Terre Haute North Vigo High School
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|Terre Haute North Vigo High School|
|3434 Maple Avenue
Terre Haute, Indiana, Vigo County 47804
|Type||Public high school|
|School district||Vigo County School|
|Athletics conference||Conference Indiana|
|Rivals||Terre Haute South Vigo High School|
|Newspaper||The Continental Crier|
Terre Haute North Vigo High was founded in 1971 as a consolidation of Terre Haute Dr. Charles D. Gerstmeyer Technical High School (1922–1971), Terre Haute James A. Garfield High School (1912–1971). Both Gerstmeyer and Garfield were involved in earlier consolidations as Glenn High (1914–51, 1953–61), Terre Haute Thornton (1936–39), Riley High (1911–13, 1917–61), the Terre Haute Girls Vocational High (1924–25) and part of Fontanet (aka Nevins Twp.) High (1917–61) student population were consolidated into Gerstmeyer; the remainder of the Fontanet population and Otter Creek High (1924–61) and Terre Haute Rankin (1936–38) were consolidated into Garfield. Garfield itself was the first high school in Terre Haute, opening in 1904.
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.
Terre Haute North is on trimester schedule. Students have five seventy-minute periods per day every day for twelve weeks plus six-minute passing periods. THN uses the Core 40 curriculum.
There are 21 varsity teams at THN: boys' and girls' cross country, soccer, tennis, golf, basketball, swimming & diving and track & field; boys' football, wrestling, baseball; girls' volleyball and softball. Terre Haute North was a part of the Metropolitan Interscholastic Conference (MIC) from 1997 until 2013 when they joined Conference Indiana.
- Football- 49 all conference players, 2 individual MIC records (Steve Weatherford)
- Cross Country (boys)- 11 all conference runners
- Soccer (boys)- 21 all conference players
- Tennis (boys)- State runner-up (2001), 7 all conference players
- Volleyball- 12 all conference players
- Soccer (girls)- 18 all conference players
- Cross Country (girls)- 17 all conference runners
- Golf (girls)- 9 all conference players
- Basketball (boys)- 19 all conference players, 1 individual MIC game record (Kevin Dean), 2 individual MIC single season records (Bryan Reed)
- Basketball (girls)- 11 all conference players, 2 individual MIC single season records (Jennifer Turner)
- Wrestling- 6 all conference wrestlers
- Gymnastics- 4 all conference gymnasts
- Swimming & Diving (boys)- 20 all conference swimmers
- Swimming & Diving (girls)- 10 all conference swimmers
- Track & Field (boys)- 19 all conference runners, 1 long jump MIC champion (Jamar Cottee), 1 discus MIC champion (Emmitt Tyler), 1 110 meter high hurdles MIC champion (Kyle Turner), 1 high jump MIC champion (Steve Weatherford), 3 3200 meter run MIC champions (Zack Mayhew, John Mascari, Tyeson Mundy) 1 pole vault MIC champion (Connor Curley)
- Track & Field (girls)- 26 all conference runners, 2 100 meter low hurdles MIC champions (Tabitha Miller, Kierra Porter), 2 long jump MIC champions (Elaina Ateka, Kylie Hutson), 1 high jump MIC champion (Jennifer Macke) 3 pole vault MIC champions (Kylie Hutson, Miracle Thompson, Rachel Gutish), 2 800 meter run MIC champions (Sydney Dickerson, TaPring Goatee), 2 3200 meter run MIC champions (Amy Hamilton, Chanli Mundy x2) 1 4 × 800 meter relay MIC champion (TaPring Goatee Sydney Dickerson Sarah Colette and Lindsay Welker), 1 MIC record which is the 4 × 800 meter relay race won by Goatee, Dickerson, Colette, and Welker in 2013.
- Tennis (girls)- 17 all conference players, 1 #1 singles MIC champion (Brittany Farmer x2), 2 #2 singles MIC champions (Laura Burdick, Anna Potter), 1 #2 doubles MIC champion (Makenzie Utterback & Clair Haley)
- Baseball- 2 time MIC champions, 38 all conference players
- Softball- Class 4A State Runner-up (2010), 32 all conference players
- Golf (boys)- 5 time MIC champions, 23 all conference players
- Cheerleading- 3 time MIC champions
Several student organizations exist at THN. These include, but are not limited to:
- Indiana Academic Super Bowl: Math, Science, English & Fine Arts, and Social Studies
- Knowledge Masters Open
- Indiana Academic Spelling Bowl
- Geography Bowl
- National Honor Society
- Key Club
- Josh Phegley is an MLB catcher, currently playing for the Oakland Athletics. Phegley formerly played for the Chicago White Sox.
- Anthony Thompson (1986) is a former Indiana University football standout (1986–1989) and NFL running back (1990–92). He was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 2007.
- Steve Weatherford is an NFL punter, currently a free agent. Weatherford has previously played for the New Orleans Saints, Kansas City Chiefs, Jacksonville Jaguars, New York Jets, as well as the New York Giants.
- Tommy John (Terre Haute Gerstmeyer before consolidation) is a former Major League Baseball pitcher. He played for 7 different teams from 1963 through 1989. He is also known for his recovery and comeback from a revolutionary ulnar collateral ligament surgery, that has since become universally known as Tommy John surgery.
- Brian Dorsett a retired professional baseball player who played 8 seasons for the Cleveland Indians, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, New York Yankees, San Diego Padres, Cincinnati Reds, as well as the Chicago Cubs of the MLB.
- Williams, Brian. "MIC History Thru The Years." MIC Athletics. N.p., Jan. 2014. Web. 15 June 2015. <http://www.micathletics.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/MICHistory.pdf>