Kearney High School (Kearney, Nebraska)
Kearney High School is a public high school in Kearney, Nebraska, United States. It is part of the Kearney Public Schools district. It is one of two high schools in Kearney (the other being Kearney Catholic High School).
|Kearney High School|
2702 W. 11th Street
|School type||Public, high school|
|School district||Kearney Public Schools|
|Color(s)||Blue and gold|
|Athletics conference||Heartland Athletic Conference (HAC)|
The original school was built in 1879 and was named Whittier School. It was used for grades K-12 until a new high school, Longfellow High School, was built in 1890. This was used until 1960 when the new high school was ready, and was razed in 1969.
The building in use as of 2015 is located at 3610 6th Avenue. Its west side borders the campus of Horizon Middle School. Since its opening in 1961, it has experienced several major additions. The original building featured an auditorium, band room, shared vocal/chorus room, cafeteria, offices, gym, library, and a lowered garden atrium. Since then, major additions include the vocational wing in 1981, the 400 Hallway in 1988, and the "Commons", 600 Hallway and North Gym in 1995. The building was then put up for auction due to the new process and construction of the new high school and the winning bid came from First Baptist Church of Kearney. The bid was $260,000.
In September 2013, Kearney voters approved a $75 million bond to build a new Kearney High School, to be built in southwest Kearney. The new building is a third larger than its predecessor. Construction was finished in the fall of 2016.
|Season||Sport||Number of championships||Year|
|Cross country, boys'||6||2011, 2003, 2000, 1996, 1995, 1977|
|Golf, girls'||4||1997, 1995, 1994, 1992|
|Tennis, boys'||3||1976, 1985, 1986|
|Spring||Track and field, boys'||15||2014, 2013, 2012, 2009, 2008, 2004, 2003, 2002, 2001, 2000, 1999, 1998, 1997, 1996, 1995, 1994|
|Track and field, girls'||4||2016, 1996, 1995, 1972|
- Drew Anderson, professional baseball player
- Jon Bokenkamp, writer and producer
- Leslie Easterbrook, actress; best known for her role as Debbie Callahan in the Police Academy series
- Alva R. Fitch, lieutenant general in the United States Army
- Kyle Larson, professional football player
- Brett Maher, professional football player
- Peter George Peterson, United States Secretary of Commerce 1972-73; senior chairman of Blackstone Group
- Charlie Tuna, Los Angeles radio and TV personality
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