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At the June Board of Education meeting . . . .

  • Colonial’s Nutrition Service Division was recognized for winning the Turnip the Beat Award from the USDA Food and Nutrition Service Program. This award recognizes outstanding summer meal programs across the nation.
  • Aniyah Wallace, a Gunning Bedford 8th Grade student, was awarded the Human and Civil Rights Award by the Delaware State Education Association. Aniyah was nominated by her teacher, Mrs. Melissa Johnson.
  • Ryan (a kindergartener) and Thomas(a 4th grader)Brabender attend Southern Elementary and were chosen to film a commercial for AI DuPont Hospital. Currently airing, the commercial features the story of Ryan’s journey with epilepsy and how Thomas has been a model big brother sticking by his side every step of the way.
  • It was a first for William Penn’s Dance Troupe as the competed in the Tournament Indoor Association Competitions. The Colonials exceed all expectations by not only winning 1st place in regionals in Severna Park, MD but taking the Atlantic Coast Championship in Wildwood, New Jersey.
    • The Troupe consisted of Jovanna Cardenti, Shania Taylor, Anaiyah Pierce, Camden Harrison, Jessica Maiyo, Jalyn Gray, Mallina Emory and Kamani Abu.
  • Finally, Colonial said thank you, goodbye and good luck to some longtime board members. Bobby Benjamin served as a board member for 22 years serving District A and Rick Schiller served District C for 15 years. The crowd was on hand to wish them all the best and express their gratitude for the service they provided Colonial students, staff, and community over these many years.