Herscher High School

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Herscher High School is a public coeducational high school in Herscher, Illinois. The school's mascot is the Tiger and the school colors are gold and black.[1]

History[edit]

Herscher High School's 1st graduating class in 1904 numbered 7 students.[2][3]

Athletics[edit]

Herscher is a member of the Interstate Eight Conference and participates in state tournaments sponsored by the Illinois High School Association.[4]

The school sponsors interscholastic sports teams for both men and women in basketball, bowling, cross country, soccer, and track and field. The school sponsors baseball, football, and wrestling for men, while sponsoring cheerleading, softball, and volleyball for women.[5][6]

The following teams have placed in the top four of their respective state tournament sponsored by the Illinois High School Association:[7]

  • Men's Baseball •• State Champion (1999); 3rd place (2012)
  • Men's Basketball •• 3rd place (1981–1982)
  • Men's Cross Country •• 4th place (1986–1987)
  • Men's Football •• 2nd place (1988–1989)
  • Men's Soccer 2nd place (2013) 3rd place (2014)
  • Women's Cross Country •• 3rd place (1989–1990, 1997–1998); State Champion (1991–1992, 1992–1993, 1996–1997); 4th place (1993–1994, 1995–1996)
  • Women's Soccer •• 4th place (2007–2008) 2nd place (2010–11)
  • Women's Softball •• 4th place (1995–1996)
  • Women's Track and Field •• State Champion (1996)

Music[edit]

Herscher High sponsors the following musical activities: chamber choir, colorguard, concert band, concert choir, jazz band, marching band, orchestra, pep band, and show choir.[8]

Their music program has won the Illinois High School Association Music Sweepstakes title a record 32 times. This record is more than any other school, outpacing its nearest competitor by at least double as of the 2009-10 school year. They compete in class B.[9] In 1982, the marching band won the overall title for the Bands Of America (then known as Marching Bands Of America) Summer National Championship.[10] The Marching Tigers have also won the overall title of the Illinois State University Invitational Marching Band Championship 3 times (1980, 1981 and 1982).[11]

Other activities[edit]

The school also sponsors a computer club, a French club, class plays, FFA, a math team, National Honor Society, a scholastic bowl team, a Spanish club, a speech team, and student council.[12]

Notable alumni[edit]

Steve Reick, Illinois Representative for the 63rd District.

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