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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.

Rockville had about 220 high school students last year, while Turkey Run had about 160.


Information from: Tribune-Star,