Mayor & City Council honor local youth for public & community service


Students from the Cape Henlopen High School and Sussex Consortium were recognized for their outstanding service in the community through the Jefferson Awards LEAD360 Challenge by Mayor & City Council at their meeting on Monday April 13, 2015. 

This year in Delaware, there were a total of 41 serivce projects submitted statewide. The City of Lewes's 2 projects engaged 500 volunteers, contributed 27,760 hours of service and impacted 1,600 lives. This had a financila impact of $625,988 to the City of Lewes and surrounding areas.
Cape Henlopen High School Green Team
The Cape Henlopen High School Green Club recycles anythng they're able in order to help keep the school, community and earth a safe and environmentally clean place to live. They recycle 20-24 gallon bags of paper and plastics each week, will participate in three city clean-ups and are applying for a grant to help the cafeteria be more "green".
Members of The Green Club are: Peyton Medd, Karli Crispin, Rachel Carey, Cullen Fulton, Hayden Fulton, Ryan Carey, Grace Brokaw, Ricky Broaw and Leah Manfra.
Sussex Consortium - Mayor's Top Project
Students at the Sussex Consortium have been volunteering at Beebe Healthcare, providing a tremendous service to both the staff and the patients at the hospital. They work alongside a job coach to ensure they are able to work at their best to get the job done right, and learn valuable vocational skills at the same time.  Students involved were: Avante Dennis, Brittany Reese, Taylor "Huff" Hough, Ryan Davies, Kevin Williams, Joe Parker, Connor Hartman and Esha Akemba.
Contratulations to everyone!!

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