Cass Technical High School Explained

Cass Tech
Image Size:300px
Established:1907
Student Population:2400+
Grades:9–12
Principal:Lisa Phillips
School Board:Detroit Public Schools
Faculty:85+
Students:2400+
Grades:9–12
Type:Examination School of Choice
Mascot:Technicians
Affiliation:Detroit Public Schools
Address:2501 Second Avenue
City:Detroit
State:Michigan
Country:USA
Colors:Hunter Green and White
Newspaper:CT Visionary
Motto:"Cass Tech #1, 2nd to none"
Chant:"We don't mess around, we CT dogs....."

Cass Technical High School is a four-year college prep high school in Detroit, Michigan, United States. The school is named in honor of Lewis Cass, an American military officer and politician who served as governor of the Michigan Territory from 1813 until 1831. The school is a part of Detroit Public Schools.

Until 1977, Cass was Detroit's only magnet school and the only non-neighborhood enrollment school in Detroit. Today, Cass is one of few magnet schools in Detroit. Entrance to Cass is based on test scores and middle school grades. Students are required to choose a curriculum path—roughly equivalent to a college "major"—in the ninth grade. Areas of study include, but are not limited to, architecture, music, graphic arts, business, human services, and chemical/biological sciences.

History and Campus

Architecture

Lewis Cass Technical High School
Location:2421 Second Ave, Detroit, Michigan, United States
Lat Degrees:42
Lat Minutes:20
Lat Seconds:15
Lat Direction:N
Long Degrees:83
Long Minutes:3
Long Seconds:36
Long Direction:W
Coord Display:inline,title
Locmapin:Michigan
Built:1922
Architect:Malcolmson and Higginbotham, Albert Kahn
Added:March 29, 2011
Demolished:July 2011
Governing Body:Public
Mpsub:Public Schools of Detroit MPS
Refnum:10000644[1]

The school was founded in 1907. It had its historic landmark building on Second Avenue in Downtown Detroit built in the 1919.[2] To the south of it an addition designed by Albert Kahn was built in 1985. The new, modern facilities of the school were built in 2004 in an adjacent lot to the north of the original building on Grand River Avenue.

In 2007 there was a big fire on the old structure. Complete demolition and razing to the ground of the impressive historic buildings and landmarks with the intention of leaving no traces of it left in the urban landscape begun in June 2011. In November 2011, with the demolition works completed, the whole area previously occupied by the old landmarks was fenced in and turned into a very flat and smooth lawn. Pictures of the old historic structures, both from the outside and the abandoned inside floors and classes can be seen here.

Student

Demographic

Based on current enrollment information, there are approximately 2,086 students that attend Cass Technical High School. There are 624 students in the ninth grade, 537 students in the tenth grade, 466 in the eleventh grade, and 459 in the twelfth grade.[3]

Ethnicity Distribution

Of the 2,196 students that attend Cass Technical High School, 1,950(89.3%) of them are Black or African American, 89(4.0%) are Asian American, 70 (3.2%) are Hispanic or Latino, 56(2.6%) are White, 17(0.8%) are Arabic, 2(0.1%) are American Indian or Alaska Native, and 1 (0.0%) is African American.

Gender Distribution

Of the 2,086 students, there are 1,269 (60.8%) girls and 817 (39.2%) boys.[3]

Academics

Cass Technical High School's average ACT score is 21, which is four points higher than the average for Detroit public high schools. Cass offers eleven advanced placement courses including language composition, history, chemistry, calculus, and physics. Students are required to maintain a 2.5 grade point average on a scale of 4.0 in order to retain enrollment. Cass Tech students' strong academic performances draw recruiters from across the country, including Ivy League representatives eager to attract the top minority applicants.[4]

Awards

In 1984 Cass Tech was honored by the US Department of Education among 262 schools that should "shine as inspirational model for others" that included public and private schools.[5]

In 2003 Maurice El-Amin, the Academic Games coach, was awarded the 'Most Outstanding Coordinator' award. In 2006 Cass represented DPS at the National Academic Games Olympics and won the Team Sweepstakes award.

Music Department

Choir

The Choir does vocal training under the direction of Dr. Cheryl Harden. She has been the choral director of Cass Tech since 1999. Over the years, the choirs have produced two CDs and are now working on their third. Cass Tech has many choir groups, including the following:

Harp and Vocal

The Harp program, which was established at Cass Tech in 1925, began with Clarence Byrne, who, according to Patricia Terry-Ross, the program's current director, "wanted to teach every instrument known to man or woman."[6] Cass Tech is the only school in the city of Detroit with a Harp and Vocal Ensemble. The Director from 1976–2007 was Patricia Terry Ross, a former student of the ensemble. As of 2007 the Director is Lydia Cleaver, also a former ensemble student.

