Monday, November 19, 2012
The alumni association for Brandon's oldest high school meets monthly at The Clubhouse Sports Cafe in Brandon. The meeting tonight, Nov. 19, is the final such "meet-and-greet" for the year.
"Once an Eagle, Always an Eagle" is the motto you learn quickly when you're a student at Brandon High School, founded in 1914 at the McLane Middle School campus and now in business at 1101 Victoria Street in Brandon. The motto rings especially true for the Brandon High School Alumni Association, which meets monthly at The Clubhouse Sports Cafe at 1265 Kingsway Road in Brandon. The last such meet-and-greet for the year is scheduled for tonight, Nov. 19, and all Brandon High School alumni, members or non-members, are invited. The starting time is 6:30 p.m. For more club information, visit Brandon High School Alumni Association online.
Thursday, August 2, 2012
Brandon High School alumnus Mark Vargo gives his five reasons for why you should attend the Brandon High School Alumni Association's meet-up Aug. 6 at Beef 'O' Brady's on Kings Avenue. The school's motto: "Once an Eagle, Always an Eagle."
"Once an Eagle, Always an Eagle," and for Mark Vargo that rings especially true, with his long-time affilitation with the Brandon High School Alumni Association. The group is scheduled to meet Aug. 6 at 6:30 p.m. at the Beef 'O' Brady's on Kings Avenue, south of Brandon Boulevard. We asked Vargo on Facebook to send us five reasons why Brandon High School alumni should attend the Aug. 6 meeting. He obliged us with the following:
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
Earl Lennard, Hillsborough County's supervisor of elections and former school superintendent, remembers James D. Randall Jr., who will be laid to rest July 17 at Hillsboro Memorial Gardens after funeral services at Southside Baptist Church.
Earl Lennard remembers well the man for whom the middle school in FishHawk is named, a dedication that took place while Lennard, the Hillsborough County Supervisor of Elections, was then the superintendent of schools. But it's his time as a student at Brandon High that Lennard first remembers Randall as "a great leader." "I met him in 1959 when he came to Brandon High School as assistant principal and dean of boys, replacing Guy O. Burns," Lennard said, noting Burns is the the namesake of Burns Middle School in Valrico. "We all met Mr. Randall because Mr. Randall made his presence known on the campus very quickly. I would say that he was an astute disciplinarian because he knew most of the tricks that a lot of high school kids would play…
Tuesday, May 1, 2012
Lyle Flagg, a former principal of Brandon High and also the charter principal of Armwood, is the subject of an interview with his son, Howard, at the Greater Brandon Area Community Picnic and Brandon High School Grand Reunion.
Howard Flagg, with his parents and his wife at the 2012 Greater Brandon Area Community Picnic, hosted by the Greater Brandon Oldtimers Association at the First Baptist Church of Brandon, wanted a moment to think about how to best answer the question: What are five things to know about Lyle Flagg? Common knowledge among this April 28 gathering, which included as well attendees to the Brandon High School Grand Reunion, is that Flagg was a principal at Brandon High. Also, that he went on to become the charter principal of Armwood High, where he is the namesake of the field on which the state powerhouse Armwood High School Hawks take battle against their opponents, including their crosstown rivals, the Brandon Eagles. ______________ What are…
Monday, October 17, 2011
Brandon High graduates meet every other month at the Golden Corral to catch up on old times and recount high school memories.
Brandon High School graduates, young and old, will get together tomorrow, Oct. 18, at the Golden Corral Restaurant, 815 Providence Road. The gathering begins at noon. Brandon High graduates meet every other month at the Golden Corral to catch up on old times and recount high school memories. The gathering started in 1992, after the Class of '42, the "Mostly Originals," held its 50th anniversary. Classes from all decades invited. The luncheon is held the third Tuesday of even-numbered months, except in December, when the gathering meets the first Tuesday of the month.
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
At the The Clubhouse Sports Cafe in Brandon, members of the Class of '76 present a check to the Brandon High School Alumni Association for its scholarship program. The numbers add up to an interesting tidbit of Brandon history.
When Karen Rodriguez heard that the Class of ’76 had collected extra money at its 35th reunion this summer, and that the money was being donated to the Brandon High School Alumni Association, she figured as president of the group she’d be collecting somewhere in the neighborhood of $200. To her surpisee, at The Clubhouse Sports Cafe in Brandon on Sept. 19, on behalf of the alumni association, Rodriguez accepted a check in the amount of $1,404.44. “I thought maybe, at best, the most we’d get is $200,” Rodriguez said. That larger amount is a “godsend,” she said, “because we’ve been struggling for the past three years.” The “struggle” involved the effort to raise the $2,000 necessary to award the annual scholarship to a graduating Brandon …