Had a great time at the 40th reunion in August 2011. I hope we can get together again for our 50th in 2021. Had some great times at SPHS. The world was way different then, we all got along. What happened? No internet, no cell phones, no 24 hour news cycles. Now that’s what I call living! Anybody got a Time Machine to rent?
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I had a great time at Seward Park but it didn’t start out like that. I was part of the second floor, people would know what that means. I felt awkward until my second year. I started Boxing and fought in the New York City Golden Gloves. Made it to the semifinals twice in the Super Heavyweight Division. After graduating, was trying to find my place in life. I became a Correction Officer, worked in Rikers Island for five years then became a Police Officer in the NYPD. After my professional career started, I started my academic career. Twenty five years after graduating High School I received my undergraduate degree in Criminal Justice from John Jay. Getting ready to retire and go on the the next chapter but all started in Seward Park.
Marsha passed away Sunday Sept 15 after a long illness. She was living in Dedham, MA since 2015. Marsha is a native New Yorker. Born in Brooklyn. I believe she taught at Seard over over 25 uears. In total, she taught for 31 years. Services will be Thursday Spet 19 at 11 am. Plaza Jewish Community Chapel. Marsha retired from Seward in 2001. She was a mentor and friend to many teachers. Signed, Emily M. Shumsky (her daughter)
I graduated from Seward June 1958…would like to receive information on what is happening with my fellow school mates…my name at graduation was: Carole Isak….Thanks carole. email@example.com
Hard to get my head around the fact that it is 60 years ago that I graduated. I spent only 2 years at SPHS, but remember them fondly. One of the best things about Seward was the totally diverse makeup of the student body. If only America today could get along together as well as the students at Seward did, we would all be a lot better off.
Hey, Hey, Class of 1969 !! Is anyone thinking of a 50th reunion ??
Joined US Army right after graduation and was gone until 1999…
Planning to move to Puerto Rico & go back & forth…
I loved that school. I learned how to swim in my Physical Education class at Seward Park. If my fellow student Max Aldahondo read this I would like to send him my regards. Also to my other friend Vicky Ling. She was a fan of actor John Hodiak and I was a fan of Anne Baxter his ex wife and a wonderful actress.
Graduated in 1970, had a great time there , played a lot of handball. Great memories and would like to connect with old class mates, currently live in Florida.
My name is Jerry Agrinzoni and I graduated from Seward in 1974. After completing my undergraduate degree at The City College and graduate degree from the Columbia University School of Social Work I worked at various jobs. From substance abuse counseling at the Addiction Research and Treatment Corporation's methadone maintenance program in Harlem (the Starting Point Clinic) to Services for the Underserved (community residential services for mentally ill chemical abusers) to my current employment with the New York City Housing Authority in the Social Services Department, I often look back on my years at Seward fondly. The environment there, the culture of the neighborhood and the students and teachers proved to be as guiding lights, urging me in the direction of wanting to help people. I received a lot of support and guidance from those individuals at Seward who were charged with bringing out each student's talents. So much were they invested in my future that the guidance counselor applied for me to go to The City College, at a time when I was unmotivated to go to any institution of higher learning. Thank goodness for that! And, thank you Seward Park! I'm sorry to see the old school go, and am heartened to see its incarnation ready to guide the youth of today and tomorrow into this new century. I pray that the same supportive environment I had still lives on! If anyone from the class of 1974, or any other year, would like to email me, please do at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Jerry Agrinzoni '74
My name is Jacquelyn Anderson and I attended and graduated from Seward Park in 1974. Since that time, I've entered the media. I was a radio newscaster at NJN (WNJT), and have been an on-air radio personality for several years now at stations in New Jersey and Alabama. I currently host "Midday Jazz With Jackie Anderson" at WJAB 90.9 FM, in Huntsville, Alabama. Also, I manage Hammond B3 jazz organist Vince Seneri, who is in the NY/NJ area. His latest CD is "Street Talk", with Grammy-winner Dave Valentin, Houston, Person, and David "Fathead" Newman. We are in the process of planning a world tour. I did get a chance to go to New York back in August, 2005 for my vacation, and had the privilege to drive by Seward Park High with my brother Kenny. I'll be back in New York soon. It brought back many wonderful memories for me! If anyone would like to contact me, my email address is:email@example.com.
- Jacquelyn Anderson '74
I have very fond and vivid memories of my years at SPHS, not the least of which the year when I brought prestige to the school by having a short story I had written for the school's creative writing publication (called the Folio) won the district prize for Manhattan in a contest sponsored by NYU. At that time, all high schools in each of the boroughs were invited to submit student stories and I had to be persuaded to do so by my then honors English teacher, Miss Lyons. It was a first for the school and it made the faculty and all the students very proud.
- Mollie Abzug Pier '37