Harp Ensemble

The harp ensemble is usually composed of five well-seasoned student harpists. They each receive private lessons under Lydia Cleaver, learning performance skills and the traditional techniques of the Carlos Salzedo Method. The group does perform outside of school related functions.

Bands

There are beginner, intermediate, advanced and jazz band classes, as well as a marching band. The CTMB (marching band), under the direction of Ms. Sharon Allen, has performed for Patti Labelle, Sinbad, and Jay-Z as well as at various college and university, and homecomings. The marching band was also a part of the 2007 FedEx Orange Bowl in Miami, Florida, but was not televised. In 2008, the band performed at Texas Southern University.In 2010, the CTMB participated in Norfolk State University's Homecoming and won first place in the McDonald's Battle of the Bands.

Orchestra

The orchestra is under the direction of Marc W. Haas. The 2005–2006 Cass Tech String Quartet was the winner at the 2006 MASTA state-wide chamber music competition. The quartet was also featured in the 2006 Michigan Youth Arts Festival. The Cass Tech Chamber String Orchestra, the school's advanced orchestra, participated in the All City High School Symphony Orchestra program at the Renaissance Center's Ambassador Ballroom on March 8, 2007.

Athletics

Football

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Cass Tech Technicians Football
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Header1:MHSAA – PSL 1
Label2:Head Coach
Data2:Thomas Wilcher
Label3:Head Coach Years
Data3:14th
Label4:Head Coach Wins
Data4:101
Label5:Head Coach Losses
Data5:56
Label6:Stadium
Data6:Cass Tech Football Stadium
Label7:Stadium Capacity
Data7:2,500
Label8:Stadium Surface
Data8:Natural Grass
Label9:Location
Data9:Detroit, Michigan
Label10:League
Data10:D-PSL Division 1
Label11:First Year
Data11:1906
Label12:School Enrollment
Data12:2156
Header13:Record (since 1950)
Label14:Wins-Losses-Ties
Data14:305–220–9 (.580)
Label15:State Titles
Data15:1 ('11)
Label16:League Titles
Data16:7 ('60, '63, '70, '94, '95, '98, '10)
Label17:State Playoff Appearance
Data17:25 times since 1950
Label18:NCAA Division 1 FBS/FCS Players since 1997
Data18:32
Label19:NFL Professionals since 1920
Data19:15
Header20:Uniform
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The Cass Tech Technicians football team (also referred to as the Technicians) is a high school football program in Division 1 Public School League, representing Cass Technical High School. Cass Tech has long been recognized nationwide for its extraordinary football program dating back to its very beginning in 1906. The team, currently coached by Thomas Wilcher are the reigning PSL champions.[7] Cass Tech has become a must-stop for recruiters looking for prep football talent in the state of Michigan. Several Cass Tech players have attended the University of Michigan to play for the Wolverines, however, recently prospects have accepted scholarships from other major conferences, including the Pac-12 and the SEC.[8] Cass Tech has sent 25 players to DIV 1 FBS/FCS programs since 1998, most of any high school program in Michigan. The program has produced 14 NFL professionals dating back to 1917 when prospect Walt Clago went to the University of Detroit Mercy to play collegiate football. After graduating he was signed by the Detroit Tigers of the APFA. The APFA became the NFL in 1922 and Clago signed with the Rock Island Independents.[9] The most recent NFL player to come out of Cass Tech was Vernon Gholston.[10] Gholston graduated in 2004 and attended Ohio State University. He was drafted 6th overall in the 2008 NFL draft.

2010 Season

Cass Tech won the PSL championship in 2010, but ended the season by losing to Lake Orion Dragons 24–21 in the D1 state semifinals.[11] The Technicians went into the state semi-final with a 12–0 record, outscoring opponents 476–107.[12] With 35 seconds left and the ball on Lake Orion's 5-yard line, Keith Moore lined up for Cass Tech, received the snap and looked to pitch the ball to receiver Keenan Smith. Andrew Shafkalis of Lake Orion reached Moore first, forcing a fumble, which Tyler Misiak of Lake Orion recovered with 32.8 seconds left to secure their 24–21 victory over Cass Tech.[13]

