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State awards more than $168,000 in merit scholarships

The Delaware Department of Education has announced the recipients of four state merit scholarship programs for the 2015-16 academic year. Merit scholarships are competitive and awarded based on a student's academic performance, participation in school activities and service to the community. Students may apply for Delaware merit scholarships in their senior year of high school. All four awards are renewable. Three of the programs are memorial scholarships that honor state legislators and provide full tuition, fees, room, board, and books at the public colleges in Delaware. Those scholarships are:

 ·        The B. Bradford Barnes Memorial Scholarship, in honor of the former Speaker of the State House of Representatives, is awarded to one student each year enrolling full-time at the University of Delaware. Alec Tran of Conrad Schools of Science in the Red Clay Consolidated School District is the recipient of the B. Bradford Barnes Memorial Scholarship.

 ·        The Herman M. Holloway, Sr. Memorial Scholarship, in honor of the first African-American State Senator in Delaware, is awarded to one student each year enrolling full-time at Delaware State University. Fatima Edwards of POLYTECH High School in the POLYTECH School District received the Herman M. Holloway, Sr. Memorial Scholarship.

 ·        The Charles L. Hebner Memorial Scholarship, in honor of the former Speaker of the State House of Representatives, is awarded annually to one full-time student at the University of Delaware and one full-time student at Delaware State University who are majoring in the humanities or social sciences. (Preference is given to political science majors.) Randy Short of Sussex Central High School in the Indian River School District is the recipient of the Charles L. Hebner Memorial Scholarship at University of Delaware.

 ·        The Diamond State Scholarship assists full-time students attending regionally accredited, nonprofit colleges in any state. Winners of the Diamond State Scholarship receive $1,250 per year. For the 2015-16 academic year, 75 students were awarded Diamond State Scholarships. They are listed below by high school:

Appoquinimink High School

Richard Bai

 

Stephanie Perez

 

David Woodside

Aquinas Academy

Catherine Redfield

Archmere Academy

Alana Bradley

 

Justin Freck

Back to Basics Learning Dynamics, Inc.

Kevin Hill

Brandywine High School

Sarah Hanley

Caesar Rodney High School

Jessica Leczner

 

Brandon Smith

 

Daniel Szczechura

 

Leanne Voshell

 

Abigail Wearden

 

Conner Zaia

Calloway (Cab) School of the Arts

Emma Driban

Cape Henlopen High School

Coryn Cannon

 

Mariko Daisey

 

Benjamin Emery

 

Aubrey Inkster

Caravel Academy

Jessica Emmons

Charter School of Wilmington

William Barndt

 

Joseph Buxton

 

Kellie Carlson

 

Dominic Cicconi

 

Jaime McAdams

 

Abhinav  Nigam

 

Nigarm Abhinav

 

Christina  Stiebris

Concord High School

Rachel Bailey

 

John Leahan

Conrad Schools of Science

Derek Bischoff

 

Andrew Dorazio

 

Adam Tran

Delaware Military Academy

Megan lanz

Dickinson (John) High School

Habibullah Aslam

duPont (Alexis I.) High School

Hyung Hahn

Ennis (Howard T.) School

Amanda Gonzalez

Indian River High School

Sarah Buchler

 

Gretchen Daehn

Lake Forest High School

Taylor Coleman

 

Julia Joyce

Mount Pleasant High School

Tristan  Leung

 

Sama Tima

Mt. Sofia Academy

Kaysa Lammers

Newark High School

Brandon Holveck

 

Erin Jones

 

Lauren A Nicol

Padua Academy

Olivia Ellis

 

Chloe Mortenson

Penn (William) High School

Khiara MacElree

POLYTECH High School

Jennifer Briody

 

Arlene Maheu

 

Colleen Obrien

 

Mark Seda

Salesianum School

Adam Barbato

 

Jason Barbato

 

Kevin Williams

Sanford School

Susannah Halligan

 

Bria Manlove

Smyrna High School

Haley Lloyd

St. Elizabeth's High School

Melissa Vila

St. Georges Technical High School

Mark Meloni

 

Nicole Raniszewski

 

Nicholas Trieu

St. Mark's High School

Christopher Blackwell

 

Patrick Hoffman

 

Andrea Ludman

 

Randy Mitchell

St. Thomas More Academy

Marius Sander

Sussex Central High School

Justin Mears

 

Randy Short

Sussex Technical High School

Amanda Kucharzyk

 

Garrett LaCurts

Tome School

Graham Smith

Ursuline Academy

Aria Diliberto

 

 
Alison May
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