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Remembering wally lundt Wally Lundt was a prominent fixture in the Clayton community as a coach and teacher for 60 years. He was known as an inspirational role model for those he coached and taught. At Clayton High School, Wally taught physical education, scuba diving, canoeing, swimming and lifeguarding courses. He also coached swimming and water polo. Often referred to as the godfather of water polo, Wally helped start the first high school water polo league in St. Louis. For his contributions to the sport, he was inducted into the USA Water Polo Hall of Fame in 2004. The Clayton Alumni Association and Education Foundation made a commitment to honor Wally’s impact and legacy to Clayton High School and the Clayton community. After thoughtful consideration, a request was submitted to the City of Clayton to have the water polo/dive tank at the Shaw Park Aquatic Center, a place where Wally spent much of his time, named in his honor. The Wally Lundt Dive Tank will celebrate and remember Wally’s significant impact on the lives of Clayton students, alumni and families throughout St. Louis. Following the approval of the renaming request last July, work began on a design for a permanent plaque to be placed on the dive platform at the Shaw Park Aquatic Center.

With the support of Clayton alumni and community members, more than $3,100 has already been raised in Wally’s honor to help cover the cost of purchasing a plaque, and the collection is ongoing. Any remaining funds will be used to support the Foundation. Wally’s legacy spans six decades of Clayton students and athletes. Join us in honoring his significant impact on the numerous lives of Clayton families at a Plaque Unveiling event at the Shaw Park Aquatic Center on Thursday, June 27, from 6:308:30 p.m. While the event is free, a donation of $10 per guest is suggested. Hors d’oeuvres and beverages will be provided. Visit www.chsalumniassociation. net or call Karen McBride at (314) 854-6014 to RSVP. If you are unable to attend but would like to make a donation in Wally’s honor, you can donate online or mail a check made payable to the Clayton Education Foundation at #2 Mark Twain Circle, Clayton, MO 63105. Your support is greatly appreciated!

In This issue Alumna coordinates pen pal program Foundation grants at work Class notes In memoriam

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23rd Annual Alumni BBQ Reunion information 2014 Clayton Alumni Hall of Fame Thank you to our donors

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Alumna coordinates Real-World Learning Experience Clayton alumna Alyssa Hartel and Captain Elementary Spanish Teacher Lorie Madriz have been working together this school year to provide a real-world learning experience for the fourth-grade Spanish students at Captain. Hartel, a former Captain student and a 2007 Clayton High School graduate, has been teaching seven- to 11-year-old students in Galicia, Spain, since last October. The Clayton alumna visited the Captain students in January to kick off a pen pal program between her students and the Captain fourth-graders.

in English. The two classes are planning to exchange one more round of letters before the end of the school year. “It’s cool to talk to people in Spain to see what they do differently and the different food they eat,” said fourthgrader Davia Goette. Classmate Ruthie Pierson added, “I was surprised that a lot of what my pen pal does in Spain is what I like to do, too.”

This real-world learning experience is one way these Captain students are preparing During her presentation at at a young age for the possibility Captain, Hartel spoke to of studying or working abroad students about the impact in the future. Hartel attributes Clayton’s foreign language the oral activities and creative program has had on her decision projects in the Clayton Spanish Clayton High School alumna Alyssa Hartel (‘07) to study in Madrid during program to helping prepare speaks to Captain Elementary fourth-graders college and return to Spain to her for college coursework and about her students in Galicia, Spain, kicking off teach. She and her peers were to live abroad. She told the a pen pal program between her students and the first class to go through the Captain students that several of the Captain students. elementary Spanish program her friends who started taking in Clayton, which begins in first grade. As a result of Spanish in middle or high school often rely on her to do their early exposure to the language, several of Hartel’s the speaking in Spain because they are so focused on the classmates have also studied or worked in Spanish-speaking “right” way to speak in Spanish that they get intimidated. countries. By starting to learn Spanish in elementary school, Hartel is able to communicate without worrying as much about “I’m grateful that I got to start learning a foreign language the grammar, as it’s second-nature by now. in elementary school. Since I started learning Spanish at a young age, I was able to add French in high school and “I felt very prepared to live abroad because of all the learn it pretty quickly,” said Hartel. “Here, my students role-play activities and cultural background my Spanish started learning English when they were four years old, teachers taught me,” said Hartel. “If there’s anything I and they pick up on new words and structures really fast!” would change about Clayton’s foreign language program, it would be to start teaching Spanish in kindergarten with In preparation for Hartel’s visit, the Captain fourth-graders more classes per week and having the option to add a wrote letters in Spanish to their pen pals in Hartel’s class. second language in middle school. Many people I’ve met The alumna took the letters with her back to Spain, abroad speak multiple languages, and it gives them a huge where her students wrote back to their Captain pen pals advantage for traveling and finding jobs.”

