Tigers Class of 1978

With this site, we hope to help everyone stay in touch in the months and years to come. We want to include everyone, so we need your help! Get in touch with your classmates and help us spread the word about our 40th Reunion for the Class of 1978.

Tigers Stepping Up

It’s been said that the shortest distance between two people is a story. Between now and the reunion, we invite you to think about, write, record, and share your own personal stories as they may have been influenced by your time at LRCH. Based on submissions of blog posts and your written, verbal or recorded thoughts on the subject, we hope to select a few of you to be interviewed on camera during the reunion. We will also be filming much of the reunion events themselves – another reason not to miss this special reunion!

This nation needs our experience and the wisdom of our nearly 60 years of life. The world is a mess, but complaining gets us nowhere. Now, more than ever, the world needs bright, faithful, compassionate citizens dedicated to being part of the solution instead of wallowing in the muck, adding to the problems. This is the meaning behind “tigers stepping up“.

The more I’ve gotten to know our classmates during the reunion planning process and through Facebook, the more I realize how very accomplished everyone has been in the last forty years, each in his/her own careers or paths of life!

Thanks to Principal Morris Holmes and his dedicated faculty, we were prepared well at Central for a lifetime of striving for excellence, in whatever paths we followed. We have public servants, DC lobbyists, doctors and surgeons in our ranks. We have marketers, advertisers, event planners, designers; classmates who served in the armed forces; classmates who became teachers influencing succeeding generations. We have mothers and fathers who have taught their children, and now their grandchildren, to be persons who strive for “excellence” in whatever path they choose.

We want to get to know WHO YOU ARE TODAY!

We hope to learn how our life experiences, especially our LRCH academic and social education, our talents, our energy and wisdom, have worked together to produce citizens of this great nation who shine their lights for the betterment of humanity. So prior to and during this 40th reunion, you will have an opportunity to participate in a new documentary sharing with others our personal stories of successful race relations, our messages of hope, of life.

Between now and the reunion, we are Tigers Stepping Up! After the reunion, we will be Tigers Stepping Out, as we work together to create a documentary and a movement of positivity and hope.

Stay in Touch

Please update your contact information! Even if you are unable to attend the 40th reunion, we need to keep our class roster updated.

If you are coming to the reunion, please use the Reunion Registration Form instead to submit your information. We will publish our class directory here once it is updated.

Share Your Bio and Photos

In addition to your updated contact information, you have an opportunity to share your bio and photos. Feel free to share a few paragraphs and/or photos updating us on your life since 1978. Nothing too long, but any highlights you would like to share will add to your and our reunion experience in September!

Your Committee Chairs

Join a committee and help us spread the word! If you have questions about this 40th reunion, we are here to help!

  • Ginny Martin Fleming, Senior Class President (email)
  • Tony L.Banks, 40th Reunion Co-Chair (email)
  • Shirley Kay Savage Smith, 40th Reunion Co-Chair (email)
  • Bill Ridgeway, Communications Chair (email)

If you have questions about the reunion, please contact Shirley Kay Savage Smith. If you would like to join a committee, please let Tony Banks know!


Suport your Reunion Committee!

We look forward to see you all in September. Planning a reunion takes time, energy, and support from you. Your reunion committee appreciates your support. If you would like to make a specific donation, we need your help to offset the cost of putting this weekend together, our web site, and our on-going efforts.