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Encyclopedia > Richland High School (Washington)
Richland High School
Location
930 Long Ave
Richland, WA 99352
Information
Principal Mr. Gordon Comfort
Type Public
Established 1910
Enrollment 1,935 (As of 2006)
Information (509) 942-2500
TeamName
Mascot
Colors
Bombers
Bomb;BomberPlane;MushroomCloud
Green & Gold
Website
Richland High School, Home of the Bombers

Richland High School is a public high school located in Richland, Washington, in the south-eastern part of the state. It was founded as Columbia High School in 1910 to serve the educational needs of the small town of Richland. The building was replaced with a much larger structure by the US Army Corps of Engineers in 1944 as part of the Manhattan Project. The campus is located at 930 Long Ave. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... 2006 is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Richland Police Station in foreground. ... For the capital city of the United States, see Washington, D.C.. For other uses, see Washington (disambiguation). ... United States Army Corps of Engineers logo The United States Army Corps of Engineers, or USACE, is made up of some 34,600 civilian and 650 military men and women. ... This article is about the World War II nuclear project. ...


The facilities were extensively renovated ca 1964. The facilities have also been remodeled in stages between 1995 and 2006. Until the founding of Hanford High School in 1972, Richland High served as the only high school in the entire city. The school is part of the Richland School District. Hanford High School is located on the northern edge of Richland, Washington. ... Richland School District # 400 is the school district of Richland and West Richland, Washington. ...

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Name change

The school was named Columbia High School, or, as the students called it, Col Hi (pronounced 'cole high'), until the mid 1970s. The official name was then changed to Richland High School, circa 1983. Popular sentiment at the time was to preserve the association between the name of the city and the high school basketball team. Prior to planning and construction of Hanford School, Columbia High School was also referred to as "RHS" in cheers chanted at athletic competitions. Some say that the name was changed so that the smaller high-school component of the Hanford K-12 complex then under construction would not claim to be "Richland High School". Regardless, there was very strong feeling about the Col-Hi basketball team which fueled some of the popular opposition to the bond issue which paid for construction of Hanford School. This opposition was most intense in the North end of town whose students would be enrolled in the new school and not at Col Hi. Some people now claim that the name was changed to avoid confusion with the nearby, and much smaller, Columbia High School in Burbank, Washington. Given the fact that Col Hi had been known as Columbia High School for a long time and played in a different division than the Burbank school, there is little reason to believe this argument. Many alumni from the era still refer to the school as Col Hi. Burbank is a census-designated place (CDP) in Walla Walla County, Washington state, USA. The population was 3,303 at the 2000 census. ...


Academics

RHS 10th grade students take the WASL (Washington Assessment of Student Learning) to measure how well students are progressing in meeting state academic standards. In 2005-06, the percentages of students passing the WASL standards were: Reading, 100%; Math, 58.6%; Writing, 83.0%; and Science, 40.1%. These scores are higher than the average score for the whole state. Additional information may be found at the WASL web site


Athletics

Richland High has roughly 2,000 students, making it a 4A school by Washington's state classifications. In 2005, the varsity boys' basketball team made it to regionals, the girls' basketball team made it to state, and the varsity baseball team won the state title. The Bombers also won the baseball state title in 1999 and in 2007. Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... In the United States and Canada, varsity sports teams are the principal athletic teams representing a college, university, or high school or other secondary school. ... This article is about the sport. ...


Art Dawald, the legendary Richland Bomber basketball coach who generated some of the state's best teams spanning four decades, died Thursday, September 30, 1993. Dawald and the Bombers were synonymous during his coaching career that ended in 1970. His teams were feared -- and respected -- from one corner of the state to the other. Dawald had a 406-149 record at Richland and took the Bombers to the state tournament 16 times. Dawald's teams were 225-54 in the Big Nine Conference. The Richland High basketball gym is name Art Dawald Gym in his honor.


