Alumni Association News
October 19, 2016
We are excited to share that the UTZ Retail Store now has the SW Collector Tin available. The tin costs $20.00 and comes with one free fill of selected UTZ snacks. A portion of each sale will be returned to the SW Dollars for Scholars program to provide scholarship opportunities for our learners here at South Western.
October 5, 2016
South Western Alumni Association Clothing is Here!
Show your South Western pride! After receiving requests and listening to suggestions from alumni, we are happy to offer four new clothing items that will be sold at the remaining home football games this year. Look for our stand inside the main ticket booth near the press box to pick up a short sleeve t-shirt, long sleeve t-shirt, crew neck sweatshirt, or hoodie! Can't make it to a game? Send us a message using our contact form and we'll try to accomodate. All items feature the SWAA imprint on the left chest and a full three color print on the back as shown on the sample hoodie below.
South Western High School will be holding its 2nd Annual Veterans Day ceremony on Friday, November 11. If you are a veteran and interested in participating in this event please complete the Google form using this link
August 28, 2016
The SWAA will soon be purchasing alumni apparel due to numerous requests. Please take a short survey to tell us what you'd be interested in purchasing and what designs you like! Visit the survey here.
August 8, 2016
Volunteers are needed for South Western's Junior Achievement day on September 20, 2016. Click here for more information.
August 1, 2016
South Western HALL OF EXCELLENCE - Year 2
The South Western Education Foundation is proudly sponsoring the second year of recognizing outstanding alumni to be inducted into the Hall of Excellence. Last year Patricia Trump (1962), Scott Sager (1982), Frank Lecrone III (1989), John Norwig (1975), and Phil Hempfing (1969), were the first inductees. They were recognized at a Hall of Excellence celebration in November. The Foundation is again seeking to recognize and celebrate alumni (minimum 15 years post-graduation) who have achieved significant success, have strong moral character, and have excelled in the fields of business, the arts, military, law, education, performing arts, politics, public service, medicine, or athletics. A nominating committee will consider all nominations and make recommendations to the selection committee, who will select no more than 9 to be inducted.
Please consider nominating a South Western alumni for consideration. Nominations forms will be available in all school buildings and the district office. The form can also be accessed here. Nominations from family members of the nominee will not be accepted. So many South Western alumni have achieved remarkable and significant success, and we are truly thrilled to recognize post-graduate achievements. Nominations submissions must be received by October 14, 2016.
July 13, 2016
South Western School District is excited to announce a kindergarten through twelfth grade Mentoring Program, scheduled to begin in the fall of 2016!
What is a Mentor?
A mentor is a volunteer who provides individual support to a learner that is struggling in school. The mentor's involvement could range from providing academic support, being a positive role model, friendship, or just helping the learner to feel connected with someone.
Your participation as a mentor is very much needed. Following an initial training period, the commitment could be as little as one hour per week.
For more information, please contact Pat Loss at (717) 965-2482 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
June 8, 2015
The SWAA has recently been made aware of requsts from certain online sites such as classmates.com and alumniclass.com asking for a membership fee to the South Western Alumni Association. Please note that any messages or sites asking for membership fees are collecting these fees for membership to their site only. The SWAA considers all SW graduates as members and there are never any dues or fees associated with the SWAA. If you're a graduate, you're a member and you're welcome to join any meeting or participate in any manner you like! Please do not be fooled by these sites.