Bohemia Manor High School
|Bohemia Manor High School|
Chesapeake City, Maryland
|Motto||Home of the Bo Manor Eagles|
|School district||Cecil County Public Schools|
|Color(s)||Red and Black|
Bohemia Manor High School is a public school operated by Cecil County Public Schools located approximately one mile south of the small town of Chesapeake City in Cecil County, Maryland. This is a small school of 685 students which shares its campus with Bohemia Manor Middle School. This school serves the Maryland communities of Chesapeake City, Cecilton, Galena, and parts of Elkton. The school is also known by the nickname "Bo Manor."
Origin of the school
Before Bohemia Manor High School was opened, there were Chesapeake City High School and Cecilton High School. In 1949, the Board of Education considered consolidating Chesapeake City High School and Cecilton High School to form one High School to serve southern Cecil County. However it wasn't until 1956 that construction began. Construction was completed and the school opened in 1958. The final Chesapeake City and Cecilton High School graduation ceremonies took place during June 1958 and the first Bohemia Manor High School graduation ceremony occurred during June 1959. This brand new school would house grades 7th through 12th. The first Principal was Samuel Dixon. In 1996, grades 6th through 8th were made to form Bohemia Manor Middle School. Grades 9th through 12th would remain in Bohemia Manor High School.
The former Chesapeake City High School and Cecilton High School became elementary schools in September 1958 after the final high school graduation ceremonies in June.
Origin of the school's name
In the 17th century, a surveyor named Augustine Herman made one of the first maps of Cecil County, where the school resides. In the 18th century, a plantation called Bohemia Manor was located only a few miles from the school grounds.
Bo Manor had Cecil County Public Schools Teacher of the Year two years in a row in 2003 and 2004. They were Anne Gellrich(2003) and Brenda Reynolds(2004). In 2013, Michael Means was nominated for the Teacher of Year, and he was known for being an amazing history teacher.
- Samuel Dixon, 1958–1960
- James Prigel, 1960–1962
- Ralph Wachter, 1962-?
- Kenneth Dollenger, ?-1970
- Paul Simmers,1970–1973
- Terrill Stammler, 1973–1983
- Robert Poole, 1983–1988
- Delbert Jackson, 1988–1997
- Gary Richardson, 1997–1998
- Randy Sheaffer, 1998–2007
- Charles (Chip) Helm, 2007–2011
- John Roush Jr., 2011–2013
- Wanita Fleury, 2013–Present
Fall: Volleyball, Football, Boys' Soccer, Girls' Soccer, Field Hockey, Cross Country, Golf.
Winter: Boys' Basketball, Girls' Basketball, Wrestling.
Spring: Tennis, Track, Baseball, Softball, Lacrosse.
- In 2016 the boy's cross country team won their fourth IA state title.
- In 2011 the girls' cross country team won their fourth straight IA state title and the boys won their third.
- In 2010 the girls' cross country team won their third straight IA State Championship.
- In 2009 the girls' Field Hockey Team lost the Maryland State IA Championship game to Pokomoke High School.
- In 2009 the boys' and girls' cross country teams repeated as Maryland State IA Champions.
- In 2009 the baseball team won the IA state Championship.
- In 2008 the boys' and girls' cross country teams won the Maryland State IA Championship.
- In 2007 the Bo Manor boys' soccer team lost the IA State Championship game.
- In 2006 the Bo Manor Baseball Team lost the Maryland State Championship game to Snow Hill High School.
- In 2004, 2005, 2006, the girls' field hockey team were Susquehanna Division champions with a record of (18-0) over the last three years.
- In 2002 the Bo Manor football team won the state championship
- In 2001 the Bo Manor boys' soccer team won the County Championship
- In 2001 the Bo Manor boys' soccer team won the County Championship and also Regional Championships
Bo Manor's Clubs and Activities
National Honors Society, Drama Club, Student Council, Interact Club, All- Girls Chorus, Concert Band, Concert Choir, Spanish Club, French Club, German Club, Diversity Club, Boosters Club, FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America), Newspaper Club, FCA, Prom Committee, Cheerleading.
- John Mabry (Class of 1988)- Professional Baseball Player for the Chicago Cubs and the St.Louis Cardinals.
- Robert Alt (Class of 1979)- Served as Mayor of Elkton, Maryland from 1998 to 2002
- Howard Cosgrove (Class of 1961)- Retired CEO of Delmarva Power Company, Currently serves on the Board of Trustees for the University of Delaware
- R. Chris Loller (Class of 2003) - Elected to the Cecil County Board of Education in 2008.
- Timothy P. Sheldon (Class of 1977)-elected to New Castle County Council in DE 2004 and re-elected 2008
- Teyona Anderson (Class of 2006) - won America's Next Top Model season 12.
- Matt Sciamanna (Class of 2015) - accepted and enrolled into Harvard University
- Sean Roelofs (Class of 2017) - accepted and enrolled into Stanford Universtiy