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60 - CAPE GAZETTE, Friday, Calvert to speak at Worcester Prep Dr. Trish Calvert, who is well  known for her work in parent edu- cation and student wellness, will speak at Worcester Preparatory School at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 14, in the Guerrieri Library Lec- ture Room. She will present "High Hopes, High Stress" as she focuses upon how ever-increasing demands on our children and Schools for high achievement take a toll on our families. Calvert will help parents who want the best for their children to strike a balance between challeng- ing their children to do their best while nurturing their development at their own pace. In her talk, she will ask, "When do we push a lit- fie, and when do we hack off?." For additional information, con- tact, Dr. Merle Marsh, 410-641- 3575. Nov. 8 - Nov. 14, 2002 on the previous year's DSTP. In opening up the program stu- dents now have total control, based on performance, rather than having someone's opinion influ- ence admission, said Branden- berger. The school's honors pro- gram was initiated in 1986. Cours- es are different from college preparatory classes in that more material is covered and subject matter is more thoroughly exam- ined. New revisions are slated to be in place for the upcoming se- mester. School board to hold two special meetings Cape Henlopen School District Board of Education will hold two special meetings to discuss rec- ommendations of the Use of Fa- cilities Committee. The creation of a ninth-grade academy is one of the committee's recommenda- tions. Meetings are scheduled for 7 p.m., Nov. 13, at Milton Middle School and 7 p.m., Nov. 20, at Cape Henlopen High Scool. No board action will be taken at these meetings. Cape high band , chorus hold annual fi'uit sale The Cape Henlopen High School Band and Chorus are hold- ing their annual fruit sale, featur- ing fresh oranges and grapefruit from Indian River Groves in Florida. They will be offered in cartons of a single type of fruit or mixed. Orders must be placed by Nov. 15, by contacting any band or cho- rus student or Linda Beebe, 645- 5260, or Nina Hazzard, 227-1685. The fruit will be delivered Dec. 11. Honors program ed at CHH Cape Henlopen District Board of Education voted to revise the Cape High School Honors Pro- gram at an Oct. 24 meeting. "Our current honors program had too many hoops for students to jump through," said Bob Fulton, super- visor of curriculum and instruc- tion. "We needed to simplify the process." Currently, students must receive a teacher recommenda- tion, counselor recommendation and score accordingly ona place- ment test. For years the board has received criticism regarding the process, said Andy Brandenberg- er, superintendent. "Many felt it wasn't a very in- clusive program," said Branden- berger. "This will take out the sub- jectivity while still setting a rea- sonably high standard." Under new guidelines, students wishing to participate in the how ors program submit a written re- quest to a guidance counselor no later than two weeks after the end of a-stria, e stcc'r. " /A-Slad6al: must have a'90 per- ce/ff or betr final average in each core academic course for which placement is requested or have at least an 85 percent final average Space Science Symposium set Nov. 16 Teachers and other interested individuals are invited to attend the fifth annual Space Science Symposium set for 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 16, at the University of Delaware's Perkins Center, located on Acade- my Street in Newark. The purpose of the symposium is to highlight space science and technology resources, opportuni- ties and activities, and to provide a network that enriches classroom, standards-based experiences. All sessions Will emphasize the latest and most current space science and technology information. K-12 curriculum materials will available and inservce.credit will be given. The registration fee of $15 is payable at the door. Checks should be made out to Delaware AeroSpace Education Foundation. To register, call 800-282-8777. Bishoff receives McCormick Scholarship Emily Bishoff of Lewes re- ceived the McCormick Scholar- ship from the Shepherd College Foundation for the 2002-03 aca- demic year. The Foundation funds more than 250 endowed scholar- ships which pro',;ide more than $700,000 in student and program support. School district adopts new travel policy In light of heightened security worldwide, Cape Henlopen School District will add new lan- guage on permission slips requir- ing travel abroad. "We have an obligation to give parents notice that we have no nleans of supplying protection and have no special knowledge of se- curity issues in other countries," said Andy Brandenberger, super- Coast Day essay contest winners named A popular event at the Universi- ty of Delaware's Coast Day festi- val was the announcement of the winners of a statewide fifth grade essay contest that was designed to spark youngsters' interest in the ocean. This year, students were asked to write about the following theme: 'rhe Delaware State Leg- islature recently named the horse- shoe crab as the official state ma- fine animal. With all the hundreds of marine animals to choose from, why do you think they picked the horseshoe crab?" Six winners were selected based on the accuracy and originality of their essays and were presented with awards at Coast Day on Sun- day, Oct. 6, at UD's Lewes cam- pus. The teachers of the winning students also were recognized and received aquariums for use in their classrooms. Joel Collins, of East Millsboro Elementary School, earned the top prize of a $100 savings bond. "It felt good to win first place - I learned a lot about the horseshoe crab," said Collins. In his winning essay, Collins mentioned several reasons why he thought the state legislature picked the horseshoe crab to be the official state animal. He de- scribed its historical uses by the Indians, the importance of the horseshoe crab in maintaining Delaware's population of shore- birds, and the medical uses of the horseshoe crab. Collins concluded his essay by saying, "I hope we can keep protecting the horseshoe crab so it lives forever." Collins' teacher, Joan Balback, has had her class participate in the essay contest for the past several Submitted photo Student winners of the fifth grade Coast Day Essay Contest and their teachers included (back row, I-r) Abigail Bradley, a UD freshman who petitioned the Delaware State Legislature to name the horseshoe crab as the official state marine ani- mal; Nancy Hitch, Frankford Elementary; Dana Orton, Milton Middle School; and Joan Balback, East Millsboro Elementary. In front are Amber Richard s, Lord Baltimore Elementary, Lizzy Kellner, Frankford Elementary, Abbey HiIligoss, Milton Middle School; Brandon Collins and Joel Collins, both from East Millsboro Elementary School. years. "I think the essay contest was a worthwhile project," said Balback. "It was a good way to have my students write an essay and at the same time, learn about the environment they live in." Brandon Collins, also a student at East Millsboro Elementary School, won the second place award of a $75 savings bond. His teachers are Robin Hall and Janet Warrington. Collins noted that the horseshoe crab "arrived at least 100 million years before the di- nosaurs" and "hasn't changed much since then." He also men- tioned the importance of horse- shoe crabs to medical science, and said, "Just think, the horseshoe crab could actually save your life!" Winner of the third prize - a $50 savings bond - was Abbey Hilligoss, a student of Dana Orton at Milton Middle School in Mil- ton. In her essay, Hilligoss wrote that Delaware wouldn't be the same without horseshoe crabs: "It would be like the United States without the bald eagle." Lizzy Kellner, Michael Cjruz and Amber Richards received honorable mentions. Kellner, a student in Nancy Hitch's class at Frankford Elementary School, discussed the importance of the horseshoe crab to the ecosystem of the Delaware Bay, and its con- tributions to man. She concluded that "the horseshoe crab, in my eyes, is One of the most essential creatures in our waterways." Michael Cruz, a student in Hall and Warrington's class, noted that "Delaware Bay has the largest population of horseshoe crabs, and they are so important to scien- tific research." As a result, "choosing the horseshoe crab as the state's official marine animal was a good decision." And in her essay, Amber Richards, a student in Debbie Grise's class at Lord Baltimore Elementary School in Ocean View, write that horseshoe crabs are "so spectacular, it is no won- der why Delaware has chosen them as their marine animal." The essay contest was spon- sored by the University of Delaware's Sea Grant Program. 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