Thank you, Central High School students and staff
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The J. D. Thompson High School Alumni Association would like to say “Thank You” to the Central High School administration, staff, students, SGA members, PTO, and school supporters for the educational and inspiring activities you carried out during Black History Month.
The bulletin boards created by the Student Government Association members were a work of art, motivating and educating everyone that viewed them.
The Coosa County Training/J. D. Thompson High School bulletin board was of course our favorite. It reflected on the former school’s history and highlighted students that became teachers and staffers at Central High School.
The old J. D. Thompson High School campus came alive on February 21, at 11 a.m., when alumni members greeted Central High School staff members, supporters and eleventh and twelfth grade students as they arrived for a day of history and educational activities.
The classrooms seemed to smile and the rooms glowed at the sound of students in the building again. Events for the day were led by retired teachers Chlora K. May, JoAnn Shealey, Sheryl Borden, and JoEtta Maxwell; others participating included Mamie Ellis, Shirley Ann Jennings, Robert Shaw, Diane Brown Mitchell, Bernard Ellington, Anthony Borden, and Felix Maxwell.
The J. D. Thompson Alumni Association looks forward to other visits from Central High School students. The February 24, 2023, edition of “The Coosa County News,” Education Section on page 5, published a great story on the event.