Among the students recognized at the 2017 commencement exercise were sixteen students who earned the distinction of being named an Honor Graduate. In order to receive this honor, students must complete ninth, tenth, eleventh, and twelfth grade with a 95% or higher average. The Honor Graduates for the Class of 2017 are:
Isaac Wynn: son of Maureen and David Wynn
Attending: Rochester Institute of Technology
Major: Engineering (Mechanical and Aeronautics)
Additionally, Isaac received the Frederick A. Morris Achievement Award, given by the Union National Bank to Southern Columbia’s Valedictorian.
Mary Scopelliti: daughter of Kim and Joseph Scopelliti
Attending: Bucknell University
Major: Marketing, Innovation and Design
Additionally, Mary received the Salutatorian Scholarship, sponsored by the Burant Family in honor of Alexander and Keenan Burant, both of whome were SCA Salutatorians.
Salutatorian Mary Scopelliti, Class President Jessica Henrichs, and Valedictorian Isaac Wynn, pose with Curriculum Director Stephanie Ziegmont, (back) Board of Education President Mike Yeager, Elementary Principal John Fetterman, High School Principal Jim Becker, Superintendent Paul Caputo, Middle School Principal William Callahan,  and Special Education Director Jenn Snyder.
2017 Honor Graduates
Claudia Girardi: daughter of Deirdre and Steve Girardi
Attending: Bloomsburg University
Major: Medical Imaging
Alexis Burd: daughter of Andrea Burd and Devin Knorr
Attending: Bloomsburg University
Major: Nursing
Anna Zeluskey: daughter of Deborah and John Zeluskey
Attending: St. Joseph’s University
Major: Business
Cameron Young: son of Tara and Steve Young
Attending: Bloomsburg University
Major: Exercise Science
Francesca Forti: daughter of Helen and Robert Forti
Attending: Shippensburg University
Major: Education (Secondary Spanish)
Carter Houseknecht: son of Debra and Gary Houseknecht
Attending: Penn State University
Major: Engineering
Phoebe Bridy: daughter of Kimberly and Stephen Bridy
Attending: Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Major: Engineering Sciences
Shane Tripp: son of Dana and Keith Tripp
Attending: Penn State University
Major: Pre-Med
Elizabeth Bryden: daughter of Leslie and Douglas Bryden
Attending: Franklin & Marshall College
Major: Physician’s Assistant
Marc Yeager: son of Cindy and Brian Yeager
Attending: Bloomsburg University
Major: Marketing
Tricia Shufeldt: daughter of Lisa and Rudy Shufeldt
Attending: Luzerne County Community College
Major: undecided
Angeli Sen: daughter of Alakananda Chakrabarty and Sanjay Sen
Attending: Temple University
Major: Economics
Miranda Gipple: daughter of Michelle and Brian Gipple
Attending: Bloomsburg University
Major: Accounting
Brianna Snyder: daughter of Lyonne and Brian
Attending: Bloomsburg University
Major: Nursing

Special Features

All District offices are staffed throughout the summer should you need to contact your child's school. The offices are open to the public Monday through Thursday from 8:00 AM until 2:00 PM and Fridays from 8:00 AM until 12 noon. Learn More

Wishing all students and staff a safe, happy, and much deserved summer break! Classes for the 2019-2019, school year, will begin Monday, August 27th. Until then, enjoy your vacation!Learn More

Southern Columbia Area School District's Special Education Plan was approved by the Board of Education on April 30, 2018, and has been submitted to the Pennsylvania Department of Education for final review. Questions about the plan can be directed to Director of Special Education Jenn Snyder at or (570) 356-3510.  Please click this link to review the Special Education Strategic Planning document.Learn More