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.

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