Staunton River High School (SRHS) has seen more than its fair share of tragedy. In the last six years, death has claimed 10 students and one teacher, mostly to automobile accidents.
There is now a plaque by the school’s flagpole dedicated to the memory of every student and teacher who has died while at SRHS. It lists their names, 38 of them, beginning with Allen Jordan Martin, who died in 1966 while a student there. The most recent is Tiffany Skylar LaPrade, who was killed in a car accident while on her way to school in 2008.