Union High School (Modoc)

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Union Township High School (Modoc)
Location of Union Township High School (Modoc)
We Are Small But Mighty
Location
Modoc, Indiana, USA
Coordinates 40°02′49.5″N 85°08′29.7″W / 40.047083°N 85.141583°W / 40.047083; -85.141583Coordinates: 40°02′49.5″N 85°08′29.7″W / 40.047083°N 85.141583°W / 40.047083; -85.141583
Information
Type Public high school
Established 1952
Locale Small Town Rural
Faculty 18
Grades 9-12
Number of students 233
Color(s) Royal Blue and Gold
Athletics MEC, IHSAA
Mascot Rockets
Website

Union High School (Modoc) a.k.a. UHS is a small high school located in Union Township, Modoc, Indiana. Although the official name is Union Township High School. It is one of five high schools in Randolph County, Indiana. In 2004 Union High School was named an Indiana Four Star School by the Indiana Department of Education. The school is a member of the Indiana High School Athletic Association (IHSAA), which is the governing body for high school sports in the state of Indiana.

Notable alumni[edit]

A noteworthy alumnus of Union is NCAA basketball player Amy Lindsay-Fuller. She played varsity basketball for Union from 1995-1998.After high school, during her Freshman and Sophomore years, she played basketball for Vincennes University in Vincennes, Indiana. Then her Junior and Senior years she transferred to Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana. She had begun coaching the Union girls' varsity basketball team when she was killed in a car accident on November 28, 2004. She was 25 years old. Her one-year-old son was in the back seat, suffering a broken leg.[1][2]

History[edit]

Union High School (Modoc) was formed in 1952 after the closing of three small high schools: Modoc High School, Losantville High School, and Huntsville High School. For the first five years, students attended the old Modoc High School. In 1957, the new building was finished, and all students were relocated to the new building. In 1968 an addition was completed allowing Blountsville School, which housed grades 1-8, to be closed and consolidated with Union.

School name[edit]

There are currently several theories as to how Union High School got its name. One theory is that the school is named after the township in which Union High School is located, since the original school name was Union Township High School. Another theory is that Union High School was one of the first high schools to be consolidated from several small schools, and from this officials took Union from the word United. A third theory is that the name comes from the fact that there are two different counties included in the district.

School district[edit]

Union High School is located in Union Township in southwestern Randolph County, Indiana. The district also covers Stoney Creek Township in Henry County, making Union one of only a few two-county school systems in the state of Indiana.

Map of Randolph County portion of school district.
Map of Henry County portion of school district.

Towns in the district[edit]

Randolph County[edit]

Henry County[edit]

County school corporations[edit]

Monroe Central School Corporation (Parker City/Farmland) Randolph Central School Corporation (Winchester/Ridgeville/Saratoga)
Randolph Eastern School Corporation (Union City) Randolph Southern School Corporation (Lynn)

Neighboring systems[edit]

Nettle Creek School System Cowan School System
Liberty-Perry School System Western Wayne School System
Northeastern Wayne School System Blue River Valley School System

School song (To the tune of On Wisconsin)[edit]

Union High School, Union High School

Come right down the floor,

Pass the ball right over_______

Just one basket more,

Rah, rah, rah

___________________________________

Union High School, Union High School,

Dear Old UHS,

We, your sons and daughters love you,

We do our level best,

Rah, rah, rah

____________________________________

Union High School, Union High School,

Fight on for your name,

Fight, fellows(ladys), fight and we will win this game.

Sports conference[edit]

Union is a member of the Indiana MEC. The list of MEC schools and their mascots are

Former schools in the MEC include

Sports at Union High School[edit]

There are currently several sports at Union High. The include Boys and Girls Varsity and JV Basketball, Boys and Girls Cross County, Archery, Boys and Girls Track and Field, Boys and Girls Varsity Golf, Boys Varsity Baseball, Girls Volleyball, Cheerleading, Jr. High Boys and Girls Basketball, Jr.High Boys and Girls Cross Country, Jr. High Boys and Girls Track and Field, Jr. High Girls Volleyball, and Jr. High Cheerleading.

Sectional Championships[edit]

Union High School has won 8 Sectional Championships in its history.

  • 1970-Boys Varsity Basketball
  • 1988-Boys Varsity Cross Country
  • 1998-Girls Varsity Basketball
  • 2002-Girls Varsity Volleyball
  • 2012-Boys Varsity Basketball
  • 2012-Girls Varsity Volleyball
  • 2013-Boys Varsity Basketball
  • 2013-Girls Varsity Volleyball

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