THE DAZE
CENTRAL HS "ROYALTY"

Miss Central is elected each fall as the Football Queen. She continues her "reign" through the production of the annual all-school talent show "The DAZE". Seniors nominate 3 candidates of the senior class to be voted on by the student body for the honor of King DAZE; the identity of the winner is kept secret until the opening night of the DAZE.

The first High School DAZE was presented in 1927. Prior to that first production, there were five football queens. Speech teacher Miss Alphild Larson directed the student shows from 1929-1954; Mrs. Iona Ballew Freeman, 1955-1964. Albert Martin directed the staging of the shows from 1929 - 1970. As a student, he helped stage the first two shows. Many nationally known artists began their careers on the Central stage and in the DAZE: Ralph Blane (Hunsecker), Paul Harvey (Aurandt), Tony Randall (Leonard Rosenberg), Susan Watson, Linda Roark-Strummer, Jim Hartz.

DAZE Theme Year King DAZE Year Miss Central
  1921   1921 Margaret Campbell
  1923   1923 Alice Schaff
  1924   1924 Marcellete Grant
  1925   1925 Alice Mae Kistler
  1926   1926 Phyllis Clay
High School DAZE 1927 Fenelon Boesche 1927 Velma Davis
DAZE Carnival 1928 Earl Sneed 1928 Nemie Sewell
DAZE: Then and Now 1929 Milton Davie 1929 Katherine Goss
DAZE Review 1930 Dick Simmons 1930 Nanette Friberg
DAZE Meteor 1931 Charles Spangler 1931 Joan Harmon
School DAZE 1932 Clyde Hensley 1932 Sarah Ross
Radio Station DAZE 1933 Harry Wilbanks 1933 Georgia Corder
H.M.S. DAZE 1934 Jess Chouteau 1934 Beth Weaver
Hotel DAZE 1935 Carl Swan 1935 Anna Mae King
Clipper Ship DAZE 1936 Bill LaRue 1936 Virginia Craddock
DAZE Headlines 1937 Sydney Terry 1937 Frances Fleener
HoliDAZE 1938 Bob Dow 1938 Betty Mason
DAZE Exposition 1939 Ivan Johnson 1939 Maxine Vincent
College DAZE 1940 Ed Barnes 1940 Claudine Shofner
DAZE All-American 1941 Bill Robinson 1941 June Goodnow
DAZE Militaire 1942 Gene Merrell 1942 Letha Lee Cox
Global DAZE 1943 Johnny Ferrier 1943 Patti McWilliams
Star Spangled DAZE 1944 Dale Woodard 1944 Patti Williams
DAZE Marches On 1945 Keith Miller 1945 Mary LeFlore
Atomic DAZE 1946 Ted Glass 1946 Tulu Kirkpatrick
DAZE Comes of Age 1947 Donald Meeks 1947 Virginia Schleppy
In DAZE To Come 1948 Bob Arganbright 1948 Ann Daniels
Yankee Doodle DAZE 1949 Bob Kramer 1949 Joan Bradley
DAZE Passing Parade 1950 Bob Smith 1950 Ina Croston
Freedom DAZE 1951 William Hawkins 1951 Marcia Lorenz
Sooner DAZE 1952 Joe Kile 1952 Judy McDaniel
DAZE U.S.A. 1953 Rodney Martin 1953 Courtney Heard
Golden DAZE 1954 Boyce Mouton 1954 Patricia Sisler
Memory DAZE 1955 Ronnie Young 1955 Elizabeth Brown
Westward Ho! DAZE 1956 David Robbins 1956 Dotty Westby
Heavenly DAZE 1957 Jimmy Sisler 1957 Darlene Owens
DAZE of Adventure 1958 Elvie Wells 1958 Mary Ellison
