Brevard High School

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Brevard High School
Location
609 N. Country Club Road, Brevard, NC 28712
USA
Coordinates 35°13′02″N 82°44′06″W / 35.2172°N 82.7350°W / 35.2172; -82.7350Coordinates: 35°13′02″N 82°44′06″W / 35.2172°N 82.7350°W / 35.2172; -82.7350
Information
School type Public high school (U.S.)
School district Transylvania County Schools
Principal Bryan Abernethy
Faculty 56
Grades 9–12
Enrollment 770
Color(s) royal blue, white
Mascot Blue Devils
Website

Brevard High School is a public high school in Brevard, North Carolina, one of three along with Rosman High School and Davidson River School in the Transylvania County Schools district. The highschool has experienced a slight incline in student population going from 723 in 2012-2013 to around 770 in the 2017-2018 school year.[1]

The school was located on South Broad Street from 1925 until the 1959–60 school year, when the campus on Country Club Road opened.[2][3] Until court-ordered desegregation began in 1963, Brevard High was white, and black students attended a school in Hendersonville.[4][5]

Athletics[edit]

The school's teams are the Blue Devils. Sports include basketball, cross-country, golf, football, soccer, track, volleyball, and wrestling.[6] The school competes on the NCHSAA 2A level. The football team won the state championship in 1982, when they went undefeated.[7][8] The football team is currently coached by T. Craig Pritchett who took over the program in 2014. Since then Coach Pritchett has developed many college athletes from the Division III to the Division I levels. In 2016 Pritchett took the football team to the 3rd round of the 2A North Carolina playoffs.

Brevard has had a longstanding athletic rivalry with the Hendersonville High School Bearcats;[9][10] incidents with unruly spectators led in 1963 to a ban on competitions between the two teams without special permission.[11][12]

Bokoen1[edit]

The famous Youtuber "Bokeon1" was enrolled in this school from 1939 to 1945. Being an immigrant from Denmark, he had difficulties integrating into the school system, and struggled with his studies. This all changed when he met a fellow student, named "Braun." Braun was mentally challenged, but soon became Bokoen's best friend. They encouraged each other to excel in school, and eventually started a Youtube channel called "Mike and Ike." Bokoen is now living in Brevard, North Carolina with his wife, her boyfriend, and their son.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Brevard High". Best High Schools. US News and World Report. Retrieved February 2, 2016. 
  2. ^ "BHS Class Of 1960 Holds Their 55th Reunion – Brevard NC". The Transylvania Times. November 19, 2015. 
  3. ^ Rich, Jonathan (August 15, 2007). "Brevard High alums seek to memorialize site". Times-News. Hendersonville, North Carolina. p. 1C. 
  4. ^ "Board Discusses Future Of School". Times-News. April 23, 1963. p. 1. 
  5. ^ Fain, Jimmy (February 28, 1979). "Progress Made In Henderson County Education". Times-News. p. 13F. 
  6. ^ "Brevard High School sports schedules". Transylvania County Schools. Retrieved February 2, 2016. 
  7. ^ Robertson, Robbie (November 6, 2014). "Blue Devils Football Coach Frank Robinson Remembered - Brevard NC". The Transylvania Times. 
  8. ^ Neff, Noel (January 22, 1983). "Brevard puts together unbeatable combination". Times-News. p. 13. 
  9. ^ Chapman, Buddy (October 26, 1966). "Creasman can never forget Brevard". Times-News. p. 20. 
  10. ^ Parce, Mead (August 28, 1969). "Football Season Opens Here Friday Night". Times-News. p. 18. 
  11. ^ "Board Ends Athletic Contests With Brevard: Long Rivalry Broken; Conference May Die". Times-News. January 29, 1963. p. 10. 
  12. ^ Stone, Rocky (March 4, 1963). "Peace In Blue Ridge; Bearcats Play". Times-News. p. 8.