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2024 District Spelling Bee

Southern Local held their District Spelling Bee on February 7. Sixteen spellers from grades 5 through 8 competed for the honor to attend the County Spelling Bee. The County Spelling Bee will be held March 2 at Beaver Local.

It took 9(nine) rounds to determine the winners. Round 5 (five), Gemma Jackson and Delaney Beadnell had a spell off to determine who would be the 3rd place winner. Delaney correctly spelled her word to become the 3rd place winner. Addysin Andrenok and Emerson Gotschall competed to determine who would be 1st and 2nd place winners. The 9th Round, Addysin misspelled her word. Emerson correctly spelled dispersal. She correctly spelled lavish to claim the 1st place winner. 

Congratulations to all participants!

2024 District Spelling Bee

Row 1 (L-R): Delaney Beadnell, Emerson Gotschall, Addysin Andrenok 

Row 2 (L-R): Maddie Rhodes, Emma Boyle, Katie Kellogg, Kalayah Crute

Row 3 (L-R): Gemma Jackson, Brooke Akers, Brooklyn Glosser, Jaymen Maines

Row 4 (L-R): Hailey Pitts, Ava Paxson, Patricia Smith, Sophie Pierson,  Madalyn Smith

2024 Spelling Bee Winners

Pictured left to right: 

Delaney Beadnell (3rd Place), Emerson Gotschall (1st Place), Addysin Andrenok (2nd Place)

2023 - 2024 Honor Roll Students

Honor Roll

The 2024 Winter Homecoming King and Queen

King Ayden Frischkorn and Queen Lillian Patterson

King Ayden Frischkorn and Queen Lillian Patterson

2024 Winter Homecoming Court

Pictured left to right

Kenneth Frischkorn, Ryan Exline, Frank Shagnot, Aiden Brotherns, King Ayden Frischkorn, Queen Lillian Patterson, Ashley Shroades, Aleah Bach, Paige Riggs, and Alexis Ensinger

2024 Winter Homecoming Court

2024 Winter Homecoming Court
Front Row (L to R): Aleah Bach, Ashley Shroades, Alexis Ensinger, Lillian Patterson, Paige Riggs
Back Row (L to R): Ryan Exline, Aiden Brothers, Ayden Frischkorn, Kenneth Frischkorn, Frank Shagnot

"Once Upon a Time" (Disney)

The Winter Homecoming Crowning Ceremony is Friday, February 2 during the halftime of the basketball game against Valley Christian School. 

The Winter Homecoming Court is: Aleah Bach, Alexis Ensinger, Lillian Patterson, Paige Riggs, Ashley Shroades,  Aiden Brothers, Ryan Exline, Ayden Frischkorn, Kenneth Frischkorn, and Frank Shagnot

The dance will be Saturday, February 3 from 7 to 10pm in the high school cafeteria. The theme is Once Upon a Time (Disney).

Bev Dulaney a Finalist for Custodial Award


Southern Local Schools staff member Beverly Dulaney could make a clean sweep as a finalist in the Tennant Company’s Fifth Annual Custodians are Key Contest.

   Dulaney, who has been employed with the district for the past 28 years, is among 12 others who were nominated from around the country. The finalists each receive a $500 gift card but one has a chance to earn the grand prize this spring, which includes a reward valued at $5,000 while the custodian’s school will gain $10,000.

    She received a formal notification letter from the Michigan-based company as well as a certificate of recognition. In the correspondence, officials indicated that the contest was started in 2019 to herald the unsung heroes who help make our schools cleaner, safer and healthier places. 

   “We launched the Custodians Are Key contest to recognize custodians for making their schools better, going above and beyond their daily jobs, and showing students and staff that they care,” the letter stated. “This school year has been challenging for so many reasons, and we know that custodians like you are doing all that they can to help keep students safe and in the classroom.”

   The Wellsville-area resident was surprised by the nomination and said the culprit remains a mystery.

   “I was so excited, and then I wanted to know who did it so I could personally thank them,” Dulaney said, adding she still didn’t know who was responsible.

   She said she felt fortunate to work at Southern and with the students. She’s no stranger to the district since her two children graduated from the school and her granddaughter, Paisley, currently attends the junior high.

   “I love working here. I love the kids and I like the people,” Dulaney continued. “They are amazing.”

    She noted that she has worked hard to maintain the elementary through high school buildings, but COVID proved to be a trying time for everyone.

   “It was a lot different,” she continued. “We had to keep the kids separated and that first year it was a big, big difference. There were extra tables, extra chairs and extra cleaning. It was virtually impossible.”

   Still, she and the six-member maintenance staff kept on top of their tasks and she is grateful for it.

   “I’m very proud [of the nomination]. I take a lot of pride in this place anyway. If it’s clean, I think the kids do better. I think it makes a big difference.”

  Southern Local Superintendent Tom Cunningham said Dulaney was a shining example of all the award epitomized.

   “Bev does a great job.  She takes pride in her performance, the district and community,” Cunningham said. “She is deserving of this recognition for all that she does.”


    Tennant Company will announce the winner this May. More information will be available online at and on the company’s Facebook and LinkedIn pages.

Bev Dulaney

Congratulations Cast and Crew!

This year's Spring Musical is Singin' in the Rain. Showtime will be, Friday, March 15 and Saturday, March 16 at 7pm and Sunday, March 17 at 2pm. Tickets are $5 each. All tickets will be sold at the door, starting one hour prior to showtime (no pre-sale tickets).

Evan Haught has the role of Don, Alexis Ensinger role is Kathy, Aiden Brothers has the role of Cosmo, Lindsey Bregar role is Lina, Natalie DeSellem role is Dexter, and Hunter Dalehite has the role of Simpson. Josie Stanley has the role or Dora, Ryli Bettis role is the teacher, Gabryelle Deitch role is Ms. Dismore, Ava Reed role is Roz, and Delaney Beadnell has the role of Zelda.

Stage Hand/Orchestra Leader is  Haylee Kellogg, Policeman/Sam is Josiah Brothers, Assistant #1 is Aiden Davis, Assistant #2 is Nevaeh Terdina, Assistant #3 is Marah Morris, Broadway Melody Host is Aubrey Brookes, Chorus are Khole Ensinger, Eliana Forbes, Ellis Brothers, Payton Davison and Madalynn Smith.

The Crew members are Brayden Gotschall, Alexa Kinemond, Kalayah Crute and Katie Kellogg.

Cast and Crew


Fall 2023 Homecoming Court
Ladies (L-R): Kennedy Lewis, Cheyenne Bennett, Queen Gigi Rodgers, Gianna Percolli, Rachel Lynch
Gentlemen (L-R): Noah Chase, Colton Spahlinger, King Brody Brown, Richie Sloan, Nathan Mehaffey
Queen G. Rodgers and King B. Brown

Queen Gigi Rodgers and King Brody Brown

Congratulations to the 2023 Fall Homecoming King and Queen!

King Brody Brown and Gigi Rodgers

Fall Homecoming Dance

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The 2023 Fall Homecoming Court

2023 Fall Homecoming Court

The Homecoming King and Queen will be crowned Friday, October 13th during half time. The Homecoming Dance will be Saturday, October 21st in the High School gym from 7 to 10pm.

Pictured (L-R): Gianna Percolli, Nathan Mehaffey, Kennedy Lewis, Noah Chase, Gigi Rodgers, Colton Spahlinger, Cheyenne Bennett, Richie Sloan, Rachel Lynch, and Brody Brown

Congratulations ladies and gentlemen!

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