John T. Hoggard High School
|John T. Hoggard High School|
|4305 Shipyard Boulevard
Wilmington, North Carolina, 28401
|School district||New Hanover County Schools|
|Superintendent||Dr. Tim Markley|
|Assistant principals||Wanda Seed, Debbie Reid|
|Language||English (ESL Available)|
|Color(s)||Blue and White|
|Feeder schools||Myrtle Grove Middle School, Roland Grise Middle School, Noble Middle School|
The Naming of the Highschool 
Dr. John T. Hoggard is the eponym for Hoggard High School. Dr. Hoggard had an active career in education, beginning with his election as Chairman of the New Hanover County (NC) Board of Education in 1935, and ending with his death in 1965. His private papers are kept in the Manuscript Collection at the University of North Carolina—Wilmington.
The Hoggard football team won their eighth straight conference championship in 2009, led by Coach Scott Braswell. In 2007, the team won the NC state 4-A championship with an undefeated record. Hoggard played the championship game against Mount Tabor and defeated them by a score of 28-0.
John T. Hoggard High School is known in its immediate area for its strong academic programs. It offers fourteen Advanced Placement courses and a substantial number of honors classes. In its class of 2007, 67% of graduating students went on to four-year colleges, and another 29% went on to two-year colleges. 90% of the class took the SAT, and the average math score was 545, while the average critical reading score was 524.
The school also has outstanding arts, music, and Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs that allow students to prepare for post-secondary study or careers in many areas of business, health care, architecture, engineering, culinary arts, horticulture.
The Voyagers are Hoggard's choral ensemble. The Voyagers were established within the first year of Hoggard's existence and have consistently participated in The North Carolina Choral Festival.
The Hoggard Drama department is considered to be one of the best in the area. The drama teacher, Mrs. Allison Collins, has won numerous directing awards on the state and regional level of the North Carolina Theatre Conference, a statewide event. The Honors Theatre class is routinely honored at the North Carolina Theatre Conference as well for excellence in acting, directing, ensemble, and others.
Quiz Bowl 
John T. Hoggard High School is known being one of the top Quiz Bowl teams in the state and for its sudden entrance in the Quiz Bowl circuit in 2007. After winning the State Championship of the Public Library Quiz Bowl the previous year, Hoggard made strong showings in its first few tournaments, placing in several, and eventually achieving a First Place victory at a 2008 tournament in Salisbury, NC that qualified the team for the NAQT tournament in Chicago. Due to lack of funding, the team was unable to attend, and instead participated in the PACE National Scholastic Championship, where it placed 33rd in the nation. In 2009, the Hoggard Quiz Bowl traveled to the PACE NSC National competition at George Mason University and, in their first tournament appearance of the year, claimed 34th place in the nation. In 2010, after losing several key seniors, the team expected a rebuilding year with less success. However, despite continued financial struggles, Hoggard qualified for the PACE NSC for the third consecutive year. The team placed a respectable 42nd at the NSC.
Science Olympiad 
Hoggard's Science Olympiad team has had extremely good showings in recent years by achieving consistently in the top 4 overall in state, having missed making it to the national level by one place in 2008 and 2009, and by two places in 2007. The Science Olympiad team is headed by Debra Ward, with help from other teachers from Hoggard's science department.
Notable people 
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Major General Mark Gurganus, USMC. General Gurganus is a graduate of John T. Hoggard High School., Class of 1973.
- Connor Barth (born 1986) – NFL placekicker for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers
- Kristen Dalton (born 1986) – Miss USA 2009
- Kimberly Munley – a civilian police officer who stopped the November 2009 shooting rampage at Fort Hood
- Stilman White (born 1992) Point Guard for the North Carolina Tar Heels
- John Rinka (born 1949) – teaches English; was a college basketball stand–out at Kenyon College from 1966–70 and scored over 3,000 career points
On October 2, 2012, a Hoggard High School student gave birth on campus in one of the school's bathroom stalls. The baby was born around 3:30 p.m. right as school was letting out. New Hanover County Schools spokeswoman Valita Quattlebaum said that the school nurse and staff acted heroically in getting medical attention to the student and newborn. http://www.wwaytv3.com/2012/10/02/baby-born-hoggard-high-school#.UG4cUM3EmpQ
- John T Hoggard High School, Public School review.