Station Camp High School
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|Station Camp High School|
|Motto||"Home of the Bison"|
|Head teacher||Arthur Crook, Principal|
|Number of students||1,660|
|Color(s)||Maroon & Gray|
Station Camp High School (SCHS), located at 1040 Bison Trail, Gallatin, Tennessee, is a public high school that opened in 2002. In 2015, over 1,600 students attended the school. Arthur Crook is the current Principal.
Station Camp High School was created to ease overpopulation in three Sumner County public schools: Gallatin High School, Hendersonville High School, and Beech Senior High School. It is a four-year high school, but during the first years of operation, juniors and seniors could stay at their schools of origin. Freshmen and sophomores could attend the school an older brother or sister was currently attending.
David Hallman, the first principal, hired staff at a temporary building on the school property while overseeing construction of the plant and facilities. Guidance and administration registered students at the same building. Eventually, the office was moved to the Board of Education building where rooms were prepared for the opening of the 2002-2003 school year.
The facility located on Lower Station Camp Creek Road was not completed, so students and staff had to meet at 695 East Main Street in Gallatin. The temporary facility was the former Gallatin Junior High that was being renovated to house the administrative offices of the Sumner County Board of Education. For two months, classes met in former classrooms, portables, and temporary classrooms in the Teacher Center. During those two months, the population exceeded predictions causing some classes to be moved and additional teachers to be hired.
SCHS was in the middle of the hardest hit areas during the April 7 tornadoes. The inside of the building itself was relatively unscrathed. Outside, only two light poles were blown down on the left side of the building, but damage was sustained to the roof of the gymnasium. Several of the athletic fields were damaged. The baseball and softball fields were destroyed, along with the field house. Additionally, several of the football field lights were toppled, and the school had to provide extra lighting for the 2006 football season. An entire row of trees along Lower Station Camp Creek Road was torn apart, changing the view south of the school.
During the Nashville flood in May 2010, the school's grounds were damaged when Station Camp Creek overflowed its banks. The majority of damage was done to the football practice field and the baseball fields.
Station Camp competes in the Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association.
As of 2008-2009 season the boys and girls cross country teams have made it to the state competition 7 of the 7 years the school has been open. Holding one individual state champion (Ryne "Squeaky" Sexton) and multiple region team/individual championships and one team sumner county championship (men's) and several individual sumner county champions. And in the 2008-2009 season, the bison went on to achieve a runner-up (2nd place) victory at the state meet, narrowly losing to Martin Luther King school, by twelve points.
In 2009, SCHS graduated an award-winning player in John Jenkins. Jenkins was the Tennessee Mr. Basketball winner in both his junior and senior years. He was also a member of multiple High School All-America teams and was named Gatorade Player of the Year for 2008-2009. In the 2009 season (his final at SCHS) he led all high school divisions in the nation in scoring. Jenkins, a highly recruited high school player, attended Vanderbilt University for 3 years. Following his junior season, Jenkins entered the NBA draft, where he was selected by the Atlanta Hawks.
- On November 2, the 2007 Station Camp High School football team won their first region championship with a regular season record of 9 - 1. The Bison hosted Meigs County in the first round of the TSSAA Playoffs on Friday, November 9, 2007.
- Ice Hockey
- Track and Field
- In 2007-2008 the track and field team had two teams and two individuals compete in the state finals. They finished with a state championship in the 4 by 8 relay. In 2008-2009 they finished with another state championship in the 4 by 8 relay.
- Track and Field
Seven runners have claimed state championships. Ryne "Squeaky" Sexton (2004) won the Cross-Country State Championship in 2003, and Brandon Byram (2007) won the 200-Meter Dash in both 2006 and 2007. Only one year after Byrams parting the Station Camp 4 x 800 meter relay team (John Pszenitzki, Jordan Dykes, Zack Parker, and Christian Upchurch) smashes the school record with an 8:12.50 and takes the top spot on the podium (2008). Making them the first team/relay state champions in Station Camps history. The 4 by 800 meter relay team (now consisting of John Pszenitzki, Jordan Dykes, Nick Gammon, and Christian Upchurch), returned in 2009 to defend their title, grabbing another state win with the impressive time of 8:08.22.
- Sumner County Fact Book 2007-2008. The News Examiner & The Hendersonville Star News. 2007. "The great sports memorys of John Pszenitzki"