Terre Haute South Vigo High School

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Terre Haute South High School
Terre Haute South Vigo High School
Location
3737 S. 7th Street
Terre Haute, IN 47802

Information
Type Public
Established 1971by Harold Seymour
Principal Mrs. Mabel Rowshandel
Grades 9-12
Newspaper The Tribe-Unal
Yearbook Uaxactun
Information (812) 462-4252
Colors
Mascot
Red,Black,and White
Braves
Rival North
Conference
North Patriots
Conference Indiana
Website

Terre Haute South Vigo High School is a high school located in Terre Haute, Indiana. Enrollment is at about 1,900 students. As the name implies, the school's district covers the southern portion of Terre Haute, as well as most of southern Vigo County, the county in which Terre Haute is located.

Campus history and atmosphere[edit]

It was first constructed in 1971 following the outdated locations and long commutes of Terre Haute's previous high schools to suburban subdivisions, along with Terre Haute North Vigo High School. It is located near the northern edge of Honey Creek Township at 7th and Davis streets. Most of the school is one story. It contains Terre Haute's only planetarium, the Allen Memorial Planetarium.

Terre Haute South Vigo High is a consolidation of Terre Haute William H. Wiley High School (1912-1971) and Honey Creek High School (1926-1971). Honey Creek was involved in earlier consolidations as Blackhawk High (1919–71), Pimento High (1919–61), Prairie Creek High (1917–61), Prairieton High (1924–27) were consolidated into Honey Creek. Wiley itself was the second high school in Terre Haute, opening in 1912. After its founding, North added students from Terre Haute State High (a 'laboratory school' for Indiana State University) in 1978 and from Terre Haute Paul C. Schulte High, a Roman Catholic parochial school in 1977. The 'lab school' continued to educate elementary kids through 1992.

Administration[edit]

Superintendent: Danny Tanoos
Principal: Mrs. Tammy Roshendale
Assistant Principals: Mr. Stephen Joseph & Mrs. Trina McDonald
Deans: Mrs. Cathy Flowers, Mr. Tim Herrin, Mr. Brian Payne
Athletic Director: Mr. Brian Mancuso
Assistant Athletic Director:Mr. Shane Abrell and Mr. Dave Heath

Alumni[edit]

The most notable of THS alumni are Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor, a neuroanatomist and author of the best-selling book My Stroke of Insight: A Brain Scientist's Personal Journey, and the Baltimore Ravens' Offensive Coordinator, Cam Cameron. While attending Terre Haute South, Cam Cameron was part of a boys' basketball team that went to the state finals three years in a row. He was also an All-American quarterback while at THS. Cameron is one of 2 Vigo County athletes to receive the McMillian Award (given to outstanding county athlete) twice. Also other alumni include:

Other notable graduates include actor Jose Pablo Cantillo, former NBA forward Brian Evans, former NFL tight end Tony McGee, and international news anchor and correspondent for Russia Today Sean Michael Thomas. Baseball player A. J. Reed also attended the school.