East Lyme High School

East Lyme High School

Infobox Secondary school
name = East Lyme High School

motto = A Tradition of Excellence
established = 1967
type = Public Secondary
principal = Lawrence Roberts
faculty = 199
students = approx. 1,300
mascot = Sven the Viking
colors = Maroon and White
city = East Lyme
state = Connecticut
country = USA
website = [http://www.eastlymeschools.org/page.cfm?p=13 www.eastlymehigh.com]
grades = 9-12
address = 30 Chesterfield Road
newspaper = "The Viking Saga"
yearbook = "Valhalla"

East Lyme High School is a high school located in the downtown Flanders region of East Lyme, Connecticut.

The school is operated by the East Lyme Schools district. The mascot is Sven the Viking. Students from the town of Salem, Connecticut in grades 9 through 12 attend high school in East Lyme (as they have no high school of their own); this will be the case until at least 2016, when the current co-op agreement between the two towns expires.

The high school's many athletic teams have consistently placed among the top in the region, capturing titles in football, baseball, basketball, soccer, crew, swimming, volleyball, cross country, track, lacrosse, tennis, fencing, field hockey, wrestling, cheerleading, and marching band. ELHS athletics are an active member of the Eastern Connecticut Conference. Other sports include hockey (co-op with Fitch and Ledyard), golf, sailing, gymnastics, and ski team.

It also has a strong tradition in the arts, including a Marching Band program that was once one of the most well known high school marching bands in the country

Aside from having a strong athletic tradition, ELHS is also advanced academically as it is consistently place among top ten in the state of Connecticut. It is often considered the top school in New London County. Each year, ELHS sends many graduates to elite colleges all across America.

Clubs & Activities

ELHS also operates many clubs including:
* AHAB Society
* Amnesty International
* Badminton Club
* Bermuda Bio Station
* Best Buddies
* Chess Club
* Dance Club
* Diversity Team
* Drama Club
* Ecology Club
* Equestrian Club
* Fine Arts Magazine
* French Honor Society
* Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA)
* Geography Club
* German Club
* Global Warming Club
* Habitat For Humanity
* Hip-Hop Dance Club
* History Club
* Jazz Band
* Key Club
* Knitting Club
* Latin Club
* Library Volunteers
* Leo Club
* Marching Band
* Mathletes
* Morning Show
* National Honor Society
* Omnibus Literary Magazine
* Peers Reaching Out (PRO)
* Peace Club
* Political Science Club
* Public Safety Club
* Snow Riders Club
* Spanish National Honors Society
* Student Senate
* Student Congress
* "Sweet Harmony" Girls A Cappella Group
* Trivia Club
* Valhalla
* Viking Saga
* Writer's Stop
* Yoga Club

Notable Alumni

*Ed Toth is a professional musician currently with The Doobie Brothers, formerly with Vertical Horizon and Jennifer Culture.
*John McDonald plays professional baseball with the Toronto Blue Jays.
*Pete Walker plays professional baseball with the New York Yankees.
*Brook Fordyce is a graduate of St. Bernard's High School even though East Lyme likes to claim him for themselves and is a former major league catcher who played for the New York Mets (1995), Cincinnati Reds (1996-1998), Chicago White Sox (1999-2000), Baltimore Orioles (2000-2003), and Tampa Bay Devil Rays (2004).
*Jay Allen Sanford is an author and cartoonist, best known as co-creator of the comic book line Rock 'N' Roll Comics.
*Todd Donovan played minor league baseball for in the Padres, Orioles and Indians farm systems.
*Kyle Reagan played minor league baseball in the Reds system.
*Jeff Carlson played minor league baseball in Yankees system.
*John Ellis played minor league baseball in the Rangers farm system.

External links

* [http://www.eastlymeschools.org/page.cfm?p=13 ELHS - Official Site]

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