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Local Student Shane Solack Awarded Inaugural Lily of The Valley Scholarship

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The Lily of The Valley Foundation proudly announces senior Shane Solack as the recipient of its inaugural scholarship award. This honor recognizes Solack’s exceptional qualities, unique aspirations, and commitment to charting his own path beyond high school.

The Lily of The Valley scholarship, established in memory of Lily Carroll, celebrates individuals like Solack who demonstrate resilience, determination, and a willingness to pursue unconventional routes in their educational journeys. Solack’s decision to pursue trades over traditional college paths, coupled with his interest in becoming a first responder, embodies the spirit of the scholarship and reflects the foundation’s mission to honor Carroll’s memory.

The $1,500 scholarship serves as a tribute to Carroll’s memory and a symbol of Solack’s potential to effect positive change in his community and beyond. The Foundation looks forward to supporting Solack as he continues his journey and encourages him to reach new heights of success and fulfillment.

Solack was honored this week at Dahila’s, Lily’s workplace. Her passion for floral design blossomed during her time at Hopewell Valley Central High School, where she discovered her talent while participating in the co-op program. While the award is not affiliated with the school, the Foundation seeks to recognize Solack in a special way and celebrate his achievements.

“Lily was special, shy, and beautiful inside and out,” said Adrienne Presti. “Thinking back on my own experience going through a co-op program, I feel a connection to Lily’s. This scholarship is a way for us to celebrated and acknowledged students like Shane, who pursue vocational paths, are for all their accomplishments as much as those who choose the collegiate route. Shane embodies the spirit of what we’re trying to support, honoring Lily as Lily of our Valley—our Hopewell Valley.”

For more information about the Lily of The Valley Foundation and its scholarship program, please visit lilyofthevalleyscholarship.com.

About Lily of The Valley Foundation:

The Lily of The Valley Foundation is a non-profit organization established in memory of Lily Carroll, dedicated to supporting individuals who chart non-traditional paths after high school. Inspired by Lily’s love for floral designs, the foundation aims to provide financial assistance to high school seniors who demonstrate exceptional talent and dedication in Co-Op and Work Based Learning Programs. Through its scholarship program, the foundation seeks to create a lasting legacy for Lily by empowering students from Hopewell Valley Central High School to pursue successful careers or businesses in vocational fields after graduation. Join us in honoring Lily’s spirit and supporting the achievements of future students. Visit the website for more information, and to support the Lily of The Valley Foundation.

Caption: From Left to Right, Back Row: Nick Gaudioso, Lenny Solack, Adriene Presti / Front Row: Trystan Carroll, Quinn Brennan, Shane Solack, Jordan Gonsalves, Bridget Solack, Lenny Solack Jr – Photo credit: Lexie Marcus

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