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CHS Alumni Association

If you have Graduation caps and gowns (black only) from past years that you no longer need, please consider donating them to Central students in need! There is a collection box inside the main door for easy drop off.

Central Class of 1973 Reunion.

  • Friday, August 4, 2023 – Annual meet up outside at Moxies at the Americinn – Northside of La Crosse
  • Saturday, August 5,2023 – Main event at Stoney Creek.  There is a block of rooms set aside for reservations.
  • For complete information go to:  classcreator.com/la-crosse-wisconsin-central-1973
  • Any questions contact John Ruud at 608-397-6763

The Alumni Association is always looking for more members. If you are interested in joining our group, please come to a meeting or call the Board President, Fred Monk, at (608) 788-6847.

The history of the Alumni Association is important. Click on the link to read how our Association was formed.

Membership in the Association is just $25 per year, or you can get a lifetime membership for $100. Donations towards scholarships are always accepted. Just fill out the attached form and send it in. 

Mark & Anne Hansen Scholarship Recipient for 2019 – Ahmad Jandal

Mark & Anne Hansen Scholarship Recipient for 2018 – Maria Martell

Mark & Anne Hansen Scholarship Recipient for 2017 – Allison Klingelhofer


The Alumni Association’s main focus is to award dozens of scholarships to Central Seniors. The scholarships are both varied and specific. Click on the link to view all of the scholarships awarded each year. If you are interested in making an endowment for a scholarship, please contact Dan Hundt, Board Treasurer, at (608) 788-3723

Nominations for the Hall of Excellence are accepted year round and anyone can nominate a Central Alum for the Hall of Excellence. Nominees are chosen for induction in March and the Induction Ceremony happens in May each year. 

The Central High School Administration, in conjunction with the Central Alumni Association, established the Hall of Excellence in 1999. The Hall was established to recognize Central Alumni, staff, or members of the La Crosse community for outstanding service to La Crosse or the community they live in.

The Hall of Excellence currently has 65 members and is located in the south entry of Central in the lobby of the auditorium. The Hall is funded by Central High School and the Alumni Association.

There were no Hall of Excellence classes for 2020 and 2021.

Every year the Association inducts an impressive slate of Alumni into our Hall of Excellence. Click on the links to see the bios for the inductees for the past years.