Southern Columbia Area High School's Forensics Team will be represented by Thomas Marinelli (11th grade), Sami Abdul (10th grade) and Adam Unger (10th grade) at the Pennsylvania High School Speech League State Championship Tournament to be held at Susquehanna University in Selingsgrove this Friday and Saturday. The students will be competing in the following events:

  • Humorous Interpretation: Adam Unger will choose a scene or "cutting" from a humorous play and memorize it. Adam will then recreate the scene using appropriate gestures and voices. This event has a 10 minute time limit.
  • Radio Announcing: Thomas Marinelli will prepare and deliver a two-minute news broadcast. Organization, timing and delivery are important in this event.
  • Impromtu Speaking: Sami Abdul will be given a topic (such as a quotation or a single word) and then have 5 minutes to prepare a speech analyzing the topic.  When the five minutes are up, Sami will present a 5 minute speech.
We extend best wishes and congratulations to our three students! Congrats are also extended to advisors Vicky Kozlek, Ian McCoog and Sally Meyer for their fine work in developing this fledging club.

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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