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Schools Battle to Raise Money for Scholarship Program

Schools Battle to Raise Money for Scholarship Program

March 23
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Administrators, teachers, staff, and students from the Southern York County School District recently participated in their annual Battle of the Buildings competition to raise money for the Southern York County School District Foundation’s scholarship program. The event raised more than $6,350 for...

Susquehannock Students Earn National Recognition in Scholastic Arts & Writing Contest

Susquehannock Students Earn National Recognition in Scholastic Arts & Writing Contest

March 22
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Two Susquehannock students recently won medals in the national level of the 2017 Scholastic Arts & Writing Awards.  This is the second consecutive year that Susquehannock students have earned recognition at the national level for writing. Freshman Emily Heiser earned a silver medal for her critical...

Southern York County School District Presents Annual Jazz Fest

Southern York County School District Presents Annual Jazz Fest

March 20
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Southern York County School District’s band programs will present its 17th Annual Black and White Jazz Fest and Coffee House on Saturday, April 29, 2017 at Shrewsbury Elementary School, 331 South Main Street, Shrewsbury, PA. Entertainment will be provided by high school jazz bands including Susquehann...

Susquehannock Students win Bridge Building Contest

Susquehannock Students win Bridge Building Contest

March 16
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Susquehannock High School engineering students finished first, second, and third in the Pennsylvania Society for Professional Engineers (PSPE) Bridge Building Competition.  The annual contest, sponsored by the Lincoln Chapter of the PSPE, was recently held at Penn State York, York, PA. Junior Adam...

Warrior Proud of Susquehannock Athletes at District Championships

Warrior Proud of Susquehannock Athletes at District Championships

March 7
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Congratulations to the Warrior girls basketball team for their historical District III Championship win on Saturday, March 4, 2017.  They won 44-42 over Harrisburg High School.  The Warriors move on to the PIAA state tournament.  On Saturday, March 11, they will play Randor High School at West York...

Susquehannock to Perform Chamber Music Concert

Susquehannock to Perform Chamber Music Concert

March 6
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The public is invited to attend an upcoming chamber music concert of the Susquehannock High School orchestra.  The chamber music concert will take place on Wednesday, March 8, 2017, at Zion Lutheran Church, 49 Hanover Street, Glen Rock, PA at 7:00 p.m. Susquehannock orchestra students are preparing...

Alumni Spotlight – CMSgt Jeff Wilson ‘83

Alumni Spotlight – CMSgt Jeff Wilson ‘83

February 20
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Susquehannock graduate Jeff Wilson was recently promoted to Command Chief Master Sergeant of the 71st Flying Training Wing at Vance Air Force Base (AFB), Oklahoma.  This is the highest ranking enlisted position in the United States Air Force. Jeff’s father, Jack Wilson, said that upon hearing ab...

Susquehannock High School Alumni Association Announces Donald A. “Pappy” VanMeter Jr. Scholarship

Susquehannock High School Alumni Association Announces Donald A. “Pappy” VanMeter Jr. Scholarship

February 20
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The Susquehannock Alumni Association recently announced a scholarship in honor of Donald A. “Pappy” VanMeter Jr. who was a member of the class of 1970. VanMeter was a significant contributor, volunteer, and member of the Board of Directors of the Glen Rock Athletic Association (GRAA) for over...

REUNION NEWS

REUNION NEWS

February 20
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The Classes of  1967 and 1997 have reunion announcements. Class of 1967 - 50th Reunion September 30, 2017 50 year reunion will be held at the Heritage Hills Resort, York, PA on Saturday, September 30, 2017. Forward updated contact information to John O'Keefe at [email protected] or Bruce Bauman at [email protected] Class of 1997...

Susquehannock Students Place Second in Billboard Design Contest

Susquehannock Students Place Second in Billboard Design Contest

February 16
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Susquehannock High School students Allison Rodgers, Madison Geiple, and Jacob Silliman were recently awarded 2nd place in the 2016 York/Adams High School Safe Teen Driving “No Excuses” billboard design contest.  The contest was sponsored by State Farm Insurance. “The students were asked to d...

Susquehannock Students Perform in Pennsylvania Music Educators Association District 7 Band Festival

Susquehannock Students Perform in Pennsylvania Music Educators Association District 7 Band Festival

February 16
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Students from Susquehannock High School recently participated in the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association (PMEA) District 7 Band Festival which was held at Eastern High School in Wrightsville, PA.  The district band was comprised of students from 47 south central Pennsylvania high schools. Representing...

Susquehannock Students Perform in York County Honors Band Concert

Susquehannock Students Perform in York County Honors Band Concert

February 7
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Susquehannock High School student musicians recently performed in the 7th annual York County High School Honors Band Concert at South Western High School in Hanover, PA. Students from 17 York County high schools performed at the concert.  Susquehannock had 8 students in the festival, including Anne Marie...

