Hamtramck High School
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|Hamtramck High School|
|School district||Hamtramck Public Schools|
|Color(s)||Maroon and White|
|Athletics conference||Metro Conference|
|Accreditation||North Central Association|
Hamtramck High School was originally located on Wyandotte and Hewitt Streets.
In 1925 655 students attended Hamtramck High School. JoEllen McNergney Vinyard, author of For Faith and Fortune: The Education of Catholic Immigrants in Detroit, 1805-1925, wrote that Hamtramck High had "substantially more students than were in all of Detroit's Polish Catholic high schools combined."
In 1970 it moved to the former Copernicus Junior Middle School.
Hamtramck High School offers four AP classes as well as STEM, Science Olympiads, and Math Olympiads
As of 2010, Hamtramck High School received excellent reviews from many foundations including the Martha G. Scott Foundation and Science and Engineering Fair of Metropolitan Detroit (SEFMD). Hamtramck High School has been also been awarded many grants including a Grant from General Motors in 2010. In 2010 a student from Hamtramck High received the prestigious and highly exclusive Scholarship, the Bill Gates Scholarship.
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As of 2010 there were 200 fourth-year students (seniors).
- Ike Blessitt, former MLB player (Detroit Tigers)
- John Brisker, former NBA player declared legally dead after going missing in Uganda.
- Willie Fleming, former professional Canadian Football League player and member of the Canadian Football Hall of Fame.
- Julius Franks, former American football player, first African-American All-American at Michigan
- Rudy Tomjanovich, former player and coach for the Houston Rockets of the NBA
- Cass Michaels, former MLB player (Chicago White Sox, Washington Senators, St. Louis Cardinals, Philadelphia Athletics)
- Fred S. Wojtalik, manager of NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory Program and the Observatory Projects Office, Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, Alabama; Project Manager, Hubble Space Telescope; awarded the NASA Exceptional Service Medal for his work on the Lunar rover; Chief Engineer, High Energy Astronomy Observatory 1; recipient of the Presidential Rank of Distinguished Executive
- Vinyard, JoEllen McNergney. For Faith and Fortune: The Education of Catholic Immigrants in Detroit, 1805-1925. University of Illinois Press, January 1, 1998. ISBN 025206707X, 9780252067075.
- Vinyard, p. 183.
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