North Shore Schools Alumni

Email Roseann Blackburn

Phone #: 516: 277-7050

North Shore Class of 1986! We are looking for you!!!
It's our 30th Reunion!!
Saturday October 1 at Sea Cliff Yacht Club.
Same weekend as Sea Cliff Mini Mart!
Hope you can join us for old friends, laughs, good food and cheer!!!

Contact the committee at If not on social media.

Or like the Facebook event page North Shore HS Class of 1986


Upcoming Class of '66
50th Class Reunion, Sunday, September 18th, 2016
Sea Cliff Manon (aka San Souci) from 6:30-10:30pm

For more information about ticket prices and other activities (on Saturday)
Please contact: Barbara Roth Melot at or call 941-661-3634


Dear North Shore Graduates,

I am writing to inform you that you may be receive a notice from Harris Connect, the company that generated our Alumni Handbook, about a North Shore on-line community for alumni.  It is my understanding that there is a cost associated with joining this community.  Please be advised that this on-line community is not endorsed by the North Shore Schools, nor does the district receive any kind of financial benefit for your participation.   We do encourage you to visit our District website at to remain informed about your alma mater. 

Our Director of Alumni Relations, Roseann Blackburn will continue to update our own Alumni page.  You can contact Roseann at with any questions or inquiries.

Ed Melnick
Superintendent of Schools


Four Generations at Sea Cliff School

Since the 20th century, four generations of the Pierce-Bunce family have attended Sea Cliff Elementary School. Audrey J. Golden Pierce was a student at Sea Cliff School from kindergarten through twelfth grade and graduated in 1947. Her daughter, Diane Golden-Bunce, and siblings also grew up in the North Shore School District and graduated from North Shore High School. While at school, Diane met her future husband Glenn Bunce; also a North Shore graduate and currently the owner Bunce Plumbing and Heating, Inc. They married in 1980 and their three children also attended and graduated the North Shore Schools. 

But, that is not all! Diane and Glenn’s granddaughter, Dahlia, who is the great granddaughter of Audrey J. Golden-Pierce, is the fourth family member to attend Sea Cliff School. The North Shore School District is proud to welcome Dahlia as she continues to fulfill the Golden-Pierce- Bunce legacy at the North Shore Schools.   


Accomplished Graduates of the North Shore Schools

Amanda Sobhy, a Long Island native, North Shore Schools alumni and Harvard graduate, finished second to Nour el Sherbini at the J.P. Morgan Tournament of Champions, but some believe she can reach No. 1 in the world rankings.

New York Times


Congratulations to Willie Schefer, an alumnus of the  North Shore Schools (Class of 2008), on his victory in this year’s Long Island Marathon (Full Story ...)

Michael Renga-North Shore-Class of 1994
Graduate of Hofstra University with a BA in History and a MS in Secondary Education was awarded the 2014 Long Island Council for the Social Studies Outstanding High School Teacher of the Year and was also awarded the 2014 Carle Place Teachers’ Association Teacher of the Year.

Richard "Jake" Siewert - 82'? - BA Yale, additional studies at Emery and University of California Law; Press secretary - Clinton: Sept. 2000-Jan. 2001; Adviser to Secretary of the Treasury, Timothy Geithner; presently Director of Global Communications at Goldman-Sachs. (NOTE - Jake's mother was a teacher in the Sea Cliff School)

Gail Kern Paster - North Shore - 62' - (co-editor of the Viking View) - BA, Smith College, Doctorate, Yale, Professor of Literature, George Washington University; Director of the Folger Shakespeare Library - 2002-2011;
Shakespeare scholar and recipient of many honors and awards.

Howard Paster - North Shore -62' - (co-editor of the Viking View (yes, the co-editors married) - BA Alfred University & MA Columbia University School of Journalism - Administrative assistant to Senator Birch Bayh (D,Ind);
Clinton transition team; Head of White House Office of Legislative Affairs, 1993; Chairman & CEO of Hill & Knowlton, Public relations firm.

Andre Emelianoff  - North Shore - 60' - graduate of the Julliard School of Music, Music faculty, principal cellist of the New York Chamber Ensemble,  renown cellist and has performed world-wide.

Eden Ross Lipson - North Shore - 60' - BA, political science, University of California, Berkeley - Policy planner of NY Cultural Affairs Commission; Staff- NY Times, beginning in 1974 - Children's Book Editor 1984-2005; Moderator, White House Symposium on Mark Twain - 2001

If you would like to recommend a graduate or be added to this list, please email Shelly Newman at


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