Firestone High School
|Firestone High School|
|333 Rampart Avenue
Akron, Ohio 44313
|School district||Akron Public Schools|
|Color(s)||Green and Gold|
|Athletics conference||Akron City Series|
Harvey S. Firestone High School is a public high school located on the northwest side of Akron, Ohio. It is one of seven high schools in the Akron Public Schools district. The high school currently offers programs such as The Akron School for the Arts, International Baccalaureate Program, and Advanced Placement classes. Opened in 1963, Firestone is named after the founder of the Firestone Tire and Rubber Company, Harvey Firestone. Firestone has been named as one of the top 1,000 public high schools in the United States for its AP and IB programs by Newsweek in 2003, 2005, 2006, and 2007.
Ohio High School Athletic Association State Championships
- Boys Swimming - 1999 (public), 2000, 2002
Some notable alumni of Firestone are:
- Joseph Arthur, singer-songwriter-artist
- Dan Auerbach, guitarist and vocalist for The Black Keys
- Patrick Carney, drummer for The Black Keys
- Phil "Flip" Boggs, gold-medal winner in springboard diving in the 1976 Olympic Games
- Angie Everhart, model, actress
- Mark Gangloff, 2004 and 2008 Olympic gold medalist in swimming
- Chrissie Hynde, leader of the band The Pretenders
- Melina Kanakaredes, actress
- Judith Resnik, astronaut who flew her first flight on Discovery and was killed during the failed final flight of the Challenger shuttle in 1986; she was the second American woman in space, and second Jewish astronaut
- Mark Schubert, head of the United States Swim Team
- Pop singer/actress Rachel Sweet attended Firestone High in the 1970s and mentioned the school in the lyrics of the song "Who Does Lisa Like?" on her 1978 album "Fool Around"
- Craig Yoe, publisher and designer
Notes and references
- OHSAA. "Ohio High School Athletic Association Web site". Retrieved 2006-12-31.
- OHSSCA. "Ohio High School Swim Coaches' Association-Boys Swimming State Champions". Retrieved 2007-03-08.[dead link]
- CBS Sunday Morning http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xna6nuDlq0Q
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