Class of 2017

The 2nd Annual Induction Ceremony was held on Friday, April 28, 2017

Individuals

Keith Bishop

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Army Staff Sergeant Keith Bishop (1999), was a highly decorated U.S Army officier who was killed in action during a 2009 raid on Taliban forces in Afghanistan. Keith was 28 years old. (inducted posthumously)

Frank Provenzano

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Frank Provenzano was a track and field coach and athletic director for over 27 years and coached a number of successful teams.  A 1949 graduate of Port Jefferson High School, Mr. Provenzano served in the Army during the Korean War. (inducted posthumously)

Burt Pollock

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Bert Pollock was an educator, actor, writer, and director who spent nearly 20 years as an english and drama teacher at Patchogue-Medford High School.  He is best known for raising the quality of theater to new levels of excellence that inspired thousands of students (inducted posthumously)

Christine Georke Holloway

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World renowned opera singer Christine Georke Holloway (1986), is perhaps the most highly acclaimed  musical artist to have graced the halls of Patchogue-Medford High School.  Today Christine is one of the most outstanding and beloved opera performers in the world.  Christine's biography can be found on

Wikipedia @ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christine_Goerke

Dr. Debra Judelson

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Dr. Debra Judelson (1969) is a national renowned clinical cardiologist , teacher and proponent of women’s health issues and pioneer in the treatment of heart disease in women.

Paul Regina

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Paul Regina (1974) was a television and Broadway actor. Paul was best known for his role in the TV series Brothers. Paul often returned to Patchogue-Medford to mentor students ,in addition to other philanthropic and volunteer work. (inducted posthumously).  Pauls's biography can be found on

Wikipedia @ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_Regina

Edward Ellis

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Edward Ellis (1982) was an outstanding athlete who as a high school senior, won NY state championships in both shot-put and discus.  Edward's record shot-put throw stood for more than 26 years.  Ellis went on to earn his bachelor's degree in physical education at the University of Alabama and added a master's degree in education at the University of Arkansas in 1989.

At Alabama, he was an all-Southeastern Conference track performer numerous times in both the indoor and outdoor seasons.

Michael Reilly

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U.S. Coast Guard member and Patchogue Fire Department First Responder Michael Reilly graduated in 1977. Reilly was killed while home on leave and responding to an emergency call with the fire department. He was in an ambulance that crashed when he was killed. (inducted posthumously)

Teams

1997 Varsity Football Team

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Patchogue Fire Department Van Guard 40 Thieves Drill Team

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Special Recognition Awards

Tom Combs

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Athletic Director, Patchogue-Medford Schools

Jake Parris

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Patchogue Fire Department 40 Thieves Captain 

Person of the Year

Mrs. Trish Graham

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President, Patchogue-Medford SEPTA 

The Hall Of Fame Raider Courage Award

Sean Patrick Dixon

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