Declaring October 25, 2008 the Official 50th Anniversary of Brandywine High School in Wilmington, Delaware
WHEREAS, Brandywine High School was established in 1958 with a vision of creating a strong academic foundation for the families of North Wilmington; and
WHEREAS, the first class arrived in February 1959; and
WHEREAS, founding families, such as the Hanbys, the Talleys, the Weldins, the Websters, the Zebleys and the Sharpleys were among the pioneers of this rapidly growing community; and
WHEREAS, the attitudes and values of Brandywine High School were soon clear to surrounding communities and other schools Brandywine High School was synonymous with success; and
WHEREAS, famous alumni such as Sean Patrick Thomas, John Gallagher Jr., Dexter Boney, Dennis Brockenborough and George Thorogood have proven time and again this point; and
WHEREAS, in addition to strong academics and performing arts, Brandywine High School has also maintained a strong athletic program securing state titles in Boys Soccer (1980), Boys Cross Country (1968), Girls Cross Country (2000), Boys Basketball (1998), Boys Swimming (1968), Boys Track (1962), Baseball (2002), Softball (1996), Wrestling (1961), Girls Track (1974), Boys Tennis (1998) and Girls Tennis (1989), and; Cordie Greenlea, the Assistant Principal of Brandywine, earned and was awarded the honor 2006 Delaware Interscholastic Football Coaches Association’s Coach of the Year for being the state's outstanding football coach, and,
WHEREAS, the Brandywine High School community has extended over the last 50 years to include a diverse variety of families and neighborhoods throughout Wilmington and Claymont; and
WHEREAS, Brandywine High School has remained true to it’s vision and continues to “embrace, inspire and challenge every child, everyday,” and ;
THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that October 25, 2008 be declared the official 50th Anniversary of Brandywine High School in Wilmington, Delaware; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that all past, present and future “Bulldogs” and friends thereof, join the celebration by participating in this outward display of community, school pride and a tradition of excellence, as Brandywine High School reflects on remarkable accomplishments over the past 50 years.
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