Anthracite Heritage Festival of the Arts Recruiting Performers for its Talent Showcase

Auditions for the Anthracite Heritage Festival of the Arts Talent Showcase 2015 will take place at 6:00 PM, Tuesday, April 28th, at the Northumberland County Career and Arts Center, 2 E. Arch Street in Shamokin. Performers selected from the audition date will participate in the showcase from noon to 2:00 PM on Saturday, May 23rd. The showcase is open to anyone residing in Northumberland County, with one to six performers permitted in each act.

Donkey Basketball Returns to SCA on April 9th

The Southern Columbia Area High School Class of 2018  is bringing back a fan-favorite event- Donkey Basketball!  On Thursday, April 9th, the students will be hosting a three game, single-elimination tournament that will pit Southern Columbia staff against members of the Junior and Senior classes.  In addition to the games, there will be a 50/50 raffle, donkey rides, concessions, and more!

Encore's Performance of Annie Wows Audiences!

Congratulations to Mrs. Letha Stone, the Music Department, and the cast and crew of Annie for an outstanding production! As Annie herself would say, Leapin' lizards, it was a fantastic show! The Broadway-like, student performances proved to be energetic, fun-filled, and very entertaining!

Nominations for Distinguished Alumnus Will Close April 2nd

The Southern Columbia Area School District will be accepting nominations for the 2015 Distinguished Alumnus Award until April 2, 2015. The Distinguished Alumnus should be someone who has gone on to achieve success in their field of endeavor and/or has had a positive influence on the students and community of the Southern Columbia Area. Graduates of Southern Columbia Area High School or any high school that formed the Southern Columbia Area School District are eligible to be nominated.

Ecology Students Engaged in Unique Project

The Ecology students of Ms. Kristen Vitkauskas are engaged in a unique ecosystem/agriculture project in which they are raising chickens that will make the interior courtyard of the High School/Middle School their home. The chickens will be free-range chickens meaning they will roam freely outdoors on a pasture (the courtyard) where they can forage for their natural diet, which includes seeds, green plants, insects, and worms.

π Day Celebrated at SCA

On Friday March 13th, in honor of Pi Day, the Third Grade Math students of  Mrs. Erin Spotts, joined with Miss Jen Stine's High School Geometry students, to engage in a collaborative exploration of the number Pi. According to Ms. Stine, "Pi Day is an unofficial holiday that celebrates the mathematical constant pi (π).

Alumni News: Cynthia Adams Wins National Title!

This past weekend Cynthia Adams, a 2011 graduate and member of the track team who went on to Lebanon Valley College to pursue a doctoral degree in Physical Therapy, won the NCAA Division III National Championship in the indoor 800 meter run, winning by nearly 2 seconds in a time of 2 minutes 8.81 seconds.  The national meet was held at the JDL Fast Track in North Carolina.  It was the fifth fastest time in NCAA Division III history and capped a career that included 3 All-American honors, 12 MAC championships; 8 of those in the 800 meter run. <

G.C. Hartman Students Raise Funds to Fight Cancer

G.C. Hartman Elementary recently took part in the fundraising campaign, "Pasta for Pennies," to benefit the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Presented by Olive Garden, "Pasta for Pennies" is a service learning, character education, and philanthropy program that gives students a unique experience by making a difference through teamwork.  Elementary Principal John Fetterman offered a "sincere thank you" to all who contributed to this worthy cause.

Students Shine at Region Orchestra Festival. Tony Rodriguez Named All-State Musician!

Congratulations are extended to Tony Rodriguez and Olivia Bodner whose performances at the 2015 Central Region Orchestra festival earned rave reviews. Tony placed 2nd Oboe and Olivia placed 3rd on Flute.
 
Tony also earned the distinction of being named to the All-State Wind Ensemble.

Jacob Ryan and Teammates Win PIAA Gold Medal!

Congratulations are extended to Jacob Ryan and his 200 Yard Freestyle Relay teammates on winning the 2015 PIAA Class AA Boys 200 Yard Freestyle Relay championship! Jacob swims as a member of Bloomsburg Area High School through a cooperative agreement between SCA and that school. Jacob and his teammates, Jonah Crawford, Noah Crawford, and James Orzolek, also captured a bronze medal in the Boys 200 Yard Medley Relay. Congratulations boys on your history-making performance!

Special Features

Southern Columbia Area High School earned lifetime status as 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

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