Granada Undivided High School

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Granada Undivided High School
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The school in 2013
Location
201 South Hoisington Street, Granada, Colorado
United States
Coordinates 38°03′35″N 102°18′20″W / 38.0597°N 102.30551°W / 38.0597; -102.30551Coordinates: 38°03′35″N 102°18′20″W / 38.0597°N 102.30551°W / 38.0597; -102.30551
Information
Type Public school
School district Granada Re-1
Grades Grades 7–12
Enrollment 120 students
Color(s) Green and white         
Athletics conference Arkansas Valley League
Mascot Bobcat

Granada Undivided High School is the high school serving Granada, Colorado. As of the 2004–05 school year, the school served 122 students in grades 7–12.[1]

As a school project, students have set up a museum with details about and artifacts from the Granada War Relocation Center.[2] John Hopper, a history teacher at the school, started a program in the early 1990s to educate students about the Japanese American internment camp situated near the community during World War II, gathering photos and interviewing those interned at the camps. Through the efforts of students and their Amache Preservation Society, the camp has been designated as a National Historic Landmark.[3] Students from the school have traveled around the state, educating students about the internment camp.[4]

Athletics[edit]

The Granada High School Bobcats compete in the Arkansas Valley League. The team colors are green and white.[5]

Despite the school's extremely small enrollment, the school's sports teams have earned recognition as state champions in multiple sports administered by the Colorado High School Activities Association:[6]

  • Baseball: 1991 (1A-2A) and 1995 (2A)[7]
  • Boys' Basketball: 1989 (A-II) and 1991 (1A)
  • Girls' Basketball: 1996 (1A)
  • Football: 1979, 1988 and 2006 (A-8). The Granada High School Bobcats won the 2006 Class A 8-man football state championship in triple overtime with a 47–46 win against Stratton Senior High School, after three previous championship game losses against Stratton.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Data for Granada Undivided High School, National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed July 23, 2007.
  2. ^ Granada Pioneer, National Park Service. Accessed July 23, 2007.
  3. ^ Frazier, Deborah. "Japanese-American recalls father held at Colorado camp", Rocky Mountain News, December 7, 2006. Accessed July 23, 2007. "Okubo said John Hopper, who became a history teacher at Granada High School about 15 years ago, transformed local attitudes about Camp Amache. Hopper said he wanted to give students a sense of local history, so they began gathering photos and interviewing Japanese-Americans who had been at Amache. We've taken our presentation to schools and colleges across Colorado, he said. It's controversial because some people still think it was the right thing to do. Hopper's students worked with Sen. Wayne Allard, R-Colo., Sen. Ken Salazar, D-Colo., and Rep. Marilyn Musgrave, R-Colo., to win National Historic Site designation."
  4. ^ "Students shed light on history of Camp Amache", Lamar Daily News, February 28, 2006. Accessed July 23, 2007.
  5. ^ Granada High School, Colorado High School Activities Association. Accessed July 23, 2007.
  6. ^ State Team Champions, Colorado High School Activities Association. Accessed July 23, 2007.
  7. ^ "Granada served trophy on plate Bobcats claw Dolores for title", The Gazette (Colorado Springs), May 14, 1995. Accessed July 23, 2007. "After winning the Class 2A state tournament Saturday, the Granada High School baseball team packed plenty of cargo for its 200-mile drive home to southeastern Colorado."
  8. ^ EDITORIAL: Go, go, Granada., The Pueblo Chieftain, November 28, 2006. Accessed July 23, 2007.

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