Glenelg High School

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Glenelg High School
Glenelg Sign.jpg
"To work together as a community to achieve excellence in all we do."
Address
14025 Burntwoods Road
Glenelg, Maryland, 21737
USA
Coordinates 39°16′31″N 77°00′07″W / 39.2752°N 77.0020°W / 39.2752; -77.0020Coordinates: 39°16′31″N 77°00′07″W / 39.2752°N 77.0020°W / 39.2752; -77.0020
Information
Opened 1958
School district Howard County Public Schools
Principal Mr. Karl Schindler
Grades 9–12
Language English
Hours in school day 7
Campus Rural
Campus size 22.78 acres (92,200 m2) MD Property Database
School colour(s) Grey, White, Black, and Red

                   

Fight song "Hail To Glenelg (Minnesota Rouser)"
Mascot Gladiators
Team name Gladiators, girls teams are known as Lady Glads
Rival River Hill High School
Marriotts Ridge High School
Newspaper The Shield
Yearbook The Palindrome
Tuition free (government funded)
Feeder schools Glenwood Middle School,
Folly Quarter Middle School
Website

Glenelg High School is located in the "west side" portion of Howard County, Maryland. The second high school in Howard County, after Howard High School, Glenelg opened its doors in 1958.[1] The school is named for Glenelg, a postal village named after Glenelg Manor, which in turn was named after the town of Glenelg, Scotland.[2]The original county championship trophy was called the "Elgard," a combination of the names of both county schools.

The building itself has gone through many changes over the years to cope with the growing population of the west side of Howard County, including the addition of seven portable classrooms, which have since become permanent, a new drama/music wing, and most recently[when?] construction on a new science wing and addition to the cafeteria have been finished.

The school is located just west of Maryland Route 32, south of Interstate 70, and east of Maryland Route 97. It is located within residential developments, roads, and trees.

Academic Success[edit]

Glenelg High School has a current student body of just over 1200. Glenelg was recently[when?] ranked as the 743rd school in the nation by Newsweek's Top 1500 Schools list.[3]

Athletics[edit]

Glenelg High School has won the following state championships & achievements:

Baseball[edit]

  • 1983 State Champions (1st Howard County Team to ever win States in Baseball)
  • 1993 State Champions
  • 1998 State Champions
  • 1999 State Champions [4]

Basketball[edit]

  • 2001 – Girls' Basketball [5]

Field Hockey[edit]

  • 2010 - Fall
  • 2011 - Fall
  • 2012 - Fall

Cross-Country[edit]

  • 2007 - Boys Cross-Country State Champions Fall

Golf[edit]

(Added as a sport in 2005)

  • 2007

Ice Hockey[edit]

  • 2010 Maryland State Champions
  • 2005 Howard Cup Champions
  • 2008 Howard Cup Champions
  • 2009 Howard Cup Champions
  • 2010 Howard Cup Champions
  • 2012 Alumni Cup Finalists

Indoor Track[edit]

  • 2005 - Boys

Lacrosse[edit]

  • 2005 - Girls
  • 2007 - Boys
  • 2008 - Girls
  • 2008 - Boys
  • 2011 - Boys

Soccer[edit]

  • 2008 – Girls' Soccer
  • 2007 – Girls' Soccer [6]
  • 1993 - Boys Soccer
  • 1997 – Boys' Soccer, [7]

Volleyball[edit]

  • 2005 – Volleyball [8]

Wrestling[edit]

  • 2008 - Tournament Champions
  • 2010 - Duel Champions

ELGARD bowl[edit]

The ELGARD bowl is a football game played once a year between Glenelg and Howard High School. The bowl features the last three letters of each schools name in its title. Glenelg and Howard are the two oldest high schools in Howard County, and the winner gets to keep the ELGARD statue, a bull, at their school for the year. Glenelg won the Elgard trophy in 2009, 2010, and 2011. Howard won 2012.

School Spirit[edit]

Glenelg's school spirit includes the distinctive use of cowbells at sporting events, stemming from the high school's early history, when bells on the cows from the farm adjacent to the athletic fields could be heard during games. This is mainly practiced by the parents of graduating seniors on the football team or part of the Marching Unit.

Bands and Marching Unit[edit]

Led by Barry Enzman, Glenelg's Marching Unit and Jazz and Symphonic Bands have earned superior ratings in all competitions for 37 years to date. Such competitions include annual and biannual competitions across the East Coast and in Europe. In March 2013, the symphonic band broke its own Howard County record by receiving all superior ratings from all 4 judges in the District 8 adjudication.[9] The band was selected to march in the 1984 Presidential Inauguration Parade, but the parade was cancelled due to severe cold weather. Volunteers from the Symphonic Band regularly fill out Glenelg's Orchestra, Pit Band, and provide accompaniment for the chorus and madrigals during performances. Members of the band have appeared at televised It's Academic competitions to show support for Glenelg's team.[10]

The Silks Squad is led by Diane Bissell-Hodges. The Drill Team is led by Terry Newsome.

Orchestra[edit]

Glenelg's string orchestra is led by Kevin George.

Choir[edit]

Glenelg's choral department includes the Madrigal Singers, Women's Choir, Men's Choir, and Concert Choir. Led by Ross Rawlings, they have received Superior and Excellent ratings at national festivals for over twenty years.[citation needed]

Extracurricular Activities[edit]

Glenelg's FIRST Robotics Team 888 is led and mentored by Dean Sheridan. The Team's alliance has came in 1st in 2002 at the Western Michigan Regional and in 2007 at the Battle of Baltimore. Glenelg's policy debate team was the first in Howard County history to attend the National Catholic Forensic League's Grand National Tournament held in Albany in the spring of 2009. [11]

Students[edit]

Student population[12]
2008 1,185
2007 1,180
2006 1,200
2005 1,278
2004 1,180
2003 1,150
2002 1,073
2001 1,021
2000 972
1999 941
1998 901
1997 871
1996 1,097
1995 1,052
1994 1,037
1993 1,007

Notable alumni[edit]

Image gallery[edit]

External links[edit]

References and notes[edit]