Milford School District to hold dedication ceremony

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Milford School District held a dedication ceremony on July 29 from 10 AM until 12 Noon in order to rename the high school auditorium the Dr. Gerald W. Thompson Center for the Performing Arts. The dedication ceremony took place outside of the auditorium with a performance to follow. “The Dr. Gerald W. Thompson Center for the Performing Arts is dedicated …

Council reviews potential 10th Street intersection changes

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At a recent meeting, Milford City Council heard suggestions from Century Engineering to improve traffic flows and pedestrian safety in the area of the 10th Street and Rehoboth Boulevard intersection. Some of the suggestions included adding protected pedestrian and bicycle lanes, adding signals and converting two roads from two-way traffic to one-way. “Primarily that area where the new Meineke is, …

MHS to offer new EMT program

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Milford High School will begin offering a new Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) pathway in an effort to address a lack of qualified individuals in the area. The new program was implemented at the request of the City of Milford and the Delaware Fire School. “We were approached by the City of Milford and the Delaware Fire School,” Seth Buford, Milford …

Seven Eagle Scouts in 2023 Graduating Class

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The 2023 graduating class saw a record number of Eagle Scout participants with seven Boy Scouts earning the top honor. The seven included Jackson Caldwell, Matt Fox, Paul Huot, Nicholas Schimmel, Brendan Slonacher, Adam Sobiech and Justin Swain. Six of the scouts graduated from Milford High School while Schimmel graduated from Sussex Academy of Arts and Sciences. Fox completed his …

MHS teacher accepted to Supreme Court Summer Institute

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Shae Parks, Milford, Delaware, and a teacher at Milford Senior High School will travel to Washington, D.C. this June to attend the prestigious Supreme Court Summer Institute.  After a highly competitive application process, 60 teachers were selected to participate this year. The Institute, open to teachers in the fields of law-related and civic education, is co-sponsored by Street Law, Inc. …

MSD expands Work-Based Learning Program

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Kate Lynch became the Career Counselor at Milford High School in August and, since taking over the position, has worked to revamp the Work-Based Learning Program at MHS. The program is designed to take students out of the classroom and place them in opportunities where they learn real-world lessons about the careers they are considering. “Our goal is to work …

Milford board learns about MHS activities

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At a recent Milford School District Board of Education meeting, Milford High School principal, Seth Buford, accompanied by assistant principals Betsy Coe, Rene Diaz and Shervaun Hinton, explained why the high school was now more of a community than simply a school. Buford provided details on the progress made at the school as well as events planned in the future …

Aladuge signs with Duke

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By DAVE McCALLUM Milford football standout Desmond Aladuge had upwards of 30 Division I school vying for his signature, including Ivy League bluebloods Harvard and Princeton, and the three U.S. service academies in West Point, the Air Force Academy and the Naval Academy being among the suitors. Instead, the 6-4, 245-pound Buccaneer cast his lot with Duke first-year head coach …

Field hockey award named for Ellis

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The Milford School District Field Hockey team recently renamed their outstanding leadership award. The award will now be known as the Jan Ellis Leadership Award after the team’s long time coach who passed away in January 2022. “I am beyond proud and grateful for naming this leadership award after Mom,” Gayle Parola, her daughter, said. “She would be very humbled …

Rigby honored by Milford School District

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On Wednesday, December 14, Roy Rigby was honored with a plaque by Milford School District for his support of the district’s wrestling team as well as his dedication to helping students reach their full potential. Rigby was head coach of the wrestling team from 1977 to 1982. “Coach Rigby’s ability to connect with wrestlers of all ages and empower them …