Stillwater Area High School
|Stillwater Area High School|
|Oak Park Heights, Minnesota
|Motto||We learn not for school, but for life|
|Color(s)||Red, Black, and White|
|Athletics conference||Suburban East|
|Newspaper||The Pony Express|
|Website||Stillwater Area High School|
Stillwater Area High School (SAHS) is a public school located in Oak Park Heights, Minnesota, and is part of the Stillwater Area Public Schools, District 834. As the oldest high school in Minnesota and the first accredited by the North Central Association (now known as AdvancED) in 1903, Stillwater Area High School claims a special sense of history.
The current campus was built in 1993 thanks to a 28 million dollar bond that was approved by the citizens of District 834. The previous location is now Stillwater Middle School. (SMS). Students from both SMS and Oakland Middle School attend Stillwater Area High School. Newsweek ranked the school #326 in their "List of the 500 Top High Schools in America in 2015."
Stillwater was designed by the architecture firm ATS&R. The school recently underwent a $97 million dollar renovation, involving the construction of a new 9th grade wing, a new gym and Pony Activity Center (PAC). 
|State championships|
|Season||Sport||Number of championships|
|Fall||Girls Swim and Dive||3 State Championships
7 True Team State Championships
|Football||4 State Championships|
|Soccer, Boys||3 State Championships |
|Soccer, Girls||2 State Championships|
|Cross Country, Boys||5 State Championships
2 National Championship,1997, 2012 
|Adapted Soccer||2 State Championships|
|Winter||Basketball, Boys||1 State Championship|
|Nordic Skiing, Girls||8 State Championships|
|Nordic Skiing, Boys||6 State Championships|
|Alpine Skiing, Boys||1 State Championship|
|Alpine Skiing, Girls||9 State Championships|
|Hockey, Girls||2 State Championships |
|Spring||Baseball||1 State Championship|
|Softball||3 State Championships|
|Synchronised swimming||18 State Championships|
|Golf, Girls||2 State Championships|
|Lacrosse, Girls||0 State Championships|
|Lacrosse, Boys||0 State Championships|
|Track and Field, Boys||3 State Championships
3 True Team State Championships
|Track and Field, Girls||1 True Team State Championship|
|Tennis, Boys||1 State Championship|
|Total||74 State Championships
11 True Team State Championships
2 National Championship
Stillwater Area High School's music program includes Symphonic Band, Vasity Band, Wind Ensemble, Concert Wind Symphony, Symphonic percussion, Belle Chanter, Varsity Women's Choir, Varsity Men's Choir, Music Theory, Concert Choir, Symphonic Orchestra, Varsity Orchestra, and Concert Orchestra. There are also co-curricular ensembles that students can audition into; these include Jazz Band, Vagabonds, and Con Amici Chamber Orchestra.
- Thomas J. Abercrombie — photographer, first journalist to reach South Pole
- Glen Perkins — pitcher for Minnesota Twins
- Butch Thompson — jazz pianist and clarinetist
- E.E. Knight — science fiction and fantasy writer
- Rich Sommer — actor
- Denis McDonough — White House Chief of Staff 2013-17
- Gordon Klatt — colorectal specialist, founder of Relay For Life
- Jessica Diggins — Olympic cross-country skier
- Anne La Berge — flutist, composer
- Ben Blankenship — Olympic distance runner
- Chris Engler — former NBA player, history teacher
- Phil Housley— former NHL player, former head coach of Stillwater hockey team
In late 2005, Stillwater Area High School received national attention after student journalists from the School Newspaper The Pony Express uncovered Joshua Gardner, a registered sex offender posing as British Royalty at the school. The journalists who helped uncover the true identity of Gardner were interviewed on Fox News, CNN, Good Morning America, MSNBC, and participated in a number of radio and newspaper interviews.
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- ABC News: Student Reporters Expose 'Royal' Sex Offender