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In 2006 and 2007, Fairport won the Class AAA basketball championship in Section 5. In both years the team played against their arch rivals Rush Henrietta. The cheerleading squad has won three national titles as well as numerous other sectional and regional titles. The baseball team won three consecutive Section 5 Class AAA titles in 2005, 2006 and 2007.<ref name="GRANGER">{{cite news |title=Fairport baseball coach Granger dies at age 54 |url=http://www.democratandchronicle.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2007711290367 |publisher=''Democrat and Chronicle'' |date=2007-11-29 |accessdate=2007-11-29 }}</ref>
 
In 2006 and 2007, Fairport won the Class AAA basketball championship in Section 5. In both years the team played against their arch rivals Rush Henrietta. The cheerleading squad has won three national titles as well as numerous other sectional and regional titles. The baseball team won three consecutive Section 5 Class AAA titles in 2005, 2006 and 2007.<ref name="GRANGER">{{cite news |title=Fairport baseball coach Granger dies at age 54 |url=http://www.democratandchronicle.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2007711290367 |publisher=''Democrat and Chronicle'' |date=2007-11-29 |accessdate=2007-11-29 }}</ref>
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==FHS FIRST Robotics Team==
 
==FHS FIRST Robotics Team==

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Fairport High School
Address
1358 Ayrault Road
Fairport, New York
USA
Information
Type Public high school
Motto "Once a Raider always a Raider"
School district Fairport Central School District
Principal David Paddock
Grades 10-12
Enrollment 1789
Campus Suburban
Color(s) Red White and Blue
Mascot Red Raiders
Newspaper Lampion
Yearbook The Hourglass
Website

Fairport High School (FHS) is a public high school serving the tenth through twelfth grade in Fairport, NY and is part of the Fairport Central School District. Fairport's Principal is David Paddock. Paddock will be retiring at the end of the 2007-08 school year.

School Information

Current enrollment estimates place the student population around 1,800. The Class of 2007 comprises approximately 573 students. The Class of 2009 is the largest class to pass through FHS in approximately 15 years, with around 650 students. FHS takes part in numerous international exchange programs, including trips to Ireland, France, Spain, Germany and Italy. Approximately 8 students are currently enrolled at FHS for the current year.

History

In 1924 the high school was on West Avenue in the village of Fairport. Later, it was at Minerva Deland High School. July 10, 1968 marked the groundbreaking of the current Fairport High School, which opened to students on December 7, 1970.

FHS Sports

The Fairport High School athletic nickname is the Red Raiders. The school's colors are red, white and blue. FHS has a very strong athletic tradition in many of its varsity sports such as Swimming, Basketball, Football, Cheerleading, Hockey, Field Hockey, Volleyball, Soccer and Baseball. Fairport offers 34 varsity sports as well as offerings at the Junior Varsity and Modified levels.

In 2006 and 2007, Fairport won the Class AAA basketball championship in Section 5. In both years the team played against their arch rivals Rush Henrietta. The cheerleading squad has won three national titles as well as numerous other sectional and regional titles. The baseball team won three consecutive Section 5 Class AAA titles in 2005, 2006 and 2007.[1]


We love FHS Varsity Cheerleading! <3 BG SM MM KS HC

FHS FIRST Robotics Team

Fairport High School has been a participant in the FIRST Robotics Competition program for 10 years. When the team was founded in 1997 they were sponsored by Eastman Kodak and was known as Team 36 Kod-Red. In 1999 Kodak discontinued.their sponsorship of the Fairport FIRST Robotics team and the team was forced to find a new sponsor for financial support. The Gleason Works which is still the teams main sponsor eventually came to the rescue not only supporting the team financially but allowing students from Fairport High School to travel to The Gleason Works to build their robot. In 2000 they became the FIRST Philadelphia Regional Winners and the year after they became the FIRST Nasa VCU Regional Winners. In 2004 the team became the first Pittsburgh Finalist.

Finger Lakes Regional

  • Dr. Edward Hensel a team mentor was awarded the prestigious Woodie Flowers award.
  • Various peer awards were given to the team for the team's spirit.
  • A Daimler Chrysler Team spirit award was awarded to the team.

Philadelphia Regional

  • The team had the 3rd ranking 3d animation at the regional.

