Twenty-five Southern Columbia alumni returned to their alma mater on Friday, November 30th to participate in the Second Annual Alumni Career Day organized by the Southern Columbia Community Foundation. Representing a variety of careers, the alumni met with freshmen, sophomore and junior students in a career fair format held in the Nesbitt Gymnasium. The three grade levels were allotted 50 minutes apiece to visit with the alumni, allowing each student to seek out and meet with alumni who work in fields of interest to them. After the career fair, the alumni embarked to Ponduce Banquet Hall where they met with the senior students in a business lunch setting. Each alumnus engaged small groups of students in career-related discussions while enjoying a four-course meal sponsored by BSI Corporate Benefits, LLC of Bethlehem. Josh Maciejewski, co-founder and COO of Function of Beauty, served as the luncheon's keynote speaker. The 2003 graduate shared anecdotes and insights that led to the career successes he has realized, encouraging students to not let fear of failure or self-doubt get in their way of future pursuits. Alumni Career Day has proven to be an effective and popular way for students to gain exposure to different careers. We are very thankful to our alumni presenters and appreciate their willingness to share their experience and expertise with our students! 
 
In the photo to the right, freshmen students interview Brian Knoebel, President of Knoebels Amusement Resort, gaining insights into entrepreneurship and business management.
 
Pictured above are the alumni who participated in this year's Alumni Career Day. Front row: Sarah Hale, Sarah Yeager, Stephanie Bittner, Brianna Maciejewski, Destiny Yeager, Allison Hirsch, Katie Springer, Mary Frances Helwig, Janelle Neidig. Row 2: Brian Knoebel, Tony Chiavaroli, Charles Wertman, Tim Vought, Jim Levan, Josh Maciejewski, Ron Walters, Foundation Volunteer Executive Director Mike Yeager. Back Row: Clay Yeager, Rich Roberts, Aaron Farnsworth, Charles Wertman, Zach Long, Robert Medon, Brett Keller, Dylan Swank, Corey Bittner, Josh Hoagland. Thank you!
 
 

Special Features

Click here to read a report presented to the Board of Education on November 12, 2018 which reviews bullying data collected by the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency. The report provides data on the frequency and types of bullying behavior being reported by Southern Columbia Area students as well as a look of how this compares to reports of bullying at other schools statewide, and in Columbia County and Northumberland County schools.Learn More

Southern Columbia Area High School earned lifetime status as a National Blue Ribbon School in 2016, being named a National Blue Ribbon School for Exemplary High Performing School. Click the links below to read more about the school's National Blue Ribbon Schools award recognition. Learn More