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The Delcastle Cooks and Bakers Culinary Arts team scored a three-peat win Thursday night, September 20th, at the 5th annual The Farmer and The Chef fundraiser event benefitting the March of Dimes. The event pairs local farmers with local chefs who create tasting samples for all attendees, using products provided by the farm. Attendees then vote on their favorite dishes. The event was held at the Chase Center on the Riverfront in Wilmington.

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2008 Hodgson graduate and former Miss Delaware USA Katie Hanson appears on this season of the CBS reality television series “Survivor.” Katie, 22, a student at the University of Delaware, is competing in the Philippines along with 17 other cast members for the sole survivor prize. The show airs Wednesdays at 8 p.m.

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The annual U.S. News & World Report Magazine released its Best High Schools ranking on Monday, and Delcastle was listed as a bronze medalist! Methodology used for the ranking included how students performed on state proficiency tests, how disadvantaged students in each school performed on state tests when compared to other students in their state, and a college readiness index tied to students taking AP and IB tests. Only eight Delaware high schools made the ranking – Charter School of Wilmington, Cab Calloway School of the Arts, Woodbridge High School, Delcastle Technical High School, Indian River High School, Milford Senior High School, Sussex Central Senior High School, and Sussex Tech.

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Environmental Landscape Technology students, under the direction of instructor Justin Benz, helped pilot curriculum along with a handful of other schools across the country this past year, regarding water conservation initiatives. Featured on the Green Education Foundation’s website, Hodgson students participated in the water unit component of a new Green Building Course.

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Eight Delaware students have been awarded the President’s Volunteer Service Award. All are from Delcastle Technical High School. The President’s Service Award is issued by the President’s Council on Service and Civic Participation on behalf of the President of the United States to recognize the best in the American spirit. All award winners have worked to improve their communities through volunteer service.

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A new solar energy system installed on the roof above the commercial industrial electrical trades lab at Delcastle was dedicated Wednesday morning by school district officials and industry partners who donated the equipment. The event was covered by the News Journal, Channel 6, and WDEL.

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