Martin Van Buren High School Alumni
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|Mario (Bob) Savio||Class of 1960|
Mario was our valedictorian and subsequently gained fame by leading the free speech riots at Berkley. Check out his extensive info on wikipedia
|Julian Phillips||Class of 1973|
|Raymond Kurzweil||Class of 1965|
Raymond "Ray" Kurzweil (born February 12, 1948) is an American author, inventor and futurist. Aside from futurology, he is involved in fields such as optical character recognition (OCR), text-to-speech synthesis, speech recognition technology, and electronic keyboard instruments. He is the author of several books on health, artificial intelligence (AI), transhumanism, the technological singularity, and futurism. Kurzweil is generally recognized as a public advocate for the futurist and transhumanist movements, due to his stances on life extension technologies, his efforts to forecast future advances in technology, and his interest in the concept of the technological singularity. At the same time, he has attracted significant criticism from scientists and thinkers. Ray Kurzweil grew up in the New York City borough of Queens. He was born to secular Jewish parents who had escaped Austria just before the onset of World War II, and he was exposed via Unitarian Universalism to a diversity of religious faiths during his upbringing. His father was a musician and composer and his mother was a visual artist. His uncle, an engineer at Bell Labs, taught young Ray the basics of computer science. In his youth, he was an avid reader of science fiction literature. In 1963, at age fifteen, he wrote his first computer program. Later in high school he created a pattern-recognition software program that analyzed the works of classical composers, and then synthesized its own songs in similar styles. In 1965, he was invited to appear on the CBS television program I've Got a Secret, where he performed a piano piece that was composed by a computer he also had built. Later that year, he won first prize in the International Science Fair for the invention; he was also recognized by the Westinghouse Talent Search and was personally congratulated by President Lyndon B. Johnson during a White House ceremony. In 1968, during his sophomore year at MIT, Kurzweil started a company that used a computer program to match high school students with colleges. The program, called the Select College Consulting Program, was designed by him and compared thousands of different criteria about each college with questionnaire answers submitted by each student applicant. When he was 20, he sold the company to Harcourt, Brace & World for $100,000 (roughly $500,000 in 2006 dollars) plus royalties. He obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science and Literature in 1970 from MIT.
|Madeline Kahn||Class of 1960|
Madeline became a top Broadway and TV performer and, unfortunately, died at a young age from cancer. Check her out on Wikipedia
|Illene Graf||Class of 1966|
TV star-Mr Belvedere. Broadway Star Grease.
|Donny Deusch||Class of 1975|
- Class of 1972 Sandra Demaria
- Class of 1964 Elliott Koreman
- Class of 2016 Yamiris Rosario
- Class of 1965 Ferris Jessica
- Class of 2010 Alfred Wilson
- Class of 1995 Keisha Sutton
- Class of 2010 Maria Marquez
- Class of 1972 Theresa Rushton
- Class of 1960 Donna Rachnowitz Now Wasserman Wasseman
- Class of 1963 Jean Voigt
- Class of 2007 Vaughn Armstrong
- Class of 2008 Jarnail Singh
- Class of 2015 Mafakarul Islam
- Class of 1961 Robert Laws
- Class of 1985 Stephen McPherson
- Class of 1985 Cathi Rosovich Brown
- Class of 2011 Vijiya Azram
- Class of 1959 Robert Van Buren Sherwin
- Class of 1961 Jerry Nee Gerald Engelbach
- Class of 2014 Karishma Somaroo
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