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Delaware Tech Student Government Association officers include (front row, l-r): Artish Fountain, vice-president; Michelle O'Connell, president; Lisa Pederson, Delaware Tech SGA program manager; (back row) Brian Belcher, Delaware Tech advisor;, Kristine Connors, secretary;, Michelle Hudson, attorney general; Holly Moore, treasurer. Del Tech announces new student leaders The officers of the Student Gov- ernment Association (SGA) of Delaware Technical and Commu- nity College, Owens Campus, are ready for the new challenges and responsibilities of the '96-97 school year. At the SGA's first meeting on Sept. 3, the new officers were in- troduced. They stated their mis- sion and what they are striving to accomplish in the upcoming school year. President Michelle "Shelly" O'Connell, a Human Services Technology student from George- town, is seeking increased student participation this year. She urged students to become more actively involved in the SGA and to attend the open meetings scheduled the first and third Tuesday of each month. "The SGA acts as a liaison for students," O'Connell said. "We can communicate the student's wishes or concerns to faculty." She said the philosophy of the new officers is "Team work - no hierarchy." The other members of the SGA team are Vice-President Artish Fountain, of Seaford, a Criminal Justice student; Attorney General Michelle Hudson of Millsboro, a student in the Early Childhood Education program; Treasurer Holly Moore from Georgetown, a Computer Information Services Technology student; and Secre- tary Kristine Conners of Lewes, a Human Services student. The SGA advisor is Brian Belcher, an academic counselor at Delaware Tech. Through the years the SGA has planned activities and events for the student body. It sponsors sev- eral educational and awareness programs, i.e., the multi-cultural week scheduled in February to co- incide with Black History Month and the Disability Awareness Week in October. However, the SGA knows that to make the learning process a lit- tle less stressful, you need to have some fun. The Halloween Cos- tume Dance, Christmas Dinner Dance, Virtual Reality, Laugh You Lose and Spirit Week are all intended to do just that. The SGA is also concerned with the surrounding community. This year the SGA will kick off its Toys for Tots/Toys for Teens campaign in October. Other com- munity events planned include an Easter Egg Hunt and Women's History Week. Cape High planning SAT improvement A Scholastic Aptitude Test Im- provement Course has been scheduled at Cape Henlopen High School beginning Tuesday evening, Oct. 8 at the school on King's Highway in Lewes. Classes which will prepare stu- dents for the Nov. 2 SAT I will meet from 6:30 to 9 p.m. on six evenings, and will conclude Tues- day evening, Oct. 29. The course features complete math and verbal content review, instruction in the Test of Standard written English, test taking strate- gies and techniques and practice on actual SATs. Classes are small course Oct. 8 in order to provide individualized attention by trained teachers. No tapes are used. Tuition is $99 for Cape students, and $125 for oth- ers. All books and materials are provided. For more information and a complete schedule of class- es, interested students and parents may contact Kathy Barto of the Cape Henlopen guidance depart- ment at 645-7898. The course is being co-spon- sored by the school and Horizons Education Services, a non-profit organization serving schools and educators in Delaware, New Jer- sey, Maryland and Virginia. Lewes's Ippolito receives UD Class of 2000 flag Staci A. Ward, president of the of yourself during your years here, nity to study and explore fields of Delaware Undergraduate Student I can assure you that your puzzle our own choice. We will be given Congress (DUSC), welcomed willbecome a the opportunity to achieve our members of the class of 2000 to masterpiece goals, as well as the opportunity to campus Tuesday, Sept. 3, as part by getting in- fail, but either way, our experi- of New Student Convocation. valved in stu- ences will be what we make of Ward, a senior majoring in mar- dent organi- them. College truly may be one of keting from Wilmington, N.C., zations." the best times of our lives, but it told students that things may seem She also will also be one of the strangest. overwhelming in the beginning, presented the but that getting involved in one of Class of "For instance: When else are the University's 160 student orga- 2000's class you going to be able to eat such nizations can make the University flag to Jacy IPPOLITO mass quantities ofdining hall food "seem a lot smaller." C. Ippolito, within the span of a single week? Ward compared people to jig- an English major from Lewes. He Where else will you have the saw puzzles, saying, "With the said the flag "not only represents chance to meet so many new pet- lesson of each new experience, a the changing of the millennia, but pie and exchange those awkward person molds and shades a new will also come to represent our de- opening lines such as 'So, where piece of their puzzle. Each piece termination and our accomplish- are you from?' 