Education Briefs

November 29, 2017

Application fees to be reimbursed through Dec. 31 for Delmarva Christian Schools

Delmarva Christian Schools is accepting student applications now for the 2018-19 school year for its high school campus in Georgetown for ninth through 12th grades, and the Milton campus for preschool through eighth grade. For students who file their applications by Sunday, Dec. 31, the $100 application fee will be reimbursed once the student has been accepted and begins the 2018-19 school year at DCS. Reimbursement will be made in fall 2018. Students who want to learn firsthand what it's like to attend Delmarva Christian High School are welcome to spend a day there as part of the Shadow-For-A-Day program typically held every Wednesday. For more information or to register, call 302-856-4040 or go to

Committed to excellence, Delmarva Christian Schools offers nondenominational, Christ-centered educational opportunities to students from 6 weeks old through 12th grade. The mission of Delmarva Christian Schools is to proclaim the gospel by preparing students spiritually, academically and physically to know and do God's will in their lives.

Lewes resident graduates from Grantham University 

Grantham University announced that Edward Gossett of Lewes recently graduated with an online bachelor of science degree in business administration.

"The Grantham family congratulates Edward Gossett on this accomplishment," said Scott Andrews, Grantham University president and CEO. "It gives us great pleasure for our graduates to embark on the next exciting chapter of their lives, with quality education that will help set them up for success."

Lewes woman performs in solo recital at McDaniel College

Danielle Taylor of Lewes performed in the Student Solo Recital Nov. 10 at McDaniel College, Westminster, Md. The recital featured a selection of vocal and instrumental soloists performing a variety of music spanning from classical to contemporary. Taylor performed "They Just Keep Moving the Line" from "Smash.” 

Local students earn diplomas at Dawn Career Institute

Dawn Career Institute announced it has awarded diplomas to more than 180 students as part of a graduation ceremony held Oct. 19. Erica Nelson of Harbeson and LaKeia Wiles of Lewes each completed the medical assistant program.

Delmarva Poultry Industry scholarship applications due April 2

Delmarva Poultry Industry Inc. is now accepting applications for undergraduate and graduate scholarships in the amount of $1,500 or more for the 2018 Delmarva Poultry Industry Inc. College Scholarship Program. 

Undergraduate applicants must be Delmarva residents and students in good standing at any accredited, degree-granting institution in the United States, or in the case of graduating high school seniors, accepted to an accredited, degree-granting institution in the United States. Individuals must have an academic major in a subject area relevant to Delmarva's chicken industry and be planning a career in a segment of this industry. An academic transcript must accompany each application. Graduate student applicants must meet the above criteria, with the exception of Delmarva residency. In addition, the individual must be engaged in research that could positively benefit Delmarva's chicken industry.

Although an applicant is not required to have a family member or a family business that is a member of DPI, membership in DPI could be a deciding factor when applicants are otherwise evenly matched. Previous recipients, if still eligible, may reapply.

Applications must be completed and received on or before 4:30 p.m., Monday, April 2. Mail forms to DPI College Scholarship Program, 16686 County Seat Highway, Georgetown, DE 19947-4881. For more information and application forms, call 302-856-9037, go to or email

Delmarva Christian High School hosts Shadow-For-A-Day 

Delmarva Christian High School offers a Shadow-For-A-Day program for ninth-12th grade students who are considering enrolling in DCHS. Spending the day shadowing a DCHS student is a great way for a child to learn firsthand what it is like to attend Delmarva Christian. The Shadow-For-A-Day program is offered every Wednesday when school is in session. To begin the day, visitors are paired with DCHS student ambassadors who will take the prospective students to the weekly chapel service of praise and worship music along with an inspirational message. Throughout the day, visitors have the opportunity to follow a normal class schedule where they will visit core classes as well as electives including, art, performing arts, computer applications and digital media design. This program gives the students the chance to meet Delmarva Christian teachers and make new friends as they explore the school. Delmarva Christian High School is a nondenominational Christian school serving students from ninth to 12th grade. The school’s mission is to proclaim the gospel by preparing students spiritually, academically and physically to know and do God's will in their lives. To register for the Shadow-For-A-Day program or for more information, go to or call 302-856-4040.

Lewes man graduates basic military training with honors

U.S. Air Force National Guard Airman 1st Class Sawyer N. Sanchez has graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training also earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.

Sanchez earned distinction as an honor graduate. A 2016 graduate of Cape Henlopen High School in Lewes, he is the son of Robin and Eric Sanchez of Rehoboth Beach, and the brother of Stephen Sanchez. 

Sussex Tech Adult Division to offer new auto tech and carpentry apprenticeship training classes

The Sussex Tech Adult Division is expanding to offer auto tech and carpentry apprenticeship training classes this fall. The Auto Tech Specialist - Tech C Program is designed to prepare students to take four automotive service excellence exams and advance to a Tech C level within a two-year time frame. The four-year carpentry program starts with level one this year. Registered apprenticeship programs combine on-the-job training with related instruction classes provided by Sussex Tech instructors two evenings per week. Employees who are sponsored by their employer as state-registered apprentices can enroll tuition-free. Apprenticeship training classes are also available to anyone who is not sponsored by an employer on a paid tuition basis. For more information, call 302-856-9035.

High school seniors may apply for $1,000 scholarships from Mediacom

Mediacom Communications is offering $55,000 in scholarship support for high school seniors who plan to obtain further education. The scholarship program is in its 17th consecutive year, and Mediacom's investment will award $1,000 World Class Scholarships to 55 high school seniors. Applicants do not have to be Mediacom customers but must live in areas where Mediacom provides broadband, video, phone and other digital communication services.

Scholarship recipients are given the flexibility to use the financial award to support educational expenses for higher education or vocational training from any accredited postsecondary institution starting in fall 2018. Award selection is based on academic achievement and leadership. All high schools in Mediacom-served communities were sent informational cards asking school officials to make seniors aware of the scholarship and encourage submission of applications on or before the Friday, Feb. 16 deadline.

"As a company, Mediacom makes it a priority to give back to communities in which we do business, and one of the best ways is to invest in promising students who are our future leaders," said Mediacom Regional Vice President Doug Frank.

Recipients will be selected from the 21 states where Mediacom provides service. For applications, go to For more information, go to

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