Shelley McBride has always desired to work with kids. Her mother was a gym teacher for 30 years at Phillip C. Showell Elementary School, positively impacting her students every day. McBride decided to follow in her mother’s footsteps and become a teacher.

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Matthew Maute of Ocean View received a bachelor’s degree in economics during the 2021 Commencement Ceremonies of Hobart & William Smith Colleges, held on Sunday, May 16. Maute is the child of Robert and Robin Maute.

It’s not just playtime for these 4-year-olds in Frankford (but don’t tell them that). At the Indian River School District Early Learning Center, structured play is how preschoolers make connections, with each other and within their brains.

Phillip C. Showell Elementary School in Selbyville is one of the 100 impact projects that are the cornerstone of 100 Hometowns, an initiative to celebrate Lowe’s centennial. Lowe’s received more than 2,200 submissions to the 100 Hometowns program, which invited people across the country to n…

A new after-school program called Enrichment of Hope, to be held at the Hope Center, located next to Mariner’s Bethel United Methodist Church in Ocean View, is looking for volunteers from the community. The program, running from September to May, will serve at-risk youth ages 12-18 who atten…

Madison Rogers of Millsboro is one of more than 1,200 students to celebrate their graduation in May during two days of commencement ceremonies at Shenandoah University. Students either graduated in May 2021, December 2020 or August 2020.

The Delaware State Police Community Outreach Unit has established a program to assist elementary school-age children in need with the necessities for school. Troopers are asking for help with any donations to fill each child’s backpack with school supplies.

Nevada Scott of Millsboro was named to the Dean’s List at Rochester Institute of Technology for the 2021 Spring Semester, the school announced this week. Scott is in the medical illustration program.

Sarah Ashmore, a native of Bethany Beach, has been named to Emerson College’s Dean’s List for the Spring 2021 semester, the college announced this week. Ashmore is majoring in journalism and is a member of the Class of 2022. The requirement to make Emerson’s Dean’s List is a grade point aver…

Passionate about science, Amy Workman had planned to teach older children — until she got the chance to help the younger spouts grow. Almost three decades later, she’s still teaching first grade at East Millsboro Elementary School, where she recently finished her time as Teacher of the Year …

Michael Kanavy of Selbyville has been named to the Spring 2021 Dean’s List at University of the Sciences. Selection for the award is based on completing and passing all assigned courses with no grade below a C and attaining an academic average of at least 3.4 for courses taken in the spring …

Zachary Tucker of Fenwick Island was one of nine Lebanon Valley College student-athletes named to the Winter/Spring Academic All-Middle Atlantic Conference Team after excelling on the field and in the classroom, the college announced recently.

The Sussex County Republican Women’s Club held their June meeting on June 23 at Mulligans Pointe in Georgetown. The featured guest speaker, the Hon. Jane Brady, chair of the Delaware GOP, discussed Delaware’s legislative process, as well as continuing opportunities to promote conservative values.

The Indian River School District is participating in the USDA Summer Food Service Program. Meals will be provided to all children free of charge, and are the same for all children regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability. There will be no discrimination in the cours…

Maddison Olley of Selbyville earned dean’s list honors at the University of Tampa for the spring 2021 semester, the university announced this week. Students must maintain a GPA of 3.75 or higher to be eligible for the dean’s list.

Students from Indian River High School, Sussex Technical High School and Sussex Central High School were recently recipients of scholarships from the Lord Baltimore Women’s Club (LBWC), based in Ocean View, which awards funding to deserving students to help with expenses of their continuing …

The Indian River School District has received a “clean opinion” following an audit of its school construction activities during the fiscal year ending June 30, 2019, according to a statement from Delaware State Auditor Kathleen McGuinness.

Anthony Prosachik of Frankford was named to Susquehanna University’s dean’s list for the spring 2021 semester. The dean’s list recognizes students who achieve a grade point average of 3.4 or higher out of a possible 4.0 for the semester. To qualify, students must complete a minimum of 12 sem…

Michael Kanavy of Selbyville was among the graduates recognized during University of the Sciences’ 200th commencement celebration, a virtual event held on Wednesday, May 26. Kanavy graduated Summa Cum Laude with a doctorate in physical therapy.

Gov. John Carney on Thursday, June 17, signed House Bill 198, legislation that requires each school district and charter school serving K-12 students to provide instruction on Black history as part of all educational programming beginning in the 2022-23 academic year.

Thea Knapp of Millsboro was named to the spring 2021 dean’s list at the University of Findlay, the university announced this week. To earn the achievement, a student must attain a grade point average of at least 3.5 on a 4.0 scale.

The fifth-grade class at Lord Baltimore Elementary School in Ocean View graduated on an overcast afternoon last week, though it was brightened not only by colorful balloons, but also by uplifting congratulatory messages and the excitement of heading to middle school.

Worcester Preparatory School’s graduating Class of 2021 has made their college decisions. A full 100 percent class is attending a four-year college in the fall. Half of them have attended WPS since pre-kindergarten or kindergarten. Worcester Preparatory School is an independent, college prep…

Sussex Technical High School landscaping and environmental senior students recently earned national certification to help them in their future careers or continuing education — the third year for a 100 percent pass rate for the program. Completing their national pesticide applicator certific…

Sussex Technical High School dental services seniors recently earned national certification to help them in their future careers or continuing education. Completing their Dental Assisting National Board Radiation Health & Safety exam, allowing them to take dental radiographs in Delaware, were:

The Sussex Technical High School campus will undergo the first set of many improvements this summer, including replacing a leaking roof, fixing a parking lot drainage system and resurfacing the high school’s currently-unusable track.

Madison Nickel was named to the University of Alabama Presidents List for Spring Semester 2021, the university announced this week.

Sussex Technical High School automotive technologies students recently earned professional certifications to assist in their future careers or continuing education. Seniors passing their Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) tests in at least one subject were: