Cape Gazette

Sussex Academy holds Second Annual Gala at Starboard

Mar 14, 2014
Photo by: Steven Billups

The Second Annual Sussex Academy of Arts and Sciences Gala was held March 8 at The Starboard in Dewey Beach. The event featured event featured food stations, open bar, raffles and local band Comfort Zone.

The event is a fundraiser for the Sussex Academy Foundation which is raising funds to pay Delmarva Christian School after Sussex Academy swapped facilities with them. Sussex Academy agreed to pay Delmarva Christian $10 million and still owes $3.4 million.

Shown in front of an ice sculpture with the Sussex Academy logo are events co-chairs Gina Derrickson, left, and Steve “Monty” Montgomery.


Supporting the school are (l-r) Neepa Jani, Kathleen and Tom Archino and Dr. Uday Jani. The Archinos have a child at the academy. (Photo by: Steven Billups)
Socializing early at the event are (l-r) Adam Marsh, executive board president; Rachel and Major Kelly Carey; and Michele Marsh. (Photo by: Steven Billups)
Chatting at the entry to the event are Allen Stafford, SAAS director of finance, left, and Mike Rawl, vice chair of the SAAS Foundation. (Photo by: Steven Billups)
Sharing a table are (l-r) Dean Swingle, past president of the SAAS executive board; Lisa Swingle, SAAS staff member; and David and Debbie Fees. The Fees are parents of a Sussex Academy student and Debbie Fees is a science teacher at the school. (Photo by: Steven Billups)
Gathered for a photo are (l-r) Paul Jones; Chris Schell; Lori Schell, SAAS parents committee; Joe Schell, executive board member and president of the SAAS Foundation; Kathleen Schell; and Preston Schell, building committee member. (Photo by: Steven Billups)
SAAS teachers, staff and director gather for a group photo. Shown are (l-r) Dustin Parker, teacher; Lisa Swingle, paraprofessional; teachers Kathy Kay; Stephanie Hartsoe; and Theresa Desmond; Patricia Oliphant, director; teachers Tim Sage, Karen Willey and Sharon Meus; and Cecilia Newsome, custodian. (Photo by: Steven Billups)
Supporting the SAAS are Chanell and Chris Dagesse of Lewes. (Photo by: Steven Billups)
SAAS parents Steve and Leigh Ann Burke enjoy socializing with other parents and SAAS staff. (Photo by: Steven Billups)
Enjoying the social atmosphere at the events are (l-r) Heather Lachman, Travis White and Jamie Towers. (Photo by: Steven Billups)
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