Theta Chapter

Wilmington, North Carolina

Region IV

The North Carolina State Organization

The Delta Kappa Gamma Society International




Marilyn F. Grinwis Gray Scholarship application open until March 15

Five $3000 scholarships are available to North Carolina students studying elementary education or music education. See link in Scholarships and Grants.

Virgo Academy Beginning Teachers Receive Gift Bags

Theta members Connie Marks and Elizabeth Miars created Valentine bags for Virgo beginning teachers to support their efforts to continue virtual learning for their students. Included in the bags were Starbucks gift cards, favorite snacks, fresh flowers and Buzzing Bee certificates for their enthusiastic participation in monthly book discussions. Bags were delivered to the school as a surprise Valentine present. Connie and Elizabeth continue to participate with these beginning teachers, their mentor teachers, and UNCW BT support staff in monthly virtual meetings. The February meeting topic focused on diversity in the classroom.


NC DKG Convention 2021 April 23-25, 2021

A Virtual Celebration: NC DKG: Past, Present, and Future


Remembering NC DKG Past -Friday 6:45 pm to 8 pm

Celebrating NC DKG Present - Saturday 9 am to 4:50 pm and 6:45 pm to 8:30 pm

Shaping NC DKG Future - Sunday 1 pm to 4 pm

Convention Virtual Showcases - Tue., April 20 through Sun., April 25

Virtual Tours of Penland School of Crafts, Carl Sandburg Home, Blue Ridge Parkway, John C. Campbell Folk School, Nantahala River Whitewater Rafting, Asheville Restaurants and Irresistible Escapes

See Complete Convention Schedule in the NC DKG News.

January Chapter Meeting Takes a Virtual Tour of the World

See Theta members on their vacations around the globe!

Theta Chapter Community Project Diaper/Wipes Drive

We collected 1,720 diapers (32 packages) and 2,672 wipes (38 packages) for the Foster Pantry!

Connie Marks Recognized in NC DKG Member Spotlight

Connie Marks, Theta member since 1977, is recognized on the NC DKG website in the Member Spotlight. Connie spearheaded our Scholarship Committee through the development of the Marilyn F Grinwis Gray Scholarship for Elementary and Music Education and the Theta Chapter Educator Grants.

2020 NC DKG Theta Chapter Educator Grant Recipients

Fifteen educators from New Hanover and Pender County schools submitted proposals for classroom projects this year through Theta’s Educator Grant program. Theta’s Scholarship Committee reviewed these applications using the grant rubric and selected four project proposals for maximum funding of $500. The following recipients and projects will support classroom activities during Spring 2021:

Muscadine Grape Production: Learning Opportunities in the Vineyard Christopher Hicks at Topsail High School plans for agricultural students to construct an on-campus grape vineyard.
Expanding our Horizon with MusicTrevor Judy at West Pender High School will purchase music that reflects multiple cultures and modern world experiences.
Literacy for the World Language ClassroomMiranda Spencer at New Hanover High School will provide students in Spanish classes with meaningful reading, writing and listening opportunities through the purchase of a digital reading program and classroom novels.


Building Learning Connections with LiteratureShirley Womble at Malpass Corner Elementary School selected high quality children’s books for her classroom to develop an extensive classroom library for first grade students.


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