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Discover Bank honors Sussex Tech students Discover Bank, issuer of the Discover brand credit card, recently held a reception honoring Sussex Tech seniors Jessica Paige Guyer, Nicole J. Hitchens and Tiara Johnson along with eight other Foundation Scholarship winners and one Charles F. Moran Continuing Education Award at Wild Quail Country Club in Dover. Foundations Scholarship awardees are all graduating high school seniors located in the geographic area surrounding Discover Bank’s Greenwood branch. Winners are granted $5,000 to be used for tuition and other expenses related to post secondary education. The Charles F. Moran Continuing Education Award of $10,000 is granted to a college student who is a previous winner of a Discover Bank Foundations Scholarship. "For many students, high school graduation is the big goal. For our recipients tonight, that goal is not big enough. They want to learn more, experience more, become more. Discover Bank is honored to be a part of this process. We are proud to help enable each of our winners to discover their full potential," said Cristina Favilla, Discover Bank president, at the gala held to honor the winners. Jessica Paige Guyer of Ellendale is a member of the National Honor Society, the National Technical Honor Society, Skills USA, Future Educators of America – where she serves as treasurer, both the

lacrosse and softball teams and the yearbook staff. She volunteers at Peoples Place II and La Casita. Nicole J. Hitchens of Dagsboro is a member of the Key Club, the National Honor Society and the Spanish National Honor Society. She volunteers her time at La Casita and the Boys and Girls Club. She writes, "When I go away to college, the values that have gotten me this far will be tightly held in my hand when I first step onto the campus." A determined leader, Nicole intends to exceed her expectations and those of her professors. Tiara Johnson of Lincoln has volunteered at Milford Memorial Hospital, assisting patients. She also tutors through her church, working with kids of all ages to hone their skills in writing, math, and reading. In her essay, she states that "I enjoy life, and I plan to enjoy it even more when I become successful." Other Foundations Scholarship winners include Christopher Boone of Lincoln, Laura Beatriz Bamaca of Georgetown, Precious Dorsey of Millsboro, Cristie Happekotte of Millsboro, Nakiya Garrett of Frederica, Zeli Melendez of Milford, Steven Simpson of Harrington and Demetra Risper of Bridgeville. The Charles F. Moran Continuing Education Award was awarded to Andrew Meade of Milford.

Sussex Tech students Jessica Guyer, Tiara Johnson, and Nicole Hitchens were honored recently by Discover Bank. In the first row are Brian Biro, author of "Beyond Success," Jessica Guyer, Tiara Johnson, and Nicole Hitchens. In the second row are Denise Knudson, Discover Bank CRA director and Christina Favilla, Discover Bank president.

Groves Adult High School includes 46 graduates The James H. Groves Adult High School, Sussex Center, conferred high school diplomas to 46 graduates on Tuesday, June 5 at its 43rd commencement exercises held at Sussex Technical High School. Graduates ranged in age from 17 to 60 and were single people, married people, fathers, mothers, grandmothers, a new mother, a mother whose baby is due in two weeks and even two sisters. Guest speaker for the evening was Maureen Whelan, state director of adult education. Student speakers were Abel Murray of Greenwood and Tamika Ayres of Georgetown. Groves counselor Maggie Glick of Millsboro was honored by the students by being selected as Distinguished Staff Member. Also honored for having perfect attendance during all four years of her study at Groves was Jenny

Hogan of Milton. Before diplomas were conferred, the following local scholarships were announced - Ethel Cook Memorial Scholarship to Charlene Wilheim of Greenwood; Ina Bryan/Carla Jones Scholarship to Rhonda Street of Bridgeville. Local graduates receiving their high school diplomas from Groves Adult High School were: Racquell Bynes (Seaford), Jona Cenexant (Seaford), Kristen Cox (Greenwood), Catia Darden (Laurel), Marie Dorce (Bridgeville), Brenda Fields (Laurel), Jesse Flynn III (Laurel), Brittany Hitch (Laurel), Jameszina Hopkins (Greenwood), Sarah Kroeger (Bridgeville), Kimberly Morris (Laurel), Abel Murray (Greenwood), Tara Sammons (Seaford), Ebony Smack (Seaford), Joshua Stanley (Laurel), Rhonda Street (Bridgeville), Dianna White (Seaford), Charlene Wilhelm (Greenwood).

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The Ina Bryan/Carla Jones Scholarship was received by Groves graduate Rhonda Street (left) of Bridgeville and presented by Dr. John Kreitzer, Director of Adult Education, Sussex Technical School District.

St. John’s Preschool Accepting Pre-K Registrations St. John’s Preschool is presently accepting registrations for the fall pre-kindergarten program. Classes meet Monday Thursday, from 12:25 p.m. - 2:55 p.m. Children must turn four by August 31 to be eligible for the program. St. John’s Preschool is a Christian-based school led by a professional, caring staff in a hands-on learning environment. Call Preschool Administrator Connie Halter at 629-2289 for further information All Kids Are Precious In His Sight!

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ALUMNI OF ALL AGES - LHS class of 1957 celebrates 50-year reunion, page 18. And DHS holds commencement ceremony for brand new grads. Page 20...