Central Marriages and Partnerships

Did your love story begin at Central? If so, we want to know about it!

Share your story with us, and we might feature it on our Website, in a future issue of the Alumni Journal, or on social media! #lancerlove #loveinthetimeofCHS

 

[Displayed below in the order submitted, most recent first.]

Marcus Parker (260) and Mea Meeks (260)

Marcus Parker (260) and Mea Meeks (260)

We met as two scrawny teenagers at Central. We attended a few classes together and had gained mutual friends over the years. A playful relationship was developed where the both of us were constantly teasing each other (mainly Marcus) One of our last interactions was when we signed each others yearbooks, wishing each other well and going our separate ways.

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Justin Mosley (265) and Jaleesa Howard (266)

Justin Mosley (265) and Jaleesa Howard (266)

The first time we spoke to each other was in brief passing while walking Central’s hallways. I was in the 9th grade and Justin was in the 10th and didn’t know each other at the time. I remember I was holding a cake and he jokingly asked me for a piece (not having a clue who I was) to his surprise I said sure, we both laughed and that was that! It wasn’t until I was in the 10th and he was in the 11th grade, and we both ended up in the same geometry class, that we would really meet.

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Christian Lucia (273) and Brianna Sartori (274)

Christian Lucia (273) and Brianna Sartori (274)

We met during my sophomore year and Brianna’s freshmen year. We had the same lunch and started hanging out around Christmas break 2011. We have officially been together since March 5th 2012. We just were married on June 25th 2021. Central was such a great place for us to meet, it helped cultivate our ideas, make friendships, and gave us inspirations to work towards.

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LaShonna Holloway (255) and Bryan Johnson (255)

LaShonna Holloway (255) and Bryan Johnson (255)

Bryan and I met in 1992 during our freshman year (class of 255!!). The first time we met, we locked eyes in the hallway and that was the moment where our souls connected. Naturally, we wanted to get to know each other better. One day after gym class, Bryan and I stayed behind to sit on the bleachers to talk. I’m sure we both missed our next class or two. We both remember it being an amazing conversation and at the end Bryan gave me his gold chain to wear.

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Spencer T. Clayton (260) and Tia Burroughs (260)

Spencer T. Clayton (260) and Tia Burroughs (260)

Although Tia and I knew each other at Central, the story of our relationship started almost fifteen years after graduation with a chance meeting at an academic conference in San Diego. We talked at length and once we realized that we were both on the same return flight to Philadelphia, Tia switched her seat so we could sit next to each other and continue getting to know each other.

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Jennifer Maguire (262) and Kevin Norton (262)

Jennifer Maguire (262)and Kevin Norton (262)

Throughout our time within Central hallowed halls, Kevin and I only shared two classes. We had known each other before high school, but we were not close; he is the cousin of a friend, and we would occasionally end up at the same get-togethers. However, he left an impression on me in those two measly classes.

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Jade Uffelman (270) and Pierre Powers (270)

Jade Uffelman (270) and Pierre Powers (270)

Our love story actually started pre-Central! Pierre and I grew up in the same neighborhood and have known each other for ~18 years. It wasn’t until high school where we bonded freshman year on the track team (he taught me how to properly run long distance) and took the bus home together.

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Patricia Ramos (265) and Sean Ballentine (266)

Patricia Ramos (265) and Sean Ballentine (266)

Lancers and libraries. She noticed him while at a group training for their after school jobs at Philadelphia Public Libraries. They first met each other in the 3rd floor middle corridor of CHS in between the buzzer rings. Sean was walking out of choir rehearsal down the hall towards the steps with Patricia’s childhood best friend, Stephanie Waskiewicz 266.

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Shareese Barnett (257) and Napoleon Nelson (257)

Shareese Barnett (257) and Napoleon Nelson (257)

We met in Mr. Bronstein’s chemistry class in 10th grade. We remained friends until the middle of senior year. We dated through college and got married right after we graduated. We now have a 16-year-old son and a 13-year-old daughter. Still going strong 23 years later!

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