Schneider, Greg 1967 Graduate - Athlete
Greg Schneider is a 1967 graduate of Central High School. While attending Central High School, Greg was a three sport athlete competing in football, basketball, and track. As a senior in basketball, Greg led the team in points scored with a 14.8 season average as well as in rebounding with a total of 199 for the regular season. After graduating from Central, Greg attended the University of North Dakota and graduated in 1972 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Business Administration. At UND, Greg played football where he was a two year letter winner. Greg was also a member of the Madison, Wisconsin Semi-Pro football team for two years (1971-72). Since 1971 Greg has worked with his family owned business, Dakota TV and Appliance in Grand Forks. He is currently the president of operations.
When Greg was asked about his one most significant memory about Central High School, he responded: "During the spring flood of 1967, it was quite impressive how all the students were excused from school to aid in the fight against the rising flood waters of the Red River. It was a very strong bonding and rewarding experience to sandbag and help folk save their homes."
When asked what was the most important thing that he learned while attending Central, he responded: "Sports were my avenue of focus to learn about self- discipline and personal achievement. I learned that if I worked hard and persevered through the hard times, while staying focused on my personal goals, that I could achieve and rise above any adversity."
What is the best advice he could give to current Central students? "You need to concentrate on your studies, but find an organization to participate in to make high school a memorable experience. It can be a sports team, dance team, drama club, or any other extracurricular program. It is important to be a part of a group or team atmosphere and feel positive about yourself".