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Leonard O. “Tom” Albrite
Class of 1947
Athlete
 
Tom Albrite was a three sport star at Harrisonburg High School in the mid 1940s. He participated in football, basketball and baseball.  In football he was a member of the outstanding teams of 1943 and 1944.  The 1944 team won the half-state championship.  Tom was considered the best place-kicker in the valley.  He once kicked an extra point at Fishburne Military Academy that went through the uprights, beyond the playing field, and broke the window of a church outside the field. 

Tom was also a member of the undefeated Blue Streak baseball team of 1944.  Tom entered the military while in high school and returned to graduate in 1947.  Tom was the beginning of 3 generations of Albrites to play for HHS.  His son, Gary, and grandson, Bradley, also played for the Streaks.  Tom is a life-long resident of Harrisonburg and worked for the Virginia ABC board for nearly 40 years before his retirement in 1988.