At the January 11th Board Meeting the following students and staff were recognized for outstanding accomplishments:
Third Grade student Kemilyn Hill was recognized as January's Citizen of the Month. Kemilyn was nominated for this award by her teacher, Mrs. Shelly Hower. Kemilyn was cited as being "an excellent example of a model student, one who exhibits all the qualities of G.C Hartman Elementary Center’s ROAR rules on a daily basis." Mrs. Hower describes Kemilyn as an "an excellent friend to all and one who is always willing to help her teachers or any of her peers." Congratulations Kemilyn and keep up the great work!
Madison Yocum, a member of the Class of 2015, was recognized and thanked by the Board for her work designing the new Tiger Head Logo which now regularly appears on Southern Columbia Area publications, stationery, and Tiger wear. The logo has been so well-received the District filed a trademark application seeking to protect this work. At the meeting it was announced that the application was approved and the logo is now copyright-protected. Madison is a freshmen at Rochester Institute of Technology studying New Media Design. Congrats on this accomplishment Madison. We wish you continued success in all future pursuits!
Also recognized at the meeting were Coach Jim Roth and members of his Tiger Football team. They were congratulated on their convincing 49-14 victory over Aliquippa which allowed the Tigers to capture their 7th State Championship, and their first as an AA school. Much pride and appreciation was expressed on the way our coaches and players carried themselves throughout the season and the way they represented the School District. The group has earned a reputation for treating their peers, their opponents and all others they meet with respect, and while competing, they played with much discipline, heart, character, determination, and sportsmanship. These actions and attributes made their success on the field even more worth of recognition! 
Coach Roth and his five of his student-athletes were also recognized for individual awards received. Named to the Class AA All-State Team were: Quarterback Nick Becker; running back Hunter Thomas; lineman Josh Yoder; linebacker Matt Bell, and defensive back Cameron Young. Coach Roth was named AA Coach of the Year. This is the fifth time since he started his career as a head coach at Southern Columbia in 1984, that he has been selected as the Pennsylvania Football Writers’ Coach of the Year. Coach Roth has also become the first head coach in Pennsylvania history to win seven state championships. Congratulations to Coach Roth, his staff, and to all members of the Tiger Football Team on a job well-done!

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