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Revision as of 20:00, 4 December 2008

Dixie High School
Location
Saint George, Utah
United States
Information
Type Public
Motto Pace Deo A Posse Ad Esse (In God's peace from possibility to actuality)
Established 1911
Principal Larry Bergeson
Enrollment 1300
Color(s) Blue and White
Mascot Freddy the Flyer
Website

Dixie High School is in St. George, Utah at 350 East 700 South. It is a Utah Class 4A school (formerly 3A) with around 1300 students. The school's mascot is the flyers and is represented by a World War I-era biplane pilot.

History

Dixie High School was the first high school in St. George, Utah, being founded in 1911 under the name St. George Academy. Nicknamed "Dixie" Academy, the tradition of white-washing the name "DIXIE" on a sandstone rock formation overlooking the St. George valley (the Sugarloaf) began in 1913. In 1963 the Dixie Academy split into Dixie High School and Dixie College (which became to Dixie State College of Utah in 2000).

An anecdote tells the origin of the school mascot. The basketball team competed in a tournament in the early 20th century. The players flew up and down the court, as described dramatically by one commentator. The nickname stuck and "flyers" became the school mascot. The school logo displays the mascot as a WWI-era biplane. The mascot suit worn at sporting events is Freddy the Flyer -- a WWI-era pilot wearing goggles, scarf, leather cap, wide-thighed aviator pants, and boots.

Dixie High transitioned to a new building in the early 2000s. Construction began in 2001 with a new arts department wing that featured an auditorium and choir and band rooms. The main, three-story school building was constructed in an adjacent parking lot. In 2004 the student body moved to the new building, and the majority of the old building was torn down (one classroom remains for use as auto-tech classes). Construction was completed before the 2005-2006 school year with a new gym and water feature. Dixie sucks

Curriculum

Dixie High offers a wide variety of Special ED programs and opportunities for concurrent enrollment at the nearby Dixie State College of Utah.

Arts

Students can elect to take classes in theater, choir, band, orchestra, and creative writing (publishing the annual literary magazine The Prism). The arts department works toProxy-Connection: keep-alive Cache-Control: max-age=0

ther during during the school musical. Choir students are often involved on stage while the band orchestra students play in the pit orchestra below the stage.

Year Musical play Straight play Field show

(marching band)

1992-1993 Fiddler on the Roof
1993-1994 Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat Home Alone
1994-1995 Bye, Bye Birdie The Sound of Music
1995-1996 Into the Woods Newsies
1996-1997
1997-1998 Sex in the Bedroom BANG BANG SHABOOGY
1998-1999
1999-2000
2000-2001
2001-2002 Peter Pan
2002-2003 Footloose
2003-2004 Les Miserables Lost in Yonkers
2004-2005 Cinderella The Diviners
2005-2006 Fiddler on the Roof Arsenic and Old Lace
2006-2007 Thoroughly Modern Millie You Can't Take It With You
2007-2008 The Wizard of Oz Little Women
2008-2009 Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat Star Spangled Girl

Sports

Dixie High sponsors teams in football, basketball, soccer, baseball, wrestling, tennis, volleyball, softball, and golf. Cheerleading and drill team (The Jetettes) are also sponsored.

Recent State Championships

      • 3A Utah State Champions Girls Soccer (2006-2007)
  • 4A Utah State Champions Girls Golf (2007-2008)
  • 4A Utah State Champion Wrestlers Tanner Torres and Nate Carter (2007-2008)
  • 4 straight (3A and 4A) Utah State Champions Golf (2007-2008)
  • 3A Utah State Champion Wrestler Nate Carter (2006-2007)
  • National Drill Team Champions (2006-2007)
  • Utah State Color Guard Champions(2006-2007)
  • Utah State Color Guard Champions(2005-2006)

Other extracurricular activities and traditions

Students at Dixie High can also campaign to join the student council or compete against other schools on the debate team. Many club activities are also available.

Students earn points by participating in sports, arts, and other extracurricular activities. These points are totalled during 10th to 12th grade. Students earning pre-determined levels of points are presented with silver D, gold D, and diamond D awards. Diamond D recipients are the royalty for the last school dance of their senior year. These students re-paint the Sugarloaf "DIXIE" each year.

Notable alumni

  • Kreature and the Divia Bifs, Greatest band to roam the earth.. Kreature and Doogle Senior Santiago Cafe Don Juan Mishindath Julio class of 09, Bonito Y Jose class of 08, Kelliz Mallorette class of 06, Beffy Willow class of 05

References

  1. ^ SI.com Doug Jolley player page, NFL Tight End 2002-2006, retrieved May 4 2007
  2. ^ Scout.com: Doug Jolley Profile lists high school and college attended, retrieved May 4 2007
  3. ^ Hinton, Jay, Hurst's Chinese team to play on Dixie field, Deseret Morning News, April 22007, retrieved May 19 2007
  4. ^ Meg & Dia Profile, Lyrics On Demand, retrieved May 19 2007