Terre Haute South Vigo High School
|Terre Haute South Vigo High School|
|3737 South 7th Street
Terre Haute, Indiana, Vigo County 47802
|Type||Public high school|
|School district||Vigo County School|
|Athletics conference||Conference Indiana|
|Rivals||Terre Haute North Vigo High School|
Terre Haute South Vigo High School is a public high school located in Terre Haute, Indiana. 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.
THS has won a state championship in girls tennis (2001)  and in girls basketball (2002) . The school is also known for its cross country team for qualifying for 6 straight state championships and 2013 state champion Jackson Bertoli.
Campus history and atmosphere
It was first constructed in 1971 following the outdated locations and long commutes of Terre Haute's previous high schools to suburban subdivisions, along with Terre Haute North Vigo High School.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.
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 former Baltimore Ravens' and LSU 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.
Other notable alumni include actor Jose Pablo Cantillo, former NBA forward Brian Evans, former NFL tight end Tony McGee, Armon Bassett - basketball player with Ironi Ramat Gan of Israeland and baseball player A. J. Reed also attended the school.
Wiley High School alumni
- Junius Bibbs
- P. Pete Chalos
- Ray S. Cline
- Norman Cottom
- Ernest R. Davidson
- William King Harvey
- Martin David Jenkins
- Alvy Moore
- Abe Silverstein