Most Famous Grad From Each Cape May County High School (2020)
Let's take a look at the most famous alumni of each and every Cape May County high school!
We feature most of these schools five years ago, so we thought we'd update the list. You can check out the 2015 list here.
We've already published a similar look at Atlantic County high schools. You can find that list here.
Before we can do the list, we must first determine what "most famous" means.
Merriam-Webster defines famous as: "well known" and "honored for achievement."
For these purposes, we're going to focus mainly on the "well known" part, and we're going to define it as "nationally or worldly famous" rather than "locally famous." For example, someone might be very well known to the people of South Jersey, but beyond our state, that person must be a relative unknown.
This, of course, gives a distinct advantage to professional athletes who have reached the "major leagues" in their sport, actors, and musicians who have gained some sense of major accomplishment.
In no way is this to be assumed to be the "most successful" of graduates, as we all define success in different ways, and fame doesn't always play a part.
So, here's the list. Please feel free to reach-out to me with any corrections and suggestions. I certainly may have missed someone along the way. I can be reached via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. If we find that a suggestion merits a change, we will do so!
Cape May County Technical School
The school was established in 1991. We have not been able to identify "the most famous" alumnus of the school. We are certainly open to your suggestions.
Lower Cape May Regional High School
Matt Szczur. Professional Baseball Player. Szczur followed up a very successful football and baseball career at Villanova with a baseball career that has seen him play for the Chicago Cubs and the San Diego Padres from 2014 - 2018. Of special note, in 2009, Szczur donated bone marrow to a young Ukranian girl who was battling leukemia. His story was featured on an ESPN TV special.
Middle Township High School
Stedman Graham. A 1951 alum of the school, Graham is most famous for being the longtime boyfriend of Oprah Winfrey. (He was a pretty good basketball played in high school, scoring over 1,000 points.)
Ocean City High School
Anne Heche. Award winning actress, she has appeared in many TV shows and movies. Also had a notable relationship with Ellen DeGeneres.
*Among the other "famous" OCHS alumni are MTV journalist Kurt Loder, noted writer Gay Talese, and NFL player and coach Doug Coleman.
Wildwood High School
Frank Vogel. NBA coach. He recently won the NBA Championship as the head coach of the Los Angeles Lakers.
Wildwood Catholic High School - Wildwood Catholic Academy.
We have not been able to identify the "most famous" alum of this school. Your suggestions are welcomed.