E. O. Smith High School
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|E. O. Smith High School|
1235 Storrs Road
|School district||Regional School District 19|
|Color(s)||Red and black|
E. O. Smith High School, named after politician Edwin O. Smith, is a secondary school located in Storrs, Connecticut, United States. E. O. Smith was established by the University of Connecticut in 1958.
Students from surrounding towns such as Coventry and Windham may also attend E. O. Smith, as participants in the school's Agriculture Education program, if their school does not offer an agriculture program. The E. O. Smith campus lies adjacent to the larger campus of the University of Connecticut. E. O. Smith High School was established in 1958 as a regional school to serve the towns of Ashford and Mansfield. Originally part of the University of Connecticut campus, owned by the state, and operated by the university, it has been operated as a regional public school since 1987. In 1993 the town of Willington was added to the region served by the school.
The current principal is Dr. Louis DeLoretto.
Clubs and activities
The E.O. Smith Drama Club presents four shows per year, including a winter musical, two straight shows in the fall and spring, and a night of senior directed one acts at the end of the year. The spring show is performed at the Connecticut Drama Association Festival where cast and crew members have a chance to win awards and advance to the New England Drama Festival. E.O. Smith's Drama Club has won several awards from the Connecticut Drama Association including outstanding performance for Animal Farm (2009) and Lily's Purple Plastic Purse (2010), allowing them to continue on to the New England Drama Festival, which E.O. Smith hosted in 2009. Several E. O. Smith actors have also won individual awards for their performances in the shows or in the Connecticut Drama Association Monologue Contest.
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