2010 Football Schedule

DateOpponentResult
08/28Ann Arbor Pioneer44 – 42 W
09/03Detroit Central42 – 6 W
09/10Detroit Denby55 – 0 W
09/17Detroit Southeastern42 – 0 W
09/24Detroit Martin Luther King25 – 0 W
10/01Detroit Mumford34 – 6 W
10/08Detroit Henry Ford54 – 0 W
10/15Detroit Cody41 – 14 W
10/23Detroit Crockett41 – 7 W
10/29Detroit Southeastern35 – 0 W
11/06Dearborn Fordson31 – 13 W
11/13Macomb Dakota††31 – 19 W
11/20Lake Orion‡24 – 21 L
† PSL Championship†† Regional Championship‡ Division 1 State Semi-FinalBOLD Playoffs

The hyperlinks lead to a highlight video of the game provided by CityBallers

2011 Season

Cass Tech started off the season on a sour note, losing its season opener to highly-ranked Farmington Hills Harrison 43-7.[14] Cass Tech rebounded by winning its next 4 games with a combined score of 169-30.[15] Cass Tech suffered its second loss to the eventual PSL champions, Detroit Crockett Tech, 6-0. Cass Tech met Crockett Tech again in the PSL semi-finals suffering its third loss, 14-9. Entering the state playoffs with a 6-3 record, expectations were not high for Cass Tech, but the team won five straight games, capping the playoffs by beating Detroit Catholic Central 49-13 and winning its first state Division I football championship. Cass Tech's state title is the first by a Detroit PSL team.[16]

DateOpponentResult
08/27Farmington Hills Harrison7 – 43 L
09/02Detroit Central62 – 6 W
09/09Detroit Southeastern51 – 0 W
09/16Detroit Cody36 – 6 W
09/23Detroit Martin Luther King20 – 18 W
09/30Detroit Crockett0 – 7 L
10/07Detroit Mumford49 – 13 W
10/15Detroit Crockett9 – 14 L
10/20Detroit Renaissance6 – 0 W
10/28Livonia Churchill35 – 6 W
11/05Dearborn Fordson33 – 7 W
11/11Warren De La Salle††6 – 0 W
11/19Utica Eisenhower‡6 – 3 W
11/26Detroit Catholic Central‡‡49-13 W
† PSL Playoffs†† Regional Championship‡ Division 1 State Semi-Final‡‡ Division 1 FinalBOLD Playoffs

History

NFL Professionals
NamePositionHeightWeight(lbs)BornCollegeDraftedPro Team
Walter Clago [17] E6'01956/?/1899
Detroit, MI
DetroitUndraftedDetroit Tigers (APFA)Rock Island Independents (NFL)
Darris McCord[18] DE/DT/OE6'6"2501/4/1933
Detroit, MI
Tennessee1955, R3, P11Detroit Lions
Ben John Paolucci [19] DT6'2"2403/5/1937
Cleveland, OH
Wayne StateUndraftedDetroit Lions
Arnie Simkus [20] DE/DT6'4"2453/25/1943
Schlava, GER
Michigan1965, R6, P2New York JetsMinnesota Vikings
David Boone, Jr. [21] DE6'3"24810/30/1951
Detroit, MI
Eastern Mich1974,R11,P11Minnesota Vikings
Aaron Kyle [22] CB/S5'11"1854/6/1954
Detroit, MI
Wyoming1976,R1,P26Dallas CowboysDenver Broncos
Tom Seabron [23] LB6'3"2155/24/1957
Baltimore, MD
Michigan1979,R5,P1San Francisco 49ers
Harlan Huckleby [24] RB6'1"20012/30/1957
Detroit, MI
Michigan1979,R5,P1Green Bay Packers
Curtis Greer [25] DE6'4"25611/10/1957
Detroit, MI
Michigan1976,R1,P6St. Louis Cardinals
Guy Frazier [26] LB6'2"2177/20/1959
Detroit, MI
Wyoming1981,R4,P10Cincinnati BengalsBuffalo Bills
Thomas Sidney Sims [27] DT/NT6'2"2884/18/1967
Detroit, MI
Pittsburgh1990,R6,P14Kansas City ChiefsIndianapolis Colts
Pat Ivey [28] DE6'4"25512/27/1972
Detroit, MI
MizzouUndraftedGreen Bay Packers
A. J. Ofodile [29] TE6'7"26010/9/1973
Detroit, MI
Mizzou1994,R5,P25Baltimore Ravens
Clarence Williams [30] RB5'9"1935/16/1977
Detroit, MI
MichiganUndraftedArizona Cardinals
Vernon GholstonDE6'3"2646/5/1986
Detroit, MI
Ohio State2008,R1,P6New York Jets
Joseph BarksdaleOT6'4"3251/1/1989
Detroit, MI
LSU2011,R3,P12Oakland Raiders
‡ Active NFL Pro
NCAA division 1 FBS/FCS players since 1997
NameClassScouts National RatingSchool
William Campbell20095 StarsMichigan
Dior Mathis20104 StarsOregon
Boubacar Cissoko20085 StarsMichigan
Joseph Barksdale20075 StarsLSU
Vernon Gholston20043 StarsOhio State
Kishon Wilcher20112 StarsToledo
Delonte Hollowell20114 StarsMichigan
Daniel Easterly20103 StarsMizzou
Teric Jones20093 StarsMichigan
Thomas Gordon20092 StarsMichigan
Cortez Smith20082 StarsIndiana
Julian Easterly2008Indiana State
Aaron Archie20082 StarsIndiana State
Mackenzie Lyons20042 StarsEastern Michigan
Allen Langford20042 StarsWisconsin
Dezmond Gray20032 StarsWestern Michigan
Emory Jones20032 StarsToledo
D Bryant†1998Duke
Kenny Nelson2011Illinois
Dawan Moss1997Michigan State
Marco Cooper19994 StarsOhio State
Roderick Maples19993 StarsMichigan State
John Jackson20112 StarsWestern Michigan
Dalton Barksdale20102 StarsBuffalo
Anthony Anchrum2008Indiana State
Royce Jenkins-Stone20124 StarsMichigan
Terry Richardson20124 StarsMichigan
Ruben Lile20123 StarsIowa
Laron Taylor20123 StarsIowa
William Rembert20122 StarsBuffalo
Brandon Berry20122 StarsBuffalo
Darryl Goldsmith20121 StarUndecided
David Dawson20134 StarsMichigan°
Jourdan Lewis20134 StarsMichigan°
°Solid verbal commitment

