Pandemic Year #2: Looking Back

Boone Law, Staff Writer

2021-2022 Year in Review

Now that South students had a full year with school in-person, South has its most eventful year since the pandemic began. Here are the most notable things from this school year.

  • In-person school and the end of masks

Things were looking much more normal this year. All students returned to South in-person in August and, in March, the MCCSC wide mask mandate was lifted.

  • Back to the cafeteria

All students returned to the cafeteria for lunch after social distancing measures previously required students to eat in the auditorium and the large group room.

  • New superintendent

MCCSC welcomed a new superintendent, Jeff Hauswald, from Kokomo schools. Previous superintendent Judy DeMuth retired. 

  • New swimming pool

South’s new swimming pool was completed after much needed renovations. The renovations include new bleachers, entrances, a new ceiling, diving boards and scoreboard. Additionally, the foundation, heater, and piping were redone.

  • North Vs South Wins

South beat North in the North Vs. South sectional football game on South’s home turf. 

  • Theatre South’s puts on two big hit productions

Theatre South students finally got back into doing what they love. In November, Theatre South put on Velvet Ropes, a comedy. This spring they wowed audiences with The Lightning Thief.

  • Between 2 Urns Season 1

Optimist’s new talk show, inspired by Zach Galifianakis’ “Between Two Ferns,” kicked off with its very successful and hilarious first season. Between Two Urns has been renewed for a second season.

  • Snow days now E-learning days

Thanks to COVID, we now have online learning tools to eliminate the hassle of snow days. Now students will have to complete online work when school is snowed out.

  • Dance Marathon is back

South’s Dance Marathon took place for the first time in two years. They raised over $110,000 for Riley Children’s Hospital.

  • First ever SAGE Fest

SAGE (Students Advocating for a Greener Environment) threw its first ever SAGE Fest. The event featured local food, educational booths, guest speakers, live music, and its very own thrift store. It is set to become an annual event.

  • Prom is back

South’s first prom in two years took place with the theme of “Fly Me To The Moon.” More than 600 students filled the atrium. 

  • Yearbooks available before the end of school 

The Gothic, usually not available until the beginning of the following school year, was released in May, in time for students to get signatures from students and faculty.