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The Alumni Association is always looking for compelling stories about our alumni. If you would like your story to be considered for a feature in our next Alumni Newsletter or on the alumni website, contact Karen McBride at (314) 854-6014 or


STEM Day Broadens Students’ Perspectives Glenridge Elementary fifth-graders traveled to Clayton High School on Tuesday, April 9, to take part in the schools’ first-ever STEM Day. The event was developed by teachers at Glenridge and CHS to engage the fifth-grade students in the areas of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) while broadening their perspectives on possible STEM-based career options. Funding for the event was provided, in part, by grants from the Clayton Alumni Association and Education Foundation.

once they reach high school. The District is exploring the possibility of adding the PLTW program at the middle school level as well, which would allow District students, including this year’s fifthgraders, to supplement their coursework with additional STEM learning opportunities.

The Alumni Association and Foundation also funded a grant in 2012 for CHS teachers Mike Howe, Jennifer Adams, Gabriel De La Paz and Beauchamp to start a FIRST Robotics Team. The grant provided the opportunity for the team “We really wanted to connect Clayton High School freshman Jack Monshausen of students from the school’s the students with what they’re works with Glenridge Elementary fifth-graders PLTW Pathway to Engineering already learning in science, to build and program a robot during STEM Day. classes to build and program technology and math and let a robot to perform prescribed them see all of the possibilities out there for STEM,” said tasks against a field of competitors. Glenridge Gifted Specialist Sharon Slodounik. The District continues to enhance the STEM-based With help from the CHS students in teacher Steve learning experiences provided for students of all ages, Beauchamp’s Project Lead The Way (PLTW) Pathway ensuring they will be prepared for the growing number to Engineering classes, the Glenridge fifth-graders spent of career opportunities available in the fields of science, the day taking part in STEM-based projects, including technology, engineering and math. With the success of the developing a cotton ball catapult using a specific list of first STEM Day, the District’s elementary and high school items. After designing their catapult concept on paper, the teachers hope to eventually expand the program to other students built the catapults and tested their prototypes, Clayton students as well. recording and averaging the distance the catapult propelled the cotton ball. STEM Day also gave fifth-graders the opportunity to build and program their own robots using the LEGO Mindstorms robotics program. “It’s really cool to build our own robot and make things work,” said fifth-grader Lauren Coco. Slodounik received a grant from the Alumni Association and Foundation in 2011 to purchase several LEGO Mindstorms kits for extracurricular programs at Glenridge. This grant fostered District conversation and interest in emphasizing STEM at the elementary level. Clayton students currently can enroll in PLTW Pathway to Engineering classes and Biomedical Sciences classes

Glenridge Elementary fifth-grader Junyi Su performes a test run to ensure his robot is programmed correctly.

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Foundation Grant Helps Enhance Student Learning Students first prepared for their construction project by learning the history of bridges, the types of bridges and how bridges work (tension and compression). Students then began working on the design of their bridge by drawing up blueprints and calculating an estimated cost for the construction of their bridge. Each toothpick used to build the bridge cost students $100 fictional dollars. Using nothing but toothpicks and glue, students began constructing their bridges, which ranged in “cost” from $4,100 to $10,500. In the end, Meramec Elementary fifth-grader Ella Duplain’s bridge won, holding 3.6 pounds and costing $4,100.

