Graduation caps unexpected senior journey for Sussex Tech

GEORGETOWN – Sussex Tech’s class of 2020 finalized a unique senior year in its high school journey punctuated by the COVID-19 pandemic as graduates in separate commencements held Friday and Saturday. More than 280 students received diplomas, marking the completion of four years of career-technical education and academic successes. “Ravens soar high above no matter […]

Sussex Academy holds first outdoor commencement

GEORGETOWN — After several revisions to the original plan and utilizing a rain date, Sussex Academy held its first outdoor commencement for the class of 2020 on Friday. Upon approval from the Delaware Department of Education for an outdoor event to include more than 250 people, each of the 96 graduates were able to invite […]

Commentary: Sussex Tech learning should include ROTC

By Tim Shaffer I believe very strongly in the importance of high school workplace learning. A few months ago, I read with interest (and amusement) that Sussex Tech would be requiring all students to participate in their work-based learning program. Today I read your follow-up in the Delaware State News (“Sussex Tech’s JROTC program to […]

Race for Coach Nic 5K set March 28

GEORGETOWN — Sussex Technical High School will host the second annual Race for Coach Nic 5K on Saturday, March 28, with proceeds supporting the Lou Nicoletti Scholarship for a track and field athlete, as well as benefiting the cross-country and track and field teams. Mr. Nicoletti retired in 2018 after more than four decades of […]

Deadline looms for Sussex Tech JROTC program

GEORGETOWN – A deadline is approaching for the Sussex Technical High School’s Junior Reserve Officer’s Training Corps program, which will likely close at the end of the current school year if instructional command is not secured. With JROTC instructors Maj. Ben Jester retiring at the end of the year, and 1st Sgt. Timothy Spence having […]

Sussex Tech launching new welding course this fall

GEORGETOWN — Students in the construction and industrial trades at Sussex Technical High School can sign up for a new course in welding and fabrication this fall, the latest step in the school’s renewed focus on career and technical education. The integrated welding course will be a required elective for students in the HVAC-R, electrical, […]

At Sussex Tech, JROTC program may not fit

GEORGETOWN – In the educational jigsaw puzzle of Sussex Tech High School’s work-based learning initiative, Junior Reserve Officer’s Training Corps may be a piece that does not fit. That was the word Monday from Sussex Tech School District Superintendent Stephen Guthrie and senior ROTC instructor Maj. Ben Jester, amid pleas from several parents to keep […]

Sussex Tech students named Word, PowerPoint champs

GEORGETOWN — Two Sussex Technical High School business, finance and marketing students have been named Delaware’s champions in Microsoft PowerPoint and Microsoft Word after a statewide skills challenge, and will represent the First State in the national championships later this year. Lizbeth Cortez-Galindo, a junior from Milford, is the state PowerPoint champion, and Daniel Rubini, […]

Sussex Tech application period closes Jan. 8

GEORGETOWN – The application deadline is drawing near for Sussex County eighth-graders seeking a career-technical education at Sussex Tech High School. Jan. 8, 2020 is the deadline to apply for Sussex Tech’s random lottery drawing for admission. A grade nine through 12 high school, Sussex Tech offers career-technical education in 17 areas. Applications are now […]

Letter to the Editor: Too many denied vocational education

The Delaware State News reports, “The annual open house at Sussex Tech for potential eighth grade applicants, held Saturday, drew more than 1200 people, that marks a 17% increase over 2016. Last year Sussex Tech had 802 applicants, Only 287 were accepted. This means 515 children were denied the opportunity to receive a vocational education. […]