ROY SIEVERS was a baseball and basketball star for BEAUMONT HIGH SCHOOL. In 1949 he was the first player ever named American League Rookie of the Year. He played for the St. Louis Browns & Baltimore Orioles before becoming a Washington Senator - and a huge fan favorite. He joined Mickey Mantle and Ted Williams as a top fan "MVP" and later served as a coach for the Cincinnati Reds.
Bob Turley was a top pitcher with the Browns when the team moved to Baltimore. The Baltimore Orioles traded Turley to the NY Yankees where he helped the Yankees win multiple World Series and named MVP.
The Honorable CHARLES A. SHAW attended St. Louis Public Schools and graduated from Harris Teachers College (now Harris Stowe). After law school, he worked as an attorney with the National Labor Relations Board and Washington, as an Assistant U.S. Attorney, and as a circuit judge in St. Louis. He was appointed to the U.S. District Court by President Bill Clinton in 1993.
Emmy-winning broadcast journalist and author SHIRLEY WASHINGTON attended Sherman Elementary and ROOSEVELT HIGH SCHOOL in St. Louis. She worked in public relations for Lambert International Airport and for TV stations in Atlanta and Nashville before returning to the local FOX news channel in St. Louis.
Journalist, author and former TV news anchor JULIUS HUNTER attended Cole Elementary and Sumner High School in St. Louis. Following his graduation from Harris-Stowe, he was a teacher, a copyrighter for a Chicago law firm , and then a student outreach director for Washington University. He then became a news anchor, director and then the first African American to anchor a prime time newscast. He later served as a Vice President for Community Outreach for St. Louis University and founded the…
Gerald M. Boyd, Who Broke Barriers as an Editor at The Times, Dies at 56
Former New York Times managing editor GERALD M. BOYD credited a SOLDAN HIGH SCHOOL teacher for encouraging him to apply for journalism scholarships. He attended Soldan High, the University of Missouri, and worked for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch's local and Washington bureaus.