Joppatowne High School
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|Joppatowne High School|
Joppatowne's main entrances
Logo on the exterior of
Joppatowne High School
|555 Joppa Farm Rd.
Joppatowne, Maryland, (Harford County)
|Type||Public, government funded|
|School district||Harford County Public Schools|
|Principal||Pamela W. Zeigler|
|Website||Joppatowne High School website|
Joppatowne High School was established in 1973.
Homeland Security program
In August 2007, Joppatowne became the first high school to specialize in teaching skills useful to the industries serving U.S. Homeland Security. Mother Jones magazine reported that, funded by government agencies as well as defense firms, students in the school's "Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness magnet program will study cybersecurity and geospatial intelligence, respond to mock terror attacks, and receive limited security clearances at the nearby Army chemical warfare lab." The school is also expected to offer lessons in Arabic and other languages useful to current US homeland security interests. The graduating class of 2010 featured the Homeland Security program's first graduates.
Joppatowne High School is located on 555 Joppa Farm Road in Joppa, Maryland. The school is in the southwest corner of Harford County, just south of U.S. Route 40. The school borders the districts of Fallston High School and Edgewood High School.
- Academic Team
- Anime Club
- Bible Club
- French Club
- Leo Club
- Spanish Club
- Debate Team
American football, cheerleading, boys' and girls' soccer, field hockey, cross-country, golf, volleyball
Boys' and girls' basketball, cheerleading, swimming, wrestling
Track and field, boys' and girls' lacrosse, tennis, baseball, softball
School sports accomplishments
Joppatowne's football won the state championships in 1975 and 2003.
Its varsity boys' basketball team won the 1990 and 1991 Class A state championship. It's varsity girls' basketball won the 2009-10 state championship.
Joppatowne's varsity baseball team won back-to-back Maryland State Championships in 1976 and 1977. It was the first team in the state to do so.
- Raymond Bivens, class of 1993 is the Director of Delaware State Parks.
- Claudia Negrey, class of 1984 is director of global strategy for Verizon.
- Christopher Cullison, class of 1993 is the Co-founder of ZeroFox and Vice President, Emerging Technologies for the firm.
- Richard K. Impallaria, State Delegate.
- Phillip Tillman, played football at Valley Forge Military Academy, Pittsburgh Panthers and is currently[when?] playing with the Erie RiverRats.
- John R. Thomas, Jay Thomas, class of 1985, is a professor of law at Georgetown University.
- Wendy Davis, class of 1984, works as an actress in Hollywood. Her latest project is the Lifetime series Army Wives. She has also appeared in episodes of Grey's Anatomy, Cold Case, Coach and many other shows. She was a regular in the series The New WKRP in Cincinnati and High Incident.
- Thori Staples played on the US National women's soccer team.
- Tim Braue, class of 1988, was the executive director of the 2000 Presidential campaign for George W. Bush in Maryland, served in the White House as a member of President Bush's staff, and was appointed by the President to serve in the United States Department of Justice. He was also a member of Governor Robert L. Ehrlich's staff in Annapolis. He has returned to the private practice of law.
- Chris Strovel, class of 1987, recently[when?] left a ten-year stint at WEPM radio in Martinsburg, West Virginia, to become a field representative for Congresswoman Shelley Moore Capito (WV-02).
- Jane Bellmyer, class of 1977, staff writer for The Cecil Whig, a daily newspaper based in Elkton, Maryland, since 2002. She spent the previous 25 years in radio news on WSER-AM, WAMD-AM and WXCY-FM. Winner of several Associated Press awards in broadcasting for editorial writing and in newspaper for spot news photography. Also winner of Maryland-Delaware-DC Press Association Award for religion reporting.
- Jeremy Navarre, Former,[when?] defensive end for the Arizona Cardinals; former defensive end at the University of Maryland.
- Ron Stallings, class of 2001, Professional Mixed Martial Arts fighter, a Strikeforce veteran and current UFC fighter, Born and raised in Joppatowne Maryland, Attended and graduated from JHS, currently trains with Team Lloyd Irvin in Prince George's County and runs a school in Bel Air MD