IMMACULATE CONCEPTION SCHOOL
Seventeenth Annual Distinguished Graduate Dinner
Brotherly love at ICS Distinguished Grad Dinner
“There is a destiny that makes us brothers, no one goes his way alone; all that we send into the lives of others comes back into our own.” — Edwin Markham
DRACUT — Winter doldrums were nowhere in sight on the evening of Feb. 4, when the Immaculate Conception School’s Development Committee hosted its 17th annual Distinguished Graduate Dinner at Lenzi’s Millhouse. This winter social scene boasted 170 family, friends, parish and school members, alumni, supporters and numerous civic leaders, who came out strong for an evening of celebration honoring two extraordinary brothers.
The honorees of the ICS 2017 Distinguished Graduate Award, incredibly kind and extremely intelligent brothers and Lowell natives James and David MacLaughlan, who attended and graduated from the Immaculate Conception grammar school. James M. MacLaughlan, Class of 1958, and David W. MacLaughlan, Class of 1961 were recognized for their many years of support and contribution to the school and community. The brothers are very similar, whether it’s their jobs, hobbies, charities or organization memberships. Though both are retired, they were both educators and coaches, Jim coaching basketball and Dave baseball.
They both love reading and golfing, and are highly involved in community, organizations, church, charities and, most important, their families. In honor of the MacLaughlan brothers, the beautiful ICS art students created centerpieces of trees with glass lanterns hanging from the limbs, highlighting illustrations of Lowell landmarks, because of Jim and Dave being lifelong residents and their love for Lowell.