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Keith Kaufman is the Director of Community Relations for Solanco School District.
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Commercial students help create is a winner – see it on YouTube

| June 12, 2018

A commercial that high school students help direct and produce has earned first place recognition out of 116 entries. The BIC pen commercial was filmed and edited by Disciple Media with student assistance, and as the contest winner it will be broadcast nationally on several social media sites. “All the talent used in the commercial […]

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Solanco High School wins paint grant from G.R. Mitchell and True Value

Solanco High School wins paint grant from G.R. Mitchell and True Value

| June 12, 2018

Student Olivia Stoltzfus, G.R. Mitchell manager Joey Bledsoe and owner Tom Keller, high school counselor Kelly Shumaker, and student Tyler Allen. New murals that will bring additional color and creativity to the library and other educational spaces will be painted with paint that Solanco High School will receive via a grant.  GR Mitchell in Willow […]

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Four from Solanco vie for Miss Pennsylvania crown

| June 12, 2018

Four intelligent, energetic and hard-working young ladies from Solanco have earned the opportunity to compete in the Miss Pennsylvania Scholarship Pageant June 23 in Pittsburgh. They are Marissa Witmer, Miss Lancaster County and Solanco Class of 2017; Kayla Schneider, Miss Keystone and Solanco Class of 2016; Tiffany Shrom, Miss Hershey and Solanco Class of 2016, […]

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Football players muscle their way to strong results

Football players muscle their way to strong results

| June 12, 2018

Solanco football players put in impressive performances at the annual Roadgrader’s Challenge. In the photo, “Rising seniors Danny Sampson, Nick Dillon, Logan Yaletchko, coach Mike Hammel, Cole Lewis and Jasiah Reimold came home with an impressive second place team finish as Cole Lewis deadlifted 250 pounds a remarkable 43 times, earning the top honors for […]

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Construction at Smith, Swift/Clermont; access to fields may be limited

Construction at Smith, Swift/Clermont; access to fields may be limited

| June 12, 2018

The project to renovate, expand and improve Smith Middle School will continue this summer with completion expected by October. At the Swift Middle School/Clermont Elementary campus, work on a new parking lot will begin this summer as a construction project that will provide significant educational and security upgrades gets underway. At Swift, the project includes […]

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Solanco’s Safety Committee

Solanco’s Safety Committee

| June 12, 2018

                  Front row: Stephanie Jones, Theresa Sokso, Lindsey Orr, Karen Burkhart, Derrick Kreider. Back row: Carey Kalupson, Diane Overly, Evan Belczyk, Bruce Bennett, Pat Giffing. Not in photo: Emily Mankin, Brett Miller, Tristan Zelinka. The district’s safety committee, featuring teachers, administrators and other staff members, meets monthly […]

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Chris Zander will be the new principal at Clermont

Chris Zander will be the new principal at Clermont

| June 8, 2018

At  its June 18 meeting, the Solanco School Board will approve the hiring of Chris Zander as the new principal at Clermont Elementary School. Zander is a Solanco resident and the father of three children who are  students at Clermont.  Currently an elementary school principal in the Manheim Township School  District, Zander’s extensive educational background […]

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Seniors enjoy “Cap and Gown Walk” in elementary and middle schools

Seniors enjoy “Cap and Gown Walk” in elementary and middle schools

| June 8, 2018

It’s an uplifting activity that has become an annual tradition at Solanco -  the “Cap and Gown Walk” by graduating seniors. Only hours prior to their upcoming graduation Friday evening, seniors visited Solanco elementary and middle schools, and the administration office, where students and staff greeted them with rousing cheers, high-fives and handmade signs of congratulations. […]

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