Peter Russell, Class of 1975, was a three-sport athlete playing football, basketball, and baseball.

Football was Peter's standout sport, and he was a 3-year starter for Coach Ron Springer. In his sophomore year he was a starter on defense at outside linebacker. In Peter's junior year he transitioned to middle linebacker while playing several positions on offense. It was, however, his senior season in which he became a standout, while serving as a tri-captain. On offense he played tight end, where he was an excellent receiver and strong blocker. Defensively, he continued his outstanding play at middle linebacker, clearly establishing himself as one of the top defenders of all the divisions in Central Massachusetts. Peter's toughness and aggressiveness were on display every time he stepped on the gridiron. Peter was a Border Conference All-Star as a sophomore, junior, and senior; a T&G All-Star his junior year; a T&G Super Team member his senior year; Webster Times MVP his senior year; and was listed in the Prep All-American yearbook.

In the sport of basketball, the toughness and aggressiveness that were keys to Peter's football success transitioned to the hardwood. Peter played a major role in both his junior and senior years, playing forward for Hall of Fame Coach Don Cushing. Peter was a defensive standout and outstanding rebounder, which contributed heavily to Bartlett winning the Clark Tournament and going deep into the Districts. Clearing the boards, ripping balls away from opponents, diving into the stands for balls, and being assigned to defend the opponent's top scorer were the hallmarks of Peter's play. Senior year Peter was a Border Conference All-Star and served as one of the Captains.

Peter's great attitude and hard work ethic continued on the baseball diamond into the spring where he played both left and right fields for Hall of Fame Coach Bob Pepka.

Peter served as Class President for three years, a member of Student Council, President of National Honor Society, Advisory Board member, Boys State Representative, School Committee representative, and a choir officer.

Peter was highly recruited and decided to attend UMass, playing 4 years at linebacker for the Minutemen. After graduating from UMass, Peter went onto a highly successful career in banking, with his present position being a Senior Vice President with the Athol Savings Bank. Peter also contributed heavily in supporting the youth of the community, serving as an officer and coaching Little League, youth soccer and basketball leagues. Peter also served as a member of the Shepherd Hill football and Webster Pop Warner coaching staffs.

Peter and his wife Donna reside in Hubbardston. They have three sons Lucas, Kirk, and Drew.