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SHHS teacher Melissa Klumph remembered as caring, inspiring mentor


March 17, 2021

MELISSA KLUMPH speaks to graduates during 2016 Commencement at Husky Field.

Former colleagues and students at Sweet Home High School are mourning the loss of Melissa Klumph, who taught mathematics at the high school for nearly 20 years, much of that during a years-long battle with cancer.

Klumph, 43, died Sunday, March 7.

She is being remembered as a kind, thoughtful and inspiring teacher whose influence on students extended far beyond the classroom walls.

"She was an excellent math teacher and she was always looking for ways to help kids," said Chris Hiasson, assistant principal at the high school and one of Klumph's longtime workout partners.

Klumph, an excep...

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