Posted in Faculty, Historical Marker on Dodds Avenue, Preservation of History

Surviving Faculty Members of Central on Dodds Avenue

One of our goals is to invite all surviving members of the faculty to Dedication of the Historical Marker on August 4th.

We would appreciate any contact information you have on the following:

– James (Jim) Rogers.   Science and Chemistry teacher at both old and new Central.

– Edwin Grant.   Probably taught at both Central until 1968, and then J B Brown thereafter.

– Wayne Huling.

Posted in Authors' Chatter, Preservation of History, Stories by Central Veterans, Thanks

Notice to All Veterans Who Attended Central

One of our goals is to capture the stories of all who attended Central and served on active duty, or in the Reserves, or National Guard.

Central attendees and graduates endured WWI, WWII, Korean Conflict, Viet Nam Conflict, Cold War, and Middle Eastern Conflicts (and others not so well known).

Central brothers and sisters who served in law enforcement and fire protection, we intend to capture your stories too.

So…..share your stories.

Posted in Dodds Avenue, Graduates, Preservation of History

Generations of Central Graduates

It saddened me yesterday when I received the following message from Class of 1965 classmate and friend, John Ettien:

“Bobby, my Mom passed this week.  She was a Drum Majorette at Central High, Class of 1937.  My brother Jim, sister Loretta and wife Patti are all Central High grads.”

Rosa Jane Verhey Ettien passed from among us, but I expect the Central spirit instilled in her in the late 1930s is with us still.  On behalf of all Central alumni, condolences to John, Jim, Loretta, and Patti.

I also learned today that Charlie Sedman (father is Class of 1941 graduate) is a second generation Centralite and began thinking there are probably many others.

Seems appropriate to capture this information in our efforts to preserve Central history.  So, please comment if you are or know them.

Posted in Fundraising, Graduates, Preservation of History, Thanks

Thanks to Buffy Hoge, ’74

Received the Adobe Acrobat X Pro software today from Buffy.  This is the first contribution to the Preservation of Central History Fund (45-4405845) which has been set up to support preservation efforts such as this website.  This software will contribute immensely to our preservation efforts.

Other alumni and interested parties my contribute by a check payable to Preservation of Central History Fund sent to Bob Johnson, 8909 180th Street Court East, Puyallup, WA  98375.  Bob is a graduate of the Class of ’65.