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Poly on Film 9/11 Memorial plaque

New Season of Poly on Film Debuts

Join us for a moving and personal account of September 11 by members of the Poly community.

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2016 In The Heights

Poly’s 2016 “In the Heights,” Revisited

With the film releasing June 10, we revisited the cast of Poly's 2016 production of "In The Heights."

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Poly on Film The Argument

Poly on Film Features “The Argument” with Dan Fogler ’94

Actor Dan Fogler '94 and director Jason Schwartzman joined a panel discussion with Ron Sarcos and Dr. Racine Henry '03.

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reunion social justice panel 2021

Reunion 2021: Class of 2009 on Social Justice

Alumni guests have career paths that focus on social justice and activism.

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Richard Marlin and Robert Magnus

All in the Family: 70th Reunion Alumnus and Grandson in Class of 2021

Richard Marlin graduated from Poly in 1951, and this year, so will his grandson, Robert Magnus ‘21.

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Poly on Film Aaron Matthews

Poly on Film Features Academy Award Winner Aaron Matthews ’89

Aaron Matthews ‘89 spoke about his documentary "The War and Peace of Tim O’Brien."

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Poly on Film Features Rob Maylor ’96, Producer of “Sprinter”

Producer Rob Maylor ‘96 discusses movie, being a storyteller, Jamaica, filmmaking, writing, and more.

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Alumni panel discusses What to expect in College

Alumni Panel Offers Insight: What to Expect in College

Poly alumni spoke to students about all things college and gave advice on questions from choosing a school to choosing…

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Connie Chen ’19

Checking in With: Connie Chen ’19

This year has upended life and required everyone to adjust expectations andplans. For our recent grads just starting out in…

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Jair Froome ’15

Checking in With: Jair Froome ’15

Jair Froome ’15 graduated with honors in 2019 from Duke University...

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Chloe Sun '19

Checking in With: Chloe Sun ’19

This year has upended life and required everyone to adjust expectations and plans. For our recent grads just starting out…

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Laura Terruso Work It Alumni On Film

Poly on Film Features Laura Terruso ’99, Director of “Work It”

Director Laura Terruso '99 discusses film, dance, life at Poly, and more...

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Joseph Wright ’75, M.D. and Vivien Thomas (inset)

Dr. Joseph Wright ’75 Champions Story of Medical Pioneer Vivien Thomas

“It is not a story that is taught in medical school.”

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Alumna experience COVID hotel

Alumna Experience with “COVID Hotel” Sheds Light on Health Care Inequities

Kathleen Martin Stillo ’88 witnessed firsthand how the COVID-19 pandemic affected people who often fall through the cracks in our…

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Alumni-in-Film Series

Poly Arts Debuts Alumni-in-Film Series

Poly's Alumni-in-Film series virtual debut featured filmmaker and medical doctors.

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Jabari Brisport ’05

Jabari Brisport ’05 Is Elected to New York Senate

Jabari Brisport ‘05 has a message for Poly students. “If you have a passion, follow it...

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Matt Durando '96, P'30

2020 Spirit Award Presented to Alumnus and Teacher Matt Durando ’96, P’30

Matt Durando ’96, P’30 was honored with our 2020 Alumni Association Spirit Award.

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How I Got Here Speaker Series

Class of 1988 Alumnae Share Career Stories & Advice

Two members of Poly’s Class of 1988 shared advice with Upper School students and young alumni about setting out on…

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Alumni Are Part of Outdoor Poly’s Success

Alumni returned to campus to assist faculty and staff with Poly Prep's outdoor learning across the Dyker Heights campus.

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Class of 1976 Zooms

“Class of ’76” Zoom Chats for 22 Consecutive Weeks

“There’s a bond in our class that spans five decades. For a large part of the chats, we’re 17 years…

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Poly alum Dr. Neil Schluger ’77

On the Front Lines of the Pandemic with Dr. Neil Schluger ’77

Poly alumnus, Dr. Neil Schluger ’77 was on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic in New York City. The…

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Hugo Freudenthal '48

Renowned Marine Biologist Dr. Hugo Freudenthal ’48 Is Honored

It's not everyday that one has a genus named in one's honor.

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Alum Alan Kane '54

Alumnus Alan Kane ’54 Remembers The Polio Epidemic and Andy Gurley ’55

The current COVID-19 pandemic is not the first crisis in Poly’s 166-year history. The nation has endured through the Civil…

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Max Rose

Alumnus Max Rose ’04 Serves During Pandemic

Poly Prep was already proud of Max Rose ‘04 when he was elected to represent NY District 11 in the…

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Qadir Forbes

Get to Know Your BOG: Qadir Forbes ’11

Who: Qadir Forbes ’11 College: Williams College, Class of 2015 Poly Claim to Fame Today: Alumni Association Board of Governors,…

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It Does Not Take a Lifetime to Feel as Though You’ve Built a New Life

Recent Poly alumna Liat Weinstein ’18 reflects on her first year of college. Dear College Freshmen,Just one year ago, as…

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Discoveries and New Directions Postcollege

Duke grad Kalif Jeremiah ’15 shares eye-opening lessons learned as he enters the next chapter of his life. Dear Class…

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Alumnus Chosen for Lacrosse team at Annapolis

Congratulations to Ben Balser ’19 on being chosen for the men’s lacrosse team at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis!…

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Artist Residency with Jill Sigman ’85, Using Found Objects to Change Our View of “Waste”

Poly’s first artist residency began  in early May 2019 with alumna Jill Sigman ’85, a contemporary artist, choreographer, and dancer.…

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Dominique sharpton interview

Student Volunteer Interviews Alumni at Reunion

During Reunion 2019, Student Volunteer Alexandra N. ‘20 Connected with Alumni. My name is Alexandra N. ’20, and I am…

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Alumni reunion 2019

Alumni Association Annual Meeting at 2019 Reunion

Poly’s all-female a cappella group, Harmonics, opened the Alumni Association Annual Meeting on April 27 with a beautiful rendition of…

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