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Central High School Notable Alumni, 

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  Charles M. Schulz, author of the Peanuts comic strip.

  Richard M. Schulze, founder of Best Buy.

  Amelia Earhart, aviation pioneer.
  Attended briefly before moving to Chicago.

  Jawed Karim, co-founder of YouTube.

  Harvey Mackay, Chairman of MackayMitchell Envelope, and
  best selling author of "Swim With The Sharks".

  Martin Apple (1956), molecular biologist and president of the Council
  of Scientific Society Presidents. Attended Longfellow School.

  Stanley Gordon West, author of:

 "Until They Bring the Streetcars Back". Met him at O'Gara's.

  Jeanne Arth, former U.S Open Doubles champion and Wimbledon

  Doubles champion.

  Roger Awsumb, longtime children's TV host on WTCN (now KARE),
  portrayed railroad engineer Casey Jones on "Lunch with Casey" from
  1954 to 1972.

  Gordon Parks, photographer, filmmaker, and writer.

  Micah Boyd, 2008 Summer Olympics crew rower.

  Lawrence D. Cohen, mayor of Saint Paul and former judge.

  John Roethlisberger, three-time Olympic gymnast.

  T. Denny Sanford (grad. 1954), banker and ranked #117 on Forbes
  list of richest Americans.

  Jon Wiener, historian and political commentator.

  Dave Winfield, Baseball Hall of Fame left fielder.