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MORNING STAR ✳ JUNE 14 - 20, 2007

Delmarva Christian celebrates third graduation This year's graduation at Delmarva Christian High School was a time of reflection, encouragement, and celebration. With more than 600 family, friends, and well-wishers, the 2007 graduates received their diplomas in the Draper Gymnasium on the school's campus. "The Lord has blessed us in so many ways," said DCHS Principal Scott Kemerling. "In only three short years we have enjoyed a total of 50 student graduates. The number has grown from 6 in our first year, to 17 last year, and now 27 this year. And, as the numbers increase, we see the students continually raising the bar." Commencement exercises began promptly at 6 p.m. on Friday, May 25. The program began with DCHS National Honor Society students presenting symbols of the Christian faith while fellow students and All-State Chorus members Kent Embleton and Lauren Henry sang a beautiful rendition of "The Prayer." Following the processional, Bible teacher Mr. David Hurst introduced the 2007 salutatorian, Miss Alisa Fowler and English teacher Mr. Joe Scott introduced the 2007 valedictorian Miss Jessica Spicer. "Initially, I wondered why in the world God would make me change schools with only two years left," said Spicer as she made her valedictorian address. "But, God knows us better than we know ourselves and provides for us as such. A week later I couldn't imagine myself being anywhere

else." Spicer’s message continued with words of thanks to her teachers, family, and friends and concluded with the life lessons she has come to realize. "More than anything else I have learned over the last two years at DCHS, I think one thing God has been instilling into my heart, is how I can't possibly earn His love. As Paul said in Romans 5:8, 'While we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.' He chose to place me where I am on the globe and in life, let me go through what I've gone through, and blessed me immensely when I don't deserve it, because He loves me," she concluded. Prior to receiving diplomas, the seniors were recognized for their accomplishments and presented awards. This year's Royal Service Award was given to Master Tommy Munro who has demonstrated the most consistent and positive Christian witness. The prestigious Royal of the Year award was presented to Miss Sarah Gooss who best exemplifies the mission of DCHS; to proclaim the Gospel by preparing students spiritually, academically, and physically to know and to do God's will for their lives. With the addition of the Class of 2007, Delmarva Christian High School has 96 percent of their graduates successfully pursuing college degrees. Graduates have been accepted to col-

During the Commencement Exercises at Delmarva Christian High School, the Class of 2007 were amused by one of the many anecdotes given by guest speaker Mr. Bob Burris, president of Burris Logistics and treasurer of the DCHS Board of Directors.

leges and universities from all across the United States. "Our first year had a true pioneering spirit. Our second year was characterized by our students stepping up and stepping out; that is, stepping up in their faith and

stepping out in sharing that faith with others," said Mr. Kemerling. "This year has seen our students take their faith, their academic achievements, and their service to others to even higher levels."

Help Our Community’s Homeless And Mark Your Place In Laurel History!

DCHS Student Leadership Council Executive Bryant Hazzard bestowed words of encouragement and blessing to his fellow classmates at graduation.

Alison Nolt graduates with honors from the University of Delaware Alison Nolt of Seaford, graduated with honors and received her bachelors of science in elementary education from the University of Delaware on May 24. Nolt is a 2002 graduate of Seaford High School and will be teaching at Lulu Ross Elementary School in Milford in the second and third grade learning center. She is the daughter of Greg and Cherie Nolt of Seaford.

Sederquest receives Campus Award Victoria Sederquest, daughter of Laura Sederquest of Seaford, received the

The 2007 DCHS Valedictorian Miss Jessica Spicer spoke of the life lessons she has learned during her time at Delmarva Christian High School.

Campus Life Award at Salisbury University. Sederquest, who is a geography major, is a member of the Student Government Association, outdoor club, Geographic Society, Amnesty International, Asian and Pacific Islanders club and vice president for the Organization of Latin American Students. She participates in Habitat for Humanity and is a resident assistant on campus. She is a 2005 graduate of Seaford High School in Seaford. At Salisbury University some 7,300 students in 42 undergraduate and 13 graduate programs pursue liberal arts and professional degrees.

Have your name or the name of a loved one inscribed on one of the old, antique, post office boxes at The Insurance Market Financial Services Center. They are sponsoring this fund-raising project to benefit Hope House I and II. The lobby is open to the public, so all engraved post office boxes will be seen by anyone visiting the building and will become and maintain a part of Laurel history. Reserve your old family post office box. We will try to accommodate you on a first come — first served basis. Boxes are available in four sizes: 5” x 3 1/4” $50.00

6” x 5 1/4” $100.00

6” x 11” $150.00

12 1/2” x 11” $500.00

Call Laurel Community Foundation

302-875-9480 P.O. Box 81, Laurel, DE 19956

BECOME A PART OF LAUREL’S HISTORY

June 14, 2007  
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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...