Odessa High School's marching band members have said extracurricular activities have prepared them for adulthood. (Courtesy of Odessa High Facebook page.)

Appo’s band show underscores value of extracurricular activity 

Jarek Rutz Headlines, Education

Saturday’s Sounds of Champions marching band competition at Odessa High Stadium shines a light not only on the bands, but on the importance of extracurricular involvement for high school students. “Band has become a huge part of my life,” said Emma Sipes, pit section leader in Odessa High’s marching band. “It’s always the highlight of my day because I can …

Middletown High School hosted a 9/11 memorial ceremony Friday, where dozens of military and law enforcement officers gathered.

Hundreds attend Appo’s annual 9/11 ceremony Friday

Jarek Rutz Headlines, Culture

The somber trumpet notes of “Taps” rang outside of Middletown High School Friday, as the Appoquinimink School District held its annual 9/11 memorial ceremony. About 200 members of the military, students and community members gathered to remember the nearly 3,000 people who died in the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks that killed people in the Pentagon, Twin Towers and a …