2016-2017 Accomplishments

Student Spotlight:
Da’Yon Johnson from Academy Park High School is a student at our Aston Campus in the Dental Technology Program. Da’Yon is a part of our Co-Op program at DCTS and is working at O’Donnell Dental Studio in Broomall. After a root canal he had done this year it was determined he would need a new crown. He was able to make his very own tooth crown at the dental lab where he works. Great job Da’Yon! Pat and Robin O’Donnell are the owners of O’Donnell Dental Studio in Broomall. Both Pat and Robin were students at Delaware County Technical High Schools in 1974. Pat was in the Dental Technology program and his wife Robin was in the Commercial Art program.  As a birthday gift to Da’Yon the O’Donnell’s paid for him to get a real gold crown!

NOCTI Score: 91.3%

C-CAP Awards:
Martayja Hill: 11th grade Upper Darby-Summer Boot Camp, Monroe College $400
Sarah Allen: 11th grade Haverford-Summer Boot Camp, Drexel University $500
Daija Polson: 12th grade Upper Darby- C-CAP Education Scholarship$5,000
Deaira Booker: 12th grade Upper Darby- C-CAP Ignite Scholarship, Restaurant School $3,000
Toby Wong: 12th grade Chichester-Monroe College, Full Tuition Scholarship $54,240
Randy Tran: 12th grade Marple Newtown-Johnson and Wales University, Full Tuition Scholarship $121,584
John Parrucci: 12th grade Haverford- CIA Matching Scholarship $5,000
Jason Lee: 12th grade Garnet Valley- C-CAP Ignite Scholarship $3,500
David Miller: 12th grade Springfield-Carol & D Scholarship $5,000
Kevin Mitchell: 12th grade Interboro- C-CAP Ignite Scholarship $3,500


PA HOSA State Leadership Conference and Competition
HOSA stands for Health Occupations Students of America.

DCTS HOSA Winners:
Brittany Edelschein – Bronze – Medical Reading – Springfield

Stella Ha -Silver- Human Growth and Development – Marple Newtown
Mira Sadghi- Silver-Pathophysiology – Marple Newtown HS
Oxzonna Reddick- Bronze – Dental Science – William Penn
Kathleen Enderle – Bronze – Epidemiology – Springfield
Jimin Oh – Silver – Extemporaneous Health Poster – Radnor
Madeleine DuPont – Bronze – Health Career Photography – Marple Newtown
DCTS HOSA Bowl – Silver
Kristin Mazzella – Haverford

Alyson Wade – Haverford
Nali Moon – Marple Newton
Catherine Dickinson – Springfield
DCTS Health Sciences Instructor and HOSA Advisor, Diann Stoume, was recognized for 10 years as an advisor!!


Chili Cook-Off
On March 3rd, Chef Mike Fedeli and his Culinary Arts students Jabriel Pressley(Academy Park), Alexis Hill(Interboro), Timothy Martin(Interboro) and Christopher DiNapoli(Springfield) from the Folcroft campus competed in the Careers through Culinary Arts Program (C-Cap) & Tabasco Chili Cook-Off. The students came in 4th place. It was a tight race they missed 1st place by 2 points! The students won $200 from Tabasco for their school!


FCCLA State Conference Winners!
Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) is a national Career and Technical Students Organization that provides personal growth, leadership development, and career preparation opportunities for students in Family and Consumer Sciences education.

Culinary Arts Event: Bronze Medal Jabriel Pressley- Academy Park HS-DCTS Folcroft Anichca Simpson- Academy Park HS-DCTS Folcroft

Food & Beverage Service Event: Silver Medal Zachary Moufti- Interboro HS-DCTS Folcroft

Food Art Event: Silver Medal Alexis Hill- Interboro HS-DCTS Folcroft

Food Innovations Event: Gold Medal-Will be advancing to Nationals in Nashville Tennessee! Sara Ingling-Upper Darby HS-DCTS Folcroft Jaimee Lavin-Chichester HS-DCTS Folcroft Amirah Savage-Upper Darby HS-DCTS Folcroft

Cake Decorating Event: Silver Medal Sarah Allen-Haverford HS-DCTS Marple

PA FCCLA State Officers: The two new state officers are Sarah Allen(Haverford HS-DCTS Marple) and Ben Grady(Penncrest HS-DCTS Marple).


Taylor Community Foundation

Congratulations to the 2017 Taylor Community Foundation Scholarship Winners from the Medical Careers program!!

Interboro HS: Samantha Mosloskie & Hue Luong

Ridley HS Adam Adelsberg, Varun Korutla, Mark Kapran and Noah Finsterbusch

Springfield HS: Alina Litvinko & Victoria Xhori


Darby Mission Dinner
Chef Don Young and 8 of his students from the Culinary Arts & Food Service Management program at our Marple campus volunteered to help out at the Darby Mission Dinner. They helped by setting up and serving a Beef Stew to over 80 hungry and homeless people from the area. Chef Young said, “It is one of the greatest lessons we can teach our students and it is very humbling”.


