Maplewood, New Jersey: Zach Braff, who was raised in South Orange, was inducted into Columbia High School's Hall of Fame during the school's annual Hall of Fame assemblies on Friday morning. Braff, an actor, producer, and director, graduated from the Maplewood school in 1993. He was introduced by members of the student council, Principal Elizabeth Aaron, and Johanna Wright. Wright, a current member of the South Orange Maplewood Board of Education, was one of Braff's teachers at South Orange Middle School. Following the ceremony, Braff signed his autograph for students.
Zach Braff was inducted into South Orange Middle School's Hall of Fame in 2013. He also attended Marshall Elementary School and Jefferson Elementary School.
Other members of Columbia High School's Hall of Fame include Lauryn Hill, David Javerbaum, and Judith Viorst.
Also a graduate of Columbia High School, South Orange Maplewood School District (SOMSD) Acting Superintendent James Memoli was honored by Principal Aaron during the assembly. Memoli, a 44 year employee, is retiring at the end of this school year. He graduated from Columbia High School in 1964.
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