Tulsa Central High School has a rich history in giving honors to students with high academics.


In 1919 the National Association of Secondary School Principals appointed a committee to make recommendations on the formation of an organization to encourage scholarship at the high school level. This committee included Dr. John Masters of Central HS, Omaha, NE; Dr. Wilson from Girls' High School, Philadelphia, PA; and Dr. Merle C. Prunty, Principal of Central HS, Tulsa, OK. The organization was accepted by the NASSP in 1921. Tulsa's National Honor Society was formed in December 1923. Due to some problems the organization was disbanded in Tulsa at the end of the 1935-36 school year. The organization was re-established in Tulsa on November 6, 1962, when new members from all the Tulsa high schools were inducted in Central's south auditorium.

Tulsa Central High School Foundation, Inc. • P.O. Box 471195 • Tulsa, OK 74147-1195