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

SHS Sports: Timelines from the Sidelines Tradition everlasting

Overview of 1920 to 1929

The first-ever SHS yearbook was published for the 1920-21 school year. It was a quality piece that included a surprising amount of detail about the students. Unfortunately, it was not produced again until 1924 and stopped being published soon thereafter. One can only presume why there were no annuals for over twenty years. The Great Depression certainly played a role. A push to conserve paper during wartime was likely a factor as well.

Regardless, Staunton was not alone in its plight, as most community high schools in the area did not publish yearbooks during the era....


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