Poll: Sequoia’s Most Famous Grad?

Dozens of game-changing leaders have come out of Sequoia—here are perhaps the five most well-known.

See anyone missing from this list? Add their name in the comments, below.


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Steve Penna February 25, 2012 at 06:01 AM
I so should not comment on this but I will. Needless to say there are so many graduates that have been left off this list - some of them are even great teachers in our community. So, my choices would be Dolby or Ortega. Both are great examples of Sequoia/Redwood City pride. As are Folau and McClellan - all great examples of the public school system here and our community. Dane one the other had is not so much. If one knew him and looked past what the woman refer to as "steamy" looks, they would not be so thrilled, as I am not, to admit he went to Sequoia. Just saying . . .
shirley bee February 27, 2012 at 05:59 PM
Kenny Ortega all the way!!
Laura Teutschel Fan Club June 30, 2012 at 06:03 PM
Dana Carvey went to Carlmont
Rick Eymer June 30, 2012 at 06:59 PM
Sequoia High grad Charlie Johnson went on to play basketball at Cal and was on the Golden State Warriors' only NBA championship team. As a senior he led Sequoia to the Tournament of Champions, where the Cherokees upset a couple of teams to reach the finals, where they lost. Afterward, Johnson was given an impromptu standing ovation when he was announced for all-tournament. I also agree Gary Beban deserves a mention. Football had a great tradition at Sequoia, which also included Tink Reynoso and Barr Curry among others. Dick Stuart hit 228 home runs in a 10-year Major League Baseball career. He was a first baseman with a great nickname of "Dr. Strangeglove." Paul Noce had a brief stint in the majors, getting one at bat (a hit) during the regular season for the 1990 World Champion Cincinnati Reds. Clay Alarcon was drafted in the 14th round of the MLB draft by the Reds and Dick Sharon was a first round pick by the Pirates in 1968. Art Lambert was an All-American swimmer and water polo player and later coached Stanford to the NCAA championship in 1976. I'm sure there are others we are forgetting.
Cindy January 21, 2013 at 05:54 PM
Lydia Pense from Cold Blood, famous band in the mid 70's....Also went to Sequoia High.


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