Delmar Events
Thursday, March 28, 2002
Card Party April 5
The Ladies Auxiliary of the Delmar V.F.W. will sponsor a “Card Party” on Friday, April 5. The public is invited to participate in this event. The cost is $5 per person. The party will be held at the V.F.W. at 7 p.m. Door prizes will be presented and refreshments will be for sale.

Bi-Staters’ Coffee Talk
Sharon Cordrey

A celebration of Delmar Days is held every year in Sebring, Fla., on the first Wednesday of March. Alvin and Irene Culver started this gathering 15 years ago and now it is an annual get-together. They send out Delmar Choo-Choo Train invitations to friends who have attended in previous years. This year it was held at the Sun’ N Lake Country Club with 26 people attending from Delmar, Laurel, Sharptown, Mardela and Salisbury. Those who attended this year were: Albert and Phyllis Parker; Marion Lee and Marilyn Hearn; Beatrice Zarella; Bill Cordrey; Thorpe, Gladys and Thorpie Caldwell; Norris and Mary Twilley; Norman and Jolene Figgs; Albert and May Pinkoski; Jack and Nelly Hammer, Alan and Carol Hearn; Irma Aydelotte; Mary Northcott (guest); Joyce Figgs Edwards; Howard and Jean Beach; Albert and Erline Bailey; and of course Alvin and Irene Culver. Everyone had a good time and the weather was great. They’re hoping for an even bigger gathering next year. In the past, attendance has been as high as 75. Tommy Young couldn’t make it this year and Alvin told him it’s because there were no baseball or basketball sports going on in Florida. Congratulations to:
Michael Zimmerman has qualified to participate in the state level of the National Geography Bee, sponsored by The National Geographic.

Austin and Shaun Mclain were winners in the Wicomico County Chess Tournament. Austin is a first time winner and Shaun is now a third time winner.

Rebecca Mir and Alex Schaub have qualified for the state level of Middle School Math League. The meet will be held in Dover on April 15.

Congratulations to the “In His Image” youth group for placing second in the Mountaire Human Video competition.

Delmar Middle and High School winners of the FFA essay contest were Michael Zimmerman, middle school, $40 first place cash prize; Roy Willey, high school, $40 first place cash prize; and Tanya Duncan, high school, $25 second place cash prize.
Delmar students presented a program at the State Council for Exceptional Children Conference at Wesley College in Dover. The students were well received and were asked to consider presenting at the national conference.

The BPA (Business Professionals of America) brought home a number of awards from the state conference. The Website Development Team of Jason Hearn, Matt Caffey, Jason Jones and James Mayberry took first place honors. The Economic Development Research Team of Roy Willey, Matt McElroy, and Kristin Brinkley also took first place.

Kari Whitlock took fourth place in Business Law, Matt Caffey took first place and Elizabeth Theil took third place in the Medical Office Procedures, Jason Jones took fourth place in International Business, and Jason Hearn took second place, Christian McDowell third place in Advanced Office Systems. Almost all of the BPA students qualified for the national conference in Chicago.

Matt Porter received medals in “Robot Ramble” and “Storming the Castle,” as a result of his participation in the Delaware Science Olympiad. Amber Adkins and Danielle Holston received medals in Experimental Design. Other participants in the Delaware Science Olympiad were Tessa Newhouse, Martin Stanley, Jon Ellis, Matt Caffey, Lindsey Goslee, Lillian Stanley, Chris Hudson, Janet Waldman, Lisa Wright and Daniel Hudson. All the students did an outstanding job.

Amber Dorman performed in the Delaware All State Band on March 2. County Band was held March 7. Delmar students participating included: Erin Porter, Megan Ross, Mary Weber, Tessa Newhouse, Amber Dorman, Megan Dickerson, Andrew Schiren, Ashley Stehl, Bryan Schiren, Christian McDowell and Justin Hartman.

Jamie Joynes took first place in the Superintendent’s Talent Show. Brianne Burdette won second place and John Midgette and Steven Hopkins won third place. All of the participants did an outstanding job.

Spanish students of the month are Sara Nester, Vanessa Debord, Spanish I; Lauren Dashiell and Kristin Stubbs, Conversational Spanish; and Nelson Brittingham, AP Spanish. The Spanish I and Conversational classes enjoyed Latin American cuisine on Feb. 8, cooking and sharing different native dishes.

Catrina Ritenhour is the grade 8 English student of the month. Juley Harper’s English class was featured on WBOC’s “Learning Matters” for DSTP (Delaware State Testing Preparation).

The sixth grade is sponsoring a trip to the Franklin Institute and Science Center for all students who have had no referrals all year.

The National Honor Society held a special program and inducted the following students into the Delmar National Honor Society: Grade 10: Ashley Campbell, Amber Dorman, Daniel Hudson, Kelly Schatz, Janet Waldman, Mark DeMorra, Kimberly Harris, Leigha Morris, Kristina Sowell and Lisa Wright. Grade 11: Matt Caffey, Bruno Gutierrez, Branden Eicholtz and Bridget Harrington and Grade 12: Larissa Assiss, Tobias Kurth, Brittany Elliott and Martin Stanley.

Special belated birthday wishes go to Connie Wickam who celebrated her last week. Happy birthday to the following people: March 23 - Judy Bennett; March 24 - Brian Cordrey, Chase Prettyman, Valerie Moore, Jacob Wilkins; March 25 - Debra Webster, Kathy Martin; March 27 - Joshua Elliott, Pamela Penual; March 28 -Travis Ralph; March 29 - John Midgette V (John-John); March 30 - Roschen Hill, Jason Morris; March 31 - Ralph Joseph; April 3 - Kelly Ralph .