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Southern Local inducted new members into the their local Chapter, Friday, March 17,2023.

2023 NHS members

Southern Local NHS Chapter inducts 27 new members Friday, March 17

Row 1 (l to r): Zack Tribelo, Aiden Spahlinger, Cooper Edmiston, Andrea Rodgers, Grace Brothers, Noah Perfetto, Zoey Almy, Shirley Adkins, Jessica Lafferty, Elizabeth Wilson, Cameron Sloan 
Row 2: Kya McCulley, Katie Calderon, Rebecca Hawke, Payton Hersman, Charlie Price, Gavin Tribelo, Olivia Kerns, Brady Ketchum, Corbin Stillwell
Row 3: Aleah Bach, Maddox Dickey, Rylee Mellott, Ashley Shroades, Esther Forbes, Josie Stanley, Lillian Patterson, Paige Riggs, Adyen Frischkorn, Aiden Brothers
Row 4: Seth Hawk, Hunter Robinson, Gabe Blissenbach, Evan Haught, Alexis, Singer, Lindsay Bregar, Natalie DeSellem, Tyler Rawling,


Monday, February 27, the Southern Local National Honor Society Chapter welcomed 27 inductees. The induction ceremony will be held Friday, March 17 at 6pm in the high school cafeteria. 

The 2023 inductees include: seniors; Katie Calderon, Payton Hersman, Rebecca Hawke, Olivia Kerns, Brady Ketchum, Kya McCulley, Charlie Price, Corbin Stillwell, Gavin Tribelo  juniors; Aleah Bach, Gabe Blissenbach, Lindsey Bregar, Aiden Brothers, Natalie DeSellem, Maddox Dickey, Alexis Ensinger, Esther Forbes, Ayden Frischkorn, Seth Hawk, Evan Haught, Rylee Mellott, Lillian Patterson, Paige Riggs, Tyler Rawlings, Hunter Robinson, Ashley Shroades, Josie Stanley

2023 NHS inductees

2023 NHS Inductees

front row (l to r): Rebecca Hawke, Katie Calderon, Paige Riggs, Lillian Patterson, Natalie DeSellem, Alexis Ensinger, Lindsay Bregar, Ashley Shroades, Aleah Bach, Evan Haught
back row (l to r): Gavin Tribelo, Charlie Price, Hunter Robinson, Kya McCulley, Brady Ketchum, Olivia Kerns, Josie Stanley, Aiden Brothers, Tyler Rawlings, Rylee Mellott, Esther Forbes, Maddox Dickey, Gabe Blissenbach not pictured: Payton Hersman, Corbin Stillwell, Ayden Frischkorn, and Seth Hawk

Southern Local District
Spelling Bee Winners

District Spelling Bee


Southern Local held their annual Spelling Bee, Wednesday February 15 in the Elementary Gymnasium. Students from grades 5 through 8 participated in the Spelling Bee. They include: 5th Grade: Landon Cranston, Gemma Jackson, Jaymen Maines, Liam Pitts, and Maddie Smith 6th Grade: Addysin Andrenok, Bryton Beadle, Eliana Forbes, Brook Hickman, Lucie Lee, and Daniel Peters 7th grade: Delaney Beadnell, Emerson Gotschall, and Gracie Lee 8th grade: Ava Reed and Ella Roberts. The County Spelling Bee will be held Saturday March 4 at 9:30 at the Crestview Performing Arts Complex.

By round 4, we had our three representatives and a total of 19 rounds to determine who the 2023 1st place champion would be for the County Spelling Bee. Sixth grader, Daniel Peters is our 3rd place winner. Seventh grader, Delaney Beadnell is our 2nd place winner. Eighth grader, Ava Reed in our 1st place winner. Congratulations to our winners!

1st place winner
2nd place
3rd place
District winner
group picture

Row 1 (l to r): 2nd place Delaney Beadnell, 1st place Ava Reed, 3rd place Daniel Peters
Row 2 (l to r): Lucie Lee, Jaymen Maines, Bryton Beadle, Brook Hickman, Eliana Forbes
Row 3 (l to r): Liam Pitts, Maddie Smith, Emerson Gotschall, Ella Roberts, Gracie Lee
Row 4 (l to r): Addysin Andrenok, Gemma Jackson, Landon Cranston

2023 Winter Homecoming Court


King Colton Soukup

2023 Winter Homecoming King, Colton Soukup

Queen Grace Brothers

2023 Winter Homecoming Queen, Grace Brothers

2023 Winter Homecoming Court

The King and Queen will be crowned Saturday, January 28, 2023 during the Wellsville game. The dance will be held Saturday, February 4, 2023 in the high school cafeteria 7 to 10pm.

