Heritage High School (Saginaw, Michigan)

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Heritage High School
Heritage High School (Michigan) logo.png
Address
3465 N. Center Road
Saginaw Township, Michigan, Saginaw County 48603
United States
Coordinates 43°27′22″N 84°00′57″W / 43.4561°N 84.0159°W / 43.4561; -84.0159Coordinates: 43°27′22″N 84°00′57″W / 43.4561°N 84.0159°W / 43.4561; -84.0159
Information
School type Public, High school
Established 1988
Status Open
School district Saginaw Township Community Schools
Superintendent Douglas Trombley
CEEB code 233286
NCES School ID 263045006701[1]
Principal Michael Newman
Athletic Director Pete Ryan
Teaching staff 76.29 (2012–13)[1]
Grades 9 to 12
Gender Co-ed
Number of students 1,565 (2012–13)[1]
Student to teacher ratio 20.51 (2012–13)[1]
Language English
Color(s)      Navy Blue
     Kelly Green
Athletics conference Saginaw Valley League
Mascot Hawks
Accreditation North Central Association
USNWR ranking Unranked[2]
Average ACT scores 26[3]
Class/Div Class A/Division 1
Website

Heritage High School is the primary high school in the Saginaw Township Community Schools district. Heritage is located on North Center Road in Saginaw Charter Township, Michigan and is recognized as an International Baccalaureate World School.

History[edit]

Heritage was the product of a merger between Douglas MacArthur High School (which now houses White Pine Middle School) and Dwight D. Eisenhower High School (which now houses Heritage) in 1988, after Eisenhower High School was severely damaged in a 1987 arson. Selecting one color from each of its parent schools, Heritage's official colors are Navy Blue and Kelly Green. Its nickname is "Hawks."

Academics[edit]

Heritage offers numerous Advanced Placement courses, and beginning with the 2006–2007 school year the school has participated in the International Baccalaureate program.

Heritage also has an Academic Quiz Bowl team where students compete in local tournaments and then advance onto state tournaments. Heritage also participates in the local Science Olympiad.

Demographics[edit]

Heritage High Schoo's demographic profile from the 2012–13 school year:[1]

Grade Students
9 473
10 400
11 319
12 372
Ungraded 1
TOTAL 1,565
Male Female
777 (49.6%) 788 (50.4%)
Enrollment (% of total)
Total Minority 451 (28.8%)
American Indian/Alaskan Native 4 (0.3%)
Asian/Pacific Islander 64 (4.1%)
Black 183 (11.7%)
Hispanic 171 (10.9%)
Caucasian 1,114 (71.2%)
Two or More Races 29 (1.9%)

Athletics[edit]

Heritage's football team competes in the Saginaw Valley League, going 9–0 in regular season play in 2006–2007. Heritage plays its home games at Larsen Field named in honor of former principal Allan Larsen.

The school's athletic teams include football, marching band/winterguard and percussion, cross-country, soccer, golf, basketball, pompon, swimming, tennis, cheerleading, hockey, skiing, wrestling, bowling, volleyball, baseball, softball, tennis, track, and lacrosse.

The varsity wrestling team "three-peated" for District champions in the 2008, 2009,and 2010 seasons.[4][5] They also went undefeated in the Saginaw Valley League in the 2010–2011 season.[6]

The men's varsity cross country team "Five-peated" as Saginaw Valley League and Saginaw County Champions. They were Regional champions through the 2007–2009 seasons, losing to grand Blanc in 2010 and taking back the title in 2011. The team placed 7th at the state meet in Division 1 competition in 2007, was the state runner up in 2008, placed 6th in 2009, placed 8th in 2010, and placed 8th in 2011.

The Hawks have won state championships in men's track, women's soccer, women's basketball, and pom pon. In 2002–03, Heritage was honored as an "Exemplary Athletic Program" by the Michigan Interscholastic Athletic Administrators' Association.

The boys ice hockey team has reached the state semi finals in 2004 and 2009[7][8]

The boys soccer team reached the State Class A Finals in 1991, playing to a 2 – 1 overtime loss to Class A Livonia Stevenson.[9]

The men's swim team of 1988–1989 was the first team to have a perfect season. The "Aqua-Hawks" won their first, and only, Saginaw Valley League Championship in 2002.