Southern York County School District Students Earn Awards in Scholastic Arts and Writing Contest

Southern York County School District Students Earn Awards in Scholastic Arts and Writing Contest

February 7
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Students from Susquehannock High School and Southern Middle School earned awards in the 2017 South Central Pennsylvania Scholastic Arts and Writing Competition.  The nationally recognized program recognizes students for their creative excellence in 28 categories of art and writing. The following...

Southern York County School District Publishes Annual Report to the Community

Southern York County School District Publishes Annual Report to the Community

February 1
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The Southern York County School District’s Annual Report to the Community for the 2015-16 school year is now available. The results detailed in this report reflect the District’s dedication to high student achievement and fiscal responsibility.  Once again, academic data indicate an outstand...

SYCSD Offers Spring Adult Education Program

SYCSD Offers Spring Adult Education Program

January 26
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Registration for Southern York County School District’s Spring Adult Education program is now available.  The brochure of classes has been mailed to community residents and is also available on the District’s website. This spring’s selection of specialized courses will appeal to most every...

Susquehannock Student Places Third in Poetry and Storytelling Competition

Susquehannock Student Places Third in Poetry and Storytelling Competition

January 25
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Susquehannock High School senior Emily Hellwig was recently awarded 3rd place in the World Affairs Council of Harrisburg (WACH) 2017 International Poetry and Storytelling Competition. Hellwig wrote and submitted a poem for the competition based on the theme of peacekeeping at home and abroad.  The contes...

Susquehannock Choral Students Earn Spots in Vocal Jazz Ensemble

Susquehannock Choral Students Earn Spots in Vocal Jazz Ensemble

January 24
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Two Susquehannock High School choral students auditioned recently for the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association (PMEA) District 7 Vocal Jazz Ensemble at Central York High School.  Both students earned spots in the tenor section. Susquehannock junior Brendan Paules and senior Julien Sherman participated...

Susquehannock Students Advance to Pennsylvania Music Educators Association Region V Chorus

Susquehannock Students Advance to Pennsylvania Music Educators Association Region V Chorus

January 20
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Two Susquehannock High School choral students performed recently at the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association (PMEA) District 7 Chorus Festival at Eastern Lebanon County High School in Myerstown, PA.  During the festival, both students qualified to advance to the Region V Chorus. Susquehannock...

New “Lynda Johnson Sheffer Book Award” Scholarship Available for Seniors Residing in SYCSD

New “Lynda Johnson Sheffer Book Award” Scholarship Available  for Seniors Residing in SYCSD

January 20
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The Southern York County School District Foundation/Dollars for Scholars (SYCSDF/DFS) is pleased to offer a new scholarship opportunity for the Susquehannock Class of 2017, the “Lynda Johnson Sheffer Book Award.” The scholarship is in honor of Lynda Johnson Sheffer, Susquehannock Class of 1969. ...

Susquehannock High School Band Plans Winter Concert

Susquehannock High School Band Plans Winter Concert

January 16
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Susquehannock High School will present its winter band concert on Wednesday, January 25, 2017, at 7:00 p.m., in the Dr. Richard D. Hupper Auditorium.   The community is invited and encouraged to attend this free event. The concert is titled "Forces Within." The Susquehannock symphonic and jazz bands...

Susquehannock High School Student Completes PeoplesBank Apprenticeship

Susquehannock High School Student Completes PeoplesBank Apprenticeship

January 16
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Susqhehannock High School senior Chase Summers recently completed a 2-year Student Banker Apprenticeship with PeoplesBank. PeoplesBank selects seven students to participate in their Student Banker Apprenticeship.  During the program, students are assigned to select a new bank site.  They plan everything...

Susquehannock High School Band Drummer Julien Sherman Performs at U.S. Army All-American Bowl

Susquehannock High School Band Drummer Julien Sherman Performs at U.S. Army All-American Bowl

January 16
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Susquehannock High School marching band member Julien Sherman recently performed as a member of the 2016-17 U.S. Army All-American Marching Band during the U.S. Army All-American Bowl in San Antonio, Texas. “The best part of the experience was being able to perform with the nation’s top high school...

GameTime PA Names Susquehannock Athletes All-Stars for 2016 Fall Sports Season

GameTime PA Names Susquehannock Athletes All-Stars for 2016 Fall Sports Season

January 15
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GameTime PA has named the York-Adams Interscholastic Athletic Association (YAIAA) All-Stars for the fall 2016 sports season.  There were 12 Susquehannock athletes and one coach who received honors. The following Susquehannock athletes were named YAIAA First Team All-Stars:  boys soccer - Aaron Bilbie,...

Shippensburg University Recognizes ‘Outstanding’ Teachers

Shippensburg University Recognizes ‘Outstanding’ Teachers

January 14
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Two Southern York County School District educators were recently honored at Shippensburg University’s Outstanding Teacher Recognition Luncheon.  Shrewsbury Elementary third grade teacher Missy Taylor, and Kayse Corrieri, Susquehannock High School library media specialist, were recognized as ‘Outstanding...

