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Notable Graduates

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   This part of the site exists to share information on the achievements and whereabouts of former students. These are notable people who graduated from a Clark County School District high school. Want to add an alumnus? Do you have a correction on an existing alumnus? Drop us a line.

  • Advanced Technologies Academy

  • Arbor View High School

  • Area Technical Trade Center High School

  • Basic High School

    • Glen and Les Charles
      Writer-producers for The Bob Newhart Show, created and produced the television shows Taxi and Cheers. Formed the Charles-Burrows-Charles production company with James Burrows.
      source & date: Wikipedia, viewed 2014
       

    • Andy A. Hafen
      Mayor of the city of Henderson, Nevada
      Class of 1972
      source & date: City of Henderson Web Site, viewed 2011

       

    • Jack Jeffrey
      John E. Jeffrey served on the Henderson City Council (1969-1973) and Nevada state legislature (1974-1990). He also has a CCSD school named after him.
      Graduated in the 1950s
      source & date: Email from R. Watson received on 1/26/12 and The Jack Jeffrey Oral History Project

       

    • Chris Latham
      Baseball outfielder for the Los Angeles Dodgers, Toronto Blue Jays, New York Yankees and Japan's Yomiuri Giants
      source & date: Wikipedia, viewed 2011

       

    • Harry Reid
      US Senator and Senate Majority Leader
      Class of 1957

      source & date: Wikipedia, viewed 2011 and harryreid.com, viewed 2011

       

    • Tanya Tucker
      Country music artist
      source & date: Wikipedia, viewed 2011

       

    • Renee Brown
      Chief of Basketball Operations and Player Relations for the Women's National Basketball Association
      source & date: Rick Watson email and www.wnba.com, viewed 2016

       

    • Larry C. Bolden 
      First black deputy chief for the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department
      source & date: The View, 2/23/10

  • Bonanza High School
     

    • Kris Bryant
      Baseball third baseman for the Chicago Cubs
      source & date: Wikipedia, viewed 2016
       

    • Amy Chelini
      Attorney in the Law Office of Amy Chelini in downtown Las Vegas
      source & date: the Las Vegas Review Journal, 4/28/13

       

    • Mark Hutchison
      Lieutenant Governor of Nevada

      Class of 1981

      source & date: S. Ginger (2015) and Wikipedia, viewed 2015

       

    • Frank Mir
      Winner of the 2004 Ultimate Fighting Championship heavyweight title

      Class of 1998
      source & date: Las Vegas Review Journal, 6/27/10

       

    • Gerald Riggs
      Football running back for the Atlanta Falcons (1982-1988) and the Washington Redskins (1989-1991)
      source & date: Wikipedia, viewed 2010

  • Boulder City High School
     

    • Deidre McLay
      Decorated officer and one of a handful of women to lead a U.S. Navy destroyer
      Class of 1982
      source & date: M. Clarke (2011) and Las Vegas Review Journal, 2005

  • Canyon Springs High School

  • Centennial High School
     

    • Italee Lucas
      Basketball player for the North Carolina Tar Heels. Candidate for the John R. Wooden award, given to the best player in women's college basketball.

      Class of 2007?

      source & date: Las Vegas Review Journal, 2011

 

  • Chaparral High School
     

    • Brandon Flowers
      Front
      man, vocalist and keyboardist of the Las Vegas-based rock band The Killers
      Class of 1999
      source & date: Wikipedia, viewed 2010

       

    • Heather DeSart
      Deputy Director of Workforce Connections

      Class of 1983

      source & date: Email from Ms. DeSart received on 9/20/12

       

    • Mark Slaughter
      Founder of the hard rock band Slaughter who has also worked as a voice actor and composer

      Class of 1982
      source & date: Wikipedia, viewed 2010

       

    • Mark Stoermer
      Bassist and vocalist for the Las Vegas-based rock band The Killers
      Class of 1995

      source & date: Wikipedia, viewed 2010

       