National Recognition

  • The team was awarded the website award of excellence for its website www.fairportfirst.com

Other

In addition, in recent years the FIRST team in Fairport has taken on the initiative to pursue the highest honor that FIRST bestows, the Chairman's Award, which celebrates a team that bests spreads the message of FIRST and transforms its school and community.

FHS Music

Fairport High School features an excellent music program. Day Jazz, Afternoon Jazz, Sophomore Band, Symphonic Band, Concert Band, Orchestra, Polyphonic Women's Choir, Polyphonic Mixed Choir, and Sophomore Choir are all credit-bearing ensembles. The groups usually obtain gold or gold with distinction ratings at NYSSMA festivals. Students from the three bands are also members of the Pep Band, which plays at home games, at pep rallies, and in parades. A Pit Orchestra is also selected from the top students every year to perform during the spring musical.

The Prisms Concert, which takes place every spring, is a concert featuring many of these groups, as well as students performing solos or small group pieces. This concert is unique because the groups play in different areas of the auditorium. A spotlight focuses on the group or student performing as they play one three-minute piece. When they finish, the spotlight moves to another performer.

Brotherhood/Sisterhood Week

Every spring, Fairport students celebrate Brotherhood/Sisterhood Week. The week is focused around Civility, Awareness, Respect, and Embrace (CARE). The event is most prominent at FHS, where a different activity takes place each day of the week. Monday is Family Talk Day, during which a student and an adult are selected to speak to the students. Tuesday consists of a presentation during which student "voices" writings are read. The writings anonymously tell students' feelings about CARE. On Wednesday, a community member is asked to speak. On Wednesday of the 2007 celebration, Rachel's Challenge visited the school. The program encouraged students to improve the atmosphere of their school. The program impacted the students in a large way, partly because they had lost a beloved member of the student body the night before. Wednesday is also the annual Junior-4th Grade walk. The district's 4th and 11th graders walk the village streets together to build relationships with each other. Thursday's program is known as Unplugged, and is a non-stop musical performance available to students with free periods or lunch. Friday concludes the eventful week with Outreach Day. On this day, the entire school is bused to the three elementary schools. Students meet with their new little brothers and sisters for an hour. They play games and teach them about CARE.

Notable Alumni

2007-08 Tragedies

In 2007, Fairport High School suffered several tragedies.

Teen Deaths

In August 2006, Fairport student Alexander Ciarico drowned while swimming in the Erie Canal.

In March 2007, Fairport student Natalie Giambattista died from cancer.[2]

Traffic accident

On June 26, 2007, five recent graduates from Fairport High School died in a traffic accident. The girls were traveling to one of the girl's parents' Keuka Lake camp when their SUV crashed head-on into a tractor trailer.[3] Hannah Congdon, Bailey Goodman, Meredith McClure, Sara Monnat and Katie Shirley were the victims. All five girls had been members of the Fairport Varsity Cheerleading Squad, but Shirley left the squad her Freshman year. The girls had all graduated from FHS five days before the accident occurred.

Church services and a candlelight vigil were held in memory of the girls in the 24 hours following the accident. Before sunrise, about a hundred students gathered on a grassy hill overlooking the high school, where counselors were available all day. Hundreds passed through the school during the day, and even more came to the same hill that night for the vigil. The hill is now called "Angel Hill."

Fairport continues to remember Sara, Bailey, Katie, Meredith and Hannah giving the five the nickname "Fairport's Angels."

College death

On September 6, 2007, David Anderson, a 2007 graduate from Fairport High School, was found dead in his room at Brigham Young University[4]

Baseball coach dies

On November 28, 2007, Pete Granger, coach of the Raiders varsity baseball team, died from cancer.[1]

See also

References

  1. ^ a b "Fairport baseball coach Granger dies at age 54". Democrat and Chronicle. 2007-11-29. Retrieved 2007-11-29. 
  2. ^ "2007 Teen's death leaves "hole in ... hearts" url=http://64.233.169.104/search?q=cache:7z_3iXslSAwJ:ldsfiles.com/news/archives/2007_03_01_index.php+Natalie+Giambattista&hl=en&ct=clnk&cd=1&gl=us". LDS News. 2007-3-29.  Check date values in: |date= (help);
  3. ^ "Five Young Women Killed In Fiery Car Crash". cbsnews.com. Retrieved 2007-11-05. 
  4. ^ "2007 Fairport grad found dead in Utah". Democrat and Chronicle. 2007-09-07. Retrieved 2007-09-08. 

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