Legendary Richland High coach Fran Rish died in early February 2006 at age 89, following a battle with lung cancer. Rish was Richland's football coach in the mid 1940s, and later was Richland's baseball coach. The football stadium, which is used for both Richland and Hanford High School events, is located immediately adjacent to the grounds of Richland High School, and was named Fran Rish Stadium in his honor in 1986. Hanford High School is located on the northern edge of Richland, Washington. ... Fran Rish Stadium is a football/track stadium located adjacent to the grounds of Richland High School in Richland, Washington. ...


Richland was a cross country power in the early 1970s, winning a then record five straight AAA state boys' titles under coaches Max Jensen (1970-72) and Mike Hepper (1973-74). Jensen went on to be successful coach at Spokane Community College. The RHS girls' cross-country team qualified for state in 2005 and 2006.


RHS has a very strong girls soccer program. The 1999 state champion team, led by future United States World Cup goalkeper Hope Solo, was undefeated and ranked fourth in the nation. The FIFA Womens World Cup is recognized as the most important International competition in womens football and is played amongst womens national football teams of the member states of FIFA, the sports global governing body. ... Hope Solo is the starting goalkeeper for the United States womens soccer team. ...


RHS is also home to Oakland Athletics outfielder Travis Buck. Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 9, 27, 34, 42, 43, (As) Name Oakland Athletics (1968–present) Kansas City Athletics (1955-1967) Philadelphia Athletics (1901-1954) (Referred to as As) Other nicknames The As, The White Elephants, The... Travis Buck (born November 18, 1983 in Richland, Washington) is a Major League Baseball outfielder for the Oakland Athletics. ...


Mascot

Originally the school had no mascot (1910 to 1922). From 1922 to 1937 the mascot was the Colts; from 1938 to 1944, the Beaver. In the fall of 1945, after an atomic bomb was dropped on Nagasaki, students changed the mascot to a bomb and called themselves the Bombers. The plutonium that was in that bomb was manufactured by workers at nearby Hanford Nuclear Site as part of the Manhattan Project. Use of the mushroom cloud painted on a bomb as a mascot has been the subject of intermittent controversy. In 1988, amidst visits by Tom Brokaw (NBC Nightly News) and Japanese delegates, a vote was taken by the students making the Bomb (with the R-MushroomCloud logo) the official mascot of Richland High School. Year 1945 (MCMXLV) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar). ... The mushroom cloud of the atomic bombing of Nagasaki, Japan, 1945, rose some 18 km (11 mi) above the epicenter. ... Nagasaki ) ( ) is the capital and the largest city of Nagasaki Prefecture in Japan. ... General Name, Symbol, Number plutonium, Pu, 94 Chemical series actinides Group, Period, Block n/a, 7, f Appearance silvery white Standard atomic weight (244) g·mol−1 Electron configuration [Rn] 5f6 7s2 Electrons per shell 2, 8, 18, 32, 24, 8, 2 Physical properties Phase solid Density (near r. ... Hanford is a placename in: England: Hanford, Dorset the United States of America: Hanford, California Hanford, Iowa Hanford, Maine Hanford, New Jersey Hanford, Ohio Hanford, Washington Hanford Site This is a disambiguation page — a list of articles associated with the same title. ... This article is about the World War II nuclear project. ... The atomic bombing of Nagasaki, Japan on August 9, 1945 A mushroom cloud is a distinctive mushroom-shaped cloud of smoke, flame, or debris resulting from a very large explosion. ...


Many recent students have also attached themselves to another symbol, a B-17 Flying Fortress bomber named Day's Pay — Hanford workers donated a day's pay to fund construction of the bomber airplane by Boeing. The Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress is an American four-engine heavy bomber aircraft developed for the US Army Air Corps (USAAC). ... The Boeing Company (NYSE: BA, TYO: 7661) is a major aerospace and defense corporation, originally founded by William Edward Boeing. ...


 
 

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