2022 Daren M. Hidalgo Memorial Scholarship Recipients

Posted by on Jun 26, 2022 in events | 0 comments

We had another great group of Dallastown Area High School (DAHS) students that applied for the 2022 Daren M. Hidalgo Scholarship.   The memorial scholarship award committee decided to provide a scholarship to both Michaela Long and Kaden Kashner.  Michaela was a student council representative all four years at Dallastown Area High School and elected Class President during her senior year.   She participated in numerous school activities supporting the community to include the Mini-Thon which assists families with pediatric cancer.  She was also active with the school Interact Club and the Health STAT Club.  Michaela was a teacher at B*Dazzled Dance Studios  and a youth coach of the On-Core Competition Dance Team  This fall she will be pursuing a Psychology degree at Virginia Tech.  Kaden Kashner played varsity soccer and coached a girls U12 soccer team.  He has written hundreds of letters to servicemembers overseas as part of Operation Gratitude.  Kaden will be pursuing a degree in Business Management at the University of Pittsburgh. Kaden and Michaela are the thirteenth and fourteenth recipients of the $5,000 Daren M. Hidalgo Scholarship.  We wish Kaden and Michaela much success as they embark on their college...

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Fantastic 8th Annual Hidalgo/Warner Memorial Golf Outing

Posted by on Oct 16, 2021 in events | 0 comments

On Friday, July 23rd, Team Hidalgo/Warner hosted their Eighth Annual Hidalgo/Warner Memorial Golf Outing at Western Lakes Golf Course in Pewaukee, benefiting military veterans and their families. With 150 golfers and over 189 event attendees, Team Hidalgo/Warner raised a total of $38,971 to benefit Fisher House Wisconsin, the Daren M. Hidalgo Memorial Fund and Richard D. Warner Memorial Fund. The fundraising event included lunch, a raffle and an 18-hole scramble. “This year’s event didn’t have the dinner and the auction due to COVID 19 precautions, but the turnout was outstanding,”  said Jorge Hidalgo, Wilde East Towne Honda principal partner. “We are honored to host this annual event, not only to remember Daren and Rich, who gave the ultimate sacrifice for our country, but also to support veterans and military families.” The families of Army 1st Lt. Daren Hidalgo and Marine Lance Cpl. Richard ‘Rich’ Warner presented Fisher House Wisconsin with a donation check on October 13 for $13,000, representing their contribution from funds raised at the Eighth Annual Hidalgo/Warner Memorial Golf Outing. “Fisher House Wisconsin is extremely grateful for the ongoing support provided to us by Team Hidalgo/Warner,” said Dirk Debbink, president of Fisher House Wisconsin.   We pledge to use these funds for impactful and meaningful support for Veterans and their families as a living memorial to Daren & Rich. We remember and honor their service and ultimate sacrifice, always!” Save the date for the 9th Annual Memorial Golf Outing to be held Friday, July 22, 2022 at Western Lakes Golf Course. We look forward to next year!...

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Successful 9th Annual Fallen Heroes Ride

Posted by on Oct 3, 2021 in events | 0 comments

American Legion Riders, Post 605, Dallastown, PA completed the Fallen Heroes Ride on Saturday, June 5, 2021. It was a beautiful day for a ride which started at ALR Post 605 in Dallastown, PA.  The event drew over 150 bikes and went off flawlessly. The ride honored, U.S. Army 1LT Daren Hidalgo, West Point Class of 2009, who was killed in the line of duty on February 20th, 2011 while serving in Kandahar Province, Afghanistan, U.S. Marine Corps SGT Christopher Wrinkle, who was killed in the line of duty on July 31st, 2011 while serving in Herat Province, Afghanistan, U.S. Marine Corps SSG Tosca, K-9 Military War Dog, who was killed in the line of duty on July 31st, 2011 while serving in Herat Province, Afghanistan, U.S. Marine Corps SSGT Benjamin Hines, who was killed on April 8th, 2019 while conducting combat operations in Afghanistan, and ALL of our Fallen Heroes from the Greater York County, Pennsylvania area.    The ride culminated at the Veterans Memorial Gold Star Healing and Peace Garden where the three Gold Star families were honored with Blankets of...

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8th Annual Fallen Heroes Ride in Dallastown, PA

Posted by on Feb 23, 2020 in events | 0 comments

Chapter 605 American Legion Riders will be hosting the Fallen Heroes Ride on June 6, 2020 starting at Dallastown Area High School. The Ride will honor Fallen Heroes Daren Hidalgo, Christopher Wrinkle, and Benjamin Hines. Stay tuned for the registration flyer. Motorcycle Ride departing Dallastown Area High School on June 1,...

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2020 Daren M. Hidalgo Memorial Scholarship

Posted by on Feb 23, 2020 in events | 0 comments

The Daren M. Hidalgo Memorial Fund seeks to assist wrestlers and band members who have strength of character, a strong academic record, commitment to pursue a post-secondary education, and a desire to contribute to society. AMOUNT:  The scholarship in the amount of $5,000 for tuition and books will be paid out as a lump sum award. ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA: The eligibility criteria for the Daren M. Hidalgo Scholarship are as follows: Enrolled full time as a high school senior progressing normally toward graduation in spring/summer of 2020, with plans to enter a college in the United States no later than the fall following graduation. A strong commitment to pursuing and completing a post-secondary program at an accredited institution. Involvement in co-curricular and community service activities. Past and continued good behavior, both in and out of school. United States citizenship. Member of the Dallastown Wrestling Team or Dallastown Band. APPLICATION PROCEDURES: To apply for the Daren M. Hidalgo Scholarship all documentation must be postmarked or emailed by March 27, 2020. Students must submit the Daren M. Hidalgo Memorial Scholarship application. Be as complete as possible while filling out this application.  Incomplete applications will not be considered. Forms must be typed or neatly printed. Students must submit a copy of SAT/ACT scores and their official high school transcript. Students must submit a recommendation letter from a wrestling coach or band director. Each applicant will be evaluated based on following areas: SAT/ACT Scores & High School WGPA Strength of wrestling coach/band director recommendation Applicant’s extra-curricular activities and honors, work experience, leadership positions and distinguishing qualifications Career aspirations based on content, and clarity of ambitions Please mail all supporting documents to the following address: Daren M. Hidalgo Scholarship 1664 Sky Blue Drive Sun Prairie, WI 53590 Email:  tribute2daren@gmail.com The scholarship will be presented at the 2020 Dallastown Senior Awards Ceremony or through email notification NLT than June 7 since the Coronavirus crisis has shut down the Dallastown Area School...

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