Warner Robins High School
|Warner Robins High School|
|401 South Davis Drive
Warner Robins, Georgia31088
|Motto||Tradition Never Graduates|
|School district||Houston County Schools|
Cardinal Red and WhiteAccent: Black
The campus of WRHS is divided into four main buildings, the Main Building, Two Story, Multi-Purpose, and the Vocational building. Beside the school is "Demon Valley," a football field where the WRHS Demons football team practices. The main campus is connected by a walk bridge that crosses over South Davis Drive to the school's private parking lot, the band practice field, and the McConnell-Talbert Stadium, which holds 18,000 fans.
Warner Robins High is home to many award-winning sports including baseball, basketball, cheerleading, cross country, football, golf, boys' and girls' soccer, softball, swimming, tennis, track, volleyball, and wrestling.
Hosting one of the top rivalries in the country, the Demons were voted #3 in 2006 and #1 at the state and region levels by USA Today in 2013. Warner Robins vs Northside premieres with an estimated 21,000 fans every year, with fans having to find seating on grassy hills alongside the stadium and bleachers.
- City Champions - 1964, 1965, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1976, 1977, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1985, 1988, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1997, 2000, 2004, 2009
- Region Champions - 1971, 1972, 1973, 1976, 1977, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1984, 1985, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2004, 2013
- State Quarter-Finals - 1971, 1972, 1973, 1976, 1977, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1984, 1985, 1988, 1989, 1992, 1993, 1995, 2004, 2006, 2011, 2013
- State Semi-Finals - 1976, 1977, 1979, 1981, 1982, 1985, 1988, 1992, 1993, 1995, 2004, 2006, 2011
- State Finals - 1976, 1981, 1985, 1988, 2004
- State Champions - 1976, 1981, 1988, 2004
- National Champions - 1976, 1981
Demon Marching Band
The award-winning Demon Marching Band began as the Warner Robins Dixie Demon Marching Band, but "Dixie" was later removed from its name. The band has won several grand championships: Okefenokee Sound of Gold (2000), Greater Atlanta Area Marching Championship (2005), and Pierce County Sound of Silver (2011).
Recent halftime shows include Africa (2010), Firebird (2011), The Heist (2012), Rocky: Heart of a Champion (2013), and Rockstar (2014).
Director of bands is Todd Howell, and the assistant band director is Sean Workman, a former drum captain at Warner Robins High. In 2014, former assistant band director Chris Ryles left to become the director of bands at Dodge County High School.
|Year||One-Act Play||Region||State||GTC||Winter Show||Spring Musical / Senior Play|
|2014-15||Legally Blonde||A Charlie Brown Christmas & Dr. Seuss' Cat in the Hat||Bye Bye Birdie|
|2013-14||Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella||3rd||A Place Called Christmas & Miss Nelson is Missing||Seussical the Musical|
|2012-13||Avenue Q: School Edition||2nd||1st||How I Became a Pirate & The Outsiders||Follies: Quest|
|2011-12||Reckless||2nd||1st||Disney’s The Jungle Book, Kids & Student Directed One Acts||Legally Blonde|
|2010-11||Godspell||3rd||2nd||Dear Edwina, Jr. & Brothers Grimm Spectacular||Chicago|
|2009-10||Anatomy of Gray||1st||3rd||1st||Schoolhouse Rock Live! Jr.||Follies: Shine|
|2008-09||Into the Woods||3rd||How to Eat Like a Child||Thoroughly Modern Millie|
|2007-08||Chicago||2nd||Seussical & Fortress||Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella and Check Please: Take 2|
|2006-07||Working||1st||3rd||Follies: Grease, Seussical, and Check Please|
|2005-06||The Wiz||2nd||Rumors||Follies: Movie Magic|
|2004-05||Alice the Rock Opera||For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/When the Rainbow is Enuf and Student Directed One Act Festival||Follies: Time Warp|
|2003-04||The Good Times are Killing Me||2nd||How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying|
|2002-03||Once on this Island||3rd||The Colored Museum||Godspell|
|2001-02||Do Black Patent Leather Shoes Really Reflect Up?||2nd||The Diviners||The Mystery of Edwin Drood|
|1998-99||Cotton Patch Gospel|
|1997-98||Guys and Dolls|
|1996-97||The Robber Bridegroom||Steel Magnolias & A Few Good Men||The Wiz|