As part of a new STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) program with Kid Zone (the District’s before/after care program), Meramec Elementary fourthand fifth-grade students put on their hard hats this spring for a fun construction project funded by the Clayton Alumni Association and Education Foundation. The students accepted the challenge of building a 12-inch-long bridge using only toothpicks, with the goal of having the least expensive bridge that would hold the most weight. The new program was possible because of a grant awarded from the Alumni Association and Foundation earlier this year. Each year, the Alumni Association and Foundation awards grants for projects that enhance learning and create lasting changes in the educational experiences of Clayton students. The new STEM program within Kid Zone provides students with a hands-on approach for learning the basic ideas and concepts of science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

With this project complete, the students will begin their next unit, which is the construction of airpropelled straw rockets. Learn more about the grants awarded in 2012 by visiting the alumni website at Meramec Elementary fifth-grader Ella Duplain carefully adds weight to a bucket to see how much her handmade toothpick bridge can hold.

Donate Today!

Join fellow alumni and give to the Clayton Alumni Association and Education Foundation. The Alumni Association and Foundation has been established to continue the academic excellence for which the School District of Clayton is recognized and celebrated. The Alumni Association and Foundation has set a rigorous course, providing students throughout the District with transformational, global and entrepreneurial opportunities that will enhance our academic excellence. To donate, visit or mail your donation to The Clayton Alumni Association and Education Foundation, #2 Mark Twain Circle, Clayton, MO 63105.

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Class notes Carl Rogge (‘28) celebrated his 102nd birthday on Oct. 11, 2012. Carl is CHS’s oldest living alum. Robert (Bob) Soell (‘35) was featured in Automotive Fleet magazine for his 64 years of services selling and managing Ford automobiles. David Ostapowicz (‘73) was inducted into the St. Louis Amateur Baseball Hall of Fame on April 26, 2012. Robert Kerr (‘80) was named the 2012 Clayton Person of the Year by for his extensive volunteer work in Clayton. Elizabeth Giardina (‘98) was featured in the Oct. 10, 2012, edition of Town and Style Magazine for her work in the fashion design industry. In the story, she attributed her success to her art teachers at CHS. David Kordonowy (‘98) was named one of Aviation Week’s “40 Under 40” Rising Stars of Aerospace and Aviation. Kevin “Duncan” Wall (‘98) published his first book, The Ordinary Acrobat. He was also recently featured on Entertainment Weekly mag azine’s 10 Favorite Things list, and he was a guest on NPR’s The Dinner Party and On Point with Tom Ashbrook.

Ryan McAdams (‘00) will be conducting “Pirates of Penzance” with the Opera Theatre of Saint Louis this summer.

Angela Whatley (‘01) received her Ph.D. in Microbiology from the University of Missouri. She is currently a Presidential Management Fellow with the Veterans Administration in Washington, D.C. Angela completed her undergraduate work at Rockhurst University in Kansas City, Mo. Melanie Goldstein (‘08) was awarded a Fullbright U.S. Student Program scholarship to Italy in String Instruments/ Cello. Melanie is currently studying violoncello with Marianne Chen at the Scuola di Musica di Fiesole in Florence, Italy. She is also conducting research on classical music in Italy and the means to render classical music more accessible in performance contexts through innovative programming and technology. Melanie was recently named coprincipal cellist of the Orchestra Giovanile Italia, Italy’s professional training orchestra, and she will tour Europe with the ensemble and collaborate with Ricardo Muti and o th er d i sting u i s h e d European musicians. Terry Ellis (‘09) was featured in a story in the Denver Post for his success on the lacrosse field at the University of Denver. Simone Bernstein (‘10) and Jake Bernstein (‘12) were named as Forbes Magazine’s “30 Under 30” Social Entrepreneurs. Simone and Jake are the co-founders of, which helps youth find volunteer opportunities. Simone Bernstein (‘10) was selected as one of Glamour Magazine’s 2013 Top 10 College Women for her work with

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Keep your fellow graduates informed on milestones in your life such as: marriages, births, promotions and awards. To submit your news, visit or email your class notes and photo to Karen McBride at Alumni Newsletter spring 2013

In Memoriam Our thoughts are with the following CHS alumni families who have recently lost their loved ones. • Wilbur Howard Lewin (‘36) passed away on Oct. 23, 2012. • James Fausek (‘44) passed away on July 19, 2012. • Edmund “Ed” Blum (‘45) passed away on Jan. 15, 2013. • David Teasdale (‘50) passed away on Dec. 2, 2012.

