ROCKVILLE, Ind. (AP) — A new name is being recommended for the schools being created next year from the merger of two small high schools in rural western Indiana.
A committee has endorsed the names Parke Heritage High School and Parke Heritage Middle School for what are now Rockville and Turkey Run Junior-Senior High Schools in Parke County.
The North Central Parke school board decided in April to have grades 9-12 attend the Rockville school, with grades 6-8 at Turkey Run after years of declining enrollment.
District Superintendent Tom Rohr tells the (Terre Haute) Tribune-Star that the committee wanted a distinct school name. The school board could vote in October on whether to adopt the Parke Heritage name.
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Rockville had about 220 high school students last year, while Turkey Run had about 160.
Information from: Tribune-Star, http://www.tribstar.com