Cape Gazette

Walkers go on trek in memory of Betty Gooch

Tech Walk helps keep Shields Elementary on cutting edge
Apr 29, 2013
Photo by: Ron MacArthur Walkers of all ages surround the track behind Richard Shields Elementary School.

Richard Shields Elementary School had its 11th annual Tech Walk April 19 to help raise funds to purchase additional technology for the school and classrooms. This year's event was held in memory of Betty Gooch, the school's computer teacher who worked for the Cape Henlopen School District for 36 years. She passed away June 5, 2012, after a struggle with cancer.

Money was also raised over the weekend to start a scholarship in her honor.

Each year, the school holds the event to raise money to supplement its technology budget. This year, money from the walk will go to pay for iPads and applications.

Ralph Gooch wheels his grandson, Ayden Wilson, around the track. (Photo by: Ron MacArthur)
Macie Bowen gets her face painted by Shields art teacher Denise Costello. (Photo by: Ron MacArthur)
Dalen Daminger tries his best to get a hula-hoop started. (Photo by: Ron MacArthur)
Second-grader Teione Preston is proud of his painted face. (Photo by: Ron MacArthur)
Shields fourth-grade teacher John Sell works at the tattoo booth. (Photo by: Ron MacArthur)
Zaniya Sheppard-Tunnell gets some fancy artwork done on her face. (Photo by: Ron MacArthur)
Walkers fill the track to raise money for technology at Shields Elementary School. (Photo by: Ron MacArthur)
Members of the Shields Odyssey of the Mind team sell snow cones to raise money for a trip to the world finals in East Lansing, Mich., over Memorial Day weekend. (Photo by: Ron MacArthur)
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