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WPHS Hall of Fame

WPHS Hall of Fame

The White Plains High School Hall of Fame, initiated in 1996, honors White Plains High School graduates who have distinguished themselves in their chosen careers and/or have significantly and positively impacted the lives and welfare of their community. Each year, four to six distinguished alumni have been inducted into the Hall of Fame in a ceremony at White Plains High School. Their photos are displayed at the High School for all to see.
 

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2013 WPHS HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES

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DR. SCOTT HALSTEAD ‘47

World renown epidemiologist &
expert in Dengue Fever

 
M. HOWARD DAVIS ‘54
Director of Guidance - White Plains Alternative
Education Programs for 30 years
 

DAVID CORN ‘77

Author, broadcast journalist &
Washington Bureau Chief - Mother Jones

 

SORRAYA E. SAMPSON ‘84
President & CEO,
Urban League of Westchester

 


  2012 WPHS HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES

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 Oscar Moore ‘56

U.S. Olympian runner & honored

college track & field coach

 

  Robert J. Benziger ‘71

Founder & Partner, Benziger Family Winery

  

Dr. Steven J. Corwin ‘73

CEO, New York-Presbyterian Hospital

 

Jody Cohan Prysock ‘75

Director, Language, Cultural & Disability Services,

NYU Langone Medical Center 

 

 
2010 WPHS HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES
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Dr. Pickward J. Bash, Jr. '47

First African/American WPHS graduate to attend medical school & Westchester anesthesiologist for 50 years

 

Richard M. Gardella '53

Municipal lawyer & community leader

 

T. Alexander Aleinikoff '70

United Nations Deputy High Commissioner for Refugees

 

Eileen Naughton '75

Director of Media Sales, Google, Inc.


 
2009 WPHS HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES
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Alfred A. Renino ‘47
White Plains music teacher & conductor for 35 years
 
Hon. Joseph M. Delfino ‘50
Mayor of White Plains, 1998-2009
 
Eartha A. Williams ‘60
Counselor & mentor to White Plains youth
 
Jimmy Roberts ‘75
Emmy Award-winning sports
journalist & broadcaster

 
2008 WPHS HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES
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White Plains surgeon & founder
New York Bariatrics
(Posthumous Award)
 
Susan Katz ‘65
Founder & Executive Director, Westco Productions
 
Philip Kent ‘72
CEO, Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.
 
Author, attorney & broadcast commentator

 
2007 WPHS HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES
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Social services & mental health administrator
 
Former member WP Common Council
& WP Board of Education
 
Jane K. Pincus ‘55
Woman’s Movement pioneer &
author of the groundbreaking
“Our Bodies, Ourselves”
 
Dr. Joseph H. Antin ‘70
Physician & researcher of
bone marrow transplantation

 
2006 WPHS HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES
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Civic leader & President
White Plains Board of Education
(Posthumous Award)
 
Physician, teacher & internationally
recognized expert in medical ethics
 
Dr. William A. Bauman ‘68
Physician & researcher of
veterans with spinal cord injuries
 
Dr. Martha Himmelfarb ‘70
Professor, author & scholar in
ancient Judaism & Christianity

 
2005 WPHS HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES
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Civic leader & President WP Board of Education
(Posthumous Award)
 
Lenore Janis ‘51
Businesswoman & President of
Professional Women in Construction
 
Businessman & member
White Plains Common Council
 
Physician, teacher &
international humanitarian in ophthalmology

 
2004 WPHS HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES
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James J. Jordan ‘48
Award-winning advertising executive & copywriter
(Posthumous Award)
White Plains elementary school teacher for 30 years
& community activist
(Deceased)
 
Dr. Andrew Arnold ‘70
Internationally recognized physician in endocrinology &
leader in cancer research
 
Internationally renowned concert pianist

 
2003 WPHS HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES
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White Plains physician & community volunteer
(Posthumous Award)
 
White Plains businessman & community volunteer
 
Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist &
White House Correspondent
for The New York Times
 
Dr. Yvette Rooks ‘84
Physician & teacher of Family & Sports Medicine

  
2002 WPHS HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES
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White Plains businessman & community leader
(Deceased)
 
WPHS teacher for 32 years & community volunteer
(Posthumous Award)
 
White Plains school nurse for 20 years &
community volunteer
Founder of Cross-Cultural Solutions,
an international volunteer organization
 

 
2001 WPHS HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES
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White Plains community leader
 
J. Bruce Llewellyn ‘45
Business & civic leader
(Deceased)
 
Newspaper reporter & educator
 
Major League baseball player & coach 

 
2000 WPHS HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES
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Physician & cancer research scientist
(Deceased)
 
White Plains business leader & civic activist
 
Track champion, sports broadcaster &
CEO, USA Track & Field
 
Mindy Kaufman ‘74
Flutist & piccoloist,
New York Philharmonic Orchestra

 
1999 WPHS HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES
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John Zilembo ‘41
White Plains High School educator for 32 years
 
White Plains police captain & mentor to youth
(Posthumous Award)
 
Barbara Vrooman ‘54
White Plains community activist
 
Dave Marash ‘59
Award-winning broadcast journalist
 
R. Malcolm Graham ‘63
Massachusetts State Supreme Court Justice

 
1998 WPHS HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES
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Westchester County Executive & Mayor of White Plains
(Posthumous Award)
 
Artist & political cartoonist
(Deceased)
 
