Saltsburg homecoming

Pictured are homecoming queen Miranda Guthrie and her escort, Michael Shirley. (Saltsburg High School)

HOMECOMING

On Sept. 27, the annual homecoming game was held at Saltsburg Middle-High School. It was a day full of games, cheering and a big Trojans victory along with the crowning of Miranda Guthrie for Saltsburg’s homecoming queen.

“I was really surprised to have won, but I was really honored that I did,” said Guthrie.

The following day, GG’s Gourmet Café, a renowned local business, treated the 2019 homecoming court members to a congratulatory brunch on the house. Later that night, the homecoming dance, with a theme of “Once Upon a Time,” was held at the high school gymnasium. Plenty of picture-taking along with complimentary music and snacks were abundant throughout the night.

NEW OPPORTUNITIES

Just as exciting, Saltsburg Schools Foundation gave away two fall semester “mini-grants,” one for the elementary school and one for the middle-high school. Grants were requested by teachers for projects that aim to improve life for students.

The high school grant will be used to clean up the courtyards at the school and was awarded to student council and National Honor Society. During an upcoming weekend, students will be tasked with mulching and weeding the courtyard of Saltsburg High School.

They also plan to plant new shrubs and have industrial arts students build a picnic table for the space. Senior student council member Nicole Jorgenson was happy about the grant, saying, “I am so excited that the school received a grant to upgrade the courtyard because it is definitely needed.”

The elementary grant was awarded to reading specialists Mrs. Obney and Mrs. Ferguson, who are buying character-building books for students.

A LASTING LEGACY

The Saltsburg varsity football team has been facing stellar outcomes. With a current record of 5-2, the Trojans have made a splash in the Heritage Conference. Leadership has not been an issue with this year’s Trojans; they have seven seniors who all play a large role on both offense and defense.

With a win tonight against West Shamokin, the Trojans could have their first winning season since 1996, and will have just two regular-season games left with a guaranteed playoff appearance.

A final conference game with Purchase Line and a crossover game against a WestPac Conference team yet to be determined give the Trojans additional opportunities to cement their legacy and engage the school and community even more.

With a season as successful as the one the Trojans are having, the whole community of Saltsburg has offered its support. Football in Saltsburg has become a hot topic and a cause for a lot of excitement.

Hannah Muir, a sophomore and a member of the marching band, attends every game.

“Sitting in the bleachers and watching our football team make amazing plays, and seeing the people in the crowd and a strong display of school spirit is always so much fun,” she said.