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

Delaware enjoying home stage in National Mock Trial 

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.  “I don’t know how many differences there are in the rules, but we are confident that weknow the Delaware rules, which helps a lot,” 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 weekend’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 District’s Charter School of Wilmington, will attend the camp from June 29 to July 20 in Monongahela National Forest …

Newark Charter held its senior sunrise Monday in the school's new stadium.

Sun doesn’t show, but seniors do at Newark Charter tradition 

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Education

The seniors of Newark Charter School took advantage of their new stadium Monday to mark the first day of school with a sunrise gathering that felt more like a day at the boardwalk than the start of school. The school tradition included a waffle truck, backyard games, music and a T-shirt giveaway. Starting with the school’s first senior class in …

Photo courtesy of HOSA-Future Health Professionals Facebook.

Del. students land on top in national healthcare events

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Education

Ten Delaware high schoolers secured top 10 finishes in the 46th annual HOSA-Future Health Professionals International Leadership Conference in Dallas, which wrapped up Saturday. The conference is for students who are interested in pursuing a career in healthcare.  Attendees had the opportunity to participate in career-focused competitive events, take part in community service work and leadership opportunities. READ: Your guide …

Jennae Overton has been selected by the Business Professionals of America to serve as the president of the 2023-2024 State Officer Leadership Team.

Middletown student to lead Business Professionals of America

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Education

Middletown High School junior Jennae Overton has been selected by the Business Professionals of America to serve as the president of the 2023-2024 State Officer Leadership Team. Overton believes she was a great candidate for the presidential role because of her involvement in her school newspaper, Future Farmers of America, golf and the Black Student Union. “Newspaper taught me to …

School choice applications for Delaware's public schools close next Wednesday, Jan. 11.

School choice applications close Jan. 11

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Education

Delaware’s school choice application period is closing Wednesday, Jan. 11. That means families who want to send their children to a school outside of their regular feeder pattern for the 2023-24 school year only have a few days left to submit their paperwork. The good news: It’s mostly online.  The First State is one of 13 in the country in …

Newark Charter School cut the ribbon for its new junior high building Tuesday

Newark Charter completes 21-year expansion 

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Education

  Newark Charter School unveiled its $20 million junior high school Tuesday. It’s the latest addition to a campus that began with classes in trailers scattered around a parking lot in 2001.  Then, the charter school had 435 students in grades five to seven. Now, its campus easily could be confused with a small college. Newark Charter today sits on …

Eight Delaware students scored top 10 finishes in 10 different competitions at the 2022 National STEM Conference in Dallas.

10 for 10: Delaware students shine at national STEM conference

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Delaware Live, Education

Eight different Delaware students finished in the top 10 of 10 different competitions at this year’s national STEM conference in Dallas. Overall, 103 Delaware students competed in the event, which focuses on science, technology, engineering and mathematics. The events included computer-aided design, dragster design, leadership strategies, manufacturing prototype, on-demand video, promotional graphics, structural engineering, system control technology, video game design, …