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Dr. Hudacs wins prestigious award

| November 12, 2014
Dr. Hudacs wins prestigious award

Former Solanco Superintendent Dr. Martin J. Hudacs is the recipient of the distinguished William Caldwell Award for Excellence in Administration and Supervision. The award is presented annually by the Penn State University/Pennsylvania School Study Council to one school administrator in Pennsylvania for their outstanding service to public education. The award is in recognition of the […]

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Solanco students thinking of others during the holidays

| November 10, 2014
Solanco students thinking of others during the holidays

Students and teachers at Solanco High School are demonstrating the holiday spirit by collecting money and toys to be donated to Johns Hopkins Children’s Hospital. It’s called Santa’s Sleigh, and it’s being led by students in the Solanco Class of 2017 (the current sophomore class) along with Solanco grad Jamie Paxton. High school English teacher […]

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Giving Thanks project provides holiday meals

| November 7, 2014

Some local residents who otherwise may have gone without will instead enjoy delicious Thanksgiving dinners, thanks to the efforts of Solanco students, the Solanco Food Bank and Buck Company, Inc. They are working together in the Giving Thanks Project which is receiving community support through donations of canned vegetables, boxed potatoes, canned gravy, stuffing, cranberry sauce and […]

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Coats for Kids campaign underway

| November 7, 2014
Coats for Kids campaign underway

There are local residents who will be in need of warmth and comfort this winter. The annual Coats for Kids campaign that is now underway is attempting to meet those needs by collecting used (but in good condition) coats, jackets, sweaters, hats, scarves, gloves and mittens, which will be cleaned and distributed to children and adults […]

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Student fundraiser features garbage bag sales

| November 6, 2014
Student fundraiser features garbage bag sales

It’s a unique fundraiser, to say the least, featuring items not usually associated with fundraising sales. However, they are items that every household uses, and now local residents can quickly and easily purchase trash bags of all sizes, and at the same time support students and school activities at Swift Middle School. Swift PRIDE ambassadors Natalie […]

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Video – Student actors discuss this year’s fall play – Sherlock Holmes

| November 6, 2014
Video – Student actors discuss this year’s fall play – Sherlock Holmes

One of the most famous and popular detectives in history, Sherlock Holmes, is coming to the Solanco stage! Talented Solanco actors and actresses will bring Sherlock Holmes, Dr. Watson, Alice Faulkner, Professor Moriarity and other memorable characters to life during performances on Friday, November 21 and Saturday, November 22.     In this student-produced video, […]

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Robert Beard is “Mr. Solanco”

| November 4, 2014
Robert Beard is “Mr. Solanco”

Congratulations to Robert Beard, who earned the crown during a competitive and highly-entertaining Mr. Solanco contest! First runner-up was David Irby, while the second runner-up was Austin Pfeffer. “All of the contestants did a fantastic job,” according to Solanco High School Guidance Counselor Kelly Shumaker,  who is also involved in the high school’s Renaissance Program, which […]

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Hands-on environmental and community service project

| November 4, 2014
Hands-on environmental and community service project

Smith Middle School 8th graders and students in the SAVE program waded into local waterways this week to study water quality and its impact on fish, wildlife, the local environment, and the health of the Susquehanna River and Chesapeake Bay. In this photo, a student collects a water sample for analysis in an unnamed tributary to […]

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