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Virginia PTA 2018 Citizenship Essay Contest

posted Nov 15, 2017, 6:44 AM by Terri Morrison   [ updated Nov 15, 2017, 6:44 AM ]

Virginia PTA is committed to promoting a sense of citizenship and responsibility in the lives of our children – tomorrow’s leaders. To demonstrate the value that Virginia PTA places on good citizenship, we are proud to sponsor, support, and encourage Virginia students to write an essay for the 2018 Citizenship Essay Contest. This year’s selected theme is “What Does it Mean to Dream Big?”

All Virginia students in grades K through 12 presently enrolled in schools with active PTA/PTSAs in Good Standing may enter. A non-graded Special Writer Division is available and limited to students whose physical, cognitive, or mental health challenges meet ADA guidelines. Qualifying students entering this division create their own essay, but may receive non-artistic accommodation and assistance from an adult.

In all categories, adherence to the theme as it relates to CITIZENSHIP, originality, clarity, thought and skill in standard written English will be judged. The theme must be used as the essay title and may not be altered in any way. Students in grades 9 through 12 must write a minimum of 750 words, typed and double-spaced,
in Times New Roman 12-point font with 1” margins.

Application available below and in the Counseling Office.

DEADLINE: Return to PTSA last full week in January 2018 as entries are due to the District Directors by February 1, 2018

Rappahannock Community College - KGHS 2018 Spring Schedule

posted Nov 14, 2017, 6:10 AM by Terri Morrison

See attached class listing for 15-week sessions (January 15, 2018 - April 27, 2018) and eight-week sessions (March 14, 2018 - May 7, 2018)

Registration for Spring 2018 classes has started. Beginning January 5, 2018, payment is due the same day as registration.  For more information contact, Mrs. Terry Abell at 540.775.0087.

2018 National Youth Science Camp (for Seniors)

posted Nov 14, 2017, 5:45 AM by Terri Morrison   [ updated Nov 15, 2017, 6:26 AM ]

The National Youth Science Camp (NYSC) is a broad science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) experience that incorporates creative and performing arts as well as outdoor experience in an intense month-long camp for young scientists. In a rustic setting in West Virginia, students from around the country are challenged academically in exciting lectures and hands-on studies on current STEM topics. The intense month-long program  also offers participants the opportunity to experience a wide variety of outdoor activities that have minimal impact on the environment and are challenging for the experienced but accessible to those who have never participated in outdoor excursions. The NYSC is an all-expenses-paid program. The National Youth Science Foundation will arrange round trip transportation from an airport near the delegate’s home to Charleston, West Virginia.

Two students will be chosen to represent Virginia as delegates to the National Youth Science Camp. Eligible applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • must be candidates for high school graduation between July 1, 2017 and June 30, 2018;
  • must be able to attend the entire NYSC program in Charleston, West Virginia, tentatively scheduled for Wednesday, June 27, 2018, and depart on Saturday, July 21, 2018;
  • must demonstrate superior academic proficiency, including recognition in science, technology, engineering, and/or mathematics;
  • must demonstrate an application of leadership abilities and social maturity through involvement in school and community activities;
  • must demonstrate skills and achievements outside the realm of science and outside the realm of academic pursuits;
  • must demonstrate a curiosity and an eagerness to explore many and varied topics; and
  • must intend to pursue higher education and a career in a science, technology, engineering, or mathematics related field.

Information about the National Youth Science Camp and an application may be obtained at the National Youth Science CampThis link takes you out of the Virginia Department of Education website website. The application must be submitted through the NYSC website by February 28, 2018.

Applications will be reviewed by an expert panel based on the criteria required in the application. Applicants will be notified by March 31, 2018, regarding their selection status for the 2018 National Youth Science Camp.

Ancestors of the Beloved Community Essay Competition

posted Nov 10, 2017, 9:44 AM by Terri Morrison

On behalf of Virginia Tech's (VT) School of Public and International Affairs and Virginia Union University (VUU), the Beloved Community Initiative invite junior and senior high school students to participate in the Ancestors of the Beloved Community Essay Competition. The contest will provide students in high schools across Virginia with an opportunity to explore the backgrounds and careers of individuals whose lives and legacies actively pursued Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s notion of the Beloved Community -- a community based on social and economic justice and shared love for fellow human beings.  Information available at https://www.spia.vt.edu/beloved-community-initiative/essay-contest/

Scholarship Deadlines in November

posted Nov 1, 2017, 9:46 AM by Terri Morrison   [ updated Nov 9, 2017, 8:37 AM ]

Hagan Scholarship Foundation - Deadline: November 15, 2017
The Hagan Scholarship is a nationwide, need based, merit scholarship for high-achieving students who will require financial assistance in order to attend college. Eligibility requirements: Must be a citizen of the United States, must attend an eligible public high school, must be a student in the high school graduating class, must have achieved a 3.50 CGPA or higher, must score 23 or high on the ACT or 1,200 or higher on the SAT (total score). Must enroll at an eligible four-year college or university the fall semester following high school graduation. Must work 240 hours in the twelve months prior to the start of each academic year of college. MUST COMPLETE THE FAFSA IN 2017. EFC MUST BE LESS THAN $6,500. Must apply for eligible Federal and State grants. Must not have been convicted of a felony. Apply online at www.hsfmo.org 

