Congratulations to Mikaela Brouse whose performance in the 2019 Teen Star Competition earned her a Top 4 finish.  The talented vocalist finished fourth in the contest and was awarded one of the competition's grand prizes ($350).  Southern Columbia's other finalists, Zach Honabach, Kiersten Brecht, and Dylan Kramer each received a $100 prize. "There were almost 60 students who auditioned this year, so we saw a lot of new faces and some very good competition," stated Leslie Chyko, First Columbia Bank's Assistant VP/Executive Assistant. "This made for a difficult decision among our judges who discussed and debated for nearly two hours before emerging with the top 12."   Congratulations to Southern Columbia's Teen Star finalists and to their music teachers for the encouragement and guidance they provide!
 
Mikaela (third from left) poses with the other Top 4 Teen Star Finalists.

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Southern Columbia is engaged in a yearlong initiative to Soar into Space in hopes of being chosen as a downlink site for a live feed emanating from the International Space Station. If chosen, students and staff will be afforeded the unique opportunity to speak with the astronauts currently on the space station sometime in spring 2020. To help the District's application stand out among the rest, Literacy Specialist Lindy Novak and Library Manager Amanda Noblit, have created a set activities and events.Learn More

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