Upper Merion Area High School

Upper Merion Area High School is a high school, operated by the Upper Merion Area School District, in the King of Prussia census-designated place,[2] in Upper Merion Township, Pennsylvania, in the Philadelphia metropolitan area.

Upper Merion Area High School
Location
435 Crossfield Road
King of Prussia, Pennsylvania

United States
Information
TypePublic high school
Established1963
School districtUpper Merion Area School District
SuperintendentDr. John Toleno
PrincipalJonathan Bauer
Grades9-12
Enrollment1,172 (2016-17)[1]
Color(s)     Gold
     Navy Blue
Athletics conferencePIAA Pioneer Athletic Conference
Team nameVikings
Websitewww.umasd.org/umahs/site/default.asp

Sports

In 2004, Upper Merion Football won the school's first PIAA District One Championship against the Great Valley Patriots. Led by seniors (FB) Marcus Johnson, (QB) Chuck DiNolfi, (RB/WR) Sean Donovan, and D-1 recruit (OT, DT) Dan Butts all two-way starters. UM dominated at every aspect of the game, both in the trenches and the X's and O's. Finishing the year with a record of 11-3. Graduating 28 seniors.

UM's varsity track and field relay team placed 6th in the state of Pennsylvania in the 4 × 800 meter relay at Shippensburg University. At 7:55.30, it broke a 26-year-old school record. The winning team consisted of leadoff leg, Mike Brothers, 2nd leg, Jon Gries, 3rd leg, Matthew Cunningham, and anchor, Ronak Patel.

Upper Merion Area High School's varsity track and field relay team was crowned Suburban One-American Champions in the 4 × 400 meter relay in the 2005 Spring season, at 3.25.82. The winning relay team consisted of leadoff leg, Nicholas Tsipras, 2nd leg, Matthew Cunningham, 3rd leg, Ronak Patel, and anchor, Sean Donovan.

Upper Merion Area High School's varsity baseball team was crowned PIAA District I Champions in their 2008-2009 season.

Upper Merion Area High School's varsity boys lacrosse team was crowned Suburban One-American Champions in their 2010 season.

The varsity girls volleyball team was crowned PIAA District I Champions in the 2010-2011 season. They went on to compete in the PIAA State Championship where they finished as the 2nd best volleyball team in Pennsylvania.

The varsity volleyball team was also crowned PIAA District 1 Champions in the 2013 and 2014 season. They lost in the quarterfinals of the PIAA State Championship 2013 and lost in the first round in 2014. Adding to a total of six District 1 Championships for the volleyball team.

Upper Merion Lady Vikings were crowned Surburban One League Champions in Softball during the 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016 seasons.

Upper Merion Area High School offers the following sports:

Season Boys Girls
Fall Soccer, Football, Cross Country, Golf, Water Polo Soccer, Cross Country, Field Hockey, Tennis, Volleyball, Water Polo
Winter Basketball, Indoor Track and Field, Swimming and Diving, Wrestling Basketball, Indoor Track and Field, Swimming and Diving
Spring Baseball, Lacrosse, Tennis, Outdoor Track and Field Lacrosse, Outdoor Track and Field, Softball

Echoes in the Darkness

In 1987, the school was the setting for Echoes in the Darkness, a Joseph Wambaugh book detailing the murder of a teacher and her two children for insurance money, allegedly by the head of the English department and the former principal. This was later converted into a made-for-TV movie starring Stockard Channing, Peter Coyote and Robert Loggia.

Notable alumni

References

  1. "Upper Merion HS". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved January 9, 2019.
  2. "2010 CENSUS - CENSUS BLOCK MAP: King of Prussia CDP, PA" (PDF). U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 2019-09-01.
  3. "KofP prodigy in $1.5B Oracle cloud software deal". The Philadelphia Inquirer. October 26, 2011. Retrieved November 14, 2017.

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