The Haddonfield Memorial High School Hall of Fame announced the eight HMHS graduates who will join the illustrious fraternity this year. Officially, the induction ceremony will take place on Nov. 23 at the Tavistock Country Club.
Jack Stanton graduated from HMHS in 1954. Stanton ran track at HMHS, but where he truly left his mark was on the gridiron. In Stanton’s senior year he led the team to both the 1953 Colonial Conference and South Jersey Group III championships and for his efforts was selected to the Colonial Conference and All-South Jersey Group III First Teams. During his 25 years in the youth program he went on to win numerous championships while coaching hundreds of young men, many of whom are in the HMHS Athletic Hall of Fame today.
Bob Misita was a member
of the class of 1979. Misita was a standout wrestler compiling
a 60–11 record while winning district and regional championships. He reached the state quarterfinals his senior year and was selected First Team All-South Jersey.
Scott Knecht graduated with the class of 1980. Knecht was a three-year varsity letter winner in basketball and track at HMHS. In track, he set the school record for the high jump at 6’10” in 1979, a record that still stands, and placed second in the state that same year. Knecht was All Colonial Conference and All Group II in 1978, 1979, 1980 and was selected All South Jersey First Team in 1979 and Second Team in 1980. Scott also excelled in basketball being selected All Colonial Conference First Team and All Group II Second Team.
Alex Creighton graduated from HMHS in 1989. Creighton won nine varsity letters at HMHS. He was selected captain in baseball his junior and senior years, which included a State Group I Championship and a place on the All South Jersey team. He was captain of the football team his senior year and was selected to the First Team All Colonial Conference and All SJ Group I teams. Alex was a member of the 1989 State Championship basketball team and participated in baseball in college at William and Mary, earning three varsity letters as a third baseman.
Scott Chalbert was a member of the class of 1993. Chalbert was a three-sport athlete at Haddonfield, winning four varsity letters in soccer, three in basketball, and two in track. He earned All South Jersey honors in soccer for four years and All State honors for two years while playing on two state championship soccer teams. Chalbert was named to the All South Jersey and All Colonial Conference teams in track. He set the school record in the 200 meters and the 400 x 4 relay and was a member of a state championship track team.
Gerrit Kemps graduated with the class of 1994. Kemps was the winner of 10 varsity letters at HMHS in soccer, track and basketball. He was All Colonial Conference for three years in soccer and first team All South Jersey Group I his junior and senior year and was a member of a Group I State Championship team. He was selected second team All-South Jersey his junior year. His senior year he was selected a First Team All-South Jersey and First Team All-State In track, Kemps was selected All Colonial Conference and All South Jersey Group I his freshman through senior years in the 400 and 800 meters hurdles and was the South Jersey Group I champion in the 800 meters. He was the Group I state champion in the 400-meter hurdles and was the school record holder in that event.
Rebecca Conroy Elmuccio
Rebecca Conroy Elmuccio was a member of the class of 1995. Elmuccio won four varsity letters in swimming at Haddonfield. She was First Team All-South Jersey and All Colonial Conference all four years. Rebecca was a United States Swimming Scholastic All American in 1993, 1994 and 1995). She set multiple HMHS records in the 200 freestyle, 500 freestyle, 100 backstroke, 200 medley relay, 200 freestyle relay and the 400 freestyle relay.
William Candee graduated from HMHS in 1996. Candee won 10 varsity letters at HMHS in football, wrestling and track. He was selected Third Team All Group II and Third Team All Colonial Conference in football and was selected to the Rotary Bowl All-Star game following his senior year. He had an outstanding wrestling career at Haddonfield, compiling a 99–15 record. Candee was a three time district champion after finishing third as a freshman and was a regional finalist three times and placed fifth in the state his senior year. He was First Team All Colonial Conference and Third Team All South Jersey his sophomore, junior and senior seasons and was selected for the NJ/DE All-Star meet. Candee was the Camden County pole vault champion in track and qualified for the State Championship Meet twice.
The induction dinner and ceremony will take place on Saturday, Nov. 23, at Tavistock Country Club.
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