Lanier High School (Austin, Texas)
|Sidney Lanier High School|
|1201 Payton Gin Rd.
Austin, Travis, 78758
|School district||Austin Independent School District|
|Principal||Ryan Hopkins (interim)|
|Team name||The Vikings, Lady Vikings|
Sidney Lanier High School was established in 1961 as the sixth high school in the Austin Independent School District and was originally located in the building which is now Burnet Middle School. Lanier is named in honor of the famous Confederate soldier and southern poet Sidney Lanier. The current campus, opened in 1966, is located on Payton Gin Road. In 1997, Lanier was nationally recognized as a Blue Ribbon School, the highest honor a school could receive at the time. When first opened, Lanier had virtually an all Caucasian student base with a highly active FFA Chapter, but over the years it has grown into a primarily Mexican-American school with close to 85% of its students being Latino.
- Tommy Boggs, 1st round draft pick and Major League Baseball pitcher
- Nyle Maxwell, Car dealerships of same name, former Mayor of Round Rock, Texas
- Albert Burditt, professional basketball player
- Derrick Strait, professional football player
- Ken Harvey, Four-time NFL Pro Bowl football player
Smash Mash is a Smash Brothers tournament held in Lanier, for their students. Tournaments are usually on the last Friday of the month however, that is not set in stone. Entry is free, but spots are limited due to minimal resources.
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