Cairo High School

Cairo High School

Infobox Secondary school
name = Cairo High School

motto = With Pride, We Give our Best
established =
type = Public high school
grades = 9–12
principal = David McCurry
city = Cairo
state = Georgia
country = USA
enrollment =
mascot = Syrupmaker
colors = Red and Black
website = http://cairo.gch.schoolinsites.com/
yearbook = Raconteur
newsprogram = SNN
newspaper = Red&Black
district = Grady County School System
free_label_1= Rival Schools
free_1= Thomasville High School Thomas County Central High School Bainbridge High School

Cairo High School is a public high school in Cairo, Georgia. The motto for the school is "With Pride, We Give Our Best". The school is proud to have the widely known Syrupmaker Band, "The Pride of Dixie".

Governor's Cup-Because of the dedication and hard work on the part of the students, faculty and staff, Cairo High School was recognized as the SAT Region Winner for Class AAA and Region 1-AAA for 2005 and 2006. CHS students showed significant three-year average gains in the reading and math SAT scores

History

Cairo is nicknamed the "syrup city" because of Roddenberry's syrup plant located in Cairo. Reflecting this "syrup" heritage, the Cairo High School football team was named the Cairo Syrupmakers. In 1986 ESPN named the term Syrupmaker the number one nickname for a high school sports team. The mascot is depicted as a syrup pitcher. The term is often shortened to "Maids" for the girls or "Makers" for the boys.

Athletics

*Boy's Sports
**Basketball-Junior Varsity and Varsity
**Baseball- JV and Varsity
**Cross Country
**Football-JV and Varsity
**Golf
**Soccer-JV and Varsity
**Swimming
**Track
**Tennis
**Wrestling
*Girl's Sports
**Basketball-Junior Varsity and Varsity
**Cross Country
**Golf
**Mat Girl's(Wrestling)
**Soccer-JV and Varsity
**Softball-JV and Varsity
**Swimming
**Track
**Tennis

Activities & Clubs

*Art Club
*FCCLA
*SkillsUSA
*Academic Club
*Latin Club
*Cairo High School Marching Band
*Debate
*French Club
*Library Club
*Student Council
*Spanish Club
*Key Club
*SAGE
*National Honor Society
*History
*SADD
*FBLA
*FFA-Future Farmers of America
*Co Ed Y
*Technology
*Science Club
*Outdoors
*Interact Club

Traditions

Alma Mater

We salute thee Alma materThou to us art dear
May thy virtues and thy teachings
Guide us every year.
Cairo High in future years
Our memories will turn back
To the days of Cairo High School
To the Red and Black.

Notable Alumni

*Teresa Edwards, former professional basketball player and an Olympic Gold Medalist.
*Willie Harris, a member of the 2005 World Champion Chicago White Sox team, current member of the Washington Nationals.
*Bill Stanfill, a former All-Pro National Football League defensive end.
*Daryle Singletary, country music singer
*Bobby Walden, member of the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame, punter, kick returner, and halfback for the University of Georgia from 1958-60, played with the Minnesota Vikings and Pittsburgh Steelers starting punter for the Super Bowl IX and X champion teams, nicknamed "The Big Toe from Cairo". "Bobby was the greatest punter I've ever seen. He was also about as good an athlete as I've ever known." Former teammate Fran Tarkenton on Walden.

References

[http://www.grady.k12.ga.us/cairohigh/ Cairo High School website] [http://www.grady.k12.ga.us Grady County School System]


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