Note: Credit to Bobby Byrd for the research.
History as Published in 1957
Author: Bob Johnson
Graduated from Central in 1965. Had the honor of being Mr. Central 1965. Started on the Central Basketball Team for three years and was a member of the Track Team in my senior year. Shared command with Bryant Millsaps of the Central JROTC unit in my senior year. Other activites at Central are documented in the 1963 -1965 Champions. Received an athletic scholarship and played Division I College Basketball for four years. When I graduated from Auburn in 1969, I was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in the Army Adjutant General Corps and served 25 years on active duty, retiring in 1994. Some of the military awards I earned include the Legion of Merit, one Meritorious Service Medal for Achievement, six Meritorious Service Medals for Service, Joint Service Medal for Achievement, two Army Commendations Medals, and Viet Nam Service Medal. After retirement in 1994, I became a Real Estate Broker until my second retirement in 2010. I am passionate about Central History and am pleased to be Administrator of this Blog/Site. View All Posts
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One of the most accurate Central histories I’ve see. Thanks to Bobby Byrd for finding it in the library. Central did not begin on Dodds Avenue in 1907. Appears it’s beginning was in 1906, and the first students attended classes in another building in Ridgedale. The number of students referenced in the first school year needs more scrutiny. Counting on Charlie Sedman to provide some clarification.