Southern Lehigh High School

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Southern Lehigh Senior High School
Address
5800 Main Street
Center Valley, Pennsylvania 18034
United States
Coordinates 40°32′04″N 75°23′58″W / 40.5345°N 75.3995°W / 40.5345; -75.3995Coordinates: 40°32′04″N 75°23′58″W / 40.5345°N 75.3995°W / 40.5345; -75.3995
Information
Type Public
Established 1955
Principal Christine Siegfried
Enrollment 1050
Color(s) Blue and White         
Mascot The Spartan
Newspaper The Spotlight
Yearbook Solehian
Website

Southern Lehigh High School is a four-year public high school located in Center Valley, Pennsylvania, in the United States. It is the only high school in the Southern Lehigh School District.

The school's mascot is the Spartan, and the school colors are blue and white.

History[edit]

Southern Lehigh was built in 1955. Before that, students in the district attended high school at Allentown High School and elementary school at Coopersburg Elementary School.

Athletics[edit]

Southern Lehigh provides a variety of sports. For boys, baseball, basketball, cross county, football, golf, lacrosse, swimming, tennis, track & field, volleyball, and wrestling is provided. For girls, basketball, cross county, field hockey, football, lacrosse, tennis, softball, swimming, cheerleading, track & field, volleyball, and winter track is provided.

The school's athletic teams belong to Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association District XI[1] and most sports belong to the district's Colonial League.

Southern Lehigh won the 1998 state championship in field hockey.

Southern Lehigh won the Colonial League football championship in 2013 and 2014.

Student Organizations and Clubs[edit]

FIRST Robotics Team[edit]

Southern Lehigh High School's First Robotics Team, the Spartechs,[2] has participated in the FIRST Robotics Competition since 2002. The Spartechs' team number is 834.[3] The robotics team has competed at the FIRST Robotics Championship in 2016 and 2017.[4]

Speech and Debate Team[edit]

Southern Lehigh's speech and debate team was started in 1992 and has competed at multiple national and state tournaments.[5] It has recorded 5 PHSSL state champions.[6][7][8][9][10] The team competes in the Pennsylvania High School Speech League, the National Catholic Forensic League, and the National Speech and Debate Association competitions.[11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ PIAA District 11 web site, accessed February 8, 2011
  2. ^ http://team834.org
  3. ^ Spartechs web site, accessed March 2, 2014
  4. ^ Peterson, Margie. "Southern Lehigh robotics team honored". themorningcall.com. Retrieved 2017-05-15. 
  5. ^ "Hometown Hero: Coach David Long". Upper Saucon, PA Patch. 2012-02-13. Retrieved 2017-05-15. 
  6. ^ "Commentary Winners". phssl.org. Retrieved 2017-05-15. 
  7. ^ "Duo Interpretation Winners". phssl.org. Retrieved 2017-05-15. 
  8. ^ "Impromptu Speaking". phssl.org. Retrieved 2017-05-15. 
  9. ^ "Public Forum". phssl.org. Retrieved 2017-05-15. 
  10. ^ "Student Congress: House". phssl.org. Retrieved 2017-05-15. 
  11. ^ "HS Honor Society Records". points.speechanddebate.org. Retrieved 2017-05-15. 

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