Welcome to the Lynn Trade and Lynn Vocational Technical Institute Alumni Archives Website.
Welcome to the Lynn Trade and Lynn Vocational Technical Institute Alumni Archives website. This site contains information on school history and graduation lists through the years. I'm looking for content to add to our archives: articles, photos, past events and history of the school. If you have material you would like to share, please email it to email@example.com. We welcome material on alumni, students, faculty and sports.
I've been concentrating on material from the 1960's and early 70's, little is available from these years. The content of these pages come from material submitted by alumni from around the country, the rest is from the Lynn Public Library's microfilm of old Daily Evening Item articles. If you don't see any material for your year, it's because I don't have it.
I will continue to add news articles from the Lynn Public Library in the coming months. Anyone wishing to help add articles please leave an email. I just recently in 2017 moved this site from Google Sites to WIX. It will take some time to move all the content that existed on the original site.
In The News
In 1948 Lynn’s newly designated third secondary school, Vocational High School, held its first graduation ceremony at which a class of 70 seniors were awarded diplomas by Mayor Stuart A. Tarr, under the direction of Ralph W. Babb until his retirement in 1950.
In 1950/51 Michael C. O'Donnell held the director spot until his retirement 1971.
In 1953, the 37-member graduating class at Lynn Trade High School took part in the setting of a milestone during the commencement exercises. The pupils received the first diplomas marked "Lynn Trade High School."
In 1971, director James A. Pelley took charge of the new “Lynn Vocational and Technical Institute”, now located at 80 Neptune Blvd. and graduated its first class in 1972 of 104 students.
The first two graduation commencement exercises, 1948/49, were held in the Classical High School auditorium; in 1950 they were held at the E. J. Harrington School’s auditorium until 1971; the first graduation program at the new Lynn Vocational and Technical Institute was conducted in 1972 when diplomas were presented to 104 graduates during exercises in the school cafetorium.
A little School History
To Promote Friendly Relations among graduates and former students of Lynn Vocational High School, Lynn Trade, and Lynn Vocational and Technical Institute.
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July 12, 2025