Many Central grads do well for themselvesA Nobel Prize may top the list of achievements, but many Central High School alumni have gone on to make names for themselves.
A Nobel Prize may top the list of achievements, but many Central High School alumni have gone on to make names for themselves.
“It’s just absolutely amazing the different people who have gone through,” said Carol Reasbeck of Superior, who graduated from Central High School in 1963. She listed a playwright, a fashion designer, a football coach, a psychologist to the stars and a man who was involved in a number of presidential administrations.
Hearing Oliver Williamson’s name on the news Monday morning was a pleasant shock for many. The Superior native and Central Class of 1950 alum was awarded a 2009 Nobel Prize in Economics.
“That was amazing, to have a celebrity among our classmates,” said Marlene Case of Foxboro, who graduated with the Central High School Class of 1954.
Reasbeck and Case are members of the Superior Central High School All School Reunion Committee.
They are updating lists, searching for contacts and preparing to send information on the Aug. 3-4, 2010 reunion to alumni next month.
“For people our age, high school was a big part of our lives,” Case said.
The two found out just how much when they opened a memorabilia store along Belknap Street this summer. The store is closed for the winter, but will reopen in the spring.
“We found it to be exciting, having all these people come look in,” Reasbeck said. “You have people who are doing such wonderful things that you don’t even know about.”
Coordinators are hoping to share stories with all Central alumni – both those who attended Central High School and those who attended Central Junior High or Middle School – at the all class reunion.
Alumni interested in participating or those wanting to purchase memorabilia can contact Reasbeck at (651) 325-7261 or look it up online at http://superiorwicentralhis.tripod.com.