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2018 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards

posted Sep 19, 2017, 8:39 AM by Terri Morrison   [ updated Sep 20, 2017, 5:00 AM ]

Submissions are now being accepted!  The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards are the nation's longest-running and most prestigious recognition program for creative teens. Since 1923, the Scholastic Awards have recognized the vision, ingenuity, and talent of our country's youth, and provided opportunities for imaginative teens to be celebrated through recognition, exhibition, publication, and scholarships. 

All students in grades 7-12, whether in public, private or home schools, are encouraged to submit original works of art and writings to the Awards.  The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards provide $300,000 in direct aid and scholarships to students and teachers.  To learn more, visit artandwriting.org/scholarships

Submission Categories:
Art: Architecture & Industrial Design, Art Portfolio, Ceramics & Glass, Comic Art, Design, Digital Art, Drawing & Illustration, Editorial Cartoon, Fashion, Film & Animation, Future New, Jewelry, Mixed Media, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, Sculpture, Video Games   

Writing: Critical Essay, Dramatic Script, Flash Fiction, Humor, Journalism, Novel Writing, Personal Essay & Memoir, Poetry, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Short Story, Writing Portfolio

Submission deadlines:  Art: December 7, 2017.    Writing: December 14, 2017.

C-SPAN's Studentcam 2018 Competition

posted Sep 19, 2017, 5:24 AM by Terri Morrison   [ updated Sep 19, 2017, 5:24 AM ]

 MetroCast is proud to partner with C-SPAN to bring  its annual student documentary competition, StudentCam, now in its 14th year. 

StudentCam is C-SPAN's annual national video documentary competition that encourages students to think critically about issues that affect our communities and our nation. 

This year students in grades 6-12 are asked to create a short (5-7 minute) video documentary on a topic related to the new 2018 competition theme, "The Constitution & You: Choose a provision of the U.S. Constitution and create a video illustrating why it's important to you."

Completed videos must be submitted to www.studentcam.org by Jan. 18, 2018.


The C-SPAN Education Foundation awards 150 student and 53 teacher prizes, totaling $100,000 in cash. All student winners will receive cash prizes ranging from $250-$5,000, and teachers who are listed as faculty advisors will have a chance to win cash prizes as well.


For more details on the competition, FAQs, teacher testimonials and past winning videos, please visit www.studentcam.org. If you have any questions, email the C-SPAN Classroom team at educate@c-span.org.

Student Tutoring Request Link

posted Sep 12, 2017, 6:33 AM by Terri Morrison

KGHS National Honor Society members can assist students wanting or needing some extra help. Please click on the link below to make request. 


UVA Society of Women Engineers High School Visitation Program for Fall 2017

posted Sep 11, 2017, 8:55 AM by Terri Morrison

The program gives young women a comprehensive look at engineering fields and at UVA’s engineering curriculum through informative speakers and hands-on design activities. The program is designed to benefit participants with all levels of engineering experience. We particularly target those students who are not yet familiar with the field but may be interested in applying to engineering schools or pursuing an engineering career. 

The fall session of the program will be for high school seniors, however sophomores and juniors may apply. Interested students may be selected to spend Saturday night (the 18th ) in UVA dorms with SWE members.

Program​ ​Activities: The program gives young women a comprehensive look at engineering fields and at UVA’s engineering curriculum through informative speakers and hands-on design activities. 
Some of the events throughout the day are: 
● Design Activity 
● Majors Fair 
● Scavenger Hunt around Grounds
● Lab and Dorm Tours ● Professional Panel 
● Tour of UVA 
How​ ​to​ ​apply: 
The application to apply for Fall High School Visitation can be found at our website: http://www.virginiaswe.org/hsv
Deadline to apply:  October 21, 2017
There will be a non-refundable confirmation fee of $25. Acceptances will be sent out no later than October 28 at 5 pm, with commitment required by November 4 at 5pm

