GlenOak High School
|GlenOak High School|
|1801 Schneider St. NE
Canton, Ohio, 44721
|School district||Plain Local School District|
|Color(s)||Forest Green & Vegas Gold
|Website||GlenOak High School|
GlenOak High School is located in Plain Township, Stark County, Ohio. The school derives its name from the combination of the former Glenwood and Oakwood high schools, which were merged in 1975. The school has an enrollment of approximately 2,300 students from grades 9–12.
Plain Local finished construction of the new GlenOak Community Campus for the 2006–2007 school year, a high school with a public library situated within the building. Designed by architects Perkins+Will, it incorporates an 'academy' design. Seven academies are within the school, as following:
- 9th Grade Academy
- Arts and Communication Academy
- Business and Marketing Academy
- Environmental Sciences Academy
- Health Sciences Academy
- Human Services Academy
- Industrial and Engineering Academy
- Freshman Arts Program
The Community Campus includes an incorporated public library, a video studio, a 900-seat theater with balcony, and a blackbox. It also sports two gymnasiums, the main gym and a smaller auxiliary gym, softball and baseball fields and a new multi-purpose stadium with Field Turf, named "Bob Commings Field". The stadium enhancements are being funded privately through community support. Design of permanent facilities within the stadium were completed in 2008 and an outdoor learning lab is being built near the main retention pond. An adjacent property was bought by Plain Township to be converted to a park, and walking trails from the park will wind through the campus. Also, Mercy Medical center has set up an urgent care facility within the GlenOak Campus. Additional partnerships are being considered, such as partnerships with colleges and universities.
Clubs and activities
The school's Latin Club functions as a local chapter of both the Ohio Junior Classical League (OJCL) and National Junior Classical League (NJCL). The school's GSA club was created in the 2011-2012 school year by two juniors.
GlenOak is part of the Federal League, an athletic conference that includes the nearby schools of Green High School, Jackson High School, Lake High, McKinley High, North Canton Hoover High, and Perry High.
The school nickname is the Golden Eagle and the mascot is Ernie the Eagle. This, too, represents a combination of the former Glenwood and Oakwood high school traditions. Prior to the merger of those schools in 1975, Glenwood's teams were known as the Eagles, with school colors of red and blue, while Oakwood's were the Golden Raiders, with school colors of green and gold. When the schools were merged to form GlenOak, the mascot became the Golden Eagle, while Oakwood's school colors were retained. (Similarly, the district's former junior high school teams were once known as the Taft Senators and the Middlebranch Diamonds. Those names were discontinued when the district applied the "Golden Eagle" nickname and colors to all schools in the 1980s. Taft and Middlebranch—the latter the original high school in the district—became elementary schools in 2006 as Glenwood and Oakwood became middle schools). The boys basketball team qualified for the OHSAA Final Four in 2007 led by All-American Kosta Koufos. The football team qualified for the OHSAA Playoffs during coach Scott Garcias(Class of 1987) first 3 years advancing to the regional finals in 2008. The Boys Cross Country team, under Head Coach Bryan Krosse, went to the state tournament in 2009. They finished in 6th place being led by Kyle Esber, Jackson Zaremba, and All-American Christian Jones. 
Ohio High School Athletic Association State Championships
- Boys Baseball – 1995, 1996 
- Girls Basketball – 1989 
- Girls Cross Country – 1988 
- Girls Swimming – 1982 
Other athletic accomplishments
- Diana Al-Hadid, world-famous sculptor, currently living in Brooklyn, New York. (Class of 1998)
- Bobby Cutts Jr. convicted murderer in the nationally infamous murder trial of Jesse Davis
- Dan Dierdorf, former American football player, NFL Hall of Famer, and current television sportscaster
- Penny Dreadful of the Heavy metal band Chet Goes To The Zoo
- Brian Hartline, Current Wide Receiver for the Miami Dolphins NFL (Class of 2005)
- Dustin Fox, current NFL Free Agent (Class of 2001)
- Tim Fox, former American football player, New England Patriots
- Joshua Jay, award-winning Magician (Class of 1999)
- Kosta Koufos, 2007 McDonald's All-American, Ohio State University. Utah Jazz. Minnesota Timberwolves(Class of 2007)
- Bryce Winkler, 2014 Y-Ball Champ, Self-Proclaimed Goat, Dr. Pepper Aficionado (Class of 2016)
- Michael Greenwell, Recipient of the 2013 Outstanding Young Manufacturing Engineer Award for technological advances in Hydraulic Shearing (Class of 2012)
- Marilyn Manson, (born Brian Warner), leader of the band Marilyn Manson (Class of 1987)
- C. J. McCollum (born 1991), 2013 First Round draft pick of the Portland Trail Blazers of the National Basketball Association
- Mark Murphy (born 1958), Hall of Fame American football player for the Green Bay Packers
- Brian Pittman, Current bassist for the metal band Inhale Exhale and former bassist for the Christian rock band Relient K
- Christina Romer, Professor of Economics at the University of California, Berkeley and designated Chair of the Council of Economic Advisers at the start of the Obama administration
- Sean Kelley, lead singer of Sean Kelley and The Ohio Jukes
- Justin Mobilian, 2014 800M outdoor track & field Olympic qualifier (Class of 2011)
- Kenny Black, 2007 American Rockstar Karaoke Master
Notes and references
- "Executive Board Pre-File Application". OhioJCL.org - June 2007. Internet Archive: Wayback Machine. 2010. Archived from the original on June 17, 2007. Retrieved August 16, 2010.
- "OJCL Constitution". OhioJCL.org - July 2002. Internet Archive: Wayback Machine. 2010. Archived from the original on July 21, 2002. Retrieved August 16, 2010. "... by paying both OJCL annual chapter dues and any annual chapter membership dues required by NJCL."
- "GlenOak Boys Cross Country". Retrieved 22 April 2014.
- "Cross Country Archived State Tournament Results". Retrieved 22 April 2014.
- Yappi. "Yappi Sports Baseball". Retrieved 2007-02-12.
- OHSAA. "Ohio High School Athletic Association Web site". Retrieved 2006-12-31.
- OHSSCA. "Ohio High School Swim Coaches' Association-Girls Swimming State Champions". Retrieved 2007-03-08.[dead link]
- OHSSCA. "Ohio High School Swim Coaches' Association-Boys Water Polo State Champions". Retrieved 2007-03-08.[dead link]
- OHSSCA. "Ohio High School Swim Coaches' Association-Girls Water Polo State Champions". Retrieved 2007-03-08.[dead link]