Ashbrook High School (North Carolina)

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Ashbrook High School
Location
2222 S. New Hope Rd.
Gastonia, North Carolina 28054
Coordinates 35°14′38″N 81°07′38″W / 35.24389°N 81.12722°W / 35.24389; -81.12722
Information
Established 1970
School district Gaston County Schools
Category Public School
Principal Joey Clinton
Enrollment 1,390
Color(s) Kelly green and white
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Fight song "On Gastonia"
Athletics conference Big South (3A)
Mascot Gumby
Team name Greenwave
Rivals Hunter Huss High School, Forestview High School, and South Point High School (North Carolina)
Website

Ashbrook High School is a public high school in the Gaston County Schools public school district located in Gastonia, North Carolina, United States. The school was the result of the merger of two former senior high schools, Holbrook Senior High and Ashley Senior High.[citation needed] The first class graduated in 1971.

The school's most famous alumnus is retired basketball player James Worthy, player for the 1982 NCAA National Champion University of North Carolina and the Los Angeles Lakers of the NBA.[1] Other notable alumni include MLB baseball player Wes Helms[2] and NBA veteran Darrell Armstrong of the New Jersey Nets.[3]

Joey Clinton serves as Ashbrook's principal. Assistant principals are Craig Smith, Kelli Howe, Pam Huffstetler, and Michael Hewitt.

Athletics[edit]

Ashbrook High School last won the North Carolina State Football Championship in 2002 as well as the Baseball State Championship in 2003.[citation needed] Athletic Director Lloyd White recently retired following the 2007-2008 school year. He was succeeded by Chad Duncan. Ashbrook usually goes head-to-head with Hunter Huss High School in sports. In football, Ashbrook and Huss play for the Victory Bell on the last game of the season, which is dubbed the "Battle for the Bell." Also, Ashbrook's men's soccer team had a 49 and 0 running conference record over 4 years.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "James Worthy Bio". Archived from the original on 24 July 2008. Retrieved 2008-08-28. 
  2. ^ Wes Helms: Biography and Career Highlights, retrieved 2008-08-28 
  3. ^ Darrell Armstrong Statistics, archived from the original on 16 September 2008, retrieved 2008-08-28 

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