Cape Gazette

Education Briefs

Mar 24, 2015

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.

Family Science Night set March 30 at Beacon Middle School

The Delaware Biotechnology Institute and the Sussex County Science Fair invite families to attend a fun-filled family science night from 6 to 8 p.m., Monday, March 30, at Beacon Middle School. Through hands-on activities, participants will learn how science uses small changes to create big effects on food, the environment and health. Pizza will be provided. All ages are welcome. Registration can be completed at For more information call 302-831-6173.

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.

Poultry industry scholarship applications due April 1

Applications for the 2015 Delmarva Poultry Industry Inc. College Scholarship Program must be received at the DPI office by April 1. Undergraduate applicants must be students in good standing at any accredited, degree-granting institution in the United States. The program is also open to high school seniors who have been accepted to an accredited, degree-granting institution. Individuals must have an academic major in a subject area relevant to any segment of Delmarva’s poultry industry and be planning a career in this industry. An official transcript must accompany each application. Graduate student applicants must meet the above criteria, and individuals must be engaged in research that directly benefits Delmarva’s poultry industry. Application forms and additional scholarship information are available on the DPI website at under DPI College Scholarship Program or by contacting the DPI office at 800-878-2449 or

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.

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.

DAPI's awards brunch and fashion show set for April 26

Delaware Adolescent Program Inc. will be holding its annual spring premiere event from 1 to 4 p.m., Sunday, April 26, at the Sheraton Wilmington South. This year’s event is an awards brunch and fashion show featuring recognition of community partners and students, fashions featuring local celebrities, vendors, giveaways, auctions, raffles and a Disney vacation trip drawing. Tickets are $10. For information or to purchase tickets, email

Deadline to 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

Mallorie Parsons named to Radford University dean's list

Mallorie L. Parsons of Millsboro has been named to the fall semester dean’s list at Radford University, Radford, Va. Parsons is a senior recreation, parks and tourism major. To be named to the dean’s list, a student must have taken 15 or more credit hours and have a grade point average of 3.4 or above with no grade below a C.


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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