Seekonk High School
|Seekonk High School|
261 Arcade Avenue
|Number of students||586 (2015-16)|
|Color(s)||Navy Blue, Columbia Blue and White|
|Website||Seekonk High School|
Seekonk High School is a public high school operated by Seekonk Public Schools in Seekonk, Massachusetts. It serves the district's 9–12 student population. The school's mission statement is "All students will achieve their maximum potential by becoming responsible, productive citizens and life-long learners."
The class of 1967 was the first to graduate from Seekonk High (June, 1967). Seekonk students prior to this attended high school at nearby East Providence High School in East Providence, Rhode Island or Tolman High School in Pawtucket, Rhode Island depending on the area of town they resided in or private high schools. When East Providence High School was unable to continue accepting Seekonk students the class of 1966 students from the south end of town attended Dighton-Rehoboth High School. The newly constructed Seekonk High School was finished in time for class of 1967 to return for their Junior year (1965–66). Some of the students chose to remain at Dighton-Rehoboth or other schools. In 2001, the school was renovated and a larger pool was added.
Seekonk High School competes in the South Coast Conference(SCC). Divisions in sports range from D2-D4 depending on the sport. Mascot is the Warrior. Seekonk is usually a top contender in their conference in almost all sports offered.
Fall Sports: 1. Boys Golf, 2. Boys Soccer, 3. Football, 4. Girls XC, 5. Boys XC, 6. Volleyball, 7. Cheerleading 8. Field Hockey, 9. Girls Soccer
Winter Sports: 1. Boys Basketball 2. Girls Basketball 3. Girls Indoor Track 4. Boys Indoor Track 5. Boys Swim 6. Girls Swim 7. Gymnastics(Case/Seekonk) 8. Ice Hockey (D.R./Seekonk)
Spring Sports: 1. Baseball 2. Softball 3. Boys & Girls Outdoor Track 4. Boys Tennis 5. Girls Tennis
The football team was noted for an undefeated regular season in 2007-2008. A highlight of the sports season is the annual Thanksgiving "Turkey Day" game against their rivals from neighboring Dighton-Rehoboth (Dighton, MA).
The Seekonk High School band program, under longtime director John Smialek, has received multiple awards and honors. As of 2016, the band has received nine Platinum awards in ten years at the annual Great East Festival in Westfield, Massachusetts; this is the highest honor awarded at the festival. In 2011, the band earned the Overall Grand Championship Award for wind ensembles at the 2010-11 Cruise Festivals; this represents the highest score overall from all Cruise Festival events on Royal Caribbean and Carnival cruises during 2010-11.
- Jon Blais, also known as Blazeman, was an American triathlete noted for his fight against amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and is the namesake of the Blazeman Foundation.
- Jeff Chaukoian, four-time All-American track and field athlete at the University of Kentucky and assistant coach at University of Central Florida
- John Gregorek Jr., middle distance runner
- Cristina Nardozzi, Miss Massachusetts USA 2005
- Latroya Pina, swimmer who was selected to represent Cape Verde at the 2018 African Swimming Championships, the 2019 World Aquatics Championships, and the 2020 Summer Olympics
- Ken Ryan, former Major League Baseball pitcher
- Andrew Skurka, professional backpacker and National Geographic "Adventurer of the Year" 2007
- Jason Swepson, American college football coach (Elon University, N.C. State, Boston College) and former player at Boston College
- "Seekonk High". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved January 10, 2019.
- Town of Seekonk Board of Selectmen (2016). "Fiscal year 2016 annual report" (PDF). Town of Seekonk. Seekonk, Massachusetts. p. 168. Retrieved 26 August 2017.
The SHS Symphonic Band received their 9th Platinum Award in the last 10 years at the Great East Music Festival this May. This represents the highest rating given by adjudicators at this Festival
- Siegel, Joseph (22 May 2009). "Seekonk High band wins platinum award". Sun Chronicle. Archived from the original on 26 August 2017. Retrieved 26 August 2017.
- Medeiros, Leigh (23 August 2011). "Seekonk High School Musicians Took a Cruise, Won National Award". Patch.com. Archived from the original on 26 August 2017. Retrieved 26 August 2017.
- Smialek, John. "Seekonk High School Band Web Page". Seekonk High School. Archived from the original on 26 August 2017. Retrieved 26 August 2017.
Seekonk High School Wind Ensemble is the winner of the 2011 Cruise Festival Overall Grand Championship Award for Wind Ensemble HS. This award signifies the highest score overall in these categories from allof the 2011 Cruise Festivals.
- "EDITORIAL: Jeff Chakouian's punishment". The Sun Chronicle. 23 November 2007. Retrieved 21 November 2016.
- "Chakouian Hired as Assistant Track and Field Coach". UCF Track and Field. Orlando, Florida. 6 July 2009. Retrieved 21 November 2016.
- Waldron, John (3 October 2008). "Is it Time for Johnny Gregorek?". NNHS Track and Cross-Country. Retrieved 7 December 2017.
- "Cristina Nardozzi Biography". Celebrity photos, biographies and more. Retrieved 7 December 2017.
- Gobis, Peter (10 August 2018). "Seekonk's Pina siblings to swim for Cape Verde at 2020 Olympics". The Sun Chronicle. Retrieved 22 September 2018.
- "Meet Pina, the Cape Verdean Student in the U.S Leading the African Nation's First-ever Olympic Swim Team". Jetheights Services. HowAfrica. 18 September 2018. Retrieved 22 September 2018.