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January 2020

NRHS Seeks Nominations for

Wall of Fame

New Rochelle High School is looking for alumni to join the groundbreakers, the pioneers and the community leaders on its Wall of Fame.


The school has begun seeking nominations of those who graduated from the school to be honored in next year’s induction ceremony.


“Over the decades, New Rochelle High School graduates have gone on to blaze paths in the sciences, media, sports, civic leadership and many other fields,” said Interim Principal Joseph Starvaggi. “These illustrious alumni serve as examples of the heights to which a New Rochelle education can take its graduates.”


What’s called the Wall of Fame boasts so many inductees that it actually lines both walls down a hallway off the House II stack area. The most recent honorees were: Dr. William Klemperer, a physical chemist who graduated in 1944 (honored posthumously); Stephanie Wallach, a 1964 graduate and one of the first female commercial airline pilots in the U.S., who co-founded the International Society of Women Airline Pilots; and Joel Fridovich, a 1970 graduate who helped start the Alternative Campus School for the City School District of New Rochelle and ran it for 27 years, retiring in June.


"It's wonderful to walk down that hallway and see that New Rochelle High School graduates have made such positive impacts in so many fields," said Superintendent Dr. Laura Feijóo. "I am eager to see which alumni are chosen for next year's celebration."

Nominations for the next group of honorees will be taken through May 31, 2020. Candidates need not live in New Rochelle. They must have graduated at least 10 years before the year of nomination. Find the full list of criteria and a link to the nomination form here.