Daphne High School
Daphne High School is a secondary school located in Daphne, United States. The school, which serves grades 9-12, is a part of the Baldwin County Public Schools district. Students at the school live in the city of Daphne and its surrounding unincorporated areas and the city of Loxley. Daphne High School's mascot is the Trojan; as of 2015, the school has approx. 1,300 students and offers the International Baccalaureate program. In 2012, it was listed as National Blue Ribbon School. Daphne High School was opened in 1989 with only one main building. Since it has had several major additions to its facility. First, There was the addition of a second building on the west end of the school grounds; the stadium was built as part of the school's expanding athletic program. During the summer of 2007, the stadium received new restroom and concession facilities in a multimillion-dollar project. At the same time, Baldwin County Schools purchased a church next door to the school grounds for approx. $4 million, known as Trojan Hall.
Daphne high school is classified as a 6A school by the Alabama High School Athletic Association. Daphne won the state championship game in 2001 and 2010. In 2013 Daphne finished undefeated in region play but were defeated in the first round of the state playoffs; the Trojans finished. The Trojans baseball program won the 4A state title in 1992, the 5A title in 1993. In 2001 and 2002 the Trojans won the 6A title. In 2012, the school was awarded the Alabama High School Athletic Association Sportsmanship Award; the award was one of only 8 given to 6A schools which saw no fines and no ejections from any sport during the year. Daphne assistant football coach Jacy Todd was honored as the Employee of the Year - large business division in 2013 by the Alabama Governor's Committee on Employment of People with disabilities. Todd was paralyzed from the chest down in an auto accident in 2012, he has returned to full-time teaching and coaching and is seen on the sidelines in a wheelchair. Ryan Anderson, NFL linebacker for the Washington Redskins Jeremy Clark, former defensive lineman for the Philadelphia Eagles Courtney Duncan, former MLB player Omar Shafik Hammami and leader in the Islamist militant group Al-Shabaab Atlas Herrion, guard for the Houston Texans.
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The United States of America known as the United States or America, is a country composed of 50 states, a federal district, five major self-governing territories, various possessions. At 3.8 million square miles, the United States is the world's third or fourth largest country by total area and is smaller than the entire continent of Europe's 3.9 million square miles. With a population of over 327 million people, the U. S. is the third most populous country. The capital is Washington, D. C. and the largest city by population is New York City. Forty-eight states and the capital's federal district are contiguous in North America between Canada and Mexico; the State of Alaska is in the northwest corner of North America, bordered by Canada to the east and across the Bering Strait from Russia to the west. The State of Hawaii is an archipelago in the mid-Pacific Ocean; the U. S. territories are scattered about the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea, stretching across nine official time zones. The diverse geography and wildlife of the United States make it one of the world's 17 megadiverse countries.
Paleo-Indians migrated from Siberia to the North American mainland at least 12,000 years ago. European colonization began in the 16th century; the United States emerged from the thirteen British colonies established along the East Coast. Numerous disputes between Great Britain and the colonies following the French and Indian War led to the American Revolution, which began in 1775, the subsequent Declaration of Independence in 1776; the war ended in 1783 with the United States becoming the first country to gain independence from a European power. The current constitution was adopted in 1788, with the first ten amendments, collectively named the Bill of Rights, being ratified in 1791 to guarantee many fundamental civil liberties; the United States embarked on a vigorous expansion across North America throughout the 19th century, acquiring new territories, displacing Native American tribes, admitting new states until it spanned the continent by 1848. During the second half of the 19th century, the Civil War led to the abolition of slavery.
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The United States is the foremost military power in the world, making up a third of global military spending, is a leading political and scientific force internationally. In 1507, the German cartographer Martin Waldseemüller produced a world map on which he named the lands of the Western Hemisphere America in honor of the Italian explorer and cartographer Amerigo Vespucci; the first documentary evidence of the phrase "United States of America" is from a letter dated January 2, 1776, written by Stephen Moylan, Esq. to George Washington's aide-de-camp and Muster-Master General of the Continental Army, Lt. Col. Joseph Reed. Moylan expressed his wish to go "with full and ample powers from the United States of America to Spain" to seek assistance in the revolutionary war effort; the first known publication of the phrase "United States of America" was in an anonymous essay in The Virginia Gazette newspaper in Williamsburg, Virginia, on April 6, 1776. The second draft of the Articles of Confederation, prepared by John Dickinson and completed by June 17, 1776, at the latest, declared "The name of this Confederation shall be the'United States of America'".
