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Two Beacon students win Math Month poster contest Two Beacon seventh-graders recently won the Delaware Council of Teachers of Mathematics Math Poster Contest. Seventh-graders Rileigh Wilson and Gracie Frech worked together on their winning submission that focused on hurricanes.  This year's theme was Mathematics in Na- ture. The competition offers  an avenue for mathematics students to express their creativity, and to discover the usefulness and pervasiveness of mathematics. This was the second year in a row that Wilson won the contest in collaboration with a peer.  Dr. Michael Young, Cape Henlopen supervisor of secondary education, said, "They were the winners because their poster included the theme Math- ematics in Nature, it had strong math content, and it effectively highlighted hurricanes and other large storms that have impacted the Delaware beaches. Their poster was highly interactive." Posters were featured at Wilmington University in Dover May 2-14. School & Education 24 TUESDAY, JUNE 20 - THURSDAY, JUNE 22, 2017 Cape Gazette SUBMITTED PHOTO STUDENTS FROM THE Lewes After School Program visited the Lewes In Bloom Children’s Learning Garden in Stango Park May 5. Even though it was a cloudy and chilly afternoon, the children enjoyed planting flower and veg- etable seeds. They also were able to pick and eat some lettuce.  Shown are (l-r) Chloe McLean, Sanaa White, Al- lison Morales, Ja’Tara Morris, Piper Price, Darius Weldon, Terrance Barnes, Adonset Weldon, Jasmine Piper and Jacob Gabbard. Not pictured is Jamez West. LEWES AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM STUDENTS VISIT CHILDREN’S LEARNING GARDEN SUBMITTED PHOTO POSTER CONTEST WINNERS Rileigh Wilson, left, and Gracie Frech pose with their first-place awards. The win- ning poster, at right, highlights hurricanes and large storms that have affected Delaware beaches. Del Tech to offer military aptitude testing in Dover Delaware Technical Commu- nity College has announced a new partnership with the De- partment of Defense that will allow Delawareans wishing to enter the military the opportu- nity to take the Armed Forces Vocational Aptitude Battery test at Del Tech’s campus in Dover. Prior to this new memorandum of understanding, Delawareans had to travel to New Jersey or Maryland for testing. “In addition to significant cost savings for the Department of Defense, this provides a local op- tion for Delawareans who want to join our armed forces,” said Delaware Tech President Mark T. Brainard. “We’re honored to have been named a Military Friendly School for the third year in a row, and we continue to explore new initiatives that demonstrate the college’s commitment to support our veterans and their families.” Maj. Gen. Carol Timmons, adjutant general of the Delaware National Guard, said, “This effort is an example of the great part- nership we share with Delaware Tech. Having a testing center in Dover is an incredible benefit, not just for the Delaware Na- tional Guard, but for all branches of military service in Delaware.” As a result of this partnership agreement, Delaware Tech will provide a testing center with 16-20 workstations every Friday from 12 to 3 p.m. The Military Entrance Processing Station in Baltimore will provide test proc- tors for the ASVAB, which is the first step in enlisting in the Marine Corps, Army, Air Force, Navy, Coast Guard, National Guard, or Reserves.   SUBMITTED PHOTO LT. COL. JOSEPH A. COOKE JR. addresses a crowd of Delaware Tech staff and recruiters from all branches of the military at the announcement of the part- nership agreement. MERR director to speak at Ocean Currents lecture June 22 The University of Delaware School of Marine Science and Policy’s Ocean Currents lecture series continues at 7 p.m., Thurs- day, June 22, in Room 104 of the Cannon Building at the Hugh R. Sharp Campus in Lewes. Suzanne Thurman, founder anddirectoroftheMarineEduca- tion, Research and Rehabilitation Institute, will discuss the world of rescue and response for strand- ed sea mammals and turtles. Thurman will discuss species identification, provide insights into behav- i o r a n d adaptations, a n d s h a r e conservation efforts for these animals, some of which are designated as threatened or endangered. She also will share information on MERR Institute’s role as Delaware’s official stranding response orga- nization. The lecture series is free and open to the public, and seat- ing is available on a first-come, first-served basis. This lecture is appropriate for all age groups. The School of Marine Sci- ence and Policy is housed in the College of Earth, Ocean and Environment at 700 Pilottown Road, Lewes. For more information, go to www.udel.edu/udaily/2017/june/ ocean-currents-lecture-mammal- turtle-rescue. S. Thurman