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Columbia City High School
Alumni Association

600 N. Whitley St.
Columbia City, Indiana 46725


Welcome to the Columbia City High School Alumni Association web site.  This site is for all alumni of Columbia City High School, Columbia City, Indiana.  Our goal is to promote school spirit, loyalty and fellowship among alumni, students, faculty and staff of CCHS through a variety of activities.  This site  provides a forum for staying in touch with classmates and friends of CCHS.

Ted Gruver (1957),  Founder, Past President (2004-2006) & Chairman of the Board (2006-2011)

Greetings--Welcome to the Columbia City High School Alumni Association website.  As your president I look forward to sustaining what we have built and  to expanding our horizons as an organization. My goal is to continue working with the board of directors to increase scholarship opportunities for our future graduates. Thanks, in advance, for your support of the CCHSAA.

Andrew Thompson (1988), President 2010-2020

Coming Soon, a more secure website!  As part of a complete website redesign, the Alumni Database will be password protected for the security of our alumni.  All other parts of the CCHSAA website will remain public and not require registration to view.

When the redesign is complete, website visitors will have to register before being able to view the Alumni Database. Registration will be free and will not require membership in CCHS Alumni Association. It will be open to all CCHS & CCJHS graduates and to students who attended but did not graduate there.

Alumni will need an email address to register, either their own or a family member's. This email address will not appear in alumni profiles, which will contain a "Contact" button to send an email.

The one & only CCHS Alumni Association website:  Ad-free, run by CCHS alumni volunteers and free for all alumni, faculty, staff and friends of our school.  This official website can always be reached by using the link in the upper right corner of the CCHS website's home page.  Don't be fooled by email invitations from commercial sites -- web addresses ending in .com are commercial.

CANCELLED:  The Good Bye Party at the 1958 Columbia City High School on Saturday, August 1, 2020 has been CANCELLED due to the CoVid pandemic.  A video tour is being created by the school, so watch for an announcement here when it's available.


To order memorial plaques, please visit ccplaques.itemorder.com

Social Luncheon for CCHS alumni and all citizens of Whitley County to be held in Florida on Tuesday, March 3, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. Click here for details.

The 14th annual CCHS Alumni Association Golf Outing is scheduled for Saturday August 8, 2020 at Eagle Glen Golf Course. 

Nominate someone for the CCHS Athletic Hall of Fame Click here for information.

Click here for tips on entering profiles in the Alumni Database.

2019 Robert Brittain Scholarship Recipients

Above left to right:  Andrew Thompson CCHSAA President, Karen Cheng, Lindsey Hoskins, Sarah Pepple, Hailey Wilson, Katie Wolter and Chris Bechtold, CCHSAA Ambassador.


Columbia City High School Alumni Association (CCHSAA) awarded Bob Brittain Memorial scholarships to five CCHS graduating seniors at the Honors Convocation held at CCHS on Friday May 24, 2019.  Andrew Thompson, President of CCHSAA, and Chris Bechtold, Ambassador for CCHSAA presented the scholarships at the convocation.

The five scholarships were valued at $500.00 each and were awarded to Karen Cheng, Lindsey Hoskins, Sarah Pepple, Hailey Wilson and Katie Wolter.

Kristin Rentschler, Rachelle Patrick and Melanie Bechtold were on the selection committee. CCHSAA congratulates the recipients and wishes them well in their future endeavors.

CCHSAA Welcomes New Alumni 2019

Above:  Telly Varga and Cameron Hall

Above left to right:  Brock Roy and Dalton Bell

Above left to right :  Tanner Clark and Devin Baker.

Above left to right :  Olivia Campbell and Mariah Schafer.

Above:  Leah Bechtold and Nick Hull

2019 Alumni Golf Outing Winners

Above Left to right:  Ethan Marsh; Rich Roehling; Andrew Thompson, President of  CCHS Alumni Association, Jordan Moss and Garrett Roehling.

Columbia City High School Alumni Association hosted its 13th annual golf outing on Saturday August 10, 2019 at Eagle Glen Golf Course. After the golf, dinner was served at Eagles Nest Event Center and prizes and awards presented.

51 of the 68 golfers were CCHS alumni, representing 23 different classes.The oldest player was from the Class of 1957 and the youngest was a member of the Class of 2018.

The winning team of Ethan Marsh, Rich Roehling, Jordan Moss and Garrett Roehling posted a 15 under par 57 in the golf scramble.  The second place team of Shaun Spreen, Grant Grim, Jason Hollenbaugh and Jamie DeTar shot 14 under par 58 on the day.

All proceeds go to the Bob Brittain Memorial Scholarship fund sponsored by the CCHS Alumni Association. We look forward to awarding scholarships to the CCHS class of 2020 in May.

CCHS Alumni Association would like to thank all the hole sponsors and alumni who were part of this event.

Next year's event will be held on Saturday, August 8, 2020 at 1:00 p.m.  See you next year!

The “Teddy L. Gruver” Founder’s Trophy is currently on display in the main office at Columbia City High School, 600 North Whitley Street, Columbia City, IN.  Winners of this annual event will have their names added to the trophy and a photo of the winning team will be displayed in the CCHS main office. 

The event is more about fun, sportsmanship, and fundraising to benefit current CCHS students and the community than about superior golf skills or winning the golf tournament.  It is open to all who love the game, not just CCHS alumni.

All monies raised from sponsorships and donations by patrons & golfers of monetary gifts or prizes will be placed in the Whitley County Community Foundation.

CCHS Alumni Association Founders Fund:  Click here for details

2005 Columbia City High School Alumni Association       This page last updated 07/30/2020