John Hollis (center), director of the Minority Education Regional Incentive Training (MERIT) program, welcomes Delaware Secretary of Education, Dr. Mark Murphy (right), to a recent MERIT summer session at Del Tech Community College. Murphy was a guest speaker for the program on July 30. With Hollis and Murphy is MERIT graduate, Sara Hernandez, who is leaving this fall to attend Virginia Tech University with a dual major in mechanical and electrical engineering.

Photo by Tony Windsor

After 40 years, MERIT program continues to help area students