Welsh Valley Middle School
|Welsh Valley Middle School|
|Location||325 Tower Lane |
Narberth, PA 19072
|Member of SO since||1990s|
|Feeds to||Harriton High School, Lower Merion High School|
|Best regional||1st Place, 2001|
|Best state||1st Place, 2001|
|Best nationals||11th Place, 2001|
Welsh Valley Middle School is among the more competitive schools in Pennsylvania B Division, consistently placing within the top 10 at the state level. The team usually ranks top 5 in building events. It competes in the southeastern region of Pennsylvania, and has traveled to Solon, Ohio to compete in the Solon Invitational many years. Welsh Valley also competes in the Rustin Invitational.
The school is in the same school district (Lower Merion School District) as Bala Cynwyd Middle School, Harriton High School and Lower Merion High School. The majority of students at Welsh Valley continue on to Harriton High School, while some continue onto Lower Merion High School. The current and past coaches include Mr. Lewis, Mr. Gressel, Mr. V'Soske, Mrs. Schindler, and others.
Welsh Valley has made it to Nationals just once, in 2001, where it placed 11th overall. This is also the only time that Welsh Valley has won a state tournament. In general, Welsh Valley builds its team exclusively with middle school students, and forgoes the allowed 5 ninth grade competitors, in order to give more students from the school the opportunity to participate in tournaments.