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32 - CAPE GAZETYE, Friday, April 14 - April 20, 1995 School & Education Kerry Kezter photos Comcast buys lighthouse, Prudential Crallo donates swing to playground drive Comcast Cablevision of Delmarva, Inc. donated $1,000 for a lighthouse to be placed in the new Shields Elementary School playground. The donation, part of a community effort to lmild the new facility, helped the playground committee climb to $23,000 toward its goal to reach $40,000. The playground com- mittee also has $7,000 pledged. Shown from (I. to r.) are Marian Phill/ps, Comcast's direc- tor of government and community relations, with Clifford Gibbs, Shannon Swiger, Ashley Holton and Brian Lynch, area general manager. Prudential Gallo Realtors donated $900 for a tire awing in the new'Shields Elementary School Playground. The playground is a community effort, and all monies for the $40,000 goal have been donated. Prudential Gallo's contri- bution helped the playground committee reach the $23,000 mark on Wednesday, April 5. Shown from (L to r.) are Lee Ann Wilkinson, realtor, with Michael Dolgas, Christopher Wade, and Sarda Hudson. U.S. Army cinema van visits Cape Henlopen High By Kristen Seal Cape Henlopen High School students were offered a different approach to learning U.S. History with the visit of the U.S. Army Cinema Van on Thursday, April 6. Slide presentations the U.S. Army offers include military history, government, communications, math and science and nursing pro- grams. Cape's history classes viewed either "We the People" or "The Day of Infamy" slide shows, depending upon the relevant sub- ject matter currently being taught in the classroom. The Cinema Van, which is actu- ally a traveling tractor trailer, accommodates 40 people and houses nine projectors and three screens. All power needed for the projectors and sound is generated from the cab of the vehicle. According to Sgt. First Class Barney Pinckney, "we travel across the country to different high schools, vocational and tech- nical schools and junior colleges when a local field recruiter sub- mits a request for the presentation. The main topic of our visits are to stay in school and to stay off of drugs." Sgt. First Class Kenneth Dooley is the U.S. Army field recruiter from the U.S. Army Recruiting Station in Seaford who requested the cinema van visit several Delaware high schools. Joten ,e! photo Sgt First Class Barney Pinckney leads the discussion during the U.S. Army Cinema Van pre- sentation at Cape Heniopen High School on Thursday, April & "We work with the U.S. Army Recruiting Command, JROTC programs and the schools to accommodate the presentation. We hope to do these presentations annually and let students know of the large numbers of jobs we offer and the amount of scholarship money available," says Dooley. "These shows really illustrate the positive and negative effects of war on history and how our soci- ety today still benefits from tech- nology developed during war time," says Cpl. Ronald Erale with the JROTC program at Cape. "It was definitely educational - the show actually reinforced everything we have been learning in the classroom. I really liked it," adds junior Doug Parke. Sue Lore, history teacher at CHHS, feels the Army Cinema Van's visit to Cape made an impact on her history students. "Basically all of the history classes are just finishing the World War II unit, so 'The Day of Infamy' visually reviewed all that the students have been learning about. 'We the People' also was a nice overview of the effect of the military on history." The U.S. Army Cinema Van will visit Dover High School after its one day visit at Cape. Wilmington College sets summer registration Wilmington College, located in the Higher Education Building on the campus of Delaware Technical and Community College, George- town, will hold registration for its Summer I Block April 10-13. Graduate, undergraduate and doc- torate classes begin May 1. For more information, call Dana Painter at 856-5780. Registration hours are 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Friday. Cape High PTSA plans flea market The Cape Henlopen High School Parent Teacher Student Association Scholarship Commit- tee is planning "Cape Treasures", an outside flea market from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, April 22 at Cape Henlopen High School, Lewes. Space rental is $10 - non- refundable - and there is no rain date. Call 645-6703 for reserva- tions. Richard Garey heads to national symposium Richard Garey, son of Allan and Sherry Garey of Rehoboth Beach and a student at the University of Delaware, has been notified that he's a winner in the 1995 Delaware Junior Science and Humanities Symposium, and will present his paper at the National Symposium in Huntsville, Ala. April 27-30. In addition to the trip to the national symposium, Garey also was awarded a one-year scholar- ship at the University of Delaware for his freshman year. Kids' Conference set April 29 upstate "Kids as Leaders: Respecting the Earth and Us as One" is the theme of the second annual Rain- bow Leaders Kids' Conference of Delaware, scheduled from 9 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. on Saturday, April 29, at Bayard Elementary School in Wilmington. Students in fourth through eighth grades are wel- come to attend. The conference is created for kids by kids to help develop and nurture leadership skills and abili- ties. This year's conference kicks off with a presentation by the Nan- ticoke Lenni-Lenape Tribe on the theme of oneness with Mother Earth. It will be followed by dis- cussion groups on ecology, the environment and what kids can do, activities focusing on conser- vation and recycling, paper-mak- ing and educating children about the environment.