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Hall of Fame 2008

 

Yorktown High School Hall of Fame

Inducted Spring 2008

(click on the Inductee's name to see their plaque)

Daniel Blumenthal

1952-

Classical Pianist

YHS Class of 1970

Internationally renowned soloist, concert musician and chamber artist; has released 80 albums; performed at Carnegie Hall and Kennedy Center; prize-winner in competitions in Geneva, Leeds, Sydney, Brussels; artist professor at annual chamber music festival Denmark; artistic adviser to Icons of Europe; professor of piano, Royal Conservatory in Brussels; born in Germany, began playing at age 5; B.A. University of Michigan; M.A. and D.M.A. Juilliard School.


Elisa Carbone

1954-

Children’s Book Author

YHS Class of 1971 

Noted writer of young-adult fiction using historical and social themes; works include Blood on the River: James Town 1607, winner of Virginia Library Association Jefferson Cup Award 2007; Last Dance on Holladay Street, a New York Public Library Best Book for the Teenage 2006; The Pack, winner of Bank Street College of Education Best Book Award 2004; Storm Warriors, an American Library Association Notable Children’s Book 2001; Stealing Freedom, an ALA Best Book for Young Adults 1999; B.A., M.A. University of Maryland.


Greg Garcia

1970-

TV Writer-Producer

YHS Class of 1988 

Created TV sitcom “My Name is Earl,” which won Emmy and People’s Choice Award 2006; co-created comedy series “Yes, Dear” and “Built to Last”; executive producer of “Getting Personal”; consulting producer for “Family Guy”; wrote scripts for “Family Matters” and “On Our Own”; on-air personality, Tony Kornheiser radio show; B.S. Frostburg State University 1992.


Rich Lowry

1968- 

Magazine Editor, Conservative Commentator

YHS Class of 1986

Editor of National Review since 1997, staffer since 1992; syndicated columnist and commentator for Fox News Channel; published commentary in New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, and Los Angeles Times; wrote 2003 bestseller Legacy: Paying the Price for the Clinton Years; reporter, Connection Newspapers; B.A.1990 University of Virginia, where he edited monthly Virginia Advocate.


C. Tyler Mathisen

1954-

Journalist/Editor/News Anchor

YHS Class of 1972

Managing Editor, CNBC Business News, and host of “High Net Worth”; previously co-anchored CNBC’s “Closing Bell with Maria Bartiromo and Tyler Mathisen’’ after joining CNBC in 1997; executive editor, senior editor, and writer for Money magazine, 1982-1997; money editor for ABC's “Good Morning America” 1991-1997; won Emmy in 1987 for stock-market reports on WCBS-TV in New York; Time-Life Books writer, 1976- 82; B.A. University of Virginia 1976.


Heather McHugh

1948-

Poet, Essayist, Translator

YHS Class of 1965

Many collections of original poems and essays, as well as translations of Jean Follain and Paul Celan (Griffin International Poetry Prize in 2001); Lila Wallace/Reader's Digest Award; United States Artists Award; two grants from National Endowment for the Arts; Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship; Milliman Distinguished Writer-in-Residence, University of Washington in Seattle; Chancellor, Academy of American Poets 1999-2006; fellow of American Academy of Arts & Sciences; visiting professor, Iowa Writers’ Workshop; chairs and/or endowed lectureships at University of California-Berkeley, Stanford University et al.; accepted at Harvard at 16.


Eric Schmidt

1955-

Chairman and CEO, Google Inc.

YHS Class of 1972

Joined board of top Internet search-engine firm Google in 2001 and became chairman and CEO; CEO of Novell 1997-2001; chief technology officer Sun Microsystems; after joining Sun in 1983 as a software manager led development of Java; worked for Bell Laboratories, Zilog, and Computer Science Lab at Xerox Palo Alto Research Center; serves on Princeton University Board of Trustees and Apple Inc. Board of Directors; chairman of board of New America Foundation; B.Sc. Princeton 1976 and M.Sc.1979; Ph.D. University of California-Berkeley, 1982

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