Education Briefs

January 16, 2019

Lewes resident graduates from Clemson University

Clemson University announced that Dylan Patrick Brown of Lewes graduated cum laude with a bachelor of science in computer science.

Lewes resident graduates from James Madison University

James Madison University announced that Luke Justice of Lewes graduated in December with a degree in justice studies.

Lewes student named to dean’s list at Lehigh

Lehigh University announced that Marissa McCloy of Lewes was named to the dean's list at Lehigh University for the fall semester. To be eligible, students must have earned a scholastic average of 3.6 or better.

Millsboro student named to Greenville University dean’s list

Daniel Chiofolo of Millsboro, a senior at Greenville University in Greenville, Ill., was named to its dean’s list for the fall 2018 semester.

Lewes student named to dean’s list at York College

York College of Pennsylvania announced that Kevin Fredrickson of Lewes, a junior mechanical engineering major, was named to the dean's list for the fall 2018 semester. To be eligible for this honor, a student must earn a semester GPA of 3.50 or higher.

Milford resident named to Shepherd University dean’s list

Shepherd University announced that Katya Hall of Milford was named to its dean’s list for the fall 2018 semester. To be eligible, a student must maintain a 3.4 grade point average for the semester.

Lewes student named to dean’s list at St. Vincent College

St. Vincent College announced that freshman Antonia DeBastiani of Lewes was named to the fall dean’s list.

Lewes student nominated for Merchant Marine Academy

U.S. Congresswoman Lisa Blunt Rochester announced that she has nominated Christopher Marshall of Lewes, a Sussex Tech High School student, for admission to the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point, N.Y., for the Class of 2023.

“Our nation is a shining example of freedom because of the dedicated young men and women who answer the call to defend and protect the rights and values we hold dear,” said Blunt Rochester. “Serving our country in the armed forces requires courage and a commitment to a higher purpose, which is why I am honored to nominate these deserving students to our prestigious service academies. I want to thank all of our nominees for coming forward to build a better future for all our families. I wish them the very best in this new and exciting chapter in their lives.”

Blunt Rochester selected nominees through the counsel of a selection panel comprising several community members, including retired service members.

Apply by Jan. 31 for equine council foundation scholarships

The Delaware Equine Council Foundation will award scholarships in the amount of $1,500 each at the DEC Annual Scholarship Awards Banquet set for Saturday, April 6, at the Harrington Moose Lodge. Applications must be submitted by Thursday, Jan. 31.

To be eligible, students must be U.S. citizens, and Delaware residents or Delaware Equine Council members; must be enrolled in a Delaware university agriculture program and in good standing or at an equine studies program at a U.S. university and in good standing; must submit a typewritten 400-word essay, "How I plan to use this course of study to further the equine industry”; and must complete an application including a transcript of a minimum of one full semester's grades from an accredited university.

To apply, go to For more information, call Stan Vonasek at 302-684-3966.

All awards are given without discrimination as to race, sex, or creed. The Delaware Equine Council Foundation is a 501c3 nonprofit organization and all donations are tax-deductible.

Millsboro woman inducted into Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi

Savannah Siegrist of Millsboro was recently initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation's oldest and most selective all-discipline collegiate honor society. Siegrist was initiated at Jacksonville University.  Only the top 10 percent of seniors and 7.5 percent of juniors are eligible for membership.

Millsboro man graduates from East Stroudsburg University

Kyle Grunn from Millsboro was among 472 students receiving degrees from East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania Dec. 15. Grunn graduated with a bachelor of science in athletic training.

Sussex Tech JROTC cadets compete in Raider Challenge

Sussex Technical High School JROTC cadets recently participated in the JROTC Raider Challenge hosted at Sussex Tech. The Raven Battalion earned fifth place out of 12 teams participating. Cadets competed in events including physical fitness, a rope bridge, litter carry, vehicle pull and 5K road march. The Raven Battalion finished in third place in the vehicle pull competition. Sussex Tech cadets on the Raider team included Thomas Barrett, senior, Lewes; Jeremy Carpenter, senior, Milton; Zeniah Holland, freshman, Laurel; Jacob Hufford, senior, Ocean View; Rebecca Lenhart, senior, Georgetown; Aiden McAnelly, junior, Rehoboth Beach; Noah Seymore, freshman, Bridgeville; Carson Watts, junior, Milton; and Zachary Wheway, sophomore, Lincoln.

Other JROTC units represented Dover, Wicomico, Woodbridge, Appoquinimink, Smyrna, Mount Pleasant and the First State Military Academy. Overall winners were the First State Military Academy Red team, Wicomico, and Woodbridge.

Mediacom scholarship applications due Feb. 15

Mediacom Communications is offering $55,000 in scholarship support for high school seniors who plan to pursue higher education. In its 18th consecutive year, the program will award $1,000 scholarships to 55 high school seniors in Mediacom-served communities. To apply by Friday, Feb. 15, go to

Scholarship recipients can use the money toward expenses for higher education or vocational training from any accredited postsecondary institution starting in fall 2019. Award selection is based on academic achievement and leadership.

Applicants do not have to be Mediacom customers but must live in areas where Mediacom provides broadband, video, phone and other digital communication services. For more information, email