Highland High School (Anderson, Indiana)
|Anderson Highland High School|
|Type||Public High School|
|Location||2108 E. 200 N.,
Anderson, Indiana, United States
|District||Anderson Community School Corporation|
|Colors||Plaid & White|
Highland High School was a public high school located in Anderson, Indiana. It was part of the Anderson Community School Corporation. The school consolidated with Anderson High School after the 2009-10 academic year and the former Highland High School building is used to house Highland Junior High School.
For the 2006-07 school year, the student population was 1,312, 85% of students were White, 10% of students were African American, 3% of students were Hispanic, and 2% of students were Biracial. When it comes to gender, 53% of the students were male while 47% were female.
Highland participated in a number of athletic events. Highland was a part of the Olympic Conference, along with Muncie Southside, Connersville, Madison Heights, Huntington North, Noblesville, Carmel, and Jay County.
- 3 Sectional Titles (1975, 1979, 1991)
- 2 Regional Titles (1975, 1991)
- 9 Sectional Titles (1979, 1984–87, 1991-2, 1994, 1996)
- 5 Regional Titles (1979, 1985–87, 1991)
- 1 Semi-State Title (1986)
- State Runner-Up, 1986-87 (Lost to Noblesville 47-38)
- 10 Sectional Titles (1979, 1989, 1991-2, 1996-9, 2000, 2001, 2007), Regional Title (1999)
- Adam Lind was named Indiana's "Mr. Baseball" in 2002
- 1 Sectional Title (1983)
- 6 Sectional Titles (1990–92, 1999, 2003-4)
- 1 Regional Title (1990)
Track & Field
- 9 Sectional Titles (1993, 2000-2, 2006,2007,2008,2009,2010)
- 8 Sectional Titles (1993–99, 2003)
- Teresa Henry (Williams) was the first highland girls track and field member to advance to the State Championship in 1977 in the 100 yard dash. She was MVP from 1974–1977, and was co-MVP with along with other club members.
- 4 Sectional Titles (1990-1, 1993-4)
- Kyle Baker was awarded the "Mental Attitude Award" in 1993
- 2 Sectional Titles (1993, 1995)
- Lisa Nicholson was awarded the "Mental Attitude Award," along with finish 15 at State in 2000
- 12 Sectional Titles
- 6 Regional Titles
- State Runner-up (2001)
- Individuals State Champion, Ashlee Davis (2001, 2002)
- Ashlee went undefeated, a combined 48-0, in her two championship seasons
- Highland had three individual wrestling state champions, with Camden Eppert most recently winning in 2007 @ 103 lb weight class and again in 2009 @ 119 lb weight class against the same opponent, Brandon Wright (Cathedral).
Highland Junior High School's prep song was set to the tune of "Scotland the Brave"
Hey all you lads and lassies
Root for the Highland laddies
We want the plaid and white team to win tonight—Rah! Rah! Rah! Strike up the band again; Let's raise the score again;
We are the team with the Pep and the Vim
You do your best my lads, we'll do the rest my lads
We'll root for you for a victory tonight RAH! RAH! RAH!
Come all you lads and lassies,
Root for the Highland Laddies.
We want the plaid and white team
To win tonight,
H-I-G-H-L-A-N-D, HIGHLAND, HIGHLAND, HIGHLAND
The Highland High School marching band was known as The Marching Highlanders. With a rich tradition of excellence, the Highlanders were known throughout the state for their unique uniform and music. The Highlanders performed in full Scottish regalia, including kilts, plaids, and dublets. The Highlanders also had a bagpipe corps within their ranks, one of only a handful in United States high schools.
As early as 1958, the Marching Highlanders began competing in the annual "State Fair Band Day" competition held in Indianapolis. From 1958 through 1975, the Highlanders were a presence and force to be reckoned with, earning the title of State Champion on three occasions. The Highlanders returned to the State Fair in 2004, and repeatedly proved their skills by earning the championship title in 2005, 2007, and 2009. In 2010, after consolidation, the Marching Highlanders performed as the Anderson High School Marching Highlanders and once again received the championship.
In the years not participating in the State Fair, the Highlanders participated in the ISSMA Marching Band State Finals, competing in either Class A or B, depending on enrollment. While never attaining champion status, they were considered one of the premiere bands in the state.
Here are videos of their performances
ISSMA State Finals
- 2003 - ISSMA Regional Participant, Class A
- 2002 - ISSMA State Finals, Class B, 5th Place
- 2000 - ISSMA State Finals, Class B, 5th Place
- 1998 - ISSMA State Finals, Class A, 8th Place
- 1997 - ISSMA State Finals, Class B, 3rd Place
- 1996 - ISSMA State Finals, Class B, 6th Place
- 1995 - ISSMA State Finals, Class B, 3rd Place
- 1994 - ISSMA State Finals, Class B, 6th Place
- 1993 - ISSMA State Finals, Class B, 5th Place
- 1992 - ISSMA State Finals, Class A, 9th Place
- 1990 - ISSMA State Finals, Class A, 9th Place
- 1989 - ISSMA State Finals, Class A, 8th Place
- 1988 - ISSMA State Finals, Class A,5th Place
- 1987 - ISSMA State Finals, Class A, 4th Place
- 1986 - ISSMA State Finals, Class A, 6th Place
- 1984 - ISSMA State Finals, Class A, 8th Place
- 1978 - ISSMA State Finals, Class A, 5th Place
- 1976–1983 - All-state Marching Band Contest/ISSMA – District & Regional Participants
- Band Day Grand Champions in 1968, 1970, 1971, 2005, 2007, 2009
- 12 finishes in the Top 5 in just fourteen years (1962–1974)
- The only band to date to have won a championship in three different decades
- Former Director, Doug Fletcher, is the only director to win a championship with four different schools, and with a total of eleven championships
- Washington DC National Memorial Day Parade (2009)
- Hollywood Christmas Parade (2006)
- Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade (2002)
- Boscov's Philadelphia Thanksgiving Day Parade (1998)
- Indianapolis 500 Parade (1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1992, 1999, 2006, 2010)
- Walt Disney World Parades (1989, 1997, 2001, 2004)
- Orange Bowl (game) Parade (1989, 1993)
- Pan-Am Games Opening Ceremonies (1988)
- Fiesta Bowl Parade, (1986)
- Chicago Christmas Parade, (1976, 1979)
- President Richard Nixon’s Inaugural Parade - Washington D.C. in (1969)
- Philadelphia Thanksgiving Day Parade (2010)
- Glasgow, Scotland Concert in City Square England/Scotland Tour 1972
- Toronto, Canada Scottish World Festival Military Tattoo Canadian National Exhibition in 1976
- School Snapshot
- "THB Person of the Year: Douglas Fletcher » The Herald Bulletin". Retrieved 2013-05-20.
- "Champion band director to leave AHS » The Herald Bulletin". Retrieved 2013-05-20.
- "Passed Senate Resolution 0035". Retrieved 2013-05-20.
- Newkirk, Barrett (October 9, 2007). "Jon McLaughlin giving first hometown concert since hitting national music scene". The Herald Bulletin. Retrieved November 1, 2014.
- "Adam Lind slides to fifth in Final Vote". Herald Bulletin. July 8, 2009. Retrieved November 2, 2014.