Automotive Competition
On February 24th, two of our students from the Automotive Technology program at the Folcroft campus competed as a pair in the 24th Annual Automotive Technology Competition. Matthew DePalma and Mike Ottaviano, earned their way to the hands-on competition by earning the top scores for DCTS on a 100-question exam.


EPS Student Spotlight
Caitlin Karolyi an Interboro High School student from our Emergency & Protective Services class was on her way to Interboro from her morning EMT class at DCTS. She saw a car pulled over and a woman waving for help. The car in front of Caitlin drove away and did not stop to help. Caitlin pulled over and the woman reported that her friend was choking. There was another woman who was not breathing and turning blue. Caitlin performed the Heimlich Maneuver and got the woman to start breathing. Great job Caitlin!! DCTS could not be more proud of you.



“SkillsUSA is a partnership of students, teachers and industry working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce. SkillsUSA helps each student excel. We provide educational programs, events and competitions that support career and technical education (CTE) in the nation’s classrooms.” For more information visits http://www.skillsusa.org/ Our first place winners will advance to the State Competition in Hershey, PA, April 19-21.

Team Works: 1st Place James Kenney (Haverford), Tyler Collins (Wallingford Swarthmore), Vincent D’Antonio (Garnet Valley) and Jared Stanaitis (Penn Delco)

Advertising Design: 3rd Place Jaylen Grayson (Upper Darby)

Dental Assisting: 3rd Place Laila Boujida (Ridley)

Basic Health Care: 1rd Place Kaitlin Walker (Penn Delco)

Cosmetology: 1rd Place Ava Viviani (Haverford)

Related Technical Math: 1rd Place Michael Ottaviano (Upper Darby)

Automotive Service Specialization: 3rd Place Moises Torres (Upper Darby)

Building Construction: 3rd Place Eric Lyons (Springfield)


CTE Month February
On Wednesday, February 15th, 2017 four students and four teachers from the Delaware County Technical High Schools were recognized by the Delaware County Council for their outstanding efforts and special events. They were recognized as a part of the National Career and Technical Education Month (February). Chef John Maier and his culinary students made delicious breakfast pastries for the occasion.

Teachers recognized were: Monica Millio– Health Sciences Instructor(Folcroft Campus); Diann Stoume– Health Sciences Instructor (Folcroft Campus);Barbara McGinnis– Cosmetology Instructor(Aston Campus); and Joe Fick– Building Trades Instructor(Aston Campus)

Students recognized were:Dakota Alexander (Strath Haven, 12th grade) Apple Systems & Design (Aston Campus) Jalen Grayson (Upper Darby, 12th grade) Advertising Design & Commercial Arts (Aston Campus)Jordan Small (Academy Park, 12th grade) Cosmetology (Folcroft Campus)Sindy Palma (Radnor, 11th grade) Health Sciences (Folcroft Campus



Design the Shine Contest

DCTS students participated in the Philly Home and Garden Shows, Design the Shine contest. Our wonderfully creative students designed and constructed four chandeliers that were displayed at the Philly Home and Garden Show, February 17-19, 2017 at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks, PA. Four of the top nine chandeliers chosen for display were made by our students. Voting of the chandeliers ran all weekend and we are pleased to announce that we took 1st and 2nd place!

1st place was our Wood Engraved Tiffany inspired chandelier. Many different species of wood were meticulously planned by our Carpentry program then engraved by our Advertising Design & Commercial Art students. Leaves from the particular species were engraved into the wood before construction. The pieces were then soldered together to make the Chandelier.

2nd place was our USA Preamble to the Constitution Wood Pallet Chandelier. This chandelier was constructed by our Building Trades program from a deconstructed and painted pallet wood. Our Advertising Design & Commercial Art students then engraved the Preamble to the Constitution into the wood.



ETSS Student Spotlight
Chloe Borgesi a Springfield High School student from our Exercise Therapy and Sports Science program was competing in her district cross country meet on October 28th when she had to use a skill that she learned in her class at the Delaware County Technical High Schools Aston Campus. The week prior, the ETSS class was studying and training to become Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation certified through the American Heart Association. Chloe’s efficiency and hands on skills during training allowed her to successfully complete the course and become certified in Basic Life Support which consisted of CPR and AED training. During Chloe’s race, she encountered a victim of probable cardiac issues and her training took over. Chloe successfully resuscitated the victim with the help of another bystander. DCTS could not be more proud of Chloe and her ability to save a life!


Culinary Arts & Food Service Management
Martayja Hill an Upper Darby High School student from our Culinary Arts & Food Service Management program was recognized with a plaque at Delaware County Technical High Schools Marple Campus for winning first place in the Treat Contest for CCAP. Each school that belongs to CCAP (Careers through Culinary Arts Program) was able to submit one entry into CCAP’s Treat Contest. Martayja had an idea to make a Coconut Almond Toffee candy. The class tested it and they were fantastic, so they made 250 packaged treats that were given out at CCAP’s giant Fundraiser that is called IGNIGHT which was held on 11/14/2016 at the Cira Center in Philadelphia. At this fundraiser famous chefs from our area put on displays and they raise money for the CCAP scholarships that are awarded each year.  Congratulations to Martayja Hill, Chef Don Young, and the entire Marple Culinary class!