Alumni

Our distinguished alumni include a world famous astronaut, legislators, scientists, media personalities, educators at all levels of teaching and administration, professional athletes and international musicians. Below are just a sample of SAISD’s graduates. Additionally, take a look at a collection of video interviews with a few of our alumni with whom we have kept in contact throughout the years.

"Wall of Fame"

Brackenridge HS

James Robert Cade
(Co-inventor of the sports drink, Gatorade)
Class of 1945

Warren McVea
(First African American football player at University of Houston
and NFL star for Kansas City Chiefs)
Class of 1964

John Quiñones
(ABC news correspondent and 20/20 anchor)
Class of 1970

Burbank HS

Robert Chavez
(President & CEO of Hermes of Paris)
Class of 1973

Jessie Perez
(Chef/owner of Arcadia Restaurant in the Pearl Brewery)
Class of 1994

Sonia M. Rodriguez
(Trial Lawyer and original Tri Chairs for SA 2020)
Class of 1990

Vincent Valdez
(World renowned artist)
Class of 1996

Edison HS


Christi Cano
(Professional golfer on the LPGA tour)
Class of 1999

Charles Gonzalez
(Former US Congressman)
Class of 1965

Julie Wisdom-Wild
(CEO and Chemical Dependency Counselor of Alpha Home)
Class of 1965

Fox Tech HS

Dr. Carlos Orozco
(Award-winning physician of internal medicine and health advocate)
Class of 1961

Dr. Ricardo Romo
(President at the University of Texas at San Antonio)
Class of 1962

William R. “Bill” Sinkin
(Co-founder of Goodwill of San Antonio and life-long community activist)
Class of 1930

Highlands HS

Dr. Robert Brown
(President of Boston University)
Class of 1969

Daryl Grant
(NFL football player for Washington Redskins and played in two Super Bowls)
Class of 1978

Robert Puente
(CEO for the San Antonio Water System and retired Texas House of Representatives)
Class of 1975

Jefferson HS

Joaquin Castro
(US Congressman)
Class of 1992

Julian Castro
(Mayor of San Antonio)
Class of 1992

Henry B. Gonzalez
(US Congressman and served for 37 years)
Class of 1934

Leticia Van de Putte
(Texas Senator and former House of Representative)
Class of 1973

Lanier HS

Dr. Joe Bernal
(Former Texas Senator and member of the Texas Board of Education)
Class of 1944

Greg Luna
(Former Texas House of Representative)
Class of 1950

Lionel Sosa
(Founder of the largest Hispanic advertising agency in the United States)
Class of 1957

Sam Houston HS

Dr. Bernard Anthony Harris Jr.
(First African American astronaut to walk in space)
Class of 1974

Karyne Jones
(President & CEO of National Caucus and Center on Black Aged and a former Texas Representative)
Class of 1971

Kenneth Starr
(President of Baylor University, lawyer and former federal judge)
Class of 1964

 

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