In October, Canton High School held its Wall of Fame induction ceremony, which honors Canton graduates that have made positive impacts on their community. This year’s inductees included Gerald G. deSimas, Jr. – 1981, Candace (Flattery) Freedenberg – 1984, Joshua M. Sneideman – 1993, and the late Jesse J. Anderson, Jr – 1957.
deSimas is a communications specialist at Eversource Energy and an award-winning journalist. He is most well-known locally for running collinsvillepress.com, a website focusing on sports
Freedenberg is a technologist and entrepreneur with experience at Fortune 500 Companies. She’s also played a key role in past winter festival fundraisers that benefit the Parent teacher organizations at Cherry Brook Primary and Canton Intermediate schools.
Sneideman is an award-winner science educator and author and has worked as a hydro-geologist. He also founded the Inter-Collegiate Environmental Congress in Costa Rica and is an executive at Learning Blade,™ which provides supplemental STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) curriculum.
Anderson, who passed away in 2007, worked in the irrigation industry for more tan 48 years, was highly regarded by employees and industry experts and was a founding member of the Connecticut Irrigation Contractors Association.
The photos below are courtesy of Noah O’Leary and the deSimas family.