Natick High School
is a public high school
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serving students in grades 9-12 in Natick, Massachusetts
Natick is a town in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States. Natick is located near the center of the MetroWest region of Massachusetts, with a population of 33,006 at the 2010 census. Only west from Boston, Natick is considered part of the Greater Boston area...
. 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. http://www.wickedlocal.com/natick/news/education/x673417429/That-Rose-Bertucci-has-become-interim-principal-at-Natick-High-is-a-surprise-but-no-accident
The original building was built in 1953 at approximately 189000 sq ft (17,558.7 m²). and opened in 1954. The building was expanded in 1965 (additional 94,000 sq ft.). Additional renovations took place in 1985.http://www.natickps.org/newnatickhigh/documents/Natick%20Report%20Final%204-28-09.pdf
In 2010 the town voted to replace the Natick High School building http://www.metrowestdailynews.com/news/x1176900025/Natick-voters-say-yes-to-new-high-school-community-center
. 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.
Douglas Richard "Doug" Flutie is a former American and Canadian football quarterback. Flutie played college football at Boston College, and played professionally in the National Football League, Canadian Football League, and United States Football League...
, who played football, basketball, and baseball at the school, went on to play football at Boston College
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and won the Heisman Trophy
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in 1984. His career continued in the NFL and Canadian Football League
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before retiring after the 2005 season with the New England Patriots
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William Alan Finn is an American composer and lyricist of musicals. His musical Falsettos received the 1992 Tony Awards for Best Music and Lyrics and for Best Book.-Biography:...
is a lyricist and musical theater composer. One of Finn's greatest commercial successes was Falsettos
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, 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
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. More recently, Finn was acclaimed for the success of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
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, 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
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is a two-time Tony nominee (for her roles in The Secret Garden
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Singer-songwriter Jonathan Richman
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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".
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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
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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 Eric Terenzi is an American pop singer formerly of the boy band Natural. He was married to German pop/soul singer Sarah Connor from 2005-2008. They have a son named Tyler and a daughter named Summer.-Early life:...
of the boy band Natural
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is a graduate of Natick High School where he experienced early success in the music program. His marriage to German pop singer Sarah Connor
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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 Simpsons
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character Millhouse Van Houten in the episode "New Kids on the Blecch".
Natick High Sports
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- 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.