Sequatchie County High School
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|Sequatchie County High School|
7067 SR 28
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Sequatchie County High School is a four-year public high school located in Dunlap, Tennessee. It is one of three schools in the Sequatchie County School Board, and is the only public high school in the district.
The school's colors are purple and gold, and its mascot is a Native American Indian.
The first high school in Sequatchie County was constructed in 1909. The current high school was built on State Route 28 just south of Dunlap in 1978.
SCHS offers a wide variety of courses including math, science, language, fine arts, physical education, social studies, and vocation. The current graduation requirement is 26 credits.
SCHS is a member of the Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association (TSSAA).
The school's athletic teams go by the nickname "Indians" for the boys' teams and "Lady Indians" for the girls' teams.
Sequatchie County High School competes in the following sports.
- Cross Country
- Track and Field
The school's two athletic state championships were won by the girls' softball team in 1990, finishing with a (20-6) record, and individually by Hunter Lewis (2011) in the triple jump event with a long jump of 44 ft. and 6 in. However, despite the lack of state championships, the school's athletic teams and individual student athletes routinely compete in post-season play. In 1996, the baseball team finished 3rd in the state tournament.
The first football teams were fielded in the mid 1920s, and then continuously since 1940, with the exception of the fall of 1944 due to the lack of players because of World War II. The 1973 team lost in the Class A State Championship to Dyer County by a score of (31-26) for a (12-1) season record. They continue to advance into post-season play on a regular basis. The 2015 season will mark the 77th football team in SCHS history.
Both the boys' and girls' basketball teams routinely participate in the state basketball playoffs as well.
The SCHS Band includes saxophones, trumpets, clarinets, flutes, piccolos, trombones, baritones, and percussion. The band participates in marching activities for the first semester and concert activities during the second semester.