Crescent Heights High School (Calgary, Alberta)
|Crescent Heights High School|
|1019 1st Street N.W.
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
|School board||Calgary Board of Education|
|School type||Public secondary|
|Colours||Navy, Red, and White|
|Enrollment||1800+ (Aug 2014)|
|Communities served||Crescent Heights|
Crescent Heights High School is a high school with approximately 2000 students in grades 10-12 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. The school is part of the Calgary Board of Education's public school system.
In 1915, Crescent Heights High School was called Crescent Heights Collegiate Institute, and was located in what is now Balmoral School. By 1919, enrollment at CHHS was 980 students. The current building was erected in 1928 for a cost of $275,000. It was extensively renovated in 1985-86, with a second full-size gymnasium added, and the original gymnasium converted into a student centre. The basement lunch room was converted into a theatre.
- The first principal of Crescent Heights from 1915-1935 was William Aberhart, later Premier of Alberta.
- Another early teacher was Douglas Scott Harkness, who commanded an Anti-Tank Regiment of the Royal Canadian Artillery in the Second World War and served as Minister of National Defence after the war.
- Mabel Giles (who was also a Crescent alumna) came back to teach for 43 years before retiring in 1996.
- Tegan and Sara Quin - Indie rock/New Wave/Indie Pop musicians
- Doris Anderson - Former editor of Chatelaine magazine.
- Paul Brandt - Country music artist 
- Rizwan Manji - Known as Rajiv on the famous show Outsourced on NBC
- Tommy Chong - Comedian/Actor 
- Thomas Glenn - GRAMMY Award-winning operatic tenor. 
- Jamie Fooks - Musician (Jane Vain and the Dark Matter)
- Breanne Graham - Won bronze medal for Canada in the Women's World Cup of Wrestling in 2003. 
- Eric Greif - Lawyer and entertainment personality
- Ralph Klein - left CHHS and later went to Viscount Bennett
- Emily M. Keeler - arts journalist and editor of Little Brother Magazine, who in September of 2013 interviewed David Gilmour (writer).
- Sean Cheesman - International dance choreographer
- Ken Taylor - Former Canadian ambassador to Iran, who helped several Americans escape during the Iran hostage crisis.
- Peter Yan - Buckshot Show theme song co-writer. 
- 82 CHHS students are recognized by a memorial and simulated eternal flame in the school foyer as having given their lives in military service in the Second World War.
- "Cornerstones: Crescent Heights High School". Cornerstones (Calgary Public Library). Retrieved 2000-05-28.[dead link]
- "Crescent Heights High School". SchoolNet GrassRoots Program (Industry Canada). Retrieved 2000-05-28.
- "GRAMMYs Past Winners Search". The Recording Academy.
- Aylward, Mike (2005). "Women's Championship Cup of Wrestling Preview -". Lakehead University. Retrieved 2000-05-28.
- "Graham Claims Bronze Medal at Prestigious World University Wrestling Championships". Canadian Interuniversity Sport. 2006-06-08. Retrieved 2000-05-28.
- Class of 1980, as shown in the class photos on the second floor
- Sean Cheeseman, ctv.ca
- canadiansoldiers.com listing of CHHS Fatal Casualties in the Second World War
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