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Girl Scout aims to Increase 'Hawks Pride'

"We need more pride in our school," Rory Dunckley, a junior a Manchester Township High School, told the Manchester Board of Education. Rory appeared at the April 17, 2019 BOE meeting to explain her Girl Scout Gold Award project, dubbed 'Hawks Pride', that aims to increase school pride with some major updates to the MTHS football stadium area and the renaming of Colonial Drive to Hawks Way.

Rory plans to install a paver patio/walkway at the main gate to the football field with 'Hawks' spelled out in the pavers. This is where the football players enter the field for games. She also plans to install a Hawk mascot statue and create a new patio around the snack stand with landscaping and space for vending tables for clubs to use during games. She has been fundraising for the project, which she estimates will cost $9,000, and said she has already raised $4,000. She is now selling sponsor signs for local businesses that will be placed around the field. (see sponsor information)


Rory said she must complete the project before she graduates in 2020, but told the board that she anticipates getting the majority of it done this summer, in time for the start of school in September. For the street name change, she said she is well into the process of getting the necessary township approvals.

Rory has been coordinating with Athletic Director Keith Lister, who said, 'We are excited about the project and looking forward to the end result. We are also looking at whatever we can do to help."