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 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.

 

 

 

 

Special Features

High School students and parents can keep track of the many end of year activities taking place by downloading the 2017-2018 EOY Calendar found by clicking on this link. 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 jsnyder@scasd.us or (570) 356-3510.  Please click this link to review the Special Education Strategic Planning document.Learn 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 Present (updated February 2, 2018)Learn More