Emsley A. Laney High School

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Emsley A. Laney High School
Location
2700 N College Rd
Wilmington, North Carolina 28405

United States
Information
Type Public
Motto "Our Treasure is Knowledge"
Established 1976
School district New Hanover County Schools
Superintendent Dr. Tim Markley
Principal Al O'Briant
Number of students 2,242
Color(s)      Blue
     Gold
Team name Buccaneers
Campus Lot size: 26.477 acres
Website

Emsley A. Laney High School is a high school in Wilmington, North Carolina, is named in honor of Emsley Armfield Laney, who distinguished himself as a business and community leader for several decades in Wilmington.

Laney is 747 students over capacity as of the 2015-16 school year.[1]

Athletics[edit]

The Laney High School "Buccaneers" have won state championships in wrestling (1992), baseball (2010), gymnastics (2005, 2006) and softball (1994, 1997, and 1998). The Bucs have also earned the title of Conference Champions in the following sports ( denotes Regional Champions):

  • Baseball - 2010 4A State Champions
  • Basketball (Boys) - 1984, 1985, 1987, 1991, 1998, 1999, 2000[2]
  • Basketball (Girls) - 2004, 2007[2]
  • Football - 1997, 1999, 2001[3]
  • Golf (Boys) - 2005
  • Lacrosse (Boys) - 2003, 2004, 2005
  • Soccer (Boys) - 2011, 2015 4A State Runner-up
  • Softball - 1994, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2005[4]
  • Volleyball - 1984, 1990, 1991, 1996, 1997
  • Wrestling - 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009
  • Tennis- 1992, 1993, 2012[5]

Notable alumni[edit]

Michael Jordan, pictured on the varsity basketball team in 1980, is perhaps Laney's most recognized alumni.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Frazier, Janae. "NHC high schools overcrowded; leaders discuss future". WECT News. WECT News. Retrieved 28 August 2015. 
  2. ^ a b "Buccaneers Basketball". Emsley A. Laney High School. December 8, 2007. Archived from the original on November 18, 2007. Retrieved 2007-12-10. 
  3. ^ "Buccaneers Football". Emsley A. Laney High School. November 10, 2007. Archived from the original on November 18, 2007. Retrieved 2007-12-10. 
  4. ^ "Buccaneers Softball". Emsley A. Laney High School. September 18, 2007. Archived from the original on December 27, 2007. Retrieved 2007-12-10. 
  5. ^ "Buccaneers Wrestling". Emsley A. Laney High School. December 5, 2007. Archived from the original on December 27, 2007. Retrieved 2007-12-10. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 34°18′08″N 77°52′31″W / 34.3021135°N 77.8752631°W / 34.3021135; -77.8752631