Alumni Memories & Updates #3

Looking Back & Catching Up

Here are more memories and updates sent in by Midwood alumni. To share your own experiences, email us. Feel free to leave a message as well in the comments section below!


"My classmates in the Midwood Class of 1982 and I have very fond memories of our work on the Midwood Argus, where we learned how to apply the principles and fundamentals of journalism as taught by our wonderful and demanding teacher, Martin P. Kopelowitz. He somehow knew how to get the best out of us, to aim for excellence.

Pictured in this photo, from left to right: Dr. Humayun Chaudhry (Midwood '82), Shaun Chaudhry (my son), Ryan Thornton (Mary's son), and Mary Ryan-Thornton (Midwood '82), at Fordham University in June, 2016. The photographer is Gene Thornton, Mary's husband.

Mary and I graduated from Midwood in the same year, 1982, and our sons just graduated from Fordham, in the same year, 34 years later! Shaun and Ryan even took some classes together at Fordham, just as Mary and I did at Midwood. I call this photo The Full Circle!"

-Humayun Chaudhry, Class of 1982


"I graduated from Midwood in June 1944. My activities included playing the cello in the Midwood and All-City orchestras, competing on Midwood's swimming team (we won one meet against great odds), membership in Arista and Archon honor societies, and some clubs. I look back on those years with fondness and appreciation for what Midwood meant to me. It was, and appears to remain, a great school.
I entered U. of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, that June, but left in November to join the Navy. In September, 1946, I returned to UNC, but graduated from U. of Miami in September 1948.

Upon graduation from college, I joined the family business, Goody Products, and remained with it, eventually as chairman, until the company was sold in 1993. My outside activities have included active participation in some UNC’s programs as well as board membership in several cultural and Jewish organizations.

In 1953 Connie Schulman and I were married. We have enjoyed over 63 wonderful years together. Our two children are Stan Goodman and Joyce Goodman. We have two grandsons, Yale and Pace Goodman. Connie and I live in Manhattan."

-Leonard Goodman, class of 1944