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Past Germantown High School principal Ernest Chism dies at age 78

Ernest Chism, beloved past Germantown principal of 28 years (Source: WMC Action News 5 archives) Ernest Chism, beloved past Germantown principal of 28 years (Source: WMC Action News 5 archives)
GERMANTOWN, TN (WMC) -

Germantown High School and the Germantown community is mourning the loss of a man very important to the community.

Past Germantown High School principal Ernest Chism died on Friday at the age of 78. He served as the principal of GHS for 28 years. After serving as principal, he remained involved in school activities.

Chism was also a former Shelby County School Board Member and Germantown Alderman.

Officials said he was in hospice care and died from complications of dementia.

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