Agawam High School

Agawam High School is a public high school in Agawam, Massachusetts. In 2018, enrollment was about 1,250. Minority enrollment was 12 percent. U.S. News ranked the school as silver.[1]

Brownies are the school mascot and the school colors are brown and orange.[2]

Programs

The school has a marching band. In 2007 the school instituted the EPICS program.[3]

Athletics

The school competes in the Pioneer Valley Interscholastic Athletic Conference. The school's cross country team trains in Robinson State Park.

Jim "Turk" Bruno set the Western Massachusetts scoring record in football during the 1956 season with 174 points.[4] The team won its first AA Conference championship in 1957 and 3 more in the 1960s.[5]

Alumni

See also

References

  1. ^ https://www.usnews.com/education/best-high-schools/massachusetts/districts/agawam/agawam-high-9260
  2. ^ "Agawam High School (MA) Football | MaxPreps". www.maxpreps.com.
  3. ^ Sneider, Cary I. (December 5, 2014). "The Go-To Guide for Engineering Curricula, Grades 9-12: Choosing and Using the Best Instructional Materials for Your Students". Corwin Press – via Google Books.
  4. ^ "The Recorder - Snubs, snubs and more snubs".
  5. ^ Brown, Garry (November 26, 2017). "Remembering an Agawam High School football powerhouse of 60 years ago". masslive.com.

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Agawam, Massachusetts

Agawam is a city in Hampden County, Massachusetts, United States. The population was 28,438 at the 2010 census. Agawam sits on the western side of the Connecticut River, directly across from Springfield, Massachusetts. It is considered part of the Springfield Metropolitan Statistical Area, which is contiguous with the Knowledge Corridor area, the 2nd largest metropolitan area in New England. Agawam contains a subsection, Feeding Hills.

The Six Flags New England amusement park is located in Agawam, on the banks of the Connecticut River.

Agawam's ZIP code of 01001 is the lowest number in the continental United States (not counting codes used for specific government buildings such as the IRS).

Bob Kudelski

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Carl Beane

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Feeding Hills, Agawam, Massachusetts

Feeding Hills is a section of the city of Agawam with its own ZIP Code (01030) and post office. Line Street in Agawam is generally accepted by residents as being the unofficial border. In the early to mid-19th century, a ditch was dug here to separate the two sections. Feeding Hills contains one quarter of the total population, as well as Provin Mountain, the highest point in the town, and many moderate-sized farms.

Today, Feeding Hills is under extensive land development in and around the Provin Mountain communities. Several farms have been split up and sold to developers, resulting in an increased real estate market. Older sections of Feeding Hills, such as those closer to Line Street and Agawam High School, have remained much the same, although in recent years have experienced an exodus of businesses to other parts of town. Feeding Hills contains several churches, shopping centers, and a variety of eateries. It is home to WWLP-TV's transmitting site atop Provin Mountain (their studio has since moved to Chicopee). Agawam's police station can be found on Springfield St., one of the subsection's most populous roads.

Of the four elementary schools and three middle/junior/senior high schools, only the junior high school and Granger Elementary are located in Feeding Hills.

List of high schools in Massachusetts

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List of secondary school sports team names and mascots derived from indigenous peoples

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The trend towards the elimination of indigenous names and mascots in local schools has been steady, with two-thirds having been eliminated over the past 50 years according to the National Congress of American Indians (NCAI). In a few states with significant Native American populations, change has been mandated by law, such in Wisconsin, Oregon, and Washington. A bill to ban Native American mascots statewide passed the Maine House of Representatives and Senate and was signed into law by Governor Janet Mills in May, 2019.The list below for U.S. High Schools however remains substantial, with over 400 teams currently calling themselves "Indians", over 100 "Braves", over 100 "Warriors" using indigenous imagery (there are many with the name using generic, Greek or Roman mascots), and 48 "Redskins". The latter has shown the greatest decline, due to an association with the Washington Redskins name controversy.

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Robinson State Park

Robinson State Park is a state-owned, public recreation area located mostly in the town of Agawam with a small section in Westfield, Massachusetts. The narrow, 1,025-acre (415 ha) state park follows the course of the meandering Westfield River which forms the park's northern border. The park is managed by the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation.

Springfield Sting

The Springfield Sting were a franchise in the American Basketball Association playing in the Northeast Division. Based in Springfield, Massachusetts, the team began play in the 2016-17 ABA season. During the team's inaugural season, the Sting played their home games at the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. The team had split home venues between Springfield Technical Community College and Agawam High School. The move allowes the Sting to offer more capacity for fans, as the crowds surrounding the court at the Basketball Hall of Fame were often an issue for the Sting in their inaugural season.

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