Show DAZE 1959 Phil Fehrle 1959 Marilyn Black
Cosmorama DAZE 1960 Tom Tomshany 1960 Gini Wyant
DAZE of Enchantment 1961 Glen Sharp 1961 Suzanne Hendricks
DAZE of This Laughing Land 1962 John Hammond 1962 Martha Barhydt
DAZE by Night 1963 Doug Manning 1963 Lillie Fox
DAZE Fantastique 1964 Joe Bratcher 1964 Susan Ramsey
RhythmDAZEcal 1965 Joe Smith 1965 Marcia Young
DAZE Dreams 1966 Dean Jenkins 1966 Teresa Mackey
DAZE Ablaze 1967 Steve Miller 1967 Sandy Needham
Dazzling DAZE 1968 Doug Oakes 1968 Sandy Thresher
Days of DAZE 1969 John Bowman 1969 Anne Barker
Destination: DAZE 1970 Phillip Sewell 1970 Mary Proctor
DAZE For All Seasons 1971 Curley Higgins 1971 Tricia Davis
A Most Unusual DAZE 1972 Kevin Mayfield 1972 Connie Hilsabeck
Now-A-DAZE 1973 Cameron Cummins 1973 Ginnie McElwaine
A Sense of DAZE 1974 Mike Mullins 1974 Barbara Clark
1975: A DAZE Odyssey 1975 Mat Botkin 1975 Donnita Weinkauf
50th Golden DAZE 1976 Steve Geiger 1976 Gloria Moseby
Happy DAZE 1977 Gene Almy 1977 Tami Ivy & Robin Taylor
In a DAZE 1978 Atonio Alvarado 1978 Paula Johnson
Diamond DAZE 1979 Devlin Norwood 1979 Franchell Barnett
DAZE of the Decade 1980 Scott Stafford 1980 Cindy Ivy
A DAZE In Living Color 1981 Hoyt Massey 1981 Becky Counce
Razzle Dazzle DAZE 1982 Steve Whitaker 1982 Angela Grimes
1983 DAZE 1983 Nicholas Prince 1983 Kathy Dunn
Gypsy DAZE 1984 Rick Jackson 1984 Gina McCaslin
DAZE of our Lives 1985 Michael Singleton 1985 Inga VanDyke
Broadway DAZE 1986 Frank Cremin 1986 Robin Brock
DAZE Ja Vu 1987 Shannon Carr 1987 Mary Bingham
Star DAZE 1988 Wendell Barnett 1988 LaNita Luckey
DAZE '89 1989 Keith Vinson 1989 Alva Robinson
DAZE '90 1990 Keith Vincent 1990 Rania Tillman
DAZE '91 1991 Kirk Mize 1991 Natalie Hooks
DAZE '92 1992 Rodney Tisdale 1992 Kia Taylor
DAZE '93 1993 Vincent Maynard 1993 Shelly Bishop
DAZE '94 1994 Demarco Mansker 1994 Shannon Gage
  1995 Michael Williams 1995 Kerri Ishem
  1996 Allen Carroll 1996 Shana Moss
  1997 Bertrain Bailey 1997 Natalia Moss
  1998 David Atkinson 1998 Isha White
  1999 Josh Hogan 1999 Rachael Woods
2000 Clyde Goudeau Jr 2000 Stephanie Gulley
Happy DAZE Are Here Again 2001 Ajeet Jairamani 2001 Carla Turentine
Academy Award DAZE 2002 Richard Tattershaw 2002 Bertjuanette Bailey
Budget Cut DAZE 2003 Lester Matthews 2003 Lovli Bell
Old School DAZE 2004 Brandon Oldham 2004 Ebony Gahagan
Reality DAZE 2005 William Norman 2005 Desirae Young
Entertainment Tonight 2006 Deangelo J Yarborough 2006 Robyn Alfred
DAZE Magazine 2007 Aaron Daniels 2007 Jessica Flores
DAZE Road Trip 2008 Arland Deon Knox 2008 Maegan Bacchus
2009 Clifton Demry 2009 Brittany Finley
2010 Bertrick Bailey 2010 Bree Wiliams
2011 Miles LaCour 2011 Teresa Asberry
2012 BerThaddeus Bailey 2012 DeAnna Sheppard
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