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CAPE GAZETTE, Friday, May 30 - June 5, 1997 - 37 SCHOOL & EDUCATION Lewes author to address Cape High commencement The date of commencement exercises for the Cape Henlopen High School Class of 1997 is Thursday, June 5, marking the 28th class to graduate from the high school. Ed Dee, a retired New York City police lieutenant of 20 years and a noted author, will be the guest speaker that evening. He is noted for vari- ous short sto- ries and nov- els, including "14 Peck Slip," which was chosen by "The New York Times" as the 1994 notable book DEE of the year. He also authored "Bronx Angel," which was noted as "poetic and deeply disturbing" by "The Wall Street Journal," and "Little Boy Blue," which received a starred review in "Publisher's Weekly." Dee's niece, Karlin Maull, is among the 1997 Cape graduates, and Dee now lives in Lewes. Ashley Anderson, president of the senior class, will also address the graduates. She will be accompanied by her fellow class officers, Vice Presi- dent Allison Rhue, Secretary Angela Cahill and Treasurer Heather Gibson. Alfred G. Best Jr., class advisor, will preside over the ceremony and will announce the graduates along with his co-advisor Con- stance Rickards. Superintendent of Schools Suellen Skeen will make remarks and introductions during the com- mencement exercises, while Dr. Ronald Burrows, high school prin- cipal, will present the Class of 1997. Board of Education President Rebecca Millman will confer the diplomas. The processional, recessional and other musical selections will be performed by the Cape Hen- lopen High School Concert Band and Chorus, under the direction of Barry Eli. Commencement exercises begin at 6:30 p.m., in the high school stadium located on the outskirts of Lewes. In the event of rain, the exercis- es will be moved to the gym. Graduates will be receiving a number of passes that will admit the bearer to the home stands of the stadium or the gym until 6:15 p.m, at which time the doors will be opened to the public and any remaining seats made available. On Wednesday, June 4, the many accomplishments of this year's senior class will be cele- brated at the Senior Awards Cere- mony, to be held in the Little The- Jen Ellingsworth photo Led by Director Barry Eli, the Cape Heniopen High School mixed choir earned an 'Excel- lent" rating at the recent Toronto Classic Music Festival. In the back row (l-r) are Lauren Too- ley, Latisha Jones, Virginia Davis, Will Hickman, Kevin Clark, Keith Carlton, David Hamas, C.J. Reed, Heather Gibson, Steve Miller and Rachel Johnson. In the third row are Erin Marsh, Emily Bishoff, Diana Fogg, Sarah Shields, Holly Gordon, Tara McCredie, Kristina Porter, Ker- ry Schab, Courtney Gregerson, Jfllian Steele, Kelly Palekar, Florence White, Maggie Steven- son and Shannon Smith. In the second row are Jen Peer, Tara Arensberg, Becky Lane, Chris Myers, Vicky Ruth, Robin Raynor, Megan Heronimus, Emily Martin, Stefanie Davis, Janna Wilcoxson and Carleigh Bell. In the front row are Allison Funds, Valerie Dickenson, Cheryl McDaniel, Chrysta Chaya, Marian Campo, Erin McClure, Susan Clark, Summer West, Heather Nehrbas, Katherine Bandekow and Holly Mancuso. The Cape Henlopen High School Concert Band and Chorus will perform musical selections during the Cape Henlopen High School com- Cape High crowns its king and queen of the prom mencement exercises on Thursday, June 5. ater at 7:45 p.m. Churches with the assistance of This will be preceded by the sero Margaret Jones. A reception for vice at 6:30 p.m., sponsored by the the students and their families will Lewes-Rehoboth Association of follow the awards ceremony. Angle Moon photo Cape Henlopen High School students crowned their king and queen of the prom at Rehoboth Beach Country Club on Friday evening, May 23. The couple accepting the honor are Judi Brit- tingham and Ben Oakes. Del Tech Owens Campus students honored for achievements of individuals who have been associated with the campus. The 1997 Outstanding Student Award recipients are: Business Cluster Degree: Computer Information Sys- tems Technology, Microcomputer timd on page The seventeenth annual Student Awards Banquet, sponsored by the Division of Instruction and Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, was held recently at Delaware Techni- cal & Community College, Owens. Campus. These awards are presented each year to one outstanding stu- dent from each degree/diploma curriculum. Selection is based on academic excellence, relationship with peers and staff, and other campus/community service con- tributions. Two special student awards are presemed also in honor This year's graduation marks 1997 as the 118th anniversary of the awarding of diplomas in the Cape Henlopen area. Del Tech honors academic team As part of its continuing cele- bration of Community College Month, Delaware Technical & Community College honored the members of its 1997 All-State Academic Team at a luncheon recently at the Dover Sheraton. Lt. Gov. Ruth Ann Minner will deliv- er the keynote speech and college president Orlando J. George Jr., presented medallions. This program provided statewide recognition to outstand- ing community college students. Those selected to the team have excelled in academic perfor- mance, leadership and service to the community. The eight-mem- ber team will compete to become part of the All-USA Community and Junior College Academic Team. This is the third year Delaware Tech has participated in the event, which is sponsored by USA Today, The American Asso- ciation of Community Colleges, and the Phi Theta Kappa Interna- tional Honor Society. Among the invited guests were members of the House and Senate education committees, Delaware Tech's campus directors, deans of instruction and student services. Downstate students included Joanne M. Heaphy and Suzanne M. McKasldll, both of Millsboro. Heaphy, a business accmmling major with a 3.97 grade point average, is married and the mother of two children, Nichole and Michael. Heaphy is a full time stu- dent, a member of Alpha Beta Gama, and serves as treasurer of Phi Theta Kappa (Alpha Epsilon Epsilon). Heaphy calls her time at Del Tech "a life-changing mile- stone. The instructors provide a stimulating learning environment that enhances necessary skills for the job market. Their endless sup- port and encouragement has caused met to seek higher educa- tion." McKaskill, who carries a 3.9 grade point average, is majoring in legal assistant/microcomputers. She is a single mother to three year old Zack, and recently moved to Millsboro from California. McKaskill is a full-time student, and an active member of Phi Theta Kappa, and a member of Alpha Beta Kappa. She interns at Superi- or Court and wants to be a pioneer in computerized courtrooms. "Delaware Tech has helped me to define my goals," McKaskill said. "The dedication and devo- tion my advisors and instructors have shown me has been phenom- enal. The fellowship within the honor societies and the leadership skills I have attained are invalu- able.