Some very talented and influential people have graduated from Shorewood High School (writes the author of this blog who also graduated from Shorewood High School), and in their honor the district will confer on a few former Greyhounds a Tradition of Excellence Award. (Not including the author of this blog.)
This year's honorees are Jim Abrahams, Jerry Harrison, David Zucker and Jerry Zucker. They will be recognized during a special day-long event in Shorewood on Thursday, May 19.
Abrahams and the Zuckers are filmmakers best known for movies "Airplane!," "Kentucky Fried Movie" and "Naked Gun." Harrison is a musician and producer who was the keyboardist and guitarist for The Talking Heads. He was also an original member of the band The Modern Lovers.
Tradition of Excellence activities include a tour of the high school campus during the day, as well as a Shorewood Alumni Association sponsored reception in the evening from 5 to 7 p.m. and a special awards ceremony during intermission at the opening night of the Shorewood musical production, "South Pacific," from 7 to 9 p.m.
Families and community members who attend the opening night of the South Pacific musical production will also have the opportunity to see the honorees recognized.
The Shorewood Alumni Association reception will be held at Hubbard Park Lodge and is open to current Alumni Association members, new members and Shorewood parents and friends of the Alumni Association. Tickets can be purchased here.
For more information about the Shorewood Alumni Association sponsored reception, contact email@example.com.
While on the subject of famous SHS graduates, actress Charlotte Rae, who starred in the TV show "The Facts of Life," was recently interviewed by OnMilwaukee.
Molly Snyder grew up on Milwaukee's East Side and today, she lives in the Walker's Point neighborhood with her partner and two sons.
As a full time senior writer, editorial manager and self-described experience junkie, Molly has written thousands of articles about Milwaukee (and a few about New Orleans, Detroit, Indianapolis, Boston and various vacation spots in Wisconsin) that range in subject from where to get the best cup of coffee to an in-depth profile on the survivors of the iconic Norman apartment building that burned down in the '90s.
She also once got a colonic just to report on it, but that's enough on that.
Always told she had a "radio voice," Molly found herself as a regular contributor on FM102, 97WMYX and 1130WISN with her childhood radio favorite, Gene Mueller.
Molly's poetry, essays and articles appeared in many publications including USA Today, The Writer, The Sun Magazine and more. She has a collection of poetry, "Topless," and is slowly writing a memoir.
In 2009, Molly won a Milwaukee Press Club Award. She served as the Narrator / writer-in-residence at the Pfister Hotel from 2013-2014. She is also a story slam-winning storyteller who has performed with The Moth, Ex Fabula and Risk!
When she's not writing, interviewing or mom-ing, Molly teaches tarot card classes, gardens, sits in bars drinking Miller products and dreams of being in a punk band again.