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TC Central High School Atrium Project

The Atrium Project is a tribute to the history, tradition and Trojan Pride of Central High School. As our Atrium area is a key entry point for students, parents and visitors, we want to create a centerpiece that will be both welcoming and informative. Plans include a tile mosaic of a Trojan, trophy cases to highlight the areas of art, music, theatre, academics and athletics, an updated Hall of Fame area and a welcome and visitors guide to Central High School.

To get this project off the ground we are looking for donations that will be recognized on our donor wall as it takes shape. We are excited to get the Atrium Project off the ground and can't do it without the support of people like you! Go Trojans!  Donate to Central's Atrium Project by visiting our External Linkdonation webpage.

Traverse City Central High School Hall of Fame

TC Central High School is pleased to announce the establishment of the TC Central Hall of Fame, to recognize former students and staff members who have:

  • Made an exceptional contribution to society
  • Achieved exceptional success
  • Excellence and longevity in their field
  • Outstanding integrity

The Hall of Fame was established in 2003:

  • To honor past graduates and staff who have excelled in their fields, given back to their community, and brought honor to Traverse City Central
  • To inspire current students and community at-large
  • To emphasize our heritage, success, and instill pride in TC Central and Traverse City


Traverse City Central Hall of Fame Members

Class of 2004
  • William G. Milliken
  • Thomas C. Hall, M.D.
  • Jim Ooley
  • Tom Kozelko
  • Terrie E. Taylor, D.O
Class of 2005
  • Bob Lober
  • Mel Larimer
  • Harold C. "Red" Johnson
  • Mel Gee
  • Ken Bell
Class of 2006
  • William Smith, M.D.
  • Mark Brammer
  • Dan Majerle
  • John Sonnemann
  • Charles Kelly, DDS
Class of 2007
  • Gerald W. Oleson
  • Jim & Ida Tompkins
  • Larry Nykerk
  • Thomas G. Power
Class of 2008
  • Al Lockman
  • Ross Biederman
  • John Lober
Class of 2009
  • James C. Bradford
  • Jim Anderson
  • John & Leslye Wuerfel
  • Glenn Wolff
Class of 2010
  • Suzy Merchant
  • Dr. Elizabeth Perkett
  • Patricia Stokes-Olender
Class of 2011
  • Matthew "Mo" Gerhardt
  • Dr. Norma Bailey
  • Jerry Dennis
  • James Olson
Class of 2012
  • CMSgt. Rose White Hutchinson
  • Doug Stanton
  • Parmius C. Gilbert - "Legends" Award
Class of 2013
  • TSgt. Matthew Schwartz
  • John Youker
  • Rick Waters
  • Jon Constant
Class of 2014
  • Len Hawley
  • Jerry Stanek
  • Dave Whiteford
  • Lars Hockstad - "Legends" Award

Class of 2015

  • Brian Heffner
  • Ken Schmidt
  • Lisa Taylor

Class of 2016

  • Dayna Ryan
  • Michelle Witkop
  • CSM Lesly T. McCorkle
  • McKeel Hagerty

Class of 2017

  • Lynne Moon
  • Henry "Hank" Johnson
  • Arnelle Engstrom
  • Harry T. Running


Central High School is not involved nor responsible for reunions. Reunions are left to the discretion of the graduating class. We do post information provided to us by class representatives. If you have information about a reunion that you would like to share, please email us at: Reunion Info.

More reunion information can also be found through the External LinkTraverse City Record-Eagle website. When at the site click on the events calendar you are interested in and scroll to the bottom of the page. There is a list of any reunion information available. 

New Reunions for 2023:

Class of 2003 - 20th Class Reunion
When: Saturday, August 26, 2023, Time TBD
Where:  Mission Proper at Seven Hills
For more information, visit the External LinkClass of 2003 Facebook page.

Class of 1993 - 30th Class Reunion
When: Saturday, July 15, 2023 @ 7:00pm
Where:  Grand Traverse Yacht Club
For more information, visit the Class of 1993 External LinkFacebook page!

Class of 1968 - 55th Class Reunion
When: Saturday, September 30, 2023 @ 7:00pm
Where: VFW Post 2780, 3400 Veterans Dr., Traverse City
More details available on the the External LinkClass of 1968 website or reach out with any questions by email: External

Current TC Central High School Students and Graduates from the Class of 2000 & After

Current seniors and graduates from the Classes 2000 - 2020, you may request your secure transcript online throughExternal LinkParchment Exchange and have them sent directly to the college of your choice or, you may stop in the main office to request a transcript. Cost is $3.You may also print out a PDF DocumentTranscript Record Request Form, complete it and mail it in to us along with a check in the amount of $3. (For transcripts earlier than the year 2000, the charge is $4.) 

TC Central High School Graduates from the Class of 1999 or Before

Transcript and verification requests can be made two ways:

  • Complete a PDF DocumentTranscript Record Request Form and return it to the main office at Central High School (1150 Milliken Dr., one block west of Northwestern Michigan College). Hard copies of the form can also be obtained in the office.
  • Request your transcript or verification by mail using the PDF DocumentTranscript Record Request Form. If you are requesting records by mail, please be sure to indicate whether you are requesting a copy of a transcript or GED results, and include the following information:
    • Full legal name of the student
    • Full name used when in attendance at Central High School
    • Date of birth
    • The year graduated, last in attendance or the year the GED test was taken
    • Print the address where your transcripts should be mailed
    • Phone number where you can be reached
    • Please date and sign your request and include the appropriate fee. If this is for verification by a business, we will need the signature of the person whose records you are inquiring about.
    • Mail to: Traverse City Central High School, Attn: Student Records, 1150 Milliken Dr., Traverse City MI 49686
  • There is a $3.00 fee per transcript for graduates or GED recipients from the years 2000 to our most recent graduates. The fee is $4.00 before the year 2000. A request for a faxed transcript is $5.00. Please be advised that most educational institutions will not accept a faxed transcript as an official copy. Please call the main office at 231.933.6500 if you wish to pay with a credit card. 
  • If you are requesting a duplicate diploma, the cost is $35. It takes approximately six weeks for delivery. The wait on a transcript or verification is approximately one week.
  • All checks should be made out to TCAPS.

If you have questions or a request that has not been addressed, please call our registrar at 231.933.6509.