Bowie High School (Maryland)
|Bowie High School|
|15200 Annapolis Rd
|Type||Public High School|
|School district||Prince George's County Public Schools|
|Principal||Robynne Prince |
|Color(s)||Navy Blue, Burgundy and White|
|Mascot||Spike the Bulldog|
Bowie High School was built in 1965, named after former Governor of Maryland, Oden Bowie who is the namesake of the city in which it is located. The first graduating class was in 1967. It shares the same layout as Laurel High School, in neighboring Laurel, Maryland.
Bowie High School has the second highest student SAT average in Prince George's County, and is rated second on The Washington Post's Advanced Placement Challenge Index. Bowie High School is also affiliated with FIRST Robotics, having competed 4 years. Bowie High is also among the top 5 percent of U.S. high schools for AP participation.
- Alessandro Battilocchio, Italian politician
- Michael Beasley, NBA basketball player
- Eva Cassidy, vocalist and musician
- JC Chasez, singer-songwriter
- Kathie Lee Gifford, entertainer
- Todd and Andy Hicks, Pro soccer players
- Paul Reed Smith, owner of PRS Guitars.
- Erik Imler, Olympic and Pro soccer player
- Mark Jonas, pro soccer player
- John Kaleo, Arena Football League quarterback
- Brad Schumacher, Olympic gold-medal swimmer and water polo Olympian
- Chris Volz, vocalist
Drinking and drunk driving
Bowie High School has historically had a high rate of drinking and gained national attention. In 1986, the school initiated programs to curb drunk driving after 15 students were killed in 1979 and 1980. In 1986 another three were killed in a drunk driving accident on the Capital Beltway.
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