Susquehannock High School Junior Kendel Abrams to Play in “Golf to Paradise” Tournament

Susquehannock High School Junior Kendel Abrams to Play in “Golf to Paradise” Tournament

January 13
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The First Tee of Greater Baltimore is sending Susquehannock High School junior Kendel Abrams to compete in the 2017 “Golf to Paradise” First Tee Champions Challenge during the Chubb Classic in Naples, Florida, on February 17-19, 2017. Abrams is a starter on Susquehannock’s varsity golf team...

Southern York County School District Seeking College Education Majors for Substitute Teaching

Southern York County School District Seeking College Education Majors for Substitute Teaching

January 13
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The Southern York County School District has announced, in conjunction with the Substitute Teacher Service, utilization of a program which allows students enrolled in an accredited Pennsylvania college or university who are currently pursuing teacher certification to substitute teach in the District. The...

SHS Seniors Teach Election Lessons to Middle School and Elementary Students

SHS Seniors Teach Election Lessons to Middle School and Elementary Students

December 17
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Susquehannock High School seniors taught lessons on the election process to Southern Middle and Southern Elementary School students on Election Day, November 8, 2016. The seniors traveled to Southern Middle School and Southern Elementary School to share their civics knowledge with the younger students. ...

SHS Teacher Named All-Pro Teacher by the Philadelphia Eagles

SHS Teacher Named All-Pro Teacher by the Philadelphia Eagles

December 16
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Susquehannock High School science teacher Laura Krotzer was recognized by the Philadelphia Eagles as an All-Pro Teacher at a pre-season game in Philadelphia on Thursday, September 1, 2016. A colleague nominated Krotzer for the award for demonstrating educational drive, inspiring innovation in the...

Susquehannock High School Teacher Selected for Millersville University Athletic Hall of Fame

Susquehannock High School Teacher Selected for Millersville University Athletic Hall of Fame

December 1
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Susquehannock High School science teacher and alumni Jennie Bonitz has been selected for the Millersville University Athletic Hall of Fame. Bonitz is one of only two four-time All-Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference East Division First Team selections in Marauder volleyball history. The 2...

Susquehannock High School Seniors to Play Collegiate Lacrosse

Susquehannock High School Seniors to Play Collegiate Lacrosse

November 30
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Susquehannock High School senior athletes Kayla Held, Rachel Marshner, and Gena Speights have signed commitment letters to play lacrosse at the collegiate level. Kayla Held will attend Millersville University in Millersville, PA.  At Susquehannock, Held is involved in varsity lacrosse and cross country,...

SYCSD Foundation Yields Exceptional Year

SYCSD Foundation Yields Exceptional Year

November 22
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The 2015-16 fiscal year was an exceptional one for the Southern York County School District Foundation (SYCSDF). The SYCSDF provides giving opportunities for scholarships, projects, equipment, supplies and other purposes that benefit District students. “In 2016, 169 scholarships were awarded...

SYCSD Foundation Yields Exceptional Year

SYCSD Foundation Yields Exceptional Year

November 21
Filed under Alumni Pride

The 2015-16 fiscal year was an exceptional one for the Southern York County School District Foundation (SYCSDF). The SYCSDF provides giving opportunities for scholarships, projects, equipment, supplies and other purposes that benefit District students. “In 2016, 169 scholarships were awarded...

Susquehannock Alumni Association Presents Alumni Spirit Award

Susquehannock Alumni Association Presents Alumni Spirit Award

November 21
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Susquehannock High School 2014 graduate Michael Spadafore was recently awarded the Susquehannock Alumni Association’s seventh annual Alumni Spirit Award.  The award was presented during half time of the Susquehannock High School's annual Homecoming game on October 14, 2016. The spirit award is p...

Susquehannock Marching Band Wins Cavalcade of Bands Championship

Susquehannock Marching Band Wins Cavalcade of Bands Championship

November 21
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The Susquehannock High School Marching Band won first place at the Cavalcade of Bands Championships in Allentown, PA, on Saturday, November 12, 2016. The band was crowned the 2016 Liberty Open Class Champions and earned a season-high score of 98.5.  This was the highest score out of the 152 marching...

SHS Teacher Named All-Pro Teacher by the Philadelphia Eagles

SHS Teacher Named All-Pro Teacher by the Philadelphia Eagles

November 21
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Susquehannock High School science teacher Laura Krotzer was recognized by the Philadelphia Eagles as an All-Pro Teacher at a pre-season game in Philadelphia on Thursday, September 1, 2016. A colleague nominated Krotzer for the award for demonstrating educational drive, inspiring innovation in the...

Susquehannock High School Students Are Winners in Wendy’s High School Heisman

Susquehannock High School Students Are Winners in Wendy’s High School Heisman

November 21
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Wendy’s High School Heisman recently recognized Susquehannock High School seniors Kelly Doogan and Colton Mumleyfor their dedication to excellence by naming them Wendy’s High School Heisman School Winners. Since 1994, Wendy’s and the Heisman Trophy Trust have honored more than 600,000 of the...

