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The Hall of Fame: an Ever-Growing Timeline of Legendary Alumni

The Hall of Fame: an Ever-Growing Timeline of Legendary Alumni

Anastasia Koutavas, Staff Reporter

May 30, 2018


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In 1938, Bronx Science was founded to provide a unique education to students with interests in science and math, creating an educational foundation for years to come. Over the decades, students and faculty have contributed to the unique character of a high school environment that Bronx Science prides...

Beyond The Years: For the Present, the Hall of Fame Represents More than the Past

Beyond The Years: For the Present, the Hall of Fame Represents More than the Past

Anastasia Koutavas, Staff Reporter

May 30, 2018


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The Bronx Science lobby is now crowded. While current students enter and exit from the cafeteria, the main entryway bustles instead with alumni of all backgrounds and accomplishments who have earned their spots in the Hall of Fame. This new honor, established in association with the school’s eightieth...

Wanda Austin ’71

Wanda Austin ’71

Winni You, Staff Reporter

May 30, 2018


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Wanda Austin, an internationally celebrated aerospace engineer and graduate of Bronx Science, Class of 1971, is most notable for her former position as president and CEO of The Aerospace Corporation. On April 13, 2018, she returned to the school to be inducted into the Bronx Science Hall of Fame and...

Allen Bard ’51

Allen Bard ’51

Rebecca Singer, Staff Reporter

May 30, 2018


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Although now he is “The Father of Electrochemistry,” a National Medal of Science recipient, and a professor at the University of Texas at Austin, Allen Bard ’51 was once just a normal student at Bronx Science, singing in the chorus and thriving in his Chemistry classes. Bard, a Bronx native,...

Jill Bargonetti ’80

Jill Bargonetti ’80

Sinaia Keith Lang, Staff Reporter

May 30, 2018


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Now an award-winning cancer researcher who teaches at Hunter College, Dr. Jill Bargonetti ’80 was once a Bronx Science student who dreamed of becoming a dancer. On November 16, 2017, Bargonetti returned to Bronx Science for her Hall of Fame Induction, in honor of the school’s eightieth anniversary,...

Mark Boal ’91

Mark Boal ’91

Skylar Kleinman, Staff Reporter

May 30, 2018


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Now an Academy Award-winning screenwriter, Mark Boal ’91 was once a Bronx Science student and active member of the Speech and Debate team. Boal worked as a journalist for ten years, writing articles for magazines such as Rolling Stone and The Village Voice. Later on, he ventured into the world of Hollywood,...

David Botstein ’59

David Botstein ’59

Brianna Le, Staff Reporter

May 30, 2018


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On April 27, 2018, David Botstein ’59 came back to Bronx Science to be inducted into the Hall of Fame. Currently serving on the National Academy of Sciences and as the Chief Scientific Officer of Calico, Botstein is known as one of the world’s leading geneticists, and his research has been cited...

Bert Brodsky ’60

Bert Brodsky ’60

Oona Zlamany, Staff Reporter

May 30, 2018


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For Bert Brodsky, ‘work’ is business. From a young age, Brodsky has been a savvy entrepreneur. “My whole life I wanted to be in business. When I was twelve years old, I would collect the empty bottles on the beach and turn them in for two cents each. I would sift the sand for money.” On December...

Jon Cryer ’83

Jon Cryer ’83

Anna Clevenger, Staff Reporter

May 30, 2018


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Now an Emmy Award-winning actor, Jon Cryer ’83 was once a Bronx Science student working to balance auditions with homework. Cryer, who is best known for his roles as Alan Harper in the CBS sitcom ‘Two and a Half Men’ and Duckie Dale in the ’80s classic ‘Pretty in Pink,’ returned to Bronx...

Mickey Drexler ’62

Mickey Drexler ’62

Sara Buklan, Staff Reporter

May 30, 2018


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On November 8, 2017, Mickey Drexler, Class of 1962, paid a special visit to The Bronx High School of Science, a place that had a significant impact on the rest of his life. Having grown up in the Bronx, stepping into Bronx Science was not, physically, a big transition for him. Emotionally and mentally,...

