1st MISS CABHAA QUEEN CONTEST
The First Miss CABHAA Queen Contest is one of the fundraisers that will provide some of the monetary support necessary for the planned activities of the Association such as the 2012 Christmas Gala and scholarship monies. The winner of the title will be the person raising the highest amount of money before the designated deadline. This individual will be crowned the “First” Ms. C. A. Brown Alumni Association Queen.” There are three persons vying for this prestigious title and the winner will be announced at the Banquet being planned for in December of 2011. More details will follow as plans are finalized. There is still time to sign-up if you’re interested in entering the contest.
We are asking you to have an open heart and mind if you are asked to support any of the candidates as they solicit funds for the contest. The three individuals will be sponsoring various functions and activities and would greatly appreciate your support. Remember that the main goal is for the Alumni Association to be successful in carrying out its goals of raising funds for scholarships and community involvement activities. You can make a difference.
Charles A. Brown High Alumni Association
Christmas Gala & 2010 Award Recipients
Charles A. Brown High Alumni Association celebrated their semi-annual Christmas Gala December 17-19th, 2010 at the beautiful Radisson Hotel in North Charleston. As part of the Gala, we were interested in capturing information about former Brownites who had graduated and gone out into the world to be the first in there prospective fields. Knowing that our school legacy was immersed in great things that our graduates had done, we wanted to capture these valuable information and document them as part of our rich history. Choosing as our theme “C. A. Brown First”, we awarded the following alumnus for their accomplishments as being the “First” in their respective fields: Marilyn Wallace class of 1968 (One of two First Black Charleston City Policewoman), Dr. Cyrus Stroman class of 1968 (First U. S. Naval Officer from Charleston, S. C. in 1972), Robert Washington class of 1971 (First American Regional President for the Fleet Reserve Association East Coast Region), Charles Foster class of 1966 (First graduate of the Citadel Corps of Cadets 1966), Dr. Larry Ferguson class of 1969 (First President of the S. C. Dental Association and First to be awarded a Doctor of Dental Medicine Degree in 1979 from MUSC), Henry Taylor class of 1967 (First to become Brigadier General), Oscar Scott class of 1965 (First Varsity Basketball Player for the Citadel Corps of Cadets), Ambassador James Gadsden class of 1966 Honorary graduate(First to be appointed Ambassador to Iceland and First to serve as Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for European Affairs), Drexel Ball class of 1966 (First chosen as Chair of the United Way Campaign of Dover, Delaware and First to graduate from Morehouse College), Bernice L. Brooks, Esquire class of 1966 (First female alumnus to become an Attorney and First to be retained to represent the Charleston Airport Authority Police Dept.) and Ralph C. Dawson class of 1966 (First Wall St. Lawyer with Reavis & McGrath Law Firm and First to graduate from Yale University). Our speaker for the evening was Rev. Yvonne Bonaparte-Simmons class of 1967. She graciously presented to us our certification of Incorporation from the State of South Carolina. The Association would like to thank all of you for participating in and making our Gala a huge success. Look to our website for pictures of the entire weekend festivities www.cabhaa.org. We look forward to seeing all of you at our next Christmas Gala schedule for December 21-23, 2012.
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Charles A. Brown High Alumni Association is a membership-based association of former students and grauates of Charles A. Brown High School in Charleston, South Carolina. We provide our members with the opportunity to continue the fellowship and friendships that made our school such a special place from the time it opened it’s doors until it closed. We offer interesting and exciting activities — both professional and social.
If you are a former student, graduate, or Faculty Member of Charles A. Brown HS living in the Charleston or Tri-County area of South Carolina looking for old friends, fun and the opportunity to network with other similar-minded individuals, then joining Charles A. Brown High Alumni Association is right for you!