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Mooresville High School (Indiana)

Mooresville High School is a public high school located in Mooresville, Indiana. Mooresville was the first high school in central Indiana, built in 1861 as a subscription high school with students from as far away as Iowa boarding with local residents to attend school; the expense of operating the school was met by charging a tuition fee. In the first year, the school operated during a fall session at a cost of $11 and a spring session at a cost of $9. Beginning in the fall of 1862, the school held three sessions each year at a cost of $7.50 for each pupil enrolled for each session. Students who lived outside Mooresville boarded with local families at a cost of $1.50 to $2 per week. The community of Mooresville is located southwest of Indiana; the school district includes the Town of Mooresville as well as Brown Township, Madison Township, Harrison Township. As of 2015, about 1,450 students attend Mooresville High School in grades 9-12. In 2005, Mooresville was the first high school to win the national State Farm Project Ignition Teen Safe Driving Program.

In 2006, the school's Junior State of America was honored as the JSA National Chapter of the Year by receiving the National Civic Impact award. The chapter continues to receive recognition at the state and national level. Mooresville's marching band, the Pioneer Regiment, has placed in the "Sweet 16" of the Indiana State Fair Band Day competition. Mooresville High School has had several graduates go on to prestigious careers, including: Sammy Lee Davis, Medal of Honor recipient - Davis is known at The "Real" Forrest Gump as parts of his Vietnam story and footage for his Medal of Honor ceremony were utilized in the Forrest Gump movie. Tim Franklin, distinguished journalist - Franklin has a Nobel prize jurist. Joseph Van Bokkelen, federal judge - Van Bokkelen serves as a judge in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Indiana. William G. Bray, United States Representative - Bray served the U. S. House of Representatives from 1951-1967. Clifford C. Furnas, Olympian - Furnas was an American author, Olympic athlete, expert on guided missiles, university president, public servant.

The school has an active Alumni Association which can be reached through its website or Facebook.page. List of high schools in Indiana Official Website

Ongerup, Western Australia

Ongerup is a town 410 kilometres south-east of Perth and 54 kilometres east of Gnowangerup in the Great Southern region of Western Australia. At the 2016 census Ongerup had a population of 93; the name Ongerup means "place of the male kangaroo" in the local Noongar language. The area around Ongerup was first explored by Surveyor General John Septimus Roe who passed through in 1848. In the 1870s the Moir family began grazing sheep along the Warperup Creek. In 1910 the land was surveyed into 1,000-acre blocks priced at 10 shillings per acre before the townsite was gazetted in 1912. A 94-kilometre branch line to Ongerup from Tambellup on the Great Southern Railway main line between Perth and Albany was opened on 6 January 1913 to serve the growing agriculture industry. A timetable from 1937 shows two trains per week leaving Ongerup on Tuesdays at 06:55 and Fridays at 04:00. Lengthy connections of around 12 hours were available at Katanning for Perth, arriving 30 hours after leaving Ongerup. In 1918 a barracks was constructed on Eldridge Street for railway workers based in Ongerup.

The building survived the closure of the railway and now houses the Ongerup/Needilup District Museum, opened in 1978. A local newspaper, The Gnowangerup Star and Tambellup-Ongerup Gazette, was launched on 21 August 1915 with the final edition being printed in 2003; the first Ongerup Public Hall was built in 1927 but was replaced by the current building in 1953. During the Great Depression of the 1930s, kangaroo hunters and mallee bark strippers came to the area; the bark was sent to Germany for use in tanning. In 1936 the town established a football club; the club played in the Tambellup Football Association before joining with Jerramungup to form the Ongerup Football Association in 1962. The club went into recess in 2010; the town was flooded when 119.4 millimetres of rain a third of the annual average, fell in one day on 17 February 1955. In June 1983 the Ongerup Cemetery received its first burial. In 1983 the Ongerup Shears event was held for the first time; this was a shearing competition, held on the Queen's Birthday long weekend with international and national shearers competing in the runup to the Perth Royal Show.

The event was discontinued in the 1990s. In 2009 a 13-part documentary, entitled The Life of the Town, was made by Ronin Films that looked at the life of the town and focussed on the Australian Rules football team, under threat. In March 2010 the Ongerup Police Station was moved 65 kilometres to the east to Jerramungup in response to the increased populations of Jerramungup and Bremer Bay. In 2012 the town celebrated its centenary with a programme of various events. At the 2016 census Ongerup had a population of a 22 % decrease from the 2006 census; the town is home to a pub, general store, tyre service, primary school, telecentre, caravan park, ambulance service, 18-hole golf course, sports oval and pavilion and roadhouse. A war memorial commemorates the 63 Ongerup lives lost in World War I, World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War. At the sports oval Australian Rules football and netball are played in winter and cricket and basketball are played in summer. Mark Williams, former AFL player with Hawthorn, played for Ongerup Football Club as a junior player.

The town exists to service the local agricultural community. Surrounding farms produce wheat, barley and wool, while lesser quantities of lupins, oats and other crops are grown. Beef cattle, fat lambs, pigs are sideline industries. Grain silos belonging to Cooperative Bulk Handling are located at Ongerup and during harvest time these silos store grain from surrounding farms before it is transported to Albany by road for export; the town is home to the Malleefowl Preservation Group and in 2007 the Yongergnow Australian Malleefowl Centre was opened. The Ongerup Wildflower Show is held in October each year; the Ongerup district is known to be home to over 1,300 species of wildflowers. Ongerup is a stop on the Transwa bus service between Esperance. Hidden Treasures of the Great Southern Albany Gateway