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Executive Director:
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DSEA Human & Civil Rights Awards

Overview

DSEA's Human and Civil Rights Task Force honors Delawareans each year for outstanding contributions and achievements in the areas of human and civil rights.  In addition, the HCR Awards recognize outstanding student submissions in writing, art, and technology categories.  Their submissions focus on the importance of diversity and its impact on our society.


2017 Human and Civil Rights Awards Banquet

On May 17, 2017 at the Dover Downs Conference Center we will honor two Delawareans whose life work has advanced the cause of human and civil rights in Delaware; and we will also celebrate students whose writing, art work, and computer graphics skills celebrate the diversity of our society.

To register for this event, CLICK HERE.


Art
Grades K – 4 

1st  Place      Michael Cuffea, Grade 4 – Thurgood Marshall Elementary, Teacher/Advisor: Claudia Martin & Karen Fredricks
2nd Place    Jaida Fielder, Grade  1– Wilbur Elementary, Teacher/Advisor: Rufus Jennings /Tiana Freeman
3rd Place      Macyn Belfon, Grade K – Mt. Pleasant Elementary, Teacher/Advisor: Rufus Jennings/ Julie Klabunde

Grades 5 – 8
1st Place    Alyssa White, Grade 8 – Alfred G. Waters Middle School, Teacher/Advisor: Sarah Vieni-Vento
2nd Place     Mackenzie Ruiz, Grade 8 – Meredith Middle School, Teacher/Advisor: A.Turner Jones, Jr.
3rd Place    Lesli Pizano Lopez, Grade 8 – A.I. DuPont Middle School, Teacher/Advisor: Phyllis Horisk

Grades 9 - 12
1st Place     Ariyonna Cornish, Grade 10 – Lake Forest High School, Teacher/Advisor: Amy Reed
2nd Place      Claudia Little, Grade 10 – Lake Forest High School, Teacher/Advisor: Amy Reed 
3rd Place    Emilie Russo, Grade 10 – Lake Forest High School, Teacher/Advisor: Amy Reed

Digital Media Design
Grades K - 4

1st Place    Mason Jewell, Grade 4 – Hartly Elementary School, Teacher/Advisor: Mary Jo Faust
2nd Place     Delayne Elsberry, Grade 4 – Hartly Elementary School, Teacher/Advisor: Mary Jo Faust
3rd Place    Mark Sacra, Grade 4 – Hartly Elementary School, Teacher/Advisor: Mary Jo Faust

Grades 5 – 8
1st Place    Romello Wilson, Grade 8 – A.I.duPont Middle School, Teacher/Advisor: Phyllis Horisk
2nd Place    Brynn McCabe, Grade 7– Selbyville Middle School, Teacher/Advisor: Brian Benner
3rd Place    Seanae Thompson, Grade 8 – A.I.duPont Middle School, Teacher/Advisor: Phyllis Horisk 

Grades 9 -1 2
1st Place     Shane Massey, Grade 10 – Lake Forest High School, Teacher/Advisor: Amy Reed
2nd Place      Travis Grimes, Grade Grade 10 – Lake Forest High School, Teacher/Advisor: Amy Reed    
3rd Place    Cassidy Rule, Grade 10 – Lake Forest High School, Teacher/Advisor: Amy Reed     

Writing
Grades 5 - 8

1st Place     Charlize Vallejo, Grade 8 – A.I.duPont Middle School, Teacher/Advisor: Phyllis Horisk 
2nd Place     Aniya Blue, Grade 8 – A.I.duPont Middle School, Teacher/Advisor: Phyllis Horisk
3rd Place     Kaliyah Whitaker, Grade 7– Redding Middle School, Teacher/Advisor: Patti Pyle

Grades 9 - 12
1st Place     Makhaela Cooper, Grade 10– St. Georges Vo-Tech High School, Teacher/Advisor: Patrick Lombardozzi
2nd Place      Fallon Marsh, Grade 11– John Dickinson High School, Teacher/Advisor: Kristin Zerbe
3rd Place    Muhammad Burki, Grade 11 – John Dickinson High School, Teacher/Advisor: Kristin Zerbe


2017 HCR Award Honorees

DSEA Member Award
Claudia Martin, retired teacher from Thurgood Marshall Elementary, continues to help students with DSEA contests, reading stories and helping teachers who request her assistance and support.  Her efforts have supported multiple HCR contest winners for many years. Her motto for students has always been “If you Achieve, you will Succeed”. 

DSEA Community Award
The Honorable Lisa Blunt Rochester made history in 2016 when she was elected to Congress. She was the first woman and the first person of color to represent The First State in such a role. She serves on the House Committee on Education and Workforce as well as the House Committee on Agriculture.  Since she will be in session, she will provide a video presentation to our guests.

 


HCR Award Winners

A full list of HCR award winners since the inception of the program is available by [CLICK HERE].