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Parke Heritage High School Receives Purple Star Designation

Parke Heritage High School is proud to be among the inaugural schools to receive the Purple Star designation by the Indiana Department of Education. This designation honors schools who display a commitment to service members, veterans and their families.

“Honoring our country’s military has always been a part of my life and family,” said Dwight Ashley, Parke Heritage High School principal.   “This is the least we can do for those Wolf Pack students that choose to sacrifice and serve our country, and to also honor alumni that have served.”

In its first year, schools had to meet specific requirements to receive the Purple Star school designation. These include, assigning a point of contact for military families, passing a resolution supporting military students and families, guaranteeing interviews for service members and their immediate family who meet the minimum job qualifications, and more. In total, 60 schools received the inaugural designation.

Read more in this week’s edition of the Parke County Sentinel.

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