Shorecrest High School
|Shorecrest High School|
Seeing far... Working close... Creating choices...
Building excellence... We are Shorecrest
|15343 25th Avenue NE
Shoreline, WA 98155 USA
|Enrollment||1500 (September 2009)|
|Color(s)||Navy Blue, Forest Green, Gold|
|Mascot||Otis, the Fighting Scot|
|Website||Shorecrest High School|
Shorecrest High School is a public high school (grades 9 through 12) in Shoreline, Washington, United States, one of two high schools in the Shoreline School District. Shorecrest was founded in 1961. Its mascot is Otis the Fighting Scot and students refer to themselves as "Scots," or the "Highlanders," a reference to the Clan Gordon. Average pay for teachers in Shoreline School District is $51,000 a year, with a maximum of $81,734 and a minimum of $8,009.
Shorecrest has a long-standing tradition of performing in the St. Patrick's Day Parade in Dublin, Ireland. Other notable performances by the Shorecrest Marching Band include the 1989 Presidential Inauguration Parade in Washington D.C. and the 1991 Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena, CA.
The Highlander Marching band consists of over 100 musicians accompanied by Highland Dancers and Flags. The band members wear the traditional kilt and uniform of the Clan Gordon. The band is an all-volunteer group which rehearses outside of class time. The drum line wears red jackets.
The marching band frequently competes in the Victoria Parade, and has taken first place for the last seven years.[clarification needed] The music department offers bagpipes as a class for credit. The Pipers perform at many school events and are at the lead of the Highlander Marching Band.
In May 2008, the Shorecrest orchestra performed in Idaho at Silverwood's "Music in the Parks" festival. They placed first in the large high school division, was named the best overall high school orchestra, and earned the highest rating of all musical ensembles in the entire festival, which included orchestras, bands, jazz bands, and choirs.
Hip Hop Dance Team
The Shorecrest Hip Hop Dance Team was founded in 1993 to promote diversity within the community by using hip hop dance as its medium. The team has won District, State and National Championships as well as WIAA Academic Championships.[clarification needed]
Shorecrest's drama program has won the award for best overall performance in the 5th Avenue Theatre's statewide high school musical awards, for its 2003 production of Oliver!, as well as numerous acting awards.
- Tattoo (literary arts magazine)
- The Highland Piper (student newspaper)
- The Loch (annual)
- SCNN/Shorecrest News Network (video news)
Arts & entertainment
- Jeff Kashiwa, jazz musician
- London Keyes, adult film star
- Sanjaya Malakar, American Idol contestant (Season 6)
- Sean Nelson, frontman of the alternative rock group Harvey Danger
- Stephen O'Malley, experimental musician, producer and composer
- Richard Sparks, choral conductor
- Rainn Wilson, actor (attended but transferred before graduating)
- Ray Dalton, singer on Macklemore track "Can't Hold Us"
- Michelle Akers, professional soccer player, Member of 1991 and 1999 U.S. Women's National Teams
- Ken Bone, former Washington State University and Portland State University head men's basketball coach.
- Jason Farrell, former Major League Soccer and National Professional Soccer League midfielder with the Columbus Crew, Kansas City Attack, and Wichita Wings
- Charlie McKee, Bronze Medalist 1984 Sailing - 49'er
- Jonathan McKee, Gold Medalist - 1984 Sailing - Flying Dutchman, Bronze Medalist 49'er
- Ray Pinney, former National Football League offensive lineman with the Pittsburgh Steelers
- Glendon Rusch, Major League Baseball Pitcher, Currently in the Colorado Rockies Organization
- Marc Wilson, former National Football League quarterback with the New England Patriots, and Oakland Raiders
- Sue Semrau, head women's basketball coach at Florida State University.
- Matt Williams, American Internet entrepreneur and CEO of Pro.com.
Government, Law, Social Activism
- Dan Kristiansen, current 39th District Washington State Representative (R)
- Michael G. Santos, prison reform activist and author.
The following is a listing of the sports offered at Shorecrest and the state tournament championships won.
- Baseball - State champions, 1975.
- Cross country running
- Soccer - Boy's state champions, 1976, 2005 and 2009; Girl's state champions 1983, 1985, 1992, 1993 and 1995
- Dance (Highland dancing, hip hop)
- Track and field
- Softball - 4A state champions, 2001
- Color guard (flag spinning)
- The News Tribune, under an information request to the state, as of fall 2010.
- Schafer, Elizabeth D (2002) . Dawson, Dawn P, ed. Great Athletes 1 (Revised ed.). Salem Press. pp. 26–28. ISBN 1-58765-008-8.
- WIAA | Washington Interscholastic Activities Association