At Scarsdale High School, Aaron Sorkin was deeply involved in the Drama Club, serving as Vice President his junior and senior years. Sorkin continued his love of the stage at Syracuse University, where he earned a bachelor of Fine Arts in Theater. Initially, Sorkin hoped to be an actor, but experience taught him that his special talents lay in writing.Read more
WRITER, DIRECTOR, ACTOR
“Don’t compromise yourself. It’s all you got.” -- Janis
No wonder Michael Masarof is our youngest Distinguished Alumnus. The words above from his senior yearbook capture him perfectly.Read more
POLITICAL ACTIVIST, WRITER
“Sleep not but thrive
So shalt thou live”
So began Nan Aron’s self reflections in Bandersnach. After Scarsdale High came Yale University and Yale Law School and some years in Civil Rights Law and teaching at Georgetown and George Washington University Law Schools.Read more
EPISCOPAL MINISTER, MUSICIAN, DANCER, TEACHER, WRITER
After graduating from Scarsdale High School, Roth attended Oberlin College where she earned a B.A, .in Music. In 1977 she enrolled in the General Theological Seminary and received a Masters Degree in Divinity in 1981 with honors. That December she was ordained to the Episcopal Priesthood. While living in Scarsdale, Roth taught a generation of students the joys of dance and music. And once back in her beloved Oberlin, she turned to her pen and her love of learning to get ever more people involved in spirituality.
WRITER, POET, PROFESSOR
Victoria Redel is a woman of courage. See her Bandy quotation: “Oh why don’t you work like other men do? “How the hell can I work when the sky is so blue?”
Or see her decision to go to Dartmouth College so soon after it went co-ed. Redel also earned a Masters in Fine Arts from Columbia University.
Writer and award-winning documentary filmmaker specializing in investigative and historical projects. He is the author of the new National Geographic book, The Lost Gospel: The Quest for the Gospel of Judas Iscariot. As a filmmaker with more than 30 years' experience, he has worked for BBC, PBS, The History Channel and CBC (Canada).