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|
- Cheryl Austin
- Class of 1987 Karen Keith
- Class of 1991 Santa Bonet
- Class of 2004 Bonetta Sookhdeo
- Dennis Duran
- Paul Seltzer
- Class of 1965 Carol Masino
- Class of 1966 Stephen Lopatin
- Mitchel Solomon
- Class of 1989 Madeline Boucard
- Brad Walker
- Class of 1994 Nicole Monk
- Class of 1976 Patrick Kelly
- Class of 2016 Luis Castro
- Class of 1977 Jeff Rifkin
- Class of 1991 Michelle Dhanraj
- Class of 1969 Jesse Grossman
- Class of 1966 Debbie Chinitz
- Class of 1966 Peter Marion
- Class of 1966 Nancy Hecker
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