INDIAN TRAIL — Sun Valley High School, founded in 1961, held its Class of 2021 graduation ceremonies in their football stadium on the night of June 4.

Sun Valley is one of Union County’s largest schools, with roughly 1,450 students, according to its Twitter page (@SunValleyHS_NC).

Among Sun Valley’s most notable alumni is UNC quarterback Sam Howell, who has made all-ACC twice heading into his junior year in 2021.

If Howell goes pro early in 2022, he is projected to be taken first overall, according to