Donald Ceminski is said to be the best boys cross-country running in the history of the sport at Bartlett High School.
He served as a cross-country team captain for three years, sophomore through senior. As a junior, Don finished first in seven of the eight races he entered with a 1:11 margin of victory. As a senior, he placed first in 14 of the 15 raced he entered, with a 1:35 margin of victory.
Don was a member of the Bartlett varsity basketball teams in his junior and senior years. The Indians were crowned Clark Tournament Champions both years.
He also played one year each on Indian baseball and golf teams.
Don’s high school athletic honors include Cross-Country MVP in 1971, 1972, and 1973.
Academically, he received the George Hodges English Award at graduation 1974. He was a member of the National Honor Society and the Bartlett High School Student Council.
After graduation from Bartlett, he continued his athletic-academic career at Worcester State College. He was the recipient of the “Outstanding Freshman Award” as a member of the 1975 Lancer track team. He was a member of the Worcester State mile relay team that participated in the NCAA Championships in Ohio.
For the past 17 years, Don has been a certified orthopedic technician for Fallon Clinic. Professional recognition includes receiving Employee of the Month Award, Gold Star Award, and Platinum Award.
Personal achievements include entering and finishing seven marathons, including five Boston Marathons, with a personal best in that event of 3:03.
Don and his wife Dori have a son Gregory, 18 and a daughter Kimberly, 16.