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Central is the Recipient of the 22nd National Bellamy Award

Please click on the link to read about this high honor:

Bellamy Edition of the Central Digest


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.

7 thoughts on “Central is the Recipient of the 22nd National Bellamy Award

  1. I still have the program from National Bellamy Award day, in perfect condition, the Central Digest about the Bellamy Flad Award, etc. Does the Preservation of Chattanooga Central history need this to be donated?

      1. Bob,
        I just now saw your reply. Where would like for me to take or send these documents?

  2. My name is Bill Mason. I was the Bellamy representative my senior year, 1973. I have letters and articles from New Albany, Mississippi, the Bellamy recipient that year. Do you want copies or originals?

    1. Thanks Bill for your interest in preserving Central history. I was Central representative in 1964. Best format for me to work with is PDF. If you’re willing to depart with originals, please take them to Melinda Martin, Central Librarian. Amazing coincidence that I was in final stages of formatting for upload what appears to be Central’s first media scrapbook which documented Bellamy media starting Spring 1962 and continued into 1965. I should have it uploaded in a few minutes.

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