‡ NFL PRO

Basketball

2010-11 Season

2010 Basketball Schedule

-!DateOpponentResult-12/14@ Western International (Detroit, MI)67 – 25 W-12/17Southwestern (Detroit, MI)65 – 51 W-12/18Belleville (Belleville, MI)43 – 48 L-12/28Huron (Ann Arbor, MI)46 – 69 L-12/30@ Saginaw (Saginaw, MI)47 – 66 L-01/04@ Renaissance (Detroit, MI)47 – 45 W-01/08Communication Media Arts (Detroit, MI)64 – 38 W-01/11Southeastern (Detroit, MI)55-52 L-01/14@ Mumford (Detroit, MI)53-41 L-01/15Powers Catholic (Flint, MI)78-69 W-01/19Northwestern (Detroit, MI)60-37 W-01/25Detroit City (Detroit, MI)64-32 W-01/28@ Henry Ford (Detroit, MI)72-66 W-02/01@ Cody (Detroit, MI)67-62 W

History

State Championships

1956 Boys Class A State Champions[31]
1975 Boys Class A State Champions[32]

League Championships

1951 at Detroit Olympia (attendance 5,787), Cass Tech beats Miller, 56-49 (Coach Frank "Ace" Cudillo)
1952 at Detroit Olympia (attendance n/a), Cass Tech beats Northwestern, 50-43 (Coach Frank "Ace" Cudillo)
1955 at UD Memorial (attendance n/a), Cass Tech beats Northwestern, 56-37 (Coach Frank "Ace" Cudillo)
1975 at Cobo Arena (8,603), Cass Tech beats Murray-Wright, 65-58 (Coach Jim Spivey)
1977 at Cobo Arena (4,311), Cass Tech beats Mackenzie, 70-69(OT) (Coach Jim Spivey)
1993 at Cobo Arena (n/a), Cass Tech beats Pershing, 72-64 (Coach Robert Shannon)
1998 at Cobo Arena (n/a), Cass Tech beats Central, 79-76 (Coach Robert Shannon)

[33]

All American Players[34]

1957 Steve Jordan 1975 William Mayfield 1982 Patrick Ford

All State Players

Detroit Free Press[35]
1951 George “Swinging Gate” Gatewood, 2nd Team
1952 George “Swinging Gate” Gatewood, 1st Team
1952 Walter Godfrey, 2nd Team
1955 Don Coleman, 2nd Team
1955 Chuck Mitchell, 4th Team
1955 Jerry Malinasky, 5th Team
1941 Casmer Mokeski, 3rd Team
1956 Steve Jordan, 3rd Team
1957 Steve Jordan, 1st Team
1958 Levert France, 5th Team
1974 Tony Jamison, 4th Team
1975 William Mayfield NBA, 1st Team
1978 Eric Watson, 2nd Team
1980 Patrick Ford, 3rd Team
1981 Patrick Ford, 3rd Team
1982 Patrick Ford, 1st Team
1983 Grady Lowry, 5th Team
1988 Steve Hall, 2nd Team
1995 Damien Baskerville, 5th Team
1998 D. Bryant (AFL), 5th Team
1998 Marlon Williamson, 6th Team
2004 Chris Douglass-Roberts NBA, 4th Team