    • Kenneth "Finger Fish" Wilson
      Drummer for Rob Zombie and Marilyn Manson
      source & date: Wikipedia, viewed 2017

       

    • Anthony E. Zuiker
      Creator and executive producer of the television show CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
      Class of 1986
      source & date: Wikipedia, viewed 2010

 

  • Cheyenne High School
     

    • Quinton Carter
      NFL football player for the Denver Broncos
      source & date: Wikipedia, viewed 2014

       

    • Sara Dozier
      Decorated Navy officer, counselor, and Sailor of the Year
      source & date: Las Vegas Review Journal, 12/25/13

       

  • Cimarron-Memorial High School
     

    • Marcus Banks
      Basketball player for the Toronto Raptors
      Class of 1999
      source & date: Wikipedia, viewed 2010

       

    • Jay Beasley
      NASCAR driver
      Class of 2010
      source & date: jaybeasleyracing.com, viewed 2013 and the Las Vegas Review Journal, 4/12/3

       

    • Tiffany Hyt
      Dancer in the D Hotel/Casino's Raak N Roll show
      Class of 2010

      source & date: the Las Vegas Review Journal, 2/2/14

       

    • Brandon Marshall
      NFL Football player for the Denver Broncos
      source & date: The Las Vegas Sun, 1/23/14 and the Denver Broncos player page, viewed 2014

       

    • Beth Riesgraf
      Actress best known for her portrayal of Parker in the TNT television series Leverage. She also played Natalie Duckworth on the show My Name Is Earl and the Alvin and The Chipmunks (2007) film as a mother in the supermarket.

      Class of 1996
      source & date: Wikipedia, viewed 2012 and the Las Vegas Review Journal, 7/12/12

       

  • Community College High School East

  • Community College High School South

  • Community College High School West
     

  • Coronado High School
     

    • Chaz Wolcott
      Associated with Newsie "Buttons" in the first national tour of Disney's Newsies
      Class of 1982

      source & date: chazwolcott.com, 2015

 

  • Del Sol High School

  • Desert Oasis High School

  • Desert Pines High School
     

  • Durango High School
     

    • Kurt Busch
      NASCAR driver of the #2 Miller Lite Dodge car 
      Class of 1996
      source & date: Wikipedia, viewed 2010 and the Las Vegas Review Journal, 6/27/10

       

    • Kyle Busch
      NASCAR driver of the #18 Mars / Interstate Batteries Toyota Camry car  
      Class of 2002
      source & date: Wikipedia, viewed 2010 and the Las Vegas Review Journal, 6/27/10

    • Rebekah Kochan
      Actress best known for playing the role of Tiffani von der Sloot in the Eating Out trilogy
      source & date: Wikipedia, viewed 2010

       

    • T.J. Lavin
      BMX rider, professional musician and host of MTV's The Challenge
      source & date: Wikipedia, viewed 2010

       

    • Ryan Ludwick
      Baseball right fielder for the San Diego Padres
      source & date: Wikipedia, viewed 2010

       

    • Fabiola Marzano
      News Reporter for MundoFOX in Las Vegas
      source & date: Email from R. Johnson on 10/14/14.

       

    • Jack Murphy
      Head men's basketball coach at Northern Arizona University
      source & date: Wikipedia, viewed 2013 and the Las Vegas Review Jounral, 11/13/12

       

    • Ishe Smith
      Professional boxer and competitor on the first season of the reality TV show The Contender
      source & date: Wikipedia, viewed on 2014 and The Las Vegas Sun, 9/11/13

       

    • Cerina Vincent
      Actress and model known for playing the Yellow Ranger Maya in Power Rangers: Lost Galaxy and a foreign exchange student in Not Another Teen Movie
      source & date: Wikipedia, viewed 2010

 

  • East Career and Technical Academy (ECTA)
     

  • Ed W. Clark High School
     

    • Robert Anthony Gamez
      Professional golfer  
      source & date: M. Clarke and Wikipedia, viewed 2011

       