Southern York County School District Programs Presented at Education Excellence Fair

Southern York County School District Programs Presented at Education Excellence Fair

November 21
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Three programs from the Southern York County School District were recently presented at the Pennsylvania School Board Association Leadership Conference and Education Excellence Fair in Hershey, PA. “Design Thinking: Inspiring Student-Led Innovation in the Classroom” used the design thinking process...

Susky Seniors Teach Election Lessons to Middle School and Elementary Students

Susky Seniors Teach Election Lessons to Middle School and Elementary Students

November 21
Filed under Alumni Pride, Uncategorized

Susquehannock High School seniors taught lessons on the election process to Southern Middle and Southern Elementary School students on Election Day, November 8, 2016. The seniors traveled to Southern Middle School and Southern Elementary School to share their civics knowledge with the younger students. ...

SHS SADD Committee Posts Signs on Campus

SHS SADD Committee Posts Signs on Campus

November 21
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The Susquehannock High School Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) committee has posted signs on campus to remind young drivers to refrain from cell phone use while driving. Following the tragic death earlier this year of a Spring Grove teenager due to distracted driving, Susquehannock’s...

STEM Summit to be held at Susquehannock High School

STEM Summit to be held at Susquehannock High School

September 22
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Junior Achievement of South Central Pennsylvania is hosting a STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) Summit at Susquehannock High School on November 4, 2016. The entire ninth grade class, a total of approximately 245 students, will be participating in a day-long career exploration conference. The...

Susquehannock Alumni Plan Homecoming for Community

Susquehannock Alumni Plan Homecoming for Community

September 22
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Southern York County School District students, staff, alumni, and community members are invited to Susquehannock High School’s annual Homecoming festivities Friday, October 14, 2016. An alumni reception will be held from 6:00 p.m. until halftime at the Dale R. Keagy Plaza, located at the Susquehannock...

Susquehannock High School Student Construction Project Underway

Susquehannock High School Student Construction Project Underway

September 22
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Susquehannock High School students have begun construction on a new ticket booth at the Robert E. Lau Memorial Stadium. The entire project, from concept to reality, is a collaboration of technology education and construction students, staff, and community. Susquehannock High School Technology Education...

Susquehannock High School Band to Perform with Hypnotic Brass Ensemble at the Strand

Susquehannock High School Band to Perform with Hypnotic Brass Ensemble at the Strand

September 22
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The Susquehannock High School marching band will be performing with the Hypnotic Brass Ensemble at the Strand Capitol Performing Arts Center in York on Thursday, October 20, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. Music teacher Christian Poole said that the experience is “quite an honor, and it will be a great public...

Susquehannock High School Junior Kendel Abrams Competed at Pebble Beach

Susquehannock High School Junior Kendel Abrams Competed at Pebble Beach

September 22
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The First Tee of Greater Baltimore sent Susquehannock High School junior golfer Kendel Abrams to compete in the 2016 Nature Valley First Tee Open at Pebble Beach, an official PGA TOUR Champions event that was held September 13-18, 2016. Abrams is a starter on Susquehannock’s varsity golf team. She...

Susquehannock Field Hockey Team Plays at Spooky Nook

Susquehannock Field Hockey Team Plays at Spooky Nook

September 22
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The Susquehannock High School Field Hockey Team played South Western High School at Spooky Nook Sports, home of the USA Women’s Field Hockey National Team on Friday, September 16, 2016. Varsity field hockey head coach Tracey Kerr said South Western head coach Holly Long approached her about playing...

Susquehannock Students Create Local Historical Websites

Susquehannock Students Create Local Historical Websites

September 22
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Susquehannock High School students worked in collaboration with the Glen Rock Historical Preservation Society to create websites highlighting local Glen Rock history. On September 15, 2016, students Jordan Futrell and Annie Hebel presented the websites they helped develop at the Southern York County...

Susky Station Opens at Susquehannock High School

Susky Station Opens at Susquehannock High School

September 22
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Susky Station, a collaborative student-run kiosk, which provides real life business experience, has opened at Susquehannock High School. The store is a partnership between Tom Laure’s life skills support and Kellin McCullough’s entrepreneurship classes. “I’m always thinking of ways for my...

Susquehannock Field Hockey Raises Money for Amanda Strous Scholarship

Susquehannock Field Hockey Raises Money for Amanda Strous Scholarship

September 22
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The Susquehannock High School Field Hockey Team hosted a fundraiser to benefit the Amanda Strous Scholarship during their home game with Dallastown on Thursday, September 8, 2016. Strous was a former Dallastown High School and Shippensburg University field hockey player who tragically lost her life in...

