What do Detroiters Big Sean, Diana Ross and J. Moss have in common? They’re all graduates of Cass Technical High School in Detroit, and their alma mater’s alumni association is celebrating its centennial celebration this weekend at the MotorCity Hotel and Casino.
The Cass Tech Alumni Association (CTAA) 100 year anniversary celebration kick’s off this weekend in Detroit and the events are slated to be fun-filled, reunion styled, non-stop entertainment. CTAA is celebrating 100 years of the organizations’ efforts supporting the students at Cass Tech in obtaining a quality and comprehensive education. Proceeds from the celebration will help to fund Cass Tech student programs and scholarships supported by the CTAA, which is a 501(c)(3) organization.
Cass Tech remains one of the most distinguished high schools in Detroit and it has the highest percentage of college graduates at 98%. The school offers more programs than any other high school in Michigan and it’s also the first high school in the city to become an International Baccalaureate World School. In addition to that, it boasts a far-reaching alumni network which may be the reason why it was voted as the Steve Harvey Best High School Award recipient five times.
Cass Tech also boasts a long list of famous alumni including celebrities such as Diana Ross, Donald Byrd, Lily Tomlin, Shaun Robinson, Regina Carter, J. Moss, David Alan Grier, Big Sean and beauty queens Kenya Moore and Carole Gist.
The centennial celebration is expected to be well attended by alumni across the country and is sure to be spectacular. Check out the schedule of events below.
Friday, Jan. 22, 2016
7 p.m.: Green & White Mix & Mingle, @ The Soundboard
Saturday, Jan. 23, 2016
10 a.m.: The CT Stroll Tour, @ Cass Tech Campus
6 p.m.: “Everyone’s a Star” Dinner Gala (Black Tie Optional), @ The Soundboard
9 p.m.: “Club CTAA” @Soundboard
Sunday, Jan. 24, 2016
Noon: Looking Forward Brunch, @ Amnesia
For more information about the festivities, please visit www.CTAA100Years.org.