Delayed graduation worth the wait for Class of 1937
Delayed graduation worth the wait for Class of 1937

Delayed graduation worth the wait for Class of 1937

What does the Sylvan Unified High School Class of 1937 and the Sylvan-Lucas Unified High School Class of 2020 have in common?

Both classes have/had delayed graduation ceremonies due to a quarantine.

On May 13, 1937, the Lincoln Sentinel-Republican published the following article:

“Owing to the prevalence of scarlet fever in the community, the Sylvan Grove schools, both public and parochial, were closed Monday of this week and have been dismissed for the term. Churches and other public gathering places have also been discontinued for at least one week. While none of the cases are severe and there are only five families under quarantine in Sylvan Grove city, Dr. B.A. Higgens, county health officer, considered the quarantine of the community advisable to check the disease before the epidemic became serious”.

 

 

 

 

 

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