Lakeland Senior High School (Florida)
|Lakeland Senior High School|
|726 Hollingsworth Road
Lakeland, Florida 33801
(Second to None)
|Color(s)||Orange and black|
Lakeland Senior High School is the oldest public high school in Lakeland, Florida, United States. It is part of Polk County Public Schools. Lakeland Senior High School was the original high school in the city. It also shares its campus with Lois Cowles Harrison Center for the Visual and Performing Arts. Harrison students attend academic classes at Lakeland Senior High School. In 2001 Lakeland Senior High underwent a massive renovation.
Lakeland's football team has won six state championships, in 1986, 1996, 1999, 2004, 2005 and 2006.
The Dreadnaughts have played their home football games at Thomas W. Bryant Stadium since 1941. They won their inaugural game at the stadium on September 26, 1941, 33-0 over the Florida Military Academy.
The Lakeland Senior High School Band was founded in 1924.
- Lindsey Alley (1996), actress, cast member of The Mickey Mouse Club
- Andy Bean, professional golfer
- Ahmad Black (2007), Tampa Bay Buccaneers player
- Keon Broxton, MLB outfielder for the Milwaukee Brewers
- Charles T. Canady, Florida Supreme Court justice
- Lawton Chiles (1948), Governor of Florida, 1991–1998
- Ronnie Ghent (1990), NFL player
- Kay Hagan, U.S. Senator; niece of Lawton Chiles
- Arthur Hendrix, tennis player
- Allen Hunt (1982), talk radio host
- Drew Hutchison, MLB player with Pittsburgh Pirates
- Lee Janzen, professional golfer, two-time US Open winner
- Frances Langford, singer, entertainer and film actress
- Neva Jane Langley (1953), Miss America
- Josh Lucas, MLB pitcher for the Oakland Athletics
- Sona MacDonald (1979), European actress
- Aaron Marsh (Orchestra Department, Class of 1999), singer/songwriter, lead singer of Copeland
- Lauren Miller, actor and screenwriter
- Elliott Morgan (Musical Theatre Department, Class of 2005), actor, writer, producer, YouTube personality
- Karen Olivo, stage and television actor
- Wayne Peace (1980), football player
- Steve Pearce (2001), professional baseball player
- Maurkice Pouncey (2007), NFL player, Pittsburgh Steelers
- Mike Pouncey (2007), NFL player, Miami Dolphins 
- Boog Powell, MLB player, two-time World Series champion, four-time All-Star, 1970 American League MVP
- Chris Rainey (2007), NFL player, Pittsburgh Steelers
- Rey Robinson, 1972 track & field Olympian, former world record holder in 100 meter sprint
- Dennis A. Ross (1977), U.S. Congressman
- Chris Sale, MLB pitcher for Boston Red Sox and Chicago White Sox, six-time All-Star
- Susan Sherouse (Orchestra Department, Class of 2001), violinist
- Rod Smart (1995), NFL player
- Park Trammell, U.S. Senator; 21st Governor of Florida
Old Lakeland High School
The Old Lakeland High School is located at 400 North Florida Avenue in Lakeland and in 1993 was added to the National Register of Historic Places. Over the years the building has housed several different schools including the Lakeland Junior High School, Polk Opportunity Center and Lakeland Middle Academy (renamed the Lawton Chiles Middle Academy in 1999).
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