Warren G. Harding High School
|Warren G. Harding High School|
|School District||Warren City Schools|
|School Colors||Gold and White|
|Sports Teams||The Raiders|
Sports programs include football, baseball, fastpitch, basketball (men's and women's), soccer (men's and women's), bowling, swimming and diving, volleyball, golf, tennis, track and field, and cheerleading, with talks of forming a lacrosse team.
Ohio High School Athletic Association State Championships
- Warren Western Reserve High School won the state football title in 1972. It merged into Warren G. Harding in 1990.
Warren High Schools' Distinguished Alumni Hall of Fame was launched in 1993. 145 distinguished alumni include:
- Harriet Taylor Upton - (Leader in women's suffrage movement)
- Earl Derr Biggers - (Creator of Charlie Chan)
- Bill White - (Former MLB player (New York Giants, St. Louis Cardinals, Philadelphia Phillies), New York Yankees broadcaster and National League president)
- Roger Ailes - (President and CEO of Fox News Network)
- Paul Warfield - (Wide Receiver in the Pro Football Hall of Fame played for the Cleveland Browns and Miami Dolphins of the NFL)
- John Ness Beck - (Composer of religious music)
- Irene Oliver - (Opera singer)
- Michael Capellas - (Current CEO of WorldCom)
- John Chickerneo - NFL player
- Ronald Parise - (Former astronaut)
- Kenneth Patchen - (Poet)
- Ross Browner- (Cincinnati Bengals Defensive End. Star defensive end at University of Notre Dame 1973 ~ 77. Outland Trophy winner 1976. First round NFL draft pick 1978).
- Alex Machaskee - (Former editor and publisher of the Cleveland Plain Dealer)
- Mario Manningham - (San Francisco 49ers Wide Receiver).
- Prescott Burgess - (Baltimore Raven's 6th round pick in 2007 NFL draft).
- Maurice Clarett - (Ohio State tailback who challenged the NFL draft rules with a lawsuit).
- Daniel Herron - (Ohio State tailback).
- David Herron - (Kansas City Chiefs linebacker).
- Chris L. Rucker - (Indianapolis Colts Defensive Back)
- Sean Jones - (Musician, lead trumpeter for Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, composer).
- Korey Stringer - (Former Minnesota Vikings right tackle and first round pick in the 1995 NFL Draft, 1974–2001).
- Robb Schmidt - (Former News Anchor for WKBN TV-27 and current Asst. Athletic Director at Youngstown State University).
- David Lee Morgan, Jr. - (Sportswriter and Author, ``LeBron James: The Rise Of A Star)
- Ed Stroud - Major League Baseball player (1966–1971)
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WSCN- Warren Student Communication Network. The school's broadcasting class. Each day the class put together a show of the days announcements. To be in WSCN, students must pass a Beginning Broadcasting class and obtain permission from the teacher. Students also produce music videos, PTVs, Public Service Announcements, and several other projects which are broadcast on the school's television station, and other local television channels.
Computer Graphics- The school's Computer Graphics program offers students the chance to design computer graphics.
Band- The Warren G. Harding "Raider" marching band is the school's band, It is currently under the direction of Reid Young, and assistant director Robert A. Rollo. They participated in the 2004 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. The band was also invited to play in the 65th Pearl Harbor anniversary in Hawaii. The band also received the honor of being invited to play at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing. The "Raider Band" was also invited to march in the national memorial day parade in 2009, and did so in late May 2010. They also participated in the Pittsburgh Celebrate the Season parade in 2007 and 2009. The 2013-14 "Raider Band" participated int the 2014 National Tartan Day Parade in New York City, in which they were the only high school marching band and the largest performing group.
Choir- There are various types of choirs at Harding under the direction of Keith Rising, including the madrigals and new tomorrows where the students dance and sing on stage. The a cappella choir, along with the concert choir and freshman chorale, are known around the district for having a great sound and giving good performances.
FIRST Robotics- The Warren G. Harding Delphi E.L.I.T.E. (Encouraging Learning In Technology and Engineering), Team number 48, is a member of the world wide FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics Competition. Each year FIRST creates a new game/challenge, and every team has six weeks to design and manufacture a robot to complete the given task. To learn more about the Delphi E.L.I.T.E. robotics team and FIRST visit the team's website www.delphielite.com.
Drama Club- Harding's drama club is composed of many students and teachers. All come together to form productions Ranging "The Wizard of Oz" and "Grease".
Quizbowl/Academic team- The Warren G. Harding quizbowl team is regularly ranked within the top 100 of the nation. In 2012 the team won the school's first state championship in the activity.
Notes and references
- Yappi. "Yappi Sports Baseball". Retrieved 2007-02-12.
- Yappi. "Yappi Sports Football". Retrieved 2007-02-12.
- "Harding graduate Stroud dies at 72," Tribune Chronicle (Warren, OH), Friday, July 6, 2012.