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.: ,q Cape Gazette TUESDAY, JUNE 7 - THURSDAY, JUNE 9, 2011 29 Students say Cammie Baldwin said. said the pins offered students a It took a couple of tries, but the concrete way to interact with dv team got its Rube Goldberg-like their peers. eytl'e rea..._1 -plant-watering contraption to Camp Steiner said the hot spot for next year work during the Memorial Day for pin-trading was in the stu- weekend competition held at the dent union outside the dining University of Maryland in Col- hall, where no trading was al- By Leah Hoene lege Park. lowed. After competing, the team Cammie said in their dorm, dove into the fun business of students played games with Chi- The excitement of meeting swapping pins. nese students. They danced and students from around the world Each student went to the com- played hot potato. v/as not lost on a team of third- petition equipped with a pletho- Grier Calagione said hats were and fourth-graders from Shields ra of Delaware pins -- including another hot tradable item. She Elementary School that recently the state, a racecar flag and a said students from Pennsylvania competed in the Odyssey of the sandcastle set - and an Odyssey wore wizard hats to the competi- Mind World Championship. of the Mind towel on which to tion, while Delaware teams wore They were the first of 61 teams pin them. chicken hats. Cammie said, "It to take the stage, then had all day Lee Lee Wilson said, "You'd was cool to look out and see all to check out the competition and take a Delaware pin and offer it the hats." meet students from around the for something you wanted, ask- While the students' perform- globe, ing 'Do you want to trade?"' ance at the world finals did not "We were all really nervous," Team coach Cheryl Baldwin bring them home a trophy, they LEAH HOENEN PHOTO WEARING COMPETITION HATS and Toshirts and displaying pins from the World Odyssey of the Mind competition are Shields Elementary School students in back (l-r) Melina Kotanides, Luke D'Ambrogi, Camp Steiner and Dylan Baldwin; in front are Cammie Baldwin, Lee Lee Wilson and Grier Calagione. said the experience was awe- For more information on the i I some and they can't wait to corn- school, visit www.capehenlopen-- I pete next year. Sussex Technical High School part of our lives will always be at graduated 285 students in the Sussex Tech," said Haas. She also class of 2011 during commence- said that everyone should be a ment ceremonies June 2 at Raven little scared and nervous about Stadium. The class chose Assis- leaving Sussex Tech. But Haas tant Principal Mike Firch as said she is confident everyone speaker. Firch told the students will be okay because Sussex that they will be asked to do Tech has taught them how to many great things and to remem- make good choices. berlthat things that make a differ- Salutatorian Tianna Hutchins enc are all worth doing. He also of Seaford highlighted several urged the graduates to reach out references to Dr. Seuss's philoso- to others every day.He told them phies. "Sometimes the questions to enjoy the journey of life arid can be complicated, but the an- along the way remember that a swers are simple," Hutchins said. firm handshake and a smile al- "So be all you can be." ways bring comfort to everyone. Valedictorian lake ]ones of Class President Allison Haas Milford encouraged his class- of Milton welcomed the audi- mates to retain the Sussex Tech ence to Sussex Tech. Shemind frame of always trying your thanked everyone who encour- hardest. "We are all good at aged her to attend Sussex Tech something;, we just have to fmd when she was a freshman. "One out at what," ]ones said. SUBMITTED PHOTOS ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL MICHAEL FIRCH of Milford, the commencement speaker for the class of 2011 at Sussex Technical High School, addresses the audi- ence. Summer Kates of Lewes sings a solo part during her last song with the cho[r . at Sussex Tech. , Class President Allison Haas of Milton is escorted at commencement ceremonies Conor Small of Lewes gives school board President Patrick Cooper a hug after re- Bryan Cooper of Ocean View pumps his by Matt King of Seaford. ceiving his diploma, fist in the air after receiving his diploma,"~