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Palmetto High School is a high school located in Palmetto, Florida
Palmetto, Florida
Palmetto is a city in Manatee County, Florida, United States. As of the 2010 census, the population was listed as 12,606 It is part of the Bradenton–Sarasota–Venice Metropolitan Statistical Area.-Geography:Palmetto is located at ....

. The school's athletic teams are known as the Tigers, and the school colors are red
Red
Red is any of a number of similar colors evoked by light consisting predominantly of the longest wavelengths of light discernible by the human eye, in the wavelength range of roughly 630–740 nm. Longer wavelengths than this are called infrared , and cannot be seen by the naked eye...

, white
White
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, and black
Black
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. The school's principal is former NFL player Willie Clark. The school currently serves over 2,000 students in grades 9 through 12. Palmetto High School was originally opened in 1957 and rebuilt in 1999. They have also recently built a new auditorium. They have also built new rooms and hallways. Under the direction of Tim Hamand, Palmetto's Marching Band was undefeated at the regional level in 2005. After a triumphant season the Marching Tigers went on to compete at state level in the FMBC semi-finals, where their color guard finished in fifth place.

Notable alumni

  • Mistral Raymond
    Mistral Raymond
    Mistral Raymond is an American football safety for the Minnesota Vikings of the National Football League. He was drafted by the Vikings with the 170th overall pick in the sixth round of the 2011 NFL Draft.-External links:*...

    , NFL free safety for the Minnesota Vikings
    Minnesota Vikings
    The Minnesota Vikings are a professional American football team based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Vikings joined the National Football League as an expansion team in 1960...

     and former captain at the University of South Florida
    University of South Florida
    The University of South Florida, also known as USF, is a member institution of the State University System of Florida, one of the state's three flagship universities for public research, and is located in Tampa, Florida, USA...

  • Ralph Haben
    Ralph Haben
    Ralph H. Haben, Jr. is an American attorney, lobbyist, and politician who served as the Speaker of the Florida House of Representatives from 1980 to 1982...

    , former Speaker of the Florida House of Representatives
    Speaker of the Florida House of Representatives
    The Speaker is the presiding member of the Florida House of Representatives...

  • Roger Manganelli
    Roger Manganelli
    Roger Manganelli is the bassist and one of the two lead vocalists for ska-punk band Less Than Jake. He is also the lead vocalist and guitarist for Rehasher, and drummer for Greenhorn...

    , bass player of Less Than Jake
    Less Than Jake
    Less Than Jake is an American ska punk band from Gainesville, Florida. Originally formed in 1992 as a power pop trio, the band evolved into a hybrid of ska punk. Less Than Jake have also been cited as showing influences from a wide variety of genres including post-grunge, heavy metal, alternative...


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