Southridge High School

December 2014 Newsletter

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Adam Welp and Nathaniel Yourgans laid the foundation for this Christmas tree made of books in the Library Media Center. The students and staff all enjoyed the festive addition.

Concert Choir Performs at Indiana State Capital

Congratulations to Concert Choir on their wonderful performance at the Indiana State Capitol on December 6. The choir was one of five choral groups from the state that sang and danced for Governor Pence’s “Christmas at the Capitol.” The 4 high school choirs also performed at the Optimist Club Christmas party, OFS Christmas luncheon and at their annual Christmas Concert.

A very talented cast has been chosen for the annual school musical, “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying.” This comical show will be presented to the public on February 26, 27 and 28 in the Southridge auditorium.

Solo and ensemble contest will take place at Southridge on Saturday, Feb. 7. Choir parents who volunteered to help that day will receive a work schedule in early January.

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The Concert Choir takes the stage to perform.

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The Concert Choir with Lt. Governor Sue Ellsperman.

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Taylor Miles and Grace Kappner pause for a picture in the Capital Building (above). Lt. Governor Ellsperman addresses the SHS Choir in her office (below).

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Andrew Krieg and Nikki Fischer (above) were named King and Queen at the dance on December 5th. Michaela Greer and Braden Harding (below) were named Princess and Prince. The dance was sponsored by the Business Professionals of America.

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Musical Cast - "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying!"

Southridge will be performing How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying for the spring musical on Feb 20-22. “A satire of big business and all it holds sacred, the play follows the rise of J. Perrrpont Finch, who uses a little handbook called ‘How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying’ to climb the corporate ladder from lowly window washer to high-powered executive, tackling such familiar but potent dangers as the aggressively compliant ‘company man,’ the office party, backstabbing co-workers, caffeine addiction and, of course, true love. “ It has a large cast featuring many roles with all types of players. Mrs. Weil and Mr. Younker thank all those who took the time to memorize songs and monologues. The cast includes:

Finch – Mitch Steinkamp

Rosemary – Katie Kendall

Biggley – Mateo Nino

Frump – Jonathan Breckler

Hedy – Barb Moss

Jones – Megan Diekhoff

Bratt – Luke Taylor

Twimble – Brayden Wibbeler

Smitty – Ryan Hill

Gatch – Kru Allen

Krumholtz – Hannah Taylor

Ovington – Jonnel Miranda

Womper – Noah McWilliams

Jenkins – Marco Rocha

Tackaberry – Daniel Angeles

Toynbee – Kyle Meunier

Announcer – Gavin Deno

Executives, Secretaries, Scrubwomen: Jose Calderon, Ann Mcconnell, Francisca Rivas, Maria Rocha, Rosa Ornelas, Audrey Stutsman, Sami Colson, Catie Fleming, and Samantha Ice

The rehearsals are Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 6:30-9:30. The cast, crew and staff are looking forward to two months of singing, dancing and preparing to present a fabulous show once again.

Students Enjoy Concert by Christian Recording Artist PJ ANDERSON

On November 21, members of the student body who chose to attend were treated to a free concert by Nashville music star PJ Anderson. PJ performed for about 45 minutes in the auditiorium. Originally from northern Indiana, PJ now lives in the Nashville area with his family where he lives and worships with his family. In addition to singing several songs and playing guitar, he shared a special positive message as well. The concert was sponsored by the Fellowship of Christian of Athletes. After the concert students had the opportunity to purchase merchandise such as t-shirts and CDs.
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FCA Officers Henry Steckler, Maddie Neu, and Corbin Neu along with Club Sponsor Shawn Schaefer pose with musical artist PJ Anderson on November 18.

Science Students Visit Floating Classroom

Forty earth science students spent the day with the crew from Living Lands and Water. November 13th, the floating classroom was docked in Owensboro. Students learned about watersheds, pollution and water quality testing.
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Guidance has scheduled a Financial Aid informational meeting for seniors and their parents on Wednesday, January 14, 2015 at 6:00 p.m.

The meeting will take place in the auditorium. A representative from a local college will give a presentation about the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). The FAFSA is the application that is used to apply for federal and state student grants, work study, and loans. The representative will also be available to answer questions.

A representative from the Dubois County Community Foundation will also attend the meeting to present information on the scholarships offered through the community foundation.

For additional information, please contact the Southridge High School guidance counselors at 683-2272.

Seniors: Mrs. Pulley will visit classrooms in January to pass out information on local scholarships. Most deadlines for local scholarships are in March or April. Students who plan to apply for the Lilly Endowment Scholarship, however, must submit application materials by January 15th at 4:00pm. Like college applications, always be careful of scholarship application deadlines.

The online application for all Dubois County Community Foundation Scholarships will open on January 1, 2015 and close on March 1, 2015 at 4:00pm. Go to to apply. Nona Baker, DCCF scholarship coordinator, will speak about these scholarships at the financial aid night in January.

Students of the Month


ISSMA District Instrumental Solo & Ensemble Festival

Saturday, Jan. 31st 2015 at 8am

1110 S Main St

Huntingburg, IN