This year's National High School Mock Trial Championship, hosted in Wilmington, has two teams from Delaware.

Delaware enjoying home stage in National Mock TrialĀ 

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Education

Having the 2024 National High School Mock Trial competition in the First State has certainly created a home field advantage for the two Delaware teams competing this weekend.Ā  ā€œI don’t know how many differences there are in the rules, but we are confident that weknow the Delaware rules, which helps a lot,ā€ said Molly Shay, a senior at Newark Charter …

The 2024 National High School Mock Trial Competition will be held in Delaware this weekend at the Leonard L. Williams Justice Center.

Delaware hosts national mock trial competition this weekend

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Education

Two Delaware schools will be participating in this weekendā€™s 2024 National High School Mock Trial Competition in Wilmington. The Charter School of Wilmington, who are the First State champions, and Newark Charter, who were runner-up both will contend in the national meet. Newark was added because the competition ended up with an odd number of teams. When that happens, the …

Kate Li, left, and Arya Gupta are this year's representatives for Delaware in the National Youth Science Camp.

Li, Gupta to represent Delaware in national science camp

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Education

Two First State high schoolers are on their way to the Mountaineer State to represent Delaware at the 61st National Youth Science Camp. Kate Li, a senior at Newark Charter School, and Arya Gupta, a junior at Red Clay Consolidated School Districtā€™s Charter School of Wilmington, will attend the camp from June 29 to July 20 in Monongahela National Forest …

The five winners will put on a rendition of their plays March 21 at 7:30 p.m. at the Delaware Theatre Company.

5 named young playwrights by Delaware Theatre Co.

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Culture

Five Delaware high schoolers have been honored by the Delaware Theatre Company as 2023-2024 Delaware Young Playwrights winners. This yearā€™s winners are: Amara Harrison (Charter School of Wilmington): ā€œYou Remind Meā€ Emily Howard (Charter School of Wilmington): ā€œSplinterā€ Valentine Logan (William Penn High School): ā€œHatshepsuts Djedā€ Darby Ann Tisdel (MOT Charter High School): ā€œBest Friendsā€ Mia Trotter (Appoquinimink High School): …

Wilmington Charter is this year's Delaware Mock Trial Competition winner.

Wilmington Charter goes back-to-back, ties most wins in State Mock Trial

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Education

After the stateā€™s young prospective lawyers battled it out in the courtrooms for five rounds of competition over two days, the Charter School of Wilmington has gone back-to-back, winning the 2024 Delaware High School Mock Trial. RELATED: Wilmington Charter wins 2023 state mock trial competition With March Madness creeping up, the mock trial is structured like a tournament bracket, withĀ  …

Sahaana Rajagopalan is the first Delawarean to be picked for the Rising Leaders Initiative.

Wilm. Charter senior 1 of 10 in U.S. picked for leader programĀ 

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Education

A senior from the Charter School of Wilmington is one of 10 students across the country selected to a new leadership program. Sahaana Rajagopalan is the lone Delawarean to be picked for the Rising Leaders Initiative, a one-year program that trains exemplary students in civic participation, education advocacy, leadership development and public speaking. This is just the second year of …

Charter School of Wilmington

U.S. News: Wilmington Charter No. 1 high school in Delaware

Jarek RutzEducation, Headlines

Charter School of Wilmington once again was Delawareā€™s highest ranked public high school, according to the just-released U.S. News & World Report list. It didnā€™t crack the top 100, though. It was listed at 112 in the country. Forty of the stateā€™s 59 public high schools were ranked, including eight charter schools, in the magazineā€™s list of 17,680 schools across …

Delaware's two-day high school mock trial competition concluded Saturday

Wilmington Charter wins 2023 state mock trial competition

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Education

After five rounds of competition, the Charter School of Wilmingtonā€™s team bested 17 teams to win the 2023 Delaware High School Mock Trial Competition final Saturday.Ā  Teams from public, private, parochial and charter schools throughout Delaware took part in the two-day event at Wilmingtonā€™s Leonard L. Williams Justice Center. The participants included 217 students, 52 coaches, and 118 Delaware bench …

5 high school students will be honored at the Delaware Theatre Company March 2.

5 First State student authors to see shows produced at DTC

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Education

Five Delaware high school students will show off their work in this yearā€™s Delaware Young Playwrights Festival. Their scripts were chosen from a pool of 58 one-act plays written by 64 students in recent months. The showcase winners are: Morgan Baker of William Penn High School ā€“ ā€œThe Ladder Escapeā€ Danielle Chapman of St. Elizabeth High School ā€“ Happy New …

Ayomikun Adeojo, fifth from left, and his co-contestants in the MLK Voice 4 Youth competition.

Newark Charterā€™s Ayomikun Adeojo wins MLK speech competition

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Education

A Newark Charter Junior High student won this yearā€™s MLK Voice 4 Youth competition. Eighth-grader Ayomikun Adeojo took home $2,300 for his first-place finish. “This event has given me opportunities that Iā€™ve never had before,” Abeojo said. “It has opened my love for public speaking and has brought joy to my life.” The competition’s cash prize is not what drove …