SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- Scotch Plains- Fanwood High School (SPFHS) will induct four new members into its alumni Hall of Fame on Tuesday, Dec. 11.
The 2019 inductees are:
  • David Blitzer '87, partial owner of the New Jersey Devils and the Philadelphia 76ers,
  • Jamie Novak '90, author, TV personality, speaker, and organizing humorist,
  • Amy Nutt '73, Pulitzer Prize winning journalist, investigative and science reporter and author, and
  • Joe Scarpati '60, former NFL player for the Philadelphia Eagles and New Orleans Saints. He was the holder for Tom Dempsey’s 63-yard field goal in 1970 -- a record that stood for more than four decades.

Thus far, Jamie Novak, Amy Nutt, and Joe Scarpati have said that they plan to attend. 

Past inductees include Pat DiNizio of The Smithereens, hurdling legend and NFL star Renaldo "Skeets" Nehemiah, Tuskegee Airman Malcolm Netttingham, actress Sada Thompson, former MLB All-Star Jeffrey Hammonds, and former NJ Governor Donald DiFrancesco, among others.
All are welcome to meet the inductees, hear their inspiring stories, and enjoy refreshments. The free program will begin at 7:00 p.m. in the Multi-Purpose room of the high school.
The public is invited to nominate SPFHS alumni they know of, for future consideration for induction. Alumni nominated, who may be living or deceased, should serve as role models for current students. To nominate alumni, and to view information on all 34 current members of the Hall of Fame, visit is Scotch Plains-Fanwood’s only free daily paper. Sign up for our daily eNews and follow us on Facebook and twitter @SPF_TAP. Download the free TAPinto App for iPhone or Android.