PCHS Soccer closed out its regular season with a 5-2 loss to AJ/Cobden on Senior Day. The Wildcats held a 1-0 lead after a tight first half but broke open the game with four goals to start the second half. The Panthers finally broke through with goals from Derek Rohlfing and a straight-in volley by Will Epplin. Six seniors closed out the first varsity season for Pinckneyville Soccer: Luke Chapman, Cameron Naugle, Colton Priebe, Glenn Ritter, Derek Rohlfing, and Grant Tanner.
PCHS students attended the Southern Illinois Construction Career Expo. Painters, Carpenters, Cement Masons, Electrician, Plumber/Pipe fitters, Laborers, Iron workers, Sheet Metal workers, Operating Engineers, & Plasterers were represented and provided hands-on learning opportunities for the students. The Career and Tech Ed programs at PCHS help create pathways for students interested in learning about and working in the construction trades.
PCHS senior Martina Skorch has been named Murphy-Wall State Bank and Trust Company's September Student of the Month. Martina is shown receiving her award certificate from Candice Knight, VP/Retail Banking/Marketing Officer at Murphy-Wall. As one of nine Students of the Month, Martina becomes eligible to participate in the Bank's Student of the Year Essay and Interview competition at graduation time for the Class of 2020.
The Illinois Student Assistance Commission has recognized six PCHS seniors in the Class of 2020 as Illinois State Scholars: Olivia Buza, Lauren Jackson, Kailey Lacy, Mercedes Moll, Miranda Skorch, and Grant Tanner. The honorary recognition is based on a student's ACT or SAT score, class rank, and grade point average. Approximately the top ten percent of students in Illinois high schools are announced as State Scholars each year. Eighty-nine students make up the PCHS Class of 2020.