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History, Spirit, Talon, Logo and Alma Mater
LISD Chronicles: Who Brought the Wood?
The school opened in 1999 with only two grades and now serves students from grades 9 to 12. Hebron is a 6A school with a student enrollment of 3658. Ninth graders attend the adjacent Hebron 9th Grade Center, which opened in 2010. The Class of 2002 was the first graduating class. Hebron High School is located in what used to be the old town of Hebron. Only a few small patches of the town remain; most has been incorporated into surrounding cities of Carrollton, Plano, and The Colony.
When Hebron High School was being built in the late 1990’s LISD asked Arbor Creek students to submit names on what Hebron should be called. The “Hawks, “Hippos” and “Hurricanes” names were submitted. The “Hawks” were chosen as historians believed the two other names were submitted as a joke by the student body. Hebron was initially painted green as its primary color by the architects. Students did not like the color due to being to close to Newman Smith’s colors and changed it to black and blue. The board added silver so it would not be gang related. Today there still is a presence of green inside and outside the school.
Hebron in 2005, in only its 5th year of varsity football, won the Class 4A Division II State Championshp. Hebron finished with a perfect season (16-0) and a 28-0 over Corpus Christi Calallen, which had not been shut out in over 20 years for the state championship.
Sports teams are called the Hebron Hawks; women's teams are called the Lady Hawks. The school colors are black, silver, and blue. The official school mascot is Harry the Hawk.
Football players are encouraged to "Bring the Wood" (abbreviated BTW) by their coaches and a large plank of wood can be seen at football games with the phrase inscribed on its side. The popular slogan has earned Hebron's stadium the nickname "The Woodshed".
The inspiration for Hebron football’s motto of “Bring the Wood” occurred in the year 2000, with the freshman class. The Varsity Team was struggling with a winless season and the 9th grade A Team was experiencing success. During a lull in the 9th grade season, Coach Sam Harrison challenged the A Team to play with a passion and told them they needed to: “Bring the Wood”. Two players, Charles Hasley and Brandon McCain took what he said to heart and brought back a fence picket, painted with that very slogan: “Bring the Wood”. It caught on. They brought the picket to every game and worked and played by that motto. For them, it meant to play tough and hard and to ensure that any team that played them would know and never forget how tough and determined the Hebron Hawks were! That season, they were the 2000 District 9-4A co-champions with Denton Ryan. At the beginning of the 2001 season, Coach Brazil had his varsity players, embrace and adopt the “Bring the Wood” slogan and carry on that mentality wherever they played. This attitude was the catalyst that helped the Hebron Hawks to become a respected football program. Every player who has played at Hebron knows the importance of Bringing The Wood. The idea of “Bring The Wood” is the common thread that unites all of the Hebron Football Players who have worn the Royal, Black, and Silver and displayed the Super H on the side of their helmet. This Brotherhood is strong and real.
The hawk talon, raised in the air while singing the alma mater, is made by curling the index and middle finger in the air while bending the thumb toward the palm in a similar fashion and tucking the ring and pinky fingers into the palm completely. Students display this when acknowledging authority at events or at certain times during games.
The alma mater was written by members of the class of 2002 and 2003. The words are:
Hebron you are so grand, finest school in all the land
Together we will fly, as years go by
Hawks soar with pride and grace, flying to a higher place
You stand so strong and true
Go Black, Silver, Blue
(Scream: BLACK, SILVER, BLUE!)