The Detroit News[36]
1951 George “Swinging Gate” Gatewood, 2nd Team
1952 George “Swinging Gate” Gatewood, 1st Team
1941 Casmer Mokeski, 3rd Team
1956 Steve Jordan, 3rd Team
1957 Steve Jordan, 1st Team
1958 Levert France, 5th Team
1975 William Mayfield NBA, 1st Team
1978 Eric Watson, 1st Team
1981 Patrick Ford, 1st Team
1982 Patrick Ford, 1st Team
1988 Steve Hall, 1st Team
1990 Maurice Davis, 2nd Team 1993 Derrick Dial NBA, 3rd Team 1993 Eric Dedmon, 4th Team 1998 Marlon Williamson, 5th Team
1999 Javon Clark, 5th Team
2002 Shawn Hopes, 6th Team 2004 Chris Douglass-Roberts NBA, 3rd Team 2007 Jeremy Allen, 4th Team

NBA professionals
NamePositionHeightWeight (lbs)BornCollegeDraftedPro team
George Brown (basketball)Forward6'619010/30/1935
Detroit, MI
Wayne State4th round, 3rd pick
1957 NBA Draft
Minneapolis Lakers
Dorie MurreyForward–Center6'82159/7/1943
Detroit, MI
Detroit2nd round, 2nd pick
1966 NBA Draft
Detroit Pistons
Seattle Supersonics
Portland Trail Blazers
Baltimore Bullets (1944–1954)
Bill MayfieldForward6'720510/17/1957
Detroit, MI
IowaUndraftedGolden State Warriors
Derrick DialGuard6'4"18412/20/1975
Detroit, MI
Eastern Michigan2nd round, 23rd pick
1998 NBA Draft
San Antonio Spurs
New Jersey Nets
Toronto Raptors
Orlando Magic
Chris Douglas-RobertsGuard6'72001/8/1987
Detroit, MI
Memphis2nd round, 10th pick
2008 NBA Draft
New Jersey Nets
Milwaukee Bucks

Track and field

Cass Tech's track and field history goes back to 1926 when Eddie Tolan and his teammate Loving won the interscholastic track meet at Northwestern University.[37] Tolan came to be known as the "Midnight Express". He set world records in the 100 yard dash and 100 meters event and Olympic records in the 100 meters and 200 meters events. He was the first African-American to receive the title of the "world's fastest human" after winning gold medals in the 100 and 200 meters events at the 1932 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles. In March 1935, Tolan won the 75, 100 and 220 yard events at the World Professional Sprint Championships in Melbourne, Australia to become the first man to win both the amateur and professional world sprint championships. In his full career as a sprinter, Tolan won 300 races and lost only 7.[38]

+Northwestern Interscholastic Track Meet
DateRanking
March 19261st Place – National Champions[39]
March 19273rd Place [40]
March 19283rd Place [41]

Boys Track & Field Team State Championships

YearChampion (Coach)Runner-Up
1996Detroit Cass Technical (Tom Wilcher)Pontiac Northern
1995Detroit Cass Technical (Tom Wilcher)Detroit Chadsey
1994Detroit Cass Technical (Tom Wilcher)Ann Arbor Pioneer
1978Detroit Cass Technical (Robert Glen)Flint Southwestern
1926Detroit Cass Technical (Bill Van Orden)Kalamazoo

