May 23, 2005
When I attended Battle Creek Central, it was at its prime; top academics, the finest choir and band ensembles, Class A football, basketball, swimming, wrestling, and track champions. Most of it was our pride in being Bearcats. We knew we lived in a great town ('The Best in the Land'), and we did our best to make it that way. Whether you were black, white, or hispanic, BCCHS was a great place to be. Our teachers had spirit and wanted to teach us (sometimes, we probably should have been more attentive!). The experiences I had at BCCHS, and in the Battle Creek Schools, in general, helped me become a successful person. Today, I live in a town similar to Battle Creek. My own daughter and son are seeking similar success in school. Yeah, it's not easy, but it's what I made of it, and what they will, too. Good Luck.
- submitted by a student