Bristol Tennessee High School
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|Bristol Tennessee High School|
Front view Of Bristol Tennessee High School
|1112 Edgemont Ave.
Bristol, Tennessee 37620
|School type||Public, high school|
|School district||Bristol Tennessee City Schools|
|Principal||Dr. Mary Rouse|
|Color(s)||Maroon and White|
|Athletics||Baseball, Boys' Basketball, Girls' Basketball, Cheerleading, Cross Country, Football, Golf, Boys' Soccer, Girls' Soccer, Softball, Swimming/Diving, Tennis, Track & Field, Volleyball, Wrestling|
|Rivals||Virginia High School, Sullivan East High School|
|Feeder schools||Vance Middle School|
The first official Tennessee High School opened in 1916 on Alabama Street. The first part of the current campus was built in 1939. The Bristol Municipal Stadium, also known as the Stone Castle, hosts football and soccer games and was built in 1936 as part of the New Deal. Viking Hall, which opened in 1981, is Bristol Tennessee's civic center and the location of Tennessee High basketball games.
The school offers two paths of study for students, a university path and a technical path. The school offers Advanced Placement courses and participation in Army JROTC. The school also has the oldest school newspaper in Tennessee, Maroon and White, which has been in publication for over 100 years
Each February, the school participates in a fund raising drive for the American Heart Association called "Queen of Hearts" with Virginia High School, Sullivan East High School and John S. Battle High School.
- Ernie Ford - entertainer
- Dave Loggins - Singer and Songwriter....ie "Pieces of April" for Three Dog Night and "Please Come to Boston"
- Gary Dandridge - Retired Arena Football League player. Drafted by the Seattle Seahawks in the 5th Round of the 1992 NFL Draft. After spending time in camp with the Seahawks and Kansas City Chiefs, Gary played for the 1994 Charlotte Rage.