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Shorewood honors famous grads

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 Tradition of Excellence Awards, please contact Katelin Watson at kwatson@shorewood.k12.wi.us or Ted Knight at tknight@shorewood.k12.wi.us.

For more information about the Shorewood Alumni Association sponsored reception, contact shorewoodalumni@gmail.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.

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