Category: Alumni Spotlight

Steinmetz High School Alumni spotlights

Oct 01 2013

Alumni Spotlight: Robert Muczynski class 1/47

Robert Muczynski

Robert Muczynski, class 1/47 Since the early ‘1960s, Muczynski has been the recipient of a consistent stream of awards and commissions, and his works are often selected as test pieces for competitions. He is known as one of the most distinguished American neo-Classical composers of his generation. He attended DePaul University where he studied piano …

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Sep 01 2013

Alumni Spotlight: Hugh Hefner, class of January 1944

Hugh Hefner

Hugh Hefner was born in Chicago, IL on April 9, 1926 to a conservative Protestant family. Well known as the Founder, Editor-in-Chief and Chief Creative Officer of Playboy, he has had a definite influence in society in the past 50 years. While he attended Steinmetz, he was an average student, despite having an IQ of …

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Aug 01 2013

Alumni Spotlight: Ralph Frese, class of 1/44

Ralph Frese

Ralph Frese, Class 1/1944 Ralph’s love of nature began at an early age. “I grew up when there were still wetland prairies around here. It was native prairie filled with blooming shooting stars and compass plants, all the stuff that we are now trying to restore.”, he explained, pointing to the area around his canoe …

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Jul 02 2013

Alumni Spotlight: Theodore Costopoulos, Class of 6/1941

Theodore Costopoulos

(1923-2009) A licensed pilot since his teens, Ted’s specialty was air to air photography. He was inducted into the Illinois Aviation Hall of Fame in 1994 and the EAA Oshkosh Hall of Fame in 2001, where many of his photographs are on display today.

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