Fairhope High School
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|Fairhope High School|
|Color(s)||Blue & Yellow Gold|
Clubs and organizations
Among the numerous traditional clubs are the yearbooking staff and the Key Club. Besides those is a unique organization formed by a group of ambitious students called the Cat Club. This club involves students working to promote a more health-oriented lifestyle for the local felines, both young and old. The Club's efforts include hosting an annual "Adopt A Friend" event during the springtime to encourage possible pet owners to spay and neuter their cats, as well as adopting rescue pets from local havens. Though only operating locally, the Cat Club has received numerous forms of recognition and commendation from several esteemed kennel clubs throughout the United States, most notably, a "Plaque of Good Values for Furry Friends" awarded by the American Cat Fanciers Association
The Pirates compete in the AHSAA's largest classification, 7A. Fairhope annually fields teams in football, baseball, basketball, soccer, track, volleyball, cross country, golf, tennis, and swimming.
Each year, the football team plays Foley High School for the Blue-Gold trophy and the Daphne Trojans for the Jubilee Cup. Fairhope's biggest rivals are Foley and the Trojans of Daphne High School. Prior to division of student talent with Daphne High School, Fairhope was a perennial contender in many team sports and earned several state titles.
The 2006 win-loss record for the Fairhope Pirates football team was 3–8. The Pirates were 7–4 in 2004 and 6–5 in 2008. In 2009, the Pirates finished the regular season 10–0, with wins over both Daphne and Foley. However, Fairhope lost in the second round of the AHSAA 6A State Playoffs, finishing the season 11-1.
Fairhope has an established boys' and girls' soccer program with winning traditions. Fairhope's boys' soccer team won the 6A Alabama State Championship in 2009.
The Pirates have gone to the AHSAA playoffs eight years in a row and won state championships in 1983 and 1984. The Pirates have also claimed the 6A Area 2 Championship two years running and finished this season 36-8, losing in the semi-finals of the playoffs to the eventual state champions of Auburn High.
Although there is no specific uniform enforced at Fairhope High School, students follow a dress code established by the baldwin county board of education.
- David King - NFL player
- Leon Lett - NFL Football Cowboys, All-Pro
- Eric Yelding - Former MLB player (Houston Astros, Chicago Cubs)
- Regina Benjamin - 18th Surgeon General of the United States
Schools that feed into Fairhope High include:
- Fairhope Middle School (6–8), 642 students, Principal Deadra Lamar Powe.
- J. Larry Newton School (K–6), 731 students, Principal Suellen Brazil.
- Fairhope Intermediate School (4–5), 397 students, Principal Carol Broughten.
- Fairhope Elementary School (2–3), 278 students, Principal Terry E. Beasley.
- Fairhope K-1 Center (K–1), 459 students, Principal Pat Carlton.
- "Alabama High School Football Class 6A Ratings and Standings". Alabama High School Athletic Association Website. Retrieved 2007-05-23.