Detroit St. Martin de Porres High School
Detroit St. Martin de Porres High School born 1968 died 2005. However, its' graduates and its' legacy will live on for many decades to come. DP was a school that gave kids opportunities, hope and a sense of pride. Not a perfect school by any means but a good school by most accounts. Many remember DP for its state championships and its' athletic powerhouses, but what one should know is that there are thousands of great leaders who once called Detroit St. Martin de Porres home. DP was the "Home of Champions" on and off the athletic field of play. True Hall of Famers in our books consist of such greats as US. Federal Judge Victoria Roberts, Southfield School Board Chairman Darryle Buchanan, famed financial expert Gail Perry-Mason, Stanford Coach Tony Fuller, Auburn Coach, former WNBA, Olympic Gold winner and Tennessee Hall of Famer Daedra Charles, former NBA players Willie Burton & Negele Knight, CFL star QB Kevin Glenn, Dr. Ron Livingston DDS and future mayorial candidate Robert Jamerson just to name a few. DP was a school rich in tradition and success stories. Sadly, the school closed in 2005 due to a lack of interest from Alumni, the Archdiocese of Detroit and city leaders despite the strong need for small schools with small class sizes. There were thousands of reasons to keep this school open and the AOD saw it as not an option.