Elks National Foundation's Most Valuable Student - Deadline: November 27, 2017
The Elks National Foundation will award 500 four-year scholarships to the highest-rated applicants in the 2018 competition. Any high school senior who is a citizen of the United States is eligible to apply. Applicants need not be related to a member of the Elks. College students are not eligible to apply.
Applicants must be citizens of the United States on the date their applications are signed; permanent legal resident status does not qualify. Male and female students compete separately. The 2018 Most Valuable Student scholarship contest is open to any high school senior who is a US Citizen. Applicants will be judged on scholarship, leadership, and financial need. For information and to apply visit https://www.elks.org/scholars/scholarships/mvs.cfm

Action Behavior Center ABA Therapy Scholarship - Deadline: November 30, 2017 & June 30, 2018
 ABA Therapy Scholarship for undergraduate students pursuing a degree in some field relating to research on autism spectrum disorder or clinical therapy positions (psychology, applied behavior analysis, education, or a variety of natural or applied sciences) Award amount:  $1000; semi-annually. Apply online at http://www.ActionBehavior.com/scholarship

Andrew Flusche Scholarship - Deadline: November 30, 2017
The Andrew Flusche Scholarship Contest requires students to raise awareness about the importance of positive interactions with the police officers and law enforcement. Applicants must create a public service advertisement video (PSA) which portrays the correct way of interacting with a police officer during a traffic stop or any other encounter. High school seniors who have been accepted into a college, university or trade school may apply. And students who are currently enrolled in a college, university or trade school. Applicant must be a citizen or lawful resident of the United States in order to apply.  For information and to apply visit https://www.andrewflusche.com/scholarship/

High School Scholarships for Trade Schools - Various Deadlines
Imagine America offers scholarships for trade schools in Virginia. The schools listed below participate in the Imagine America High School Scholarship Program. Take a look at the schools to see if any might be a good fit for you.  Schools include: Advanced Technology Institute, Culinary Institute of Virginia, ECPI University, Medical Careers Institute. 

STEM Student Employment Program (SSEP)

posted Oct 27, 2017, 11:18 AM by Terri Morrison

This program is a direct hire authority for undergraduate and graduate degree seeking students enrolled in scientific, technical, engineering, or mathematics majors. Students must be continuously enrolled on at least a half-time basis at a qualifying educational institution, maintain at least a 3.0 GPA, and be at least 16 years of age.

Applications are accepted year-round. Interested applicants should email their resume and transcripts to:  DLGR_NSWC_JobInfo@navy.mil. Please do NOT include social security numbers or date of birth. All applications and supporting documentation become the property of the Department of Navy and will not be returned once submitted.

Students can work full-time or part time. They may also work year-round or during the summers and go on LWOP to return to school in the fall and spring. Program participants will earn 4 hours of annual leave and 4 hours of sick leave each pay period (prorated for part-time work schedules). Students may also be eligible for tuition assistance and/or relocation expenses.

2018 High School Diplomats Program

posted Oct 9, 2017, 11:14 AM by Terri Morrison   [ updated Oct 9, 2017, 11:19 AM ]

10-day Cultural Exchange Program on the campus of Princeton University.

July 24, 2018 - August 5, 2018

Full Scholarship  - Current high school sophomores and juniors are eligible to apply

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

Application deadline is January 9, 2018

2018 Summer Residential Governor's Schools

posted Oct 9, 2017, 10:41 AM by Terri Morrison

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

·        Visual and Performing Arts

·        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


Visual and Performing Arts Applications due November 16, 2017

Foreign Language Academy Applications due January 12, 2018

All other SRGS Applications due February 9, 2018

            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/index.shtml

Governor's Schools Information Night

posted Oct 2, 2017, 7:54 AM by Terri Morrison   [ updated Oct 2, 2017, 10:14 AM ]

Date: December 6, 2017

Time: 6 pm - 7 pm

Location: King George Middle School

At this presentation, Directors and the staff from the Commonwealth Governor's School and Chesapeake Bay Governor's School will share information about the program. This is intended for students and families in grades 7-9.

2018 International Aviation Art Contest

posted Sep 28, 2017, 9:16 AM by Terri Morrison   [ updated Sep 28, 2017, 9:20 AM ]

Theme "Flight Into the Future"  Open to students ages 6 - 17. 

"What new innovations and ideas will shape the aviation of the future? From hang gliders and parachutists, to drone pilots and citizen astronauts, the only limit to the future of flight is the imagination of builders, dreamers and pilots of today. It's time to tap into your own imagination, grab your favorite set of crayons, markers, pencils or paints and create a poster for this year's Federation Aeronautique Internationale's theme, 'Flight into the Future'. "Show your vision of what can happen when people work together and follow their passion for flight.

See brochure and entry form on the link below.  Deadline: January 19, 2018

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