The final version of the Articles sent to the states for ratification in late 1777 contains the sentence "The Stile of this Confederacy shall be'The United States of America'". In June 1776, Thomas Jefferson wrote the phrase "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA" in all capitalized letters in the headline of his "original Rough draught" of the Declaration of Independence; this draft of the document did not surface unti
LeFlore Magnet High School
John L. LeFlore Magnet High School of Advanced Communication and Fine Arts is a historic public magnet performing arts high school located in Toulminville, Alabama, United States; the school is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. It enrolls 947 students in grades 9-12, is a part of the Mobile County Public School System; the school offers Drafting, Moving Images Dance Company Photography, Pre-Law, Pre-Medicine, Sculpting & Pottery, Television Productions, Theatre. Its curriculum includes communication, fine arts, performing arts and career-driven classes. From 1968 through 1980, the school was known as Toulminville High School, offering secondary education to upper-middle class students within the Toulminville suburb. In 1981 the school was renamed John L. LeFlore High School in honor of John L. LeFlore, a civil rights activist, husband of Teah Beck, Mobile NAACP leader elected to the legislature in Mobile County; the renaming of the school brought about a move into an authentic building with the amenities that would equip the institution for the upcoming magnet program.
It was not until the mid-1980s that the learning institution gained a magnet program and changed the name to John L. LeFlore Magnet High School of Advanced Communication & Fine Arts. LeFlore is the only school in the Mobile County Public School System divided into two schools: comprehensive and magnet; the comprehensive school is for students zoned in LeFlore's school district, while the magnet school is dedicated to students who matriculated from middle magnet schools or are newly accepted applicants into the magnet program. Middle magnet schools that matriculate students to LeFlore include Clark-Shaw Magnet School, Paul Laurence Dunbar Magnet School, Phillips Preparatory. LeFlore requires students, whether comprehensive or magnet, to adhere and perform to the rigorous curriculum, to adhere to the uniform code implemented by Mobile County Public School System in 1995. Aside from the school's curriculum and performing arts, LeFlore is known for its Mighty Marching Rattler Band, influenced in musical style and marching precision by Jackson State's "Sonic Boom of the South", Florida A&M's "Marching 100" and Southern University's "Human Jukebox Band".
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Pelham High School (Alabama)
Pelham High School is a public high school located in Pelham, Alabama. Though part of the Shelby County School System, it has been part of the Pelham City Schools System since 2014. Pelham High School was built in 1973 and opened in 1974; the school's mascot is "Paws" the Panther, its colors are Forest Green and Vegas Gold. The school was built in 1973 and opened in 1974 with the first graduating class in 1978. Since the school has experienced tremendous growth requiring several major additions and renovations to the campus. During the 1994 Palm Sunday tornado outbreak an F2 tornado struck on Highway 261 causing damage to the school, as well as some business buildings in Pelham; as of June 1, 2014, the city of Pelham separated itself from the Shelby County School System and became part of its own school district known as Pelham City Schools. The 2014-2015 school year was not only the first year where Pelham operated independently, but the first year that residents of Helena, would not be attending Pelham High School due to the official opening of Helena High School in August 2014.
Former Pelham principal Bob Lavett served over two decades at the high school. He retired as principal in late May 2014 to begin working part-time as an assistant to Superintendent Scott Coefield. In June 2014, after Lavett’s retirement, the Pelham Board of Education hired Jason Yohn as the new principal of Pelham High School. Yohn was the principal at Smiths Station High School in Smiths Station, where he worked for six years; the Pelham Board of Education hired John Prestridge as assistant principal. Baseball - The Pelham High School Varsity Baseball team won the 2004 and 2013 AHSAA State Championships. Pelham High School has had a band program since the school opened in 1974; the band has received excellent ratings at marching and auxiliary competitions, as well as concert band festivals. The band program has several groups: the "Tower of Power" marching band, which includes visual ensemble members in the color guard, dance team, majorettes. Jim Duren was band director from 1987 to 1999 before moving on to become the director at Oak Mountain High School.
