The Grads Are Back

Classical High School celebrates successful past students with its Distinguished Alumni Awards


Classical High School has made a yearly tradition out of recognizing the accomplishments of some of its best and brightest at its annual Distinguished Alumni Awards. This year, the Classical High School Alumni Association will be honoring five graduates on April 24 at the Providence Marriott with current Classical students, faculty and alumni (tickets here). Prior to the awards dinner, this year’s honorees will get to revisit their old stomping grounds and speak at an assembly for current Classical students.

This year’s honorees are: Maurice Finegold (’50), who went on to a successful, award-winning career in architecture after earning a BA and a masters in Architecture from Harvard University and Harvard Graduate School of Design; Comedian Charlie Hall (‘74), best known as the creator of the long-running Ocean State Follies and for his years as an editorial cartoonist and stand-up comedian; Dr. Robert Satloff (’79), the executive director of the Washington Institute for Near East Policy and author of the bestselling book Among the Righteous: Lost Stories of the Holocaust’s Long Reach Into Arab Lands; Jonathan Lavine (’84), who serves as Bain Capital’s Co-Managing Partner and is Chief Investment Officer of its credit union; and Anaridis Rodriguez (’02), who is a correspondent and anchor on The Weather Channel, having covered everything from natural disasters and renewable energy to the Obama administration’s push for STEM education.