Tag: central high school

Spotlight on Tom Knox, a living legend

Spotlight on Tom Knox, a living legend

| June 18, 2015

By Jeanie Summerville What’s up, babies? Check this out:  It’s not everyday that numerous Frost Illustrated readers contact me in regard to shining the spotlight on one of our towns living legends. Just listening to the stories of the joy that he brought them also brought me some joy, beauty, happiness and some of peace […]

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Questions & answers about the Central High School Festival All-Year Blowout 2015

Questions & answers about the Central High School Festival All-Year Blowout 2015

| April 21, 2015

Compiled by Dr. John Aden of the African/African American Historical Society Museum Why Celebrate Central High School’s Legacy? Fort Wayne’s Central High School (1922-1971) boasts one of the city’s powerful historical narratives. In Fort Wayne’s past, this high school wielded considerable influence in terms of academic excellence, athletic dominance and the desegregation of secondary education […]

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Famed local sportscaster Kent Hormann recreates classic Central play by play

Famed local sportscaster Kent Hormann recreates classic Central play by play

| April 15, 2015

By Bryant Rozier Note: The Central High All-Year Blowout of 2015 jumps off on April 25 at the McMillen Park Community Center, from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. For all festival inquires, visit  www.centralhighschoolfest.com or call the African/African American Historical Society Museum (AAAHSM) at (260) 420-0765. Like their Facebook page: www.facebook.com/CentralHighSchoolFest.This next article about Central […]

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Edna Rowland Williams: An early perspective on Central High School

Edna Rowland Williams: An early perspective on Central High School

| April 8, 2015

  The Central High All-Year Blowout of 2015 jumps off on April 25 at the McMillen Park Community Center, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For all festival inquires, visit  www.centralhighschoolfest.com or call the African/African American Historical Society Museum (AAAHSM) at 260.420.0765. Like their Facebook page: www.facebook.com/CentralHighSchoolFest. The following article is one in a series of […]

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Central High School’s Willie B. Rozier: Steady as he goes

Central High School’s Willie B. Rozier: Steady as he goes

| March 4, 2015

Editor’s note: The Central High All-Year Blowout of 2015 jumps off on April 25 at the McMillen Park Community Center, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For all festival inquires, visit  www.centralhighschoolfest.com or call the African/African American Historical Society Museum (AAAHSM) at (260) 420.0765. Like their Facebook page: www.facebook.com/CentralHighSchoolFest. As part of the historic celebration, Frost […]

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Condra Leach Ridley: ‘Central is the school of my heart forever’

Condra Leach Ridley: ‘Central is the school of my heart forever’

| February 25, 2015

By Bryant Rozier Special to Frost FORT WAYNE—The Central High Blowout of 2015 jumps off from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.,  April 25 at the McMillen Park Community Center. For all festival inquires, visit  www.centralhighschoolfest.com or call the African/African American Historical Society Museum (AAAHSM) at (260) 420-0765. This following excerpts are from the coffee table […]

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Pastor Carl Whitt, MD, remembers Central High School

Pastor Carl Whitt, MD, remembers Central High School

| February 19, 2015

By Bryant Rozier Special to Frost Illustrated The Central High Blowout of 2015 jumps off from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., April 25 at the McMillen Park Community Center. For all festival inquires, visit www.centralhighschoolfest.com or call the African/African American Historical Society Museum (AAAHSM) at (260) 420-0765. This following excerpts are the from the coffee table […]

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Listen to the beat of the drum: The Central High School band legacy

Listen to the beat of the drum: The Central High School band legacy

| February 11, 2015

By Bryant Rozier Special to Frost Illustrated Central High School’s band, back when the school took roll and all was good—man, They Were Jammin’. They were so dope that kids from other schools, playing hooky, would come to pep sessions that weren’t like theirs. Friends and families of Central would also show; the rallies, held […]

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Scholarships available for descendants of Central High School grads

| January 10, 2015

FORT WAYNE—The Fort Wayne Central High School Alumni Association Inc. recently announced that it is accepting scholarship application from descendants of graduates of Fort Wayne Central High School (1922-1971). The following scholarships are available: ●  $500 educational scholarships for students’ first or second year of college within the U.S. ● One $1,000 scholarship to a […]

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‘Somebody’ was a Central Tiger

| April 1, 2014

By Lisa Turner Special to Frost Illustrated Went I was 11 years old, they closed Central High School. I cried. I would never walk the halls that   Mary Alice Turner, Charlie Bob, Joyce Graham, Janet Kennedy, Leeann Wallace, Condra Leach or Marjorie Wickliffe, walked. (Just to name a few) I would never become a Central Kitten. (Oh […]

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