Jerry, in 1974...........and Jerry, with his son, Yannick
Gerald "Jerry" Hudnall
After leaving high school, I attended the University of Akron where I became a
member of Pi Kappa Epsilon (Lone star) fraternity; I joined with Robbie Eggert also from
the class of 74.
I had so much fun living on Campus that it actually took 5 years to get that degree.
One of the high points of college life was becoming President of the frat.
Upon leaving Akron University, (where I majored in education history and English), I taught
one semester at Buchtel High School, in Akron.
Then I left Buchtel to teach in the inner city in Cleveland, Ohio.
After only 1 year in Cleveland, I left that school system, and ended up at Canton Central
Catholic High School. I have been living in Canton and teaching here for over 30 years...
and loving every minute of it.
I have a passion for journalism and have been an advisor for our school paper for over
Also, I attended grad school at Ohio University, and Akron University, where the focus
became Journalism and Writing.
I have a passion for tennis, too. Coaching both girls and boys' tennis in 1987, we have won
2 state championships in Division II : one in 1999, and again in 2000.
I also enjoyed coaching against Mr.Young and Ellet's team when he was there.
Two of my players went pro and one just retired after 15 years on the circuit.
I currently teach college prep World Literature and Composition, and Honors English,
both at the senior (12th grade) level.
I am very passionate about Holocaust Literature and have added this course to my
I guess with school, grad school, and coaching, I have a satisfying life.
One regret was that I have lost all contact with my high school friends, and also the 27
kids from St. Matthews class of 1970 who are also members of the class of 74.
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