Left to right, Board of Education members Charlie Cogdill and Carolyn Ingram, CHS Alumni David Beckler and Joe Hardwick, CCS Director of Schools Dr. Russell Dyer
CHS Alumni Walk Dedication
In the late 1950s, a group of Cleveland citizens began to conceive and plan for a city high school. In 1967, the first group of Cleveland High School graduates proudly walked across the stage, shook their principal’s hand, and accepted their diploma. 50 years later, these proud graduates celebrated a milestone reunion and began talking about a way to give back to their beloved Alma Mater. This was the beginning of what would ultimately result in the Cleveland High School Alumni Walk.
In August, 2018, at the first home football game of the new season, CHS alumni unveiled the new park-like Alumni Walk, leading from Raider Arena to Benny Monroe Stadium. This charming area includes a plaque commemorating “50 years of fierce pride” with 4 welcoming Raider-Blue benches. Plans are in the making for landscaping and several large trees to enhance this area later this fall. The project was funded solely by generous CHS Alumni.
“What makes this so very special is that Cleveland High School is really proud of its tradition, and we as a team with the Alumni try to connect our past to our present and our future,” says CHS principal Autumn O’Bryan. “It’s very fitting to know we are dedicating a walkway to illustrate this connection between our alumni and current students.”
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CCS Alumni Class of 1967 Joe Hardwick and David Beckler, Project Managers