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Cape Gazette School & Education Students learn skills in new entrepreneurial program After-school program developed for Academic Challenge students The Entrepreneurial Enlight- enment Program is a five-year, after-school program developed for Academic Challenge students from eighth through 12th grade. The program offers hands-on learning to give students the fundamentals of starting and sustaining a business. With a fo- cus on igniting creativity, critical thinking, personal initiative and resourcefulness, students are given the opportunity to develop the leadership skills necessary Steve Jobs, cofounder of Apple Inc., once said, "To turn really interesting ideas and fledgling technologies into a company that can continue to innovate for years, it requires a lot of disciplines." Those disciplines necessary to succeed in business are the focus of a new Entrepre- neurial Enlightenment Program offered to students as part of Delaware Tech's Academic Chal- lenge Program at the Owens Campus in Georgetown. for entrepreneurial success. "We're very excited about this program," said Academic Chal- lenge Coordinator Elizabeth Dolan. "We've got 22 eighth- graders' in the pilot group this year, and they're having a great time learning through activities and lessons that build skills like personal awareness, leadership, collaboration and problem solv- ing." During the first two years, emphasis is on the development of the entrepreneur through a series of personal and team challenges. Third-year students will fOcus on acquiring business skills, as well as the financial considerations and the self care necessary to stay competitive in the business world. In year four, students will learn leadership skills as they shift from team members to team leaders. By the final year, students will be in position to jump-start their very own business ventures, complete with company mission state- ment, business plan, marketing strategy, financial projections and operating plan. For more information about the Academic Challenge Pro- gram go to www.dtcc.edu.   . Students (clockwise from left) Katherine O'Leary, Tanner Savage, Joe Vander- Vossen, instructor Jenn Thompson and Mason Hayes paint during a team- work exercise. TUESDAY, MARCH 26 - THURSDAY, MARCH 28, 2013 27 SUBMITTED PHOTOS STUDENTS JESSICA ZOU, leff, and Lyla Comman create their paintings with instructions from activity facilitator John Donato, who holds his example up forthe group. SHERMAN THE SHOREBIRD VISITS EAGLE'S NEST STEVEN BILLUPS PHOTOS SHERMAN THE SHOREBIRD paid a visit to Eagle's Nest Christian Academy recently. Sherman and Shorebirds Community Relation and Marketing Direc- tor Shawn Schoolcraft were at the school to read to the students and pres- ent a check for $1,000 for the school's Best Attendance record at the Shore- birds School Night. The school and the Shorebirds sponsored a Hit the Books student challenge that provided two Shorebirds tickets for reading four books during the chal- lenge. ENCA had the most students attend the game out of 100 Delmarva schools that participated in the program. Shown during the check presentation are (l-r) Principal Lucy Dutton, School Director Ron Phillips, Sherman the Shorebird and Schoolcraft. Aiter the check presentation, Sher- man and the students get a chance for a group hug. Sherman acts out an excerpt from the book "Sherman at the Bat," adapted from "Casey at the Bat." SUSSEX TECH HONORS MATH TEACHER GLENN HEURING SUBMITTED PHOTO MATH "INSTRUCTOR GLENN HEURING of Lewes has been named Staff Member of the Month for February 2013 at Sussex Technical High.  School. In making the announcement, Supervisor of Support Services Dr. Amelia Hodges, left, commended Heuring for his willingness to take over as chairman of the Math Department midway through the year. She also, commended his expertise and patience in mentoring new math instruc- tors at Sussex Tech. Heuring came to SussexTech in 2000. He earned his undergraciuate degree in mathematics and mathematics instruction at Delaware State University and a master's degree in leadership and instruction from wilmington University. He teaches advanced placement and higher-lev- el math classes at Sussex Tech.