After a lifetime with Indian River School District, Constance T. “Connie” Pryor of Millville feels she has much to offer. She is one of two candidates for the July 21 IRSD Board of Education in voting District 4.

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A number of local students have been named to the University of Delaware Dean’s List for the spring 2020 semester. To meet eligibility requirements for the Dean’s List, a student must be enrolled full-time and earn a GPA of 3.5 or above (on a 4.0 scale) for the semester. Students making the …

John Douds Jr. of Selbyville was recently initiated into the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’s oldest all-discipline collegiate honor society. Douds was initiated at University of Delaware.

The Board of Education of the Sussex County Vocational Technical School District has appointed Kevin Carson as acting superintendent following the recent resignation of superintendent Stephen Guthrie. Carson will take over superintendent duties effective Aug. 1.


This month, the Indian River High School Class of 2020 enjoyed one moment of certainty: they crossed the graduation stage under sunny skies at the IRHS football stadium, surrounded by their classmates and family.

The Coastal Georgetown Branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) this week announced the winners of their three $2,500 scholarships for 2020. Normally, each student would have been awarded her scholarship at her high school’s senior awards ceremony, but this year’s awards…

The Margaret H. Rollins School of Nursing at Beebe Healthcare announced this week that Bridgette Blatzheim of Dagsboro, Beth Owens of Milton and Lea Mueller of Middletown are the recipients of the Moore-Eschenbach-Gallery Scholarships presented by the Lewes-Rehoboth Rotary Club.

Hannah Kaan of Millsboro has been placed on the Gettysburg College Dean’s Honor list for outstanding academic achievement in the Spring 2020 semester, the college announced this week. Students with a quality point average of 3.60 or higher (on a 4.0 scale) for a semester’s work are placed on…


After a lifetime in local education, Superintendent Mark Steele announced that he will be retiring from the Indian River School District, effective on Wednesday, July 1.

Delaware high school students are graduating at their highest levels in at least a decade, according to the 2019 graduation data released on June 17 by Gov. John Carney and Delaware Department of Education Secretary Dr. Susan Bunting.

As the academic school year ends, amid COVID-19, Most Blessed Sacrament Catholic School in Berlin, Md., is experiencing an unexpected burst of joy as the recipient of a grant from the Charles D. & Mary A. Bauer Foundation, in the amount of $29,999.

Brandon McCabe of Sussex Central High School has been selected as the Indian River School District’s Teacher of the Year for 2020-2021, the district announced on June 16.

More than 280 students celebrated their graduation from Sussex Technical High School last week, completing four years of career-technical education and academic successes.

Delaware First Lady Tracey Quillen Carney was set to host a virtual kick-off of the 2020 statewide Summer Library Reading Program, Imagine Your Story, on Wednesday, June 17, at 10 a.m. with State Librarian Dr. Annie Norman. The launch is co-sponsored by the Delaware Division of the Arts and …

Cedar Crest College this week announced the graduation of its Class of 2020, including Guadalupe Guzman of Selbyville, who graduated with a degree in public health.

Ally Lanasa of Millville recently graduated with bachelor’s degree in journalism from Ohio University, the university announced this week. More than 5,000 students graduated with bachelor’s, master’s or doctorate degrees from Ohio University for spring semester of 2020.

Nicole Patille of Ocean View has been named to the Siena College Dean’s List for the spring 2020 semester, the college announced this week. To be named to the Dean’s List, a student’s grade point average for the semester must be between 3.5 and 3.89.

Delaware has rescheduled all school board elections for Tuesday, July 21, in an effort to limit the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus. Also this year, all voters are allowed to use absentee ballots, in a effort to help slow the virus.

Clemson University announced this week announced that Lauren A. Lapenna of Selbyville graduated from the university with a bachelor’s degree in psychology. Lapenna was among more than 4,007 students who received degrees awarded in May.

Brittany Dundas of Millsboro, a communication studies major at Grove City College, has been named to the Dean’s List with Distinction for the spring 2020 semester. Dundas is a 2016 graduate of Geneva Academy and is the daughter of Cherilyn Harmon of Millsboro.

Madison McCabe of Frankford recently graduated from the University of San Diego for the 2019-2020 school year. McCabe earned a bachelor's degree in accountancy, the university noted.

Michael Kanavy of Selbyville has been named to the Fall 2019 Dean’s List at University of the Sciences, the university announced this week. 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.…

The Southern Delaware Alliance for Racial Justice (SDARJ) is awarding $500 scholarships to 13 Sussex County graduating seniors for the 2020-2021 academic year. The awards are based on demonstrated concern for furthering racial understanding and justice, as well as on citizenship and service …

Delaware schools are required to keep teaching kids, although buildings have been closed through June. But how do you encourage participation, while granting the leeway that comes with a hijacked school year? Indian River School District will use a grading system that allows for extra credit…

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There is a chance that Indian River School District could have more complete outdoor ceremonies, with families seated in the audience. Starting June 1, Gov. John Carney will ease the restrictions on outdoor events, allowing up to 250 people, or even more with a state waiver.

Mediacom Communications announced this week the selection of Madison Johnson, an Indian River High School senior, as a recipient of the company’s World Class Scholarship program. The award recognizes the Selbyville resident for outstanding leadership and academic accomplishments. Mediacom an…

Sarah Marie Kraushaar of Frankford recently earned her bachelor’s degree, summa cum laude, at Albright College. A graduate of Indian River High School, Kraushaar studied religious studies at the college, with a minor in Holocaust Studies.

Ethan Franetovich of Ocean View is among the Slippery Rock University students named to its dean’s list for the spring 2020 semester. The dean’s list consists of SRU undergraduate students who earned an adjusted semester grade-point average of 3.5 or higher, based on a schedule of at least 1…

Casey R. Hitchens of Frankford, a senior majoring in environmental science, was named to the Dean’s List for the spring semester at Bridgewater College, as announced by Dr. Leona A. Sevick, provost and vice president for academic affairs.

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It looks like high school students could still physically cross the graduation stage, although the Indian River School District is planning significantly limited ceremonies.

A total of 1,101 students, including Eduardo Perez Cruz of Selbyville, were set to receive degrees from East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania on May 9, the university announced this week. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, traditional ceremonies could not take place, but all degrees were to…

The Supreme Court of Delaware announced this week that, due to the ongoing public health emergency arising from the COVID-19 pandemic, the Delaware bar examination will not be administered on July 27-29, as previously scheduled.

Sarah Kraushaar of Ocean View has earned year-end recognition for academic work at Albright College. Kraushaar is studying religious studies at Albright and is a graduate of Indian River High School.

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The Coastal Point is putting together a commemorative booklet for the Indian River High School Class of 2020 — a free standalone publication to be distributed with the newspaper at the end of June.