Central Crossing High School (Grove City, Ohio)

Infobox_School | name = Central Crossing High School

imagesize = 125px
established = 2002
type = Public
principal = Hubert Watson, Don Burger, Zoraba Ross.
faculty = 90 [http://www.swcs.k12.oh.us/Schools/High%20schools/central_crossing__high_school.htm School Website] ]
enrollment = 1,800
free_label = Mascot
free_text = Comet
location = 4500 Big Run South Rd.,
Grove City, OH 43123
information = (614) 801-6500
website = [http://www.swcs.k12.oh.us/Schools/High%20schools/central_crossing__high_school.htm CCHS - Home Page]

Central Crossing High School is a high school in Grove City, Ohio. It is one of 4 high schools in the South-Western City Schools district.

It opened in the fall of 2002 and currently has around 1,800 students. The mascot for Central Crossing is the Comet, and their colors are royal blue and silver. The school's motto is "Excelling in Excellence".

Extracurricular Activities

Main Activities

The Central Crossing Comets sports teams include Soccer, Football, Volleyball, Golf, Wrestling, Basketball, Tennis, Swimming, Baseball and Softball. There is also a Dance team and Cheerleading. Although the Comets are know for band, color guard and NJROTC. There are currently no banners in the main gym for most of the main sports.

An NJROTC unit also resides in the school. It provides a Color Guard for events. The unit also has a Drill and Rifle Team for the students. The unit has received many awards and honors over the course of the school's small and growing history, including being recognized as a Distinguished Unit for the past four years.

The Theatre Department of the school puts on at least 2 shows a year, including a fall play, and a Spring Musical. This year, the school will be putting on "The Chronicles of Narnia" and "High School Musical". These performances take place in Palmer Auditorium, named for prinicpal Ed Palmer, who retired at the end of the 2007-2008 school year.

The Choral Arts Department features a Women's Chorus, Men's Ensemble, Concert Choir, Symphonic Choir, and Show Choir "Excelsior".

The Student Council plans many events for the students, including Homecoming.

8 AP Classes are available to students.

Instrumental Music Department

The Central Crossing High School Marching Band competes on a National Level and has attended the Grand Nationals Championship in Indianapolis, IN and Super Regionals in St. Louis, Missouri, among other places. The Band placed 22nd in the nation and 2nd in its class (AA) last year at Nationals.

This year, 2008, the band made its contest debut at Hilliard Darby High School on September 13th. The band placed 5th in finals performance at this year's Centerville BOA Regional. The performance was the band's earliest BOA season debut in their seven year history.

In 2007, the Central Crossing Marching Band became the first, and only, school from SWCS to be named a Bands of America Regional Champion. Only 3 other bands from the entire state of Ohio have won a regional. The band competed with bands from 4 other states and 22 bands total.

In 2006, the band was named 2nd Place Class AA at BOA Grand National Finals.

The Central Crossing Winterguard has also been very successful in the years the school has been opened. The first year the Winterguard was established they won MEPA State Championships in class Regional A. In 2007 the Winterguard won MEPA States again in class Scholastic A with their show 'Crossing the Line'. Just recently, April 2008, the guard won MEPA State Championships, class Scholastic A with their show 'Nella Fantasia'.

The Central Crossing Winter Drumline is another of the school's music programs receiving honors. This year, they received second in the Scholastic Open class at the WGI Regional in Dayton, OH. In addition, they were also named the Scholastic Open MEPA Champions with their show 'Out of Balance'.

Secret Societies

Central Crossing gained it's first secret society in 2008 with the underground work of The Merywether-Lewis Society. It's primary purpose is the continuation of information regarding certain intellectual papers. These papers are hidden within the depths of the school ground. It is no mere task to find them, but a quest, a quest for the ultimate knowledge. The clues evolve in difficulty as they arise. The first of these elusive documents, is only available to those who know the art of Parkour or Gymnastics. When one seeks enlightenment, they search to past authors who can broadcast their message.

Good Luck, for this journey is years in the making. Its completion will not be met for years. As you embark, remember to never let the secret die.

Clue: "The night falleth and the trolls emerge from the open doors to lick the grime from there masters house.

For more information and clues visit this websitehttp://www.freewebs.com/mlbrotherhood/


External links

* [http://cchsnjrotc.com NROTC unit website]
* [http://www.swcs.k12.us District website with links to CCHS information.]

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