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|. 82 FRIDAY, JANUARY 18 - MONDAY, JANUARY 21, 2013 Cape Gazette Support program created in ness and acceptance motivate us to consider our relationships victim's name stresses kindness with the people we come in con- tact with every day, wrote high school counselor Chris Mattioni By Melissa Steele brary with his best friends when in a press release. the shooters came in. In an arti- "Rachel's Challenge renews cle offering condolences to fami- our hope that our life has mean- Cape Henlopen High School lies of victims in the recent ing and purpose. Rachel's story hopes to find inspiration from Newtown shootings, he de-gives us permission to start our the words of a student who died scribes how he hid under a table own chain reaction of kindness at'Columbine, with his friends as the shooters and compassion, which positive- As part of the school's ongo- fired. His friends died on the ly affects the climate in our ing Positive Behavior Support spot; Craig said he survived by schools and communities," Mat- program, Cape Henlopen High playing dead. tioni said. School Will hold a school and After Rachel's death and Cape Henlopen Educational community event Wednesday, Craig's story of survival, her Foundation and Cape Henlopen ]an. 30, to combat negativity and family created the program to High School PBS Team provided promote comp/lssion, honor her memory. It's based on funding for Rachel's Challenge. The school assembly will fea- her writings about practicing A community event will be ture a speaker from Rachel's kindness and compassion in or- held at 7 p.m. in the Cape Hen- Challenge - a program created der to eliminate violence and ha- lopen High School Theater. Rec- in memory of Rachel ]oy Scott, tred. ommended audience is sixth the first victim of the Columbine Rachel's inspiring story pro- grade and up. For more informa- High School shooting in 1999. rides a simple, yet powerful ex- tion, call Cape Henlopen High Her brother, Craig, was in the li- ample of how small acts of kind- School at 645-7711. RACHEL'S CHALLENGE will be used by Cape Henlopen High positive behavior. SUBMITTED PHoT~ School to promot READING ASSIST INSTITUTE GETS GRANT. FROM MID-DEL FOUNDATION RAVEN BATTALION WINS EXHIBITION DRILL COMPETITION SUBMITTED PHOTO MARILYN MONAHAN,~xecutive director of Reading ASSIST Institute, with offices and training centers in Wilmington and Milford, has announced that RAI has received a grant from the Mid-De! Foundation. The foundation, set up ~to consolidate the charitable undertakings of the Delaware State Fair and the Harrington Raceway, supports Delaware-based organizations and the charita- ble, educational and scientific endeavors that address a wide range of issues. Mid-Del's grant will support PAl's Volunteer Tutor Program in Kent and Sussex counties. PAl trains volur~teer reading tutors and places them in part- ner schools to work one on one and in small groups with students in grades K- 3 who are the most at risk for reading failure. RAI's phonetic, structured lan- guage teaching methodology is aligned with the findings of the National Reading Panel and leading researchers in the field. RAI serves 250 students in 41 schools in Delaware. Active in New Castle County since 1989, RAI recently established an office ~and trainihg/tutoring center in Milford. This expansion has allowed the or- ganization to create partnerships with schools in Kent and Sussex counties to actively provide free literacy tutoring as well as teacher and parent training, For more information about Reading ASSIST Institute, go to www.readin- or call 302-425-4080. Shown are (I-r) Ronald Draper, president of the Delaware State Fair; Katie Freer, southern Delaware coordinator for Reading ASSIST Institute; and How- . ell Wallace, Mid-Del Foundation president. SUBMITTED PHOT~ THE SUSSEX TECH JROTC Raven Battalion made an exceptional showing at the Dover Invitational Drill Competition Dec. The battalion's Armed Exhibition Team, led by C/1SG Zach Bishop, and the Unarmed Exhibition Team, led by C/1LT Kayo Bean, both came home with first-place trophies. The battalion also earned the third-place distinction for overall performano Shown in back (I-r) are C/MAJ Chris Clifton (Bridgeville), C/CPT Andrew Atkins (Millsboro), C/PFC Mikala Herlihy (Seaforc C/PFC Emily Tirado (Frankford), C/PFC Brittany Yeo (Millsboro), C/SFC Jack Swihart (Milton), C/SFC Nikales Josel (Seaford) C/SFC Hope Riale (Georgetown) and C/SGM Robert Christensen (Harbeson). In middle are C/CSM Tyler Wood (Laurel), C/CPT Bradley Gordon (Milton), C/:ILT Jacquelyn Arpie (Millsboro), C/Pf Dana Ramirez (Georgetown), C/SGT Jerry Legates (Georgetown), C/2LT Colin Heam (Laurel), C/SSG Emma Rider (Miltor C/PFC Michaela Anderson (Millsboro), C/PFC Ashe Hebrank-Ekas (Rehoboth), C/PFC Branagh James (Bridgeville), C/S.c Julia Hawkins (Georgetown), and C/SGT Hannah Davidson (Milton). In front are SFC Luis Melendez (teacher), C/2LT Andrew Hartman (Bridgeville), C/1SG Matt Zwiebel (Millsboro), C/1'. Zach Bishop, Armed Exhibition Team captain (Milford), C/MSG Ivy Colburn (Delmar), C/SSG Alex Hassman (Greenwoo, C/PFC Joseph Hartman (Bridgeville), C/SSG Margaret Legates (Georgetown), and C/1LT Kaycee Bean, Unarmed Exhibiti Team captain (Laurel). The Unarmed Drill Team won t first-place trophy at the Dover col petition. Their routine had 35 rr neuvers in the choreography. Tei captain is C/1LT Kaycee Bean, c ter of photo.