Lakeland Senior High School (Florida)
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|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 The 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 6 state championships in 1986, 1996, 1999, 2004, 2005 and 2006.
They won the High School Football National Championship in 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. In 1987, the wind ensemble earned the John Philip Sousa Foundation's Sudler Flag of Honor. In 1994, the symphony band also received this award. This makes Lakeland High the first school to receive the award twice.
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- Ahmad Black (2007), Tampa Bay Buccaneers player
- Keon Broxton, minor league baseball player
- Charles T. Canady, Florida Supreme Court justice
- Lawton Chiles (1948), Governor of Florida from 1991–1998
- Kay Hagan, United States Senator, niece of Lawton Chiles
- Arthur Hendrix, tennis player
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- Drew Hutchison, MLB baseball player with the Pittsburgh Pirates
- Lee Janzen, American professional golfer and two-time US Open winner
- Frances Langford, American singer and entertainer
- Neva Jane Langley (1953), Miss America 
- Sona MacDonald (1979), European actress
- Wayne Peace (1980), American football player
- Steve Pearce (2001), American professional baseball player
- Maurkice Pouncey (2007), Pittsburgh Steelers player
- Mike Pouncey (2007), Miami Dolphins player
- Boog Powell, American professional baseball player
- Chris Rainey (2007), Pittsburgh Steelers player
- Rey Robinson, 1972 US Track & Field Olympian and former world record holder in the 100 meter sprint
- Dennis A. Ross (1977), United States Congressman
- Chris Sale, 5-time MLB All Star with the Chicago White Sox
- Rod Smart (1995), NFL player
- Ronnie Ghent (1990), NFL player 
- Steve Pearce, MLB baseball player with the Tampa Bay Rays 
- Evan Chambers, Minor League player with the Pittsburgh Pirates 
- Park Trammell, US Senator and 21st Governor of Florida
- Aaron Marsh (Orchestra Department, Class of 1999), singer/songwriter; lead singer, Copeland
- Lauren Miller, actor and screenwriter
- Karen Olivo, stage and television actor (Most Notable Alumni According to students and Faculty)
- Susan Sherouse (Orchestra Department, Class of 2001), violinist
- Elliott Morgan (Musical Theatre Department, Class of 2005), actor, writer, host, producer and YouTube personality.
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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