Boys Track & Field Team Individual Champions

YearEventIndividualTime/Distance
1925100y dashEddie Tolan10.1
1925220y dashEddie Tolan22.4
1925220 LHBill Loving24.8
1925HH 42"Bill Loving16.5
1925High JumpBill Loving5'10"(tie)
1925High JumpEdward Gaines5'10"(tie)
1926100y dashEddie Tolan9.9
1926220y dashEddie Tolan22.2
1926220 LHBill Loving25.6
1926HH 42"Bill Loving16.1
1927100y dashEddie Tolan9.8
1927220y dashEddie Tolan21.9
1927880y dashWilliam Smith2:04.8
1927JavelinEdwin Turashoff157'2"
1928High JumpRobert Sampson6'0 3/4"
1928JavelinEdwin Turashoff165'1"
1928Shot PutEdwin Turashoff48'1 1/2"
1929100y dashLeroy Oliver10.2
1929220y dashLeroy Oliver22.7
1930100y dashWilliam Bryant10.4
1930220y dashWilliam Bryant23.5
1930Long JumpWilliam Friday21'7 1/2"
1965MileBrian Moore4:13.4
1966Long JumpIra Russell23-3 1/2"
1974220y dashHarlan Huckleby21.9
1975100y dashHarlan Huckleby9.8
1975220y dashHarlan Huckleby21.9
1975440y Team RelayWhite-Seabron-Smith-Harlan Huckleby42.1
1976Mile Team RelayDarryl Tucker-James Davies-Calvin Williams-Benson Triplett3:18.2
1978120 HHMarcus Allen13.8
1979440y Team RelayAshley-Cason-Hanks-Hollaway42.2
1983400m dashRooney Benson47.5
1988100m dashMartin Hill10.5
1992110 HHKhary Burnle14.35
1993800m Team RelayAntinio-Clarence-Jabari-Walker1:28.60
19941600m Team RelayFuqua-Wilkerson-Johnson-Williams3:17.1
1994800m Team RelayWilkerson-Williams-Johnson-Rankins1:25.0‡
19951600m Team RelaySmith-Downs-King-Jones3:19.04
1995800m Team RelayJenkins-Smith-Rankins-Williams1:28.78
1995400m Team RelayRush-Jenkins-King-Williams43.10
1996200m dashDavid Kea22.57
1996300 LHNevara Smith38.58
2001800m Team RelayMallette-Vinson-Gailliard-Drake1:27.50
2001400m Team RelayFielder-Mallette-Height-Vinson42.86
2002200m dashPierre Vinson21.9
2002100m dashPierre Vinson10.7
2002400m Team RelayFelder-Mallette-Height-Vinson42.32
2005400m Team RelayFolse-Rembert-Hankins-Klyce42.50
2006110m hurdlesNick McCampbell14.15
2006300m hurdlesNick McCampbell37.43
‡State Record

JROTC program

Program is the largest organization in the school. It has a curriculum that includes Leadership Lab and Cadet Challenge, a drill team, and an honor guard team. The drill team is composed of: a First-Year Color Guard, an Open-Year Color Guard, an Armed Exhibition Team, an Unarmed Exhibition Team, a Female Armed Exhibition Team, an Unarmed Regulation team, and an Armed Regulation Team. The Armed Exhibition Drill Team was founded by Cadet Colonel Anthony James Cole (City of Detroit Corps Commander 1997–1998) in 1996, which opened the door for the Unarmed Exhibition Team and the Female Exhibition Team. The JROTC program has the "Gold Star Insignia", which is the highest attainable rank in the JROTC program, and has been maintained by the school since the early 1990s. In 2005, the Cass Tech Renegades Drill Team was selected to attend the National Drill Competition held in Daytona Beach, Florida. It was the first invite for the state of Michigan. The following year, the team was invited to return, leaving ranked fourth in overall performance. The honor guard team has attended many events throughout the city, including many parades and grand openings, as have the color guard and exhibition teams.

Notable alumni and people

Art, architecture, design

Arts and entertainment

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Business

Computers, engineering, and technology

Educators

Fiction/Non Fiction

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Law, government, and public policy

Medicine

Newsmakers

Sports

References

  1. Beamer, Christine. "'U' catches Cass Tech talent". The Michigan Daily. 5 Apr 06.
  2. "DPS students shine at the National Academic Games Olympics". DPS News online. 19 May 2006. Detroit Public Schools. 22 Apr 2007. DPS students shine at the National Academic Games Olympics
  3. Shurney, Simone. "Music program is aged to perfection". CT Visionary. 30 Apr 2007.
  1. Farrell, Perry. "Douglass earns 1st playoff trip". Detroit Free Press. 19 Oct 07.

