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HISTORY OF POTOMAC HIGH SCHOOL

Once referred to as Rrierfield Farm, the

land on which Potomac now stands was pur chased by the Board of Education to provide a high school campus for this area. It was originally referred to as the Rrierfield

Area School, but the Board subsequently designated the building as Potomac Senior High School in honor of the historic

boundary between Maryland and Virginia, the Potomac River, and the once powerful Indian tribe which lived along its banks. Potomac's first principal was Mr. Wilber Jones, in Sept. 1965. Within a few weeks, Potomac's students, with the help of a faculty and administration, formed a student council, a variety of clubs, a band and a chorus. With the formation of teams in

the various interscholastic sports, school spirit began to manifest itself in the

growing interest and loyalty of the students. That was the year the first yearbook, the POWHATAN, and newspaper, the DRUM BEAT was

published. Oct. 26, 1966, brought Governor J. Millard Tawes from Annapolis for the offical dedication of our school. In June 1967, Mr. Jones retired. Mr. R. Francis Eigehbrode was appointed Principal and Mr. Charles Suhr

The school mascot

The Mighty Brave

became Vice Principal. The 350 students of Potomac's first graduating class received their diplomas in June 1968. In September of that year the new wing was used for the

first time. Since then Potomac has grown to an enrollment of about 1700 students

'and a faculty of 90. The school colors

ACHIEVEMENTS Blue and Gold

BASKETBALL

1. Prince George's-A B C Champions.

League

2. Maryland Region III Class A Tournament Champions.

3. Maryland State Class A Semi Finalist.

4. Ranked number 6 in Metropolitan

"SCHOOL FIGHT SONG"

Fight the team across the field, Show them Potomac's here,

Set the earth reverberating,

With the mighty cheer, Rah! Rah! Rah!

area.

Hit them hard and see how they fall, BASEBALL

Never let that team get the ball,

Prince George's County ABC League Champions

Hail! Hail! The gang's all here, As the Braves march to victory! Hey!

Potomac Senior High School Wrestling Program  

Wrestling program from the Potomac Senior High School (Oxon Hill, Maryland) 1974-1975 school year. Full of Wrestling and other school sports...

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