Troy High School (Michigan)

Troy High School (Michigan)

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This article is about the Troy High School in Troy, Michigan. For other uses, see Troy High School.



Troy High School is a public high school in Troy, Michigan. Despite being a standard high school, it is noted for high academics. In its sixty-one year history, Troy High has been active and has won statewide championships in such sports such as football, soccer, cross-country, hockey, and tennis. The Troy Mathematics and Science Olympiad teams are also very strong.

It was ranked 453rd by Newsweek in its listing of America's Top Public High Schools for 2007.

History

Troy High School was founded in 1950. Originally located on Livernois Road near Big Beaver Road (a site currently occupied by the Troy Community Center), it was moved to a new location at Northfield Parkway and Long Lake Road in 1992, and was expanded in 2006. The school's expansion was overdue after many years of overcrowding in the late 1990s and early 2000s.

On June 2, 2008 Democratic presidential nominee, Barack Obama, made a televised campaign visit and speech at Troy High School. This was Obama's first visit to Oakland County during his presidential run. More than 2,000 people showed up to the rally, including students and teachers of THS.

Extracurricular activities

Troy High School's yearbook, The Gladiator, received Gold Medal standings for its 2006-2007 edition from the Columbia Scholastic Press Association as well as a Gold Medal from the Michigan Interscholastic Press...
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