Howard High School of Technology is one of 15 schools from across Delaware to win honors as a 2014 Reward and Recognition school for exceptional student performance as measured by the state assessments. Delaware Education Secretary Mark Murphy announced the winning schools on Nov. 18 in three separate celebration events, one in each county.
Howard hosted the New Castle County event, where principals from Brader, Wilson, and West Park Place elementary schools in the Christina School District, and Newark Charter and Odyssey Charter schools accepted awards on behalf of their schools. Howard Principal Stan Spoor said he was proud to accept the honor, which comes with a $50,000 unrestricted prize for the school.
Howard students and staff, along with Secretary of Education Mark Murphy (left), School Board member Madeline Johnson (center), Howard Principal Stan Spoor, and School District Superintendent Vicki Gehrt (right) pose with the Recognition School Award banner.
“I am sorry if I sound like I am bragging, but when it comes to our teachers and students, I can’t brag enough!” Spoor said that the school’s achievements start with a committed faculty. “Their energy, enthusiasm, and passion is infectious and inspires everyone around them,” Spoor said. “Our students have bought in to the importance of achievement. Their performance is evidence of their commitment to their education.”
Howard is one of only 2 high schools among this year’s 15 winning schools. St. Georges was named a Recognition School in 2013, and Delcastle won in 2011