Pictured left to right: Colton Soukup, Katie Calderon, Zack Tribelo, Grace Brothers, Cooper Edmiston, Andrea Rodgers, Landyn Bess, Emma Black, Cameron Sloan and Olivia Kerns.

2023 Winter Homecoming Court


Southern Local welcome Veterans, guest and students back to a face-to-face Veterans Day Assembly. Click on the picture to view pictures of the day. Enjoy!

Veterans Group Picture
Football playoff


Southern Local's football team made school history this year again. Game one was October 28 @ the Wigwam against South Central. The Indians defeated South Central with a score 65-21. They advanced to game two with St. Paul on November 4. They have played St. Paul two years straight. This meeting was the third time the two teams have played. This time, at the Wigwam, the Indians defeated St. Paul with a score 42-22. The third playoff game with Warren JFK on Saturday, November 12, ended the team's hope for a championship. The night ended with a score 0-35. They end the season with 11-2 record.

Since 2018, Coach Wright and his teams have been in the playoffs. The seniors would have been 8th graders in 2018. For them, they have played a part in making Southern's history. Southern has played game one of the playoffs on the road 2018, 2019, & 2020. They hosted their first playoff game in the Wigwam in 2021 and played their first game 2 that year. In 2022, They hosted both playoff games at the Wigwam and advanced to Game 3, the semifinals. They are the first team to make it to the Division VII Region 25 semifinals in Southern Local school history. Congratulations for the great season!

Wyatt Morris

Senior Wyatt Morris

Colton Soukup

Senior Colton Soukup

Payton Hersman

Senior Payton Hersman

football playoff
2022 Football Team picture
2022 team picture at the beginning of the season.
2022 Football Team picture after game 2 win
The Football Team with an 11-1 season, makes school history winning game 2 of the playoffs.
2022 Boys CC Team

Boys Cross Country Teams Makes History

The 2022 Boys Cross Country Team made school history!
The historic accomplishments this team made are:

  • 1st Southern Local Cross Country Team to place in top 2 at the County Meet
  • Highest place in Suburban League Regular season meet
  • Highest place in Championship meet
  • EOAC Champions
  • OVAC 1A/2A Champions
  • 1st Southern Local Cross Country Team to qualify for the Regionals
  • Most wins in a seasons 50+

Logan Redfern place 26th, top 16 move on to State. Congratulations on your journey!! 

Team Members: Tyler Rawlings, Robbie Marra, Evan Haught, Zack Tribelo, Logan McCartney, Logan Redfern, and Aiden Brothers


Covered in glow sticks the band performed their half time show at Minerva High School on October 11, 2022. See the pictures Mrs. Bowling shared.

King Gabe Blissenbach

2022 Fall Homecoming king, Gabe Blissenbach

Queen Rylee Mellott

2022 Fall Homecoming queen, Rylee Mellott

Aleah Bach

Aleah Bach

Esther Forbes

Esther Forbes

Paige Riggs

Paige Riggs

Ashley Shroades

Ashley Shroades

Aiden Brothers

Aiden Brothers

Maddox Dickey

Maddox Dickey

Frank Shagnot

Frank Shagnot

Markell Smith

Markell Smith

2022 Fall Homecoming Court

2022 Fall Homecoming Court

Congratulations to the 2022 homecoming court! Pictured left to right: Rylee Mellott, Esther Forbes, Paige Riggs, Aleah Bach, Ashley Shroades, Maddox Dickey, Gabriel Blissenbach, Aiden Brothers, Frank Shagnot, Markell Smith

From the Guidance Department

Parents and Students,

An email was sent to all students in grades 9 through 11 about practice tests for the End of Course exams. The link to the practice End of Course exams is:

Students will follow the steps to enter the practice test:

Click on Guest User
Typer your First Name
Type your Student ID number (if the student does not know this, contact Mrs. Smith at 330-679-2343 ext 4013.)

Please take advantage of these practice tests!! If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Smith.


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