Homecoming 2019

Over 150 alumni celebrated Homecoming on October 11th at Center High School. It was a great evening! Highlights included a light dinner provided by the Center Education Foundation, tours of the High School and Center Museum, and visiting with long-time friends. 

Many Yellowjacket alumni attended the football game, courtesy of the Center High School Athletic Department, and enjoyed watching the Yellowjackets defeat Independence (KS) by a score of 34-7. At halftime, the newest members of the Athletic Hall of Fame were inducted. New Hall of Fame members include Calvin Groff (1957 graduate and revered teacher and coach), Ted Beckett (star football player for both Center and the University of Missouri from the class of 1971), long time Center administrator David Leone, and members of the 1985 State runner-up football team.  All inductees were able to attend, with the exception of Coach Groff who lives in Florida and was unable to travel. His award was accepted by a group former classmates, students, and colleagues.


 We were also pleased to welcome several community leaders who joined us to announce the kickoff of a fundraising campaign to support the Impact Center Schools program to end student homelessness. Former Mayor Sly James and Sixth District Councilwoman Andrea Bough joined campaign Chair Rick Sanford ('88) and Foundation Chair Bill Gotfredson, along with Center staff and community members to talk about the importance of this program to our students and families.


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