Ayn Rand’s novels are inspiring and intellectually challenging. But they can also be financially rewarding for high school and college students.Students in 8th grade can also apply for this contest. The Ayn Rand Institute sponsors annual essay contests that offer over 600 prizes and $100,000 in prize money each year. For details, choose from the subjects shown on the left of their website. To enter their website, click here. Due March 20th!
Anthem Essay Contest: March 20th
PSAT, October 16th
The PSAT is coming up on Wednesday, October 16th. Information about the test can be found by clicking here. While it is important to take the test as a junior (your scores count for the National Merit Scholarship competition), you are welcome to take the test as a freshman also (if space and tests are available).
Note that you must arrive at school by 8 am as we need to start the test shortly thereafter. Be sure to bring your calculator! Register by paying $14 at your school office.
Are you interested in leadership? Business? Having fun? Earning two college credits? At this week-long program you will work with business executives to write a business strategy, defend your business plan, earn college credits, and meet top business leaders. Program runs June 1-June 8. For more information, click here. Applications are due May 15th!
Life After High School Parent Night
Students and Parents-if you did not have the opportunity to attend the recent parent nights, I've attached the entire presentation for you below. If you have any questions, please call me. I am also glad to meet with you if you'd like. Preparing for graduation and life beyond takes a lot of work. It is my sincere hope that this information assists you in that preparation. Again, contact me should you have any questions.
Kenny Lake School: 822-3870
Glennallen School: 822-5286
Savannah College of Art and Design Summer Seminars: March 1 For Scholarship/May 1 for Application
Rising high school sophomores, juniors and seniors may enroll in SCAD Summer Seminars, a program designed to facilitate students' exploration of a variety of creative disciplines across the SCAD curriculum. These workshops are available to residential or commuting students and offer opportunities to meet other talented teens from around the world and experience a taste of university life under the guidance of SCAD professors and graduate students. Click here for more information. Due March 1 for scholarhsips; May 1 for application.
The Alaska Summer Research Academy (ASRA) offers engaging and in-depth experiences in science and engineering throughout the year. During the summer, ASRA offers two 2-week academies, a residential High School program, and a day-only Middle School program. Click here for more information. Due February 28th.
HS Action Plan for Freshmen
So, you're only in the 9th grade...but it's NEVER too early to start thinking about what will happen in your life after high school! Actually, if you haven't though at all about whether or not high school "matters," you're already behind the 8-ball. Beginning with the first semester of your 9th grade year, EVERYTHING matters: Your grades, the classes you take, the volunteer activities you participate in, the sports and clubs you're affiliated with...the all make a difference in the "cumulative you" that will be applying for scholarships, colleges, training programs, and jobs in a few short years. To get an idea of what you SHOULD be doing right now to prepare for the future, check out the "Action Plan for Freshmen" at the Scholarships.com website!