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New! The National Technical Honor Society

posted by Terri Morrison

King George High School now has an honor society Chapter for CTE students!

The National Technical Honor Society! 

The NTHS recognizes members for their achievement in Career and Technical Education. 

Students who embody the seven attributes of the National Technical Honor Society –leadership, scholarship, skills, honesty, citizenship, service and responsibility are invited and encouraged to apply

An information sheet is available in the Counseling office.  The application is available from Mrs. Cropp in room 186.   Hurry! Deadline to apply is this Friday, Dec. 13!

 

Open Hand of Fredericksburg - Summer Job Opportunities - Open House

posted Dec 9, 2019, 5:51 AM by Terri Morrison

The Youth Advisory Committee of Open Hand of Fredericksburg presents:

SUMMER JOB OPPORTUNITIES 

An Open House for Youth ages 14-19 and their parents or guardians

Monday, Dec. 9, 6 - 8:30 pm

Open Hand of Fredericksburg office, 150 Olde Greenwich Drive, Suite 211, Fredericksburg, PA 22408

540-834-4455
info@openhand-fred.org

2020 Hamilton Award

posted Nov 19, 2019, 9:52 AM by Terri Morrison   [ updated Nov 19, 2019, 10:06 AM ]

The Hamilton Award recognizes high school juniors for their academic, personal, and service achievements. Every year, they select up to 35 students nationally to enter their five-year, no cost empowerment program.

Hamilton Award winners receive:
* $500 scholarship
* Annual Leadership Conferences
* College Application Guidance
* Scholarship & Financial Aid Assistance
* Individual & Group support
* Peer Mentorship Across Cohorts
* Professional Network
* Internship Opportunities

Curriculum built around five pillars:
Transition: High school to college, college to career
Heritage: Understanding United States history is vital to claiming personal, political, and social power.
Empowerment: Knowledge and confidence to pursue and attain ambitious goals
Financial Literacy: Understanding budgets, debt-management, saving, and informed investing
Leadership: Development of character and a commitment to public service in the face of adversity.


Deadline: January 29, 2020

Pathways Flight Academies

posted Oct 22, 2019, 9:07 AM by Terri Morrison

The United States is facing a shortage of airline pilots and aviation workers. In response, Virginia Space Grant Consortium, in partnership with the Commonwealth of Virginia, Liberty University, Averett University and the Virginia Department of Aviation, is providing high school students the opportunity to experience a free, two-week, intensive, residential flight academy. Students will undertake ground and flight training that can culminate in their first solo flight!

Students will immerse themselves in the field of aviation and discover exciting career opportunities while learning to fly.

Eligibility: Students must have at least a 3.0 GPA, be U.S. citizens, Virginia residents and 16 years old by the start of the Academy. They must also be able to pass an FAA flight physical exam.


For more information contact the Virginia Space Grant Consortium, Ian Cawthray, Program Coordinator, 
vsgcpfa@odu.edu, 757-766-5210

B.L.A.S.T. - Building Leaders for Advancing Science & Technology

posted Oct 22, 2019, 7:51 AM by Terri Morrison   [ updated Oct 22, 2019, 8:00 AM ]

The Building Leaders for Advancing Science and Technology (BLAST) program offers an exciting, on-campus summer experience designed to increase student interest and curiosity in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).

Blast provides a residential opportunity to current 8th and 9th grade students with at least a C+ grade average and a desire to explore STEM opportunities.

Faculty members lead hands-on activities and demonstrations that seek to motivate and inspire students for STEM studies and careers.

BLAST is FREE of charge for students who are selected to participate, but transportation to and from the universities is the responsibility of each family.

The program is a partnership between the Virginia Space Grant Consortium, Old Dominion University, the University of Virginia, Virginia Tech and the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Applications open November 15, 2019!

Visit BLAST

Summer 2020 Sessions:

Session 1- ODU: June 28 - July 1

Session 2- VT: July 5 - July 8

Session 3: UVA: July 12 - July 15

Contact information: 
Tysha L. Sanford Batts, Ed. D.
Education Program Specialist, VSGC
tsanford@odu.edu
757-766-5210
fax: 757-766-5205

2020 Summer Residential Governor's Schools

posted Oct 11, 2019, 10:59 AM by Terri Morrison   [ updated Nov 12, 2019, 6:20 AM ]

Summer Residential Governor’s Schools (SRGS) provide current gifted high school 10th and 11th graders with intensive educational experiences in:

·        Humanities

·        Agriculture

·        Mathematics, Science and Technology

·        Medicine and Health Science

·        Mentorships in Marine Science

·        Mentorship in Engineering

Each Summer Residential Governor’s School focuses on one special area of interest. Students live on a college or university campus for up to four weeks each summer. During this time, students are involved in classroom and laboratory work, field studies, research, individual and group projects and performances, and seminars with noted scholars, visiting artists, and other professionals.

