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38 " CAPE GAZETTE, Friday, April 25- May 1, 1997 Jen Eilinglworth photo Delaware National Bank helps Shields students cash in pennies Students at Richard Sh/elds Elementary School are taking part in an ongoing Penny Har- vest for their school's computer drive. To date, the students have raised 300 cents towards the cause. Delaware National Bank has offered to count the pennies. On hand on Friday, April 18 were 0-r) computer lab hason John Crispin, Parent-Teacher Technology Committee Treasurer Mary Buchness, Parent-Teacher Committee member Diana Smith and Delaware National Bank Head Teller Jamie Clifton. Carper declares April as Community College Month Gov. Thomas R. Carper signed a proclamation designating April as Community College Month on Tuesday, April 22 at the Terry Campus of Delaware Technical & Community College, Dover. The signing is part of a series of events being held statewide at Delaware Tech to recognize the achieve- ments of the American communi- ty college and its students. Delaware Tech student leaders and representatives gathered at campus locations in each county where the event was transmitted Thomas More Continued from page 36 are taught in the home." Frances said that applications are already being accepted for the first class of freshmen. Classes are expected to be approximately 20 students in size. Tuition is set at $4,500 for the first year. There will be some ad- ditional expenses such as books and other equipment. Frances said that the bpard of directors is work- ing hard to develop a scholarship program. "Right now, we are working on scholarships based on family need," he said. "In the future, we hope to have scholarships for spe- cific areas. We already have indi- viduals who have offered to fund scholarships. We are thinking that some corporations will also help with scholarships." Frances said that the Thomas More Academy has Ralph Leitner, Ph.D., as headmaster, and all teachers for the opening classes are expected to be hired by mid- May. He said Leitner and those applying for teaching positions are excited about being included in the founding of a new high school. He said approximately 150 teachers applied for the f'wst six positions, allowing the hiring via a fiber optic network. During the ceremony, students at any lo- cation were able to communicate with Carper or with Delaware Tech's president, Orlando J. George, Jr. In this proclamation, the gover- nor acknowledged the contribu- tions of Delaware Tech in its ser- vice to over 36,000 citizens each year, the work of the college in partnership with business and in- dustry, and the numerous services and programs that are offered to meet the diverse and changing Ill committee to chose among a wide range of qualified instructors. 'q'his is a dream, an idea, that was born nine years ago when Holy Cross Catholic High School closed in Dover. At that time, a group of parishioners said that we needed a Catholic school," the board member said. "About three years ago, we formalized the dream and formed a board of di- rectors and started our Capital campaign. We are heartened that we have been quite successful in our capital campaign, and we can build the first phase, including the gym, while we continue to raise money .for the second phase." Thomas More Academy is not a diocesan school, and will be ad- ministered by a lay board rather than church officials. Frances said that the new school has full sup- port of the diocese, but it will re- main privately funded, and will not be affiliated with an order. "The Bishop and all the Catholic academic community supports this endeavor, and they will support and monitor the Catholic education," France, s said. 'rbey all believe in our intent to provide the best college prepara- tory education possible; an educa- tion that takes into account the to- tal studentY For applications or information on Thomas More Academy, call Leimer, 736-3560. needs of Delawareans. Community colleges play a key role in the lives of individuals by providing a relevant, marketable education and making a major contribution to the workforce in the state of Delaware and sur- rounding communities. Rockets for Schools Launch set for Cape State Park May 10 The Aerospace Education De- partment and the Delaware Aero- Space Education Foundation in conjunction with other agencies, will host Delaware's first sub-or- bital rocket launch from Cape Henlopen State Park on Saturday, May 10, ranking the 'First State" as a "Launch State." At 2 p.m. that day (rain dates are May 11 or 12), experts from the Florida Spaceport Authority will launch the Super Loki on its historic flight. Approximately 11 feet high and weighing in at 70 pounds, the Super Loki Rocket has a solid propellant rocket mo- tor, an interstage coupling system and a 16.5 pound payload dart. It will climb with 4,000 pounds of thrust per second for about two seconds, accelerating at over 200 times the force of gravity and reach a top speed of 3,500 miles per hour. During the day there will also be exhibits, briefings, rocket and balloon construction and model rocket launches. Area school students will be challenged to brainstorm addition- al parameters that could be mea- sured; assist in design and devel- opment of various parts of the payload; assist in the fabrication of various parts of the payload and participate in one of the teams - launch, payload, tracking, teleme- try and communication or range and recovery. The payload will carry instru- ments and devices to measure var- ious aerodynamic and physical characteristics as the rocket trav- els through the atmosphere and beyond. They plan to measure al- titude of air pressure, air tempera- ture, temperature within the pay- load, acceleration and velocity. In addition, a television camera with a transmitter attd radio beacon may be included. Participating teams will work closely with Delaware Tech, the Department of Public Instruc- tion's Technology Education and Aerospace Education. In addition to the rocket, two weather balloon launches are planned that day. Payloads will also have to be developed and fab- ricated for these balloons. Participating students in all grades will be given the opportu- nity to view the launch; learn the history of rockets and scientific balloons; design and construct model rockets or small weather balloons; enter the best design and distance bottle rocket competi- tion; enter the name the payload dart competition and launch com- pleted rockets and balloons on Continued on page 39 We need your help. id you know that 90% of the Shield's Elementary School computer equipment is over 10 years old. This means several students have to share a computer simultaneously during class. This limits learning opportunities and frustrates both students and teachers=. ur goal is to have one student per computer during lab time. So, w,e've designed a program to allow the Lewes Community to support their future leaders. Will you help? "Adopt A Computer" $1,600 - Adopt a computer and have your name placed on the computer you adopt. $100 - Have your name placed on your own plaque in the computer lab. $25 - Receive a certificate of appreciation and haveyour name placed on the plaque outside the door of the computer lab. $ .Other - We appreciate the support of the community. Will You Help? W"o;k'ouf;youcntr;uoa fr m'T " fr e n  u" reon 'on" uc h"de n" l | our community. Your contribution can be used as a tax deduction for 1997. | I I I ! " I I (nameor business) (Address) I I pledge to pay the amount of $ to Richard Shields Elementary School Computer Drive by July I 1 1997. Please make check payable to Shield's Computer Drive. (Sussex Dr., Lewes, DE 19958) I I For more Information please call Diana Smi at 645.7086 I