External links

Notes and References

  1. Web site: WEEKLY LIST OF ACTIONS TAKEN ON PROPERTIES: 3/28/11 THROUGH 4/01/11. National Park Service. April 24, 2011.
  2. http://detroiturbex.com/content/schools/cass/current/index.html
  3. http://detroitk12.org/schools/school/510 Student Counts, Ethnicity Distribution, and Gender Distribution
  4. http://www.michigandaily.com/content/u-catches-cass-tech-talent 'U' catches Cass Tech talent
  5. http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=qxEvAAAAIBAJ&sjid=t9wFAAAAIBAJ&pg=5525,9444839&dq=cass-technical&hl=en 15 Michigan Schools are given honor
  6. Book: Laurie Palazzolo. Horn man: the Polish-American musician in twentieth-century Detroit. 8 January 2011. October 2003. Wayne State University Press. 9780814331934. 257–.
  7. http://detnews.com/article/20101120/SPORTS05/11200346/Crockett--Cass-Tech-nurture-Detroit-dreams-of-state-football-title Crockett, Cass Tech nurture Detroit dreams of state football title
  8. http://insider.espn.go.com/ncf/blog?name=kurelic_bill&id=5791187&action=login&appRedirect=http://insider.espn.go.com/ncf/blog%3fname%3dkurelic_bill%26id%3d5791187 Cass Tech becoming a must-stop with players like Royce Jenkins-Stone and Terry Richardson – ESPN
  9. http://www.databasefootball.com/players/playerpage.htm?ilkid=CLAGOWAL01 Walt Clago Past Stats, Statistics, History, and Awards
  10. http://www.nfl.com/combine/profiles/vernon-gholston?id=756 NFL Events: Combine Player Profiles – Vernon Gholston
  11. http://highschoolsports.mlive.com/news/article/9071179065125286684/lake-orion-advances-to-state-football-finals-with-24-21-victory-over-detroit-cass-tech/ Lake Orion advances to state football finals with 24–21 victory over Detroit Cass Tech – MLive.com
  12. http://highschoolsports.mlive.com/school/detroit-detroit-cass-tech/football/schedule/2010-football Detroit Cass Tech Football Schedules, Scores & Results 2010 – MLive.com
  13. http://detnews.com/article/20101120/SPORTS05/11200405/D1-football--Lake-Orion’s-last-minute-stop-puts-it-in-final#ixzz19vVDA3qQ D1 football: Lake Orion's last-minute stop puts it in final
  14. http://farmington-mi.patch.com/articles/farmington-hills-harrison-dominates-cass-tech-43-7-in-showdown: Farmington Hills Harrison Dominates Cass Tech 43-7 In Showdown
  15. http://highschoolsports.mlive.com/school/detroit-detroit-cass-tech/football/schedule/2011-football/: Cass Tech 2011 Football Schedule
  16. http://www.freep.com/article/20111126/HSS/111126015/Freshman-QB-Jayru-Campbell-leads-Cass-Tech-first-Div-1-football-title Freshman QB Jayru Campbell leads Cass Tech to first Div. 1 football title
  17. http://www.databasefootball.com/players/playerpage.htm?ilkid=CLAGOWAL01 Walter Clago
  18. http://www.databasefootball.com/players/playerpage.htm?ilkid=MCCORDAR01 Darris Paul McCord
  19. http://www.databasefootball.com/players/playerpage.htm?ilkid=PAOLUBEN01 Ben John Paolucci
  20. http://www.databasefootball.com/players/playerpage.htm?ilkid=SIMKUARN01 Arnold Simkus
  21. http://www.databasefootball.com/players/playerpage.htm?ilkid=BOONEDAV01 Humphrey David Boone, Jr.
  22. http://www.databasefootball.com/players/playerpage.htm?ilkid=KYLEAAR01 Aaron Douglas Kyle
  23. http://www.databasefootball.com/players/playerpage.htm?ilkid=SEABRTOM01 Thomas Hall Seabron
  24. http://www.databasefootball.com/players/playerpage.htm?ilkid=HUCKLHAR01 Harlan Charles Huckleby
  25. http://www.databasefootball.com/players/playerpage.htm?ilkid=GREERCUR01 Curtis William Greer
  26. http://www.databasefootball.com/players/playerpage.htm?ilkid=FRAZIGUY01 Guy Shelton Frazier| Wyoming
  27. http://www.databasefootball.com/players/playerpage.htm?ilkid=SIMSTOM02 Thomas Sidney Sims| Pittsburgh
  28. http://www.mutigers.com/genrel/ivey_pat00.html Pat Ivey Strengh and Conditions coach at Mizzou
  29. http://www.databasefootball.com/players/playerpage.htm?ilkid=OFODIAJ01 A.J. Ofodile
  30. http://www.databasefootball.com/players/playerpage.htm?ilkid=WILLICLA06 Clarence Williams
  31. http://michigan-football.com/bb/casstech.html| Cass Tech Win Loss
  32. http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=taMxAAAAIBAJ&sjid=XKwFAAAAIBAJ&pg=894,4865755&dq=cass+tech+football&hl=en| Cass Tech finish #1
  33. http://www.detroitpslbasketball.com/?page_id=2| PSL Champions
