Kaepernick’s Time Magazine Cover

Former Pitman High of Turlock three-sport standout Colin Kaepernick was featured by himself on the cover of Time Magazine two weeks ago. Russian leader Vladimir Putin was on the cover this week. So who are some other former California high school athletes who’ve been on the same cover in recent years or just those from California high schools?

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August 25, 2014
The last Californian to be on Time’s cover and the last ex-California prep athlete was comedian Robin Williams, who was profiled after his death in Marin County. Williams is a graduate of Redwood High (Larkspur) and when he was in high school competed on the soccer and cross country teams.

May 27, 2013
Angelina Jolie, the actress, was on the Time cover with the headline “The Angelina Effect.” She attended Beverly Hills High but did not graduate from there.

Feb. 4, 2013
Kathryn Bigelow, the movie director who has won Academy Awards (The Hurt Locker, etc), was featured with the headline “The Art of Darkness.” She graduated from San Carlos High in the Bay Area (now closed) in 1969.

June 18, 2012
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy has been a crucial swing vote on many cases for many years. He was on the cover for this week. Kennedy is a graduate of McClatchy High in Sacramento.

Feb. 27, 2012
This is a funny one because the person on the cover was former Palo Alto High basketball star Jeremy Lin. It’s funny because Lin’s cover was only seen in Asia. The guy on the U.S. and European cover: North Korea dictator Kim Jong-un.

Oct. 17, 2011
Steve Jobs
was profiled for this week after his death due to complications from pancreatic cancer. Jobs, of course, revolutionized the world with Apple and its products. He is from Homestead High (Cupertino).

So since Steve Jobs passed away in 2011, and including Colin Kaepernick, there have only been five California high school grads by themselves on the cover of Time Magazine (American edition) with a sixth that was on the cover of its Asian edition.


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