SHS Junior wins York County Golf Competition

SHS Junior wins York County Golf Competition

July 13
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Susquehannock High School junior Kendel Abrams recently won the York County Junior Association 18-and-Under Girls’ Division at Hickory Heights Golf Club. To read more about Abrams in the York Dispatch, click here for the article. In addition, Abrams was selected to play in the Nature Valley First Tee Open at Pebble Beach, Calif...

10th Annual Golf Tournament This Saturday July 16, 2016

10th Annual Golf Tournament This Saturday July 16, 2016

July 13
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Golf Tournament registration for Saturday's tournament is still available. Click here for the golfer registration form. Co-sponsored by the Susquehannock All Sports Booster Club and the Susquehannock Alumni Association, the 10th Annual Golf Tournament will be held at Hickory Heights Golf Course, in...

SHS Students Compete in State Computer Fair; David Gallegos Places Second

SHS Students Compete in State Computer Fair; David Gallegos Places Second

July 13
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Two Susquehannock High School students participated in the state competition of the Pennsylvania High School Computer Fair and one student placed second in his category. Senior David Gallegos and junior Kylie Taylor qualified for the state competition at Dickinson College after placing first at the...

Alumni Spotlight – Mike Potteiger ‘06

Alumni Spotlight – Mike Potteiger ‘06

May 18
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The adrenaline of competition and a need to do his best in all things have been strong forces in Mike Potteiger’s life. It was that way at Susquehannock where he was a linebacker and tight end on the football team. It was that way at Wake Forest where he defied the odds and earned a spot on one of...

SHS Ranks 57th Among Pennsylvania’s 952 Public High Schools

SHS Ranks 57th Among Pennsylvania’s 952 Public High Schools

May 17
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Susquehannock High School has ranked among the top 85 public high schools in Pennsylvania for 2016, according to a report from U.S. News and World Report. In its annual ranking of high schools, U.S. News ranked Susquehannock at 57th for the best high schools across the state from the total of 952 Pe...

District Publications win Awards in State-wide Contest

District Publications win Awards in State-wide Contest

May 17
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The Southern York County School District earned two awards in a state-wide annual publications contest. Susquehannock High School’s student-run digital newspaper, The Courier as well as the Alumni newsletter, The Alumni Pride, were recognized by the Pennsylvania School Public Relations Association (...

SYCSD Foundation awarded $10,000 Matching Grant from Scholarship America

SYCSD Foundation awarded $10,000 Matching Grant from Scholarship America

May 17
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The Southern York County School District Foundation’s Dollars for Scholars (SYCSDF/DFS) has been awarded a $10,000 matching grant from Scholarship America, the parent organization of Dollars for Scholars. SYCSD is the only school district in Pennsylvania and one of 13 nationwide to be awarded the matching...

Former Superintendent Dr. Richard Hupper Passes

Former Superintendent Dr. Richard Hupper Passes

May 17
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Dr. Richard D. Hupper, who served as the Southern York County School District Superintendent for 25 years, passed away Tuesday at his home. For the complete York Daily Record Article, click here.  For the York Dispatch Article, please click here....

Southern York County School District Programs Named Exemplary

Southern York County School District Programs Named Exemplary

May 17
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Two Southern York County School District programs were selected by Shippensburg University as ‘Exemplary Programs.’ The Shippensburg University Study Council recognized the ‘Steam into History’ program at the District’s elementary schools and the ‘Utilizing Data to Transform Physical Education...

SHS Places First in Safe Driving Competition, Connor Hood Advances to State Competition

SHS Places First in Safe Driving Competition, Connor Hood Advances to State Competition

May 17
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A team of student drivers from Susquehannock High School earned first place recently in a safe driving competition. The team, comprised of seniors Connor Hood and Elijah Holloway, and junior Hailey Miller competed against teams from 18 other schools in York and Adams Counties during the 25th Annual York/Adams...

Rachel Banchiere to Run for York College

Rachel Banchiere to Run for York College

May 17
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Susquehannock High School senior Rachel Banchiere recently committed to run cross country and track for York College. While at York College, Banchiere plans to major in nursing. At Susquehannock, Banchiere earned four letters in both cross country and track and field. She set the school record for...

Michella Salvitti to Play Collegiate Lacrosse at Millersville

Michella Salvitti to Play Collegiate Lacrosse at Millersville

May 17
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Michella Salvitti, a Susquehannock High School senior, recently committed to play Division II lacrosse for Millersville University next year. Salvitti plans to major in either biology or English at Millersville. She wants to work in the field of environmental journalism after college. In addition...

Madison Ellis to Play Collegiate Lacrosse

Madison Ellis to Play Collegiate Lacrosse

May 17
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Madison Ellis, a Susquehannock High School senior, recently committed to play Division II lacrosse for University of Colorado at Colorado Springs next year. While at UCCS, Ellis plans to major in biochemistry and work in the medical field after college. While at Susquehannock, Ellis earned Second...

