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January 12, 2007

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CAPE GAZETTE -Friday, January 12 - Monday, January 15, 2007 - 111 Continued from page 110 While students primarily study animals and plants, not everyone pursues a career in farming or ani- mal husbandry. FFA students are also taught the importance O f mar- keting themselves and life after high school. Danielle Geyer, 20, .of Lewes, returned to Cape to support the younger FFA members. Geyer, a -former Cape chapter vice presi- dent and president is now a colle- giate member of FFA at the University of Delaware Where she studies elementary education. Signs adorn the manufactured home that serves as a classroom for Cape's FFA members. "This is the Ag room, but we left the live- stock to pasture," reads one mes- Cr i " ' . ' Cr sae. Reptiles and rodents ca,es : line the back wall. Opposite the in-house mini-zoo, Cape students met with their national counter- pa.rts and discussed college choice and real-l! fe experiences. Kacy Baugher, a University of Illbiois student and national FFA secretary gave Cape's FFA President Leigh McIlvain a hug: A T-shirt was hung behind the pair with the top 10 reasons to be a FFA member. At the top of the list was, "Meet new people." Baugher discussed her desire to pursue a career in journalism with Mcllvain, who questioned Baugher about career choice and college life. For Mcllvain, by meeting the national: members, she enlarged her network beyond the Cape Region by way of Baugher, who represents nearly 5,000 FFA members across the nation. : : Contact Kevin Spence at kspcnce@cap Cape Henlopen FFA President Leigh McIlvain, left, a senior receives advice about college attendance and life beyond high school from Kacy Baugher, a University of Illinois stu- dent and National FFA Secretary. BIE to present 'What in the World' Jan. 22 The Delaware Business, Industry, Education Alliance (BILE) is presenting a What in the World? program to help to posi- tively influence elementary school students into looking at careers that require science, math or a technology background. Long Neck Element a:ry School will host the program from 8:30 to t0:30 a.m., Monday, Jan. 22, for the fifth grade; approximately 100 students will attend. The presenters are a varied group with substantial experience in their fields. Those taking part include representatives from the Delaware State Fire School, Delaware Rural Water Association, DNREC, Sussex County Department of Libraries and a dental hygienist. Each presenter brings an object that probably wouldn't be recog- nized by the students or at least wouldn't be "recognized in the context the presenter is illustrat- ing. Then they explain how that helps them do their job and how math, science or technology is important to their jobs. The pre- senters speak for about 10 min- utes to each group of students. The students rotate to other pre- senters in order to be exposed to a wide base of careers. The organization is actively recruiting volunteers for this pro- gram in Sussex County. Anyone interested should contact Robin Agar, BIE Alliance, 202 Acorn Forest Drive, Felton DE 19943, or "by phone/email at 302-284- 8141/ Fully Automated Gate Systems to Suit Any Setting Simple Country Style to Stately Elegance Ensures Privacy, Security and Safety Serving Delaware, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Maryland Sales, Installation and Service Leading Edge Access Systems, Inc. 3 0 2-8 9 2-2 5 7 5 Cape Henlopen School District Public & Special Meeting Cape Henlopen School District - ' Board of Education PUBLIC COMMENTS 6,0.0 P,M, Special Meeting following public comments (approx, 8 P,M.) TUESDAY, JANUARY 16, 2007 CAPE HENLOPEN HiGH SCHOOL LIBRARY TOPIC FOR DISCUSSION: THE NEW CAPE HENLOPEN HIGH,, SCHOOL PROJECT DESIGN DEVELOPMENT DOCUMENTS