The First State School’s June 4 end-of-year celebration focused on celebrating the achievements of students,faculty and others associated with the groundbreaking,in-hospital program for kids who cannot attend mainstream schools because of their medical condition. No graduates were scheduled to matriculate this month.
“The First State School is an outstanding example of The Christiana Care Way,” said Edmondo J. Robinson, M.D., MBA, FACP, Physician-in-Chief, Christiana Care – Wilmington and associate chief medical officer. “It is a caring partner with families and the school system, and an innovative, effective program that our neighbors value.”
Annual awards included:
Highest Academic Achievement Awards
Presented by Kelley N. Brake, MS, Ed.
- Ja’Nay Laws – Janet P. Kramer, M.D., Award
- Maura Grier – Tracey Williams Memorial Award
Most improved student awards
Presented by Peggy Strang, M.Ed.
- Telyka Brooker-Parquet – Nicole Miles Long Memorial Award
- Madison Kahn – Handlin-Blakely Memorial Award
Presented by Elizabeth Houser, RN, BSN, Mary Beth Lewis, RN and Marilee Scarpitti, RN, ASN.
- Dominique Grayson – For the Student Most Committed to Improving Their Medical Health
Jennifer Kane & Vernita Miller Award
Presented by Vincent Miller
- Javan James – For Courage, Integrity and Friendliness
- Reanna Skinner – The Jesse Benjamin Snook Award for Courage and Kindness
- Darren Villanueva – The Dominique Emma Smith Award for Courage and Compassion
- Tyler Mayfield – The Sarah Laine Hagerty Award
- Ja’Nay Laws – The Etiquette Award
- In addition, the school’s Creative Arts Yearbook was dedicated to retired chair of Pediatrics, Louis Bartoshesky, M.D., MPH.