By: Bethany Ackerman // October 30th, 2017 // Stories
On Thursday, October 12, 2017, Delmarva Christian Schools (DCS) held their 16th Annual Student Scholarship Banquet at Delmarva Christian High School’s Arts and Athletic Center in Georgetown, Delaware. Over 350 guests gathered to enjoy incredible dining from Marilyn’s Catering, wonderful fellowship, testimonies from DCS community members and alumni, and entertainment provided by the DCS Worship Ensemble. The evening concluded with messages delivered by Chick-fil-A Manager in Customer Experience and grandson of Chick-fil-A founder Truett Cathy, Mr. Mark Cathy, as well as former international softball player, Olympic gold medalist, physician, and current Head Softball Coach at Liberty University, Dr. Dot Richardson.
The DCS Student Scholarship Banquet serves to support their Accessible Tuition Program (ATP), providing the opportunity for more families access to an excellent Christ-centered education by calculating a tuition rate that matches each family’s unique financial situation. ATP positively impacts 40% of Delmarva Christian’s student body. Without this program, these students would not have had the financial resources necessary to attend Delmarva Christian Schools. To date, funds raised from this year’s Banquet has topped $250,000.
The mission of Delmarva Christian Schools is to proclaim the gospel by preparing students spiritually, academically and physically to know and do God’s will in their lives.
For more information, call 302-856-4040.
Before the banquet begins, National Honor Society members pray over the evening with DCHS Science teacher Mr. John Jochum and DCS Director of Admissions and Marketing Mrs. Susan Gum.
DCHS sophomore Abby Agapito greets guests at the start of the 2017 Delmarva Christian Schools Student Scholarship Banquet.
DCHS senior Caleb McFarlin greets Delmarva Christian Board Secretary Chris Theis at the 2017 DCS Student Scholarship Banquet.
DCHS National Honor Society member and junior Chris Fleurima clears the guest tables with help from NHS member and senior Ben Little.
At the closing of the DCS Student Scholarship Banquet, guest speakers Dr. Dot Richardson and Mr. Mark Cathy show off Richardson’s Olympic gold medals from 1996 and 2000.
Delmarva Christian Milton Campus (DCMC) third grader Avery Palmer courageously takes to the stage singing “Step By Step” by Rich Mullins with the help of DCS Worship Ensemble students. (From Left: Lilllette Hastings, Tessa Kwiatkowski, Isabella Stubbs, Lilyan Ahlers, and Maggie Kwiatkowski)
Over 350 guests gather in the DCHS Arts and Athletics Center for the 2017 DCS Student Scholarship Banquet on Thursday, October 12.
Out of the 389 guests at the 2017 DCS Student Scholarship Banquet, 19 Delmarva Christian alumni came in support of their alma mater.