Published in the Interest of the Staunton Community for Over 143 Years

SHS Sports: Timelines from the Sidelines Tradition everlasting

Overview of 1908 to 1919:

Students had been receiving an informal education in Staunton since the 1880’s. It wasn’t until the 1894-95 school year that Staunton High School officially offered classes. 13 years later, SHS participated in the Macoupin County Meet, the first time the school sent student-athletes off to competition. In the early part of the century, the event consisted of two portions: oratory and track. While the oratorical portion, which took place in the morning, was the main feature, the majority of the focus will be on the sporting side of the meet.

By the 1911-12 academic yea...


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