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CAPE GAZETTE, Friday, December 26 - January 1, 1998 - 37 SCHOOL & EDUCATION Cape high students recognized for Governor's Walk participation Students at Cape Henlopen High School took part in the annual Govenor's Walk in September in Rehoboth Beach. Stu- dents were honored on Dec. 12 and include (above, not in order) Giovani Brickhouse, Susan Clark, Nory Davis, Timothy Duffield, Beonica Duffy, Scotty Edler, James Engall, Lauren Fuqua, Krissy Vavala, Erin Wertz, Dana Smith, Lisa Uttenrei- ther, Jennifer Sarik, Nicole Weston, Alexia Waples, Melody Santana, Erica Roberts, Jason Nance, Jenev Morris, Eric Mills, Sarah Marshall, Josh Lowe, Matthew Kreitzer, Sarah Pisacano, Kelly Palekar, Kevin Phillips, Rochelle Knapp, David Kittell, Alicia Hollenbeck, Stephanie Harpster, Jessica Hertzog, Christopher Goering and Joeleen Getzey. Shown at far left are Gov. Tom Carper and SGA Advisor Peggy Kirby. At far right is SGA Advisor Steve Denver. Below, right, Gov. Tom Carper speaks to students at Cape Michael Short photos Henlopen High School during the Dec. 12 assembly honoring students who participated in this year's Governor's Walk. Carper talked about perception of both students and senior citizens and praised the students for making a difference. Carper told the students the key to happiness is to serve oth- ers. The walk supports programs for senior citizens, and this year, students raised enough money through the Governor's Walk to provide meals for 2,400 seniors through Meals on Wheels. At left, Gov. Tom Carper hands out awards during a Dec. 12 awards assembly for participants in the walk in September. Representatives of CHEER and Cape Henlopen School Dis- trict were on hand to hear Carper urge students to never give up and praise them for helping others. Here, Gov. Carper awards a certificate to Matt Kreitzer. Rehoboth teacher honored by conservation district With over 200 conservation- minded individuals gathered together, the Sussex Conservation District recognized the accom- plishments of two of Sussex County's educators on Dec. 4. Carole Palmer, a kindergarten teacher at Rehoboth Elementary, and Dr. Michael Kennedy, from Sussex Technical High School, were honored at the Sussex Con- servation District's 1997 Coopera- tor's Dinner Banquet in Bridgeville. Earlier this year, both teachers had submitted entries to the Con- servation District as part of a statewide Conservation Educator competition, co-sponsored by each county's soil and water con- servation district and their state association, the Delaware Associ- ation of Conservation Districts. Palmer was selected because of the hands-on approach she uses with her students. Her activities include nature walks, songs, and activities that increase students' environmental awareness. Kennedy was chosen because of a similar hands-on approach that challenges his students in a variety of environmental curriculum. Kennedy has also been active in the Delaware Envirothon, an envi- ronmental competition for high school-aged students. As the winning primary and sec- ondary educators for Delaware, both Palmer's and Kennedy's sub- mittals were forwarded to the National Association of Conserva- tion Districts' Northeast Regional Competition, which covers 10 states from Maryland to Maine. Although Delaware's entries did not advance to the national com- petition, they did the First State proud. Local educators who would like more information about the Con- servation Educator competition should send their name, address, school and grade, and a daytime phone number to the Sussex Con- servation District, 21 Shortly Road, Georgetown, DE 19947. U of D lab dedicated in honor of Millsboro man Hiram N. Lasher of Millsboro was honored Nov. 21 with the dedication of a new University of Delaware laboratory in his name in Georgetown. The new Lasher Laboratory, originally constructed to support poultry research by the Agricultur- al Research Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), was transferred to the University when USDA decided to close it. The Delaware General Assem- bly and the Sussex County Coun- cil provided operating funds to keep the building open, and a major gift from Lasher has allowed the university to update and renovate the lab so it can now support the research, outreach and extension programs of the univer- sity's Research and Education Center and College of Agricultm:al Sciences. A new interactive video classroom and conference center will provide new opportunities for innovative programs. Calling him a "pioneer in the world of poultry biologics," UD president David P. Roselle said the gift Lasher and his wife, Bertha, gave in memory of their son, Steven Hiram Lasher, has enabled the University "to contin- ue the vital support of lhe work that has marked Hiram's career in Southern Delaware and the world." Roselle said the spirit in which the Lashers made their gift is'epit- omized in the words of Winston Churchill: "We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give." Also speaking at the ceremony were a variety of individuals who have helped the course of agricul- ture in the state, including Frank Greene, associate North Atlantic area director of the Agricultural Research Service of USDA; Delaware Gov. Tom Carper; H. Wesley Towers Jr., state veterinar- ian; Denise Lasher, Hiram and Bertha Lasher's daughter and a 1977 UD graduate; John Nye, dean of the UD College of Agri- cultural Sciences; John K. Rosen- berger, chairman of the Depart- ment of Animal and Food Sci- ences at UD, and Mark Isaacs, director of the Research and Edu- cation Center in Georgetown. Formally dedicating the labora- tory, UD trustee John E. Burris said that Lasher has "dedicated his life to the advancement of poultry health on the Delmarva Peninsula and throughout the world." Lasher came to Delaware in Continued on page 38 L ,: : it:Ji ....... i :i :i r: i: i :i" i :: i: it i i ........ i ............. ; ..........  ......................... t .......... - .... i