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Gallery of Success

Eight Beachwood Alumni Selected for BHS Gallery of Success

BEACHWOOD - A volunteer committee of community members has selected eight Beachwood High School graduates for induction into the 11th class of the Beachwood High School Gallery of Success. The induction ceremony - an all-school assembly open to the public - is Friday, April 7, 2017, 10 AM in the new auditorium at Beachwood High School.

The successful and inspiring members of the 11th induction class of the Beachwood High School Gallery of Success include:

  • Jeff Boss, BHS ‘96 - elite U.S. Navy SEAL with eight tours of duty and numerous recognitions, including four Bronze Stars and two Purple Hearts

  • Roger Holstein, BHS ‘70 - leader in public health, dedicated to improving the general population’s navigation of the health care system

  • Joan B. Hornig, BHS ‘73 - top financier, philanthropist and jewelry designer, who donates 100% of her profits to charities

  • Stephanie Klempner, BHS ‘94 - humanitarian, philanthropist and co-founder of “The Pollination Project”

  • Edward Leventhal, BHS ‘64 - business leader, public servant and community activist who has improved countless lives in Springfield, Ohio

  • Alan Rosskamm, BHS ‘68 - business leader and lawyer who found a third career as CEO of Breakthrough Schools, the highest performing network of Cleveland public charter schools

  • Steve Sicherman, BHS ‘83 – Emmy award-winning entertainment industry developer, producer and executive, with thousands of hit episodes to his name

  • Ron Simmons, BHS ‘76 – award-winning product designer, interior designer and architect, who overcame challenges to reach his lifelong goals

This induction class brings the total number of Gallery members to 129. The Gallery of Success began in 1985. Nominees must be Beachwood High School graduates whose accomplishments since high school make them outstanding role models for our students. They must exhibit achievement and distinction in one or more of the following criteria: leadership, service, humanitarianism, creativity, courage, and/or career contributions that have benefitted others.

Inductees were selected by a committee representing a cross-section of the Beachwood community. Selection committee members included alumni, previous Gallery inductees, community members, teachers, staff, and current students: Harlin Adelman (BHS ‘83), Sherry Bogart, Lisa Brockwell, Jim Cowan (BHS ‘61), Emily Einhorn (BHS ‘17), Judi Feniger (BHS ‘69), Steve Hacker, Superintendent Robert Hardis, Theresa Haynesworth, Midori Hitomi, Domenick Iammarino, Jamie Lader (BHS ‘92), Julie Millstein (BHS ‘80), Stuart Ostro (BHS ‘04), Priya Rajgopal, Joel Ratner (BHS ‘82), Swathi Srinivasan (BHS ‘17), April Thomas (BHS ‘92), Mike Zawatsky, and Andrew Zelman (BHS ’01).

To purchase tickets to the Beachwood Schools Foundation Gala on Friday, April 7, please visit www.beachwoodschools.org/gala.aspx.