Strong Vincent High School

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Strong Vincent High School
1300 West 8th Street
Erie, Pennsylvania, 16502
United States
Type Public
Motto Virtute non viribus Vincent
(by courage, not by force of arms, we conquer)
Established 1930
Principal Sherry Prater - Principal
Michael Pisano - Assistant Principal
Barb Zimmer - Assistant Principal
Number of students 650
Color(s) Red and black
Team name Colonels
Newspaper "The Colonel"

Strong Vincent High School is a public high school in Erie, Pennsylvania.


Construction of Strong Vincent High School began in 1928 and the school opened for classes in 1930 with the first class graduating in 1931. It was the first high school on Erie's west side. Originally named West High School, the name was later changed to honor General Strong Vincent. The school was dedicated in 1930 by the Rev. Boyd Vincent, brother of General Strong Vincent.


Strong Vincent is a member of the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association (PIAA) in District 10, Region 6.

Pennsylvania State Championships[edit]

Sport Year(s)
Basketball 1985
Football 1991

Swimming Team, many, most recently 1964; many individual All Americans.

Wrestling, many individual State Champions, including Timmy McCall, and Terry Magoon, 1964.

Notable alumni[edit]


Name Class year Notability Reference(s)
Tom Lawless 1974 Major League Baseball player Tom Lawless
Maurice Williams 2007 Arena Football League player Maurice Williams

Film and Television[edit]

Name Class year Notability Reference(s)
Ann B. Davis 1944 Movie and TV actor Ann B. Davis

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Coordinates: 42°07′03″N 80°06′48″W / 42.1174°N 80.11344°W / 42.1174; -80.11344