Center Junior High
School Colors: Red & White
Mascott: first Cavaliers then COUGERS

School Web Site: Center Middle School

Class Photos the year listed refers to the spring date. Please send additions to julie@azusaalumni.com Please do not send class photos from classes with people still under 18 today.

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Name: Adrianna Limon
E-Mail: jeecahh@yahoo.com
School & grad year: gladstone high class of 92
Date: Friday, May 2, 2008 6:22 AM
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well this is neat.. i just started to explore these websites they have for connecting w old classmates but so far the names and words really take me back.. i attnded center frm 86-88 .. it was so so fun.. the principal was mr blankenship or blankenstaff.. the councelor mrs christopher.. i rmebr the janitor used to be so cool.. i remember mr and mrs kidd too.. my gosh! mrs kidd would tell her ice cream stories in the summer time .. mr brazina (science) had all the snacks for sale.. mr morales .. he was cool.mr lopez-- science... the cutie pie!!.. "the bleachers".. LOL...mr conklin-- so tall ! i was known for my cha cha hair style-- now whn i look at my pics.. i just laugh..those were the days! i had so much fun here .. i loved the sock hops ! ..hanging put on that platform behind the office at lunch ....competing for yearbook titles..all the crushes.. i lived right across the street too..you really cherish these times as age comes..thank you for sharing...

