The Delaware State Chamber of Commerce and its affiliate, The Partnership Inc., this week announced the 2020 Superstars in Education award winners, all of which, representatives said, exemplify creativity and efficacy in education.
The winners will be recognized at a reception and awards ceremony on Monday, May 11, in Wilmington University’s Doberstein Admissions Center Auditorium.
While many go through the rigorous application process, only a handful of winners are selected each year. Programs range from single-classroom programs to collaborations between classes and other schools, or through community partnerships. The Superstars in Education program is welcoming three new Superstars to its roster this year, including one local program.
Sussex Technical High School’s Health Professions Program was selected. Of the school’s 17 career-technical areas, the Health Professions Program is the most popular. Through classroom and clinical instruction, students gain hands-on experience and training for a range of careers in medical or healthcare fields.
The four-year program prepares students to ultimately achieve certified nurse assistant (CNA) status, which allows graduates to enter the job market immediately upon graduation or to work in their field and earn an income while pursuing higher education.
Also selected were the WOLVES Reading Program at Las Américas ASPIRA Academy, Charter School, and the Student Advisory Program at Talley Middle School in the Brandywine School District.
The Superstars in Education Selection Committee considered nominations from public, private, magnet, charter and parochial schools from around the state. Leaders from both the education and business worlds will make appearances during the reception and awards ceremony on May 13. The cost to attend is $35 per person. Sponsorship opportunities are available. For more information about the event, or to register, visit www.dscc.com.