Brooke Weber Named 2016’s Salutatorian

Brooke Weber Named 2016’s Salutatorian

Grace Burns, Assistant Editor-in-Chief
May 11
Filed under Alumni Pride, Showcase

  All eyes focus on senior Brooke Weber as she belts out a melodious solo on stage.  The audience erupts into applause, but this time, the spotlight continues to shine on her.   Weber, this year’s salutatorian, earned the prestigious title through her hard work and dedication to her studies....

Emma Gruner Named 2016’s Valedictorian

Emma Gruner Named 2016’s Valedictorian

Karly Matthews, Editor-in-Chief
May 9
Filed under Alumni Pride, Features, Showcase

  Drawing her bow masterfully across the strings of her beloved viola, Emma Gruner escapes from her academic prowess, which has earned her the title of the valedictorian of Susquehannock’s class of 2016.   An only child, Gruner was born in Texas before she moved to this area around the age ...

SHS Alumni Association Names Scholarship after Sidney W. Krebs ‘69

SHS Alumni Association Names Scholarship after Sidney W. Krebs ‘69

April 25
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The Susquehannock High School Alumni Association named a memorial scholarship after Sidney W. Krebs, SHS Class of 1969. The Alumni Association’s Steering Committee chose to name the $500 scholarship after Krebs, who was a long time SHS assistant varsity baseball coach and served as Head Mechanic...

Alumni Spotlight – Anne Bozievich ’01 (Baublitz)

Alumni Spotlight – Anne Bozievich ’01 (Baublitz)

April 18
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Anne Bozievich (Baublitz) has a fascination with written language. She voraciously reads it, analyzes it, and creates it. As Friendship Elementary School’s library media specialist, she encourages others to do the same from their earliest years. This seemingly perfect match, however, was not her...

Sports Booster Club and Alumni Association Plan Annual Golf Tournament

Sports Booster Club and Alumni Association Plan Annual Golf Tournament

April 18
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The Susquehannock All Sports Booster Club and the Susquehannock Alumni Association are co-sponsoring a golf tournament on Friday, May 13, 2016 at Hickory Heights Golf Course, in Spring Grove. Highlighting the event will be awards, door prizes, and an opportunity to play one of York County’s most challenging...

SYCSD Students to Showcase Talents at Arts and Technology Fair

SYCSD Students to Showcase Talents at Arts and Technology Fair

April 18
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Students throughout the Southern York County School District will display their artistic creations as the District presents its 10th annual Arts and Technology Fair on Wednesday, April 20, 2016, from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. Students in kindergarten through 12th grade will exhibit an assortment of their w...

SYCSD Music Students Present the Sounds of Spring

SYCSD Music Students Present the Sounds of Spring

April 18
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Southern York County School District students will present the songs and sounds of spring during their annual spring concerts. All concerts are free and open to the public. A combined Susquehannock High School/Southern Middle School Spring Choral Concert will take place on Wednesday, May 4, 2016 at...

Susquehannock Students Perform in Spring Orchestra Concert

Susquehannock Students Perform in Spring Orchestra Concert

April 18
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The Susquehannock High School Spring Orchestra Concert will take place on Wednesday, April 20, 2016 in the Dr. Richard D. Hupper Auditorium at 7:00 p.m. The concert is free, and open to the public.

Julia DeLuca to Play Collegiate Field Hockey

Julia DeLuca to Play Collegiate Field Hockey

April 18
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Susquehannock High School senior Julia DeLuca recently committed to play collegiate field hockey for DeSales University, located in Center Valley, Pa. DeLuca plans to major in Early Childhood Education. After college, she would like to teach at an elementary school and also pursue a graduate degree in...

SHS Student Performs in Multiple PMEA Festivals

SHS Student Performs in Multiple PMEA Festivals

April 18
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A Susquehannock High School multi-instrumentalist recently participated in the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association (PMEA) All-State Orchestra and will also perform in the upcoming District 7 Jazz Band festival. Sophomore Lucas Sherman, orchestra violinist, placed first chair at the Regional Orchestra...

Students Lead Robotics Club to Victory

Students Lead Robotics Club to Victory

Jake Smith, Assistant Editor-in-Chief
March 30
Filed under Alumni Pride, News

  Susquehannock robotics club members helped lead their team to victory at a local competition last Saturday.   While many students learn mostly in school, the determined members of the local robotics team TechFire take their education beyond the classroom, bonding with peers from other schools ...

Alumni Spotlight – Dr. Wayne McCullough ‘76

Alumni Spotlight – Dr. Wayne McCullough ‘76

March 21
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From the desk of Mark Rill, Editor, Susquehannock Alumni Pride Newsletter Dear Readers, I thought it was appropriate and timely to include an article spotlighting Dr. Wayne McCullough (written by Dale Keagy, author of the Alumni Spotlight articles), since Dr. McCullough is retiring from Southern Y...

