Notable Graduates

BBS GraduateBBS YearAccomplishments of Note
Brad Smith1995President and Chief Legal Officer of Microsoft
David Schuler, PhD1987President of the American Association of School Administrators (2015-2016);nSuperintendent of Northwest Suburban Township High School District 214 (2009-present);nBoard of Directors Member for Badger Boys State ( -2016)
Scott Walker1985Governor, State of Wisconsin (2011u0096-present)nMilwaukee County Executive (2002u0096-2010)nState House of Representatives (1993u0096-2002)
Kevin Henkes1978Successful children's book illustrator and authornWinner of the Caldecott Medal and the Newbery Honor
James Santelle1975U.S. Attorney for Eastern District of Wisconsin (2009-2015)
(James) Scott McCallum1967Governor of Wisconsin (2001-u00962003)nLieutenant Governor of Wisconsin (1987u0096-2001)nWisconsin State Senator (1977-u00961987)
Llyod Solberg1965Prominent cardiologist
Thomas Hefty1964C.E.O., Blue Cross & Blue Shield United of Wisconsin
Gus Gnorski1962Milwaukee TV6 Personality (BBS Governor)
Bob Lang1960Director, Wisconsin Legislative Fiscal Bureau
Robert Behling1958Published author of numerous publications and Geology Lab manuals
Daniel Travanti1957Emmy award-winning actor best known for his role on Hill Street Blues
Lee Huebner1957One of the founders of Ripon SocietynSpeech writer, special assistant to President NixonnPublisher, International Herald Tribune
Kurth Krause1957Physicist with Apollo, 1969 NASA Achievement Award
Al Jarreau1957Renowned Jazz Singer (BBS Governor)nSeven-time Grammy award winner spanning four decades
Thomas Petri1957U.S. House of Representatives (1979u0096-present)nBoys Nation Senator (1957)
Martin Schreiber1956Governor, State of Wisconsin (1977-u00961979)nLieutenant Governor of Wisconsin (1971u0096-1977)
William Steiger1955Elected U.S. Congressman at age of 28nBBS Governor, Boys Nation Senator
Jon Udell1952University of Wisconsinu0096Madison Irwin Maier Professor of Business Graduate School
Michael Hammond1949President of Boys Nation 1949nRhodes Scholar 1956nDirector of the Wisconsin Academy of Music 1966u0096-1968nPresident of State University of New York at Purchase (1977u0096-1980)nHead of the National Endowment of the Arts
Bruce Hapke1948Principal investigator for study of Apollo Lunar samples
Pete Stark1948U.S. Congressman from California (1973u0096present)
Robert Froehlke1939Former Secretary of the ArmynPresident, Health Insurance Association of America
Donald Iselin1939Distinguished U.S. Naval Engineering Career
(Rear Admiral)Commander, Naval Facilities Engineer & Chief Civil Engineers