Bluefield High School

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Not to be confused with Bluefield High School (Prince Edward Island)
Bluefield High School
Address
535 West Cumberland Road
Bluefield, West Virginia 24701
Information
School type AA
Motto "We Believe"
School board Mercer County Public Schools
Superintendent Debra Akers
School number 5100
Administrator Sabrina Morrison/Kim Miller
Principal Michael Collins
Vice principal Michael Morgan
Enrollment 651 (2005-2006)
Language English
Color(s) Maroon and White
Mascot Beaver
Team name Bluefield Beavers
Website

Bluefied High School (BHS) is a public secondary school in Bluefield, West Virginia, United States. It is part of Mercer County Public Schools and is located on 535 West Cumberland Road. As of the 2005-2006 school year, enrollment is 651 students.

  • The Alma Mater is set to the tune of "Aura Lea"
Bluefield High School hail to thee.
Spirit of our youth
Inspiration here we've found: wisdom, strength, and truth.
Bluefield High, Bluefield High,
and song we raise to thee,
in thy name we grasp the stars
and always loyal be.

School Fight Song is to the tune of "On Wisconsin" with lyrics tailored to the schools mascot - The Beaver.

Achievements[edit]

  • Sports teams currently play in the WVSSAC at the AA level.
  • Bluefield High School Beavers football Champions in 1959, 1962, 1965, 1967, 1975, 1984, 1997, 2004, 2007, and 2009.
  • State Boys Basketball Champions in 1995, 1996, and 2013.
  • State Bowling Champions in 1992
  • State Golf Champions in 1996 & 1997.
  • State Boys Tennis Champions in 1998, 2000, 2001, 2002.
  • State Girls Tennis Champions in 2007.
  • Brandon Eldridge won the first Wrestling championship in school history in 2013.
  • Girls Swimming team 1999 runner-up to state championship.
  • Boys Soccer team were Regional Champions for the first time in school history in 2012.
  • The Bluefield Beaver Band has won many awards under the direction of Melton Saunders (1980—2007) and Bobby Jenks (2007-2011). In addition to the awards the band received under Renae Mailot from 1977-1979 at Elon College and Logan band festival.

Bluefield High School has more state championships for all sports than any other AA school in West Virginia.

The classic "Beaver/Graham" football game is the biggest event each year for the two Bluefields. This game between cross-city rivals Bluefield High School and Graham High School and is the area's largest sporting event. It is held at Mitchell Stadium, which is within West Virginia by a mere 500 feet. It is the home stadium for both schools throughout the season. In 1991, the two schools were featured on the ESPN show Scholastic Sports America as having one of the largest high school football rivalries on the East coast. With average crowds of at least ten thousand, the game is the talk of the town year after year. Beaver holds a winning record over Graham 62-23-2.

"Border Clash" or "Border War" between the Cougars of Pulaski County High School (Dublin, Virginia) ranked as the second largest and competitive out of state rivalry for Bluefield Beavers Football. Pulaski County leads 9-7 with nine wins under former West Virginia High School Coach Joel Hicks.

John F. Nash (Nobel Prize Winner) graduated from Bluefield High School in 1945. He was portrayed by Russell Crowe in the movie A Beautiful Mind."

The school built a new library in 1998 that was later named after long-time librarian Mary Chmara.

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