This is the official site of theCharles A. Brown High Alumni Association. It is dedicated to all students and staff of Charles A. Brown High School in Charleston, South Carolina and contains reunion information, photos, history, and alumni association information. You are encouraged to send along memories and stories that you may have of events, faculty, experiences, tributes, what C. A. Brown High means to you. This information will be reviewed and added to the website for others to enjoy. Please let us know if you have old photographs or yearbooks that you would like to share as well. A section has been included that lists the teachers and other staff members who taught and worked at C. A. Brown High School down through the years. Please review the list and let us know who we need to add or if other corrections need to be made. Visit often.
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2013 Teacher’s Appreciation Dinner:
Mrs. Howard recently celebrated her
Ms. Clark also celebrated her
A beautiful evening with wonderful and beautiful people.
2012 Christmas Gala
U. S. Congressman James E. Clyburn (SC-6) House Assistant Democratic Leader will keynote this year’s bi-annual Christmas Gala on Saturday December 22, 2012. Festivities will be held the entire weekend of December 21-23 as we mark the 50th Anniversary of our school’s opening. Along with the many activities.
see the December 2012 Newsletter to read more about the past events…
Alumni Association Announces First Scholarship Winner:
RECIPIENT- MERRILL J. GADSDEN II
CABHAA SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENT 2011
Back row: Richard Gathers, Sr., Ruth G. Coleman, Sharon Coakley, Nathaniel McKnight, and Robert Crawford Front row: Vanessa Goodwin, Joey Washington, Merrill Gadsden, II, Blondelle C. Gadsden holding her grandson baby Carlen, Jamila Gadsden and Virgie Green
CABHAA GEORGE D. STANYARD SCHOLARSHIP 2012
RECIPIENT- Tommie S. Middleton
The CABHAA at its regularly scheduled meeting on August 14, 2012 awarded its $500.00 George D. Stanyard tuition scholarship to Tommie S. Middleton. She is the daughter of Penelope S. Middleton, class of 1982, and she will be attending Columbia College in Columbia, S. C. this fall majoring in English & Psychology. Tommie’s one and one-half page essay on “Why is it important for you to vote in this election” was selected from the four that were submitted. The four essays were submitted anonymously to Mr. Gerald Mackey, former English teacher at C.A. Brown, who read and critiqued them to make the final selection.
C. A. BROWN CLASS OF 1970
EFFIE M. BRYAN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP 2012
RECIPIENT-NAJEE L. WASHINGTON
Our first $500.00 Class of 1970 Effie M. Bryan Memorial Scholarship was awarded to Najee Washington. Najee is the daughter of Ms. Terry Washington class of 1977. She is a rising junior at Winthrop University in Rock Hill, S. C. majoring in Athletic Training. Najee’s one and one-half page essay on “Selecting one of numerous controversies President Obama has been faced with and explain how he dealt with it” was selected from the two that were submitted. The two essays were submitted anonymously to Mrs. Joan Marshall, former English teacher at C. A. Brown High, who read and critiqued them to make the final selection.
CABHAA GEORGE D. STANYARD SCHOLARSHIP
RECIPIENT- NAJEE L. WASHINGTON
The CABHAA at its regularly scheduled meeting on August 13, 2013 awarded its $500.00 George D. Stanyard tuition scholarship to Najee L. Washington. Najee is the daughter of Ms. Terry Washington class of 1977. She is a rising senior at Winthrop University in Rock Hill, S. C. majoring in Athletic Training. Najee’s one and one-half page essay on “Describe how you have demonstrated leadership ability both in and out of school” was selected from the two that were submitted. The two essays were submitted anonymously to Mr. Gerald Mackey, former English teacher at C. A. Brown High, who read and critiqued them to make the final selection.
CABHAA GEORGE D. STANYARD SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS
– Keith Jones, Jr. & Donnavan Jefferson August 11, 2015
Pictured left to right: Patricia Brown, Karyn Hart, Mosetta Clark, Virgie Green, Keith Jones, Jr., (award recipient)
Keith Jones, Sr., (father) Blondelle Gadsden and Deacon Richard Gathers, Sr.
The CABHAA at its regularly scheduled meeting on August 11, 2015 awarded Keith Jones, Jr. its $500.00 George D. Stanyard tuition scholarship. Two essays were received and submitted anonymously to Mr. Gerald Mackey, former English teacher at C. A. Brown High, who read and critiqued them to make the final selection.
Keith Jones, Jr. is a graduate of James Island Charter High School. He attends “Mother” Emanuel AME Church where he is an active member and Parliamentarian of the YPD and a member of the Acolyte Ministry. He loves drawing and playing basketball. Keith has been accepted to North Carolina A & T University; he aspires to major in graphic design with a minor in business. He is the proud son of Mr. & Mrs. Keith and Natasha Jones. Our second runner-up Donnavan Jefferson, son of Glendora R. Jefferson (80) and the late Curtis Jefferson was also awarded a $500.00 scholarship. Donnavan is a graduate of the Military Magnet School and will attend Coastal Carolina University in Conway, SC.
Best Wishes to Shanae Green, winner of the Association’s one time Trident Technical College $500.00 Scholarship in collaboration with East Side Day 2012.
CABHAA Tuition Scholarship Award is named in honor of
“George Dewey Stanyard, Sr.”
The CABHAA at its regularly scheduled meeting on May 10, 2011 awarded its first $500.00 tuition scholarship to Merrill J. Gadsden II. Merrill is the son of Merrill J. Gadsden, Sr. and Blondelle Coakley Gadsden both graduates of the Class of 1975. Merrill’s one and one-half page essay on “The First Black President” was selected from the three that were submitted. The three essays were submitted anonymously to Mr. Gerald Mackey, former English teacher at C.A. Brown, who read and critiqued them to make the final selection. The scholarship requirements also included the following: 1) Applicant must be a high school senior or current student at a college or university; 2) Must have a GPA of at least 2.0; 3) Must be a descendant of a C. A. Brown graduate. The other scholarship candidates were Meggan Deveaux and Courtenay Middleton.
Guidelines and Applications for next year’s scholarship awards will be available in September of this year.
The Association will be selling raffle tickets for one person to attend the weekend of events during the 2012 Christmas Gala. Tickets will be sold individually for $1.00 or six for $5.00. Don’t miss out on your chance to not only win a free Gala weekend but to also support your alma mater. The proceeds are used to support the scholarship fund and community involvement activities.
We are still soliciting your help with the scholarship fund. You can help by making a monetary donation. All checks or money orders should be made to the CABHAA Scholarship Fund and mailed to: CABHAA Scholarship Fund; P. O. Box 532; Ladson, S. C. 29456.
The CABHAA committee participated in the Black Expo Trivia contest on Saturday, March 10. Our opponent was the Bonds Wilson Cobras. The Panthers won, which netted us $1,000.00 that will go towards our scholarship fund and other community donations.