Schools Battle, Raise Money for Scholarship Program

Schools Battle, Raise Money for Scholarship Program

March 21
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Administrators, teachers, staff, and students from the Southern York County School District tossed egg balls, threw whiffle balls, shot baskets, dressed as snowmen, and were shoved across the gym floor as human bowling balls, all to raise money for the Southern York County School District Foundation’s...

Susan Green Appointed as Chief Financial and Operations Officer

Susan Green Appointed as Chief Financial and Operations Officer

March 21
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The Southern York County School District Board of Education approved Susan M. Green, Business Manager, as the new Chief Financial and Operations Officer, beginning July 1, 2016. Current Chief Financial and Operations Officer, Dr. Wayne McCullough will retire at the conclusion of the current school...

Southern York County School District Presents 16th Annual Jazz Fest

Southern York County School District Presents 16th Annual Jazz Fest

March 21
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The Southern York County School District’s Band Boosters will present the 16th Annual Jazz Fest in the Big Easy on Saturday, April 23, 2016 at Shrewsbury Elementary School. This year’s program features the Susquehannock High School Jazz Band, directed by Chris Poole and the Southern Middle School Jaz...

Susquehannock High School Graduation Date Set for May 26, 2016

Susquehannock High School Graduation Date Set for May 26, 2016

March 21
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The Southern York County School Board approved the graduation date for the Class of 2016 as Thursday, May 26, 2016. Commencement ceremonies will take place at the Robert E. Lau Memorial Field, beginning at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are not required for the outside graduation. Should inclement weather arise,...

Susquehannock High School to Host College Fair

Susquehannock High School to Host College Fair

March 21
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Susquehannock High School students and their parents will have the opportunity to visit colleges and schools of higher learning during Southern York County School District’s 10th Annual Post-Secondary School/College Fair on Tuesday, March 22, 2016. Susquehannock High School’s Guidance Department...

Susquehannock Students to Open and Operate New School Store

Susquehannock Students to Open and Operate New School Store

March 21
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Beginning with the 2016-17 school year, Susquehannock High School students will open and operate a new school store. High school teachers Tom Laure and Kellin McCullough were awarded a $1,000 Innovation Grant from the York County Alliance for Learning (YCAL), which will be used to help fund, plan,...

Susquehannock High School Helps Kick Cancer with 5K Color Run

Susquehannock High School Helps Kick Cancer with 5K Color Run

March 21
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The Susquehannock High School Student Council is sponsoring a Kick Cancer 5K  Color Run on Saturday, April 23, 2016 (rain date is Saturday, April 30, 2016). The Color Run is a 5k walk/run where participants get sprayed with washable color dye as they pass four different locations on the course. Run...

John Berthold ‘63 Named Distinguished Alumni for 2016

John Berthold ‘63 Named Distinguished Alumni for 2016

February 23
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The Susquehannock High School Alumni Association Steering Committee named John Berthold as its “Distinguished Alumni” for 2016. John will address the graduating class at commencement services and will be honored with a plaque in the High School’s auditorium lobby. “When I received a call...

Alumni Spotlight – Jessica (Dortch) Ericson ‘01

Alumni Spotlight – Jessica (Dortch) Ericson ‘01

February 23
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Jessica Dortch’s recent return to York County is a mixture of the new and the familiar. What’s new is an exciting posting at the Penn State Children’s Hospital Pediatric Infectious Disease Department in Hershey and (more exciting) her three month old baby.  What’s familiar is the comfortable...

Girls’ Basketball Program Receives Sportsmanship Award

Girls’ Basketball Program Receives Sportsmanship Award

February 23
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The Susquehannock High School girls’ basketball program, coaches, and fans have been selected for the Gretchen Wolf Swartz Sportsmanship Award for 2016. This is the eighth time that the girls’ basketball program has been chosen for this award. Each year, the York Chapter of Pennsylvania Interscholastic...

Susquehannock Students Audition for PMEA Vocal Jazz Ensemble

Susquehannock Students Audition for PMEA Vocal Jazz Ensemble

February 23
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Four Susquehannock High School choral students auditioned recently for the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association (PMEA) District 7 Vocal Jazz Ensemble and one student was selected as the first alternate for the April Festival. Freshman Jordan Futrell (bass), sophomore Brendan Paules (bass), junior...

SHS Students Advance to Regional Orchestra Festival

SHS Students Advance to Regional Orchestra Festival

February 23
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Four Susquehannock High School orchestra students and one band student recently participated in the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association (PMEA) District 7 Orchestra Festival and three students qualified for the Central Region Orchestra Festival. Sophomore Lucas Sherman (violin), senior Amy Whitesell...

SYCSD Students and Staff to Support Foundation Scholarship with Pajama Day

SYCSD Students and Staff to Support Foundation Scholarship with Pajama Day

February 23
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Southern York County School District students and staff are raising money to support a new student scholarship. Throughout the 2015-16 school year, staff and students have participated in the SYCSD Foundation’s “FUN” D Days, which take place in all District buildings. At the end of the school year,...

