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Caribou High School Hall of Fame inductees

CARIBOU, Maine – The National Honor Society is pleased to announce that the Caribou High School Hall of Fame Selection Committee has elected the following six distinguished alumni to be inducted into the third class of honorees. The honorees are:

Dr. Richard Winslow (posthumously), CHS Class of 1959; was a graduate of Bowdoin College and Columbia University Medical School and served as a private practice ophthalmologist and was the clinical professor of ophthalmology at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. Dr. Winslow served as the past president of the Dallas Academy of Ophthalmology. Dr. Winslow was the valedictorian and president of the Caribou High School Class of 1959. 

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Mark Randolph, CHS Class of 1975; serves as the director of the Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Research Laboratory at the Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School. Randolph has co-authored over 200 scientific publications as well as several book chapters and edited two books on research funding and the training of clinical investigators.

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Carl Randolph, CHS Class of 1990; serves as medical service coordinator for the Pittsburgh Pirates. Randolph graduated from the University of Maine in 1994 with a bachelor of science. Randolph earned a master’s degree in kinesiology from AT Still University in 2015 Randolph served as the athletic trainer for the Major League Baseball futures game in 2006 and 2013.  

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Emily Smith, CHS Class of 1995; serves as president and managing partner of Smith’s Farm, Inc., overseeing all aspects of the business from growing practices, land management, labor negotiation and management, food safety and financial decision making. After high school, Smith pursued an education in crop science at California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo, California.

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Benjamin Locke Wakana, CHS Class of 2005; serves as White House Deputy Director for Strategic Communications and External Engagement on the COVID Response Team and served as an advisor to Dr. Anthony Fauci, Dr. Rochelle Walensky, and Jeff Zients – frequently leading the rollout of COVID announcements and external engagements. Wakana was named “Most Athletic and was the Ninth Honor Part in his class standing. 

(Courtesy of Caribou High School)

Dr. Caleb Swanberg, CHS Class of 2007; serves as a family physician at Pines Health Services, Cary Medical Center, and the Caribou Nursing Home. Dr. Swanberg also serves as faculty for the Tuft University Medical School Family Medicine Clerkship and was honored to receive the Roger A. Renfrew Rural Teaching Award for the medical school in 2021. He now serves as the Chief of Medicine at Cary Medical Center. Dr. Swanberg was the salutatorian of his class and named “Most-Likely to Succeed.”

The NHS will host an induction ceremony for these distinguished Caribou High School Alumni on Sunday, May 1 at 1:30 p.m. in the Caribou Performing Arts Center. A portrait of each honoree will be placed in the CHS Alumni Hall of Fame. The beautiful gold frames have been donated by the Gwen Harmon Trust at the Caribou Public Library. The public is cordially invited to attend.

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