  34. http://www.detroitpslbasketball.com/?page_id=8
  35. http://www.detroitpslbasketball.com/?page_id=119
  36. http://www.detroitpslbasketball.com/?page_id=131
  37. http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=QCNAAAAAIBAJ&sjid=i1gMAAAAIBAJ&pg=1499,5915116&dq=cass-technical&hl=en| Scholastic Meet At Northwestern
  38. http://www.usatf.org/halloffame/TF/showBio.asp?HOFIDs=171 Eddie Tolan
  39. http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=QCNAAAAAIBAJ&sjid=i1gMAAAAIBAJ&pg=1499,5915116&dq=cass-technical&hl=en Scholastic Meet At Northwestern
  40. http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=KL8aAAAAIBAJ&sjid=KkoEAAAAIBAJ&pg=6458,158021&dq=cass-technical&hl=en Detroit School Winner
  41. http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=cltQAAAAIBAJ&sjid=8g4EAAAAIBAJ&pg=2471,4090969&dq=cass+tech+track&hl=en Detroit Preps Star in Meet
  42. http://www.modernfurnitureclassics.com/index.php/main_page/designers/designer_id/8 Harry Bertoia 1915 - 1978
  43. http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=P-U0AAAAIBAJ&sjid=uYYDAAAAIBAJ&pg=5247,1664205&dq=cass-technical&hl=en Last original Ink Spot dies
  44. Book: Lars Björn. Jim Gallert. Before Motown: a history of jazz in Detroit, 1920-60. 8 January 2011. 2001. University of Michigan Press. 9780472067657. 77–.
  45. http://www.trombone-usa.com/rosolino_frank.htm|FRANK ROSOLINO
  46. http://www.digitaljournal.com/pr/144238 TiECon Midwest 2010 Unveils List of Elite Entrepreneurs: TiE20 Winners – Press Release
  47. http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,895329,00.html Personnel: New President at Ford
  48. http://www.theoaklandpress.com/articles/2010/02/24/news/doc4b847cafcbfea669034213.txt?viewmode=2 TOM WILSON: 'This is what I live for'
  49. http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article/20101212/MOSTPOWERFULPEOPLE/101209853/tom-wilson-61# Tom Wilson, 61 – Crain's Detroit Business – Detroit News and Information
  50. http://www.detroittransithistory.info/AroundDetroit/EdDavis.html Ed Davis
  51. http://www.google.com/search?q=robert+c+lowes+cass+technical&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&aq=t&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a#sclient=psy&hl=en&safe=off&client=firefox-a&hs=ODx&rls=org.mozilla:en-US%3Aofficial&tbs=nws:1%2Car%3A1&q=robert+lowes+cass+technical&aq=f&aqi=&aql=&oq=&gs_rfai=&pbx=1&fp=d6c676e6ca915cda
  52. http://www.allbusiness.com/food-beverage/restaurants-food-service-restaurants-fast/7165531-1.html| Robert C. Lowes appointed chairman of Burger King
  53. http://www.econ.ucsb.edu/~lowes/| Rob C. Lowes
  54. http://encyclopedia.jrank.org/articles/pages/4359/Airplane-designer-aeronautical-engineer.html Airplane designer, aeronautical engineer – Loving, Aviation, Detroit, Job, Department, and Time
  55. http://select.nytimes.com/gst/abstract.html?res=F30D14FF3B5A13738DDDAB0994DE405B828FF1D3 N.Y.U. AIR STUDENTS AFIELD; Graduates From Thirteen States Are Now Teaching Aviation or Aiding in the Industry
  56. http://select.nytimes.com/gst/abstract.html?res=F70A17F63D5D117A93C5A8178AD95F4D8285F9 COURSE FOR AVIATION TEACHERS IS UNDER WAY NOW AT N.Y.U. – Some Sixty Students From Scattered Cities Seek License to Instruct in Approved Schools – Article – NYTimes.com
  57. http://select.nytimes.com/gst/abstract.html?res=F20F17F93C54157A93C2A8178DD85F458385F9 THE LIST OF GRADUATES. – FOUR WHO WILL RECEIVE HONORARY DEGREES AT NEW YORK UNIVERSITY. 3,414 to Get Degrees at New York University – Article – NYTimes.com
  58. http://wayne.migenweb.net/casstech.htm 1935 Year Book text only
  59. http://wayne.edu/facts/about/events.php Wayne State University notable events
  60. Web site: HDS - Faculty - Charles G. Adams. Harvard Divinity School. 2010-01-29.
  61. http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=j_scAAAAIBAJ&sjid=6FgEAAAAIBAJ&pg=4001,4336192&dq=graduated+from+cass+tech&hl=en
  62. http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article/20090315/SUB01/303159980/dps-firefighter-bobb-quickly-sets-team-to-douse-flaming-deficit#| DPS firefighter: Bobb quickly sets team to douse flaming deficit
  63. http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=mAFYAAAAIBAJ&sjid=IPcDAAAAIBAJ&pg=2218,2194855&dq=cass-technical&hl=en 14-year-old enrolls at university