Archive for February, 2013

Solanco students win prestigious art awards!

Solanco students win prestigious art awards!

| February 27, 2013

Beautiful artwork by Sam Root, Francis O’Connell and other Solanco students is on exhibit at Lancaster art museums; some artwork will advance to national adjudication! The incredible talents of art students at Solanco High School and George A. Smith Middle School have earned them 92 total awards, including some of the most distinguished special recognition […]

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Schools open on March 28

Schools open on March 28

| February 22, 2013

Schools will be open and classes will be in session on  Thursday, March 28. Originally scheduled as weather make-up day, school will instead be open on March 28 to make up for the days lost due to Hurricane Sandy.

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Spring musical is Wizard of Oz – performances include a matinee on March 16

Spring musical is Wizard of Oz – performances include a matinee on March 16

| February 22, 2013

One of the most popular shows of all time will be brought to life in the Solanco High School auditorium on  Friday, March 15 and Saturday, March 16. Students will perform the Wizard of Oz on Friday, March 15 at 7 p.m., and at 1 p.m. and again at 7 p.m. on Saturday, March 16. The […]

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Solanco LCCTC students advance to state competition

Solanco LCCTC students advance to state competition

| February 21, 2013

Three Solanco students who attend the Lancaster County Career and Technology Center have earned first place finishes in the SkillsUSA Districts competition. The winning performances were registered by Alexandria Balin in the Commercial Baking competition, Bradley Brown in the Motorcycle Tech competition, and Anthony Williams in the Fire Fighting competition. They have qualified  to compete […]

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Solanco “legal team” wins mock trial

Solanco “legal team” wins mock trial

| February 15, 2013

A jury has ruled in favor of the Solanco Mock Trial Team in a contest against a team from Lancaster Country Day  School. According to Solanco Secondary Teacher of the Gifted Caley Roark ,”The jury called it a very close contest, and the judge, Honorable Margaret Miller, called it one of the better prepared mock trials […]

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High school students (and teachers) hit the books!

High school students (and teachers) hit the books!

| February 15, 2013

The Great Book Swap at the high school was an outstanding success! Solanco High School Library Media Specialist Emily Dawley said students and teachers dropped off at the high school some 400 books that are in good condition and school appropriate. They included fiction, non-fiction, cookbooks, test prep books and others. For each book that was brought in, […]

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Solanco Science Fair winners

Solanco Science Fair winners

| February 8, 2013

Ninth grade student Emelyn Hatch is the 2013 Solanco Science Fair Grand Champion! Her project in physics is titled Density and Decibels: The Effects of Soundboard Material on Sound Distribution from Stringed Instruments. In the photo, Solanco Science Fair Grand Champion Emelyn Hatch is in the center. Other winners are, from left to right, Sydney […]

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Smith’s top spellers

Smith’s top spellers

| February 8, 2013

The winner of the 2013 Smith Middle School spelling bee is Kaitylin Graybill (center). The second place finisher is Joshua Kreider (right), while Emily Duvall (left) claimed third place. Smith Middle School teacher Sandra Lee said “taciturn” was the word that Emily missed. “Kaitlyn and Josh went back and forth for about 10 minutes with […]

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