Wednesday, March 2, 2016

union school, west college corner

If it can be said that the game of basketball brings people together then the gym at Union School does just that - by uniting two states at the mid-court stripe. In what someone thought was a good idea, the school (that at one time served high schoolers from West College Corner, IN and College Corner, OH) was built right on the state line.  Half in Indiana and half in Ohio, with a door for each state.  A good idea until they realized that they needed 3 boards to oversee the school - one from Indiana, one from Ohio and a combined board to make final decisions. The formation of Union County High School created a new set of problems as most of the high school age students were from Indiana. The solution - allow the Buckeyes to become temporary Hoosiers. The old Union gym even has an Indiana storage room and an Ohio one;  thankfully the court and stage are shared by all.  Before leaving the school I did have one final question - why does the flag hang in Indiana and the scoreboard in Ohio? CGS.







11 comments:

  1. Great shots! I remember having to be interviewed by both the Indiana and
    Ohio superintendents to be hired as a teacher there, and getting a chuckle over crossing the state line multiple times a day.

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  2. I have many fond memories of going to school in College Corner. That's where I forged the many friendships I still cherish to this day.

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  3. This is the school where I made my first best friends who remain just that to this day. Always thought is was pretty cool to be able to stand in the middle of the gym and jump back in forth saying, I'm in Indiana, now Ohio!

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  4. The best school. I'll always be glad I went to college corner.

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  5. Loved going to school there. Lots of memories and friendships!

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  6. Loved going to school here, made lots of friends, played all sports, and earned a good education. My father, Wilbur Curry, kept score on this court and at Union County HS for 67 years, so this place is dear to my heart!

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  8. Until this day I till tell everyone about the school where you could stand in Indiana and Ohio at the same time.As a matter of fact, just said it 2 days ago. LOL Loved that school and the town! It has been over 20 years since I have been to the school, but the memories will stay forever!

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  9. Excellent educational foundation which paved the way for two undergraduate degrees and a Master's. Any kid who goes to this school is a lucky kid.

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  10. I started school there in 1st grade when i was 6 and graduated in 1983 I tell people where i went to school their response is where is that I do have alot memories from going to school there

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