• Donald Dielmann (‘52) passe d away on July 18, 2012. • Ed Daumit (‘56) passed away on May 19, 2012. • Terr y G o l d b l um ( ‘ 5 6 ) p a ss e d away o n Feb. 24, 2013. • Sarah Wurm (‘97) passed away on July 5, 2012.

The Clayton Alumni Association and Education Foundation has a Tribute and Memorial Program in which we welcome donations in honor of or in memory of individuals and families. Donations support the Clayton Education Foundation in its mission of raising and distributing private funds to assist the School District of Clayton in maintaining and enhancing its tradition of educational excellence. The following is a list of gifts received between Jan. 11, 2012, and May 15, 2013, in memory of deceased classmates and District employees. If you would like to make an In Memoriam donation, please contact Karen McBride at (314) 854-6014 or In Memory of Claude A. Abrams (‘40) The Abrams Family Joan Abrams In Memory of Harvey (‘41) and Char Alexander (‘46) Janet Ostrom (‘72) In Memory of Charles M. Fullgraf (‘35) The Fullgraf Family In Memory of Carolyn Hackman (retired Clayton teacher) Chiyoko Baba Lois Bollinger William J. Bollwerk Faye Buritsch T. Jack Challis Marjorie S. Courtney Mary & Richard Hennicke Carolyn Hodge Jillanne Larkin Barbara Lehman Kay & Bob Noris Beverly L. Phipps Carol Poellmann Castillon (‘54) Ruth Powell William & Grace Riester Albert Schaefer Glenn & Barbara Shull Bill & Arleen Ulz Barbara Wagner Douglas A. & Afra Jean Walker Shirley Walsh

William Skeens & Darlene Weaver Leah Willson In Memory of Carolyn Hackman and Mary Garvey Norma S. Baron In Memory of Wally Lundt (Clayton teacher and coach) Arthur Auer II (‘76) Jon Birge (‘71) Susan Bivins (‘59) James Blumenfeld (‘81) Celeste & Ken Blumer Judy Campbell (‘77) Fred Cotsworth (‘63) Robert Eisenstein (‘60) Arthur Fleming (‘71) Terry Freerks (‘71) Wendy Gardner (‘90) Richard Grand-Jean (‘60) Claire Greenwald (‘63) Mark Gutman (‘73) William Hamilton (‘68) Judith Kaplan (‘81) Blanche, Dudley, Bennett, Barbara & Brian Katz Philip Kranzberg (‘59) Ron Littmann (‘60) Jon Lundstrom Anne Miller (‘85) Judith Miller Michael Murrey (‘78) Jeffrey Neuman (‘79) 6

Lawrence Neuman (‘83) Barbara Newbold (‘71) Keith Rothberg (‘69) Peggy Rothschild (‘60) Alexander Schonwald Evan Shopper (‘86) Pamela Siegel (‘63) James Spiegel (‘65) Stan Swanson (‘63) John Thomson (‘83) Margaret Tracy (‘52) Barb Winkler (‘51) William Wolff Class of 1972 In Memory of Elaine Newman Moranz (‘64) Joel Moranz In Memory of Kathy Shark (Clayton staff member) Norman & Sue Christensen Jean Das Dorothy Dorlac Suzy & Roger Effertz Mary Ann Goldberg Major General Jerry D. Holmes Mary Jo Liberstein David & Deborah Lococo Joyce K. Miles Eugene & Harriet Spilker Hazelwood Northwest Middle School School District of Clayton Facility Services Department

Don’t Miss the 23rd annual alumni bbq Since 1990, the Clayton Alumni Association has hosted the Annual Alumni BBQ in conjunction with the CHS Homecoming football game. This free event is a great way for alumni to catch up with former classmates, make connections with alumni from various class years and cheer on the Greyhounds! This year, help cheer on the Greyhounds as they take on Jennings High School at their Homecoming football game on Saturday, Sept. 28. The parade begins at 11 a.m., followed by the BBQ and kickoff at noon. For more details or to view photos of past BBQ’s, visit the alumni website at Invitations will be mailed and emailed in August. Sponsorship opportunities are available to help defray a portion of the cost for food, beverages and rental equipment. If you are interested in becoming a sponsor for this fun, memorable Fred Max (‘66), Norm Handshear event, please contact Karen McBride at (314) 854-6014. (‘66) and Alex Berger III (‘67) cheer on the Greyhounds at the 22nd Annual Alumni BBQ. 2013 reunion information


