Education Briefs May 2019

May 22, 2019

Open house at Most Blessed Sacrament set May 31

Most Blessed Sacrament Catholic School in Berlin, Md., will hosts an open house from 9 to 11 a.m., Friday, May 31. MBS serves students in preschool through eighth grade. The address is 11242 Racetrack Road, Berlin, Md. All are welcome. For more information, call 410-208-1600.

Local residents named to honors list at Arcadia University

For their achievement at Arcadia University, the following local students were named to the Dean’s Distinguished Honors List for fall 2018. Jacob Brown of Lewes is a computer science major at the University. Carly Dmiterchik of Milton is a biology major. Aliyah Browning of Milton is an English major.

Rehoboth Beach student named to Emerson College dean's list 

Kathryn Redefer, a resident of Rehoboth Beach, has been named to the Emerson College dean's list for the spring 2019 semester. Redefer is majoring in journalism. The requirement to make Emerson's dean's list is a grade point average of 3.7 or higher.

Rehoboth Beach student named to dean’s list at Cedar Crest College

Cedar Crest College announced that Rehoboth Beach student Jade Shomper was  named to the dean's list for the spring semester of 2019. The cean's list recognizes students who have earned a grade point average of 3.65 or higher in the academic semester.

Lewes resident earns internship at Smithsonian

Lewes resident Natalie Ginez will intern this summer with the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of the American Indian.

She will work with the collections information system and digital assets management staff at the NMAI’s Cultural Resources Center in Suitland, Md. She will also collaborate with the museum’s repatriation and archives departments, and perform data standardization and validation tasks, as well as image archiving and preservation.

Ginez is a junior archaeology major at Dickinson College. Her interest in Native American studies increased after serving as an archaeological field assistant at Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site in Illinois and at the Snyder Paleo-Indian Site in New Jersey. Ginez plans to pursue a career in cultural resource management, either as an archaeologist or as a museum curator for archaeological collections. She recently moved to Delaware from her childhood home in Dayton, N.J.

Sussex Tech student places at driving competition

Students from across the state recently took home honors in a student driving competition. The annual event, a partnership between the Delaware Department of Education and the Delaware Driver and Safety Education Association, includes written and road components. As a runner-up, Evan Davis won a $500 scholarship.

Students may join Delaware business organization

The World Trade Center Delaware, Delaware’s premier international business and economic development resource, is now offering student memberships to full-time undergraduate and graduate students at a special rate of $100 for one year. 

Students will receive all the services of a regular membership, including networking events, roundtable discussions, educational programs, conferences, technology and affinity programs.

“The WTC Delaware is eager to introduce students to the world of opportunities with foreign governments, private industry, NGOs and international funders, with resources in more than 90 countries through the World Trade Centers Association,” said Carla Stone, president of WTC Delaware.

Students must have a current official student ID and student email address as proof that they are currently registered.

For more information, go to or call 302-656-7095.

Lewes resident earns academic honors at Clark University

Phyo Phyo M. Thu of Lewes has been named to first honors on the Clark University dean’s list for the fall 2018 semester. To be eligible for first honors, students must have a grade point average of 3.8 or higher, with a maximum of 4.3.

Lewes student named to honors list at Fairleigh Dickinson

Marissa Levis of Milton, a student at Fairleigh Dickinson University's Florham Campus in Madison, N.J., was named to the honors list for the fall 2018 semester. To qualify, students must carry a 3.5 or better grade point average out of a possible 4.0 and be enrolled in a minimum of 12 letter-graded hours.

Millsboro student earns faculty honors at Georgia Tech

Brittany Ritter of Millsboro earned faculty honors for fall 2018 at the Georgia Institute of Technology. This designation is awarded to undergraduate students who have a 4.0 academic average for the semester.

Lewes student named to fall dean's list at University of the Sciences

Jinal Patel of Lewes has been named to the fall 2018 dean'slist at University of the Sciences. To be eligible, a student must achieve at least a 3.4 grade point average for fall courses. Patel is a pharmacology and toxicology student.

Rehoboth Beach student named to dean’s list at Seton Hall University

Seton Hall University announced that Sean Davis of Rehoboth Beach has qualified for the fall 2018 dean's list. To be eligible, a student must have completed all courses with a GPA of 3.4 or above.

Milton students earn honors at Gettysburg College 

Gettysburg College students whose semester averages were 3.6 or above were recently placed on the dean's honor list. Local students include Alec Shalk of Milton and Dorothy Vosik of Milton.

Students with semester averages of 3.3 to 3.59 are placed on the deans' commendation list; Nicholas Barrish of Milton was so honored.

Lewes student inducted into honor society at St. Vincent College 

St. Vincent College inducted 122 new members into its chapter of Alpha Lambda Delta, an international honor society for first-year students with outstanding academic achievement. Students must maintain a grade point average of 3.5 or higher to be considered for membership. Newly inducted students include Antonia DeBastiani of Lewes, a freshman mathematics and engineering major.

Lauren Connelly joins Sussex Montessori board

Western Sussex County business leader and marketing specialist Lauren Connelly has joined the board of directors of the new Sussex Montessori School. She also will serve as a member of the school’s campaign council, which is in the early stages of fund development. 

Located in Seaford, Sussex Montessori School will open in 2020, serving 260 students in kindergarten to third grade. By 2023, it will expand to 230 students in kindergarten through sixth grade. As it is a charter school, there will be no tuition costs for Sussex families.

Connelly, a Laurel resident, is a media and marketing professional with O.A. Newton and Body & Soul Fitness and Spa. A graduate of Savannah College of Art and Design, Connelly has a bachelor of fine arts degree with honors. She is a fellow of Leadership Delaware and, prior to joining the Sussex Montessori School board, she co-chaired the school’s Community Engagement Committee. 

Connelly is active with the Western Sussex Chamber of Commerce and has volunteered with Delaware Technical Community College for several years.

Sussex Montessori School Board Chair Linda Zankowsky said, “As a highly regarded regional business person, Lauren will bring tremendous assets to Sussex Montessori School as the school becomes established over the next several years.”