Smithsburg High School

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Smithsburg High School
Established 1965
Type Public Secondary
Principal Michael Chilcutt
Students 890
Grades 9-12
Location Smithsburg, Maryland, United States
Coordinates 39°39′35″N 77°34′31″W / 39.65972°N 77.57528°W / 39.65972; -77.57528Coordinates: 39°39′35″N 77°34′31″W / 39.65972°N 77.57528°W / 39.65972; -77.57528
Colors Purple      and Gold     
Mascot Leopard
Newspaper Vox Populi
(Currently inactive)
Website Smithsburg High School

Smithsburg High School was constructed in 1965 on 66 North Main Street in the town of Smithsburg, Maryland, United States. The school is part of the Washington County Public Schools system. It shares a campus with Smithsburg Middle School and, across the street, Smithsburg Elementary School. The current principal is Michael Chilcutt. The school day starts at 8:45 a.m. and ends at 3:30 p.m.

Organizations[edit]

  • Drama Club
  • Chess Club
  • Academic Team
  • Debate Club
  • PTSA
  • Environmental Club
  • Link Crew
  • Latin Club
  • Spanish Club
  • Indoor and Outdoor Color Guard
  • Multicultural Club

Department Chairmen[edit]

  • English - Elizabeth Matheny
  • Social Studies - Eric Gerber
  • Math - Daryl Horst
  • Science - Charles Whitt
  • Foreign Language - Tootie Godlove-Ridenour
  • Fine Arts - Gary Rupert
  • Technology - Stacey Hammond
  • Physical Education / Health - Adrienne Stoner
  • Special Education - Ruth Osik

Academic recognition[edit]

Smithsburg High School was recently named in U.S. News & World Report's annual listing of the Best High Schools in the United States earning a Silver Award for test scores consistently above state and national averages.[1]

Sports[edit]

Smithsburg High School's sports program is best known for its girls teams, having won a total of 38 Maryland state championships mostly in track and field in the 1A or 1A/2A division. The boys teams, by contrast, have won only 15 state championships, mostly in track and field. The school also has boys and girls lacrosse teams, and a boys soccer team, though none have won a state championship yet.

  • Boys Basketball: 1984
  • Girls Basketball: 1975, 1976, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983
  • Boys Cross Country: 1977
  • Girls Cross Country: 1978, 2000, 2001, 2006
  • Football: 1976, 1979, 1984, 1988, 1994
  • Golf: 2005
  • Girls Soccer: 2001, 2005, 2006
  • Baseball: 2014
  • Softball: 1987
  • Boys Indoor Track and Field: 2012, 2014
  • Boys Outdoor Track and Field: 1976, 1977, 1978, 2006, 2007, 2009
  • Girls Outdoor Track and Field: 1977, 1978, 1979, 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2010
  • Volleyball: 1981, 1989, 1998, 2000, 2001, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012
  • Bocceball: 2014

Rival high schools[edit]

Notable alumni[edit]

  • Jim Schlossnagle, head baseball coach, Texas Christian University
  • Josh Conway, professional & minor league baseball player, Chicago Cubs & Eugene Emeralds. Drafted in the fourth round of the 2012 MLB Draft out of Coastal Carolina University. Currently on the Eugene Emeralds roster, a Class A short-season affiliate of the Chicago Cubs.
  • Dustin Davidson, bass guitarist and backing vocals for the Christian Metalcore band August Burns Red, 2006-present

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