Ryan Oakes


  • Westhill High School Class of 1996
  • Professional Entertainer (magician and mentalist)
  • Winner, Society of American Magician’s National Magic Competition
  • B.A. Psychology, University of Pennsylvania

How did attending Stamford Public Schools prepare you for future?

I think that one of the great things about Stamford is that it’s large enough to have culture and diversity, but small enough to not feel overwhelming. Westhill helped teach me to be a self-starter. You only get out of your education what you put in. Westhill is full of opportunities, but it’s up to the individual to take advantage of them.