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Worcester Tech overjoyed by SkillsUSA wins, achievements

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By Rachel Ravina, Staff Writer (May 2, 2019) Worcester Technical High School students affiliated with Skills USA have a lot to celebrate. Members took home awards from a state-level competition and a national level Chapter of Excellence. “It was just a wonderful feeling for everyone involved,” said Principal Tom Zimmer. Skills USA works with “students,… Read more »

Therapy dog Gordon brings smiles to students

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By Rachel Ravina, Staff Writer (May 3, 2019) Gordon, a 10-year-old Italian greyhound, is running in a different direction these days. As a therapy dog in county schools, Gordon’s job is to be a calming influence on everyone around him. “Gordon has become part of the staff. The teachers love him,” said Gordon’s owner, Jill… Read more »

Equestrians celebrate wins

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By Morgan Pilz, Staff Writer (May 3, 2019) Olivia Brown, 16, and Lilly Paquette, 13, performed well during the Interscholastic Equestrian Association Nationals at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex & Expo Center in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, last weekend. Brown, a sophomore at Stephen Decatur High School, took home the reserve champion title in the Varsity Open… Read more »

‘Ward World’ returns to resort for 49th year

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By Josh Davis, News Editor (April 25, 2019) The 49th annual Ward World Championship Wildfowl Carving Competition and Art Festival returns to the resort this weekend, April 26-28, at the Roland E. Powell Convention Center on 40th Street in Ocean City. The event began at the Ward Museum in Salisbury and later outgrew that venue, necessitating… Read more »

‘Rock for Recovery’ to benefit Worcester Warriors, this Sun.

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By Josh Davis, News Editor (April 25, 2019) Tranzfusion is set to headline the third annual “Rock for Recovery” concert, raising money for the Worcester County Warriors Against Opiate Addiction, Sunday, April 28. Tickets for the event, scheduled to begin at 1 p.m. at the West Ocean City Greene Turtle, will be $10 at the door…. Read more »

WCPS honors anniversary, seals time capsule

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By Rachel Ravina, Staff Writer (April 26, 2019) Future students and staff of Worcester County Public Schools will get a blast from the past when they open a time capsule, which was filled and sealed during last Tuesday’s Board of Education meeting, in 50 years. Carrie Sterrs, coordinator of public relations and special programs for Worcester… Read more »

Buckingham unveils new outdoor classroom

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By Rachel Ravina, Staff Writer (April 25, 2019) Buckingham Elementary School unveiled its new outdoor classroom at a ribbon-cutting ceremony last Thursday after taking steps to go green over the past several years. “It’s been a joy to watch this vision grow as more people become invested,” said second grade teacher April Eichelberger. Eichelberger, the green… Read more »

Equestrian teens compete at nationals in PA

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By Morgan Pilz, Staff Writer (April 26, 2019) Two Worcester County teens will participate in the Interscholastic Equestrian Association Nationals at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex & Expo Center in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, this weekend. Olivia Brown,16, a sophomore at Stephen Decatur High School, was the highest point earner in the Open Division in Zone 3… Read more »

SABERS take home grant from env. summit

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Berlin youth group proposal gets $1,400 for Dr. William Henry Park improvements By Rachel Ravina, Staff Writer (April 18, 2019) Dr. William Henry Park on Flower Street in Berlin will get an environmental facelift through a $1,400 grant won last Friday by the Strengthening Adolescent Boys with Education and Resources (SABERS). The Worcester Youth and Family… Read more »

Buckingham gets grant to study monarch butterflies

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By Rachel Ravina, Staff Writer (April 19, 2019) For Buckingham Elementary School, a $750 grant to study monarch butterflies will help students learn all about the majestic creaturesand celebrate their own heritages. “The goal was to apply for the grant so we could relate the migration story of the monarchs with the migration stories of our… Read more »