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Education Briefs

Feb 27, 2015

National Youth Science Camp scholarship applications due March 1

Delaware will send two 2015 high school graduates to West Virginia this summer to attend the National Youth Science Camp on full scholarships. The three-and-a-half-week experience  takes place June 17 to July 11 and includes lectures and hands-on research projects presented by scientists from across the nation, overnight expeditions into the Monongahela National Forest and a visit to the nation’s capital. The selected delegates must demonstrate academic achievement in science and show potential for thoughtful scientific leadership.

The NYSC experience is offered at no cost to participants so selected delegates may attend regardless of their financial status. Educational and recreational programming, as well as meals, lodging, and round-trip airfare are covered. This is possible thanks to contributions to the National Youth Science Foundation.

The application period runs until March 1. Applicants must commit to the entire NYSC time. Application packets are available online at

For questions regarding the application procedures and/or general information about the program, contact Dr. John Moyer, Delaware Department of Education’s NYSC program coordinator, at For more information on NYSC and to see images of previous camps, visit the website

College information nights offered March 16 and 19

The Delaware Department of Education and Delaware PTA will host events to provide college information to families of high school students. Students also are welcome to attend. Parents and guardians will learn about the college application and enrollment process. Delaware college admissions representatives from two-year and four-year programs, financial aid professionals, a school counselor and Delaware Department of Education staff will answer questions. Topics include the college application process, what students can do now to prepare for college, what college and university admissions representatives look for in applicants, how to pay for college, and who can help parents and students with the college application process.

Workshops are offered in Sussex County from 6 to 8 p.m., Monday, March 16, at Indian River High School, 29772 Armory Road, Dagsboro; and from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Thursday, March 19, at Georgetown Public Library, 123 W. Pine St., Georgetown.

DART announces transit poster contest

DART, Moving Forward, is the theme for DART’s 15th annual transit poster contest. Open to school-age children in grades 6 through 12, the contest is designed to encourage students to learn more about public transportation and its benefits, as well as the chance to see their artwork featured by DART in various advertisements, promotions or displays.

With continuous growth of DART statewide bus service and the introduction of its bright, new logo displaying a positive message as the agency moves forward delivering new and improved transit service, DART wants to use the opportunity to inform and promote the advantages of using public transit. Posters must be submitted by Tuesday, March 31, to DART Poster Contest, Marketing Dept., 119 Lower Beech St., Wilmington, DE 19805. Prizes and certificates will be provided by DART and its business partners.

Interested schools are asked to conduct the contest in the appropriate grade levels at the school and forward the entries to DART for judging. Individuals who wish to enter apart from their school may do so as long as they are in grades 6 through 12. For details and contest instructions, call 302-576-6016, or visit

Millsboro McDonald's sets G.W. Carver Academy fundraiser March 26

The G.W. Carver Academy will be hosting a special McTeacher’s Night Thursday, March 26, at the McDonald’s restaurant on Route 113, Millsboro. From 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Carver’s teachers, administrators and staff will tie on aprons and go to work. They will greet customers, take orders and serve food. Twenty percent of all food sales including drive-through during that time will benefit the school and its students. Funding raised during this event will be used for field trips and other school-related activities.

Young American Creative Patriotic Art submissions due March 31

The Young American Creative Patriotic Art Scholarships give high school students in grades 9 through 12 an opportunity to demonstrate their patriotic feelings through art. This contest sponsored by the Ladies Auxiliary to the Veterans of Foreign Wars is held annually at the local level, with the winning entries moving on to the state and national levels. Participants must submit their entry to a local VFW Ladies Auxiliary no later than Tuesday, March 31. For contest rules and application, contact Colleen Thompson at 302-422-6842 or visit the Milford Blue Hen VFW Post 6483 after noon.

James DiGuglielmo of Milton makes Maine Maritime dean's list

Maine Maritime Academy recently named 380 students to its dean’s list for outstanding academic achievement in the first semester of the 2014-15 academic year. Students named to the dean’s list earn a grade point average of 3.3 or above on a 4.0 scale. James DiGuglielmo from Milton, a marine transportation operations major, earned a place on the list.

Rianna White of Lewes makes RIT dean's list

Rianna White of Lewes made the dean's list for the fall 2014-15 semester at Rochester Institute of Technology. White is a third-year student in the business technology program in RIT's National Technical Institute for the Deaf.

Salisbury University announces Sussex County graduates

Eleven Sussex County students recently graduated from Salisbury University. They were among the 645 students who received 547 bachelor’s degrees and 73 master’s degrees during a ceremony at the Wicomico Youth & Civic Center. Laurel-area residents include Lynn Evans, BS, nursing; and Lisa Phillips, BS, psychology. Seaford-area residents include Craig Mullen, BS, nursing; and Laura Riddle, MA, conflict analysis and dispute resolution. Other area residents include Keri Hignutt, MSW, of Bridgeville; Melissa Pinkerton, MEd, reading specialist, of Delmar; Danielle Covey, BS, exercise science, magna cum laude, of Greenwood; Rachel Smith, BS, nursing, of Lewes; Cara Daddario, BA, communication arts, of Millsboro; Brooke Dolby, BS, exercise science, of Ocean View; and Lindsay Harrington, MEd, curriculum and instruction, of Selbyville.

Local students make Salisbury University dean's list

Salisbury University announced its dean's list for the fall 2014 semester. Georgetown-area residents include Katelyn Barcus, Karen Walls and Bridget Wilgus. Lewes-area residents include Jacob Latta-Morissette, Nicholas Marsh, John Merz and Rachel Smith. Millsboro-area residents include Emily Hall, Taylor Rogers and Lukas Saylor. Milton-area residents include Dustin Gooch, Rhett Malone and Kimberly Soboczenski, and Lincoln resident Shannon Hollingsworth also made the list.

Lewes man awarded Boston University doctor of musical arts degree

Boston University awarded academic degrees to 1,664 students in January 2015. Among the graduates was Lewes man Marcelle S. Schiff, who received a doctor of musical arts in music education.

Deadline for apply for Milton Garden Club scholarships is April 30

The Milford Garden Club is offering two $1,000 scholarships to high school seniors residing in Kent or Sussex counties. The scholarships will be awarded to students planning on entering the field of horticulture, landscape design, forestry, environmental studies or a related field. The deadline to apply is Thursday, April 30. For more information about applications, contact Leona Langone, 302-422-8070 or email


Comments (1)
Posted by: Dave Frederick | Jan 02, 2012 11:59

A great choice for a major way to go Amber Jo!

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