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Encyclopedia > Damascus High School
Damascus High School
Established 1950
Type Public Secondary
Principal Mr. Robert Domergue
Students Approximately 1,600
Grades 9–12
Location Damascus, Maryland,, USA
District Montgomery County Public Schools
Campus Suburban
Colors Green, Gold, and White
Mascot Swarmin' Hornets
Newspaper The Observer
Website http://www.damascushs.org

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The school principal is Mr. Robert Domergue and assistant principals are Ms. Brandi Heckert, Mr. Michael DeBoy, and Dr. Gregory Pleasant.


Its feeder schools are Baker Middle School and Rocky Hill Middle School.


Damascus High School was built in 1950 (26,600 square feet) with major additions added in 1951 (11,790 square feet), 1958 (21,339 square feet), 1963 (33,852 square feet), 1964 (30,297 square feet), 1971 (2,126 square feet), 1975 (40,017 square feet), 1977 (35,700 square feet) 1993 (32,892 square feet) and 2004 (1,373 square feet addition and 2,025 square feet of renovation of the original 1950 building). The building now totals 235,986 square feet.

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Traditions

Every year in early or mid-August before the school year begins, members of the DHS senior class will gather for the annual Press Box Painting. The senior class constructs some form of slogan or saying which will rhyme with the senior class's year of graduation.


Past sayings have been "Outta the Hive, 2005", "The Best Class to Hit D-Mass, 2006".


During the 2005-2006 school year, the school added a second story to its Press Box, and the DHS class of 2007 was the first class to paint the new Press Box addition.


Homecoming

Damascus High School and the town of Damascus become different, and very school spirited during Homecoming Week at DHS. Every day of Homecoming Week consists of a different theme, in which each grade level is assigned a different topic under that theme. For example, on color day, the senior class usually picks red, the junior class would select blue, the sophomore class assigned green, and the freshman class wears purple. Damascus is a census-designated place and an uncorporated area located in Montgomery County, Maryland. ... Red is any of a number of similar colors evoked by light consisting predominantly of the longest wavelengths of light discernible by the human eye, in the wavelength range of roughly 625–750 nm. ... YOU SUCK!!!!! ... Mossy, green fountain in Wattens, Austria. ... Not to be confused with Violet (color). ...


On the night of the Homecoming football game, about an hour before the game begins, there is a parade starting from the end of Bethesda Church Road, and ending in the DHS parking lot. The parade consists of the Damascus High School Hornet Marching Band, the cheerleading and pom squad, members of the DHS Homecoming Court, and each grade level's Homecoming float. Look up Football in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...


During halftime of the the football game, the winning grade levels of Homecoming Week are announced, and the Homecoming Court is also announced, with the members walking across the middle of the football field between the members of the DHS Marching Band.


Athletics

Damascus High School has a strong history in athletics, with much of the success because of the Swarmin' Hornets football team.


Football

The DHS Football Team has won 6 state championships. They won the Maryland Class B State Championship in 1981 under head coach, Chuck Packon. They won back to back State Championships in 1992 and 1993 in Class 2A under head coach, Al Thomas. DHS Football also won states in 1996 in Class 3A under head coach, Todd Tunnell. That year's team was lead by quarterback, Kevin Thompson, who played in college at Penn State and played in the NFL in 2000 for the Cleveland Browns. That year, Thompson completed one pass out of one attempt for a gain of 8 yards. Thompson was also on the roster for the New York Giants and the Buffalo Bills, and also played in NFL Europa for the Cologne Centurions. The Damascus football dynasty began again in 2003 as the Hornets defeated Broadneck High School 13-7 in the Class 4A championship under head coach, Dan Makosy held at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore. In 2004, the Hornets again made it to the championship game, but were defeated 14-7 by Suitland High School. Finally, in 2005, the Hornets had the best season in school history, going undefeated at 14-0, and winning the championship over Sherwood High School by a score of 21-6. The Pennsylvania State University The Pennsylvania State University (commonly known as Penn State) is a state-related land-grant university in Pennsylvania, with over 80,000 students at 24 campuses throughout the state. ... NFL logo For other uses of the abbreviation NFL, see NFL (disambiguation). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... City East Rutherford, New Jersey Other nicknames Big Blue Wrecking Crew, Big Blue, G-Men, The Jints, The New York Football Giants Team colors Royal Blue, Red, Gray, and White Head Coach Tom Coughlin Owner John Mara (50%) and Steve Tisch (50%) General manager Jerry Reese League/Conference affiliations National... City Orchard Park, New York Team colors Navy blue, light blue, Red, light Red, White, Royal, and Nickel Head Coach Dick Jauron Owner Ralph Wilson General manager Marv Levy Mascot Billy Buffalo League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960-1969) Eastern Division (1960-1969) National Football League (1970–present) American... NFL Europa is an American football league which operates in Europe. ... The Cologne Centurions are an American football franchise that plays in NFL Europe. ... Broadneck High School is a school in the United States, located in Anne Arundel County, Maryland on Green Holly Drive, near the cities of Annapolis and Arnold. ... M&T Bank Stadium is the home to the Baltimore Ravens, Baltimores National Football League franchise. ... Nickname: Motto: The Greatest City in America,[4] Get in on it. ... Sherwood High School is a secondary school in Sandy Spring in unincorporated Montgomery County, Maryland. ...


Other Sports

Aside from football, DHS also boasts many other strong sports teams. The following is a list of state championships or playoff apperances achieved by other sports teams at DHS.


Baseball

  • Champions - 1998, 2000
  • Finalists - 1978
  • Semifinalists - 1988, 2002

Boy's Basketball

  • Champions - 1949
  • Semifinalists - 1948, 1950, 1952

Girl's Basketball

  • Semi-finalists - 1981, 1992, 2004

Boy's Cross Country

  • Champions - 1961, 1965
  • Finalists - 1960, 1995, 1996

Girl's Cross Country

  • Champions - 1994
  • Finalists - 1995

Field Hockey

  • Semifinalists - 1977

Football

  • Champions - 1981, 1992, 1993, 1996, 2003, 2005
  • Finalists - 1989, 1990, 2004
  • Semifinalists - 1999, 2002
  • Quarterfinalists - 1987, 1998, 2000, 2001

Golf

  • Champions - 1993
  • Finalists - 1990, 1991

Boy's Indoor Track

  • Finalists - 1990

Girl's Indoor Track

  • Champions - 1997

Boy's Lacrosse

  • Semifinalists - 2001

Boy's Soccer

  • Semifinalists - 1989

Girl's Soccer

  • Semifinalists - 2003

Softball

  • Champions - 1987, 1992, 1994
  • Finalists - 1982, 1991, 1993, 2000, 2005, 2007
  • Semifinalists - 1986, 1990, 1998

Boy's Track & Field

  • Finalists - 1959

Girl's Track & Field

  • Finalists - 1979, 1997

Volleyball

  • Finalists - 1978

Wrestling

  • Champions - 1994, 1996, 1999
  • 2nd Place - 1995, 2000
  • 3rd Place - 1988
  • 4th Place - 1997

Wrestling (Duals)

  • Champions - 1995, 1999
  • Finalists - 1994, 2006
  • Semifinalists - 1998

Notable Alumni

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