6th Annual Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony
April 28, 2023 @ 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm EDT
Date: The Induction Ceremony and Dinner will be held on Friday, April 28, 2023, at Patchogue-Medford High School, NAVY (SEAL) LT Michael P. Murphy Campus.
Tickets will go on sale as of January 2, 2023 and can be purchased by contacting the Hall of Fame at 631-275-7924 or at firstname.lastname@example.org. More details to come.
Nominations: The Patchogue-Medford Hall of Fame Booster Club, Inc., is proud to announce the names of the Honorees for the Induction Class of 2023. In alphabetical order:
- Libby Adelman: PMHS Class of 1989, NASA Engineer
- Michael Bamberger: PMHS Class of 1978, Sports Journalist
- Dr. Cindy Buckmaster: PMHS Class of 1983, Research Scientist
- Walter Costello: PHS Class of 1964, Basketball Standout
- Christopher Creevey: PMHS Class of 2002, High School Theatre Arts Volunteer
- Franc D’Ambrosio: PMHS Class of 1981, Broadway Actor
- Angela D’Amico: PMHS Class of 1981, Advisor, Educator
- Tracy Todd Hunter: PMHS Class of 1980, Art Curator
- Paul O’Neill: PMHS Class of 1975, Musician, Trans-Siberian Orchestra
- Judi Paparelli: PHS Class of 1971, Radio Personality
- Sylvia Porter: Journalist, Essayist, Economists
- Peter Poulos: PHS Class of 1939, Village of Patchogue Official
- Franklyn “Don” Rooney: PHS Class 1957, Baseball Standout, Coach
- Jeffrey Schaefer: PMHS Class of 1978, Professional Baseball
- Timothy Trava: PMHS Class of 2000, Soccer Standout
ABOUT THE INDUCTION CLASS OF 2023
- Libby Adelman has an asteroid named after her.
- Libby and Dr. Cindy Buckmaster were the first inductees to be selected for induction by the HOF’s STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Selection Committee.
- Michael Bamberger is the second PMHOF Inductee to write for Sports Illustrated (John Papanek, Class of 2016).
- Franc D’Ambrosio holds the distinction of being the “World’s Longest Running Phantom” to play in the “Phantom of the Opera” on Broadway.
- Seven members of the Induction Class of 2023 were nominated by Ms. Susan Sclafani’s sixth grade research class from Oregon Middle School.
- The induction class of 2023 has two outstanding baseball players: Jeff Schaefer played for the Seattle Pilots, and Don Rooney was drafted by the San Francisco Giants.
- Tim Trava led Patchogue-Medford to an upset victory of nationally ranked Brentwood HS Soccer Team.
- Paul O’Neill was the founder of the Trans-Siberian Orchestra.
- Judi Paparelli is a radio personality in two major cities.
- Sylvia Porter was a renowned journalist who made Patchogue her home.
- Angela D’Amico was a driving force in the creation of the PMHS Stick it to Cancer Floor Hockey Tournament.