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Smith Spelling Bee top finishers

| February 10, 2015
Smith Spelling Bee top finishers

Correctly spelling “obstreperous” made Brooke Stauffer the winner of the Smith Middle School Spelling Bee! Brooke and Jack Hertzler correctly spelled word after word for 20 minutes until the contest was finally decided with Brooke as the winner and Jack as the first runner-up! The final word Jack spelled correctly was “apocryphal.” Julianna Rhodes was […]

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JV wrestlers earn second in districts

| February 10, 2015
JV wrestlers earn second in districts

  Congratulations to the Solanco JV wrestling team for its strong second place finish in the District III tournament! Paced by four wrestlers who earned first place finishes in their weight classes - Sheldon Peiffer at 106 pounds, Owen Stull at 132 pounds, Joey Davis at 138 pounds and Brandon Wiggins at 152 –  the Golden […]

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Successful Mini Thon soars past $30,000!

| February 9, 2015
Successful Mini Thon soars past $30,000!

Jubilant Solanco High School students and teacher Brenda Lloyd (center) flash the fabulous news – Solanco’s second annual Mini Thon raised an astonishing $30,301.50 for the fight against childhood cancer! The Mini Thon was held Friday night into early Saturday morning at the high school. “Our students made Valentine’s cards for the patients at Penn […]

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Solanco all-star athletes announce their college plans

| February 4, 2015
Solanco all-star athletes announce their college plans

Three outstanding Solanco High School sports stars will continue their athletic and academic careers in college. Maribeth Ault, Natalie Crum and Autumn Keller (left to right) officially announced their college plans in the Solanco High School large group instruction room. Maribeth is headed to Juniata College, Natalie has signed with Delaware State University, and Autumn […]

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Spring musical – Peter Pan!

| February 3, 2015
Spring musical – Peter Pan!

One of the most beloved characters of all time will fly high across the Solanco stage when students bring Peter Pan to life in this year’s spring musical! The cast has been chosen (Peter Pan – Cast List) and students are already busy preparing for their upcoming performances at 7 p.m. on Friday, March 13, and at 2 […]

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Smith Middle School students honored

| February 2, 2015
Smith Middle School students honored

Each month, in support of character education, a select group of students is invited to breakfast with their parents and Smith Middle School Principal Paul Gladfelter. Teachers nominate students for the Smith Breakfast Club in recognition of their display of good character. Unlike the honor roll, which is based solely on academic performance, the Breakfast […]

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Jess Lapp earns national academic honor

| February 2, 2015
Jess Lapp earns national academic honor

Solanco High School senior Jess Lapp is receiving prestigious recognition from the National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) for her outstanding academic and athletic accomplishments. Jess has been named to the 2014 Keith Waldman – Optimal Performance Associates / NFHCA High School National Academic Squad. The honor recognizes high school senior field hockey all-stars from across […]

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Scholastic Writing winners at Swift and the high school

| January 29, 2015
Scholastic Writing winners at Swift and the high school

Seven Solanco students, six from the high school and one from Swift Middle School, have used their writing skills to win distinguished awards in the Scholastic Writing Contest. Solanco High School students Emelyn Hatch and Robert Beard are receiving prestigious recognition for their outstanding work. Emelyn’s House has won a Gold Key Award in the Scholastic Writing contest, and it […]

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