Bryan Station High School
|Bryan Station High School|
|201 Eastin Road
Lexington, KY, 40505
|Motto||Animo Et Fide
(By courage and faith.)
|School district||Fayette County Public Schools|
|Vice principal||John Barnes, Tammy Hopkins and Janice Wyatt-Ross|
|Enrollment||1,984 (Nov. 2010)|
|Color(s)||Green █, Gold █ and Navy Blue █|
|Team name||Defenders and Lady Defenders|
Bryan Station High School, founded in 1958, is a high school within the Fayette County Public Schools system in Lexington, Kentucky. During the 2006-2007 school year, students were moved to their newly built school known as Bryan Station High. The school was named for Bryan Station, an 18th-century pioneer settlement. The school mascot is the Defender in reference to the defense of the settlement during the American Revolutionary War.
The Defenders support 15 different sports teams including football, basketball, soccer, baseball, wrestling, rowing, skiing, softball, volleyball, tennis, swimming and track and field. The Defenders' football team won the 1971 2A title. The Defenders' boys track team took home titles in 1971, 1975, and 1979-83 while the Lady Defenders' track team won titles in 1976-79, 1981–82, and 1987–88. Athletic teams typically play against other teams from Fayette County, including Henry Clay High School, Lafayette High School, Paul Laurence Dunbar High School, and Tates Creek High School.
Air Force Junior ROTC
Bryan Station is home to Air Force Junior Reserve Office Training Corps detachment Ky-041.
New school building
In 2004, Bryan Station was granted the right to start construction on a new school building. The school was finished in December 2006, and is now in use. It is the largest high school facility in the state of Kentucky.
- Scotty Baesler – Politician; former mayor of Lexington and congressman.
- Dermontti Dawson – Former NFL player with the Pittsburgh Steelers; member of the 2012 induction class of the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
- Doug Flynn - former Major League Baseball infielder. Likely best remembered as one of the players the Cincinnati Reds shipped to the New York Mets in the infamous "Midnight Massacre."
- Jack Givens – Former University of Kentucky and NBA player.
- Teresa Isaac – Politician; former mayor of Lexington.
- Frank LeMaster - Linebacker with the National Football League's Philadelphia Eagles from 1974 to 1982.
- Shelvin Mack – Current NBA player with the Washington Wizards.
- Eric Shelton - College Star and NFL player
- Melvin Turpin – Former University of Kentucky and NBA player.
- Hank Rippetoe (July 8, 2013). "Kentucky Football History: The Charlie Bradshaw Years Part One - Setting the context of the times". SB Nation.
- "Lexington's Dawson thrilled to be elected to Pro Football Hall of Fame". Lexington Herald-Leader. February 6, 2012.
- Don Collins (August 6, 1976). "Doug Flynn Makes the Major Leagues". The Daily News (Kentucky). p. 25.
- "Frank LeMaster". Maher Sports Media.