Timeline for Applying to SRGS:

All Applications are Due to the Counseling Department 


Governor’s World Language Academy Applications deadline:  December 16, 2019

 

All other SRGS Applications deadline: February 3, 2020 -->  Humanities, Agriculture, Mathematics, Science and Technology, Medicine and Health Science, Mentorships

 

For more information visit the Virginia Department of Education’s website at:

http://www.doe.virginia.gov/instruction/governors_school_programs/summer_residential/

Video about Summer Residential Governor’s Schools

·         https://www.radford.edu/content/gov-school/home.html

PTSA Reflections Contest - "Look Within"

posted Sep 25, 2019, 8:25 AM by Terri Morrison

Each year, over 300,000 students in Pre-K through Grade 12 create original works of art in response to a student-selected theme. The theme for the 2019-2020 program year is Look Within. Students submit their completed works of art in one or all of the available arts categories: Dance Choreography, Film Production, Literature, Music Composition, Photography, Visual Arts.

For more information, see attachment below.  Information and application also available in the Counseling office.

2020 High School Diplomats Program

posted Sep 18, 2019, 5:02 AM by Terri Morrison

10-day Cultural Exchange program on the campus of Princeton University 

July 22, 2020 - August 2, 2020

Full Scholarship! Current high school sophomores and juniors are Eligible.

Application deadline January 8, 2020

Application available online at www.highschooldiplomats.com   or email celinezapolski@highschooldiplomats.com for more information.

Sponsored by AIG General Insurance Company, Ltd, and the Freeman Foundation in affiliation with the National Association of Japan-America Societies

2019 International Aviation Art Contest "Flying Yesterday & Tomorrow"

posted Aug 28, 2019, 7:22 AM by Terri Morrison

Theme: 
This year's theme is "Flying Yesterday and Tomorrow". Artwork is judged, at least in part, for its creative use of this year's theme in relation to the aviation world.

Eligibility:
All children in the age groups shown below are encouraged to participate in the contest.

Age Groups:
GROUP 1 Category: Date of birth between 1 January 2010 and 31 December 2013
GROUP 2 Category: Date of birth between 1 January 2006 and 31 December 2009
GROUP 3 Category: Date of birth between 1 January 2002 and 31 December 2005

STATE Awards:
Entries in each age group are judged and state winners and runners-up are selected. Winners receive a certificate and recognition from their state. The top three entries in each age group are forwarded to Washington, D.C. to be judged in the national competition

National Awards:
1st, 2nd and 3rd place national winners are selected from each age group. All national winners receive certificates, ribbons, and a framed reproduction of their artwork.

International Awards:
The 1st, 2nd and 3rd place national winners in each age group are forwarded to FAI Headquarters for International judging. Winner of the International Competition receive certificates and gold, silver or bronze medals.

Information and application available in the Counseling office and below.

College Representatives Visits

posted Aug 16, 2019, 11:57 AM by Terri Morrison   [ updated Dec 3, 2019, 7:54 AM ]

The following colleges/universities will have representatives visiting KGHS to speak with interested juniors and seniors. Students should sign up in the Counseling office to attend.

Aug. 29 - SCAD (Savannah College of Art & Design)
Sept. 11 - Sweet Briar College
Sept. 17 - Virginia Commonwealth University
Sept. 20 - Bridgewater College
Sept. 23 - Longwood University
Sept. 24 - University of Mary Washington
Sept. 25 - Shenandoah University
Oct. 4 - University of Virginia
Oct. 22 - Richard Bland College of William & Mary
Oct. 24 - George Mason University
Oct. 25 - Christopher Newport University
Oct. 28 - Stevenson University (Maryland)
Oct. 30 - Ferrum College
Nov. 1 - Old Dominion University
Nov. 12 - University of Lynchburg
Nov. 13 - Johnson & Wales University
Nov. 14 - Germanna Community College
Nov. 15 - University of Mary Washington - On-Site Admit
Nov. 18 - Virginia Tech
Dec. 2 - Virginia State University

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