Leominster High School Athletic


Robert W. Cosseboom – 2015

  • Graduated from Leominster HIgh School – Class of 1945
  • He was President of his class
  • While in high school, he participated in many clubs and school activities, usually in leadership positions and won awards in these activities.  
  • After graduation he spent his entire working career as an employee of local retail establishments. 
  • Although he never achieved his youthful ambition of becoming a sports reporter, he maintained an abiding interest in Leominster High sports and social activities.  
  • TAG (Teen Age Gathering or Group) started in 1948.  Robert Cosseboom took over as Director in 1950 and ran it until 1974.

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  • The TAG Dance happened every Saturday night during the school year at City Hall and it drew people from miles around.
  • TAG donated thousands of dollars in scholarships and athletic awards to many LHS students.
  • Bob was also the donor of the Broderick – Kucharski award which was given each year at graduation.
  • Hallmark of the original TAG Dance was that the money Bob Cossomboom earned all went back to the community for sponsoring local sports teams or buying outfits for cheerleaders etc.
  • Bob was always ready to lend support to many civic activities.
  • He was instrumental in raising funds for scholarships for graduates of Leominster High School.
  • Having graduated as President of the Class of 1945, Bob was an active member of the reunion committee.


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