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L Shields PTA honors financial contribution Honoring Scott Frohman, center right, of Creative Impressions, a certificate of appreciation thanking him for his financial contribution to the Shields Elementary School Class of 2007 is presented by, l-r, Bayard Hendricks, assistant principal, Diana Smith, PTA president and Peg Horton, principal The money will help pay for a trip to the Smithsonian Institute. Marine scientists Americorps volunteers put nuisance plants to work in Sussex Phragmites australis, also known as common reed, is a tall, plumed marsh plant that most re- source managers would run out of town if they could. But Jack Gallagher and Denise Seliskar, botanists at the Universi- ty of Delaware Graduate College of Marine Studies, worked with volunteers to establish a stand of Phragmites in Delmar - at the town's wastewater treatment plant - on Tuesday, March 25. Widely regarded as a nuisance plant in wetland areas in the Unit- ed States because it out-competes vegetation considered more valu- able to waterfowl and other wildlife, Phragmites australis has proven that it can benefit waste- water treatment operations. Once planted in the sand beds where sewage sludge is released to dry, Phragmites, with its extensive root system, enhances the drying and breakdown of organic mfiteri- al, reducing the amount of sludge that eventually must be hauled to local landfills. The wastewater treatment facility thus saves on la- bor costs for biosolids removal and on landfill fees. With the assistance of 10 volun- teers from the federally-slxmsored Americorps program, Gallagher and Seliskar and their students dug up a few thousand Phragmites plants Tuesday, beginning about 8:30 a.m. it the University of Delaware Hugh R. Sharp Campus in Lewes. The sprigs were then transported to the Delmar Waste- water Treatment Plant for re- planting. Reality therapy seminar set for Del Tech April 17 Human services professionals have the opportunity to update and improve their skills and knowledge by participating in the Reality Therapy seminar at Delaware Technical & Communi- ty College. The seminar will take place April 17 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and April 18 from 8:30 a.m. to noon. The presentation, which offers one CEU, is sponsored by Delaware Tech's Corporate and Community Programs. The seminar is designed to ad- dress control and reality therapy, its applications, theory and effec- tiveness within the counseling session. The seminar, which will com- bine lecture, role playing and group discussion, is targeted to so- cial service agencies, counselors, psychologists and church leaders. The presenter is Sally J. King, who is a graduate of the Owens Campus, King has a BS in behav- ior science from Wilmington Col- lege and a masters degree in psy- chology from Washington Col- lege. In 1992 she was certified in re- ality therapy by the Institute of Reality Therapy. The fee for this seminar is $45. For information or to register, call 856-5400, ext. 226. Gallagher and Seliskar direct the University's Halophyte Biotechnology Center, one of the few institutions in the world which focuses on the use of genet- ic techniques to design better marsh plants for use in agriculture and in restoring damaged wet- lands. With the help of a recent grant, the scientists are now applying their tissue-culture techniques to produce varieties of Phragmites best suited for sludge treatment. CAPE Cape grad Dean;s i List at Emo University Blythe C. Teed, of Lewes, a 1994 graduate of Cape Henlopen High School, has been named to the Dean's List at Emory Uni- versity in At- lanta, where she is a pre- med student. Teed is studying in i TEED Costa Rica l i this semester with the Study Abroad program. She is the daughter of Deb! Dow Fenimore of Lewes, and Les Burton, of Florida. [ Rehoboth High Class of '67 to hold reunion The Rehoboth High School Class of 1967 will hold its 30 year reunion on Saturday, April 26, at the Rusty Rudder in Dewey Beach. For further information contact Sydney Hazzard Maull at 1 Kensington Road, Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971. Rehoboth Elementary posts Olympiad winners Led by coac h Lori Roe, Re- hoboth Elementary School sixth graders placed high at the Delaware Scienc 9 and Mathemat- ics Olympiad held recently at Delaware Technical and Commu- nity College. The competition in- cluded 47 teams of elementary classes. Listed with their respective cat- egories, winners included Laura Dillon, first place in Measure- ment; Carolina Wilson and Sara Lachman, first place in What Axe 4-April 10, 1997- 37 You Trying To Tell Me?; Charlie Gathers and Rhys Slaughter, first place in Water, Water; Laura Dil- lon, Rhys Slaughter and Elisabeth Lingo, second place in the Math Bowl; Charlie Gathers, second place in What Are You Trying To Tell Me?; Carolina Wilson, sec- ond place in Calculators; Joey Bradford and Matt King, second place in the Egg Drop; Elisabeth Lingo, second place in Measure- ment; Charlie Gathers, third place in Circuits; Carolina Wilson and Matt King, third place in Team- work; and Stephanie Luther, third place in Food For Thoughi. Beebe School of Nursing Dinner Dance April 18 The annual Beebe School of Nursing Alumni Association Din- ner Dance will be held Friday, April 18 at the Rusty Rudder in Dewey Beach. A social hour is planned from 6 to 7 p.m. The Pre- sentation of Class will be from 7 to 7:30 p.m. with dinner to follow and dancing will begin at 9 p.m. A silent auction is also planned. The cost is $20 per person. For tickets and information, call Vir- ginia Rickards at the school of nursing, Ext. 251, or Eleanor Cor- drey at the Women's Health Pavilion, Ext. 726. Area students make honors at High Point Lindsay Naylor Weldin and Thomas Talley Weldin, IH, both of Rehoboth Beach and Keely Ann Walls, of Lewes, have made the Dean's List at High Point Uni- versity in North Carolina. To qualify for the Dean's List, a stu- dent must have a grade point aver- age of 3.5 or better. Lindsay Weldin is a freshman psychology major and Thomas Weldin is a junior studying busi- ness and economics. Walls is a se- nior, majoring in elementary edu- cation. ,It CAMP ARROWHEAD OFFERS DAY CAMP! JUNE 23 T July 31 i YOUR CHILD CARE WORRIES ARE OVER i camp Arrowhead will offer 6 weeks of! cookouts, singing and much more. day camping to boys and girls in grades_  The cost is Just 8115 for the five full 3-6. Qualified staff, great food dand/' .vs of funl funl fun! unmatched programming will'camp Arrowhead is located on the provide your child with a real out- of-doors experience in a safe western shore of Rehoboth Bay and and caring environment. C is owned and operated by the Epis- ,eopal Diocese of Delaware. The camp The day camp will run   is open to all young people who from 7:45 a.m. until 8:OO p.m.  would like to learn more each day and includes three   about themselves and the delicious mealsprepared by "  world around them. world famous chef Delmat:: Each participant will receive   Call about our resident camp. a free Camp Arrowhead T-  For more Information Shirt. Some of the activities 11 I and a brochure, might include: sailing, canoe- [ Call (302) 945-0610 or write to: tng, wind surfing, crabbing, nature[ Registrar, Camp Arrowhead study tin our brand new Environmental  Rd 2 Box 161 Center), archery, swimming, crafts, i Lewes, Delaware 19958. l This weekly program is offered to children who wish to experience camp living, but aren't ready to sleep over.