Southern Columbia's Pickleball Tournament and "The Great SCA Egg Drop" are two popular annual events not only because they keep students highly-engaged and entertained, but also because their occurrence signals that the start of summer vacation is near! Many thanks to the teachers and staff for their efforts in organizing and implementing these eagerly-anticipated events for SCA's students year after year! 

(Left) SCA's fledging engineers display their egg drop "contraptions." (Right) Under the watchful eye of School Police Officer Clay Fahringer, High School students drop the shoe box systems prepared by the Elementary and Middle School Enrichment students of teacher Mrs. Leanne Roughton. The STEM lesson called for the students to design a device that will protect a raw egg from cracking or breaking after being dropped from G.C. Hartman Elementary Center's roof!  
The 19th Annual Pickleball Tournament organized by teachers Claire Campbell and Ted Deljonaven attracted over 150 competitors! The following students were crowned winners of this year's tournament: (front, from left) Morgan Marks and Rilyn Wisloski were crowned Queen Pickler’s. (back at each end) Preston Zachman and Cal Haladay were crowned King Pickler‘s. Julian Fleming (center) and Rilyn Wisloski were crowned Coed Winners. Congratulations to this year's King and Queen Picklers!




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