Tag: Camden High School
Baird Avenue was home to many of Camden’s most distinguished citizens from different backgrounds, including those in business, law, religion, and even organized crime.
James E. Bryan
In 1899, Dr. Bryan was appointed as the superintendent of Camden’s public schools, a position he held for an impressive tenure until 1931. During his tenure, he played a vital role in shaping the educational landscape of the city.
Centennial Mirror 1828-1928
A centennial review: the year was 1927 and the future had hardly ever looked brighter for the City of Camden. Times were prosperous, business and industry were booming, and the city was full of recently constructed public buildings, civic improvements, schools, the new Delaware River bridge and its new highway to the suburbs. The stock market crash of 1929 and the Depression that followed were in the unimagined future.
School System is Source of Pride to City
Camden is proud of its public educational facilities entailing as they do all of the features which go to make up a modern system in keeping with those approved by leading educators of the Nation.
Zuni Athletic Association
The Zuni Athletic Association sponsored semi-pro sports teams as early as the spring of 1930 and into the early 60s. It appears to have founded in that year. Founding members included Peter Barbalace, Pasquale “Pat” Barbalace, Emil Aceto, John LaPlaca, and Jack O’Neil.
HAROLD AMOS was born in Pennsauken, New Jersey. He graduated first in his class from Camden High School in 1936. After graduating from Springfield University in 1941, Harold Amos served in the United States Army in Europe during World War II. After his discharge in 1946, he completed his education, receiving his M.A. from Harvard Medical School and Ph.D. from the same institution in 1952.
Over the 41 years Dr. Amos became world renown in the scientific community as a microbiologist and as an educator at Harvard.
Dr. Amos died in Boston on 26 February 2003, shortly after suffering a stroke.
ANTHONY ALFANO taught at Camden High School and Cooper B. Hatch Junior High School for 34 years, from 1942 through 1976. He is best remembered as head basketball coach at Camden High, where he succeeded Al Bass in 1944, after serving as an assistant coach for two years.
Alfano Remembered as an Outstanding Coach
Anthony Alfano, a legendary boys’ basketball coach who taught at Camden High School from 1942 to 1976, died Thursday.
Joe Acquaro Anecdote
My father, Biagio Acquaro, had a self-owned business at 2713 Federal Street in East Camden, from the 1940’s through the late 1960’s. His establishment was called “Federal Hat Cleaning.” My Dad would clean and block felt hats for people located all over the tri-county area. Even people from Philadelphia would come over and take advantage of his expertise.
Camden High School Purple and Gold Yearbook Excerpt – 1960
Ronald Smith, Sam Fisher, Ralph Heath, Golden Sunket, and Reginald Hammond compose the team whose spectacular ball playing has won a record of 48 wins 0 loses for Camden High School. Often called the “Little Globetrotters,” they raised the crowd to its feet during several games as they staged what they call “show time.”
BOARD OF EDUCATION SHIFTS 14 TEACHERS
Camden Courier-Post – February 1, 1938
The Camden Board of Education last night approved transfers of 14 teachers, the appointment of two new instructors and the retirement on pension of two others.
JOE MONTANA WED TO MISS PALLADINO
Miss Emma Palladino, one of the fairest daughters of Camden’s “Little Italy” yesterday became the bride of Joseph Montana, heavyweight wrestler, at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church, Fourth and Division streets.