Press Releases

Honoring Local Schools

Woodbridge High School
"Teacher of the Year" Mariner Middle School
"President's Council on Physical Fitness & Sports" Phillip C. Showell Elementary School
"No Child Left Behind-Blue Ribbon Schools Award"
Georgetown, DE - Senator Tom Carper will spend Monday, November 3, 2003, in Sussex County visiting several local schools. The Senator's first stop will be at Woodbridge High School in Bridgeville, where he will congratulate Rita Hovermale, Delaware's Teacher of the Year for 2003-2004. Hovermale is the first Woodbridge School District teacher to be chosen for this prestigious honor. She is the 40th Teacher of the Year since Delaware's recognition program began in 1965. Senator Carper will then put on his gym clothes and exercise with students at Mariner Middle School, formerly Milton Middle School. The school was recently named as a state champion school by the President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports. The President's Challenge Physical Activity and Fitness Awards Program, available to the nation's schools since 1958, offers presidential recognition and awards for fitness to all participating young people. Schools designated as a State Champion receive a distinctive award certificate as well as statewide and national recognition for their fitness achievement. Finally, Senator Carper will be visiting Philip C. Showell Elementary School. Phillip C. Showell Elementary School was recently selected to receive the "No Child Left Behind - Blue Ribbon Schools Award" from the U.S. Department of Education. This national award honors public and private K through 12 schools that are either academically superior in their state or demonstrate dramatic gains in student achievement. Senator Carper's Sussex Schedule Monday, November 3, 2003
11:00 am- 12:00 pm
Woodbridge High School
Meeting with Teacher of the Year, Rita Hovermale
307 Laws Street, Bridgeville 12:30 pm- 1:30 pm
Mariner Middle School
Work out with winners of The President's Challenge Physical Activity and Fitness Awards Program
16391 Harbeson Road, Milton 2:15 pm- 3:00 pm
Phillip C. Showell Elementary School
Congratulate Students, Teachers & Administrators on receiving "No Child Left Behind Blue Ribbon Schools Award"
41 Bethany Road, Selbyville