KGHS Theatre Proudly Presents: The Odd Couple

posted Sep 8, 2017, 10:26 AM by Terri Morrison

Date: October 25 - 28, 2017

Time: 7:00 pm 

Cost: $8.00

Tickets are available at the door or you may purchase tickets now at www.Evenbrite.com 

Dinner available:

Time: 5:30 pm

Cost: $5.00

Includes BarbeQue sandwich, baked beans, coleslaw and a drink 

Congressman Rob Wittman's - Service Academy Day

posted Sep 5, 2017, 8:35 AM by Terri Morrison   [ updated Sep 18, 2017, 6:26 AM ]

Meet Representatives from the Service Academies and Representative Wittman to learn about the academies and the admission process.  Students, parents, guidance counselors and school officials are all welcome to attend.

Saturday, Sept 30, 2017 - Life Church, 8378 Atlee Road, Mechanicsville, VA 23116

Time: 9:00 am - 11:00 am, Door opens at 8:30 am for registration.  Pre-registration is not required.

For more information contact: 804.730.6595

Work Permit Information

posted Aug 31, 2017, 5:19 AM by Terri Morrison

Virginia Department of Labor and Industry - Labor and Employment Law

All 14-15 year old workers in Virginia are required to obtain an Employment Certificate (Work Permit). Upon completion of all 3 sections, generally the system will issue permits within 24 hours of your request. PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT ONLY THE EMPLOYER IS AUTHORIZED TO SUBMIT THE EMPLOYER PORTION OF THE APPLICATION AS THEY ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR ADHERING TO THE RECORD RETENTION REQUIREMENTS. 

New Icon Electronic Youth Employment Certificate now available online. Click here to begin.

Manual Youth Employment Certificate Application Forms can be downloaded and submitted. Both forms must be submitted together. Click here for full instructions.

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2018 SEAP Apprenticeship Application Open

posted Aug 30, 2017, 6:31 AM by Terri Morrison   [ updated Aug 30, 2017, 6:32 AM ]

Office of Naval Research - Science & Engineering Apprenticeship Program

Program Information:
  • Eight week summer research opportunities
  • Stipends- $3,300 for new students and $3,800 for returning students
Eligibility Requirements:
  • U.S. citizenship required
  • Rising 10th graders through graduating 12th graders
  • Must be 16 years old (15 years old may apply at some labs, check website for details)
Participating Laboratories:
  • Arizona, California, Connecticut, DC, Florida, Hawaii, Indiana, Maryland, Mississippi, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Virginia & Washington
For more information and to apply visit http://seap.asee.org/apply    seap@asee.org   202-649-3833

Deadline to apply is October 31, 2017

National Portfolio Days 2017-2018

posted Aug 28, 2017, 11:14 AM by Terri Morrison

This annual event is a unique opportunity for those who wish to pursue an education in art and design to meet one-on-one with professional representatives from colleges and universities who are accredited. All Portfolio events are free, open to the public, and o not require pre-registration.

National Portfolio Day serves a variety of purposes. Most importantly, it is designed to help further the artistic development of young artists and designers by bringing together experienced post-secondary representatives to review student portfolio materials and offer feedback and guidance.

Visit portfolioday.net for more information about specific events and attending colleges and universities.

Events in are:
Baltimore, Maryland - November 19,2017
Richmond, Virginia - October 28, 2017
Washington, DE - November 18, 2017

NACAC National College Fairs in Area

posted Aug 24, 2017, 10:41 AM by Terri Morrison

Sponsored by the National Association for College Admission Counseling.  These fairs are free and open to the public.  Register Free at www.nacacfairs.org/ncf

College Fairs in our area.

Baltimore Convention Center, Baltimore, MD - Oct. 30, 9am - 12 pm and 6:30pm  - 8:30 pm,; Oct. 31, 9am - 11:30 am

Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Greater Washington, DC - Nov. 5, 12:30pm - 4 pm

Pennsylvania Convention Center - Nov. 12, 11 am - 3 pm

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