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30 TUESDAY, JUNE 7 - THURSDAY, JUNE 9, 2011 SCHOOL & EDUCATION . (',ape Gazette Sussex Technical High School seniors Robert Miller of Bridgeville and Kyler LeCates of Greenwood won the State of Delaware Ford/AAA Student Au- to Skills Competition held at Dover International Speedway. The students will now compete for the national finals Monday, June 13 and Tuesday, June 14 in Dearborn, Mich. In the contest, two-man teams were given an identical car that had been intentionally installed with bugs throughout. They were then given a repair order, and had 90 minutes to correctly identify and fix the bugs that could include a missing belt, in- - perable trunk release orair con- ditibning and heating deficien- cies. The purpose of the auto skills competition is to highlight auto tech as a career, as well as highlight the need for quality techs in the auto industry. To qualify for the state compe- tition, each participating high school automotive instructor was asked to select up to eight juniors and seniors to take a 50- question written exam. The two students with the highest scores from each school advanced to the state finals. A combination of the written exam scores, as well as the hands-on score, determined the SUBMITTED PHOTO PROUDLY DISPLAYING the state championship trophy in the Ford/AAA Student Auto Skills Competition are (I-r) Sussex Tech auto/diesel instructor Les Humpfirey and winning students Robert Miller and Kyler LeCates. state champion team. Six schools scholarship money is available to participated in the 2011 Delaware the winners of the national com- Ford/AAA competition. This is petition. Both young men are the second consecutive year that students in the auto/diesel tech- Sussex Tech students have won nical area at Sussex Tech. the Delaware contest. Their instructor for their t'n-st As the first-place winners for three years of study was Les the state of Delaware, Robert and Humphrey, and their instructor Kyler each received a $50,000 during their senior year is David scholarship package from vari- .Waters, who is covering the cur- ous automotive schools and edu- riculum while Humphrey is out cational training centers. More on medical leave. Delaware Tech honors : outstanding students The 31st annual Student Awards Program was held Ma), 4 at Delaware .Technical & Cam- munity College, Owens Campus. The Andre Higgins Alumni Graduation Award was present- ed to a graduating student who has distinguished himself or her- self while pursuing an academic career. • The Bernard Luterancik Engi- neering Award went to an out- standing student in the Architec- .tural Engineering Technology program. Two special presenta- tions were made by the Phi Theta Kappa and Alpha Beta Lewes. Allied Health in Radio- logic Technology went to Sarah Fitzgerald, Lewes; Nursing to Stephan Betins. Rehoboth Beach. In Industrial Education, energy management went to Daniel W. Smith, Milisboro. Public service in criminal justice to Holly West, Millsboro; and human services to Will Leonard, Millsboro/ The Bernard Luteranicik Engi- neering Award went to Samuel Cooksey, Milton. A special presentation award of the Alpha Beta Gamma Honor gochty went to V'trglnla Wallace, Rehoboth Beach. Now forming Lewes • Georgetown • Ocean View ":Gamma honor societies, and the Owens Campus members of the Salsa Merengue 2011 All-Delaware Academic -Team were recognized for their I Swing Rumba achievements. One of the team I Cha Cha Waltz members was also recognized as [ [I / Mambo and morel • the 2011 New Century Scholar "Tar the state of Delaware. Bachata Local Outstanding Student Award recipients include busi- ness technologies degree: busi- r, Weddino Dance Prep ness administration and market- " ing went to Amanda Zim, Mills- V Salsa Bachlorette Parties ...boro; and entrepreneurship to ate e reor we n,o I The awards for Civil Engineering Technology went to Anthony "DiGiuseppe, Lewes; Desi[ n En- gineering Technology to Jan Lachmann, Milton; and Engi- "tionneeringtolanTechn°l°gyLachmann, Milton.Math Op- I For mote i f , 0 - - 55. l Electronics Engineering Tech- , .nology went to Ivan C. Cruz, Starting Thursday, June 16 Sign in 5 p.m. - 6 p.m. at Lewes Beach Parking Lot Join with friends and neighbors recording steps to walk coast to coast several times this summer. SPONSORED BY." Beebe Medical Center, Cape Gazette, City of Lewes, Lewes Chamber of Commerce, Lewes Fire Department, Nemours Health & Prevention Services, Quest FitneSs Like lens Stelm Out at faulawk.