Looking Back – Thackery High School students


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The school was located on Kite Road, an eighth of a mile north of Route 55 in Mad River Township. The school building was closed in 1917. Students then attended the new Christiansburg-Jackson School.

Superintendent T.J. Heck was the father of Grace Fern Heck Faust, who would become a prominent attorney and judge in Champaign County.

In 1930, Grace received the degree Juris Doctor, summa cum laude, from The Ohio State University.

Later she was a law researcher under William O. Douglas, who would become a U. S. Supreme Court Justice. She was the first woman in Ohio to be elected as a prosecuting attorney.

Info from Champaign County Historical Society (CCHS).

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