Auburn Senior High School

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Auburn Senior High School
Auburn Senior High SCHOOL.jpeg
Location
Auburn, Washington
Coordinates Coordinates: 47°18′35″N 122°13′10″W / 47.309816°N 122.219583°W / 47.309816; -122.219583 (Auburn High School)
Information
Type Public Secondary
Established 1903
School district Auburn School District #408
Principal Richard Zimmerman[1]
Grades 9–12
Enrollment Est. 1,450[citation needed]
Campus Suburban
Color(s) Green & Gold
Mascot Trojans
Newspaper Troy Invoice[2]

Auburn Senior High School is a public high School in Auburn, Washington founded in 1903. The school is situated on 18 acres (73,000 m2) of land in downtown Auburn, its campus includes the Auburn Performing Arts Center (PAC), The Auburn Swimming Pool, Auburn Memorial Stadium (also known as Troy Field) and the Administration Annex. Beginning with the 2014-2015 school year, staff and students will move into the new Auburn High School located at 711 East Main Street in Auburn. Construction of the new school building began in February, 2013, following the November, 2012 Bond Election, in which Auburn District voters authorized the selling of bonds to fund the new high school building. The entire school, excepting the PAC and the Autoshop building, will be replaced.

Academics[edit]

Auburn offers Advanced Placement classes in Biology, Calculus, Language & Composition, Literature & Composition, Spanish, U.S. History, European History, and U.S. Politics & Government.[3] Two foreign languages are taught- French, and Spanish- and they go up to the 7/8 (4th year) level.

AHS principal, Richard Zimmerman.

Activities[edit]

Wind Ensemble, Jazz Ensemble, The Trojan Marching Band, Annual (Invader), ASB / Class Officers, Auburn Actor's Guild, TREAD FIRST Robotics Club (Team #3219), Dance Team, Debate (Forensics), Manga Club, Math Club, Philm-U(Digital) Video Club, Teen Book Club, Gay Straight Alliance, Hacky Sack Club, Harry Potter Club, Interact Club, Key Club, Magic Club, Newspaper (Troy InVoice), DECA, FCCLA, FBLA, Japanese Club, Jewelry Club, Leadership, VICA Auto, VICA Culinary Arts, VICA Metals, VICA Woods, Fit Club, Weightlifting Club, French Club, National Honor Society, and Troy Crew.[4]

International Thespian Society[edit]

Auburn Senior High School has one of the oldest[when?] Troupes in the International Thespian Society. The oldest in the state of Washington, Troupe 17, is run at AHS, and has members joining and graduating every year.[citation needed]

Notable alumni[edit]

Athletics[edit]

Auburn moved to the SPSL (South Puget Sound League) 3A in the fall of 2006. After only two years in the SPSL 3A Auburn along with Auburn Riverside moved to back to 4A as of fall 2008. Auburn became part of the SPSL-North, returning to the same league they left after 2005.[citation needed]

Sports field at Auburn Senior High School

Sports offered at Auburn are:[citation needed] Boys Tennis, Boys Water Polo, Cross Country, Football, Girls Soccer, Girls Swimming/Diving, Golf, Volleyball, Boys Basketball, Boys Swimming/Diving, Girls Basketball, Gymnastics, Wrestling, Baseball, Boys Soccer, Girls Fastpitch, Girls Tennis, Girls' Water Polo, Lacrosse, Track and Field, and FIRST Robotics. Auburn High School has a Sports Medicine Program.[7]

An October 2007 video of cheerleader Cali Kaltschmidt getting trampled by the football team as she attempted to adjust the banner before they ran through during a game became a viral video. Cali got a "web redemption" in Season One of Tosh.0.[8]

The Trojan football and boys basketball teams have enjoyed great success and consistency under the leadership of long time athletic director Bob Jones, football coach Gordon Elliott and basketball coach Ryan Hansen.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Principal: Richard Zimmerman". Auburn.wednet.edu. Retrieved 2013-09-12. 
  2. ^ "Newspaper Staff (Troy Invoice)". Auburn.wednet.edu. Archived from the original on 2007-02-02. Retrieved 2013-09-12. 
  3. ^ "Advanced Placement". Archived from the original on 2008-12-20. Retrieved 2013-09-12. 
  4. ^ "Clubs". Archived from the original on 2011-11-02. Retrieved 2013-09-12. 
  5. ^ "About Chris". Governor.wa.gov. Archived from the original on 2011-02-24. Retrieved 2013-09-12. 
  6. ^ "Astronaut Bio: Dick Scobee". NASA. 
  7. ^ "Auburn High School - Home Of The Trojans". Auburn.wednet.edu. Archived from the original on 2011-06-13. Retrieved 2013-09-12. 
  8. ^ "Cheerleader Describes Being Trampled by High School Football Team - The Big Story w/ Gibson and Nauert". FOXNews.com. 2007-10-31. Retrieved 2013-09-12.