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

Famous alumni from Whitney Young High School; graduates who have achieved stature in their field. Photos are included in this notable Whitney Young High School alumni list. Prominent alums from this institution include celebrities, politicians, business people, and more. This list of distinguished Whitney Young High School alumni is loosely ordered by relevance and sortable by column if you need to search by specific criteria. You can also search and filter the list to find a specific person or name. Please note that this directory is not just composed of graduates of this school; you can find any famous people who attended this school for at least a semester here. This list of successful alumni may even include a few celebrities who attended Whitney Young High School.

The list you're viewing is made up of a variety of different graduates, including Michelle Obama and Joan Higginbotham.

This list answers the questions “who are the most famous alumni from Whitney Young High School?” and “what is a list of big names that went to Whitney Young High School?”

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Michelle Obama is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Whitney Young High School Alumni
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Michelle LaVaughn Robinson Obama is an American lawyer and writer. She is the wife of the 44th and current President of the United States, Barack Obama, and the first African-American First Lady of the United States. Raised on the South Side of Chicago, she is a graduate of Princeton University and ...more

Age: 54

Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States of America

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Joan Higginbotham is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Whitney Young High School Alumni
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Joan Elizabeth Higginbotham is an American engineer and a former NASA astronaut. She flew aboard Space Shuttle Discovery mission STS-116 as a mission specialist. ...more

Age: 53

Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States of America

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Andy Wachowski is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Whitney Young High School Alumni
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Andy Wachowski is half of the Wachowski Brothers, responsible for writing, directing, and/or producing such films as the Matrix series. ...more

Age: 50

Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States of America

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Marcus Jordan is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Whitney Young High School Alumni
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Marcus James Jordan is an American former college basketball player who played for the UCF Knights men's basketball team of Conference USA. He is the son of Hall of Fame NBA player Michael Jordan. ...more

Age: 27

Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States of America

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