Jay Goldberg ’58 and Mary Cirillo ’65

Jay Goldberg ’58 and Mary Cirillo ’65

Matilda Melkonian, Staff Reporter

May 30, 2018


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On November 20, 2017, Jay Goldberg ’58 and Mary Cirillo ’65 were inducted into the 80th Anniversary Hall of Fame. Although they attended high school in two different Bronx Science buildings, they found each other in their fields years after their graduations thanks to the career paths that Bronx...

Joseph Greenaway ’74

Joseph Greenaway ’74

Yasmin Andrews, Staff Reporter

May 30, 2018


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Joseph Greenaway ’74 returned to the halls of Bronx Science on January 12, 2018 to be inducted into the Hall of Fame. Currently, he serves as a jurist of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, a position appointed to him by President Obama in 2010. Before rising to such a prestigious...

Howard Jonas ’74

Howard Jonas ’74

Bridget Kulscar, Staff Reporter

May 30, 2018


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“I wanted to be a scientist – that’s why I came to Bronx Science,” said Howard Jonas ’74, during his visit to Bronx Science on November 17, 2017 to receive recognition as a distinguished alumnus in the Hall of Fame. Jonas, now a successful businessman and author of three books, began his...

Ellen Kaden ’68

Ellen Kaden ’68

Leah Yoes, Staff Reporter

May 30, 2018


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Ellen Oran Kaden graduated from Bronx Science in 1968, arguably one of the most tumultuous years in contemporary American history. The rise of the anti-Vietnam protests, the Civil Rights Movement, and the assassinations of Martin Luther King Jr. and Robert F. Kennedy marked the conflicts shaping our...

Michael Kay ’78

Michael Kay ’78

Teddy Lowen, Staff Reporter

May 30, 2018


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On February 6, 2018, Michael Kay ’78, famed Yankees announcer, visited Bronx Science for his induction into the Hall of Fame. Bronx Science laid the framework for what would be an extremely successful career as a journalist and announcer. After graduating Bronx Science, Kay stayed in the Bronx and...

Leonard Kleinrock ’51

Leonard Kleinrock ’51

Lolo Rohner, Staff Reporter

May 30, 2018


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Back when The Bronx High School of Science really did have a pool, Leonard Kleinrock, class of ’51, was in the midst of his education: balancing the swim team, the recording club, and a rigorous curriculum. A true New Yorker, Kleinrock spent his early years in Washington Heights, and later attended...

King Lai ’78

King Lai ’78

Kristina Ang, Staff Reporter

May 30, 2018


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“Don’t worry about what you cannot do, focus on what you can,” King F. Lai said. Former Bronx Science Student of the Class of 1978 and a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, Lai has built up a notable influence on the world of advertising, marketing, and management. With over thirty years...

Leonard Lauder ’50 and Ronald Lauder ’61

Leonard Lauder ’50 and Ronald Lauder ’61

Sofija Radulovic, Staff Reporter

May 30, 2018


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On December 14, 2017, Leonard Lauder ’50 and Ronald Lauder ’61 came to visit Bronx Science in honor of their Hall of Fame induction. They have each have achieved enormous growth within Estée Lauder, and also have a great impact in the fields of philanthropy, art, and politics. After graduating...

Min Jin Lee ’86

Min Jin Lee ’86

Alexandria Ang, Staff Reporter

May 30, 2018


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“History has failed us, but no matter,” begins Bronx Science Class of 1986 alumna Min Jin Lee in her award-winning novel, ‘Pachinko.’ On December 4, 2017, Min Jin Lee paid the school a visit to be inducted into the Hall of Fame. With two published books, Lee has quickly gained praise for her...

Robert Lefkowitz ’59

Robert Lefkowitz ’59

Anastasia Koutavas, Staff Reporter

May 30, 2018


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After graduating fifty-eight years ago, Robert Lefkowitz ’59 became involved with groundbreaking research on the unique receptors on cells within living organisms. Now a Nobel Laureate and a James B. Duke Professor of Medicine at Duke University, teaching biochemistry and chemistry, Dr. Lefkowitz returned...

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