From her first days at Scarsdale High School, Liz Cohen was marked as a student of nearly limitless potential. Prior to her senior year, she was selected an AFS student to Japan. In 1973, Cohen was admitted to Princeton University in the cohort of women who were the first to be enrolled there. At Princeton she majored in History. Her senior paper was entitled Beneath Cotton and Lace: the Plantation Legacy of the Southern Woman.Read more
Virginia Drachman began her career as a historian committing a historic act. As a senior, she led an action by high school women – her friends-- against the school dress code. The “girls” came to school wearing culottes instead of the approved skirt. The principal, Aaron Fink, knew when he was beaten and caved.Read more
HISTORIAN, RHODES SCHOLAR’ PROFESSOR AT MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY AND BATES COLLEGE
I taught David Scobey his senior year in high school. He earned a 5 on the AP exam and 800 on his achievement exam in American History.. My colleagues congratulated me on not giving David enough misinformation in the course of the year to mess him up. After Scarsdale High came Yale University and then Oxford University where David studied as a Rhodes Scholar.