Natick High School


Natick High School
Natick High School
NatickLogo.jpg
Type Public
Principal Rose Bertucci
Faculty 90 (2004)
Students 1300 (2010)
Grades 9-12
Location 15 West St.,
Natick, Massachusetts, United States
Colors Red & Blue          
Nickname The Red and Blue
Newspaper Sassamon
Website Website

Natick High School is a public high school serving students in grades 9-12 in Natick, Massachusetts. The school is located on the banks of Lake Cochituate. It enrolled 1189 students as of the 2005-06 school year. Rose Bertucci is currently the interim principal after the retirement of former principal John Hughes. [1]

The original building was built in 1953 at approximately 189,000 sq ft (17,600 m2). and opened in 1954. The building was expanded in 1965 (additional 94,000 sq ft.). Additional renovations took place in 1985.[2] In 2010 the town voted to replace the Natick High School building [3]. The new facility will be constructed on the fields immediately to the south of the current building, and is currently scheduled to open for the 2012 - 2013 school year.

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Notable alumni

Doug Flutie, who played football, basketball, and baseball at the school, went on to play football at Boston College and won the Heisman Trophy in 1984. His career continued in the NFL and Canadian Football League before retiring after the 2005 season with the New England Patriots.

William Finn is a lyricist and musical theater composer. One of Finn's greatest commercial successes was Falsettos, the combination of the latter two parts of his Falsettos Trilogy. It won two 1992 Tony Awards for Best Original Score and Best Book of a Musical, the latter shared with James Lapine. More recently, Finn was acclaimed for the success of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, for which he wrote both music and lyrics. The show won two Tony Awards in 2005; one for Best Book of a Musical, and another for the Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Musical, and toured the United States in 2006. Presently, Finn is continuing to compose and is a teacher of musical theater composition at New York University (NYU)

Alison Fraser is a two-time Tony nominee (for her roles in The Secret Garden and Romance/Romance).

Singer-songwriter Jonathan Richman graduated from Natick High and featured an instrumental track entitled "Maybe a Walk Home from Natick High School" on his album "Her Mystery Not of High Heels and Eye Shadow".

Paul Dellegatto is the chief meteorologist for FOX13 WTVT in Tampa and a contributor to the Fox News Channel is a 1978 graduate of Natick High.

Augustine Og Mandino 1923-1995 was the self-help inspirational author of 22 books and, at last count, has sold more than 25 million copies. He was born in Framingham and a 1940 graduate of Natick High School where he was an editor of the high school newspaper, "The Sassamon" and earned his varsity letter in outdoor track. He served as an officer and B-24 navigator/bombardier, completing 30 missions over enemy-occupied Europe. He was the recipient of the Distinguished Flying Cross and Air Medal with 5 oak leaf clusters and was awarded 3 battle stars.

Marc Terenzi of the boy band Natural is a graduate of Natick High School where he experienced early success in the music program. His marriage to German pop singer Sarah Connor ended in divorce 4 years later; but the couple reunited for a German reality show titled "Sarah and Marc: Crazy in Love". Terenzi released some singles and formed a new group, the self-titled Terenzi. He provided the singing voice for The Simpson's character Millhouse Van Houten in the episode "New Kids on the Blecch".


Natick High Sports

Fall:

Boys Girls
Cross Country Cross Country
Football Cheerleading
Golf Golf
Soccer Soccer
Sailing Sailing
Swimming
Volleyball
Field Hockey

Winter:

Boys Girls
Basketball Basketball
Ice Hockey Ice Hockey
Indoor Track Indoor Track
Swimming Gymnastics
Wrestling Cheerleading
Skiing Skiing

Spring:

Boys Girls
Baseball Softball
Lacrosse Lacrosse
Outdoor Track Outdoor Track
Tennis Tennis
Sailing Sailing
Volleyball
  • Natick High School offers 17 sports for boys and 19 for girls.
  • Natick's Football team has made USA Today's Top 25 list a total of 3 times. In 1982 (#23). 1983 (#10), and 1984 (#13).

Natick High School also has a successful Speech Team. They are the Massachusetts Forensics League's reigning state champions and have been since 2010. They've sent twenty-four students to the National level during this time.

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Coordinates: 42°16′28.91″N 71°21′42.36″W / 42.2746972°N 71.3617667°W / 42.2746972; -71.3617667


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