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In this issue:
Homecoming 2011
NHS Induction
Class of 2015
Top Tech Architect
Girl's Swim Season
Alumni in Lombardi Play
Alumni News

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Brooklyn Tech Homecoming 2011!

Tech Alum Enjoys 2010 Festivities

Make your plans now to join fellow Technites and faculty members for Homecoming 2011 festivities scheduled for Friday April 29th and Saturday April 30th.

Special events are planned for the anniversary classes of  1961, 1966, 1971, 1976, 1981, 1986, 1991 and 2001.

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300 New Members Inducted into the National Honor Society

Students Light Candle at Ceremony

Over 300 of Brooklyn Tech’s best and brightest recently met to be inducted as new members of the National Honor Society (NHS) and to celebrate the teachers who encouraged them to excel. The inductees swelled the ranks of the Tech chapter to more than 650 members. The National Honor Society was established in 1921 to recognize outstanding high school students “who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of Scholarship, Leadership, Service, and Character.” [Read Full Story]

Waiting for Brooklyn Tech's Class of 2015!

The Department of Education announced that 5,984 eighth graders received an offer to attend one of the City’s nine specialized high schools in September 2011. Offers to eight of the schools are based on the results of the Specialized High Schools Admissions Test, a competitive exam taken by approximately 28,000 students this year. Students who received offers to Brooklyn Tech were invited to an Open House on Wednesday, February 16th . [Read Full Story]

Young Alum Named one of World's Ten Top Young Architects
   Savina Romanos ’05

She was a star at Tech, and she excelled at Cooper Union. So it was no surprise when the prestigious journal The Architecture Review chose Savina Romanos ’05 as one of the world’s top ten young architects.

The London-based journal featured Romanos in an article that showcased “10 emerging architecture students from renowned architecture schools across the world.” This recognition grouped her with a global community of talented students from schools in South Africa, Japan, the Netherlands and France, among other countries.
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Swimmers Reach City Championship

Coach O'Hara with members of the swim team

Vince Lombardi believed that it was all about winning, but the Tech girl swimmers beg to differ. The Engineers lost the PSAL city championship title for the second consecutive year to arch-rival Stuyvesant, but team co-captain Sarah Bouzarouata has no regrets.

Despite their 55-46 loss at Lehman College, Sarah is “proud that we made it so far.” They were nervous going in as the #2 seed to the powerhouse Stuyvesant team but were energized by the “huge number of Technites cheering us on in the stands.” She was confident that “We were ready to be the best we could be with the amount of hard work we put into our training.” What she modestly failed to mention was that the team had gone undefeated and she had won every race she competed in all year.
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Tech Alum Shines on Broadway

“It blows my mind,” Robert C. Riley ’98 told the New York Post when asked to describe his journey from student and football player at Brooklyn Tech to one of Broadway’s “budding stars” in the hit play, “Lombardi” at Circle in the Square.

Mr. Riley plays linebacker Dave Robinson, one of legendary coach Vince Lombardi’s star players on the great 1960s Green Bay Packers football team. Robinson’s character reveals how Lombardi, during the height of the Civil Rights movement, insisted that his black players be treated with respect. Riley is part of the six-person cast which stars Dan Lauria as Lombardi and Judith Light as his wife, Marie.
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Alumni News

-  The Brooklyn Tech PTA Inaugural Gala Auction and International Food Festival will be held at Tech on March 26th at 6:00 p.m. Alumni can contribute an item or service by contacting Liz Morano at

Richard Matheson '43 was inducted into the Science Fiction Museum Hall of Fame last year in Seattle.
Joseph Herbert ’75 has been selected by Rep. Peter King as an advisor to the House Homeland Security Committee’s first ever counterterrorism team.
- In Memoriam: John F. Stigi ’67 died January 5th after a courageous battle with multiple myeloma. Mr. Stigi, who earned an MBA from George Washington University in 1981, spent 38 years working for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration protecting and promoting public health. 

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