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ALUMNI
LEGACY WALK
FUNDRAISING
PROJECT
INSCRIBE YOUR NAME
IN WEEQUAHIC HISTORY
MAX HERZBERG, First Principal
18-years / 1933-1951
WHS Hall of Fame
MURIEL FOX, 1945
Co-founder National Organization
of Women
PAUL TRACTENBERG, 1956
Attorney, Professor NJ Education
Advocate
RONALD STONE, Principal
"Heart of Stone" movie
WHS Hall of Fame. 2002-2007
PHILIP ROTH, 1951
Pulitzer Prize for Literature Author of 31 books. WHS Hall of Fame
SEYMOUR "SWEDE" MASIN, 1938
Outstanding WHS & Newark Athlete
WHS Hall of Fame
SADIE ROUS
WHS Social Studies Teacher
33 years from 1935-1968
ALVIN ATTLES, 1955
A Player, Championship Coach.
Basketball Executive. WHS Hall of Fame
HANNAH LITZKY
WHS English Teacher
39 years from 1934-1973
LESTER FEIN
WHS Legendary Basketball Coach
USA Coach of the Year / 3 State Titles
1955 to 1967 / WHS Hall of Fame
LORAINE WHITE, 1964
WHS Teacher, Counselor, Coach for 40 years
MARQUIS "BO" PORTER, 1990
Former Major League Baseball Manager of the Houston Astros
ELI HOFFMAN, 1956
President of the
Jaqua Foundation in New Jersey
STEVEN DINETZ, 1965
Communications
Founder & President of the
Chancellor Foundation
MARTIN EDELSTON, 1946
Boardroom.com
Bottom Line Magazine
ARTHUR ORTENBERG, 1943
Co-founder of Liz Claiborne
Husband of Liz
SANDY GROSSMAN, 1953
Emmy-winning Sports Producer
on CBS and Fox TV
ROBERT RICKEL, 1942
Co-founder of Rickel Home
Improvement Centers
AL "BUBBA" BAKER, 1974
NFL Football Player
Defensive Rookie of the Year
Bubba's-Q Boneless Ribs!
SHERRY ORTNER, 1958
Cultural Anthropologist / Author of
New Jersey Dreaming: Capital,
Culture, and the Class of ’58
SID DORFMAN, 1937
Newark Star-Ledger
Award-Winning Sports Journalist WHS Hall
of Fame
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JANICE FINDLEY
WHS English Teacher
from 1971 to 2010 - 39 years
JAMES OLIVER HORTON, 1961
American Studies Scholar
GWU Professor Emeritus
LATISHA PROPHETE, 2008
WHS Scholarship Recipient
College of St. Elizabeth Grad
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Weequahic alumni providing greater opportunity . . .
Washington D.C.
Paris, France
FAHEEM ELLIS, 1996
WHS student who became
a WHS Principal in 2013
VICTOR PARSONNET, 1941
Pioneer in Cardiology
at Beth Israel Hospital
WHS Hall of Fame
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SHEILA OLIVER, 1970
NJ Assemblywoman since 2004
Former Speaker of the General
Assembly Former Essex County
Freeholder
SANDRA KING, 1965
Emmy Award-Winning
Co-host and Reporter for NJTV's
"Due Process" News Show WHS
Hall of Fame
BENILDE LITTLE, 1976
Journalist and Best-Selling Author
WHS Hall of Fame
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ROBERT LOWENSTEIN
Chair, Foreign Languages
Department
BURNEY ADAMS
36 Years as WHS Head Football
Coach One of the Founders of the
WHS Fathers Club
Untermann Fieldhouse Named After Him
VINCENT HERBERT, 1990
Songwriter, Record Producer
Discovered Lady Gaga
Reality TV Show: "Tamar & Vince"
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MORT LINDSEY, 1940
(formerly Morton Lippman)
Composer and Band Conductor for
Judy Garland, Merv Griffin, and Pat Boone
Weequahic

Neighborhood

Elementary

Schools
On the "ROCK" at Untermann Field
A group of WHS Alumni Association Trustees in 2008
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VIDEO: "Weequahic Alumni Giving Back"
Produced by
Filmmaker
Beth Kruvant
DEADLINE FOR ORDERING IS EXTENDED THROUGH 2016
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HAL BRAFF, 1952 and SHELDON BROSS, 1955
WHS Alumni Association Co-Founders
SUNDAY
APRIL 2nd
at 2 pm

South Orange
Performing
Arts Center
Tickets:
$25


SOPAC
Box Office
AMERICAN PASTORAL - the movie - FUNDRAISER

Founded in 1997
20 years providing "opportunity" to Weequahic students

WELCOME HOME tO WEEQUAHIC HIGH SCHOOL in its 87th year!

YOU ARE AT THE WEBSITE OF THE WEEQUAHIC HIGH SCHOOL ALUMNI ASSOCIATION. NOW 23 YEARS OLD, IT HAS BECOME ONE OF THE LARGEST, MOST ACTIVE, AND SUCCESSFUL HIGH SCHOOL ALUMNI GROUPS IN THE CITY OF NEWARK, STATE OF NEW JERSEY, AND ACROSS AMERICA.

