Help us recognize Career and Technical Education Month
VICTORIA C. GEHRT
It’s a Monday, and 672 seniors from the four New Castle County Vo-Tech High Schools – Delcastle, Hodgson, Howard, and St. Georges – are heading to work at offices, labs, healthcare centers, restaurants, construction sites, auto dealerships and hundreds of other businesses as paid, credentialed, highskilled employees.
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After making globby lip gloss from Crisco and Kool-Aid, sixth-grader Jahzara Jones wasn’t ready to experiment on her mouth. "I’ll give it to my sister to see how it works," the Southbridge preteen admitted, grinning.
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.
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.
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.
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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.