    • Jimmy Kimmel
      Television host of Jimmy Kimmel Live! late-night ABC talk show, comedian and producer
      Class of 1985
      source & date: Wikipedia, viewed 2010 and The Las Vegas Sun, 5/13/17

       

    • Louis Prima, Jr.
      Entertainer, bandleader and trumpeter best known for carrying on the legacy of his father, Louis Prima
      source & date: Las Vegas Review Journal, 5/2/13 and Dr. Kay Carl

       

  • Eldorado High School
     

    • Stavan Corbett
      Former co-chair of the Southern Nevada Gang Task Force, former commissioner on Las Vegas' Parks and Recreation Commission (2006), Nevada State Board of Education representative for District 5 (2010), Board member of the Latin Chamber of Commerce (2011), Chief Operating Officer of the LUZ Community Development Coalition, host of the radio talk show Urban Nation, etc.
      Class of 1992
      source & date: E-mail from Mr. Corbett received on 7/12/11

       

    • Steven Jackson
      Football running back for the St. Louis Rams
      Class of 2001source & date: Wikipedia, viewed 2010 and the Las Vegas Review Journal, 6/27/10

       

  • Eldorado Preparatory Academy

  • Foothill High School
     

  • Green Valley High School
     

    • Korre Heggem
      Visual Effects Artist who has won two Oscars. He worked on Life of Pi and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.

      source & date: Las Vegas Review Journal, 3/1/13

       

    • Chad Hermansen
      Baseball shortstop for the Pittsburgh Pirates
      source & date: Wikipedia, viewed 2016

       

    • Dave Krynzel
      Baseball outfielder for the Milwaukee Brewers
      source & date: Wikipedia, viewed 2016

       

    • Marylee Keller
      One of the 100 Interns to serve at the White House during the Spring of 2014
      source & date: Las Vegas Review Journal, 3/1/14

    • Mike Nannini
      Baseball pitcher for the Houston Astros
      source & date: Wikipedia, viewed 2016

 

  • Indian Springs High School
     

  • Las Vegas High School
     

    • Toni Basil
      Singer-songwriter, actor, filmmaker, film director and choreographer, well known for her worldwide #1 hit
      Mickey (1982) and her role in Easy Rider (1969)
      Class of 1961
      source & date: Wikipedia, viewed 2010 and the Las Vegas Review Journal, 6/27/10

       

    • Herculez Gomez
      Soccer player 
      for Pachuca in the Primera División de México
      source & date: Wikipedia, viewed 2010 and the Las Vegas Review Journal, 6/30/10

       

    • Bryce Harper
      Baseball outfielder for the Washington Nationals
      source & date: Wikipedia, viewed 2013 and the Las Vegas Sun, 3/27/13

       

    • Ricardo Villalobos
      Department Director of Workforce Connections, a youth program
      source & date: E-mail from Mr. Villalobos received on 9/14/12

       

  • Las Vegas Academy of International Studies, Performing and Visual Arts
     

    • Leah Dizon
      Singer and gravure idol in Japan. Born and raised in Las Vegas, she moved to Tokyo in 2006 to pursue an entertainment career and made her recording debut on Victor Entertainment later that same year.
      source & date: Wikipedia, viewed 2010
       

    • Matthew Gray Gubler
      Actor, film director, sketch artist and former fashion model who is best known for his role as the young genius Dr. Spencer Reid in the CBS television show Criminal Minds. Gubler created several movies that were filmed in his hometown of Las Vegas.
      Class of 1998
      source & date: Wikipedia, viewed 2010 and the Las Vegas Review Journal, 6/27/10

       

    • Donovan Patton
      Actor who is the second host of Nick Jr.'s Blue's Clues. He has also provided the voice of Bot on the Nick series Team Umizoomi. He has also appeared in three episodes of the ABC daytime drama One Life To Live.
      source & date: Wikipedia, viewed 2010

       

