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OUR ALMA MATER
The Central Hlgh School of Columbla Tennessee was organlzed ln Octobe
1909 At that time lt was a county school wlth three teachers and 31 pupxls
At the close of the flrst year It had grown to four teachers and eighty one puplls
The old Athenaeum bulldlng was used until 1n 1915 the present bulldlng was
erected The enrollment has grown from 175 puplls 1n 1915 to a llttle more than
400 1n the high school department whxch has slxteen teachers
The only courses offered at flrst were Engllsh Latln and SCIENCE Home
Economlcs C0mm6IClal work and Manual Arts have smce been added Any of
these courses IS now planned to glve slxteen credits The school IS afflllated wltn
all the olleges of the South and any graduate w1l1 be accepted without nt ance
There are approxlmately twelve hundred graduates of the school ome Jf
whom are actlve m the Alumm Assoclatlon
The muslc and expresslon departments are mamtamed on a hlgh plane A
orchestra adds enthuslasm and athletxcs are not neglected for there are also
football basketball and baseball teams
From an embryomc stage to 1tS present pos1t1on as a potent factor of the
communlty Mr R L Harrls Superlntendent of the Clty Schools and Mr Duke
Plmclpal have wltnessed the growth of the school as a reward of their efforts
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