The $30,000 in scholarship gifts will go to high school seniors who have a love farming, food and feeding others.

New Mountaire scholarships focus on food production 

Jarek Rutz Headlines, Education

Mountaire Farms has launched a new college scholarship program that will give 10 Delaware high school seniors focusing on careers in food production and feeding the world a $2,000 scholarship each. Two of those will get an additional $5,000. The chicken producer’s scholarship program will select one student each month of the 2022-23 school year to be a “Farm to …

After a string of chaotic and confusing events at high school football games, Appo and Howard are changing their policies.

Appo, Howard change football admissions policies

Jarek Rutz Headlines, Education

Sports fans shouldn’t just assume that incidents like the ones that rocked recent Howard and Appoquinimink high school football games are inevitable, says the superintendent of New Castle Vo-Tech. “As a lifetime educator, most of the kids we interact with every day are doing wonderful, and even in these incidents, you discover it’s only a few kids,” said Dr. Joseph …

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Week 4: Field hockey, soccer, volleyball rankings

Jason Winchell Headlines, Sports

  Division 2 Field Hockey   Ranking School Record  Last Week’s Ranking 1) Delmar 7-0 1 2) Archmere 6-0 3 3)  Tatnall 5-0 4 4)  Newark Charter 4-0-1 2 5) DMA 5-0 10 6) Lake Forest 4-1 6 7) Sussex Academy 3-1-1 7 8) Conrad 4-2 NR 9) Woodbridge 4-2 NR 10) Friends 3-2 NR   Division 1 Field Hockey …

Delaware is investing in career readiness and many other areas with their more than $600 million in COVID relief ESSER funds.

Delaware investing in career readiness with COVID money

Jarek Rutz Headlines, Education

Delaware is spending more of its education COVID relief funds on postsecondary and career readiness than other states.  “Overall, Delaware’s state spending aligns with national trends, but we are seeing more of a priority in those areas in Delaware than in other states, so that’s one thing that really stands out,” said Austin Estes, project director for the COVID Relief …

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Private schools go into overdrive with open houses

Jarek Rutz Headlines, Education

Private schools across Delaware are in the thick of recruiting season, and most of them are holding open houses in the coming weeks. The programs for those open houses are designed both to entice the students, but also answer any questions they and their families have, so everybody can be sure the match is good. They are popular for both …

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Kilby scores four touchdowns to lead Senators in District win

Benny Mitchell High Schools, Sports

Lewes – The Dover Senators traveled to Cape Henlopen.   Jakwon Kilby carried the ball 20 times for 158 yards and scored four touchdowns leading the Senators to a 33-12 win.   “It’s really nice to have a player like Jakwon Kilby on your team. He is a power runner and he did a nice job finishing off drives tonight,” …

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Top-ranked Middletown beats Appo with big plays

Glenn Frazer Headlines, Sports

The Appoquinimink Jaguars have never beaten their district rival Middletown (on the field) in football since the Jags started playing on the varsity level in 2009. That streak continued Friday night in a “hard-fought” game at Appoquinimink High School. The defending state champions scored on two long plays to secure a 14-0 win in front of a capacity crowd of …

Sussex Central Football Coach John Wells poses with his 200th career victory picture photo courtesy of Sussec Central Athletics

Golden Knights defeat Hodgson to give Wells his 200th win

Benny Mitchell Headlines, Sports

Georgetown – Sussex Central head football coach John Wells will forever remember career win number 200. Not so much for the milestone, but for the dramatic fashion in how his team won. “A pick six, a scoop and score, turnovers the first half surely didn’t look like we would win this game, but these guys stepped up in the second …

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Sullivan named Reading Phils Pitcher of the Year

Nick Halliday Headlines, Sports

The Reading Fightin Phils have named Billy Sullivan FirstEnergy Pitcher of the Year. Sullivan spent the entire season with Reading as he made their opening day roster. He had an impressive season filling in many roles for the Fightins. Billy spent most of the year coming out of the bullpen as a long reliever, closer, and even made two starts. …

2022-23 Delaware Board of Education student representative, Nathan Cho.

Meet new student rep on state Board of Education

Jarek Rutz Headlines, Education

Columbia University hopeful Nathan Cho is not going to miss his shot. He’s been eyeing a spot on the Delaware Board of Education for years and now  Gov. John Carney has appointed the Conrad Schools of Science senior to the board. His first meeting was last week. Cho said he hopes to emphasize college readiness, especially for immigrant and first-generation …