    • Baron Vaughn
      Comedian and actor from the cast of the Netflix series Grace and Frankie. He also played in the USA Network's Fairly Legal. He has appeard in many feature films and has been featured on talk shows Lopez Tonight, Conan and Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. He even plays the voice of Tom Servo in Mystery Science Theater 3000.
      source & date: Vegas Seven, 3/27/13 and Wikipedia, viewed 2017

       

    • Rutina Wesley
      Actress best known for her role as Tara Thornton on the HBO series True Blood.
      source & date: Wikipedia, viewed 2012 and the Las Vegas Review Journal, 6/14/12

       

  • Laughlin High School

  • Legacy High School

  • Liberty High School

  • Moapa Valley High School

  • Mojave High School

  • Northwest Career and Technical Academy (NWCTA)
     

  • Palo Verde High School
     

    • Elle McLemore
      She played the role of the Eva in the Broadway musical production Bring It On, starred in the final season of Army Wives and played Heather McNamara in the musical adaption of Heathers.
      Class of 2009
      source & date: Wikipedia, viewed 2015

       

    • Ally Snelling
      Softball player accepted into West Point United States Military Academy
      Class of 2017
      source & date: the Las Vegas Review Journal, 4/24/17

       

    • Brendon Urie
      Lead vocalist, rhythm guitarist and pianist of Panic! at the Disco. He also plays drums, bass guitar, accordion, organ and cello.
      source & date: Wikipedia, viewed 2010

       

  • Rancho High School
     

    • Greg Anthony
      NBA player and personality on the ESPN family of networks. He has also been an analyst for CBS's college basketball coverage. Anthony has also contributed to Yahoo! Sports as a college basketball analyst.
      source & date: Wikipedia, viewed 2010

       

    • Shari L. Buck
      North Las Vegas Mayor
      source & date: City of North Las Vegas web site, viewed 2013

       

    • Tom Hawley
      Traffic reporter for Channel 3 in Las Vegas. He has also done feature reporting on outdoor adventures, and local history with the weekly Video Vault. Member of the Nevada Association of Broadcasters Hall of Fame.
      source & date: Channel 3 web site, viewed 3/11/13

       

    • Lionel Hollins
      Basketball coach (Brooklyn Nets, Las Vegas Silver Bandits, etc.) and player for many teams including the Houston Rockets and Detroit Pistons.
      source & date: Wikipedia, viewed 2016.

       

    • Willie Mae McIver
      1999 Stellar Award winning Gospel Announcer of the Year. Gospel Inspirations producer and host, and National Director of the Rejoice! Musical Soul Food radio shows. Owner of the Covenant Media Group.
      Class of 1977
      source & date: L. Edwards, 2011

       

    • Michael Robert Pritchard
      Football player for the Atlanta Falcons, Denver Broncos and Seattle Seahawks between 1991 and 1999. He has also worked for ESPN 1100 radio station and has been a play-by-play caller for UNLV football games.
      source & date: Wikipedia, viewed 2014 and the Las Vegas Review Journal, 11/14/13

       

    • Ne-Yo
      Pop and R&B singer-songwriter, record producer, actor, and occasional rapper. Since his debut, Ne-Yo has had five top ten songs on the Billboard Hot 100 as a lead artist and two number-one albums on the Billboard 200.
      Class of 1998
      source & date: Wikipedia, viewed 2010 and the Las Vegas Review Journal, 6/27/10

       

  • Shadow Ridge High School
     

    • Dia Frampton
      Lead singer of Meg & Dia, a band formed in 2004
      source & date: Wikipedia, viewed 2010

       

  • Sierra Vista High School
     

    • Jake Hager
      Baseball shortstop for the Tampa Bay Rays
      source & date: Email from R. Johnson and Wikipedia, viewed 2015

       

  • Silverado High School
     

    • Matthew Hennigan
      Sergeant in the U.S. Army, killed on June 30 in Afghanistan
      Class of 2007
      source & date: the Las Vegas Review Journal, 7/9/10

       