The Class of 1953 will be celebrating their 60th reunion the weekend of Sept. 20-22, 2013. Activities are still being planned and will include a Friday evening happy hour gathering, a tour of Clayton High School and a formal dinner on Saturday and an optional brunch on Sunday. For questions or more information, please contact reunion coordinators Herb and Nancy Seidel at


Depending on class interest, reunion coordinators from the Class of 1959 are considering a 55-year reunion tentatively for the weekend of Sept. 6-8, 2013. If you are interested in participating in the 55-year reunion, please contact Carole Blives Schroder at


The Class of 1963 will be celebrating their 50th reunion the weekend of Sept. 27-29, 2013. On Friday night, the Class of ‘63 will gather at Karen Kalish’s house. Classmates and their families are invited to attend the 23rd Annual Alumni BBQ

on Saturday in conjunction with the CHS Homecoming football game. On Saturday evening, classmates and their significant other are invited to attend dinner at the Cheshire. The weekend will conclude on Sunday morning with a tour of CHS to see the renovations and the new three-story science and technology addition. For questions or more information, please contact reunion coordinator Mary Ellen Cotsworth at


The Class of 1973 will be celebrating their 40th reunion the weekend of June 14-16, 2013. Classmates and their significant other are invited to attend a party on Friday evening at Jim and Lynne Turley’s house. On Saturday evening, classmates and their significant other are invited to a dinner at the Lakeside Cafe in the St. Louis Zoo. The Class of ‘73 will host a picnic on the CHS Quad for classmates and their families on Sunday. For questions or more information, please contact reunion coordinator Steve Sorkin at

Is 2013 Your Reunion Year?

Is your class celebrating a reunion in 2013? Let us know! If you are planning or would like to plan an upcoming reunion, we can post the information online and in the Alumni Newsletter. The alumni website has many features for reunion coordinators, such as the ability to bulk email classmates, create a class page, generate calendar events and manage online registration for reunions. The alumni website also features a reunion how-to page with information on popular dates, locations and FAQs. To submit reunion information, contact Karen McBride at (314) 854-6014 or Alumni Newsletter spring 2013

Nominate A Distinguished Alum Do you know a Clayton alum who has achieved great success? Nominate them for the Clayton Alumni Hall of Fame! Please read the criteria and guidelines below to ensure eligibility and fill out the nomination form in its entirety on pages 9-10 or visit to complete the form online. The nomination form must be submitted by Dec. 31, 2013 for an alum to be considered for induction into the 2014 Clayton Alumni Hall of Fame. For questions or more information about nominating an alum, contact Karen McBride at (314) 854-6014 or

Criteria & Guidelines About the Alumni Hall of Fame The Clayton Alumni Hall of Fame was established in conjunction with the celebration of the 100th graduating class from Clayton High School in 2010. The Hall of Fame recognizes and honors the accomplishments of Clayton graduates who continue to bring pride and inspiration to the School District of Clayton, the community and society. The Clayton Alumni Association and Education Foundation is currently accepting nominations for the 2014 induction ceremony. A nomination form must be submitted for a graduate to be considered for the award.

Guidelines • The Clayton Alumni Hall of Fame standard nomination form must be used in nominating an individual. • The nominator must provide current contact information for the nominee or his/her closest living relative or friend. Posthumous nominations will be considered. • Nominations will not be made public. • All nominations and corresponding materials will become the property of the Clayton Alumni Association and Foundation. Nominations will not be returned to the nominator, reprinted for the nominee or otherwise distributed. • Nominations will be accepted through Dec. 31, 2013, and inductees will be notified by February 2014. • An official announcement will be made in March 2014. • Honorees will be recognized at a ceremony in spring 2014. • Nominations can be submitted via the online form ( or mailed to the Hall of Fame Nomination Committee at #2 Mark Twain Circle, Clayton, MO 63105. • Nominees will be contacted to give consent for consideration and verify data on the nomination form. • Graduates are encouraged to self-nominate.

