Upper Merion Area High School

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Upper Merion High School
Location
435 Crossfield Road
King of Prussia, Pennsylvania

Information
Type Public high school
Established 1963
School district Upper Merion Area School District
Superintendent Dr. Jane Callaghan
Principal Jonathan Bauer
Grades 9-12
Color(s)      Gold
     Navy Blue
Athletics conference PIAA Suburban One League
Team name Vikings
Website

Upper Merion Area High School is a high school of the Upper Merion Area School District in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania.

In 2014 graduated 28 seniors.

Sports[edit]

In 2004, Upper Merion's Varsity football team, after years of Suburban One dominance, won the school's first PIAA District One Championship against the Great Valley Patriots led by seniors (Running Back) Marcus Johnson, (Quarter Back) Chuck DiNolfi, (Running Back,Wide Receiver) Sean Donovan, and D-1 recruit (Offensive Tackle,Defensive Tackle) Dan Butts all two-way starters. Overall the school went 11-3.

UM's varsity track and field relay team placed 6th in the state of Pennsylvania in the 4x800 meter relay at Shippensburg University. At 7:55.30, it broke a 26-year-old school record. The winning team consisted of leadoff leg, Mike Brothers, 2nd leg, Jon Gries, 3rd leg, Matthew Cunningham, and anchor, Ronak Patel.

Upper Merion Area High School's varsity track and field relay team was crowned Suburban One-American Champions in the 4x400 meter relay in the 2005 Spring season, at 3.25.82. The winning relay team consisted of leadoff leg, Nicholas Tsipras, 2nd leg, Matthew Cunningham, 3rd leg, Ronak Patel, and anchor, Sean Donovan.

Upper Merion Area High School's varsity baseball team was crowned PIAA District I Champions in their 2008-2009 season.

Upper Merion Area High School's varsity boys lacrosse team was crowned Suburban One-American Champions in their 2010 season.

Upper Merion is one of four remaining high schools in the original Suburban One League.

The varsity girls volleyball team was crowned PIAA District I Champions in the 2010-2011 season. They went on to compete in the PIAA State Championship where they finished as the 2nd best volleyball team in Pennsylvania.

Echoes in the Darkness[edit]

In 1987, the school was the setting for Echoes in the Darkness, a Joseph Wambaugh book detailing the murder of a teacher and her two children for insurance money, allegedly by the head of the English department and the former principal. This was later converted into a made-for-TV movie.

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Coordinates: 40°05′44″N 75°22′40″W / 40.0956°N 75.3778°W / 40.0956; -75.3778