When Duren left, Jeff Burnside took over as Pelham's band director in 1999 and stayed until the Pelham/Helena split in 2014, when he took a job as Helena High School's band director. The current Pelham band director is Justin Ward, who served as the assistant director to Jeff Burnside from 2011 to 2014. Color Guard - The Pelham High School Varsity and Junior Varsity Winter Guards have both received multiple state and regional titles through the South Eastern Color Guard Circuit, they compete with the "Tower of Power" Marching Band during the Fall season. Debate - Pelham resurrected their debate team. In 2006, Pelham had public forum teams place first and sixth at Vestavia Hills High School's Novice Tournament. Pelham had public forum teams finish as finalists and semi finalists in the 2007 Alabama state debate tournament. Pelham's Public Forum team of Brandon Grimes and Loren Willis qualified for the National Forensic League's high school national tournament in 2007. Produced current University of Alabama debate team member Jacob Forehand, the 7th best speaker nationally in 2009 in Parliamentary Debate.
Scholars' Bowl - The Pelham High School varsity scholars' bowl team won the Shelby County championship title in 2004, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2012. In 2007, the junior varsity team placed first in the Shelby County tournament. Liz Cochran, Miss Alabama in 2009 Deidre Downs, Miss America in 2005 Brent Hinds, guitarist/vocalist for Mastodon David Koonce, bass guitarist for the rock band Within Reason Dabo Swinney, former University of Alabama receiver & current head coach/receivers coach at Clemson University. Official website
Spanish Fort High School
Spanish Fort High School is a high school in Spanish Fort, United States, founded in 2005 and graduated its first class in 2008. The school is part of the Baldwin County Public Schools; the campus includes a main building with library, art and choral rooms. The school was approved and funded in 2005. An athletic complex includes a football stadium, baseball field, softball field and field facilities, a band practice field; the demographic breakdown of the 1,072 students enrolled for 2014–2015 was: Male - 53.0% Female - 47.0% Native American/Alaskan - 0.7% Asian/Pacific islanders - 1.6% Black - 10.5% Hispanic - 3.5% White - 82.9% Multiracial - 0.7%14.8% of the students were eligible for free or reduced lunch. Spanish Fort High School is classified as a 6A school by the Alabama High School Athletic Association; the school's nickname is the Toros and the school colors are red and black. The following sanctioned sports are offered: The school won the state football championship in 2010, 2012, 2013, 2015.
Spanish Fort won the state 5A baseball playoffs in 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014. In 2009 the school took top state honors in Field competition. In 2012, the Spanish Fort girls were the 5A state champions in SoccerIn 2017, the University of South Florida sent a letter alleging that the SFHS fighting bull logo was identical to the USF logo but with different colors. SFHS agreed to change the logo starting with the 2017–2018 school year. Official website Baldwin County Public Schools website
Northview High School (Dothan, Alabama)
Northview High School is a public co-educational institution encompassing grades 9 to 12. The high school is located in the southeastern portion of the state of Alabama in Dothan, has the 36th-largest high school student population in the state; the school won two football state titles during the 1980s. The school colors are cardinal and Vegas gold; the school includes football, basketball, soccer, tennis, cross-country, volleyball. Northview is part of an active traditional football rivalry with crosstown Dothan High School; this was highlighted in a commencement speech First Lady Laura Bush gave at nearby Enterprise High School on May 31, 2008, when she mentioned Northview and Dothan as significant victories for Enterprise. In 2002, former University of Alabama head football coach Mike DuBose took over as head football coach at Northview High School, he had been named Southeastern Conference Coach of the Year for the Crimson Tide before poor seasons and personal controversy caused his firing in 2000.
Dothan City school board members voted to hire DuBose, who came in with a wave of publicity and high expectations. However, the Cougars finished with an 0–10 record for the season and DuBose was gone at the end of the year; this was part of a tumultuous period for Northview football, which saw 39 consecutive losses from 2000 to 2004. The team had won the Alabama State Playoff Championships in both 1981 and 1985, made it to the playoffs five times during the 1990s. Northview High School offers a wide variety of clubs including: Chemistry Club Debate Club Robo Club First Priority Fellowship of Christian Athletes Interact Interclub Council Multicultural Club Habitat For Humanity Key Club Students Against Destructive Decisions Choral Officers & Reps Future Business Leaders of America Art Club DECA Jump FCCLA French Club Future Teachers of America Government Club ROTC Bible Discussion Group Spanish Club Drama Club National Honor Society Junior Class Senior Class Chess Club Student Government Association Lawrence Dawsey – All-American football player from Florida State University and former NFL player part of state championship at Northview in 1985 Gabe Gross – college football and baseball at Auburn University and professional baseball player Kevin Jackson – All-American defensive back at Alabama in 1996 Izell Reese – former NFL player for the Dallas Cowboys Larry Roberts – former NFL player, part of state championship at Northview in 1981.