|1995-96||One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest||My Fair Lady|
|1994-95||Chicago||2nd||A Raisin in the Sun||The Music Man|
|1993-94||A Christmas Carol||2nd||Cyrano De Bergerac||The Sound of Music|
|1992-93||Starmites||The Odd Couple (male) and The Odd Couple (female)||Annie|
|1991-92||Macbeth||Bye, Bye Birdie|
|1989-90||Alice in Wonderland||3rd||Diary of Anne Frank||Mame|
|1988-89||Once Upon a Mattress||2nd||Revue ‘89|
|1987-88||The Robber Bridegroom||2nd||Fame|
|1982-83||Hold Me||Revue ‘83|
|1981-82||Go Ask Alice||Revue ‘82|
|1978-79||Once Upon a Time||Follies ‘79|
|1960-61||The Curious Savage||Senior Follies|
|1955-56||The Dream Unwinds|
|1954-55||Headin' for a Weddin'|
|1953-54||He Ain't Done Right & It's Cold in Them Thar Hills|
|1950-51||Christmas Pageant||Take it Easy|
|1949-50||The Haunted Clothesline||Christmas Bells||Off the Track|
|1948-49||Manger Scene & In-As-Much||It's a Great Life|
The GHSA State Literary Contest has ten events: Boys'/Girls' Dramatic Interpretation, Boys'/Girls' Essay, Boys'/Girls' Extemporaneous Speaking, Boys'/Girls' Solo, Trio, and Quartet. Until the 1999-2000 school year, One-Act Play and Debate were also included in the total points calculated for the literary events. WRHS has finished as State Literary Champion two times.
State Literary Champion – 1980 (tie) & 1993
The Air Force JROTC unit at Warner Robins High School is the largest in the county. During the 2014-15 school year, the unit had over 200 cadets. The drill team for the unit has been a competitive team in recent years; in Armed Exhibition they won first place at the Veterans High School Kick-off drill meet, and won first place at the Six Flags Drill Meet.
2010 mascot row
In the summer of 2010, Pastor Donald Crosby of Kingdom Builders Church of Jesus Christ started a petition to remove the demon mascot because he did not want his son (an incoming freshman) to be considered a "demon." A counter "pro-demon" petition was launched, gathering over 700 signatures in the first 24 hours. The pastor and an estimated 30 protesters picketed the front of the high school on the first day of school (August 9, 2010). The pastor was arrested for not obtaining a picketing license and was released on bond.
The mascot, which is not religious in nature, was originally adopted during World War II in honor of the 7th fighter squadron at Robins Air Force Base which earned its title "The Screamin' Demons" in the South Pacific.
- James Brooks, former NFL running back for the San Diego Chargers, Cincinnati Bengals, Cleveland Browns, and Tampa Bay Buccaneers; played in four Pro Bowls
- Mark Johnson, former professional baseball player (Chicago White Sox, Oakland Athletics, Milwaukee Brewers, St. Louis Cardinals) and current manager of the Kane County Cougars
- Joseph Jones, professional wrestler, the original Thunderfoot and The Outlaw Joe Deaton; has wrestled in All Japan Pro Wrestling, Southern Championship Wrestling, and Florida Championship Wrestling
- Amanda Kozak, Miss Georgia 2006, 2nd runner-up in the Miss America pageant, Miss Georgia USA 2008, Georgia Teacher of the Year 2015
- Sandra Eakes McCain, Miss Georgia 1979, nonfinalist talent winner of 1980 Miss America Pageant
- Willie Reid, former wide receiver and KR/PR for the Pittsburgh Steelers; received the award for the ACC championship MVP in 2005, as well as being honored as the MVP of the Orange Bowl in 2006 vs Penn State
- Mike I. Richardson, American football cornerback for the Indianapolis Colts and played college football for Notre Dame
- Ron Simmons, nose guard for Florida State University football team, and former professional wrestler now employed by World Wrestling Entertainment; first African-American to win a professional wrestling world heavyweight championship
- Ben Smith, #22 overall in the 1990 NFL Draft by the Philadelphia Eagles. Played DB for the Philadelphia Eagles, Denver Broncos, and the Arizona Cardinals
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- http://robinsfootball.com Robins Football Champions
- 13WMAZ - Warner Robins Pastor Fired Up Over Demon Mascot.
- 13WMAZ - Pro-Demon Petition Drive Launched in Warner Robins
- 13WMAZ - Warner Robins Pastor Arrested After Anti-'Demon' Protest.
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