First State School celebrates 32nd Annual Graduation and Awards program

Rita Landgraf

The First State School recognized three students in its Class of 2017 graduating seniors, along with a substantial number of other students honored at the unique educational facility based at Christiana Care’s Wilmington Hospital.

First State School is a collaboration between Christiana Care Health System and the Delaware Department of Education through the Red Clay School District that gives children and adolescents who would otherwise be homebound with serious illnesses the chance to attend school with their peers while they get the medical treatment they need.

The Honorable Rita Landgraf, professor of practice and distinguished health and social services administrator in residence at the University of Delaware and former secretary of the Delaware Department of Health and Social Services, provided the commencement address, which was followed by achievement and memorial award presentations, and a musical presentation featuring the school’s chorus and steel drum band.

The First State School chorus and steel drum ensemble provided an inspiring musical backdrop for the occasion.