Heritage High School (Frisco, Texas)

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Coordinates: 33°10′31″N 96°45′18″W / 33.1754°N 96.7549°W / 33.1754; -96.7549

Heritage High School
Address
14040 Eldorado Pkwy.
Frisco, Texas, 75035
United States
Information
School type Public high school
Founded 2009
School district Frisco Independent School District
Principal Mark Mimms[1]
Assistant principals Diana Topham, Clarence Williams, Alan Waligura[1]
Grades 9-12
Enrollment 1,742 (2013)
Color(s)           Maroon & Gold
Athletics conference UIL Class AAAA
Mascot Coyotes
Website

Heritage High School is a high school located in Frisco, Texas, part of the Frisco Independent School District. Heritage opened for the first time to freshmen and sophomore students in the fall of 2009.

Athletics[edit]

The Frisco Heritage Coyotes compete in the following sports:

Cross Country, Volleyball, Football, Basketball, Wrestling, Swimming, Powerlifting, Soccer, Golf, Tennis, Track, Softball, & Baseball

District Champions: Boys Soccer (2012-2013), Girls Track (2012-2013)

State Qualifiers: Clark Blunt - Cross Country (2010-2011), Alexandra Marsolek - Swimming (2011-2012), Collin Charles - Powerlifting (2012), A'Nease Linnear - Shot-put (2012), Malin Monrad - wrestling (2012), Carter Blunt - Cross Country (2013).

Heritage Theatre[edit]

Starting in Fall 2009, Heritage Theatre opened with a production of "The Secret Garden" from there followed Theatre Fest where the classes put on shows such as "Pygmalion" performed by Intermediate Theatre 1, "Alice in Wonderland" performed by another Intermediate Theatre 1, and "The Miracle Worker" performed by Theatre 2. The UIL One Act Play chosen was, "The Butterfly's Evil Spell" by Federico Garcia Lorca. The Theatre took this One Act to Area, which is the highest level an opening school in FISD has reached, many awards were received during this time.

The new year (2010–2011) was kicked off by a summer performance of Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare, where some of the theatrical students came in August during their vacation period to audition and work on the show. Currently in progress is the regional premiere of "Hairspray", and the Theatre Production shows "And the Winner Is..." and "Paganini". Heritage Theatre has entered the UIL OAP season with La Dispute as the Varsity One Act show, and Pride and Prejudice as the JV One Act.

Heritage High School Band[edit]

Accomplishments

The Heritage High School Band has had two successful years as a growing organization. During the first two school years open (2009 & 2010), the band has achieved two 1st division ratings at UIL contests for marching and concert. Its inaugural show, "State of Mind" propelled the marching band into the world of high school marching competitions. "Speed" (2010), the second year show, continued the HHS Band's success within Frisco and Little Elm. "Windsprints" (2011) earned the marching band another 1st division rating at UIL, allowing them to compete in the 4A Area B Marching Contest in October.

2012's show was entitled, "Drum Music", featuring the music of John Mackey. This show again also received straight 1's at UIL, leading to a successful (4 in-a-row) straight 1st divisions since Heritage has been opened. However, 2012 was not a state year for 4A because it was for 5A. In the fall of 2013, Heritage High will be able to attempt to make State for 2013 is a state year for 4A.


The Heritage Band is under the instruction of Head Director Jason Prasifka, and Assistant Director Don Kitchens. Percussion Instructors are Ronnie Ivy, and Mark Simmons. Color Guard is led by Josh Suarez.


Heritage High School Orchestra[edit]

The orchestra program began in 2009 and is directed by Elizabeth Balkema. She has brought the program to numerous successes and the orchestra itself has achieved division 1 ratings at UIL since it began.

In 2011 the Heritage Orchestra received superior ratings from all six judges at the Region 24 UIL competition. The Orchestra also went to San Antonio to the Music Choice competition where they received supierior ratings from the judges and runner up for best in class. The cello and bass section received musicianship awards at this competition also.[citation needed]

Heritage High School Computer Science Club[edit]

As of the 2009-2014 school years, the Heritage Computer Science Club, has been sponsored by Christine Peterson.

Accomplishments Since 2013

The team (composed of Vyas Nellutla, Shivam Dutt, and Antonio Mendiola) won several awards including third place novice division at HP (Hewlett Packard) Code Wars (2013), district champion (2013 and 2014) and first place novice division at UTD's (University of Texas at Dallas) spring competition (2013), making it one of the most successful Computer Science teams in FISD. In the 2013-2014 school year, the computer science team, composed of Shivam Dutt, Will Haertel, Antonio Mendiola and Vyas Nellutla placed second in the state and missed first place by three points.

Heritage High School HOSA[edit]

In the 2013-2014 school year, the officers were Revanth Poodla, Pranav Guntu, Yasmine Meliane, Saudeepya Tummala, Ayomide Tiaru, Kiymarah Thomas, Prithvi Karyampudi as the President, Co-Vice President, Co-Vice President, Secretary, Historian, and the Reporter respectively. In the 2013-2014 school year the advisor for the two chapters at this school was Jaime Davidson.

Accomplishments

As of 2013

Revanth Poondla, received 2nd place in the Researched Persuasive Speaking event at Area level competition. He qualified for State and received 2nd place at the State level. He will be competing at the National Conference in June 2014. Saudeepya Tummala competed in the Healthy Lifestyle event and received 3rd place at the Area level competition. She moved on to the State level but did not advance further. Prithvi Karyampudi competed in the Prepared Speaking event in the Area level and received 4th place. He did not move on to the State level. Anjana Menon, Almira Munda, Harshini Vivek, and Neesha Vakil competed in the Creative Problem Solving event and received 5th place. They did not qualify for state.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Heritage High School Profile" (pdf). Frisco Independent School District.