|Typical Girls Room||Typical Boys Room|
|Jeff Katz & Ricky Cope (Class of 1976)||Mary Lee Wiley (Class of 1976)|
"Be Proud of Florida Central. Take good Care of it. As a school citizen, you are expected to act like a high school student and conduct yourself properly. You will learn necessary and useful skills for the future.
Throughout your life you will be looking toward the future, but you will also find yourself thinking of the fun you had while a student at our school."
-L.E. Allen, President (from the Student Handbook)
Greg Krajnyak '75
Ralph Baker '76
|Debra Chafin '77|
|Ces Lawton '69||Trinidad '76||Kim Hurd '75|
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I do have one small suggestion for your page:
You might include an In Memorial section and include two of my
former buddies who were later killed in VietNam. These were Robert
Joske, Class of '66 and Dave Freed, who was a sophomore the year
I graduated, so would have been in the class of '68 if he did,
in fact, graduate. They were both great guys - easy to get along
with and fun to be around; the sacrifice they both made deserves
The above photo of the 300 Building is from a mid 60s ad brochure on the school. The text under the photo reads: "Opened in the Fall of 1966, this building is the ultimate in school living, as it is all brick and mahogany paneled. Each room is individually heated and air-conditioned and houses two students. The total capacity being forty boys."
When FCA started admitting girls in 1971, they were housed in the 300 building. Presumably the returning male students who had enjoyed the remote living of the 300 building had to return to the main building. But the female population had become large enough by 1973 to necessitate their move to the South Wing. The 300 Building was once again boys only. Because of its location (a few hundred yards up the road from the main building), it enjoyed a 'loose' environment, despite the efforts of the unfortunate faculty member who had to occupy the rooms of the 'short wing' (seen in the background).
The below article is taken from the Daily Bull in the 1961 yearbook. Thanks to Clayton S. Scott (class of '61) who sent the yearbook to Mary Lynn Jordan. Mary Lynn writes: "Clayton Scott sent me a copy of his yearbook and list of all the men who were at FCA when he was there. John Stevens was there as a student. Dr. Crow was there from the beginning. Mrs. Heline was there from the beginning. The phone numbers have letters in them! The Col. was even called Mr. Allen." The students referred to below are boys only as FCA was an all boys school from 1959 to 1970. It is a tongue-in-cheek tour of the FCA 'Country Club':
"FCA's first point of interest is the lobby where the student body enjoys the many social affairs put on. Besides the many, many dances, assemblies are also held in this room. You are permitted to talk all you want, and it is really a wonderful place to just let yourself go with all the rest of your friends.
Moving on upstairs, you will notice the fine carpet on the hall and the numerous water fountains and the coke machines. Bellhops are always available and room service a specialty. Glancing at one of the spacious rooms we see TV, Hi-Fi, Rotisserie, and wall-to-wall carpeting, all adding to the comfort and enjoyment of the rugged student.
A typical daily schedule is as follows:
Send your boy to FCA. The rigorous training
and hard discipline will make a fine man.
Thanks Robert. Its hard to believe there was
a time when the classrooms weren't there. Were all the classes
held in the main building then?
Also, I noticed the Watkins hall photo. Lee
Watkins was a friend of mine and a Junior when he was going home
with another FCA Student for Christmas 62, when the other student
veered off the road and crashed. Lee was killed and the other
student was charged with involuntary manslater."
|Hair Styles- Boys: The hair will
be kept well groomed and clean at all times. It shall not be
longer than collar length in the back. It must not be below the
eyebrow. Positively no wigs will be allowed to be worn by boys.|
Hair Styles- Girls: Girls' hair must be neat and well groomed at all times. Girls will not be allowed to leave their dormitory area with hair in rollers or pin curls. - from the Student Handbook, revised 1973
|In the early years of the school's history, a lake was situated just south of and down the hill from the main building. It was called Rainey's Lake. It eventually dried up during the 1970s, but in the 60's, a few students were allowed to fish in the lake. Click on the image to the right to read the story sent in by E. Sears Young about Rainey's Lake.|
|Above is a 'Then and Now' photo set of Lynda Wyatt (class of '77). The photo on the left is taken from the 1975 yearbook when Lynda was a sophmore. The photo on the right is current. Lynda kindly gave us permission to post these. We are hoping to bring you more 'Then and Now' photo sets in the near future.|
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