New Hanover High School
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|New Hanover High School|
|1307 Market Street
Wilmington, North Carolina 28401
|School district||New Hanover County Schools|
|Superintendent||Dr. Tim Markley|
|Principal||Dr. Rob Morgan|
|Color(s)||Orange and Black|
New Hanover High School is a high school located in downtown Wilmington, North Carolina. New Hanover High is the oldest existing high school in Wilmington. The original building, designed by William J. Wilkins and constructed in 1919, underwent a complete renovation at the start of the 21st century. It is a part of New Hanover County Schools.
New Hanover is the most diverse high school in New Hanover County. The school's ethnicity is 50% Caucasian, 43% African-American, 5% Hispanic and 2% of other ethnic classification. The school has an enrollment of 1,721 students & staff of 930 people. Before moving to its current location, the school was known as Wilmington High School. As such, it opened in 1898, making the school today one of the oldest public high schools in North Carolina.
The tradition of Wildcat Athletics is exemplified in the 30 4-A State Championships. These include 14 Boys Basketball, 5 Baseball, 4 Football, 3 Boys Tennis, 3 Softball, and 3 Boys Golf.
The high school's gym was featured in a season 4 episode of the TV series One Tree Hill when the Tree Hill Ravens played their state semifinal game vs. Verona. It was also featured in the 1987 film Hiding Out, and in the film Blue Velvet.
- Cody Arnoux- Class of 2006 – played for Everton F.C., currently playing for the Wilmington Hammerheads F.C
- Andrew Barnhill -Class of 2006, Democratic Politician, NC Senate Candidate
- David Brinkley – longtime news anchor for NBC and ABC; famous for the Huntley-Brinkley Report and This Week
- Alge Crumpler – Class of 1996, former NFL tight end (2001–2010), 4x Pro Bowl player, All Pro Tight end 2003
- Rod Delmonico – former baseball coach at the University of Tennessee
- Roman Gabriel – former NFL quarterback (Los Angeles Rams, Philadelphia Eagles)
- James Goodnight – CEO, SAS Institute
- Nikki Griffin – actress
- Raymond D. Gumb – Computer scientist, professor, and author.
- William D. Halyburton, Jr. – U.S. Navy, World War II, posthumous Medal of Honor recipient
- Sonny Jurgensen – Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterback (Philadelphia Eagles, Washington Redskins)
- Charles P. Murray, Jr. – U.S. Army, World War II, Medal of Honor recipient
- Trot Nixon – Class of 1993, former professional baseball player (Boston Red Sox, Cleveland Indians)
- Don Payne – Class of 1982, writer and producer for The Simpsons and other television and film projects
- Cecil R. Reynolds – Class of 1969, noted psychologist, author, and test developer
- Robert Ruark – author of Something of Value
- Jay Ross – Class of 2005 – NFL Defensive tackle Green Bay Packers
- George Shepard – former coach of the North Carolina Tar Heels 
- Clyde Simmons – former NFL defensive end (Philadelphia Eagles, Arizona Cardinals)
- Ross Tomaselli – current midfielder for the Wilmington Hammerheads
- Steelman, Ben. "What is the History of New Hanover High School?" StarNews. MyReporter. 3 Mar. 2010. 11 Jul. 2010.
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- Spiers, Jonathan (March 27, 2013). "Wilmington native Don Payne, writer for 'The Simpsons' and 'Thor,' passes away". Port City Daily. Retrieved 2013-03-27.
- "New Hanover High School Fact Sheet." New Hanover County Schools. 2008.