George Nelson Tremper High School
|George Nelson Tremper High School|
|Kenosha, Wisconsin, USA|
|Motto||Be Respectful, Be Responsible, Be Safe, Be Your Best|
|Color(s)||Royal Blue and Scarlet Red|
George Nelson Tremper High School is a high school located in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Part of the Kenosha Unified School District, it was named after George Nelson Tremper, the principal of Kenosha High School from 1911 to 1944. The mascot of Tremper High School is the Trojan.
Built to relieve overcrowding at Bradford High School, the original 272,786-square-foot (25,342.6 m2) school was completed in the fall of 1964, with the first class graduating in June 1965. A successful referendum in 2005 gave the school a new, larger field house, team locker rooms, and a new weight room. In the summer of 2009, the cafeteria was remodeled and expanded into the original commons.
Transgender student prom controversy
In 2016, the school disallowed a transgender student from running for prom king, suggesting that he instead run for prom queen. The student initiated an online petition, and his schoolmates organized sit-ins, leading the Kenosha Unified School District to require the prom court ballot to list candidates "under the gender for which they identify". The school had also barred the student from using the boys' bathroom. The student filed a lawsuit against the school district with the U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights, seeking to be able to use the boys' bathroom.
Clubs and activities
Tremper's yearbook, The Classics, 2002 edition, Coming Up for Air, was awarded the Journalism Education Association First Place, Best of Show in April 2003. In 2006, the Classics Shift Within placed second at the JEA/NSPA Denver, 2007 Conference.
Every year, Tremper Student Government organizes the largest student-led blood drive in Wisconsin, recruiting about 2000 donors. The Blood Centers of Southeast Wisconsin have verified its number one standing. The blood drive receives support from blood centers throughout southeast Wisconsin, who close down to send support staff and equipment to the school.
The athletic teams compete in the WIAA Southeast Conference. Athletic teams include:
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