Community Service Opportunity

The Columbiana Youth Softball League is looking for student volunteers who are able to help with cleaning up the softball fields and with staffing the concession stand. All hours would be performed at Lewis Field Concession Stand, which is just across the street from the SCHS Softball Field. 

There are 11 home game nights and need at least one volunteer (preferably two) for each night.  The duties will be assisting with staffing the concession stand, which includes start-up and clean-up.  The hours are roughly 5:30 PM until 9:30 PM.  The student volunteer will be under the supervision of a Board Member who is the manager of the concession stand for each home game night.  Cooking will be done by the manager, not the student. 

Students who are interested and can be available on the nights below should contact Ms. Grace Graham at or (205) 669-6783. 

The dates are:

  • September 27
  • October 4
  • October 5
  • October 11
  • October 12
  • October 14
  • October 18
  • October 19
  • October 21¬†
  • October 25
  • October 28

P.E.O. STAR Scholarship

We are looking for an outstanding young woman to present as a candidate for our 2021-2022 STAR scholarship.  P.E.O. is a Philanthropic Educational Organization committed to educating women.  We have chapters throughout the US and Canada and support six philanthropies including the STAR scholarship and Cottey College, a two-year college (with several baccalaureate programs).  The STAR Scholarship is a very competitive award:  we are looking for a prospective candidate who is an outstanding example of excellence in leadership, academics, extracurricular activities, community service, and potential for future success.

An informal brochure describing the eligibility requirements are attached below.  After reviewing this information, a committee will interview prospective candidates in September or early October and determine the young women who most closely personifies the eligibility requirements. All applications will be submitted online.  You may refer to our website, for general information.

Greater Alabama Council Youth Leadership Development Program

The Youth Leadership Development Program (YLDP) provides a leadership development program for juniors and seniors in high school chosen for their character rather than academic standing.

The basic tenant for the YLDP is that a person’s character is more important than anything else in the ability to lead others and be a true leader. This program provides immense scholarship support for students with exceptional character and leadership abilities who might otherwise have been overlooked.  There is a mandatory orientation for the students is September 21 at Thompson High School.  Completed student applications received by September 13 will receive 5 bonus points for the program.

Students interested in representing SCHS in this program should pick up a YLDP packet in the guidance office.

Youth Leadership Shelby County

The program is offered to students in the 11th grade in Shelby County. Application packets are due Friday, September 17th by 5pm. Selected participants will be notified by October 1, 2021.

The Youth Leadership Shelby County program is designed to encourage young people to be socially, conscientious leaders of the future by providing them with the experience, vision and opportunity to lead. The 6 month program meets on the first Tuesday of each month. On each class day, students have the opportunity to meet community decision makers and to engage them in frank, off the record discussions on current issues. A wide range of topics exposes participants to the decisions facing our communities today. Emphasis is on active, hands-on experience that makes the learning meaningful and interesting. There is no cost to participate in the program. The LSC Alumni Association provides funding for the youth program valued at $795.00 per student.

More Career Opportunities!!!

Resources and information for apprenticeship programs in the area below!

United Association of Journeyman and Apprentices train people to be welders, service technicians, pipefitters and steamfitters and plumbers. Hardy Corporation trains people in sheet metal, plumbing and other areas of construction. The contact information and website are included for both, both of these are located in the Birmingham area.

Job Opportunity-4H Center

The 4H Center is looking for seniors who plan to stay in Columbiana after graduation, who might be looking for a part time job in outdoor education, food service or maintenance/grounds keeping.  These are jobs that lead to permanent positions with benefits as an employee of Auburn University.  Outdoor education i.e. canoeing, kayaking and paddle board facilitation, lifeguarding, CPR and first aid training and certification is provided free of charge.  High Ropes training i.e. climbing wall, belay, giant swing/zip line training.  Team Building and Challenge Course training. 

If any senior is interested, he or she can contact Jon Harrison at 205-682-1670.