'What's your ma- is a shade and shape (that reflects) ments as a class, jar?' and 'Oh, really? I thought what you have gained and become "Like many of you," Ippolito "Escape from L.A." was a great as an individual. In the end, the said, "I am very excited about be- movie!" colors of your puzzle and the ing here today. I'm thrilled to be shapes of your pieces (reflect) living on my own and finally tak- "But, most importantly, within carefully ... the lessons of experi- ing classes that I've chosen with- the next four years," Ippolito said, ence and new-found knowledge to out my high school guidance "we will all have the chance to fit together as a finished product, counselor looking over my shoul- find our own paths, to discover : '"I'he University offers a myriad der. who we are and realize that we too of rainbow colors waiting for you "The University of Delaware will suddenly become one of the to experience," she said. "When for the next four years will pro- many adults thinking back to their you are shading the puzzle pieces vide each of us with the opportu- college days." Sussex VFWs seek Voice of Democracy entries The .Department of Delaware, racy" program must be sponsored Mason-Dixon VFW Post span- Veteran's of Foreign Wars and by a Veterans of Foreign Wars sors the program in Indian River their Ladies Auxiliary have an- Post or Auxiliary. High School, while Rehoboth nounced the start of this year's Young people who participate Beach VFW Post sponsors the "Voice of Democracy Program" in the competition benefit by gain- Cape Henlopen High School cam- competition, ing a better understanding of their petition. Students in Sussex County country, their freedoms and their Call Gloria Gum at 732-6163 schools have the opportunity to obligation to America. for more information. compete in the 50th annual audio essay program and win valuable scholarships and awards. According to the local VFW, GtaSrI IIPRO SERIES (NO. 1) students earn more than scholar- ships and awards when they par- ticipate in "Voice of Democracy." The additional benefits include increased self-confidence and poise, experience in polishing their communication skills and the opportunity for self-expression, persons or things. Those who advance to become , , * She owns a good car. the State winner are given the ad- ->  * Jack is a good computer operator. ditional opportunity to expand * They are good managers. their knowledge of our nation's capital city during a full five day things oct. tour of Washington, D.C. They * She drives well. will also receive the chance to - l: * Jack operates a computer well. meet and befriend students from * They manage well on his salary. every state. During the 50 years that the  Caood , an adjective, usually precedes the noun (a good speaker). "Well", an adverb, Veterans of Foreign Wars and its Ladies Auxiliary have been in- generally follows the verb (he speaks wen). volvcd with the Voice of Democ- racy program, more than seven Now test yourself. Check the correct box. million high school students have Example: The children got along very good Q well . participated. 1. Nan did good Q well Q in real estate. Interested students need only 2. He held up well Q good Q under pressure. write and then record a three 3. They could not hear good Q well . minute to five minute audio-essay 4. The new store should do well Q good Q. while expressing their view of the 5. Our horse ran good Q well Q today. program theme. Answers: All are "well" All state winners receive at least coulda $1,000winnationalthe $20,000scholarshipfirst place.bUt :liiiii!!iiii}iiii!V=!i-i}iiii!i iii ......... i ii==aii i===ii=====' "iii!'vi, "%HW '='=!i! =' i= i] .......... i ............. ie='=iiiii,lgiiiii]iiE{iii!!{i{iii{ iiiI award. [  Upgrade your English, your job, your future  [ A total of $118,000 in national Prepared by Ward Holm T ..... Associates. scholarships will be awarded to student finalists. Complete set of 25 Grammar Guides attractively bound with index. Any student who would like to Available at the Cape Gazette office: Shoppes of Camelot, Route 1, take part in the "Voice of Democ- Rehoboth Beach 226-2273 * Space courtesy of the Cape Gazette.