How High, um, Hough High is open



If parents hadn't freaked out, how long do you think it would have taken high schoolers to turn the name of their school into a joke about marijuana?

Hundreds of future William A. Hough High School students, their parents and siblings crowded in front of the new $57.6 million high school Saturday, excited to tour the modern campus for the first time.

Students marched to the celebration behind the newly formed Hough High Marching Husky Band, from nearby Bailey Middle School, where many incoming freshmen attended last year. The day included a festival in the school’s new football stadium. Hough’s Parent Teacher Student Association organized and paid for the event through donations and corporate sponsorship.

Hough High School, home of the Huskies, will open Aug. 25 with a mix of sophomores and juniors from North Mecklenburg and Hopewell high schools, freshman from Bailey and other area middle schools and no seniors. Already, students have started working together to build new traditions and programs.

Hough’s Army ROTC program is one example. North Mecklenburg High has an Air Force ROTC. Hopewell has Army ROTC. Both were-award winning programs, say students who came together for Hough’s first meeting last week and are excited to build a new program there.

Read the rest of this article, by Karen Cimino Wilson, here.

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