Criteria for Consideration In order to be considered for this prestigious award, the nominee must have graduated from CHS at least 10 years prior to nomination and meet one or more of the following criteria: • Excellence in service to a recognized profession such as law, education, medicine, science or journalism. • Outstanding success in trade, business or industry. • Demonstrated high achievement in one or more recognized fields of cultural endeavor such as music, theater, dance, literature, etc. • Significant contributions to the community at large through volunteering or charitable contributions.

We Need You!

We are looking for alumni to be a part of the planning and nominating committee for the 2014 Clayton Alumni Hall of Fame. Responsibilities of committee members include: attending committee meetings, soliciting nominations, sponsorships and attendees, reviewing nominations and selecting the 2014 Hall of Fame inductees. If you would like to participate on the Clayton Alumni Hall of Fame Committee, please contact Karen McBride at (314) 854-6014 or 8

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Thank you to our donors! The following is a list of gifts received between Jan. 11, 2012, and May 15, 2013. If you made a donation during those dates and your name is not listed, please contact Karen McBride at (314) 854-6014. $500 and Up Pat Baker (‘62) Ronald E. Buesinger, Jr. (‘86) Class of 1961 Mary Ann Lee (‘43) Randy Sherman (‘65) Jack Taylor (‘40) $100 - $499 Ann Alpers (‘80) Beverly Barron (‘54) Debbie Fuller Becker (‘76) Cheryl Disney Breeden (‘72) Susan Cartmell (‘71) Class of 1979 Evelyn Allen Cohen (‘54) & Louis Cohen (‘50) Dede Coughlin Ellen Dunsker (‘57) Dunsker Family Fund of the Greater Cincinnati Foundation Barry & Janet Faintich (‘67) Patricia Glaser Silversmith (‘52) Marvin B. Goodman (‘44) Nan Kalish Goodman (‘66) Google Sally (‘82) & Bob Harrison (‘81) Nicola L. Hudson (‘93) Joel Moranz (‘64) Richard F. Kraner (‘73) Polly Landau La Duc & John La Duc (‘63) Melvyn L. Lefkowitz (‘53) Ben Loeb (‘73) Lisa Marx (‘75) Nathan Peck Bill Penney (‘46) Omri & Juliane Praiss Roger Reed (‘70) Geraldine Schiller (‘42) Dag Seim (‘81) Don Senti Miriam Sohn (‘47) Walter Stern (‘50) Christine Stricker (‘94) Chris Tennill The Boeing Company Gloria & Howard Wallach (‘44)

$50 - $99 Anonymous Anonymous Lois Alexander (‘42) Gordon J. Anderson (‘58) Bob Blumenthal (‘65) Sara Crocker Robyn DeMott (‘71) Carol & Alex Evers (‘69) George Fonyo (‘44) Louise Kaiser Greenberg (‘40) Marvin Hardy Ben Holman (‘90) Linda Hyken (‘57) Bernadine Janke (‘54) Lewis Levey (‘60) Lynn Lyss (‘73) Karen McBride Jeanne Messing (‘86) Bruce & Renee Michelson (‘59) Richard A. Moore (‘42) Vanessa Nornberg-Barey (‘93) Barrie Nussbaum (‘05) William Reinhardt, Jr. (‘44) Ruth Rosen (‘48) Paul Schultz (‘80) Laura M. Simmons (‘80) Jackie Solmson (‘66) Gene (‘49) & Harriet Spilker (‘54) Nany Babcock St. James (‘44) Harold Stone (‘56) Joan Van Berg (‘72) David Weil (‘57) Nancy & Mike Weil (‘54) Sharmon Wilkinson $1 - $49 Anonymous Nancy L. Adams (‘43) Sally Jane Reifler Altabet (‘55) Richard Baah (‘54) Laney Bank (‘60) Robert Barnes (‘57) Beverly Brick (‘40) Audrey Brickman Katzman (‘49) Leonard Calodney (‘61) Carol Castillon (‘54) Elizabeth Christmas (‘91) Catherine Cohen (‘61) Clarence E. Darnton (‘36) Devin Davis

