The music for the Southern Local Alma Mater and Fight Song were composed by Oscar Gartrell in 1963. Mr. Gartrell is a former band director and teacher of Southern Local. The words for the Alma Mater were written by Sally Griffith.
Dear Southern, how we love thee,
to thee we shall be true.
All hail our high school colors
of grand old gold and blue.
We're always there to cheer thee,
what e're the deed may be.
To our grand old alma mater,
we'll always honor thee.
Below are the words to the original Alma Mater for Salinville School, before it became our current Southern Local.
Lying in Ohio's hills
Is our fair Alma Mater
Bounded by Her rocks and rills,
Salineville is Her name.
Sing to Her, cheer to Her,
Our Alma Mater true.
Here our hearts are filled with joy,
All hail the Gold and Blue.
The words of the Fight Song were written by the cheerleaders; Kathy Rose, Sherry Mercer Jackie Needham, Bonnie Chevorant, Patty Briceland, and Loretta Phillips.
Fight you Southern Local Indians
Fight with all your might,
Fight to win our school a victory,
To show them what is right,
Fight you Southern Local Indians,
Blue and Gold will fight,
To win our school a victory
SO FIGHT! FIGHT! FIGHT!