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CBHS Hall of Fame adds 11 new members during Jan. 31 ceremony

CBHS Hall of Fame adds 11 new members during Jan. 31 ceremony

The Christian Brothers High School Hall of Fame has elected 11 new members, who were inducted in ceremonies on the CBHS campus January 31. Candidates are chosen by the Hall of Fame membership on the basis of their personal accomplishments, civic and public contributions, and support of or involvement with activities of interest to the school. The school opened in 1871. CBHS graduates must have graduated a minimum of 20 years prior to selection. The CBHS Hall of Fame was established in 1968. Since then, 535 men, living and deceased, have been inducted into the group (437 of whom are CBHS grads) by their peers.

The 2016 inductees are:
- Thomas W. “Sonny” Scruggs (CBHS ’57) is a retired high school computer teacher and principal in Memphis.
- Edward Menzer (CBHS ’58, deceased) was a U.S. Marine Corps Naval aviator and retired United Airlines pilot.
- Michael J. LoPicolo (CBHS ’64) spent 36 years in education at both the high school and the community college level in California.
- Conn Canale (CBHS ’66) was the long-time owner/operator of George Canale & Sons Grocery in Bartlett and later in Eads.
- Clyde William Keenan (CBHS ’68) is an Army veteran who retired from the Memphis Police Department at the rank of Major in 1998 after 36 years and currently runs his own law practice. .
- Robert E. “Tex” Thompson III (CBHS ’75) is a businessman as an industrial real estate developer and executive of a plastic recycling company in Chicago.
- Gregory A. Pohlman (CBHS ’77) is co-founder and managing partner of Scott & Pohlman PC, a Memphis CPA firm.
- Emile J. David (CBHS ’81) is a registered architect in the state of Tennessee and is currently the Associate Vice Chancellor for Facilities Administration at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) in Memphis.
- R. Miles Mason, Sr. (CBHS ’83) is an attorney and founder of the Miles Mason Family Law Group, practicing family law exclusively, and author of four books on family law. He is also a Certified Public Accountant.
- Christopher L. Schellman (CBHS ’93) is a Certified Public Account and founder of the specialized CPA firm BrightLine, the largest niche CPA firm in the United States, currently serving marquee clients such as Wal-Mart, Oracle, and E*TRADE.
- Patrick Joseph Bolton (CBHS ’95) is director of the Christian Brothers High School Band, the oldest band in the United States.

(PHOTO) Eleven Christian Brothers High School graduates were inducted into the CBHS Hall of Fame during ceremonies Jan. 31 on the CBHS campus. The inductees are: (front row, from left) Sonny Scruggs ’57, Michael J. LoPicolo ’64, Conn Canale ’66, Clyde Keenan ’68, Tex Thompson ’75, (back row, from left) Greg Pohlman ’77, Emile David ’81, Miles Mason ’83, Christopher Schellman ’93, and Patrick Bolton ’95. Also inducted was Edward Menzer ’58 (deceased).