Cape High grad receives donation from car
Christmas arrived days earlier for Cape High Class 2020 graduate Daniel Wright when Lewes’ Heather and Michael Ingerski signed him to their Honda Accord title on December 17th.
Daniel, who just finished his first semester at Delaware State University, said he had saved up for a car and was shocked to learn that one would be offered to him.
Heather said the car was the first purchase she and Michael made as the newlyweds.
“He loved this car so much,” she said. “He didn’t want to sell it; he wanted to give it away, so we contacted the school last year and asked if there was anyone who deserved it. We heard Daniel’s story and said, let’s do it! “
Cape High principal Nikki Miller said the donation had been ongoing for last year but COVID-19 and other obstacles got in its way.
“He overcame many challenges throughout his childhood and teenage years,” Miller said of Daniel.
In the first year, Daniel lived in the Cape district, but then moved out of the Cape registration area. He wanted to stay in Cape, so he applied for the choice of school every year since.
“I was a bad boy and college was not in my future,” he said.
Miller disagreed, telling Daniel he just wasn’t focused. Daniel said he wakes up every morning at 4 a.m. to pick up a van at 5 a.m. that will drive him to Cape High.
“It was worth it, however,” he said. “I wanted to stay because I connected with the staff and the students. I know they are there for me and that they will help me. I know I am not alone.
In Cape Town, Daniel was a student in the process of marketing. Today he is studying business management and plans to open his own body shop after graduation. Her only regret about college so far has been that her classes have been online rather than in person.
“I wanted to make new friends in my classes,” he said. “Finally, I created them via Instagram. “
The Ingerskis also gave Daniel a gas card and the teachers collected $ 150 for his insurance.
Cape High’s Special Education Coordinator, Connie Smith, worked with him for three years.
“He was so happy and grateful, not only for the donation, but for the way he reached this place in life because of the relationships he made with the staff here in Cape Town,” she said. . “He attributes his success to academics here, but especially to those who believed in him, were honest with him and showed him that he has potential for success.”