Unique Central Biology Program Helped Shape His Cancer Research
Dr. Michael Birnbaum (263) is a perfect example of how a Central education can serve as pre-college and put a student well ahead of peers elsewhere
Preserving Central Sports History Is His Drug
By Yvonne Dennis (246) When Jesse Garber (230) photographs a single Central High School sporting event, he’s building on a nearly 50-year narrative. It’s a
Lancers Overcome Mistakes to Sink Wissahickon in Season Opener
By Yvonne Dennis (246) Three times in the closing minutes of Central’s 2016 football season opener on Friday, turnovers changed the trajectory. But the Lancers fought
Your Phone Wants One of These
Hey, Lancers, check out these great phone cases available through Central’s Athletic Department. Only thing left to do is use the below form to get
Register for a Chance to Win Alumnus’ New Book
The website GoodReads is giving away 10 copies of Dr. Sheppard Benet Kominars’ (192) new book of Poetry: “Angles of Incidence: Poems of 7 Decades.” In the
Help Lancers Baseball Whenever You Purchase Gifts
Alumni, Central’s baseball team has partnered with Yankee Candle Company to help the Lancers raise money all year long. Anytime you need to buy gifts
2016 Football Schedule
Here is the Lancers 2016 football schedule. The Thanksgiving Game versus the Northeast Vikings is, as usual, away at 10 a.m. Schedules of other sports
Happy Hour-Lancer Fall Kickoff
Come have a good time with fellow alumni, friends and Central family at the AACHS Lancer Fall Kickoff Thursday Sept. 29 at Pagano’s downtown starting at 5 p.m.
She’s Got the Will to Go to Central, Just Hoping for a Way
Thirteen-year-old Erin McGinniss is one of the top students at her middle school and she is hoping to continue her education at Central High School of Philadelphia. Dependent on a wheelchair, Erin is hoping to get some help with transportation so that she can achieve her academic dreams.
Alums Use Science to Serve Their City
Real-life forensic lab work takes time, can often be tedious and offer few answers. But for four Central High School grads working at the Philadelphia Police Department’s Forensic Science Center at 8th and Poplar streets, it is incredibly rewarding providing answers for crimes in their city, big and small.
New Central Development Director Aims to Better Harness Alumni Resources
Central High School of Philadelphia, its alumni association and its Home & School Association have hired a director of development to be better organized in drawing the kinds of gifts that can elevate the 2011 Blue Ribbon school even more.
Alumni Doctors, Central Could Use Your Spare Equipment
Calling all doctors: Please consider donating any expendable small medical equipment such as stethoscopes, reflex hammers and sphygmomanometers to be utilized for teaching purposes in
First Alumni Baseball Game Scores Big for Central Program
Video courtesy of Steve Butler (241) Yvonne Dennis (246) The muscles have more miles on them, but they haven’t forgotten how to slide, throw curves
Police Capt. Robert Glenn Wants You to Express Yourself–The Right Way
By Yvonne Dennis (246) Whether for large conventions, labor disputes, or highly charged protests, Police Capt.Robert Glenn (242) is responsible for keeping peace and order in
As 275 Readies for Life After Central, 186 Marks 70 Amazing Years Since Graduation
By Yvonne Dennis (246) Star quarterback Norman Salvat almost died his senior year at Central High School. Self-described ”loner” Gerry King recalls a lot of antisemitism against
Dr. Pavel Joins Fellow Past Central Presidents in Portrait Gallery
By Yvonne Dennis (246) Images of Dr. Sheldon Pavel—the beard, the pipe, the coffee mug, the sweater vest, the soft smile—are ingrained in the minds
Retired Central Science Teacher Joseph Diviny Dies at Age 89
Retired Central science teacher and department chairman Joseph Paul Diviny died Monday of esophageal cancer at age 89 at his home in Philadelphia, reports the John F.
Central Seniors Accepted to Prestigious Colleges in High Numbers
One of the most frequently asked questions by Central alumni about their alma mater is: “Is it still as great as it was back…” The
Spring Alumni Journal Is Published
The spring Alumni Journal is here, with a sharp new look thanks to the Central students who designed it and their teacher/adviser. There is an
Alumni Come Back to Spruce Up Central
About 200 graduates, students, staff, parents and other members of the Central family spent Saturday morning beautifying Central inside and out as part of Comcast
Notice of Elections
The Committee on Nominations and Elections, Hon. Denis Cohen (228) chairman, presents the following nominations for positions on the Alumni Board of Managers. The election
AACHS Annual Dinner to Feature Mayor Jim Kenney
Mayor Jim Kenney will be the keynote speaker at the Annual Spring Dinner Meeting of the AACHS on June 1 at the Sheraton Society Hill.
Unveiling for Dr. Pavel Portrait Set for May 17
The 271st class is proud to sponsor and invite fellow alumni to the unveiling of the portrait of Dr. Sheldon Pavel, Central’s longest-serving president, on
Central Job Opening: Director of Development
Who We Are: Philadelphia’s illustrious Central High School is the second-oldest public high school in the U.S. As a college preparatory public school, CHS challenges
Volunteers Wanted to Help Spruce Up Central for Comcast Cares Day
By Yvonne Dennis (246) Central’s landscape is set to get some long-needed TLC next month thanks to Comcast, a member of the 254 and lots
Writing Can Be a Thrill When You Control the Fear
When crime novelist Jon McGoran (240) started writing his first book, there were three things he was afraid of.
“The first was that I wasn’t going to enjoy it; the second was that I wasn’t going to finish it; and the third was that it was going to be terrible.”
He was one for three.
(This event is over) Help Central Students Fight Pediatric Cancer
By Yvonne Dennis (246) Central students and staff are putting on a fun event to help tackle a far-from-fun reality of life: pediatric cancer. The
Retired Central Teacher and Archivist Dr. Robert Sanders Dies
Dr. Robert A. Sanders (180), a former chairman of Central’s English department, and for many years the archivist and historian for the Associated Alumni of
Author Takes Old-School Wisdom to Kids’ Prefered Platform
By Yvonne Dennis (246) Making a living as an author for near 25 years only to find that audience habits are changing dramatically might be enough to
Alumnus to Headline Night of Comedy for Abington PAL
By Yvonne Dennis (246) Comedian Chuck Nice might just as aptly be called Chuck Profound, Chuck Easy-Going and most definitely Chuck Hilarious. The platforms for this