Waukon High School

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Waukon High School
Waukon High School logo.png
1059 3rd Ave. N.W.

PrincipalDr. Mike Hardy
Number of students351 (2016-17) [1]
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, Iowa City in Iowa, United States

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Harpers Ferry, Iowa City in Iowa, United States

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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).

The Northeast Iowa Conference (NEIC) is a seven school athletic conference made up of mid-sized schools in the Northeast Corner of Iowa. The conference dates in 1920, making it one of Iowa's oldest existing athletic conferences.

Waukon Decorah Ho-Chunk leader

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.

Ho-Chunk Native American tribe

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.

2007 Renovation

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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  1. "Waukon High School". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved February 18, 2019.