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Strong performance by Emily Torrise in LNP Spelling Bee

| March 16, 2017
Strong performance by Emily Torrise in LNP Spelling Bee

George A. Smith Middle School student Emily Torrise (left) finished 10th in the 10th round in the LNP Spelling Bee at Conestoga Valley on Friday. “She was really terrific and did a great job,” Smith 6th grade LEAD teacher Sandy Lee (right) said. Emily qualified for the highly-competitive spelling bee after earning one of the top […]

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Solanco students’ MathCON scores are among the highest in PA and US

| March 10, 2017
Solanco students’ MathCON scores are among the highest in PA and US

Two Solanco students, a high school student and an elementary student, have achieved exceptional scores on a MathCON preliminary exam. Tenth grader Aidan McBride’s performance has put him near the very top among the brightest high school math students in the United States. Quarryville Elementary student Brayden Herr scored the highest among all 5th graders in […]

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Solanco students win distinguished awards for artistic excellence

| March 7, 2017
Solanco students win distinguished awards for artistic excellence

Ten Solanco High School students and two middle school students have won a long list of impressive awards and high honors in the Scholastic Art Awards and Lancaster County Young Artists Awards. Their remarkable accomplishments include prestigious American Visions Awards, a Gold Art Portfolio Award, and numerous Gold Awards, Silver Awards and Honorable Mention recognition. […]

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Students of the Month

| March 7, 2017
Students of the Month

Superintendent Dr. Brian Bliss and the Solanco School Board have honored the Students of the Month. Front row: Jayla Himmelberger (1st grade, Clermont Elementary), Madison Kut (4th, Bart-Colerain), Shaniah Holmes (4th, Providence), Liam Brocklehurst (1st, Quarryville). Back row: Aleksa Burger (10th grade, high school), Tyler Sellers (8th, Swift Middle School), Christopher Natale (8th, George A. Smith […]

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Marissa Witmer earns Coca-Cola scholarship

| March 7, 2017
Marissa Witmer earns Coca-Cola scholarship

Solanco High School senior Marissa Witmer has received a $20,000 college scholarship from Coca-Cola. More than 86,000 students nationwide applied, and Marissa’s application, which included a Skype interview with the selection committee, was so impressive that she became one of the only 150 students who were chosen to receive a scholarship. In addition, she has also received an […]

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Celebrating Dr. Seuss and the joy of reading

| March 3, 2017
Celebrating Dr. Seuss and the joy of reading

This is Read Across America Week, held each year in celebration of famous children’s author Dr. Seuss (Thursday, March 2 was the anniversary of the birth of Dr. Seuss). Bart-Colerain Elementary students enjoyed a special visit by guest readers, players on the Solanco boys varsity basketball team. In the photo, Robbie McHugh reads Green Eggs and […]

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Students are “Dairy Leaders of Tomorrow”

| March 3, 2017
Students are “Dairy Leaders of Tomorrow”

Nine Solanco High School students have been honored for passing Dairy Leaders of Tomorrow online courses. “I am proud of all nine Advanced Animal Science students who have passed the challenging courses and have become certified in both Dairy Herd Management and Dairy Business Management,” Solanco High School ag teacher and FFA Advisor Stephanie Balmer said. […]

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Smith students earn special recognition

| March 1, 2017
Smith students earn special recognition

Each month, in support of character education, a select group of students is invited to a breakfast with their parents and Smith Middle School Principal Paul Gladfelter. Teachers nominate students for the 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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