My name is Scott Weintraub. I was in the class of ’74’. I was on Gym squad, guidance squad and record room squad (I would do anything not to go to gym, or class). I had some great friends and some great and not so great teachers. My best friends there were Luis Nunez, Kenny Chesney and Scott Miller. My favorite teachers were Mr. Dan Kaplan (who I know died a number of years ago), who was the head of the Physics Dept and Mr. Schwartz. Mr. Schwartz ran a class called the History of Film. Two, or three days a week, we would watch mainly Charlie Chaplin films. I hated English. The trick was, that we had to read books about films every other week and we had to write critiques about the movies. I found that I could really write and that I loved writing. I have spent most of the thirty four years in Human Resources. Ten years ago, I wrote a historical novel. In the past year, I’ve written 3 more novels (all different genre). I have been married for the last 20 years and my son has a full Army ROTC Scholarship to Syracuse University, next Spring.
I loved the Bronx and couldn’t wait to leave. I went back to the old neighborhood, on Mosholu Pkwy in 2006, when my mom was dying of cancer to take care of her. Everything was different. My mom was a Special Ed aid, at Clinton from 74 to 89. So if anyone remembers Mrs. Weintraub, that was my mom. My Uncle Martin Blank, graduated in 1942, his son Michael, graduated in 73. My brother Harry, graduated in 71. But the most famous family alumist was my Uncle Lou, Lou Katz. He was everyone’s Uncle Lou for decades. But he was married to my father’s step sister and really was my Uncle Lou.