Theta Chapter

Wilmington, North Carolina

Region IV

The North Carolina State Organization

The Delta Kappa Gamma Society International




Theta Members with 40+ Years of DKG Service Recognized

The following members were recognized at Theta's March Founders Day meeting and

received their anniversary pin from a fellow member in a pinning ceremony:

Sophia Floyd - 60 years, Catherine Highsmith - 56 years, Emma Dineen - 51 years,

Linda Farrell - 47 years, Mary Cowand - 45 years, Connie Marks - 44 years, Sylvia

Quinn - 41 years, and Susan Nevitt - 40 years.

Beta Phi Chapter Merges with Theta Chapter

During the NC DKG Virtual Convention April 23-25, 2021, NC DKG members approved the merger of Beta Phi Chapter with Theta Chapter. Sylvia Quinn, Beta Phi treasurer will complete the process to finalize the merger.

Welcome Spring Gift Bags for Beginning Teachers

Beginning teachers at Willison Middle School and Virgo Academy were treated to gift bags from Theta Chapter to celebrate the ending of a unique school year dominated by the COVID pandemic. Gift bags included assorted food items, small book, gift card and drinking cup with cup holder for the beach. Students from Ms. Denny’s class at Virgo wrote a note of thanks. The Beginning Teacher committee also delivered additional classroom library books. Committee members decided to continue BT support in these schools for next year.



Marilyn Grinwis Gray Scholarship Recipients Selected

Five scholarships of $3000 each were awarded in April to selected North Carolina students studying Elementary Education or Music Education. The NC DKG Educational Foundation met virtually on April 2, 2021 to determine the recipients of the 2021 Gray Scholarships. Using the rubric developed by Theta’s Scholarship Committee, each member of the Foundation Scholarship Committee rated 300-600 word narratives written by 38 applicants. A total of rubric scores for each applicant determined the five recipients. Winners of the Gray Scholarship are Lillie Allmond Harris (UNCG-Masters in Music Education), Marguerite Hemedinger (ECU- Music Education),Mason Walker (ASU-Music Education), Lakin Stanfield (ASU-Elementary Education), and Ava Jane McCoy (ECU-Elementary Education).



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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