In four evenings, learn about human health and how the body functions. The program is taught by osteopathic medical students and is geared toward curious individuals who would like to know more about how the body works. Class themes include: Superbugs and Antibiotic Resistance, Addiction and the Opioid Epidemic, Memory and Forgetting, and Understanding Cancer. Mini-Mid School is open to community members and juniors and seniors in high school, with parental consent. The cost if $25 per person, which includes all four sessions, materials and dinner each evening. Register at www.surveymonkey.com/r/MiniMedSchool2017 by January 31, 2017.
Concord University admissions representative, Morgan Billups, will be at JMHS on Wednesday, January 25th at 9:00 to meet with seniors interested in attending Concord. She will be here to answer questions and discuss opportunities available at Concord. All seniors considering Concord University should visit with Morgan.
USNA Summer STEM is designed to spark and cultivate interest in the many academic disciplines which make up science, technology, engineering and mathematics. A hands-on, design-based program, Naval Academy Summer STEM will challenge students to think scientifically, problem-solve creatively, and work cooperatively in teams. Open to rising 9th, 10th and 11th graders, Summer STEM is led by USNA faculty and currently enrolled midshipmen and is a great fit for students looking to broaden their understanding of STEM study and careers. Some scholarships are available for tuition and travel on a financial-need basis. Students may inquire after selection. For more information, click here.
The United States Naval Academy Summer Seminar is a fast-paced, six-day experience for high achievers who have completed their junior year in high school. Summer Seminar teaches students about life at the Naval Academy, where academics, athletics, and professional training play equally important roles in developing our nation's leaders. Students who are interested in pursuing an appointment to one of the nation's service academies and serving the country as an officer, are encouraged to apply for the Naval Academy's Summer Seminar. Some scholarships are available for tuition and travel on a financial-need basis. Students may inquire after selection. For more information, click here.
The Advanced Leadership Academy (ALA) is for juniors and seniors who want to lead others and make a positive impact in their communities. Students spend five days in our college-prep program developing self-knowledge and leadership talents, while collaborating with like-minded students, as each create a personal action plan for social change. At the same time, they'll discover the values and skills to lead effectively and earn college credit for completing the program. The Academy will be held at Loyola University Chicago - Lake Shore Campus in Chicago, Illinois from July 6 - July 11. The cost for registration is $1,250. For more information, click here.
The State of West Virginia is participating in the Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center's (MS-ISAC] national K-12 Computer Safety Contest. This contest helps encourage young people to use the Internet safely and securely by crafting messages and images that will best resonate with their peers across the country.
The contest is open to all public, private or home-schooled students in kindergarten through twelfth grade. Artwork should illustrate any original concept that depicts the safe use of the Internet or mobile devices. The top three winners from the state in each grade group (K-5,6-8,9-12) will be submitted to MS-ISAC for entry into the MS-ISAC National Poster Contest. Prizes are awarded to all state finalists. Please send the submission form [on back), with the corresponding poster by January 20, 2017. For a submission form and more information, click here.
We are very proud of our Maverick students participating in the upcoming Regional FTC Robotics Event. We are wishing them the best of luck!
From Don Dransfield:
Monroe County 4-H youth will be traveling to Huntsville, AL on January 20 through the 22nd to participate in a regional FTC Robotics event. We in our county extension program are proud of the diversity represented in this group as a program that strives to meet the needs of our clientele. The many faces of 4-H diversity shine through this year in these youth and their programs. In the course of this experience they will have the opportunity to meet and mix with youth from across the south eastern US who are also engaged in the FTC robotics program.
Maverick students participating: Ian Jackson, Bryce Sabol, Cade McMunigal, Sarah McClure, Riley Sparks, Cammie Wickline, Abbie Fraley, Harry Mohler, Katelyn Crawford and Morgan Holzman.
The Drug Free All Stars basketball team visited JMHS on Friday, January 13th. They spoke to students about being the best version of themselves and doing the best for Monroe County. The team did a few skits and relays that the students enjoyed. Unfortunately, the All-Stars took down our faculty in a basketball game without any problems, but the faculty did give a great effort. We will get them next time!! Thanks to the Drug Free All-Stars for working with the students at JMHS!
Meredith, a college admissions counselor for Fairmont State University, will be here on Thursday, January 12th during both lunch shifts to speak with students interested in attending Fairmont State. She can provide information about admission requirements, college life, scholarships and more. Additionally, she will be offering an application fee waiver to any seniors that apply while she is here! Please take advantage of this opportunity.
Students are asked to write an original and creative essay between 700 and 1,000 words that describes an act of political courage by a U.S. elected official who served during or after 1917, the year John F. Kennedy was born. The official may have addressed an issue at the local, state, or national level.. Students should use at least five varied sources. Winners can receive up to $10,000. The deadline for submission is January 4th. For more information, click here.