Rehoboth Beach Bears Award Scholarships
The Rehoboth Beach Bears awarded $1,000 scholarships to three students during the Senior Awards Program held on June 2 at the Cape Henlopen High School. The deserving students were Erycca Curry and Leonora Demerutis, both of Rehoboth Beach, and Richie Dillard of Millsboro. Since the program was started in 2016, the Bears have awarded scholarships to 19 graduates of local high schools.
“The scholarships are merit-based, not based on financial need,” explains Kenny Mahan, Scholarship Committee Co-Chair and Board Vice-President for the Rehoboth Beach Bears. “We wanted to recognize these students for their commitment to make their school and their community a more welcoming place to be.” Applicants had answered questions about their involvement with Cape Henlopen’s Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA), as well as their activities to promote inclusion and diversity.
Said teacher Greg Berman, “Leonora shows great interest in LGBTQ+ advocacy and is always interested in learning more about ways to show pride and support others.” Dillard has been an advocate for years, having been instrumental in starting a GSA at Beacon Middle School. Curry is very active in the GSA at Cape as a board member, as well as volunteering at Edwards Christmas Village and helping children with mental health issues.
Curry will be attending Delaware State University in the fall, while Demerutis will be studying at the University of Delaware. Dillard will head out-of-state to attend the Massachusetts College of Art and Design in Boston. ▼
Celebrating PRIDE At Milton Theater
Milton Theater put on a week of PRIDE events and invited CAMP Rehoboth to be a part of the celebration. CAMP had a presence at the Pride Pre-Party at the Inn the Doghouse Tiki Bar, Quayside at Night event, Magnolia Applebottom drag show, Queer Queens of Comedy show, and the Elton John tribute concert. A huge shout out to our volunteer Kim Nelson and her wife Lori Simmons for all of their help during these events. We truly cannot do all that we do without our volunteers and amazing community support! ▼
Primetimers® Event Draws 100+
A local chapter of PrimeTimers® is forming here in Southern Delaware. Its first event—a happy hour on June 14, held at Shrimpy’s Bar and Grill—attracted more than 100 men.
The second event will be a happy hour at Shrimpy’s on Thursday, July 14; 4:00-7:00 p.m. To find out about upcoming events, send your name and email address to firstname.lastname@example.org. ▼