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Nominations Open for WRHS Hall of Fame Class of 2013

Nominations for the Woodland Regional High School Hall of Fame Class of 2013 are now being accepted. Staff who have retired from Woodland, alumni from the Class of 2007 or prior and coaches no longer coaching at Woodland are eligible. Nominations will be accepted until April 29, 2013. Click here to nominate a candidate.

Class of 2012 Inducted

The Woodland Regional High School Hall of Fame Committee inducted its second class to the WRHS Hall of Fame in June 2012. Three members were selected.

  • The 2001-02 Region 16 Board of Education guided Woodland through its first academic year. Members included Michael Abdalla, Priscilla Cretella, Sheryl Feducia, Michael Krenesky, David Byrne, Marie Delage, Rosemary Marczewski, Robin Wright, George Meder and Louise Moraniec. Woodland principal Dr. Arnold Frank said the Board “provided support, leadership, and encouragement to develop the complete academic, social and extracurricular programs at Woodland. They provided the vision and supported the vision.”
  • Shane Kingsley ’06 was one of the best athletes in Woodland history. He earned 10 varsity letters in football, basketball and baseball, earned eight combined All-NVL and All-State honors (fourth-most in school history), led Woodland football to state and NVL titles in 2004 and 2005, led Woodland baseball to the school’s first championship of any kind in 2004 NVL baseball tournament, led Woodland basketball to the deepest state tournament run in program history (2005 Division III quarterfinals) and was ranked second on Citizen’s News’ list of Woodland’s top 25 athletes of the decade.
  • Joan Krantz was a founding faculty member of Woodland (2001-09) as an English teacher and taught until her retirement in 2009. She was also the founder of the Advanced Placement program at Woodland. Woodland principal Dr. Arnold Frank said Krantz “helped establish rigorous standards for academic performance.”

Nominations for the inaugural class were open to the public during March and April and the final class was voted upon by the 12-member WRHS Hall of Fame Committee.

The WRHS Hall of Fame Committee extends its congratulations to the three newest inductees.

Class of 2011 Inducted

The Woodland Regional High School Hall of Fame Committee inducted six members to the first class of the brand-new WRHS Hall of Fame to celebrate the conclusion of the 10th year of the school. Members were inducted in June 2011.

  • The 2004 Woodland football team is one of two group inductees in the inaugural class. The 2004 Hawks, under head coach Chris Anderson, were the only undefeated team in any sport in Woodland history and won the school’s first state championship. They finished ranked sixth in the final New Haven Register poll and were Citizen’s News’ Woodland Team of the Decade.
  • Chris Anderson started the Woodland football program and was its head coach from 2001-07. He won two Naugatuck Valley League and Class SS state championships while racking up a 49-21 record in six varsity seasons. He was the New Haven Register Coach of the Year in 2004 and is now an assistant coach at the University of New Haven.
  • Maureen Carroll was on the founding faculty of Woodland, first as an English and history teacher before serving as assistant principal from 2003 until her retirement in 2010. She was responsible for organizing the computer system for grading and scheduling and is still called by Woodland faculty the “moral compass of Woodland to this day.”
  • Gina DellaRose ‘05 was a combined six-time All-State, seven-time All-NVL selection as a soccer and track star. She was the first-ever All-State athlete at Woodland and still holds a number of soccer and track records. She was named Citizen’s News’ Woodland Athlete of the Decade. She played soccer and track at Southern Connecticut State University.
  • Patryk Krakowski ’05 was the only three-year captain of the football team and led the Hawks to the 2004 NVL and Class SS state championships. He earned All-State honors in 2004, All-NVL honors in 2003 and 2004, and is still top 10 in state history in touchdowns scored. He was ranked fifth in Citizen’s News’ Woodland Athletes of the Decade and played football at Marist College.
  • The Region 16 High School Cooperative was a coalition of Beacon Falls and Prospect parents heavily responsible for helping the high school building referendum passed in 1998 after decades of failed efforts. The group was co-founded by Theresa Graveline and Mike Miele and included parents from both towns.

Nominations for the inaugural class were open to the public during March and April and the final class was voted upon by the 12-member WRHS Hall of Fame Committee.

The WRHS Hall of Fame Committee extends its congratulations to the six inductees in its historic inaugural class.