School meshes education mission with faith [Delaware Online]

There are multiple generations of students at Wilmington Christian School, a place where employees say they find value in helping to educate children. “You are able to help them grow … that plays a role in giving my job meaning,” said Principal Gwen Campbell. “We also help them grow in their faith. That’s kind of the icing on the cake. Campbell, who helps lead the elementary and middle school, has worked at the school for nine years. She has found it to be incredibly rewarding because of the positive working environment that enables employees to care for each other as if they were family. Read the full article on Delaware Online

Wilmington Christian School newspaper honored by Delaware Press Association

The staff of the WCS newspaper The Forum was honored at the Delaware Press Association Awards Luncheon on April 23, 2008, when four of its members received awards. Ashley Lane, former Editor-in-Chief of the ’06-’07 newspaper [and now a freshman in the University of Chicago] took First Place in “Features”; senior Morgan Schoeneberger took Second Place in “Columns”; senior Dan Schultz, this year’s Editor in-Chief, took Honorable Mention in “Reviews”; and sophomore Amy Schultz took Honorable Mention in “Sports.”

Ashely Lane, a Wilmington Christian School graduate, wins recognition from National Federation of Press Women

Ashley Lane, 2007 graduate and past Editor of The Forum, recently received National recognition for her article “Hope in a Hopeless Age.” The award, sponsored by the National Federation of Press Women, follows Lane’s First Place, state-wide win in the “Features” category in the High School Journalism Contest sponsored by the Delaware Press Association this spring.

Logan Plaster is an Honorable Mention for the Elie Wiesel Prize in Ethics 2005 Essay Contest

New York, NY (September 6, 2005) – Today The Elie Wiesel Foundation for Humanity formally awarded Logan Plaster, a graduate of Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism, an Honorable Mention for the 2005 Prize in Ethics Essay Contest. After reading the premise of the Contest at the encouragement of a professor, Plaster says he “knew that it would require the kind of honest writing I wanted to practice.” Medill taught Plaster “that every word matters. Communication comes down to bare, essential words.” Through his writing, Plaster strove to emulate Elie Wiesel’s success at using his abilities to create a positive impact. In his essay “Surprised by Suffering,” Plaster writes about reading Ava Schieber’s Holocaust survival account, Soundless Roar, and making eye-contact with the author at a university talk. Schieber’s intense passion taught Plaster to let the pain of others transform him in a personal and emotional way, rather than to seek comfortable, logical explanations of suffering. Plaster’s essay was chosen as an Honorable Mention from hundreds of submissions by students at more than two hundred colleges and universities throughout the nation. As one of two Honorable Mention winners, Plaster received $500. Plaster’s essay submission was sponsored by Northwestern University Writing Professor Marcia B. Gealy. Plaster acknowledges that his experience with the Contest greatly impacted the way he views the world: “It restored my faith in my own generation, that we will be able to come together, from different backgrounds, and find solutions to the most complex problems.” Plaster is currently … Continued

WCS Welcomes New Middle School Principal

Wilmington Christian School welcomes new middle school principal, Gwen S. Campbell. Gwen comes to WCS from Red Lion Christian Academy, where she taught Sixth Grade and was Varsity Field Hockey Coach. Prior to that Gwen taught 5th and 6th Grade at Wilmington Christian (1985-1986) and served as 7th Grade teacher from 1986 – 1991 at McKelvie Middle School in Bedford, New Hampshire. Gwen holds a Delaware State Teaching Certificate, a Massachusetts State Teaching Certificate, and an ACSI (Association of Christian Schools International) Standard Certification. Gwen holds a BS from Gordon College, Wenham, Massachusetts, and an MS in Education, Leadership and Administration from Wilmington College. Gwen is committed to Christian education and well equipped to give our WCS Middle School its own identity and challenge students to embrace high school with confidence and academic strength. Gwen and her husband Adam are native Delawareans. They are members of Ogletown Baptist Church and together teach 6th grade Sunday School. The Campbells have 5 children: Crissie (20), Laura (18), Scott (13), Danny (9), and Luke (5). All three boys are enrolled at WCS. Welcome Gwen, Scott, Danny and Luke!

Mock Trial Team Heads to Nationals

Hundreds of the brightest high school students from across the United States will flock to Charlotte, NC in May when the city plays host to the prestigious national mock trial championships. Forty-four state-championship teams will be in Charlotte on May 5-7 to compete for the national title. This year – as in 4 or the last 6 years – Delaware will be represented by Wilmington Christian School, winners of the state competition earlier this year. The national competition, which is being hosted by the N.C. Academy of Trial Lawyers, also will draw hundreds of parents, volunteers and educators to Charlotte. All told, organizers expect about 1,400 people to participate. This year’s championship case involves a fictitious incident at Lowe’s Motor Speedway, one of the nation’s premier NASCAR venues. All the social events associated with the championships — including the welcoming party, the Friday night social and the awards banquet — will incorporate a racing theme. Organizers say the racing theme is a natural fit. “Since we’re in Charlotte, we think the racing theme will be fun for the participants, but also will provide us with a fascinating legal case,” said Dick Taylor, CEO of the N.C. Academy of Trial Lawyers. “We want the students to enjoy themselves — but to be challenged as well. We’re fortunate to have the Speedway nearby and involved. We’re very excited.” More than 400 lawyers will lend their expertise to work with the competitors. Other participants include more than 500 coaches, advisors and parents who … Continued