Archive for January, 2014

School board members honored for service to community

School board members honored for service to community

| January 29, 2014

School board members at Solanco, and in every school district in Pennsylvania, are volunteers. They serve students, parents, and our entire community without pay. They are responsible for very important decisions including school budgets, personnel matters, curriculum decisions, and the maintenance of school facilities. In appreciation of school board members’ remarkable commitment to community and education, […]

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Freshman Marissa Witmer nominated to attend elite national medical conference

Freshman Marissa Witmer nominated to attend elite national medical conference

| January 28, 2014

Solanco High School freshman Marissa Witmer is receiving national recognition for her outstanding academic achievement and determination to pursue a career in medicine. Marissa has earned a prestigious nomination to attend the Congress of Future Medical Leaders in Washington D.C. February 14-16. A news release from the National Academy of Future Physicians states that during […]

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Important tax information – local earned income tax return must be filed by April 15

| January 17, 2014

The Lancaster County Tax Collection Bureau (LCTCB) has provided an important reminder for Lancaster County residents who had earned income or net profits in 2013 – those residents must file a Local Earned Income Tax Return with the county tax collection bureau by April 15. A tax return must be filed even if the employer […]

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$1,000 scholarships from the Solanco Education Foundation

| January 17, 2014

The Solanco Education Foundation is planning to award $1,000 scholarships to at least six graduating seniors who will continue their education beyond high school. Selection criteria include average or better class standing and scholastic ability, involvement in school and community activities, and good character, leadership and moral standards. In addition, the foundation is also accepting […]

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Swift Spelling Bee winners

Swift Spelling Bee winners

| January 17, 2014

Congratulations to Maeve Satterfield (center in photo), the winner of this year’s Swift Spelling Bee. Others who did very well include first runner-up Hannah Cooper (right) and alternate Shiloh Dale (left). All three are 8th graders. Swift 8th grade English teacher Angela Nicholl said Maeve, Hannah and Shiloh’s strong performances have earned them the opportunity to complete in the […]

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Solanco FFA students earn Keystone Degrees

Solanco FFA students earn Keystone Degrees

| January 13, 2014

At ceremonies at the recent State Farm Show in Harrisburg, three Solanco students received Keystone FFA Degrees, the highest degree awarded by the state to FFA members. Solanco FFA students who received Keystone FFA Degrees are Victoria Grimm, Missy Speicher and Carly Bryant (left to right in photo), all seniors. The Keystone FFA Degree is […]

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Heads shaved in support of Mini Thon

Heads shaved in support of Mini Thon

| January 9, 2014

High school students have raised $10,000 (and counting) for the first-ever Mini Thon at Solanco, surpassing their initial fundraising goal of $6,000, and as promised, high school staff have had their heads shaved. Enjoy these “before and after” photos. In the first photo, just prior to their hair cuts during morning announcements, are assistant high school […]

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