Operation Trophy Case


CENTRAL REGIONAL HAS A LONG HISTORY OF EXCELLENCE AND PRIDE

During the course of the construction,  that added to and renovated CRHS, the old trophy cases were destroyed.  All the banners that were in the old gym were taken down and stored and the trophies were placed in a holding area.  In the summer of 2008, the Alumni Association embarked on a quest to return these cherished memories to a place of honor.  In August of 2008, with the help of the school administration, alumni Beth Moore '91, Leslie Mangold Brown '76, Kelley Keslink-Butler '76 , Trianfillos Parlapanides '91 and Loren Adrian '74 returned the banners to their home in the old gym.

During the winter of 2008/2009, donations were accepted for a new trophy case.  Some trophies were temporarily displayed throughout the high school.

With the help of the  Central Regional Alumni Association, the Booster Club and generous donations by  Al Leiter '84, Meghan Mcafferty '91 and Eileen Giffoniello '77,  the new trophy cases were ordered.

A.J. Roselli and Son of Bayville was contracted to construct the cabinet, which was completed and installed in February 2009.  In May,  many alumnus, students, and teachers showed up to move, clean and display the old trophies dating to 1956 in the new cabinet.

On May 1, 2009 the case was dedicated along with 4 sports jerseys that had been retired and now hang above the trophy case. We hope to start building a similar trophy case on the opposite side of the entrance-way as soon as possible.  There are still trophies that need to be given a home.

Many thanks to all who participated including: Cheryl Altieri, Kelley Keslink-Butler, Sally Doon Flanegan,  Bonnie Holman Crowley,  Nancy Caruso Seibert,  David Butler, Bob Flanegan, Susan Oliver Dickhaus, Leslie Mangold-Brown, Robbie Keyes, Loren Adrian, Lori Rowley Deaver, Charlotte Roselli , Tony Roselli, Tom Parlapanides, Bruce Orsino, Louise Pesci,  Mr. Pesci, Vinnie Casale, Al Leiter, Meghan McCafferty, Bob Everitt, Lori Payton, and all the CRHS students who generously gave of their time to this project.