Grundy Senior High School

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Grundy High School
1300 Goldenwave Dr.


Coordinates37°16′59.16″N 82°6′53.28″W / 37.2831000°N 82.1148000°W / 37.2831000; -82.1148000Coordinates: 37°16′59.16″N 82°6′53.28″W / 37.2831000°N 82.1148000°W / 37.2831000; -82.1148000
School typePublic high school
School districtBuchanan County Public Schools
SuperintendentMelanie Hibbitts
PrincipalKaren Brown
FacultySee Here
Enrollment430 (2016-17)[1]
Color(s)     Navy &      Gold
MascotGolden Wave
Rival SchoolsChristiansburg High School, Hurley High School, Twin Valley High School
Athletic ConferenceSouthern Empire Conference

Grundy Senior High School is a public high school located east of Grundy, Virginia on Slate Creek in Buchanan County, Virginia. It is part of the Buchanan County Public Schools system. The school is known for its Scholastic Bowl team, which qualified for the VHSL state tournament in 2014 and 2015. Athletic teams compete in the Virginia High School League's A Black Diamond District in 2A West Conference 39. Grundy is a National Blue Ribbon School.


The school is renowned for its wrestling program, which has won 23 state championships, the most of any high school in Virginia, and has been ranked nationally.[2]

State Wrestling Tournament
Class Finish Year(s)
AA First 1978, 1987-1998, 2000, 2001
AA Second 2002, 2003, 2005, 2008, 2010, 2011
A First 2012, 2013
2A First 2014, 2016, 2017
2A Second 2015
1 First 2018, 2019

Kevin Dresser was the head coach 1989-1996. Travis Fiser has been the head coach since 1997.[3]

Notable alumni[edit]

  • Lee Smith - Author (attended two years)[4]
  • Jayma Mays - Actress (Red Eye, Paul Blart Mall Cop, Epic Movie, Glee)[5]
  • Ryan O'Quinn - Actor
  • Heath Calhoun - US paralympian, Wounded Warrior Projectspokesperson
  • Beverly Perdue - Former Governor of North Carolina[6]
  • Francis Gary Powers - CIA pilot shot down flying a reconnaissance mission over the Soviet Union, precipitating the 1960 U2 Incident.<ref>"Biography On U-2 Pilot Francis Gary Powers" (PDF). United States Department of Defense. Retrieved 29 March 2019.</


  1. ^ "Grundy High". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved February 26, 2019.
  2. ^ "VHSL Record Book". Virginia High School League.
  3. ^ "Travis Fiser has continued winning tradition at Grundy, has found home in coalfields of Southwest Virginia". Bristol Herald Courier.
  4. ^ Parrish, Nancy (1999). Lee Smith, Annie Dillard, and the Hollins Group: A Genesis of Writers. Louisiana State University Press. p. 170. ISBN 9780807142356.
  5. ^ Hämmerling Smith, Nina. "HOT GALLERY: Who Are These Sporty Stars?". Snakkle. Retrieved May 27, 2014.
  6. ^ Hypes, Larry (November 7, 2008). "Grundy grad to be N.C. governor, Yanks may win, and coal needs a friend". Bluefield Daily Telegraph. Retrieved May 27, 2014.

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