Seneca High School MCA
|Seneca High School|
|Location||Louisville, Kentucky, USA|
|District||Jefferson County Public Schools|
|Fight song||Seneca Forever|
|Website||Seneca High School|
Seneca High School MCA (Magnet Career Academy) is a Louisville, Kentucky, USA, public school. It is located at 3510 Goldsmith Lane, Louisville, KY 40220, in the Hikes Point neighborhood and is part of Jefferson County Public Schools.
Seneca is a public senior high school with a full complement of academics including learning and academic disabilities education and English as a Second Language. Seneca has an Honors program, an Advanced Placement program, a Competitive Music Program, an Urban AgriScience magnet program, and the Marine Corps Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps Program (JROTC). A professional career theme called Creating Our Global Community offers courses in human services, education, and international studies. Foreign language is offered in French, Latin, Japanese, German, Spanish and Chinese. Students are now required to wear uniforms.
- Basketball (boys and girls)
- Competitive Marching Band
- Cross Country
- Field Hockey
- Golf (boys and girls)
- Soccer (boys and girls)
- Swimming & Diving
- Tennis (boys and girls)
- Volleyball (girls)
- Principal: Michelle Dillard
- Assistant Principal: Kim Harbolt
- Assistant Principal: Bob Dearmond
- Assistant Principal: Cathy Bosemer
- Assistant Principal: Joe Ellison
Notable Alumni (year graduated)
- Diane Sawyer - Television journalist for ABC News, currently anchoring World News with Diane Sawyer, the network's flagship evening news program and previously co-anchor of the morning news program Good Morning America. (1963)
- Mike R. Redd - Basketball standout was All-State three years and named Kentucky Mr. Basketball in 1963 when Seneca won the Kentucky state championship. Led Kentucky Wesleyan to third in the 1964 NCAA Men's Division II Basketball Tournament. Drafted in 1967 by the Boston Celtics. Won the AAU Men's National Basketball Championship in 1969 and 1970 with the U.S. Armed Forces All-Stars. Elected to the Kentucky High School Athletic Association Hall of Fame in 1999. (1963)
- Jerry Abramson - Louisville, Kentucky mayor. (1964)
- Wes Unseld - NBA basketball player for the Baltimore/Washington Bullets elected to the Basketball Hall of Fame in 1988. The second player ever to win both Rookie of the Year and Most Valuable Player in the same season (1968–69) and the MVP of the NBA Finals in 1978, won by the Bullets. He led Seneca High School to two Kentucky state championships in 1963 and 1964. His 88 rebounds in the 1964 tournament, and 72 rebounds in the 1963 tourney, rank as the two top tournament marks in that category. As a senior he was named Kentucky Mr. Basketball. Elected to the Kentucky High School Athletic Association Hall of Fame in 1989. (1964)
- Stephen P. Imhoff - Board member, Jefferson County Public Schools, 2001- to present. Local attorney. (1966)
- Darryl Bishop - Football defensive back who still holds University of Kentucky career records for pass interceptions and interception return yardage. All-SEC, First Team in 1973 and Second Team in 1972, Bishop was named to the Hula Bowl and North-South Shrine Game. Along with Joe Federspiel, Bishop was named the team's Most Valuable Player in 1971, the Outstanding Defensive Back in 1972 and 1973, and drafted by the Cincinnati Bengals in 1974. Bishop walked-on and played on the freshman basketball team during the 1969-70 season. He is considered by Kentucky to be its first African American basketball player, although Tom Payne was the first signed to play basketball as well as the first to play on the varsity squad during the 1970-71 season. Bishop returned as a walk-on for the 1971-72 season, playing in five games during legendary coach Adolph Rupp’s final season at Kentucky. (1969)
- Brian J. Karem - Former correspondent, America's Most Wanted. Author of seven books and two best sellers. (1979), Zubba
- Cyb & Patricia Barnstable Twin actresses from television series, Quark. (1969)
- Don Braden - American jazz saxophonist, composer and bandleader who has recorded more than a dozen albums under his own name. He has also worked with the Harper Brothers, Dr. Lonnie Smith, and Betty Carter and toured with Wynton Marsalis. (1983)
- ZZ Packer - Notable Short-fiction writer and author of "Drinking Coffee Elsewhere" featured on the Today Show Book Club. (1990)
- Garry Williams – Offensive lineman for the NFL Carolina Panthers and University of Kentucky. (2004)
- Cassie Heiter - WQAD-TV meteorologist. (2005)
- Stephen John - Sports writer, ghostwriter, and poker enthusiast. Co-author with Marvin Karlins of Deal Me In (Published 2009)
- Rev. Dr. K. Wayne White, Sr. - Coordinator, Indianapolis Urban League. Tenured Minister, musician & producer. (1981)
- Doan Hoang - Director of Oh, Saigon, award-winning documentary about her family's separation during the fall of Saigon and her attempt to reunite them. (1990)
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