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.
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.
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.
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
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
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
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
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 and department chairman Joseph Paul Diviny died Monday of esophageal cancer at age 89 at his home in Philadelphia, reports the John F.
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
By Yvonne Dennis 246 Central Junior Brian Kennedy (276) overpowered the top high school bowling talent in the state Friday to win the Pennsylvania individual high school bowling
Central Theater Department invites alumni, family and friends to see this year’s spring musical production, “Seussical.” Performance times are: Thursday April 7- 3:30 PM Friday
Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney has named Common Pleas Court Judge Benjamin Lerner, a member of the 209th class, deputy managing director for criminal justice, the Philadelphia Inquirer