Soldotna High School
|Soldotna High School|
|425 W. Marydale Ave.
Soldotna, Alaska 99669
|Type||Comprehensive public high school|
|School district||Kenai Peninsula Borough School District|
Soldotna High School is a public high school serving grades 10-12 in Soldotna, Alaska. The school's primary objective is to prepare students for college and career opportunities. The school colors are silver and blue, and the mascot is a star. Approximately 500 students are currently enrolled. The school operates under the authority of the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District. The current principal is Tony Graham and the vice principal is Randy Neil.
Sports and Activities
Sports offered include cross country running, swimming, football, cheerleading, cross country skiing, basketball, volleyball, wrestling, track and field, soccer, baseball, and softball. Activities offered include Drama, Swing Choir, Jazz Band, SkillsUSA, Student Council, National Honor Society, and After School Art Studio activities.
In 2006 the school won its first small school football state championship over Kodiak. In 2007, they defended the championship again against Kodiak, the first time in Soldotna's 27-year history to go undefeated against all opposing schools. In 2008 the school again defended the championship by beating Kodiak 28-6. The school again went undefeated. In 2010 the school's football team again went undefeated and won the small school state football championship, this time beating longtime rival Kenai by a record-setting score. In 2015, the football team won their fourth-straight medium school state championship, against Kenai, and were undefeated for a state record 39 straight games. In 2016, Soldotna's team won their fifth-straight medium school state championship over Palmer High School, and reaching 49 straight games without a loss.This achievement placed the Stars third on USA Today's list of high school football winning streaks, and was voted as KTUU's number 2 sports story of 2016. Soldotna Football was also featured on Bleacher Report, highlighting the weather conditions in which the team plays.
In 2006, the Soldotna High School soccer team took 4th place in Alaska's all-schools' division, the second-highest finish ever by a Kenai Peninsula high school.
The Soldotna High School Chapter of SkillsUSA has hosted the last two district conferences. Soldotna's chapter has also had members serving as State Officers for the last nine years. Soldotna High School has won Quiz Bowl at the state conference in 2017, 2016, and 2014. Soldotna has had at least one member of their chapter attend the National Leadeship and Skills Conference in Louisville, KY for the last 3 years.
The Alaska Department of Education and Early Development's 2017 Teacher of the Year, James Harris, is an English teacher and English department chair at Soldotna High School.
- Marshall Boze, former MLB player (Milwaukee Brewers)
- Chris Mabeus, former MLB player (Milwaukee Brewers)
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