Plainfield High School (Indiana)
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Plainfield High School Indiana
Plainfield High School (abbreviated PHS) in Plainfield, Indiana. It is a public high school located within the Plainfield Community School Corporation.
The school's mascot, the Quaker, is a tribute to Plainfield's Quaker founders. Many of the churches in the Plainfield area are Quaker churches, including the oldest Quaker church in Plainfield, the Friendswood Church. The schools system recently opened the new $103 million high school, completing the system wide school shuffle. The school was the last school in the state to have built a new school without voting with the town, causing a tax increase in the area.
In 2005 Scott Olinger became the principal of Plainfield High. In 2008 he became the superintendent of the Hendricks County school system, causing him to leave his position at Plainfield High.
In March 2008, PHS hosted then-democratic candidate for president Barack Obama as he spoke during his run for presidency.
Plainfield High School's marching band is an 18 time Indiana Marching Band State Finalist. They won their first marching band state championship in 2017. Plainfield High School's percussion program is also successful advancing to WGI Finals on several occasions. Plainfield High School also has two show choirs, Belles et Beaux which is the mixed show choir and Femmes Fatales which is the women's show choir. 
Plainfield is a part of the Mid State Conference. They compete under the name "Quakers" (or Lady Quakers) and the school colors are scarlet and royal blue. The following IHSAA sports are offered at Plainfield (Unless marked there are separate boys and girls teams):
- Baseball (boys)
- Boys state 3A champion - 1999
- Cross country
- Football (boys)
- Softball (girls)
- State 4A champion - 2012
- Volleyball (girls)
- Wrestling (boys)
- Dee Bell - jazz singer
- Ed Cantrell - former police officer
- Del Harris - current Vice-President of Texas Legends of NBA Development League; former head coach of NBA's Houston Rockets, Milwaukee Bucks and Los Angeles Lakers; assistant coach for various NBA teams, including Rockets, Bucks, Dallas Mavericks, Chicago Bulls and New Jersey Nets.
- James Hurst - current NFL offensive tackle for Baltimore Ravens
- Jason Pociask - former NFL fullback and tight end for New York Jets, New England Patriots, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Indianapolis Colts, Carolina Panthers, Seattle Seahawks and Dallas Cowboys; played one season for Florida Tuskers of UFL.
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