20 NOTABLE INDIANS INDUCTED INTO ALUMNI HALL OF DISTINCTION

20 NOTABLE INDIANS INDUCTED INTO ALUMNI HALL OF DISTINCTION

On October 17, 2019, eighteen alumni and two faculty members were inducted into the Weequahic High School Alumni Association Hall of Distinction on the occasion of the organization’s 22nd anniversary. They join previous inductees Max Herzberg, Ronald Stone, Lester Fein, Dr. Robert Lowenstein, Hilda Lutzke, Dr. Victor Parsonett, Philip Roth, Alvin Attles, Seymour “Swede” Masin, Benilde Little, Sandra King, and Sid Dorfman. Below is a listing of the new inductees with pictures following:

2019 Hall of Distinction Lisitng in color Hall of Distinction Collage

Left to right, Steve Dinetz, 1965, with grand-nephew Max; Antoinette Baskerville Richardson, 1970, with husband Wayne; Frederick Tyson, 1972, with Ruby Baskerville.

Sheila Oliver, 1970, with Mary Dawkins; Warren Grover, 1955; Hisani Dubose, 1971, with Phil Yourish and Catherine Johnson; Elaine Braff accepting for her husband, the late Hal Braff, 1952.

Alturrick Kenney, 1995, with son Elijah; Paul Tractenberg, 1956, with Myra Lawson; Eli Hoffman, 1956; Tony Manley accepting for the late Coach Burney Adams; Jacob Toporek, 1963, with wife Vivian.

Carrie Jackson, 1968, with Marc Tarabour; Arthur Lutzke accepting for Eleanor Lutzke Lewis, 1959, with Karim Arnold; Sandy King accepting for her aunt, the late Sadie Rous, social studies teacher; David S. Schechner accepting for his father, the late David Schechner, 1946; Bernadette Weiss accepting for her husband, the late Nathan Weiss, 1940.

Stanley Markowitz, 1955, with son Andrew; and Wilfredo Nieves, 1966, with his family. On left, Ruby Baskerville and Myra Lawson accepting the plaque for the late James Oliver Horton, 1961.