    • Mike McDade
      Baseball player for the Toronto Blue Jays

      source & date: the Las Vegas Review Journal, 7/9/10 Las Vegas Review Journal, 8/1/12 and Baseball-reference.com, viewed 2013

       

  • Southeast Career Technical Academy (formerly named Southern Nevada Vocational Technical Center (SNVTC)

  • Southwest Career Technical Academy
     

  • Spring Valley High School
     

    • Aaron Blair
      Baseball pitcher for the Atlanta Braves
      source & date: Wikipedia, viewed 2016

       

    • Tyler Anderson
      Baseball pitcher for the Colorado Rockies
      source & date: Wikipedia, viewed 2016

       

  • Sunrise Mountain High School
     

  • Valley High School
     

    • Andre Agassi
      Tennis player and former World No. 1. Generally considered by critics and fellow players to be one of the greatest tennis players of all time.
      Class of 1988
      source & date: Wikipedia, viewed 2010 and the Las Vegas Review Journal, 6/27/10

       

    • Marty Barrett
      Baseball player for the Boston Red Sox
      Class of 1976
      source & date: Southern Nevada Sports Hall of Fame, viewed 2016

       

    • Shelley Berkley
      U.S. Representative for Nevada's 1st congressional district
      source & date: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, viewed 2011 and Wikipedia, viewed 2011

       

    • Tyler Houston
      Baseball third baseman and catcher for many professional baseball teams including the Philadelphia Phillies
      source & date: Wikipedia, viewed 2016

       

    • Greg Maddux
      Major League baseball pitcher. He was the first pitcher in major league history to win the Cy Young Award for four consecutive years (1992-1995).
      Class of 1984
      source & date: Wikipedia, viewed 2010 and the Las Vegas Review Journal, 6/27/10

       

    • Mike Morgan
      Baseball pitcher for many teams such as the Arizona Diamondbacks
      source & date: Wikipedia, viewed 2016

       

    • Donovan Osborne
      Baseball pitcher for the Los Angeles Dodgers 
      Wikipedia, viewed 2016

       

    • Jack Rappaport
      Liberace Foundation President and former Director and President of the Las Vegas Music Festival
      Class of 1974
      source & date: Las Vegas Review Journal, 6/27/10

       

    • Stevenson Sylvester
      Football linebacker for the Pittsburgh Steelers. He played in the 2011 Super Bowl.
      Class of 2006
      source & date: Wikipedia, viewed 2011 and the Las Vegas Sun, 1/27/11

       

    • Kim Wallin
      Nevada State Controller, Accounting Today recognized Wallin as one of the 100 most influential people in accounting in the country (2003), "Woman CPA of the Year" of the entire country by the American Women's Society of CPA's (2006).
      Class of 1974
      source & date: www.kimwallin.org, viewed 2010 and Rick Watson

       

  • Veterans Tribute Career Technical Academy

  • Virgin Valley High School

  • Virtual High School

  • West Career and Technical Academy
     

  • Western High School
     

    • Tim Dahlberg
      Sports journalist who has won several writing awards including the Grimsley Award (Associated Press Sports Editors)
      source & date: Las Vegas Review Journal, 2/24/11

       

    • Lawrence Guy
      Football player for the San Diego Chargers, Green Bay Packers, and the Indianapolis Colts
      source & date: Las Vegas Review Journal, 3/7/12

       

    • Corinna Harney
      Model and actress
      source & date: Wikipedia, viewed 2010

       

    • Nicole Malachowski
      United States Air Force officer and the first female pilot selected to fly as part of the USAF Thunderbirds
      source & date: Wikipedia, viewed 2010

       

    • Frank Hawkins
      Football player for the Oakland/Los Angeles Raiders from 1981 to 1987
      Class of 1977
      source & date: Wikipedia, viewed 2014 and the Las Vegas Review Journal, 11/14/13

       

    • Ronnie Vannucci
      Drummer of the Las Vegas-based rock band The Killers
      source & date: Wikipedia, viewed 2010

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