School News

Blood drive set at Southern Local

SALINEVILLE — The Southern Local High School National Honor Society will hold its annual blood drive 7:45 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. Dec. 2 in the school gymnasium.

Advisor Emily Bowling said NHS members will man various stations including the registration table and canteen while the American Red Cross will have staff on hand to take the blood collections.

“Last year, we were able to earn two scholarships with the blood drives through the Red Cross,” Bowling added.

Walk-ins will be accepted.

Chiccarello top student at South Side

HOOKSTOWN — Ashley Chiccarello, a senior at South Side High School, has been selected the October Student of the Month by the South Side Education Association. She is the daughter of Tammy and Brett Chiccarello of Hanover Township, Clinton.

Throughout high school, she has been involved in the National Honor Society and has been a four-year member of the Academic Games, World Affairs, and Quiz Bowl Clubs, and the marching band.

Miss Chiccarello has been named to the Distinguished Honor Roll through high school, has been named a National Merit Commended Scholar and was a National Academic Games Qualifier.

After graduation, she plans to attend a four-year college to major in pharmacy.

SLHS band performing at Nailers game

SALINEVILLE — The Southern Local High School Marching Band will show off its talents at a larger venue when students perform at an upcoming Wheeling Nailers game.

Band Director Emily Bowling said the band will appear at the Nov. 11 game in observance of Military Service Appreciation Night. The game starts at 7:30 p.m. and the 38-member band will perform a military-themed medley during the second intermission.

“This is a new event for us,” Bowling said. “We’re playing ‘God Bless America’ and the  ‘Armed Forces Medley.’ The students are very excited.”

SLHS band ringing in holidays

SALINEVILLE — he Southern Local High School Band will help ring in the holidays with some upcoming performances in the community.

The band is slated to appear at the Salineville “Light Up Night and Parade” on Nov. 26 and will also hold several concerts in town that evening.

Band Director Emily Bowling said a total of 100 students will participate with band members in grades 5-12 and the high school choir playing a slew of holiday tunes at Salineville United Methodist Church. Grades 5-7 will perform a concert at 4 p.m. before the entire group takes part in the parade, which starts at 5 along Main Street. Spectators can head into the church at the end of the route for the high school band and choir concert at 6 p.m.

“This is our third annual event,” Bowling said. “It’s free and open to the public. People can go to the parade and then come to the Christmas concert.”

The Salineville Kiwanis will host Santa Claus at the civic group’s nearby building and the entire night will offer fun for the entire family, Bowling said.

Short named November Student of Month

SALINEVILLE — Southern Local High School senior Chris Short has been named the Salineville Kiwanis Student of the Month for November.

Short, the son of Chris and Melissa Short of Wellsville, currently has a 3.8 grade point average and has been involved in school athletics and organizations. He has played for the Indians football team for the past four years as safety and receiver and is a three-year letterman. He is currently manager the girls’ basketball team and serves as student council secretary. Short also participates in College Credit Plus and takes courses at Kent State-East Liverpool.

His college choice is undecided, but he hopes to study and become a physician’s assistant.