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

List of famous alumni from Yorktown High School, with photos when available. Prominent graduates from Yorktown High School include celebrities, politicians, business people, athletes and more. This list of distinguished Yorktown High School alumni is loosely ordered by relevance, so the most recognizable celebrities who attended Yorktown 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 Yorktown High School.

The list you're viewing is made up of different graduates like Katie Couric and Eric Schmidt.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Yorktown High School?” and “Which celebrities are Yorktown High School alumni?”
Katie Couric is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Yorktown High School Alumni
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Katie Couric became a household name when she co hosted the number one morning show in the US, The Today show (NBC), from 1991 to 2006. She made a highly publicized move from from NBC to CBS on September 2006 when she took over the anchor and managing editor duties at CBS Evening News. With this move she became the first solo female anchor of weekday evening news of the three big US networks. At the time she became the highest paid news anchor earning $15 million per year. ...more

Age: 61

Birthplace: Virginia, United States of America

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Eric Schmidt is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Yorktown High School Alumni
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Google founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin recruited Eric Schmidt from Novell, where he led that company's strategic planning, management and technology development as chairman and CEO. Since coming to Google, Eric has focused on building the corporate infrastructure needed to maintain Google's rapid growth as a company and on ensuring that quality remains high while product development cycle times are kept to a minimum. Along with Larry and Sergey, Eric shares responsibility for Google's day-to-day operations. Eric's Novell experience culminated a 20-year record of achievement as an Internet strategist, entrepreneur and developer of great technologies. His well-seasoned perspective ...more

Age: 62

Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States of America

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David M. Brown is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Yorktown High School Alumni
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David McDowell Brown was a United States Navy captain and a NASA astronaut. He died on his first spaceflight, when the Space Shuttle Columbia disintegrated during orbital reentry into the Earth's atmosphere. Brown became an astronaut in 1996, but had not served on a space mission prior to the Columbia disaster. ...more

Age: Died at 47 (1956-2003)

Birthplace: Virginia, United States of America

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Paul Wellstone is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Yorktown High School Alumni
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Paul David Wellstone was an American academic and politician who represented Minnesota in the United States Senate from 1991 until his death in a plane crash in 2002. A member of the Democratic Farmer-Labor Party, Wellstone was a leading spokesman for the progressive wing of the national Democratic Party. Born in Washington D.C., Wellstone graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a B.A. and Ph.D. in Political Science. He was a professor at Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota and a community organizer in Rice County prior to entering public office. In 1982, he ran an unsuccessful campaign for State Auditor against Republican Arne Carlson. Wellstone gained ...more

Age: Died at 58 (1944-2002)

Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States of America

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