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28 TUESDAY, MARCH 26 - THURSDAY MARCH 28, 2013 SCHOOL & EDUCATION Cape Gazette SUBMITTED PHOTOS GATHERED AT THE AWARDS CEREMONY on Feb. 16 are (I-r) VFW Post 7447 Quartermaster Tom Zalewski, Ladies Auxiliary President Anna Smith, Chair Barbara McGowan, LTC (Ret.) Ronald D. Erale and Post Commander Ed Tucker. Rehoboth VFW and Auxiliary honor LTC (Ret.) Ron Erale of Cape Henlopen High LTC (Ret.) Ronald'D. Erale was recognized Feb. 16 as the Outstanding Citizenship Teacher of the Year for his exemplary service to youth in the local area. Erale initiated the ]ROTC pro- gram at Cape Henlopen High qchool, and it has greatly ex- panded, thanks to his leadership. Hewas presented with certifi- cates of accomplishment and cash awards by VFW Post 7447 and its Ladies Auxiliary. At the awards assembly at the post home whikh celebrated several award winners, Erale was joined by his wife and daughter. Many post and ladies auxilia- ry members attended to honor Erale, who has provided the post Shown at the Feb. 16 event which honored LTC (Ret.) Ronald D. Erale are (I-r) Rehoboth VFW Post 7447 Ladies Auxiliary President Anna Smith, Post Com- mander Ed Tucker, honoree Erale, Erale's wife Diane and daughter Erica. with many young essay contes- people he trained, and our com- tants, munity has been blessed by his "He has instilled a strong service," said Scholarship Chair sense of citizenship in the young Barbara McGowan. SUSSEX TECH ELECTRONICS JUNIOR EARNS HIGHEST FCC LICENSE SUBMITTED PHOTO CHARLES "CHAZ" GOUERT, a junior from Milton, has earned the high- est-level Federal Communications Commission amateur radio license offered, that of amateur extra class. In order to earn this license, he had to pass the exams for technician class and general class licenses before he sat for the extra examination with FCC volunteer examiners at the Bethany Beach Fire Department Jan. 20. Amazingly, he achieved these licenses all within the span of one month. Gouert is majoring in electronics at Sussex Tech. He is shown work- ing on the two-way radio. SUSSEX TECH TOPS IN COUNTY AT SCIENCE OLYMPIAD SUBMITTED PHOTO SUSSEX TECHNICAL HIGH SCHOOL senttwo teams to the recent state Science Olympiad competition. Sixty teams competed, with nine from Sussex County. Sussex Tech came home Wit h first- and second-place trophies in the county and 17th and 23rd places overall. There were 24 events in the competition covering a variety of topics from basic scientific methods and prob- lem solving to advanced engineering competitions, including robotics and aeronautics. Many events covered ca- reer and technical education subject areas such as criminal justice, environmental science and health professions. Sussex Tech earned 10 medals in six events. This is the second time in the last decade that Sussex Tech has won first place in the county. Half of this year's competing students will return next year and are already excited about advancing on this year's success. Those participating were in back (I-r) Chris Aiken, coach; Gabrielle Fazio, Lewes; James Forder, Seaford; Will  Harris, Greenwood; Isaac Van Curen, Seaford; Emilie Fleuette, Millsboro; Dennis Redington, coach; and Jeffrey Clavettel Harbeson. In middle are Amanda Sara, Seaford; Erica Parkhurst, Milton; Danny Halloran, Milton; Chaz Gouert, Milton; Sam Seibert, Milford; and Amanda Kucharzyk, Lincoln. In front are Natalie Sara, Seaford; Me- gan Parkhurst, Milton; Bansri Patel, Seaford; Kate Schroeder, Bridgeville; Lacey Perdue, Millsboro;'Lilith Elmor  Georgetown; Elyse Rubino, Georgetown; Nhu Do, Seaford, Lauren Shapley, Seaford; Emily Morris, Delmar; and Holly Schilling, Selbyville. Missing from photo are students Priyen Patel, Seaford; Abigail Davis, Lewes; and Al- bert Green, Millsboro. SUBMITTED PHOTO GATHERED FOR THE RAIDER CHALLENGE March 16 are in back (I-r) Cadet Eric Miller, Cadet Alex Dominick, Cadet Sylvester Lovett, Cadet Pete Leskov- ic, Cadet Josh Betts, and Cadet Kevin Wright; in middle row are Cadet Dean Hysock, Cadet Quinten Bradford, Cadet Mark Couchman and Cadet Jack Ra- gone; in front are Cadet Alexandria Mueller, Cadet Cassidy Blevins, Cadet Sar- ah Koon, Cadet Breanna Batter, and Cadet Ross Hicks. Cape JROTC cadets excel at Raider Challenge competition. The Cape Henlopen High School JROTC Raider Team, composed of primarily fresh- men, participated in the annual Sussex Tech Invitational Cadet Raider Challenge March 16 and competed against nine other teams from Delaware, Maryland and New Jersey. The Raider Challenge is a physically grueling series of in- dividual and team events that tests each cadet's physical fit- ness, stamina and teamwork. The competition began with a physical fitness test consisting of a mile run, push-ups and sit-ups, followed by a land navigation course, a first-aid/stretcher carry course of 100 yards, a 30-foot one-rope bridge construction and crossing event, and a five- kilometer forced march over broken terrain. In this first competition of the season, the Cape team finished first place in both the physical fitness and first aid events, and an overall third place among the competitors. Cadet Cassi- dy Blevins won the individual first-place award for the highest female physical fitness score with a 287 out of 300 points. The team, led by Cadet Capt. Mark Couchman, consisted of cadets Breanna Batter, Cassidy Blevins, Sarah Koon, Alexan- dria Mueller, Josh Betts, Quinten Bradford, Alex Dominick, Ross Hicks, Dean Hysock, Pete Les- kovic, Sylvester Lovett, Eric Miller, Jack Ragone and Kevin Wright.