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List Rules People on this list must have gone to New Hanover High School and be of some renown.

List of famous alumni from New Hanover High School, with photos when available. Prominent graduates from New Hanover High School include celebrities, politicians, business people, athletes and more. This list of distinguished New Hanover High School alumni is loosely ordered by relevance, so the most recognizable celebrities who attended New Hanover High School are at the top of the list. This directory is not just composed of graduates of this school, as some of the famous people on this list didn't necessarily earn a degree from New Hanover High School.

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This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to New Hanover High School?” and “Which celebrities are New Hanover High School alumni?”
James Goodnight is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous New Hanover High School Alumni
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James Howard Goodnight is a businessman and software programmer. He co-founded SAS Institute as a faculty member of North Carolina State University in 1976. Since then he has been the CEO for more than three decades. His leadership style and the work environment he created at SAS, now a multi-billion dollar company, have been studied by other businesses and by academics. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 75

Birthplace: Salisbury, North Carolina, United States of America

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David Brinkley is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous New Hanover High School Alumni
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David McClure Brinkley was an American newscaster for NBC and ABC in a career lasting from 1943 to 1997. From 1956 through 1970, he co-anchored NBC's top-rated nightly news program, The Huntley–Brinkley Report, with Chet Huntley and thereafter appeared as co-anchor or commentator on its successor, NBC Nightly News, through the 1970s. In the 1980s and 1990s, Brinkley was host of the popular Sunday This Week with David Brinkley program and a top commentator on election-night coverage for ABC News. Over the course of his career, Brinkley received ten Emmy Awards, three George Foster Peabody Awards, and the Presidential Medal of Freedom. He wrote three books, including the critically acclaimed ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Died at 83 (1920-2003)

Birthplace: Wilmington, USA, North Carolina

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#25 on The Most Influential News Anchors of All Time

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Roman Gabriel is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous New Hanover High School Alumni
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Roman Ildonzo Gabriel, Jr. is a former American football player. The son of a Filipino immigrant, he was the first Asian-American to start as an NFL quarterback and is considered by many to have been one of the best players at that position during the late 1960s and early 1970s. He was the second overall pick in the 1962 NFL Draft and played for the Los Angeles Rams for eleven seasons, then five seasons for the Philadelphia Eagles. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 75

Birthplace: Wilmington, North Carolina, United States of America

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#68 on People Who Should Be in the Pro Football Hall of Fame

#25 on The Best NFL Quarterbacks of the 1970s

#36 on The Best Quarterbacks to Never Win a Super Bowl

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Sonny Jurgensen is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous New Hanover High School Alumni
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Christian Adolph Jurgensen III, known better as Sonny Jurgensen, is a former American football quarterback in the National Football League for the Philadelphia Eagles and Washington Redskins. He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1983. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 81

Birthplace: Wilmington, North Carolina, United States of America

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#18 on The Best NFL Quarterbacks of the 1970s

#28 on The Best Quarterbacks of All Time

#7 on The Greatest Washington Redskins of All Time

#13 on The Best Quarterbacks to Never Win a Super Bowl

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