On Friday, Ruth Kagan, Erica Getto and the rest of the Scarsdale High School Class of 2011 put on maroon robes and sat in the gymnasium listening to commencement speeches, receiving their hard-earned diplomas and joining the large community of Scarsdale High School Alumni around the country and the world.
Some graduates will go on to be writers, as New York Times columnist and author Andrew Ross Sorkin Scarsdale Graduate '95 did. Others will become artists, like Nicole Eisenman, Scarsdale High School '83, who has permanent collections in the Museum of Modern Art and The Whitney Museum of American Art. Wherever life takes Scarsdale High School graduates after high school, the Scarsdale Alumni Association is only a click away to help connect Scarsdale Alumni to each other.
"I know so many people here. Scarsdale has been my life for the past 18 years," said Kagon. "I certainly want to stay in touch with people from Scarsdale for the rest of my life."The Scarsdale Alumni Association serves more than 24,000 alumni, mostly through a website, e-newsletter and social media, who want to stay connected to their hometown community and classmates. The alumni association provides a career center, a list of job opportunities, organizes Scarsdale Leaders Circles-- get togethers for those alumni leaders interested in meeting other alumni leaders and special guests across industries, the Rothschild Bookshelf-- a place to research and purchase works of literature and film by fellow Scarsdale Alumni, and more.
"For the past few years my role with the Scarsdale Alumni Association has been sending the message that we are here to help you succeed in every stage of life," said Ricardo Garcia-Amaya, president of the Scarsdale Alumni Association. "For those people who care we will support them"
Garcia-Amaya, a Scarsdale '93 graduate and entrepreneur, said what excites him the most about this organization is helping make connections between alumnus.
"People should act on this network," said Garcia-Amaya, who noted he hopes the Scarsdale Almuni Association empowers young bright Scarsdale minds to have a larger impact on the world by introducing them to people who can speed up the process.
"There is such a wealth of smart people," Garcia-Amaya said of the Scarsdale community. "It would be such a pity to not be able to connect the dots."
For more information about the Scarsdale Alumni Association or to get involved, check out Scarsdalealumni.org.
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