Delaware Superstars in Education announced

WILMINGTON — The Delaware State Chamber of Commerce and its affiliate, the Partnership Inc., recently announced the 2018 Superstars in Education award winners, who will be recognized at a reception and awards ceremony on May 14. The event will be held at 4:45 p.m. at Wilmington University’s Doberstein Admissions Center Auditorium.

In its 26th year, the Superstars in Education program welcomes five new Superstars to its roster:

•GoBabyGo – Smyrna Middle School: Approximately 90 STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) students are designing and modifying 6- and 12-volt battery-operated cars with adaptable gears, programming, switches and safety supports, specifically tailored for children to meet their mobility potential.

•AVID program – Thomas McKean High School: The AVID initiative is a systematic program whose mission is to close the achievement gap by preparing all students for college readiness and success in a global society. AVID stands for Advancement Via Individual Determination.

•The Will to Skill Program -Milford High School: Over the past five years, Milford High School and Milford Central Academy have partnered to establish a system to identify students who have honors, Dual Enrollment, and AP potential.

•Specialized Transition to Employment Pathway (STEP) Program – Delcastle Technical High School: The STEP Program focuses on providing students tailored instruction that is aligned with the common core standards, expanding academic knowledge across functional and vocational settings, and developing employability and vocational skills.

•S3 STEM Summer Scholars – Office of Curriculum Instruction, Red Clay Consolidated School District: The S3 STEM Summer Scholars program is a multi-week summer enrichment program, offered to all students living or attending school in the Red Clay Consolidated 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 14. The cost to attend is $35 per person. Sponsorship opportunities are available. For more information about the event, or to register, visit

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