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Senior Scholarship Program

Bob: Would it be possible to write something on your blog about the Senior Scholarship Program promoted by the Central Alumni/Supporters Association and endowed and maintained at the Community Foundation of Greater Chattanooga in the neighborhood of $450,000-$500000. Twelve scholarships are now awarded to deserving seniors on Class Day each spring to help them further their educations and to carry the name of Central further. Hopefully in the next few days another scholarship will be established but it would be premature to announce it now. Three of the scholarships still need funding to ensure they are perpetually endowed. They are the “Hay-Hoback Spirit of Central Scholarship”; the Robert Kirk Walker Scholarship Award; and the John Holden Scholarship which was established last year. Tax free donations can be mailed to the CFGC at 1270 Market Stree, Chattanooga, Tenn; 37402. Thank you. I or someone else will let you know when the other scholarship has been approved and can be announced. Thank you. Jerry Summers

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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.

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  1. Bob: Since your last entry the alumni/supporters association has created the “Luther Massingill” scholarship at the CFGC to help a Central senior interested in broadcasting get a college education. Charitable donations to support the scholarship would be appreciated and should be sent to the same address. Thanks. Jerry Summers ’59

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