JOIN US IN PROVIDING OPPORTUNITY TO THE CURRENT STUDENTS AT WEEQUAHIC HIGH SCHOOL. BECOME A MEMBER! BUY A BRICK! DONATE TO A SCHOLARSHIP FUND! …and VISIT OFTEN!

HALL OF DISTINCTION
32 HONOREES!

COACH BURNEY ADAMS; ALVIN ATTLES, 1955; ANTOINETTE BASKERVILLE-RICHARDSON, 1970; HAL BRAFF, 1952; STEVEN. DINETZ, 1965; SID DORFMAN, 1937; HISANI DUBOSE, 1971; COACH LES FEIN; WARREN GROVER, 1955; PRINCIPAL MAX HERZBERG; ELI HOFFMAN, 1956; JAMES OLIVER HORTON, 1961; CARRIE JACKSON, 1968; ALTURRICK KENNEY, 1995; SANDRA KING, 1965; BENILDE LITTLE, 1976; ELEANOR LUTZKE LEWIS, 1959; ROBERT LOWENSTEIN, Faculty; HILDA LUTZKE, Faculty; STANLEY MARKOWITZ, 1955; SEYMOUR “SWEDE” MASIN, 1938; WILFREDO NIEVES, 1966; SHEILA OLIVER, 1970; VICTOR PARSONNET, 1941; PHILIP ROTH, 1950; SADIE ROUS, Faculty; DAVID SCHECHNER, 1946; PRINCIPAL RONALD G. STONE; JACOB TOPOREK, 1963; PAUL TRACTENBERG, 1956; FREDERICK TYSON, 1972; NATHAN WEISS, 1940.

Alumni, High School,
and Newark News!


  • $42,000 IN SCHOLARSHIPS AWARDED TO THE CLASS OF 2020
    During this challenging time, the Weequahic High School Alumni Association is proud to announce that 28 students from the Class of 2020 will each receive a $1,500 scholarship which can be used for tuition or for a computer. The value of the scholarships comes to $42,000. As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, our Scholarship […]
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  • READ THE ALUMNI CALUMET – SPRING 2020 NEWSLETTER
    Click The Link Below To Read The ALUMNI CALUMET 44-Spring 2020 Alumni Calumet Compressed Postal Edition
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  • CORONAVIRUS CLOSES NEWARK SCHOOLS UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
    NEWARK PUBLIC SCHOOLS NOTICE ALL SCHOOLS & CENTRAL OFFICE CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE DURING THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC. While schools are closed, Learning at Home Plans are in full effect. All before school, after school, evening, weekend activities, and extended classroom experiences are cancelled. Essential staff required to report will be notified accordingly. Please check the […]
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  • 20 NOTABLE GRADS 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, […]
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  • ALVIN ATTLES INDUCTED INTO BASKETBALL HALL OF FAME
    1955: Weequahic High School graduate. Participated in basketball, football and track. 1960: North Carolina A&T graduate. His basketball team number 22 retired. 1960-1971: NBA basketball player, Philadelphia and San Francisco Warriors. His number 16 retired. 1975: NBA Championship coach, San Francisco Warriors. 2006: Honored at WHS Alumni Association Fundraising Dinner that raised $125,000 for student […]
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  • $28,500 AWARDED FOR CLASS OF 2019 SCHOLARSHIPS
    In June 2019, at the Weequahic High School Senior Awards Ceremony, the WHS Alumni Association honored 18 deserving students from the Class of 2019 with scholarships in the total amount of $28,500 to attend college or a trade school. In addition, the $13,500 was given to previous scholarship recipients currently attending college.
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  • HAL BRAFF, ALUMNI ASSOCIATION CO-FOUNDER, PASSES AWAY
    Attorney, family man, humanitarian, loyal to Weequahic High School, Temple Sha’arey Shalom – and the New York Mets Hal Braff learned early in life that being Jewish meant more than just religious observance. “Going to service was not sufficient,” he said. “Make the world a better place, that is your responsibility.” That statement became the […]
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  • BURNEY ADAMS, LEGENDARY WHS FOOTBALL COACH, PASSES AWAY
    Legendary N.J. football coach has died. His legacy? ‘That man saved my life.’ By Barry Carter, Star-Ledger There’s a picture somewhere of Burney Adams wearing a white suit when he dived head first into a pile of mud at Untermann Field in Newark. His dear friend, Donald Bradley, a former Newark South Ward councilman, hoped […]
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  • WEEQUAHIC YEARBOOKS – FROM 1950 TO 1990 – ARE NOW DIGITIZED
    Through a grant received by The Newark Public Library with assistance provided by the Newark Public Schools Historical Preservation Committee, Weequahic High School’s yearbooks, from 1950 to 1990, are now digitized. Only a few yearbooks during that period of time are missing. Weequahic and East Side High School were the first high schools selected for […]
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  • WHS NOTE IS NOW ON OUR WEBSITE
    The very popular, WHS NOTE, which Jacob Toporek and the Class of 1963 Association have been emailing on Saturdays for many years, is now on our website under the menu item, PUBLICATIONS. In addition, the WHS Alumni Association is emailing the WHS NOTE every Friday using its CONSTANT CONTACT emailing service.
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