Sports[10]
 

Fall sports[edit]

  • Football
  • Volleyball
  • Cross country (boys and girls)
  • Boys soccer
  • Boys tennis
  • Girls golf
  • PomPon
 

Winter sports[edit]

  • Basketball (boys and girls)
  • Bowling (boys and girls)
  • Competitive Cheer
  • Ice hockey
  • Skiing (boys and girls)
  • Swimming/Diving (boys and girls)
  • Wrestling
 

Spring sports[edit]

  • Baseball
  • Lacrosse (boys and girls)
  • Softball
  • Track & field (boys and girls)\
  • Girl tennis
  • Girls soccer
  • Boy golf

Heritage High School Championships[edit]

Pompon

  • Varsity High Kick Champions – 2013
  • Class A State Champions – 2014, 2005, 2003, 2002, 1997, 1989

Other entertainment[edit]

Heritage students also produce four other annual shows: Mock Rock, the Culture Show, Mr Heritage, and the talent show. There is also Spring Fever day in the spring.

Mock Rock usually consists of about half a dozen acts, each of which parodies songs, television shows, or other aspects of popular culture. At the end of the event, the audience votes for the winning act by acclamation.

Mock Rock Winners:

  • 2011 Glee parody group, Glum. People's choice and third-place winners were Boys Against the World.
  • 2012 Bruno Mars Medley titled "Bruno Scars".
  • 2014 Pitch Perfect themed skit, titled "Pitch Imperfect". People's choice winners were a group of senior boys called the "Couch Potatoes" (being that their mascot was Mr. Potato Head)
  • 2015 The Other Direction Rendition of several different boy band songs. The Other Direction also won the People's Choice award.

The Culture Show comprises mostly musical acts selected and produced by the Heritage Multicultural Club. After the acts have concluded, the audience is invited to the Student Center to engage in a buffet of exotic foods.The first annual culture show took place in 1999.

Mr Heritage is HHS's male beauty pageant. Participants engage in a wide variety of activities, including a talent portion, dancing, and an interview. They are systematically eliminated by a group of staff judges until a winner is crowned "Mr Heritage" for that year.

The talent show is generally a more serious event than the other annual shows, offering an opportunity for Heritage's student body to showcase its abilities to the community.

Notable alumni[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "Search for Public Schools - School Detail for Heritage High School". National Center for Education Statistics. Institute of Education Sciences. Retrieved March 23, 2015. 
  2. ^ "Heritage High School in Saginaw, MI – Best High Schools – US News". usnews.com. 
  3. ^ "Heritage High School". K-12 School Rankings and Reviews at Niche.com. February 25, 2015. 
  4. ^ "2009 Team Wrestling Regionals". mhsaa.com. Retrieved March 27, 2015. 
  5. ^ "2010 Team Districts". mhsaa.com. Retrieved March 27, 2015. 
  6. ^ "Heritage wrestling claims first Saginaw Valley League title in program history". mlive.com. Retrieved March 27, 2015. 
  7. ^ "2004 MHSAA Ice Hockey Division 2 Semifinal Compuware Arena, Plymouth March 11, 2004". mhsaa.com. Retrieved March 27, 2015. 
  8. ^ "2009 MHSAA Ice Hockey Division 2 Semifinal Compuware Sports Arena, Plymouth March 12". mhsaa.com. Retrieved March 27, 2015. 
  9. ^ a b "Boys Soccer Yearly Champions". mhsaa.com. Retrieved March 27, 2015. 
  10. ^ "Heritage HS". MHSAA. 
  11. ^ "Boys Cross Country Yearly Champions". mhsaa.com. Retrieved March 27, 2015. 
  12. ^ "Boys Bowling Team Champions". mhsaa.com. Retrieved March 27, 2015. 
  13. ^ "Boys Track and Field Team Champions". mhsaa.com. Retrieved March 27, 2015. 
  14. ^ "Girls Basketball Yearly Champions". mhsaa.com. Retrieved March 27, 2015. 
  15. ^ "Girls Soccer Yearly Champions". mhsaa.com. Retrieved March 27, 2015. 
  16. ^ "Christin Trogan – Producer – Filmography (IMDb)". Internet Movie Database. 
  17. ^ "Michigan, MSU fans show their agony, ecstasy to nation". mlive. 

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