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March 15, 2019

Profiles

Justin Atkinson
Event Planner | 2013
BY GABY MADRIZ
Justin Atkinson carried many of the lessons he learned at CHS into college and has kept them close since.
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Bob Barnes
Corporate Development Officer | 1957
BY SASHA KELLER AND LILA TAYLOR
Bob Barnes graduated in a time filled with school spirit, letter jackets and soda fountains.
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Peter Baugh
Journalism Student | 2015
BY DANIEL COHEN AND LOUIS VAN\'T HOFF
The Globe served as a second home to Baugh.
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Kate Berland
Google Marketing | 1999
BY JUSTIN GUILAK
Who knew that something as simple as joining the yearbook could lead you to end up in a high-level marketing position at Google?
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Jacob Blair
Student | 2018
BY KATIE HE
Jacob Blair was an active member of Mock Trial and president of Speech and Debate .
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Robert Cohen
Judge | 1964
BY DAVID HIGUCHI
When his friend explained plans to run for county judge, Cohen saw an opportunity and was up for the challenge.
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Alaina Curran
Journalism Student | 2015
BY SARAH BAKER
\"I feel like I am a combination of my education and the opportunities that I’ve sought out for myself.\"
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Tracy Einstein
Health Instructor | 2009
BY BRIDGET WALSH
\"For every ‘no’ there are a million ‘yesses’\" was Tracy Einstein\'s mindset for determining her future.
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Amy Feder
Rabbi | 1997
BY CAMILLE CURTIS
She teaches sermons and classes for her young followers and often thinks fondly of the ways CHS has benefited her adult life.
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Sara Garfinkel
Performing Artist | 2012
BY JOSEPHINE CROSS
Garfinkel has cruised through Greece, Italy, France, Spain, Croatia, crossed the Atlantic Ocean and seen most of Central America.
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Max Fischolowitz-Roberts
History Teacher | 2006
BY MORIAH LOTSOFF
Roberts was involved in theater, show choir, orchestra and community service club.
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Milena Garganigo
District Administrator | 1991
BY JIMMY MALONE
\"I adored this place as a student, so I figured I would probably like it as a teacher too.\"
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Mariclare Gatter
Gap Year | 2018
BY LISE DERKSEN
“I realized I defined my goal more based on the expectations of others than my own motivation, and my gap year came from that realization.\"
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Shelby Girard
Interior Designer | 2003
BY MICHAEL BERNARD
Shelby Girard attributes much of her success to Clayton’s creative atmosphere.
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Elad Gross
Activist | 2006
BY JACOB LAGESSE AND ELLA CUNEO
When Elad Gross walked into St. Louis City Hall on Jan. 30, he fully expected to get arrested.
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James Heuser
Digital Media | 2004
BY MICHAEL MELINGER AND SHANE LAGESSE
\"I had no idea that 15 years out I’d be a sports executive.\"
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Martisse Hill
Filmmaker | 2005
BY BRIDGET WALSH
Hill has known his passions from a young age and worked hard to make them a reality.
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Sarah Hobson
Ethnodrama | 1993
BY NOOR JERATH
Hobson attributes learning surrounded by students from different backgrounds to her present-day awareness.
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Ben Hochman
Journalist | 1998
BY SARAH FREEDMAN
\"I never thought I’d move back to St. Louis and now I don’t think I’ll ever leave.\"
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Jeff Hochman
Entrepreneur | 1967
BY INGRID STAHL
Jeff Hochman has been a Clayton resident for almost 70 years.
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John Howard
College Athlete | 2015
BY VICTOR WEI AND DANIEL COHEN
A dedicated pitcher, business aficionado, part-time historian and full-time community member, John Howard is more than just a student.
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Maria Hyrc
Student | 2017
BY HONGKAI JIANG
Hyrc fell in love with the outdoors and being able to study and learn more about them
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Dusty Kessler
Photographer | 2011
BY GRACE SNELLING
After having his work published in Rolling Stone in college, he gained exposure to the industry.