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Alabama is a state in the southeastern region of the United States. It is bordered by Tennessee to the north, Georgia to the east and the Gulf of Mexico to the south, Mississippi to the west. Alabama is the 30th largest by area and the 24th-most populous of the U. S. states. With a total of 1,500 miles of inland waterways, Alabama has among the most of any state. Alabama is nicknamed the Yellowhammer State, after the state bird. Alabama is known as the "Heart of Dixie" and the "Cotton State"; the state tree is the longleaf pine, the state flower is the camellia. Alabama's capital is Montgomery; the largest city by population is Birmingham. The oldest city is Mobile, founded by French colonists in 1702 as the capital of French Louisiana. From the American Civil War until World War II, like many states in the southern U. S. suffered economic hardship, in part because of its continued dependence on agriculture. Similar to other former slave states, Alabamian legislators employed Jim Crow laws to disenfranchise and otherwise discriminate against African Americans from the end of the Reconstruction Era up until at least the 1970s.
Despite the growth of major industries and urban centers, white rural interests dominated the state legislature from 1901 to the 1960s. During this time, urban interests and African Americans were markedly under-represented. Following World War II, Alabama grew as the state's economy changed from one based on agriculture to one with diversified interests; the state's economy in the 21st century is based on management, finance, aerospace, mineral extraction, education and technology. The European-American naming of the Alabama River and state was derived from the Alabama people, a Muskogean-speaking tribe whose members lived just below the confluence of the Coosa and Tallapoosa rivers on the upper reaches of the river. In the Alabama language, the word for a person of Alabama lineage is Albaamo; the suggestion that "Alabama" was borrowed from the Choctaw language is unlikely. The word's spelling varies among historical sources; the first usage appears in three accounts of the Hernando de Soto expedition of 1540: Garcilaso de la Vega used Alibamo, while the Knight of Elvas and Rodrigo Ranjel wrote Alibamu and Limamu in transliterations of the term.
As early as 1702, the French called the tribe the Alibamon, with French maps identifying the river as Rivière des Alibamons. Other spellings of the name have included Alibamu, Albama, Alibama, Alabamu, Allibamou. Sources disagree on the word's meaning; some scholars suggest the word comes from amo. The meaning may have been "clearers of the thicket" or "herb gatherers", referring to clearing land for cultivation or collecting medicinal plants; the state has numerous place names of Native American origin. However, there are no correspondingly similar words in the Alabama language. An 1842 article in the Jacksonville Republican proposed it meant "Here We Rest." This notion was popularized in the 1850s through the writings of Alexander Beaufort Meek. Experts in the Muskogean languages have not found any evidence to support such a translation. Indigenous peoples of varying cultures lived in the area for thousands of years before the advent of European colonization. Trade with the northeastern tribes by the Ohio River began during the Burial Mound Period and continued until European contact.
The agrarian Mississippian culture covered most of the state from 1000 to 1600 AD, with one of its major centers built at what is now the Moundville Archaeological Site in Moundville, Alabama. This is the second-largest complex of the classic Middle Mississippian era, after Cahokia in present-day Illinois, the center of the culture. Analysis of artifacts from archaeological excavations at Moundville were the basis of scholars' formulating the characteristics of the Southeastern Ceremonial Complex. Contrary to popular belief, the SECC appears to have no direct links to Mesoamerican culture, but developed independently; the Ceremonial Complex represents a major component of the religion of the Mississippian peoples. Among the historical tribes of Native American people living in present-day Alabama at the time of European contact were the Cherokee, an Iroquoian language people. While part of the same large language family, the Muskogee tribes developed distinct cultures and languages. With exploration in the 16th century, the Spanish were the first Europeans to reach Alabama.
The expedition of Hernando de Soto passed through Mabila and other parts of the state in 1540. More than 160 years the French founded the region's first European settlement at Old Mobile in 1702; the city was moved to the current site of Mobile in 1711. This area was claimed by the French from 1702 to 1763 as part of La Louisiane. After the French lost to the British in the Seven Years' War, it became part of British West Florida from 1763 to 1783. After the United States victory in the American Revolutionary War, the territory was divided between the United States and Spain; the latter retained control of this western territory from 1783 until the surrender of the Spanish garrison at Mobile to U. S. forces on April 13, 1813. Thomas Bassett, a loyalist to the British monarchy during the Revolutionary era, was one of the earliest white settlers in the state