Bishop McDevitt High School (Harrisburg, Pennsylvania)
|Bishop McDevitt High School|
|1 Crusader Way
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, (Dauphin County), 17111
|Motto||Religione Sapientia Colitur
(In Religion's Garden Grows Wisdom)
|Religious affiliation(s)||Roman Catholic|
|Principal||Sister Mary Anne Bednar, I.H.M|
|Vice principal||Joseph Chiara|
|Chaplain||Fr. Raymond LaVoie|
|Student to teacher ratio||14:1|
|Color(s)||Blue and Vegas Gold|
|Rival||Harrisburg High School|
|Accreditation(s)||Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools|
|Newspaper||'The Twin Towers'|
|Director of Studies||Daniel Phillips|
|Director of Students||Robert Frey|
|Admissions Director||Jill Hanes|
|Athletic Director||Tom Mealy|
|Guidance Counseler||Sister Rose Anthony|
Bishop McDevitt High School is a private, coeducational Catholic high school of the Diocese of Harrisburg, located in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, United States. The school was founded in 1918 and renamed in 1957 to honor the memory of the Most Reverend Philip R. McDevitt, fourth bishop of Harrisburg and founder of the school. The current school is a Neo-Gothic structure, built in 1930, and was originally known as Harrisburg Catholic High School. Bishop McDevitt has an enrollment of over 850 students in grades 9th through 12th and around 60 full-time faculty. On January 7, 2013 the new Bishop McDevitt High School opened on 1 Crusader Way. It replaced the building at 2200 Market Street after 70 years.
Bishop McDevitt is a part of PIAA District III. McDevitt is known for its athletics especially the football team. Other sports at McDevitt include: Boys & Girls Basketball, Boys & Girls Soccer, Coed Cross Country, Coed Track & Field, Coed Golf, Field Hockey, Boys & Girls Tennis, Wrestling, Coed Swimming, Coed Bowling, Cheerleading, Ice Hockey, Baseball, Softball, and Lacrosse.
- 1995 State AA Football Champions
- 2005 & 2006 District 3 Football Champions
- 2009 State AA Boys Track & Field Champions
- 2010 District 3 Football Champions and State Runner-up
- 2010 Midpenn Champions Girls Track and Field
- 2011 & 2012 District 3 Football Champions and State Runner-up
- 2011 District 3 AA Girls Track & Field Champions
- 2011 Conference Undefeated Title Girls Track and Field
- 2011 Midpenn Champions Girls Track and Field
- 2012 District 3 AA Girls Soccer Champions
- Chimdi - great actor who starred in The Notebook
- BBF - professional librarian for the San Francisco 49ers
- Ursula Abbott (1994) - supporting roles in television (Law & Order: Criminal Intent) and film (Chapter 27)
- Michael Behe (1969) - an American biochemist and one of the leading intelligent design advocates.
- Aaron Berry (2006) - NFL cornerback Detroit Lions
- Margaret Carlson, née Bresnahan (c:a 1962) - journalist
- Don Falcone (1976) - American musician
- Jeremy McCarter (1994) - Broadway drama critic for New York magazine, now culture editor for NEWSWEEK
- LeRon McCoy (2000) - NFL wide receiver for the San Francisco 49ers
- LeSean McCoy (2006) - NFL running back for the Philadelphia Eagles
- Jaimie Thomas (2004) - NFL offensive lineman Indianapolis Colts
- Steven Pasquale (1995) - actor, Sean Garrity on FX's Rescue Me and star of Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem
- Nick LoPiccolo (2001) - Motion Picture Agent, Paradigm Talent Agency, represents actors Thomas Jane, Emilio Estevez, Olivia Holt, Derek Theler, Nolan Gerard Funk, Peter Franzen, Josephine Bornebusch and director/writers Jan de Bont, Phil Joanou, Step Up (film series) creator Duane Adler, Academy Award winning producers Gary Magness and Sarah Siegel-Magness as well as current New York Knicks forward Metta World Peace, the Detroit Pistons and IMDb
- Stephen R. Reed (1967) - longest serving Mayor of Harrisburg
- Ricky Watters (1987) - former San Francisco 49ers, Philadelphia Eagles, and Seattle Seahawks NFL running back
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