On Friday, October 6, 2017, shortly after the performance of the SCA Marching Band's pregame show, a re-dedication ceremony of the "Raker Memorial" will be held. The memorial, built to to honor 1972 Southern graduate, Brian Raker, was originally dedicated on October 7, 1972.  In June 1972, shortly after graduation, Brian was part of a Valley Chemical Fire Company rescue team that attempted to reach a family trapped in their cabin by ravaging flood waters caused by Hurricane Agnes. Tragically, Brian was swept away by the flood water and died during this rescue attempt. Brian died a hero.

Brian quarterbacked the Tigers during the 1969, 1970, and 1971 seasons. He is remembered by his teammates and coaches as a quiet, shy, young man with a drive to succeed in sports. He was considered a very tough, coachable player, “with an arm like you wouldn’t believe.” Perhaps, most importantly, he was viewed and is remembered, as a gentleman and as a person to respect.

 

 

 

 

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Parents and other school community members are encouraged to share their viewpoints about key educational issues, particularly those concerning digital learning and the use of technology to support future ready schools, by participating in the Speak Up Project for Digital Learning, facilitated by Project Tomorrow.  The annual national research project gives education stakeholders the opportunity to ensure their voice is heard not only at Southern Columbia, but at the state and national level as findings are summarized aLearn More

Take a look back at the summer 2017 facility renovation projects and check on the progress of the Tiger Stadium project via Sway's storyline. Summer projects through August 27, 2017. Tiger Stadium- Start to PresentBefore and After PicturesLearn More

Southern Columbia Area High School eaned 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