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Public High School Secondary education

Motto "Developing Confident, Contributing Citizens"

Established 1958

Principal Dan Besett

Grades 9–12

Color(s) Red, White, & Blue               

Mascot Rams

Nickname RedWilson

Yearbook NOVA

Website wilsonrams.org

Woodrow Wilson High School is a four-year public secondary school in Tacoma, Washington. It is one of five traditional high schools in the Tacoma Public School System and is located at the intersection of Orchard Street and 11th Street. Wilson's current principal is Dan Besett; assistant principals are Shane Silva and Bernadette Ray.

Contents

1 HillTop Artists 2 Daffodil Festival 3 Sports 4 Notable alumni 5 External links

HillTop Artists[edit] Dale Chihuly, a glass artist who graduated from Wilson, established HillTop Artists, a glass working program at Wilson. For a $20 fee, students can blow glass, make glass beads, and participate in kiln work. This program is run by glass artists who trained with Chihuly at the Pilchuck Glass School. Daffodil Festival[edit] Every year, Wilson participates in the Pierce County Daffodil Festival. A competition is held in house to select the Wilson Princess. The Princess must have at least a 3.5 GPA and must be a senior. She will go on to compete against other regional schools for the Daffodil Festival
Daffodil Festival
Queen title. The Queen title is considered the highest honor of the regional festival. In April, the Wilson band accompanies the Wilson Princesses on a float in the annual parade. Sports[edit] Wilson participates in Cross Country, Girls' Soccer, Football, Girls' Swimming, Boys' Tennis, Girls Volleyball, Boys' Water Polo, Boys' Basketball Girls' Basketball, Boys' Swimming, Girls' Bowling, Wrestling, Project Unify, Boys' Baseball,Girls' Fast pitch, Boys' Soccer, Girls' Tennis, Golf, Girls' Water Polo, and Track. The Wilson Boys Swimming and Diving team has won 29 State titles, with 24 consecutive titles between 1960-1983. The Boys Water Polo Team has won 4 state Titles. The Girls Bowling team have won 3 State Titles. The Boys Track And Field Team has won 6 State Titles. The Baseball team has won 1 State title in 1977. The Boys Golf Team has won 2 State titles. Notable alumni[edit]

Theodore Bundy, serial killer, graduated in 1965, executed in 1989 Dale Chihuly, noted glass artist Xavier Cooper, defensive tackle for the Cleveland Browns Joey Gjertsen, midfielder for the San Jose Earthquakes Kaye Hall, 1968 Olympic gold and bronze medalist in women's swimming Dick Hannula, former swimming coach, won 24 consecutive State swimming titles 1960-1983 Leo Randolph, 1976 Olympic gold medalist in boxing Darrell Robinson, holder of the 400-meter national high school track record (44.69 seconds) since July 24, 1982 Geoff Tate, lead singer of the Grammy-nominated band Queensrÿche Desmond Trufant, cornerback for the Atlanta Falcons, first round selection in 2013 NFL Draft Isaiah Trufant, former cornerback for the Cleveland Browns Marcus Trufant, former cornerback for the Seattle Seahawks John Zamberlin, former linebacker for the New England Patriots
New England Patriots
and Kansas City Chiefs; former head coach at Idaho State University

External links[edit]

Official website The Woodrow student newspaper Daffodil Festival

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WIAA West Central District 3

AA-AAAA Classifications

4A Conferences

Narrows 4A Bellarmine Prep Lions Central Kitsap Cougars Gig Harbor Tides Olympia Bears South Kitsap Wolves Stadium Tigers Yelm Tornadoes

SPSL Central (Tennis, Swimming, Track & Field and Golf only)

SPSL North Auburn Trojans Auburn Riverside Ravens Kentlake Falcons Kent Meridian Royals Kentridge Chargers Kentwood Conquerors Mt. Rainier Rams Tahoma Bears Thomas Jefferson Raiders

SPSL South Bethel Braves Curtis Vikings Emerald Ridge Jaguars Federal Way Eagles Graham-Kapowsin Eagles Puyallup Vikings Rogers Rams Spanaway Lake Sentinels Todd Beamer Titans

3A Conferences

Narrows 3A Foss Falcons Lincoln Abes Mt. Tahoma Thunderbirds North Thurston Rams Shelton Highclimbers Timberline Blazers Wilson Rams

South Puget Sound League 3A Auburn Mountainview Lions Bonney Lake Panthers Enumclaw Hornets Decatur Golden Gators Lakes Lancers Peninsula Seahawks

2A/3A Conferences

Seamount Evergreen Wolverines-2A Foster Bulldogs-2A Hazen Highlanders-3A Highline Pirates-2A Kennedy Catholic Lancers-3A Lindbergh Eagles-2A Renton Indians-2A Tyee Totems-2A

Olympic Bremerton Knights-2A Kingston Buccaneers-2A Klahowya Eagles-2A N Kitsap Vikings-2A N Mason Bulldogs-2A Olympic Trojans-2A Pt Angeles Roughriders-2A Pt Townsend Redskins-1A Sequim Wolves-2A

2A Conferences

South Puget Sound League 2A Clover Park Warriors Eatonville Cruisers Fife Trojans Franklin Pierce Cardinals Steilacoom Sentinels Sumner Spartans Washington Patriots White
White
River Hornets

A, B, Independent Classifications

1A Conferences

Nisqually Cascade Christian Cougars Cedar Park Christian (FOOTBALL ONLY) Charles Wright Chimacum Life Christian Orting Cardinals Port Townsend Redskins (FOOTBALL ONLY) Seattle Christian Vashon Island Pirates

1B Conferences

North Olympic Clallam Bay Crescent Neah Bay

Independent

Auburn Adventist Falcons Tacoma School of the Arts 1A (MUSIC ONLY)

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