FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) Alumni from Central High School dedicated a plaque Thursday in honor the man who was principal of the school from 1921- 1947. The plaque is dedicated the school’s first principal Fred Croninger. The elementary school named after him is where the plaque will hang, along with a portrait of the man himself, Fred Croninger.
The plaque reads that Croninger “left an indelible stamp on Central High School.”
When Croninger retired, Central graduates commissioned the portrait, which was at Central High School for many years. Central High School is now known as the Bill C. Anthis Center.
Croninger is also known for leading the Bluffton High School basketball team to the first state basketball tournament in 1911.