WOODROW WILSON HIGH SCHOOL Alumni
THERE'S NO PLACE LIKE HOME
After graduation from Wilson, Cliff Fenton-Feingold '76 attended the University of Oregon, and graduated from Portland State University with a B.S. in Business and Marketing. He lived in Seattle for 18 years before moving to Bend, Oregon where he has lived for about 12 years. Cliff has two daughters, 18 and 16. His oldest daughter starts U of O this Fall. He owns a high end furniture store in Bend called Feingold Home (http://www.feingoldhome.com/).
Cliff's classmates knew him as Cliff Fenton. He tells us that his dad changed his name from Feingold to Fenton in the late 40s like a lot of families of Jewish decent did in New York at the time. "He simply picked an 'F' name out of the Bronx phone book and we ended up Fenton," adds Cliff. "It always bothered me that he had to do that to even get a job. Things were different after the war. I decided to change it back about 7 years ago out of respect for our heritage. My daughters did the same."
When asked about favorite teachers at Wilson, Cliff told us he had great teachers. Cliff's favorite was Stan Stanton, his football coach, "like a father figure to us nutty ball players." George Crandall was also a favorite.
Words of wisdom for current Wilson students: "What you do speaks so loud, I have no need to hear what you say."