Hillsborough High School
Last week I criticized Tampa for having too many parking garages and not putting enough emphasis on education. So it’s only fair to mention that there are a few extraordinarily beautiful schools in the area. Hillsborough High School may have existed as early as 1880, but the current Gothic building in the Seminole Heights neighborhood was built in 1927. There is a lot of history in this school – it produced the first high school newspaper and the first high school yearbook in the state of Florida. President Clinton spoke there in 1996. And it was the first high school in the United States to establish an alumni association.
The football field is named after Marcelino “Chelo” Huerta, a Hillsborough High graduate, football player at the University of Florida, and head football coach at several colleges.