The New Era - All about Sweet Home since 1929

It was a turbulant beginningSweet Home Union High School - now SHHS


August 1, 2002

Union High School in the 1930s.

Former ELMS director

Sweet Home's first high school started in Gilliland in 1910, then grew to Union High School #2 when dedicated in 1935. Sweet Home High School (SHHS) is now part of an expanded Sweet Home Public School District 55.

The task of establishing Union High School #2 was a thankless one. Many of the local residents did not feel the need for a high school.

They were satisfied with the schools they had and fought the idea of a high school.

Men like, F. L. Gilbert, Charles Lyons, and Jack McClure did the ground work. With the able assistance of the County School Superintendent...

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