SCOTCH PLAINS-FANWOOD, NJ – Six alumni will be inducted into the Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School Hall of Fame on Tuesday, Nov. 15 at 7:00 p.m. This year's inductees include:

  • Michael Antal, Jr., Class of 1965, (deceased), a distinguished professor and the first Endowed Chair of Renewable Energy Resources in the world at University of Hawaii.
  • Moria Cappio, Class of 1998, Vice-President for Early Childhood Programs at The Children's Aid Society and one of the "40 Under Forty Rising Stars" by the New York Non-Profit Media
  • Dr. Christian Lambertsen, (deceased) Class of 1934, a Major in the U.S. Army Medical Corps from 1944-46, Lambertsen invented the Self-contained Underwater Breathing Apparatus (SCUBA). He is distinguished as the Father of U.S. Combat Swimming & SCUBA.
  • John Bernard Riley, Class of 1971, an accomplished American Jazz drummer and three-time Grammy Award winner
  • Cynthia Sayer, Class of 1974, an international jazz banjoist, vocalist, concert and recording artist, and entertainer who performed at the White House
  • Marc Shaiman, Class of 1974, a Grammy, Emmy, Tony winning, and multi Oscar nominated composer and lyricist for films, television, and theater.

The celebration will take place in the Multi-Purpose Room of Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School.

The SPFHS Alumni Association was formed with the purpose of encouraging scholarship, sportsmanship, recreation and education, and leadership of students attending the high school. Two $1,000 scholarships are annually awarded to applicants who have demonstrated not only excellent grades, but have made contributions to the school system in volunteer service. is Scotch Plains-Fanwood’s only free daily paper. Sign up for our daily eNews and follow us on Facebook and twitter @SPF_TAP.