East Lansing High School
|East Lansing High School|
|509 Burcham Dr.
East Lansing, Michigan, Ingham County, 48823
|School district||East Lansing Public Schools|
|Color(s)||Navy and White
The school, located about a mile north of the Michigan State University campus, was originally built in 1956 after moving from the current Hannah Community Center facility. Since the year 2000, the school has undergone remodeling with the addition of several new wings and restoration of the old ones. The construction was completed in the summer of 2005, and the remodeled school was dedicated in September 2005. The school's official mascot is the Trojan and its colors are navy blue and white. The athletic teams compete as members of the Capital Area Activities Conference.
The school district that is now East Lansing Public Schools was established in 1900, seven years before the city of East Lansing itself. All grade levels were taught in the original Central School, which was built in 1901. When that building burned down in 1916, classes were held in the old Peoples Church building until a second Central School could be built.
The first High School building was completed in 1926 at 819 Abbott Road. When the current high school building opened in 1956, the former school became the East Lansing Junior High School. It closed for renovation in 1968, and reopened as the John A. Hannah Middle School. The building is now a community center.
- U.S. News & World Report Silver Medal in Best High Schools for 2008, 2009, and 2010, designated for schools rated in the top 3% of high schools in the nation.
- In 2009, Newsweek magazine ranked East Lansing High School as the 7th best high school in the state of Michigan.
- East Lansing High School's yearbook Ceniad has won the National Pacemaker Award from the National Scholastic Press Association seven times: 1997, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2004, and 2007.
Notable graduates or attendees of the school include:
- Spencer Abraham: Former U.S. Senator and U.S. Secretary of Energy.
- Amy (Taran) Astley: Editor-in-chief, Teen Vogue magazine.
- Charles Bachman: Received the ACM Turing Award in 1973 for "his outstanding contributions to database technology". Elected a Distinguished Fellow of the British Computer Society in 1977 for his pioneering work in database systems. He is listed in the Database Hall of Fame.
- Judi Brown(-King): World champion 400 m hurdler: 1983 Pan-American Games gold medalist, 1984 Olympic silver medalist, four-time US Outdoor Track & Field Champion (1984–87), 1987 Sports Illustrated Sportsman of the Year.
- Jeff Brubaker: WHA and NHL player for the (New England) Hartford Whalers, Montreal Canadiens, Calgary Flames, Toronto Maple Leafs, Edmonton Oilers, New York Rangers, and Detroit Red Wings, 1978–89.
- Timothy Busfield: Actor on Broadway, in movies (Revenge of the Nerds, Field of Dreams) and television (Thirtysomething, The West Wing). Emmy Award winner.
- Sam Green: Filmmaker whose documentary The Weather Underground was nominated for an Academy Award in 2004.
- Daniel Gross: Author of five books and journalist who has written for Slate and The New York Times, been a Senior Editor and economics columnist at Newsweek, and now is an editor at Yahoo! Finance.
- Matt Hubbard: producer of Willie Nelson's Grammy-nominated Rainbow Connection, has worked with Jessica Simpson, Gillian Welch, Ray Price, Fastball, Billy Bob Thornton, and World Idol winner Kurt Nilsen and is a musician in jam-band supergroup 7 Walkers with Bill Kreutzmann, drummer from The Grateful Dead.
- Lela Ivey: Actress (The Purple Rose of Cairo, Edge of Night).
- Brad Jones: Football linebacker for the Green Bay Packers.
- Martin Kierszenbaum, aka Cherry Cherry Boom Boom, B. Recluse, K-Bomb, Hennesy Williams, MK Chilly Dog, and Robots to Mars: Head of A&R at Interscope Records. Songwriter, producer, and A&R for Lady Gaga, Sting, and many others.
- Steve Maidlow: NFL player for the Cincinnati Bengals and Buffalo Bills, 1983–87.
- Todd Martin: Tennis player who was ranked as high as No. 3 in the world at peak of his career.
- Julie Mehretu: Artist whose paintings were included in the 2004 Whitney Biennial; recipient of MacArthur "Genius" Award in 2005.
- Drew Miller: Professional ice hockey winger for the Detroit Red Wings.
- Ryan Miller: Hobey Baker winner at MSU, NHL goalie for the Buffalo Sabres, an NHL All-Star in 2007, and goalie for the U.S. hockey team in the 2010 Winter Olympics.
- Taylor Nichols: Actor in movies (The Air That I Breathe) and television (The Mind of the Married Man), and others.
- Larry Page: CEO and co-founder of Google Inc. and the 13th richest person in America in 2012 according to Forbes magazine.
- Ben Poquette: NBA player for the Detroit Pistons, Utah Jazz, Cleveland Cavaliers and Chicago Bulls, 1978–87.
- Susan May Pratt: Actress who starred in several films including 10 Things I Hate about You and Center Stage.
