Over the summer, 26 students represented Delcastle as part of Team Delaware at the National SkillsUSA Leadership Conference in Louisville, Kentucky. In addition, our students competed against nearly 6,000 students from around the country. We are most proud to report the top 10 national finalists for SkillsUSA 2015:
- Sheet Metal – Jonathan Perez – (Gold Medal)
- Welding Sculpture – Anthony DeAngelis (Gold Medal)
- Automotive Service – Shawn Deel (Silver Medal)
- Building Maintenance – Joshua Lowe (7)
- Aviation Maintenance Technology – Bailey Matthews (8)
- Screen Printing Technology – Brittany Jennings (9)
In addition, students traveled to Anaheim, California to attend the national Business Professionals of America (BPA) competitions and Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) competitions. Jamie Garcia, Sophomore, won 1st place in Keyboarding and Victoria Campos, Sophomore, won 5th place in Keyboarding! Also, Joselis Gonzales made it to the second round of her HOSA competition.
All of the students spent hours of preparation to compete, and their success is a reflection of their hard work. Congratulations to all!
HOBY, Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership, is an organization that promotes leadership, service and innovation among America’s youth. Students who are selected to participate in the program receive unique training in leadership, service-learning and motivational-building experiences. Eddy Sainmervil, an 11th grade Chem Lab student, was one of four students chosen to represent HOBY at the National World Leadership Congress in Chicago this summer.
The Delaware Health and Social Services Division recently sent recognition certificates verifying that five Delcastle students have served 90 hours volunteering outside of school in their communities. Their service efforts with non-profit organizations that are not affiliated with advocacy or political programs have earned the students a credit. Dr. Hayes recognized the students: Tamia Abuwi, Brianna Greenlea, Christopher M. Leago, Inayzha Wallace and Keuiana Walls.
If you have students interested in this volunteer program visit www.volunteerdelaware.org for information about state approved volunteer opportunities. Congratulations to the students for their selfless efforts and dedication to their communities.