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Jason Lawshee
Theater Student | 2016
BY MICHAEL BERNARD AND PAUL LIU
\"I realized I enjoyed lighting design in elementary school.\"
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Will Liebermann
Renovator | 1994
BY RUTHIE PIERSON
Liebermann runs his own business renovating and repurposing historic buildings in the St. Louis area.
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Ryan McAdams
Conductor | 2000
BY LANA XU
McAdams ran the New York Youth Symphony as his first job, and he has continued to work with high school students.
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Shula Neuman
Radio Journalism | 1986
BY JACOB LAGESSE AND LUKA BASSNETT
Shula Neuman, Executive Editor at St. Louis Public Radio and 1986 Clayton graduate, hated her time at CHS.
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Ikshu Neithalath
Doctoral Student | 2011
BY DHEERA RATHIKINDI
\"I doubt I will ever forgive myself for the amount of time I wasted doing schoolwork.\"
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Becca Polinsky
Spanish Student | 2015
BY MAX KELLER
She’s preparing to join Teach for America, a nonprofit that enrolls outstanding teachers in low-income schools.
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Hava Polinsky
Music Student | 2017
BY KAIA MILLS-LEE
Hava Polinsky has pursued her career at perhaps the most prestigious art school in the country: Julliard.
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Ruthie Polinsky
News Anchor | 2011
BY MICHAEL MELINGER
For Ruthie Polinsky, Clayton runs in her blood.
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Louise Post
Musician | 1985
Angela Xiao
After her time at CHS, Post started the rock band Veruca Salt.
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Arti Rai
Law Professor | 1983
BY JUSTIN GUILAK
Obama, science, and law - somehow, Arti Rai\'s career hits them all.
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Meredith Redick
Non-Profit Leader | 2010
BY SIDDHI NARAYAN
Meredith Redick lives in Alaska, where she runs a post-graduate fellowship program and a non-profit.
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Camille Respess
Journalism Student | 2017
BY KATIE HE
Journalism has been a big part of Respess’s life.
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Sean Rochester
CHS English Teacher | 1997
BY SARA STEMMLER
\"Coming back here to teach was always a dream.\"
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Andy Rochman
Retired | 1964
BY VIVIAN CHEN
Andy Rochman now lives comfortably and retired in St. Louis, the city he grew up in and has lived in his whole life.
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Todd Rubin
Business Executive | 1999
BY MICHAEL BERNARD AND PAUL LIU
\"Tea is my passion. Tea is all about ritual.\"
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Owen St. Germain
Engineering Student | 2018
BY ZACH FISHER
One of his most memorable moments was going to the robotics regional and piloting the robot for the first time.
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Juliana Schafer
Architect | 2005
BY LISE DERKSEN
She attributes her passion for architecture to an experience she had at Clayton.
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Shiori Tomatsu
Musician | 2014
BY DANNY CHOO-KANG AND ASHLEY CHUNG
For a perfectionist like Shiori Tomatsu, making even a small mistake could become a major source of stress.
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Kevin Wall
Activist | 1998
BY KEILAN MORRISSEY
He fell in love with the free nature of the circus and how every member is just as important as another.
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Anna Widder
Engineering / Classics Student | 2015
BY ASHLEY CHUNG, SONIA PALAMAND, AND DANNY C-K
“I’m here to go to school, I’m going to learn stuff.”
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Sarah Widder
Student | 2016
BY ZACH FISHER
\"Everything Sarah did, both in and outside of class, was stellar.\"
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Corrine Yap
Actress | 2012
BY SOFIA ERLIN
Corrine Yap is an actor, a playwright, a mathematician and a lover of purple.
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Tong Zhao
Student | 2018
BY KAITLYN TRAN
Zhao will always remember the memories he created over his four years at Clayton High School.
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Jake Zimmerman
County Assessor | 1992
BY DAVID HIGUCHI
Becoming County Assessor was never something Jake Zimmerman imagined.
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