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Punkin Chunkin To Return In 2017

Punkin Chunkin

Lewes – Punkin Chunkin will be returning to Bridgeville, Delaware in 2017 on November 3rd, 4th & 5th with your support, according to Frank Payton, president of the World Championship Punkin Chunkin Association.

For over three decades, we have planted the seed of “Who can Chunk a Pumpkin the Furthest”, Payton said in a statement released on Saturday. “Each year a champion is crowned with nothing more than bragging rights that they are King and/or Queen of this unique World Championship event.”, he continued.

STEM teacher Dr. Jud Wagner received a Tribute Award from former Gov. Jack Markell for outstanding contributions and service to children.

Judson Wagner and Governor Jack Markell

Brandywine

Dr. Dave Donohue of Progressive Health of Delaware spoke to the Bulldog Bites club about the benefits of a plant-based diet and how to incorporate simple ingredients to make a nutritious snack or meal. The club also made super food smoothies.

STEM teacher Dr. Jud Wagner received a Tribute Award from former Gov. Jack Markell for outstanding contributions and service to children.

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3 unique Delaware classes

Robert Gibson Sussex Delaware Teacher

Everyone knows that few schools are just reading, writing and arithmetic any more.

But several Delaware high schools have unique programs that aren’t available anywhere else in the state.

Here are a few examples of such one-of-a-kind career pathways – plus an unusual club with multiple benefits.

That does compute

Sussex Central High in Georgetown in 2010 started the state’s only high school information technology program that offers Microsoft certification. It now includes almost 300 students.

Middletown FFA member is state's first national president

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David Townsend had a few moments recently to reflect on the iconic blue corduroy jacket that has been a part of his life since he was a freshman in high school.

Seven years ago, the now 22-year-old received his first Future Farmers of America jacket and has worn it with pride since.

The newest blue jacket he began wearing only recently is a source of honor and gratification for Townsend, as well as represents the pride felt by everyone who has worn the colors in Delaware.

New Internships in IT ensure that graduates are job ready

Mike Maksymow Photo Beebe Healthcare STEM Delaware

Thanks to two newly established internship programs with

Beebe Healthcare and Perdue, Delaware Tech computer

technology students are getting the hands-on training and

real world experience that employers look for in new hires.

“The employers in Sussex County don’t realize how much

our students know and how prepared they are to take on jobs,”

Owens Campus Computer Information Systems (CIS) Chairperson

George Cognet said. “But with these internships, employers are

helping us, we are helping them, and in the end it will lead to jobs

Wesley Professor Op-Ed Featured in Delaware STEM Publication

William Bill Kroen Wesley College

Wesley Professor and Chairperson of the Department of Biology, Chemistry, Physics and the Environment, Dr. William Kroen, wrote an Op-Ed titled “All Citizens Need to Understand the Importance of the Scientific Process” for the Delaware STEM publication.

http://delawarestem.org/news/all-citizens-need-understand-importance-sci...

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