Central High School of Philadelphia
Class 226


data collection by
Harvey Abrams, 226
chs226.org, page 3a

created MARCH 23, 2017
Revised January 13, 2023

In order to have some degree of uniformity in my data collection I am asking each classmate (or family members) to provide this information for the 226 class website.

YOU control what is printed.
You may write as much or as little as you wish.
I can write a short biography or sketch for you if you wish. Or you can write your own short (or long) autobiography. I have unlimited space. This site will be maintained permanently by the Abrams Family Trust. Write about your life, your experiences, your adventures, your family and the dozen kids. Send photos, too, as many as you wish.

Do you want privacy? Hiding from your inlaws? Feds? No problem.
Just let me know and your page(s) can be coded so a password would be needed. BUT you do realize, of course, that if the NSA or the Russians or the French really want to crack this code, you will be found out and up the creek. Did you really believe that there was "privacy" anywhere? Get real - your voice has been recorded since the Atlantic cable was laid down.

Thanks, vielen Danke. merci, grazi mille, tak. And spasiba, too.

Yeah... I learned languages even though I hated my four years of French at Central. Amazingly I understood what people were saying in Paris during my first trip in 1972 when I went to the Munich Olympic Games. SO... THANK YOU Monsieur Boni, Mr. Silverman and, well, I forgot her name!! Come on guys - 9th grade was a long time ago, lol.

Hosted by
Harvey Abrams, BS, MAT, Ph.D/abd

CHS 226 web pages were originally created March 25, 2007
Most recent site updates were on January 13, 2023

Copy this list to your word processor or
directly into your email and then
write a response to each question,
then email it to me at Olympicbks@aol.com

1 What is your Date and Place of birth?

(ie: January 2, 1950, Philadelphia, PA).
2 Post graduation from Central in 1967:
What did you do? Did you go immediately to a university, enter the military, travel around the world? Or did you run off with the girl and get married and have 10 kids?

A short description in 1-10 sentences, or 45 pages, your choice.

As an example: I started Penn State before our graduation from Central and was enrolled in the elite Architecture program. But I switched to Physical Education (and really pissed off my family) but I had to be an athlete - which did not happen at Central. So I learned how to wrestle and then spent 16 years trying to make the US Olympic team. Eventually I became a physical education teacher and then a professional Olympic historian.
3 Education:

3a. Batchelor's degree - where did you start your studies and how did it go?
Did you stay and finish or relocate to another school?
How many times did you change majors and what were they?

3b. Which degree or degrees did you obtain? BS, Masters, Ph.D, MD...?

Send your entire VITA if you want! Unlimited pages.

4 Your Career:

Go into as much (or as little) detail as you wish.
This is a chance to be nostalgic!

5 What has been the greatest experience of your life?

Describe the highlight, the story you tell, or would like to tell, everyone.

6 Travel: have you traveled much, and if so where?

Describe the highlights, the adventures, the memories.
Did you scuba dive and find a treasure chest? See a mermaid?

7 Family.

I understand that this can be a very sensitive issue for some people. Please write it in the way that makes YOU comfortable. I will only print what YOU want. Feel free to go crazy, too, and send photos of the kids, grand-kids, great-grand-kids? Perhaps leave out the cat.
8 Memories from Central High School:

Write about classmates or teachers, perhaps a story that has always been the one you talk about. Are there guys you remained great pals with for a lifetime? Or did Central simply suck? Not interested in coming to the reunion, but you want to connect with one or two guys? If so, I will ask Zach for help and try to connect you to a long-lost friend.

ALSO - understand my strict rules - I do not give out contact information to anyone. When I get a request to connect I pass the request on to you and then you decide if you want to respond to the other person/people. I do not give out emails, telephone numbers or addresses to anyone. I can act as a mediator, a "go-between" but not as the "white pages."

Please feel free to send this and I will post it on your page or as a pdf link. Do not be shy. Go ahead and let the world know all about your career. This can be your LEGACY page
10 Links:

If there are pages about you on other web sites, universities, online biographies, FBI Most Wanted List - send the url and I will post it here.

Harvey Abrams
PO Box 732
State College, PA, USA 16804

tel: (814) 321-4018
(my US cell phone with voice mail)

As of December 2022 my telephone is working, so call me or send an email. When I am in Austria I have the USA phone turned OFF. Use email instead.

My Austrian phone is available -
ask for that number via email.

Email or Facebook.

email: Olympicbks@aol.com

I connect worldwide every day on Facebook with connections to the USA, Great Britain, several European nations and New Zealand.
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Also on Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram.
Plus the websites below.

Since MARCH 2016 I reside and work in several locations:

State College, PA.,
Orlando, FL.,
Vienna, Austria

The best way to contact me 24/7 is via email at:

My web sites:
www.iisoh.org (being rebuilt)

This page was created May 15, 2016
This page was updated April 2, 2017
This page was updated December 07, 2020
This page was updated April 09, 2021
This page was updated January 28, 2022
This page was updated January 13, 2023

LINKS to the CHS226 pages on this website:

page 1 - https://chs226.org/ (CHS226 "entry" page or "home" page)

page 2 - https://www.chs226.org/CHS226.html (Introduction/dedication page, announcements)

page 3 - https://www.chs226.org/CHS226Directory.html 226 Class Directory, all 482+ classmates in alphabetical order.

page 3a - https://www.chs226.org/CHS226questionnaire.html
226 Class QUESTIONNAIRE. You are here now!

page 3b - https://www.chs226.org/CHS226missingclassmates.html CHS226missingclassmates.html.

page 4 - https://www.chs226.org/226_Best_List-3.pdf (Zach's 28 page master list [pdf] the entire class with contact information)

Pages 005 to 500+ - Links to the individual pages for each classmate are on page 3.

Go to the CHS 226 entry page

Contact us
Send 226 Class news to: Reunion Organizer & Class Rep:
Harvey Abrams
PO Box 732
State College, PA USA 16804
email: Olympicbks@aol.com
(814) 321-4018
Zachary Rubin
(215) 321-6905
email: zrubin2@verizon.net
email: zrubin2@verizon.net

Contact the Central HS Alumni Association
The Associated Alumni of the Central High School of Philadelphia
PO Box 26580
Philadelphia, PA 19141-6580
tel: (215) 927-9550 -- fax: (215) 276-5823
email: chsalumniphl@aol.com
website: https://www.centralhighalumni.com
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