Avon is a town in Hendricks County, with a population of just over 12 thousand people. The area has recently undergone rapid expansion, and has acquired a multitude of attractions including local parks, golf courses, and the ever popular Dallara Racing Factory. The area has undergone multiple name changes, including Hampton, White Lick, Smootsdale, and New Philadelphia. Interestingly the areas current name was picked up from a sign the railroad had used to mark the town.
Famous People of Avon:
Bruce Kopp, News Anchor for Channel 13 WTHR morning news
Chet Fillip, Championship Racecar driver
Jim Sorgi, NFL Football Player
Larry Dixon, Drag Racing
Sergio Gomez, Lead Singer for K-Paz de la Sierra
Steve Talley, Actor
Avon's public school system is the Avon Community School Corporation. The mascot is the Avon Oriole.
Schools in the system include:
High Schools (grades 9-12)
Middle Schools (grades 7-8)
Intermediate Schools (grades 5-6)
Elementary Schools (grades K-4)
Cedar Elementary School
Hickory Elementary School
Maple Elementary School
Pine Tree Elementary School
River Birch Elementary School
Sycamore Elementary School
White Oak Elementary School
The Avon High School marching band is well-known throughout the country. The Avon Marching Black and Gold, led by Jay Webb, Matt Harloff, and Robert Burns, was ranked number one in the state of Indiana by the Indiana State School Music Association (ISSMA) seven years in a row (two times in Class B, five times in Class A). The winning streak ended during the ISSMA state championship on November 1, 2008 when they placed second. They again placed first in Class A on October 31, 2009 and on October 30, 2010, marking their ninth state championship in only ten years. On November 15, 2008, they were ranked as the best high school marching band in the country, placing first during Bands of America Grand Nationals for the first time in the school's history. They won again in 2009 and 2010, making them the first band to win three years in a row since Marian Catholic in 1989. In 2011, they placed 2nd.
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