- Eric B. Schoomaker: Lieutenant General and 42nd Surgeon General of the United States Army and Commanding General, United States Army Medical Command.
- Peter J. Schoomaker: Four-Star General and 35th Chief of Staff of the United States Army.
- Nate Silver: Noted sabermetrician who invented PECOTA; creator of the political blog FiveThirtyEight, now published by The New York Times. One ofTIME Magazine's World's 100 Most Influential People in 2009.
- Larisa Spielberg: U.S. pairs figure skating bronze medalist in 2000.
State and national championship teams
- 1936 State Class B Tennis Champion
- 1936 State Class B Golf Champion
- 1938 State Class B Tennis Champion
- 1940 State Class B Track & Field Champion
- 1941 State Class B Track & Field Champion
- 1941 State Class B Golf Champion
- 1948 State Class B Golf Champion
- 1951 State Class B Tennis Champion
- 1958 State Class B Basketball
- 1959 State Class B-C-D Swimming & Diving Champion
- 1967 State Class A Cross Country
- 1981 State Open Class Skiing Champion
- 1983 State Class A Golf Champion
- 1987 State Class A Soccer Champion
- 1987 State Class A Swimming & Diving Champion
- 1991 State Class A Football
- 1993 State Class A Golf Champion
- 1998 State Class A Track & Field Champion
- 2000 State Division II Golf Champion
- 2002 State Division 2 Soccer Champion
- 2005 State Division 2 Soccer Champion
- 2007 State Division 2 Tennis Champion
- 2008 State Division 2 Tennis Champion
- 2011 State Division 2 Track & Field Champion
- 1973 State Open Class Swimming Champion
- 1974 State Open Class Swimming Champion
- 1975 State Open Class Swimming Champion
- 1975 State Division 2 Tennis Champion
- 1976 State Class A Swimming & Diving Champion
- 1977 State Class A Swimming & Diving Champion
- 1978 State Class A Swimming & Diving Champion
- 1987 State Open Class Golf Champion
- 1992 State Class A Golf Champion
- 1997 State Division 2 Tennis Champion
- 2009 State Division 2 Track & Field Champion
- 2010 State Class A Basketball Champion
- 2011 State Division 2 Track & Field Champion
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- 1991–1992 State Varsity Class A Champion
- 1992 State Novice Champion
- 1992–1993 State Varsity Class A Champion
- 1994–1995 State Varsity Class A Champion
- 1998–1999 State Varsity Class A Champion
- 1999–2000 State Varsity Class A Champion
- 2007 State Class A Quiz Bowl Champion (finished tied for 13th in national tournament)
- 2008 State Class A Quiz Bowl Champion (finished 5th in national tournament)
- 2006 State Grand Champions
- 2007 State Grand Champions
- 2008 State Grand Champions
East Lansing's main rival is the Okemos High School Chieftains.
- 2010 Enrollment per Newsweek
- Forsyth, Kevin S. "East Lansing – Central School". A Brief History of East Lansing, Michigan. Retrieved 2008-10-12.
- "Highlights of East Lansing's First 100 years, 1907–2007". City of East Lansing. Retrieved 2008-10-12.[dead link]
- Newsweek Best High Schools
- IMDB Timothy Busfield
- IMDB Sam Green
- Gross senior editor and columnist at Newsweek
- IMDB Lela Ivey
- Drew Miller, Red Wings - Stats - NHL.com - Players
- IMDB Taylor Nichols
- 2012 Forbes 400 ranking [retrieved 9/20/2012].
- IMDB Susan Pratt
- *Derek Wallbank, "E.L. native's predictions pitch politics a curveball: Applying baseball stats analysis creates buzz around 30-year-old", Lansing State Journal, July 5, 2008.
- Stein, Joel. "The World's Most Influential People – The 2009 TIME 100". TIME. Retrieved 2009-05-08.
- Team Champions | Boys Tennis | MHSAA Sports
- Boys Golf | MHSAA Sports
- Team Champions | Boys Track & Field | MHSAA Sports
- Yearly Champions | Boys Basketball | MHSAA Sports
- Team Champions | Boys Swimming & Diving | MHSAA Sports
- Team Champions | Boys Cross Country | MHSAA Sports
- Yearly Champions | Boys Skiing | MHSAA Sports
- Yearly Champions | Boys Soccer | MHSAA Sports
- Yearly Champions | Football | MHSAA Sports
- Team Champions | Girls Swimming & Diving | MHSAA Sports
- Team Champions | Girls Tennis | MHSAA Sports
- Girls golf
- Team Champions | Girls Track & Field | MHSAA Sports
- Yearly Champions | Girls Basketball | MHSAA Sports
- National Academic Quiz Tournament, 2007.
- National Academic Quiz Tournament, 2008.
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