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DuPont Manual Magnet High School

duPont Manual Magnet High School is the academically dominant high school of Louisville, Kentucky. It has five magnet programs: Math/Science/Technology, the Youth Performing Arts School[?], Visual Arts, Communications, and High School University. The first two are the most well-known, each with a national reputation.

Manual ranks as one of the most prestigious public high schools in the United States. It holds the current (2002) state record of 52 National Merit Semifinalists[?] (class of 2000), ranking third in the US for that year behind only the Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology[?] and Stuyvesant High School. In the past few years it has won both National Science Bowl[?] (2000) and National Academic League[?] championships. Manual recently (2002) became its own region for the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair[?]. The YPAS chorus was the only chorus to perform in inauguration of George W. Bush.

Jefferson Seminary[?] was opened in Louisville in 1816. After several changes, it was in 1856 split into the University of Louisville[?] and Louisville Male High School[?]. At this time the Louisvile Female High School[?] was also created. Since Male High School focused on academics, the need was felt for a school to teach manual skills. This was created as a subdivision of Male in 1890 and was created as a separate high school in 1892 by a grant from Victor du Pont[?]. In 1893, the annual Male-Manual football rivalry[?], the longest running high school football series in the US, began. In 1934, the Louisville Girl's High School[?] (formerly Female) moved to Halleck Hall[?] at the current site of Manual. Over the period 1948-50, Manual moved to its current location and merged with the Louisville Girl's High School. In 1984, Manual became a Magnet school[?] and quickly established a strong academic reputation.

(copied from Everything2 and posted here by the original author, Ryan Gabbard (elwethingol of Everything2))



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