Solanco Education Foundation will host golf tournament
August 7 at Tanglewood​

Quarryville – Local golfers are invited to tee it up in support of Solanco students and teachers during a tournament on Friday, August 7 at Tanglewood Manor Golf Club in Quarryville. The Solanco Education Foundation will use proceeds to fund $1,000 college scholarships to graduating seniors, and academic venture grants which enable teachers to implement innovative educational programs in their classrooms.

Registration at Tanglewood on August 7 will begin at 12 noon, the golf tournament will tee off at 1 p.m. (scramble format), followed by the awarding of prizes. Registration is $75 per golfer and $300 per team. Due to the Covid 19 concern,  a bag lunch will be provided this year.

Local businesses and individuals are providing generous platinum ($1,000), gold ($500), silver ($250) and hole ($150) sponsorships. Mail golf registration and/or sponsorship checks to Solanco Education Foundation, 121 South Hess Street, Quarryville, PA 17566. Call 786-5617, or email Keith Kaufman (keith_kaufman@solancosd.org) with questions.

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE GOLF REGISTRATION FORM.

The Solanco Education Foundation has awarded $1,000 scholarships to the following members of the Solanco Class of 2020: Caroline Arrowsmith (Penn State University), Jenna Bleacher (York College or Millersville University), Michaela Brenneman (Alvernia University), Gabrielle Dolan (Hood College), Jenna Dombach (Lancaster Bible College), Nathan Eller (Gettysburg College), Jack Hertzler (Lehigh University), Rachel Johnson (Messiah College), Jessica Richardson (Millersville University, Alexander Buitron-Zavala (Millersville University), and Nathanael Neuhauser (Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics).

Solanco Education Foundation awards teacher grants to Solanco Education Foundation awards $11,000 in scholarships​

The Solanco Education Foundation (SEF) has awarded $1,000 scholarships to 11 Solanco High School seniors who will continue their education beyond high school.

In addition to its annual $1,000 scholarships, the SEF also awarded its $1,000 “Futures Scholarship” for a student who will be one of the first people in their family to attend college (parents did not attend college), and its $1,000 “Opportunities Scholarship” for a promising student who may not meet typical scholarship criteria. After successful completion of their first year of college, recipients of the Futures and Opportunities scholarship are eligible to apply for a second $1,000 scholarship.

Following is a list of the Solanco Education Foundation’s $1,000 scholarship recipients:

Caroline Arrowsmith
Daughter of Thomas and Amanda Arrowsmith
Peach Bottom
Penn State University

Jenna Bleacher
Daughter of Dave and Sherri Bleacher
Peach Bottom
York College or Millersville University

Michaela Brenneman
Daughter of Dan and Michelle Brenneman
New Providence
Alvernia University

Gabrielle Dolan
Daughter of John and Theresa Dolan
Quarryville
Hood College

Jenna Dombach
Daughter of Scott and Kristen Dombach
Quarryville
Lancaster Bible College

Nathan Eller
Son of William and Carol Eller
Kirkwood
Gettysburg College

Jack Hertzler
Son of Mike and Shari Hertzler
New Providence
Lehigh University

Rachel Johnson
Daughter of Philip and Sheri Johnson
Quarryville
Messiah College

Jessica Richardson 
Daughter of Tim and Judy Richardson
New Providence
Millersville University

Recipient of Solanco Education Foundation’s “Futures Scholarship:”  
Alexander Buitron-Zavala
Son of Miguel Buitron
Nottingham
Millersville University

Recipient of Solanco Education Foundation’s “Opportunity Scholarship:”
Nathanael Neuhauser
Son of Jacqueline Neuhauser
Quarryville
Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics

Solanco Education Foundation board members use the following selection criteria when reviewing applications: 1. Average or better class standing and scholastic ability; 2. Good character, leadership and moral standards; 3. Involvement in school or community activities.

Since its founding in 2002, the non-profit SEF has distributed about $415,000 for student scholarships, teacher venture grants, and educational programs in Solanco schools. The SEF conducts community fundraising activities that provide funding for the scholarships and grants. They include a golf tournament which is scheduled for Friday, August 7 at Tanglewood Manor Golf Club. For more information, contact SEF Executive Director Keith Kaufman at 786-5617.

President: Tom Brackbill
Vice President: Jon Rednak
Treasurer: Bill Musser
Secretary: Kathy Eberly

Board Members: Larry G Albright, Tyler McCardell, Jane Ausel, Fan Bender, John Waggoner, Kristina King, Julie Duvall, Bill Coble, Cindy Coble, Becky Guhl*, Keith Kaufman*, Executive Director, and Brenda Roark.
* non-voting member

 

Solanco Education Foundation awards teacher grants to fund educational programs

The Solanco Education Foundation (SEF) has awarded 11 Academic Venture Grants totaling $5,500 to teachers that is enabling them to provide new educational programs and tools for students in Solanco schools. Grants were awarded to the following educators: In the photo above: Susan Zunino, Denise Deaven, Jessica Knoll, Leah Willis, Rich Miller, Lisa Tome, Alexandria DeCicco, Jessica Ryan. (Missing from photo: Kay Bandy, Carrie Falduts, Matt Himmelberger.)  Full details about how the grants will be used may be read on our SEF NEWS web page.

