Peter Lengsfelder (SHS '64) has written his first novel, Beautiful to the Bone. Beautiful to the Bone, is releasing on May 27 and will be available at all major retailers.Read more
Troy Engle (SHS '79) has been selected as a Team USA Track & Field Olympic Team assistant coach. Currently living and working in Singapore, Engle has been involved in the U.S. Track & Field circuit for years.
Richard Raisler (SHS '67) founded, owns and runs an aggregate business -- but never gets his hands dirty. His online venture TrueHUEnews summarizes journalism from around the globe -- a technique known in media circles as aggregation.Read more
Tovah Feldshuh, honored as a Scarsdale Distinguished Alum in 2005, said an emotional goodbye to the cast and crew of The Walking Dead. Tovah Feldshuh's character Deanna was bit (yet strangely not devoured) by walkers in the midseason finale. Deanna made a surprise return on Sunday’s “The Next World” episode, having now crossed over to the other side as a zombie.Read more
Douglas Rushkoff (SHS '79) has published 10 books detailing an increasingly fierce critique of digital society. His latest book, Throwing Rocks at the Google Bus: How Growth Became the Enemy of Prosperity, is published by Portfolio Penguin on 3 March.Read more
The Body of an American, written by Dan O'Brien (SHS '92), will play a limited engagement in New York
The New York premiere of Dan O'Brien's play The Body of an American will play a limited engagement February 10 through March 20 at Primary Stages at the Cherry Lane Theatre. Opening night is set for February 23. Dan O'Brien was honored as a Scarsdale Distinguished Alum in 2011.Read more
On January 10, 2016, Aaron Sorkin (SHS '79) won a Golden Globe for his Steve Jobs screenplay, a detailed portrait of the adored but private Apple founder. Aaron Sorkin was honored as a Scarsdale Distinguished Alum in 2006.
George Zimmerman, honored as a Scarsdale Distinguished Alum in 2012, has raised the curtain on the second act of his career, launching a tuxedo rental and tailoring service.Read more
By VALERIE ABRAHAMS of the Scarsdale Inquirer, November 28, 2014
“There is no one path; no right or wrong college” to find success, Scarsdale High School alumnus Dan Rosensweig told juniors and seniors as the moderator for a panel discussion with distinguished SHS alumni in the Little Theater Friday, Nov. 21. “Evidence suggests wherever you go [to college], if you follow your passions the opportunity to go into any field is available to people who come out of this high school,” he said. “Focus attention on doing some of the right things and being willing to take risks and take chances.”
To illustrate his point, Rosensweig invited six alumni who have traveled along very different paths to share their stories. The panelists were: Suzanne Nossel, ’87; Mara Liasson, ’73; Andrew Ross Sorkin, ’95; Jon Oringer, ’92; George Kliavkof, ’85 and Tom Rogers, ’72.Read more
Artist and now writer Marcia Gloster Ammeen recently published novel ¨31 Days: A Memoir of Seduction¨ details the affair Marcia had almost 50 years ago while studying painting at Oskar Kokoschka’s School of Vision in Salzburg, Austria and how it marked the beginning of an intense relationship that would change her life. Forty-five years ago, Marcia put her canvases and brushes aside to begin what would become a long and successful career as an art director in NYC. For all those years, she never painted. In writing the book, she realized Bill Thomson had changed her life, and 48 years later, he changed it again. Marcia said that telling a story that was a secret for so many years has had an amazing impact on her life. She feels 20 years younger and lighter, energized and excited about life. Most importantly her creativity has returned.Read more