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38 - CAPE GAZETTE, Friday, March 24 - March 30, 2000 Shirley Lambert photos Lewes Middle School hosts 'grand opening' celebration Lewes Middle School students, alumni, family, district representatives and members of the community gather in front of the school at a ribbon cutting ceremony March 7, in the above photo. The event included performances by the Lewes Middle School band and choir, a fourth-grade science show and special guests reading selections from Dr. Scums' books in recognition of his birthday and National Read Aloud Month. Above right, Principal Marge Peck and Brian Disabitino, vice president of EDIS, cut the ribbon at Lewes Middle School during festivities March 7. Dis- abatino, who visited the school earlier this year as principal for a day, later revisited Lewes to dedicate the front sidewalk that leads to the entranceway. DNREC is searching for 'Young Environmentalist' The Department of Natural Re- sources and Environmental Con- trol (DNREC) will again sponsor the Young Environment of the Year Award. The program honors Delaware high school students whose actions have resulted in the protection, restoration or en- hancement of Delaware's natural resources through one or more of the following means: Innovations Public awareness Environment stewardship Environmental ethics Classmates, teachers, parents, club or group leaders wishing to nominate a student are encour- aged to do so. The nomination must be based on actions which have taken place between July 1, 1999, and June 30, 2000. Nomination must be received by June 30. The importance of and the con- tributions of the students to their communities will be recognized with a $200 award and a Delaware State Park pass. Two honorable mention winners will each receive a $100 award. Win- ners will be honored at a special cemetery in July at the Delaware State Fair. This is the seventh anniversary of the award in honor of Dr. Ed- win H. Clark II, who served as secretary of DNREC from 1989 until 1993. Initial funding for the problem was provided by DNREC staff. To receive an application and for more information, contact Nancy Rolli, DNREC office of in- formation and education at 302- 739-4506. Hello Dolly! Aleksandra Strauss, right, a senior at Worcester Prepar- atory School, is shown in one of her costumes for the role of Dolly Levi in the musical "Hello, Dolly." Besides her work with the school's Broadway musical each year, she's served as class presi- dent; as an SGA representa- tive; lettered in field hockey and lacrosse; and received awards for performing arts, choir/ensemble, dance and just about every academic subject. She does community serv- ice for the Beebe Medical Foundation. Strauss was also selected as Miss Rehoboth Beach and wm represent Re- hoboth in the Miss Delaware competition. pto Jen EIIingsworth photo Milton students observe National Student Art Month April Hudson's art class at Milton Middle School is getting into the swing of spring, cele- brating National Student Art Month by painting furniture masterpieces. Shown in back are (l-r) April Hudson, Ashley Payton, Colby Bailey, Tony Evans, Cecil Johnson, Deon Burton, Kevin Young, Ray Gray and Jason Cooper. In middle are Dyana Joynes, Juana Valesquez, Mindy Logan, Robbie Miller, Brice Howard, Georgie Buck and Keith Russell. In front are Jamie McNatt, Jake Tartal, Justin White and Jake Schirmer. Cape students place in poetry competition Kristin Foery of Nassau and Ben Laxton of Lewes, both seniorsat Cape Henlopen High School, were awarded first-place honors in the National League of American Pen Women, Diamond State Branch's combined poetry and art juried competition. Jason Massey of Milton and Rahul Sukumar of Lewes earned an honorable mention for their effort in the contest. The contest is designed to promote the arts and recognize talent in Delaware high school students. The submissions are a joint project of two people, an artist and a poet. The poem and artwork were to in- terpret each other but were to be projects presented individually as a complement to one another. Foery and Laxton were awarded a $50 and publi- cation in "Out and About" magazine for their win- ning entry, "Kiss." Foery authored the piece, while Laxton contributed the artwork. The purposes of the National League of American Pen Women are to conduct and promote creative and educational activities for professional women in art, letters and music. The Diamond State Branch has presented numer- ous writers workshops for the public and poetry and short story contests for Delaware high school stu- dents. The contest was part of the celebration of the Dia- mond State Branch's 50th anniversary.