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|Waukon High School|
1059 3rd Ave. N.W.
|Principal||Dr. Mike Hardy|
|Number of students||351 (2016-17)|
|Color(s)||Orange and Black|
|Athletics conference||Northeast Iowa Conference|
Waukon High School is a high school located in the city of Waukon, Iowa. Waukon High School is the high school of the surrounding area. Some of these towns include: Harpers Ferry, Waterville, and Dorchester. WHS is also the only high school in the Allamakee Community School District.
Waukon is a city in Makee Township, Allamakee County, Iowa, United States, and the county seat of Allamakee County. The population was 3,897 at the 2010 census. It is home to the annual Allamakee County Fair.
Harpers Ferry is a city in Taylor Township, Allamakee County, Iowa, United States. The population was 328 at the 2010 census.
Waterville is a city in Paint Creek Township, Allamakee County, Iowa, United States. The population was 144 at the 2010 census.
The athletic teams of Waukon High School are known as the Indians. WHS is part of the Northeast Iowa Conference. The name "Indians" is named in honor of Waukon Decorah, a chief of what is now known as the Ho-Chunk nation (formerly the Winnebago tribe).
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Waukon Decorah, also known as Wau-kon-haw-kaw or "Snake-Skin", was a prominent Ho-Chunk (Winnebago) warrior and orator during the Winnebago War of 1827 and the Black Hawk War of 1832. Although not a hereditary chief, he emerged as a diplomatic leader in Ho-Chunk relations with the United States.
The Ho-Chunk, also known as Hoocąągra or Winnebago, are a Siouan-speaking Native American people whose historic territory includes parts of Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, and Illinois. Today, Ho-Chunk people are enrolled in two federally recognized tribes, the Ho-Chunk Nation of Wisconsin and the Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska.
In 2007 a brand new $16 million addition was built onto the Senior High building.
Previously Jr. High students attended a building separate from the Senior High. Both Jr. High and Senior High students will now use the new addition to the school.
Waukon Wellness Center was also built and opened across the street from the school, Matt Hoover season two winner of NBC's The Biggest Loser spoke at the grand opening.
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