One in a series of videos shot at the Flint Central High School farewell gathering on June 12, 2009.
Monday, July 27, 2009
Goodbye, Central High: Class of 1938
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Class of 1938 Flint Central was one of many great high school classes throughout Flint for decades to come. I enjoyed Jason Austin's video clip. Classmates.com tells us that he was involved as Vice President of Central's Press Club and Sports Editor for the twice weekly school newspaper, The Arrow Head, He was the football programs editor as well. My uncle, James Crane, also class of Flint Central 1938, was captain for the Flint Central Cross Country Team. It was an extraordinary team. Jason Austin reported that the Michigan High School Cross Country Championship Meet for 1937-38, at Ypsilanti, had the most runners ever participating at that time. Flint Central prevailed and enjoyed having 3 Tribesman finishing in the top 10. They posted the school's best season score. The Indians went undefeated that year and culminated it with the state crown.ReplyDelete