2024 Wicomico Spelling Bee Champions to Compete March 2nd in Maryland Eastern Shore Regional Spelling Bee at UMES

Spelling Bee

Wicomico County school spelling bee champions selected through competition at the school level will now compete in the 2024 Maryland Eastern Shore Regional Spelling Bee at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore in Princess Anne on Saturday, March 2nd. The winner of the regional bee will be the area’s representative at the Scripps National Spelling…

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New Student Enrollment at UMES Increases for Third Straight Year; Incoming Student Population on Pace to Surpass 2015 Record Class


The University of Maryland Eastern Shore is set to have its largest incoming freshman and transfer class since 2015, when the institution had 1,011 new students arrive on campus in Princess Anne at the start of the school year. In the fall of 2022, 733 new undergraduate students were enrolled at UMES. UMES’s Vice President…

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Local Man’s Estate Provides Lasting Educational Legacy

George E. Miles (photo provided by Salisbury University)

Three colleges and universities on the Eastern Shore are getting shares of $8.9-million in gifts from the estate of a Salisbury-area resident. The funds will go toward scholarships and financial aid. George E- Miles, who was raised in Memphis, graduated from Georgia Tech and worked at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility, spent most of his adult…

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DSU, UMES Receive $20-Million Gifts


Delaware State University is receiving its largest ever financial gift, as is the University of Maryland Eastern Shore. Philanthropist MacKenzie Scott is listed by Forbes magazine as one of the world’s most powerful women. The gifts are part of her second cycle of charitable donations, which brings her 2020 total of giving to more than…

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UPDATED: Salisbury Middle School Student to Compete in Scripps National Spelling Bee


Following the 7th annual Maryland Eastern Shore Spelling Bee over the weekend at University of Maryland Eastern Shore, a Salisbury Middle School student will compete in the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C. this May. 6th Grader Austin Loar beat out students from across the Lower Shore, with Delmar Elementary’s Praneeth Galigutte was declared…

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