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110 FRIDAY, MAY 13 - MONDAY, MAY 16, 2011 SCHOOL & EDUCATION Cape Gazette D. THOMAS BUILDING REDEDICATED STEVEN BILLUPS PHOTOS ~HE FREDERICK D. THOMAS buiidin& which houses the Sussex Consortium School, was rededic.ated May 6 in a ceremony on the school grounds. The ceremony featured speakers Michael Kelly, Cape Henlopen School District director of elementary education; Spencer Brittingham, school board president; Esthelda Parker Selby, former school board president; and Rep. Ruth Briggs King, R-Georgetown; and Rep. Harvey Keatop, R-Milford, who presented a tribute from the Delaware House of Repre- sentatives. The highlight of the event was the unveiling of a bronze plaque sporting a photo of the late Lewes Principal Thomas and words stating that the building is now to be known as the Frederick D. Thomas Building. Shown at the unveiling are (I-r) Thomas family members Connor Thomas, Raymond Thomas, Ella Thomas, Raymond Thomas Jr., Brenda Thomas and Sabrina Evans. Shown at right is the plaque, which replaced the faded photo that had hung in the entrance to the building. Esthc:~ida Parker Selby, former school board president, read a biography of the late educator Frederick Thomas' ca- reer. He started as a teacher in a one- room segregated schoolhouse and cul- minated as the first African-American administrator in the Cape Henlopen School District. At right, Selby holds up a page from the now defunctThe Whale newspaper which featured an article on the original dedication of the, building Oct. 29,1980. Rep. Ruth Briggs King, R-Georgetown, and Pep, Harvey Keaton, R-Milford, present a tribute from the Delaware House of Representatives to Raymond Thomas, the son of Frederick D. Thomas, honoring his late father. Well maintained Lewes Ranch Very desirable Mill Pond Acres Large Corner Lot- No HOA 3 bedroom, 2 bath, large 2 car garage, Open floor plan with cathedral ceilings -1700+ sf., Wood floors, gas fireplace, sunroom, 2 decks, Outdoor shower, mature landscape, hottub Call for appt. 302-752'8667 Offered @ $329,900 1