Surprenant, O’Keefe and Kehlenbach to Be Inducted into NBHS Athletic Hall of Fame

Aaron Surprenant, Karen O’Keefe Conaghan and Jamie Kehlenbach are among 11 to be inducted to North Branford High School's Athletic Hall of Fame on July 22.


Aaron Surprenant, Karen O’Keefe Conaghan and Jamie Kehlenbach will be honored at the  Athletic Hall of Fame Induction Dinner at Woodwinds in Branford on July 22 along with , .

These athletes span from Class of 1969 to Class of 1998 and the banquet will honor the 11 outstanding individuals who have made significant contributions to the athletic program at the high school either as a coach or an athlete.

Friends, family, teammates, coaches and fans of these exceptional athletes can attend the dinner to show their appreciation. Ticket information is available online.


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Aaron Surprenant, Class of 1994
Aaron, is the son of Roy Surprenant, who will also be inducted on July 22. He graduated in 1994 after participating in football, basketball and track. He was known as a fierce competitor in all three sports.

In football he scored 27 touchdowns. Aaron was named the MVP in football and earned the Desire + Dedication Award in both basketball and track. His 6-foot-2 in the high jump was his personal best.

Karen O’Keefe Conaghan, Class of 1997
Karen was a three-sport athlete, competing in soccer, basketball and track. She earned varsity letters in all three sports for all four years that she participated at NBHS.

She was an All-State soccer player for two years and was the Shoreline champion in 1,600 meters. As a basketball player, Karen was a team player who received the D + D Award as a junior, then the MVP as a senior. She was the MVP for the track team for three years. During the 1995 season, she was undefeated in the 1,600 and was the Shoreline Conference champion in that event as a senior.

Jamie Kehlenbach, Class of 1998
As a high school athlete, Jamie excelled in the three sports that he participated in–football, basketball and track.

He was a two-time All-State football player and in basketball, he was a key contributor in the quest for winning the Shoreline title which North Branford captured in 1997. Jamie set the record for career interceptions with 20 during his outstanding football career. As a sprinter on the track team he was part of the 4x100 relay team that won Shoreline Conference. He also placed second in the 100-meter dash as well as the 400-meter dash.


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