John Bielen

Best known as a track coach and counselor at Power Memorial Academy, John Gregory Bielen was as a teacher, mentor and friend whose legacy lives on through the many lives he touched.  To help celebrate his life, this pictorial shows a few of the stops John made during his brief time with us.  A student at All Hallows in the Bronx, his first Irish Christian Brothers assignment at Chicago's Leo High School, photo's of mementos, provided by his family, showing some of his many championship teams and athletes at Power, then we see John as principal at Bishop Hendricken High School in Rhode Island and beyond

We remember you John and are thankful you came our way.

John Bielen - Teacher-Counselor-Coach

click GO TO LINK to open John Bielen's Power Memorial Hall of Fame bio.

1946 All Hallows Yearbook

First Grade 1946

1950 All Hallows Yearbook

Fifth Grade 1950

1953 All Hallows Yearbook

"James" Bielen Class President 8th Grade 1953

8th Grade 1953

1954 All Hallows Yearbook

Freshman Year 1954

Freshman Year Band

1962 Leo High School Yearbook

Faculty Profile 1962

Counseling

Religious Activities

Science Club

1963 Leo High School Yearbook

Faculty Profile 1963

Moderator Bantam Basketball

Moderator of "The Oriole" School Newspaper

1964 Leo High School Yearbook

Faculty Profile 1964

Moderator of "The Oriole" School Newspaper

Cross Country Summary

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Track Summary

1965 Leo High School YearbookS

Leo High School

Faculty Profile 1965

Mothers Club event at Christmastime

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Mothers Club

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Moderator "The Oriole" School Newspaper

Cross Country Summary

Track Summary

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1966 Leo High School Yearbook

Faculty Profile 1966

Track Summary

Cross Country Summary

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1967 Leo High School Yearbook

Faculty Profile 1967

Varsity XC Record

Junior Varsity XC Record

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1968 Power Memorial Yearbook

Sheep Meadow Central Park

NY Daily News

Spring 1968 (courtesy Andy Walsh)

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1968 NY Relays

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Penn Relays Spring 1969

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Fall 1969

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1969 CHSAA Varsity Cross Country Champions

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1969 CHSAA JV Cross Country Champions

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1970 Penn Relays DMR

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1970 Eastern States Champions

Cross Country Time-Trial VCP 1971 courtesy Tom Cullen

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1971 CHSAA Varsity XC Champs

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1971 CHSAA JV XC Champs

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The Harrier Fall 1972 click GO TO LINK to open pdf version

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The Harrier Fall 1972

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1972 CHSAA Indoor Track & Field Champions

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Spring 1973

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1973 CHSAA Varsity Cross Country Champions

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1973 CHSAA JV Cross Country Champions

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1974 CHSAA Varsity Cross Country Champions

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1975

Fall 1975 An Interview With Brother Bielen

click GO TO LINK to open 1975 interview with Br. Bielen by Howie Ryan

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Fall 1975 click GO TO LINK to open pdf version

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Fall 1975 click GO TO LINK to open pdf version

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1975 CHSAA Outdoor Track & Field Champions

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1975 CHSAA Outdoor Track & Field Champions

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Spring 1976

CHSAA Newsletter February 16, 1977 click GO TO LINK to view pdf version

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Charles Cronly splits an astonishing 1:56.1 anchor in the Two Mile Relay giving Power the points needed to win the 1977 CHSAA Indoor Track & Field Championships.

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1977 CHSAA Indoor Track & Field Championships.

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1977 CHSAA Indoor Track & Field Champions

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NY Times February 27, 1977

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NY Daily News April 14, 1977

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NY Daily News April 14, 1977

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Spring 1977 click on GO TO LINK to open article "The Power Behind Power" written by Brian Caulfield

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1978 Bishop Hendricken Yearbook

Faculty Profile 1978

Greeting the Parents Council 1978

Graduation Day 1978

Honors Night 1978

Honors Night

Honors Night 1978 Bishop Hendricken

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National Merit Scholarship Program Students 1978

1979 Bishop Hendricken Yearbook

Faculty Profile 1979

Sports Night 1979

Freshman Track Awards 1979

Graduation Day 1979

1980 Bishop Hendricken Yearbook

Faculty Profile 1980

Activity Day 1980

Olympian Jim Craig Visits 1980

Alway Helping Hendricken Auxilary (AHHA) 1980

1981 Bishop Hendricken Yearbook

Faculty Profile 1981

The Roaring '20's 1981

Activity Awards Night 1981

Honors Night 1981

Hewlett High School 1986 Yearbook 01 cover
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Faculty Profile 1986

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1997 CHSAA Hall of Fame Brochure click GO TO LINK to open multi-page pdf

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1997 CHSAA Hall of Fame induction for John Bielen

The Hero of Champions / A Legacy

Poem by Maurice Weaver on 30th anniversary of John Bielen's transition to the afterlife. click on GO TO LINK to read the preface & the poem.