Thursday, February 28, 2008
The Young Epidemiology Scholars (YES) Competition for original student research is designed to inspire talented students to investigate behavioral, biological, environmental and social factors that affect health and to identify ways to improve the health of the public. YES awards up to 120 college scholarships each year to high school juniors and seniors who conduct outstanding research projects that apply epidemiological methods of analysis to a health-related issue. If you care deeply about the environment, world policy, or the world’s emerging health issues here is your opportunity to save lives.
YES will select up to 120 semifinalists; up to 60 will receive scholarship awards of $1000, completing their participation in the competition. The other 60 —up to 10 from each of six regions —will advance to the Regional Finals. The students advancing to the Regional Finals will receive an expense-paid trip to the YES National Event in Washington, D.C., April 2008, to compete with other students in their region. Regional Finalists will be judged on the basis of their written research reports, as well as an oral presentation and question-and-answer session. Forty-eight of the Regional Finalists will receive scholarship awards of $2,000, completing their participation in the competition. Twelve Regional Finalists—two from each of the six regions—will go on to compete at the National Finals.
The 12 students advancing to the National Finals will be judged by a national panel of judges on the basis of their written Research Project Reports, oral presentations and question-and-answer sessions.
YES college scholarship awards to the 12 National Finalists:
Six will receive scholarship awards of $15,000 each.
Two will receive scholarship awards of $20,000 each.
Two will receive scholarship awards of $35,000 each.
The top two national winners will receive scholarship awards of $50,000 each.
For more information about the YES Competition visit www.collegeboard.com/yes/.
Tuesday, February 26, 2008
Thursday, February 21, 2008
Let me know what you think, or if you have others to add to the list!
Monday, February 18, 2008
Tuesday, February 12, 2008
SAT dates remaining for Spring 2008 include - March 1, May 3, and June 7. Get registered!
Visit http://www.collegeboard.com/student/testing/sat/reg.html to register. Remember there are limited fee waivers available. In most cases if you qualify for free and reduced lunches, you qualify for a College Board waiver. However, you must visit your high school guidance counselor to access this service. If you have any questions or problems, contact your ETS counselor!
Monday, February 11, 2008
Well, this book isn't a traditional picture book. It incorporates text, photos, drawings, and movies. In fact it has over 300 pages of pictures. Need something interesting to read; need something to grab your interest; need something new and different? Then check it out; I don't think you'll be disappointed!
This website gives you more details, historical information, and a preview. I'm excited to hear what you think! (http://www.theinventionofhugocabret.com/about_hugo_intro.htm)
Thursday, February 07, 2008
Winner: The White Darkness, by Geraldine McCaughrean
Dreamquake: Book Two of the Dreamhunter Duet, by Elizabeth Knox
Repossessed, by A.M. Jenkins
As always, I am excited to hear what you think of these books. Let me know or bring your opinions to the Book Brunch on April 26th. It should be a lot of fun, especially since I'm cooking!
Wednesday, February 06, 2008
AP - Advanced Placement - credit for passing certain courses and exams can be then used for college credit.
Common Application - form used to apply to more and more colleges, http://www.commonapp.org/.
Conditional Acceptance - acceptance as long as specific requirements are met by the student.
Matriculate - move from high school to college.
Open Admission - accepts all applicants that meet basic requirements.
Wait List - not accepted or rejected, waiting on an opening.
Friday, February 01, 2008
The URL for the official FAFSA site is www.fafsa.ed.gov . There are many for-profit FAFSA filing web sites - they will charge you! These sites are not affiliated with or endorsed by the U.S. Department of Education. Students should file at www.fafsa.ed.gov.
FAFSAs should be filed online. If you have specific circumstances prohibiting this and are an ETS participant, please contact me ASAP as I have a few paper forms for your use.
PHEAA will be holding free workshops throughout the state on Saturday, February 9. One will be held from 10-1 at Brother Bean Coffee Shop, Rte 257, Cranberry (Venango County). Another will be held from 10-1 at Clarion Free Library (Community Room), Main Street, Clarion.
BUSTED! Youth Reorganization Meeting
Compliance Recruitment/Training and PIZZA Party!
Kids Age 14– 18 needed
Clarion County Drug and Alcohol would like to invite you to take part in Tobacco Free Advocacy Activities: Compliance Checks, Prevention/Awareness Activities, Educating Legislators, and Fun Recruitment Activities.
Come learn more about Clarion County BUSTED! Youth
February 13, 2008 from 4:30-6:00 PM
Clarion County Drug and Alcohol Office
214 South 7th Avenue, Clarion PA
For more information call Vicky Hilborn at 226-5888 Ext. 522 by February 11, 2008.