Southwick-Tolland Regional High School

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Southwick-Tolland Regional High School
Address
93 Feeding Hills Road
Southwick, MA, USA
Coordinates 42°03′38″N 72°44′50″W / 42.0605°N 72.7473°W / 42.0605; -72.7473Coordinates: 42°03′38″N 72°44′50″W / 42.0605°N 72.7473°W / 42.0605; -72.7473
Information
Motto Education Inspiration Excellence
Established 1971
School district Southwick-Tolland-Granville Regional School District
Principal Pamela Hunter
Teaching staff 49 (2007)
Grades 9-12
Enrollment 617 (2007)
Campus Suburban
Color(s) Green      and gold     
Mascot Ram
Accreditation NEASC
Average SAT scores 528 verbal
510 math
521 writing (2010)[1]
Website

Southwick-Tolland Regional High School (STRHS) is a public high school in Southwick, Massachusetts, United States serving grades 9-12 of the Southwick-Tolland-Granville Regional School District, which is made up of the towns of Southwick, Tolland, and Granville.

Performance[edit]

Southwick-Tolland was assessed by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges in 2004.[2]

The school meets all requirements of the federal No Child Left Behind Act.[3]

Extracurriculars[edit]

Clubs and Organizations[edit]

Southwick-Tolland is known for its strong emphasis on performing arts. Though they are small, the band and chorus have received national recognition over the years, earning superior ratings and trophies from festivals in New York, Baltimore, Philadelphia, and Orlando.[citation needed] Their drama program is also said to be "one of the best" in Western Massachusetts, due in part by the leadership of Van Farrier, actor and teacher.[citation needed] Southwick-Tolland Performing Arts performed Beauty and the Beast in April 2007. In March 2008 the school performed Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.

The school also has a number of successful clubs including: the Interact Club, As Schools Match Wits Team, the Diversity Club, the National Honor Society, the Drama Club, the Jazz Band, the Math Team, the Spanish Club, the French Club, the Chess Club, and the Debate Team.

Sports[edit]

STRHS is active in interscholastic sports.[citation needed]

Rebecca Lobo, a former WNBA player, was a graduate of Southwick-Tolland and held a state scoring record of 2,710 points,while in high school.[citation needed]

In 2007 and 2008 Southwick won the Western Mass championship and the Division II title in Boys Varsity Track. The team is coached by Dick Atkinson, a local track coaching legend and former math teacher of the school. Also coached by Atkinson is the boys cross–country team with several division titles, the most recent in 2008, which was a perfect season with a 15–0 record and the Division II Western Mass title.[citation needed]

Southwick is probably best known for their wrestling program, which won the Western Mass Championship in 1997, 1998, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, and 2008.[citation needed] The team has produced three individual state champions and its peak performance as a team was second at the State Dual Meet Championship in 2007.[citation needed]

2011 was another banner year for Southwick. The Boys Varsity Soccer won the Western Massachusetts championship, while Varsity Golf, Varsity Baseball, and Boys Varsity Track won their league titles.[citation needed]

The Southwick Field Hockey program has produced many Western Mass titles.[citation needed]

Southwick is notable for having neither a football nor a hockey team.[citation needed]

Notable alumni[edit]

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