Famous alums from Wellesley High School
The science writer graduated from Wellesley High School.
Preston is the author of '"The Hot Zone,'' which led to a movie adaptation.
According to his bio page, Preston went to the town library after school to immerse himself in the science section. "That was where I read, at age 10, about astronomer Edwin Hubbles discovery that the galaxies are moving away from one another, that the universe is expanding, and that it began with the Big Bang. It impressed me no end."