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Columbia City High School
Alumni Association

600 N. Whitley St.
Columbia City, Indiana 46725

(260) 244-6136


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 2010-2016

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.

Social Luncheon for CCHS alumni and all citizens of Whitley County to be held in Florida on Tuesday, March 5, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. Click here for details.

2017 Alumni Golf Outing Winner

Above Left to right:  Kaleb Conley; Jamie DeTar (CCHS 2007), tem captain; Andrew Thompson, President of  CCHS Alumni Association, Tim Miller and Phil Miller.

Columbia City High School Alumni Association hosted its 11th annual golf outing on Saturday August 26, 2017 at Eagle Glen Golf Course. The Awards banquet was held at the Eagles Nest after golf.

A record turnout of 26 teams participated and 24 different classes were represented spanning 7 decades of alumni! 60 of the golfers were CCHS alumni.

All proceeds go to the Bob Brittian Memorial Scholarship fund sponsored by the CCHS Alumni Association. We look forward to awarding scholarships to the CCHS class of 2018 in May.

Thanks to our many hole sponsors and all our golfers for a great afternoon of golf. Thanks also to all who helped with the tournament! The tournament ended with the team captained by Jamie DeTar (2007) along with Kaleb Conley, Tim Miller and Phil Miller winning on a tie breaker, shooting an 18 under par 54.  Last year's winner was also determined by a tie breaker.

Next year's event will be held on Saturday August 25, 2018 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.

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

2017 Robert Brittain Scholarship Recipients


Above left to right:  Andrew Thompson, CCHSAA president; scholarship winner Crystal Van Houten; scholarship winner Chelsea Pettigrew; scholarship winner Dana Kyler; scholarship winner Erin Trabert; scholarship winner Kalika Lacy; and Chris Bechtold, CCHSAA Ambassador.

Columbia City High School Alumni Association (CCHSAA) awarded Bob Brittain Memorial scholarships to five CCHS graduating seniors at the Honor Convocation held at CCHS May 12, 2017.  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 Crystal Van Houten, Chelsea Pettigrew, Dana Kyler, Erin Trabert and Kalika Lacy.

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

New CCHS Alumni 2017

Above L-R:  Miranda McConnell & Jacob Elkins, CCHS 2017

Above L-R:  Stuart Ioane, Hailey Hackworth, Taylor Glass, Dayna Kyler, Bailee Glass, Heath Atkins, Khale Rider & Megan Cummings, CCHS 2017

Above L-R: Avery Sparks and Hannah Clark

Above L-R:  Holly Martinez and Morgan Bales

Above L-R:  Grady Hicks and Dalton Borton

CCHS Alumni Association Founders Fund:  Click here for details

2005 Columbia City High School Alumni Association       This page last updated 04/17/2018