Granada Undivided High School
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|Granada Undivided High School|
The school in 2013
|201 South Hoisington Street
|School district||Granada Re-1|
|Color(s)||Green and white|
|Athletics conference||Arkansas Valley League|
As a school project, students have set up a museum with details about and artifacts from the Granada War Relocation Center. John Hopper, a history teacher at the school, started a program in the early 1990s to educate students about the Japanese American internment camp located near the community during World War II, gathering photos and interviewing those interned at the camps. Through the efforts of students and their Amache Preservation Society, the camp has been designated as a National Historic Landmark. Students from the school have traveled around the state, teaching other students about the internment camp.
Despite the school's extremely small enrollment, the school's sports teams have earned recognition as state champions in several sports administered by the Colorado High School Activities Association:
- Baseball: 1991 (1A-2A) and 1995 (2A)
- Boys' basketball: 1989 (A-II) and 1991 (1A)
- Girls' basketball: 1996 (1A)
- American football: 1979, 1988 and 2006 (A-8). The Granada High School Bobcats won the 2006 Class A 8-man football state championship in triple overtime with a 47–46 win against Stratton Senior High School, after three previous championship game losses against Stratton.
- Data for Granada Undivided High School, National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed July 23, 2007.
- Granada Pioneer, National Park Service. Accessed July 23, 2007.
- Frazier, Deborah. "Japanese-American recalls father held at Colorado camp", Rocky Mountain News, December 7, 2006. Accessed July 23, 2007. "Okubo said John Hopper, who became a history teacher at Granada High School about 15 years ago, transformed local attitudes about Camp Amache. Hopper said he wanted to give students a sense of local history, so they began gathering photos and interviewing Japanese-Americans who had been at Amache. We've taken our presentation to schools and colleges across Colorado, he said. It's controversial because some people still think it was the right thing to do. Hopper's students worked with Sen. Wayne Allard, R-Colo., Sen. Ken Salazar, D-Colo., and Rep. Marilyn Musgrave, R-Colo., to win National Historic Site designation."
- "Students shed light on history of Camp Amache", Lamar Daily News, February 28, 2006. Accessed July 23, 2007.
- Granada High School, Colorado High School Activities Association. Accessed July 23, 2007.
- State Team Champions Archived 2008-12-30 at the Wayback Machine., Colorado High School Activities Association. Accessed July 23, 2007.
- "Granada served trophy on plate Bobcats claw Dolores for title", The Gazette (Colorado Springs), May 14, 1995. Accessed July 23, 2007. "After winning the Class 2A state tournament Saturday, the Granada High School baseball team packed plenty of cargo for its 200-mile drive home to southeastern Colorado."
- "Go, go, Granada", The Pueblo Chieftain, November 28, 2006. Accessed July 23, 2007.
- Amache Preservation Society
- Data for Granada Undivided High School from the National Center for Education Statistics
- Granada Undivided High School School Accountability report for 2005–2006 from the Colorado Department of Education