Alumni

Bob Iger (’69), Chairman and CEO of The Walt Disney Company, Shares a Memory of his Time as an OHS Sailor

Bob Iger, Chairman & CEO of Disney, recently shared with us memories of his days as an Oceanside Sailor. While it has been almost 50 years since he graduated from Oceanside High School, Iger said his memories remain so vivid to him and his fondness for the school and town is considerable.

“The time I spent at Oceanside High School represents one of the happiest moments of my life. Not only did I receive a great education, but I made life-long friendships, and I brought with me life-lasting memories. 

Oceanside High School occupies an important place in my heart, because it was a very special place for me, during a very special time in my life and in the world. To this day, I am thankful to my teachers and my fellow students, who played an important role in my life.”

                                                                                                                     – Bob Iger, Chairman & CEO, The Walt Disney Company

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Ed Wexler (’73), Cartoonist, Designer for Walt Disney Company Discovered His Dream in Oceanside

Ed Wexler’s caricatures of Oscar and Emmy Awards nominees in the Hollywood Reporter led to the Los Angeles resident receiving calls from people around the world, even some of the actors that he had so eloquently exaggerated.

“All of a sudden, a lot of people saw my stuff, and it was very prominent in Hollywood especially,” he said of the work he did for the entertainment magazine. Continue to Oceanside Herald

OHS Grad/Actress & Writer, Diane Farr, Featured in ABC 2017-2018 Mid Season Show, “Splitting Up Together”

By Steve Dove of ABC.com

Based on the Danish series, Splitting Up Together is the story of a couple (Jenna Fischer, The Office, Oliver Hudson, Scream Queens) whose marriage is reignited by their divorce. Emily Kapnek (Suburgatory) writes and serves as executive producer of this new comedy, along with Ellen DeGeneres. The series stars Jenna Fischer as Lena, Oliver Hudson as Martin, Bobby Lee as Arthur, Diane Farr as Maya, Lindsay Price as Camille, Olivia Keville as Mae, Van Crosby as Mason and Sander Thomas as Milo. Continue to ABC.com

OHS Grad/NFL Quarterback Jay Fiedler, Acknowledged in Dolphin Fan Favorite Memory

By Kevin Nogle of The Phinsider

Our 30 day challenge began yesterday with a question asking you for your earliest Miami Dolphins memory. Today, we ask for another memory, but this time, your favorite all-time memory. Was it a Super Bowl win? Was it the team selecting Dan Marino? Was it beating the Chicago Bears to protect the Perfect Season? Continue to the The Phinsider

OHS Grad, Evan Pivnick, Calls Game with Legend Doc Emerick

When Oceanside High School graduate Evan Pivnick received a text from Bowling Green State University’s assistant athletics director for communications, it seemed unusually stern and concise. Pivnick, the student play-by-play announcer, was told to meet with the assistant A.D. at 2 p.m.

“I’m like, Uh oh, because I thought we’re probably having a talk about my job or the future of my job,” said Pivnick, a senior at the Ohio school, who has called Falcons games for the last three seasons. Continue to Oceanside Herald

OHS Grad/Songwriter, Scott Harris, Wins Grammy Award

The name Scott Harris may not ring a bell to even the most dedicated pop radio listeners. But anyone who has ever belted out a Shawn Mendes chorus while cruising down the highway, or cranked up the Chainsmokers’ Grammy-Award-winning “Don’t Let Me Down” to liven up a social gathering is familiar with Harris’s work.

Harris, 32, a Brooklyn resident who was raised in Oceanside, won a Grammy earlier this month for co-writing the Chainsmokers’ 2016 smash-hit single, which was named the year’s Best Dance Recording. Continue to Oceanside Herald

OHS Grad/Songwriter, Sean Patrick Monahan, Puts on Off-Broadway Musical

Sean Patrick Monahan is going back to school, in hell.

Teaming up with “Godspell” director Daniel Goldstein, “Hamilton” choreographer Jennifer Jancuska and musical theatre composer Alexander Sage Oyen, the 2010 Oceanside High School graduate and Thespian Troupe 132 veteran is starring in a one-man Off Broadway musical, “DIVA: Live From Hell.” The play runs until April 9 at the Theater for the New City in Manhattan.

Based off Monahan’s own experience as club secretary of Oceanside’s thespian troupe, his show, which premiered on March 23, tells the tale of a former high school drama club president… Continue to Oceanside Herald