• George Slick Foundation

    The George H. Slick Foundation was created to honor Dr. George H. Slick, Superintendent of the Wallingford-Swarthmore School District from 1978 to 1996. A gifted, dedicated educator and administrator, Dr. Slick helped all those concerned with our schools to remember that they should always strive to act in the best interests of the Districts’ young people. He asserted firmly with words and actions that our treasured children are both our special responsibility and our nation’s future.

    Although Dr. Slick was keenly interested in all aspects of school life, both curricular and extracurricular, he was always particularly interested in the arts, both visual and performing. This endowment, however, is not established with the intention of championing one part of the School Districts’ curricular life over all others. Rather, these awards aim to recognize the importance of the art and artists and the integral part they play in the lives of our students.

    The George H. Slick Foundation supports Strath Haven High School students who have a desire to excel to the most advanced levels in the arts; which include music, visual art, theater, dance, photography, media arts. The prestigious George Slick Fellowship award enables the student to work with SHHS music and/or art faculty support towards mastering their art over two years to present a program in the spring of their junior year. The George Slick Grant provides financial support for students to pursue assistance in advancing their art. SHHS freshmen students may obtain more information and an application for the Fellowship and Grant by contacting either Ms. Jennifer Rodgers, WSSD Department Chair of Visual Arts, or Mr. John Shankweiler, WSSD Department Chair of Performing Arts.

    SHHS students may apply for the Fellowship and/or Grant during their Freshman year of high school.  It is maintained through generous donations from members of the Wallingford-Swarthmore community. If you are able to make a donation to the George H. Slick Foundation, please send your contribution to:  Mr. John Shankweiler, jshankweiler@wssd.org or Ms. Jennifer Rodgers, jrodgers@wssd.org. Checks can be made payable to “George Slick Foundation.”