Dover education, nursing stalwart Joan Lynn remembered

DOVER — Joan Lynn didn’t necessarily seek the limelight. “Although she was raising six kids off and on over a 30-plus year period of time, she was still achieving goals and objectives that … were more in the background,” said her oldest son, Pat Lynn Jr. “I helped write the obituary and so that’s sort […]

Victory Lap: Dover High grads receive diplomas at speedway

DOVER — When students accept their diplomas they cross the finish line of high school; Dover High’s Class of 2020 took a victory lap to seal theirs — around the race track. The graduates — who officially celebrated commencement virtually Wednesday — accepted their diplomas from the school board after two laps at Dover International […]

Dover High School seniors lauded as scholars

Every year since 1984, the Delaware Secretary of Education has tapped seniors as scholars — students who show strong work ethic and are dedicated to their studies, while also showing accomplishments outside the classroom. Students are chosen by their principals for their academic records and community service. Below, learn a little bit more about the […]

Polytech, Dover outline commencement plans

Hybrid graduation ceremonies, with extra memories to make, are becoming the new tradition for the class of 2020. As graduation season creeps closer, districts are continuing to roll out amended plans for the traditional celebrations. Polytech High School Joining the ranks of districts and charters announcing plans for their senior class is Polytech High School, […]

Dover, Lake Forest formulate graduation ceremony plans

Plans on how to tackle the biggest event in high school are still being released, with districts addressing what is typically a uniformly traditional event in creative ways. For some, that includes trying to re-create the hallmarks of a traditional ceremony, but with coronavirus caveats. “We surveyed our senior class and out of 222 responses, […]

Colonial Rotary Club finds way to keep service going

DOVER – Alex Vaughan’s recent social media share was the familiar image of The Brady Bunch, but this one had a black square in the middle. The caption: “Alice, turn your video on. No, it’s the button on the bottom. … Jan, you’re on mute. Unmute yourself.” This is all part of the new world […]

CR, Dover seniors help bring sounds to First Friday

DOVER — Wesley Melvin and Grady O’Connor, a couple of high school senior musicians, have been “bringing saxy back” when it comes to shopping in downtown Dover. Mr. Melvin and Mr. O’Connor have been providing the soulful sounds of their saxophones to Dover’s First Friday events over the last few months and often perform right […]

Dover High goes under the sea with ‘Little Mermaid’

DOVER — Bella Shade grew up watching Disney films and, donning the red wig and the iconic outfits, she felt she was making the character of Ariel come to life. “This was always one of my favorites,” she said. Bella, a junior at Dover High School, takes on the lead role Friday night, during the […]

Dover High School student finalist in statewide playwright competition

By Brooke Schultz Delaware State News DOVER — A Dover High student will see the play he wrote come to life this spring, after he placed as a finalist in an annual statewide playwriting competition. Nikolas Mandalas, a junior, is one of five students to be selected as finalists this year for the Young Delaware […]

Dover softball earns historic victory at Sussex Central

GEORGETOWN – Freshman starting pitcher Alexis Dowdy has the Dover High softball program in a position it’s never been before. Following Saturday afternoon’s 25-4 win over Henlopen North opponent Sussex Central High, the Senators are off to its first 3-0 start in program history. The win is extra special for Senators’ coach Gerald Jester, a […]