Judith Ann Miller Deutsch (‘57) Charles Eisenkramer (‘55) Mary Karen Engel Emily Fowler-Cornfeld (‘05) Audrey Friedman (‘43) Robin Fultz Sanford Goldman (‘50) Judy Meyerson Gorin (‘81) Maureen Greenberg (‘55) Myron (Buddy) Hochman (‘47) Rhoda Nieman Hochman (‘50) Howard H. Hoke (‘63) Laura A. Hollabaugh (‘75) Jim Katzman (‘85) Levente Kozak (‘95) Sherilyn Rubin Krell (‘66) Joseph Kurstin (‘50) Maxine L. Levy (‘43) Robert Oksner (‘65) Sandra K. Rosen Sharon Rutledge (‘54) Sandra Scholnick (‘52) Carrie Smith Jason Smith (‘94) Betty Spitzer (‘45) Donald (‘46) & Nancy Steele (‘49) Michele Washington (‘71) Susan Werner (‘77) In Honor of the 2012 Hall of Fame Inductees Anonymous Lloyd Abrams (‘72) Diane Adams (‘63) Faye Anastasoff Sonia & Rick Beard (‘78) Mr. & Mrs. Alex Berger (‘67) Eleanor “Snooky” Blakemore (‘52) Patti Carter (‘70) Evelyn Allen Cohen (‘54) & Louis Cohen (‘50) Rashaanda Cook (‘89) Fred Costworth (‘63) Betty Criswell Clough (‘57) William H. Danforth Jeffrey Drazen (‘64) David Eidelman (‘62) Howard & Betsy (Treiman) Ellman (‘54) Jackie Fitch Fleckenstein (‘77) Deborah Fuller Becker (‘76) Bettie Gershman (‘72) Mary Ann Goldberg

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Paul & Susan Kalishman Goldberg (‘78) Ken & Sally Goldman (‘86) Judy & Lester Goldman Rebecca & Louis Goldman, Cantor Sharon & Michael Nathanson Alice Goodman (‘46) Judy Gorin (‘81) Frank & Susan Hackmann Mary B. Herrmann Irl, Ruth & Barbara Hirsch (‘76) Peggy Husch Rothschild (‘60) Mark & Raizell Kalishman (‘72) John Kleinschmidt (‘54) Maria (Smith) Kukla (‘80) Barbara Lehman Sally Levy (‘44) Margaret W. McCormickRitter Laura McIntosh Simmons (‘80) Jean C. Neustadt (‘50) William M. Penney (‘46) Cecelia Ramsey Raines (‘42) Susan Schweich Treiman (‘54) Dave Skillman Lois Solomon Rothberg (‘54) Harriet Spilker (‘54) Bud & Anne Strong (‘74) Marcella Hill Taylor (‘71) B. Teirlinck (‘10) Amy Travis (‘82) Jerry Weil (‘63) Anna Lee Williams Turner (‘50) Gerald Wischmeyer (‘59) Leland Wolff (‘84) Marlene & Bob Wolff (‘58) In Honor of Marvin Goldman Joanne & Joel Iskiwitch (‘73) In Honor of Pablo Buitrago Jim & Kristin Redington In Honor of Dan Gutchewsky Melanie, Andrea, Maxine & Ken Goldstein In Honor of Fergus Inder Jim & Kristin Redington

Clayton alumni, former teachers and the community came together to honor and celebrate the achievements of the 2012 Hall of Fame inductees at the Plaque Unveiling and the Induction Ceremony. A permanent display featuring plaques honoring each inductee is located in the front entrance of Clayton High School. Visit the alumni website at to view photos of the events. The Clayton Alumni Hall of Fame was established in conjunction with the celebration of the 100th graduating class from Clayton High School in 2010. The Hall of Fame recognizes and honors the accomplishments of Clayton graduates who continue to bring pride and inspiration to the School District of Clayton, the community and society. Nominations are currently being accepted for the 2014 Clayton Alumni Hall of Fame. See page nine inside the newsletter to nominate a distinguished alum.

Hall of Fame inductee Robert Nathan (‘66) celebrates with classmates at the 2012 Clayton Alumni Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony. Top row: Janet Hochman Ness, Arlene Zarembka, Robert Nathan, Wayne Salomon, Karen Snyder, Norm Handshear, Nan Kalish Goodman. Bottom row: Joan Mass, Fran Jacobson, Nancy Brown Powers • Stay connected with your CHS friends. • Create and customize your own profile page. • Share and view photos and class notes. • Share news with your classmates on your class page. Check out the newly enhanced alumni website! Return Service Requested

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