The High School is characterized by student accomplishments across a broad spectrum of endeavors, in and beyond the classroom. It has always been that way. In 2009, Rebecca Onie, BHS Class of 1994, was awarded a MacArthur Genius Grant for her work in health care. In January, 2008, two graduates of the BHS Class of 2004 — Clara Blattler and Nadine Levin— were named Rhodes Scholars, two of 32 in the nation! Each year, we honor distinguished alumni/ae at the BHS 21st Century Fund Fall Gala. In 2009, we honored Pulitzer Prize winning columnist Ellen Goodman; acclaimed documentary film-maker Albert Maysles; author and television personality John Hodgman, Jr.; European professional basketball star Jeff Adrian; and prominent real estate developer Norm Levenson.