The American Legion Boys State program is a great opportunity for junior boys (going to be seniors next year) to spend a week in Wasilla learning about city and state government in a hands on manner as well as make new friends. Your only cost is getting to Wasilla; the rest is paid. General information can be found by clicking here. Applications can be found by clicking here. Submit applications to our local American Legion: Gladys M. Heintz Memorial Post 27, PO Box 27, Glennallen, AK 99588. If you have specific questions, see me and I'll put you in contact with our local American Legion representative; applications are due April 15th.
The American Legion Auxiliary Girls State program is a great opportunity for junior girls (going to be seniors next year) to spend a week in Wasilla (June 1-7) learning about city and state government in a hands on manner as well as make new friends. Your only cost is getting to Wasilla; the rest is paid. Application information is attached; applications are due April 15th.
Students-this is a reminder that registration deadlines are near for these tests.
April 12th ACT at Kenny Lake School: Registration deadline is Friday, March 7th.
May 3rd SAT at Glennallen School; Registration deadline is Friday, April 4th.
We are currently accepting applications for our 2014 Bezos Scholars Program. We seek ambitious students who bring energy, excellence, a commitment to create positive change in their community and the desire to grow as leaders. The Aspen Ideas Institute takes place June 26-July 2, 2014. You must have a 3.5 or higher GPA and high test scores. Click here for more information. Deadline to apply is February 18th!
Students interested in science--this looks like a great opportunity! The Joint Science Education Project (JSEP) announces a call for applications from U.S. high school students interested in participating in field research in Greenland.
Five high school students from the United States will join peers from Denmark and Greenland to spend three weeks during summer 2014 doing field science in and around Kangerlussuaq, Greenland, and visiting Summit Station, a research base on the Greenland ice sheet. Students and teachers will work alongside scientists on research projects in a wide variety of fields including biology, geology, climatology, chemistry, and engineering. Dates are June 27-July 9, 2014.
Students chosen for the U.S. team must be in 10th or 11th grade at the time of application, and they must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents.
The program is sponsored by NSF's Division of Polar Programs in collaboration with the Joint Committee. Click here for more information.
Application deadline: Friday, 31 January 2014.
Ayn Rand’s novels are inspiring and intellectually challenging. But they can also be financially rewarding for high school and college students. 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 April 26th!
This is a six week summer college prepatory program for rural and Alaska Native college bound high school juniors and seniors. Selected students will earn 8-10 college credits at no cost. You must have a 3.0 GPA or higher to apply. This is a tremendous opportunity! Click here for more information. Due March 1st.
The PSAT is coming up on Wednesday, October 16th. Information about the test can be found by clicking here. It is important to take as a junior as your scores are entered in the National Merit Scholarship competition.
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.
The United States Senate Youth Program, established in 1962 by U.S. Senate Resolution, is a unique educational experience for outstanding high school students interested in pursuing careers in public service. The annual program will be held in Washington, D.C., from March 8 – 15, 2014. Two student leaders from each state, the District of Columbia and the Department of Defense Education Activity will spend a week in Washington experiencing their national government in action. The program is open to juniors and seniors. Each school is to select 1 nominee. If interested, submit the attached application to Mr. Lorence by October 4th. One nominee per school will be selected for state-level competition. Due October 4th! Click here for more information.
Current juniors (that will be seniors next year) can now apply for this scholarship. Must have at least a "B" average and participate in at least one school sport. Click here for more information. Due October 2nd, 2013.