SEF golf tournament successfully supports students and teachers!

Congratulations to Rick Blevins, Blake Deibler, Dave Herr and Dave Miller, as they were the winning team in the Solanco Education Foundation (SEF) annual golf tournament on Friday (Aug. 16) at Tanglewood Manor Golf Club. The second place team was Greg Ebersole, Gill Ebersole, Mike Kahler and Jim Kreider. Use this link to see Tournament photos

The tournament was an enjoyable and successful fundraiser for students and teachers in the Solanco School District. Proceeds are used by the Solanco Education Foundation to provide $1,000 scholarships to graduating Solanco seniors who will continue their education beyond high school, academic venture grants to Solanco teachers so they can implement innovative educational programs in their classrooms, and to fund other educational programs in Solanco. 

In the tournament’s closest to the pin contests, Craig Ausel was the winner on hole seven at 20 feet, 8 inches, while Blake Deibler was closest on hole 16 at 8 feet, 7 inches. The winner of the longest drive contest on hole 8 was Frank Eckman.

In addition to those who played in the tournament, the Solanco Education greatly appreciates the hospitality provided by Jeff Minnich and everyone at Tanglewood, and the generous and important support provided by the tournament sponsors:

Warfel Construction
Friends of Bryan Cutler
Giant Food Stores
Kegel, Kelin, Almy & Lord LLP
Murray Securus
Lancaster Payroll Service
McGowan Insurance Agency
Rock & Metal Systems, Inc.
RBC Capital Markets, LLC
State Farm Insurance – Patrick Kline
Steve Herr Real Estate Team
Jon, Carol & Ashley Rednak
Groff’s Printing – Phil Hershey
Ackerley Technologies
Beiler Campbell – Anthony Beiler
Builders Specialty Services, Inc.
CODE Administrators
Don Lefever’s Garage
Ecotech HydroExcavation
Elizabeth Logan
Enck Brothers Drywall
Frey-Lutz Group
Hostetter & Hostetter
J.L. Swope
B.R. Kreider & Sons, Inc.
Leon C. Landis, Inc.
Moore Engineering
Pennington Dental
Providence Elementary School PTO
Retired Solanco Teachers Breakfast Group
Rhoadstar Retreading & Tire Center
Ten10 Technologies
Whitelock & Woerth, Inc.
Ed & Jackie Balderston
Tom & Paula Brackbill
Bill and Cindy Coble
Ken & Sandy Tucker
Lee & Connie Walp
BB’s Grocery
Frito Lay
Herr’s Foods

 

What is the Solanco Education Foundation?

The mission of the Solanco Education Foundation is to inspire greater academic achievement in the Solanco School District by working with the community to generate funding which provides students and teachers with innovative, exciting and creative educational programs and opportunities.

The top priority of the Solanco Education Foundation is to encourage educational excellence and academic enrichment for all students, kindergarten through 12th grade, in the Solanco School District.

The Solanco Education Foundation is a volunteer, non-profit organization that supports and enhances education in the Solanco School District by partnering with local residents, businesses, and organizations.

Since its founding in 2002, the Solanco Education Foundation has distributed over $300,000 for student scholarships, teacher venture grants, and education programs.

The Solanco Education Foundation has awarded:

  • More than $110,000 in Student Scholarships
  • Over 100 Teacher Venture Grants
  • More than $150,000 in EITC funding

Click here for a brochure about the Solanco Education Foundation.

 

About Us

The mission of the Solanco Education Foundation is to inspire greater academic achievement in the Solanco School District by working with the community to generate funding which provides students and teachers with innovative, exciting and creative educational programs and opportunities.

Contact Us

Get in touch with Solanco Education Foundation (SEF) by calling 717-786-5617 or fill out the form below.

For additional information, please contact SEF’s executive director Keith Kaufman: keith_kaufman@solanco.k12.pa.us

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Mission Statement:

The mission of the non-profit Solanco Education Foundation is to inspire greater academic achievement in the Solanco School District by working with the community to generate funding which provides students and teachers with innovative, exciting and creative educational programs and opportunities.


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If you shop Amazon, use smile.amazon.com and 0.5% of your eligible purchase is donated back to your favorite registered charity. SEF (Solanco Education Foundation) encourages you to select SEF as your charity of choice, but you also can select from many others too.

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To get the donation, you must go to smile.amazon.com, use your existing Amazon email and password info, or create a new account. Then be sure to select “Your current charity” and search for Solanco Education Foundation. Several other Solanco groups are listed you may wish to consider.


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