As an alumnus of Baltimore City College, the third oldest public high school in the United States, I was surprised to see that the author of a letter responding to the “School Choice” (Aug. 16) article mentioned that Poly “is the only public school that has a working alumni foundation” (“None Better Than Poly,” Your Say, Aug. 29). This is not true.
The City College Alumni Association is an active hard-working organization that has supported its alma mater for many, many years. It is now planning the 175th anniversary of the school in 2014. It provides scholarships to City students for their college careers and has undertaken many projects to improve the school, the most recent raising money for a new athletic field and scoreboard.
The Alumni Association was greatly responsible for reopening City in the 1970s and maintaining its national reputation as a leading liberal arts institution. It is also working with Poly alumni to promote the 125th City-Poly football game in November, [one of] the longest high school rivalries in the U.S.
City Class of 1956