Name: Adrianna Limon
E-Mail: adriannalimon125@yahoo.com
School & grad year: Gladstone 2009
Date: Wed Feb 22 17:41:48 2006
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sorry i messed up on my high school & class year. lol sorry!
Name: Adrianna Limon
E-Mail: adriannalimon125@yahoo.com
School & grad year: 2005
Date: Wed Feb 22 17:40:28 2006
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OMG I miss Center sooo much! Gosh it was so fun there! I miss it so much! OMG my fav. teacher was Ms. Camacho and Ms. Penrod/Willams! I love Center!
Name: Greg Serdinsky
E-Mail: studly659@msn.com
School & grad year: Gladstone High 1983
Date: Thu Feb 2 17:13:47 2006
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I love the dances at Center!I was kinda popular there and I'm looking for old friends...Greg
Name: Richard (Rick) von Stietz
E-Mail: JAVAMANRICK@aol.com
School & grad year:
Date: Sun Dec 11 11:12:22 2005
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Favorite teachers- 7th Mr. Wolfel 8th Mrs. Meyers- did the jerk at a dance!
Name: dedie kunz
E-Mail: mauihb@yahoo.com
School & grad year: 1979
Date: Thu Oct 13 19:43:34 2005
Wrote...
aloha
Name: Julie Gil (Cook)
E-Mail: jgil951@hotmail.com
School & grad year: Azusa 75
Date: Thu Jul 14 18:44:45 2005
Wrote...
I was at Center 70 and 71. I was a cheerleader both years. Center Cougars just doesn't sound right...wonder why the change...
Name: Margie von Stietz Sharp
E-Mail: zaterdag@aol.com
School & grad year: Azusa 1974
Date: Wed May 4 16:39:07 2005
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Remember Red and White Day? My brothers band playing at the school dances.
Name: Dedie Kunz
E-Mail:
School & grad year: 1983
Date: Thu Apr 28 15:50:44 2005
Wrote...
Who Ever Did This will be responceable for cereating it FBI!!!!!!!
Name: dedie kunz
E-Mail: maui4202001@yahoo.com
School & grad year: 1979
Date: Sat May 22 20:14:23 2004
Wrote...
looking for old friends
Name: Ana Raygoza
E-Mail: an3jay@w.mconnect.com
School & grad year:
Date: Tue Dec 9 14:36:07 2003
Wrote...
I had a wonderful time in Center Middle school all the time spend with old friends and Teachers. say high to. My year 2000. say hi to mrs. PLACENCIA and everyone else keep up the top knoch. I am no longer close, far in Oklahoma but center M iddle school rocks
Name: Carol Jensen
E-Mail: browneyedcarol@earthlink.net
School & grad year: Gladstone - 1980
Date: Thu Sep 4 21:59:18 2003
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I remember Kathy Roozee (Kathy Wilson now) She is now a TEACHER at Center and I think THAT is pretty cool...
Name: Shellie Bohn (Arnold)
E-Mail: Bohnbs@AOL.com
School & grad year: Azusa 1986
Date: Sat Apr 12 14:13:51 2003
Wrote...
Mr. Davalos was my favorite teacher at Center. I also remember the love note between Mr. & Mrs. Kidd when I was there. At least the bell is still there. Why change the name?
Name: Helyn DeCamp
E-Mail:
School & grad year: Azusa High '67
Date: Thu Jan 30 17:48:11 2003
Wrote...
Center School was an Elementary School when I attended. K-6. I went there 1-6. Then it was off to Foothill and then AHS. Those were the GOOD OLD DAYS..
Name: Pat Ryan
E-Mail:
School & grad year: AZUSA, 1984
Date: Wed Jan 8 16:57:40 2003
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I remember Mr. Davalos the most. Where's he at now ? Also running "love notes" between Ms. Yackawich (?) and Mr. Kid. I hear they got married. There were only 20 of us who went to AZUSA, the rest went SADSTONE ! Glad I was an AZTEC !
Name: I remain anonymous
E-Mail:
School & grad year: Center, Class of 1981
Date: Tue Jul 30 09:18:49 2002
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This complaint goes out to the Azusa Unified School District! WHY DID YOU CHANGE OUR MASCOTT NAME FROM THE "CAVALIERS" to the "cougars?" You took the TRADITION OUT of CENTER JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL! Sorry to say this, but Azusa Unified School District HAS GONE "DOWN HILL" these days and past YEARS!!!!!!TOOTLES!!!!
Name: Ann Margret (Mares) Valenzuela
E-Mail: yeahuhhimarg@hotmail.com
School & grad year: Azusa High 1985/ Center Jr. High 1981
Date: Tue Jul 30 09:07:47 2002
Wrote...
My memories were all about the after school sports, and having Mr.Mike Morales as our softball, and I believe our volleyball coach. Our teachers were all great.
Name: Fred Mullen
E-Mail: frederickmullen@hotmail.com
School & grad year: Azusa High 1973
Date: Sun Jun 23 01:25:41 2002
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I attended Center Intermediate from fall of 1967 to spring of 1969. It was a unique time to be there. Not only was there a centennial celebration with the bell, but also, we had a tremendous amount of great athletes. Our track team set many records in my 8th grade year, and during my 7th grade year our basketball team was unstoppable. I know that most of you in this year group remember John Toigo. Unfortunately, he passed away in the Reno area, from a heart attack. We will miss him alot. He was quite a personality. Who do you know that had his vigor of social discourse? I still can't believe he's passed away! I had some great friends who ended up going to Gladstone High, while I ended up at Azusa High. I made some super friends at Azusa, but I sure wished I could have kept contact with my old Center buddies who landed at Gladstone.
Name: Nick Ramirez
E-Mail:
School & grad year: 2002 Slauson
Date: Fri Jun 14 10:44:22 2002
Wrote...
SLAUSON RULESS!!!!!
Name: Julie (Krejci) Wilson
E-Mail: julie@azusaalumni.com
School & grad year: Azusa 1979
Date: Sat Jun 8 21:13:29 2002
Wrote...
I did not go to Center, just testing :)
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Name: Unsigned
E-Mail:
School & grad year:
Wrote...
Remeber that most of my friends went to Gladstone High. Everyone who lived south of Gladstone St went there and everyone living north of Gladstone St went to Azusa. Also remeber the old school bell that is still out in front of the school. I'm glad that I ended up an AZTEC...
Name: Debbie Collins
E-Mail:
School & grad year: 1972
Wrote...
I went to Center School in 1967 & 1968. While I was there they found the bell that's in front of the school in a janitor closet.
Name: Tracy McBride
E-Mail:
School & grad year: 1981
Wrote...
I don't have any triva but I was the Center Cavaliers Mascot 1974 & 75.I was in the Azusa Golden days parade, I had to wear that huge cavlier head. My best friend was Diane Rayburn. I used to love the art teacher, I can't remember his name.Alot of our friends went to Gladstone, we went to Azusa!
Name: Sally Avila-Garcia
E-Mail:
School & grad year: 1985
Wrote...
I remember two of my favorite teachers from Center, Mr Davalos and Mr Medrano. I also remember the last day of school when the sprinklers went on and everyone started pushing each other into the water.
Name: Kelly Erickson
E-Mail:
School & grad year: 1979
Wrote...
I just remember some great times with neat people. People like Raul Saucedo. I would sure like to hear from someone that was there 71'to 73'
Name: ADRIAN VALENZUELA
E-Mail:
School & grad year: 2003
Wrote...
MAN YOU GUYS ARE A BUNCH OF OLD PEOPLE CENTER IS NAMED CENTER COUGERS, COME ON OLD TIMERS


Updated: May 1, 2010