Dr. Anthony Marano ‘52
White Plains cardiologist & community activist
 
Astronomer & author
 
Larry James ‘66
Olympic medal winter in track
(Deceased)
 
International concert pianist

  
1997 WPHS HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES
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Computer pioneer & educator
 
White Plains businessman & civic leader
 
President & CEO,
St. Joseph Hospital & Medical Center
 
White Plains High School teacher &
administrator for 38 years
 
Pulitzer Prize winning playwright, “Rent”
(Posthumous Award)

 
1996 WPHS HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES
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Julia Wadsworth ‘21
White Plains High School teacher for 38 years
(Deceased)
 
White Plains businessman & community leader
(Posthumous Award)
 
Bob Ruger ‘31
White Plains community leader & activist
(Deceased)
 
George V. Grune ‘47
Chairman of the Board & CEO, Readers Digest
(Deceased)
 
Isabel Villar ‘66
Founder & Director, White Plains Centro Hispano
 
NFL All-Star player

 
 Members Listed Alphabetically 
 
Name
Inducted
Graduated
2010
1970
2007
1970
2004
1970
1998
1945
2010
1947
2006
1968
1997
1953
2012
1971
2005
1923
2005
1964
2000
1949
David Corn

2013

1977

2012
1971
M. Howard Davis

2013

1954

2005
1958
2009
1950
2002
1941
2007
1955
2010
1953
1999
1963
1996
1947
Dr. Scott Halstead

2013

1947

2002
1947
2006
1970
2001
1946
2008
1965
1998
1966
2005
1951
1997
1953
2006
1944
2001
1952
2004
1948
2000
1974
2008
1965
2008
1972
1997
1978
2000
1955
2001
1945
1998
1952
1999
1959
2000
1973
2002
1933
1998
1924
1998
1954
2012
1956
1996
1976
2010
1975
1998
1966
2001
1944
2008
1979
2007
1955
2012
1975
2009
1947
2009
1975
1999
1947
2003
1984
2002
1984
1996
1931
2007
1949
Sorraya E. Sampson

2013

1984

2003
1978
1997
1936
2006
1949
2003
1943
1996
1968
1999
1954
1996
1921
1997
1947
2004
1955
2009
1960
2003
1969
1996
1925
2004
1973
1999
1941

  
Graduated Name Inducted
1921 Wadsworth, Julia 1996
1923 Briante, Frank X. 2005
1924 Michaelian, Edwin 1998
1925 Wolff, Richard F. 1996
1931 Ruger, Bob 1996
1933 McMahon, Frank 2002
1936 Scott, Norman 1997
1941 DePaso, Joseph 2002
1941 Zilembo, John 1999
1943 Trout, Dr. Kenneth 2003
1944 Johnson, Eileen W. 2006
1944 Oliva, Pauline 2001
1945 Becerra, Frank 1998
1945 Llewellyn, J. Bruce 2001
1946 Hoffman, Milton 2001
1947 Bash, Jr., Dr. Pickward J. 2010
1947 Grune, George 1996
1947 Halstead, Dr. Scott 2013
1947 Hilliard, Verdell 2002
1947 Renino, Alfred A. 2009
1947 Rooks, George D. 1999
1947 Wallach, Brian 1997
1948 Jordan, James J. 2004
1949 Carbone, Dr. Paul P. 2000
1949 Schneiderman, Dr. Lawrence J. 2006
1949 Russell, Harry J. 2007
1950 Delfino, Hon. Joseph M. 2009
1951 Janis, Lenore 2005
1952 Jones, Grover "Deacon" 2001
1952 Marano, Dr. Anthony 1998
1953 Brady, Sister Jane Frances 1997
1953 Gardella, Richard M. 2010
1953 Jefferson, Harry 1997
1954 Brown, Jr., William 2005
1954 Davis, M. Howard  2013
1954 Moché, Dr. Dinah 1998
1954 Vrooman, Barbara 1999
1955 Falcone, Josephine 2007
1955 Lee, Jr., Theodore J. 2000
1955 Pincus, Jane 2007
1955 Washington, Thelma J. 2004
1956 Moore, Oscar 2012
1958 Della Rocca, Dr. Robert C. 2005
1959 Marash, Dave 1999
1960 Williams, Eartha A. 2009
1963 Graham, R. Malcolm 1999
1965 Homan, Dr. William 2008
1965 Katz, Susan R. 2008
1965 Naughton, Eileen 2010
1966 James, Larry 1998
1966 Ohlsson, Garrick 1998
1968 Bauman, Dr. William A. 2006
1968 Villar, Isabel 1996
1969 Wolff, Nicholas 2003
1970 T. Alexander Aleinikoff 2010
1970 Dr. Joseph H. Antin 2007
1970 Dr. Andrew Arnold 2004
1970 Dr. Martha Himmelfarb 2006
1971 Robert B. Benziger 2012
1972 Philip Kent 2008
1973 Dr. Steven J. Corwin 2012
1973 Craig Masback 2000
1973 William Wolfram 2004
1974 Mindy Kaufman 2000
1975 Eileen Naughton 2010
1975 Jody Cohan Prysock 2012
1975 Jimmy Roberts 2009
1976 Art Monk 1996
1977 David Corn 2013
1978 Jonathan Larson 1997
1978 David E. Sanger  2003
1979 Lawrence Otis Graham 2008
1984 Dr. Yvette Rooks  2003
1984 Steven C. Rosenthal  2002
1984 Sorraya E. Sampson 2013