Alumni Spotlight – Olivia Castriota ‘08

Alumni Spotlight – Olivia Castriota ‘08

January 28
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One can’t help but get energized when listening to Olivia Castriota talk about her musical career and her dreams for a future in it. With the release of her first album – All at Once – she’s off to a great start. She was active in vocal music at Susquehannock, singing in choir and select ensemble....

Gretchen Wolf Swartz Program Honors SYCSD Athletic Director

Gretchen Wolf Swartz Program Honors SYCSD Athletic Director

January 27
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Southern York County School District Athletic Director Chuck Abbott was honored recently for his dedication, leadership, and sportsmanship as part of the Gretchen Wolf Swartz Scholarship Fund. Abbott, who also serves as Executive Director of the York-Adams Interscholastic Athletic Association (YAIAA),...

Southern York County School District Publishes Annual Report to the Community

Southern York County School District Publishes Annual Report to the Community

January 27
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The Southern York County School District’s Annual Report to the Community for the 2014-15 school year is now available. The results detailed in this report reflect the District’s dedication to high student achievement and fiscal responsibility. Once again, academic data indicate an outstanding educat...

Students Present Winter Concerts

Students Present Winter Concerts

January 27
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Southern York County School District students will present their winter concerts. All concerts are free and open to the public. Susquehannock High School presents its Winter Band Concert on Monday, February 8, 2016 at 7:00 p.m., in the Dr. Richard D. Hupper Auditorium. (The date was rescheduled from We...

SYCSD Students Honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with Lessons

SYCSD Students Honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with Lessons

January 27
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To commemorate the birthday of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., students within the Southern York County School District are studying his legacy, the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, and the 1960’s Civil Rights Movement. From elementary through high school, students are reading about...

Susquehannock High School Golf Team Raises Funds for New Equipment

Susquehannock High School Golf Team Raises Funds for New Equipment

January 27
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Susquehannock High School golfers recently received new golf bags as part of a team fundraiser. The golf team raised about $1,400 through a crowdfunding platform, called Donors Choose, along with help from Dick’s Sporting Goods. In just one month, the student athletes raised the funds and Dick’s...

Schools in Session March 23rd and 24th

Schools in Session March 23rd and 24th

January 27
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Due to schools being closed from inclement weather on Monday and Tuesday, January 25 and 26, 2016, schools will now be in session the following days: Wednesday, March 23, 2016 Thursday, March 24, 2016 In addition, schools will be closed Friday, March 25 and Monday March 28, 2016 as part of ...

Alumni Spotlight – Elizabeth Treffinger (Jones) ‘95

Alumni Spotlight – Elizabeth Treffinger (Jones) ‘95

December 17
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Sometimes careers are based on life-long passions; sometimes they start by accident. For Elizabeth Treffinger (known to York Daily Record readers as Lyzz Jones), it was decidedly the latter. Lyzz describes herself as a “solid B” student at SHS. She was in 9th grade chorus, did some things wit...

SYCSD Earns Advanced Placement Honor Roll by the College Board

SYCSD Earns Advanced Placement Honor Roll by the College Board

December 17
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Southern York County School District has been recognized by the College Board and placed on the 6th Annual Advanced Placement® (AP) District Honor Roll for its AP exam results. The District is one of 425 school districts from across the United States and Canada to be placed on the AP District Honor...

Susquehannock Students Present Sounds of the Season

Susquehannock Students Present Sounds of the Season

December 17
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The Susquehannock High School Music Department will present its annual Winter Concert on Sunday, December 20, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. in the Dr. Richard D. Hupper Auditorium, at Susquehannock High School. The concert features the Susquehannock High School Concert Choir, Chanticleer, Orchestra, and Jazz Band.

Susquehannock Alum Wins Back-to-Back World Cup Races

Susquehannock Alum Wins Back-to-Back World Cup Races

December 17
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Susquehannock High School alum and Glen Rock native Summer Britcher finished first in back-to- back races this weekend in the World Cup and Sprint World Cup women's luge singles races, in Park City, Utah, finishing a career best. To read more about Britcher, click here for the York Daily Record article....

Alumni Compete in Basketball Game

Alumni Compete in Basketball Game

December 17
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The 2015 Susquehannock High School Alumni Men's Basketball Game drew approximately 20 alumni basketball players for a day of competition. The event was held December 5th, prior to the Warriors boys' basketball game against Littlestown Senior High School. Graduates returned to Susquehannock to meet...

Senior Rachel Miller to Play Collegiate Lacrosse Next Year

Senior Rachel Miller to Play Collegiate Lacrosse Next Year

December 17
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Rachel Miller, a Susquehannock High School senior, recently signed a letter of intent to play lacrosse for St. Bonaventure University in St. Bonaventure, N.Y. next year. At Susquehannock, Miller is a member of the National Honor Society and has earned Distinguished Honor Roll.

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