MetroNews believes that education is the key to a successful future! They are proud to announce the 2016 West Virginia Scholar Program. The application deadline April 16th. MetroNews in partnership with West Virginia Wesleyan will award a full scholarship which includes four-years of tuition, fees, room and board to one lucky student . This scholarship is valued at $160,000 and will be awarded to a student in West Virginia who is currently a member of their junior class in high school. All juniors are invited to go to WVMETRONEWS.COM and apply today!
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.
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.
Letters About Literature, a project of the West Virginia Center for the Book, is a reading and writing contest for students in grades 4-12. Students are asked to read a book, poem or speech and write to that author (living or dead) about how the book affected them personally. Letters About Literature awards prizes on both the state and national levels. A panel of West Virginia judges will select the top essayists in our state. State winners will receive a cash award and advance to the national level judging. A panel of national judges for the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress will select one national winner per competition level. The deadline for entry is December 2. Click here for more information.
In 2014 a Maverick JROTC cadet was invited to travel to Charleston, WV for a reception where he received some goodies for the quality of his entry. We would love to have another student qualifier this year!
The West Virginia Department of Education is pleased to announce this year's statewide High School Business Plan competition. To be eligible for the competition, juniors and seniors only, must write a three page maximum executive summary of their business concept. The executive summary must be submitted on the Department of Education's website by noon on November 18th. Ten finalists wlll be selected to compete for a $10,000 scholarship at WVU on March 19th, 2016. Detailed guidelines can be found on the Department of Education website at https://wvde.state.wv.us/hsbpc/. See the guidance office for more information.
The Lions Youth Exchange Contest is now open and entries are due by November 14, 2016. The travel grant provides funds for students in grades 10-12 ages 17-21 or a recent graduate toward a four to six week cultural exchange to Finland, Japan, Italy, Peru, Germany, Frnace or Australia during the summer of 2016. Five grants of $1,200 will be awarded. You may find the application at www.wvlions.org/youth.html
The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards recognize students in middle and high school grades who have made meaningful contributions to their communities through volunteer service. Student volunteers must submit applications by November 8. Applications can be found online at http://spirit.prudential.com or www.nassp.org/spirit. State honorees will receive an unrestricted award of $1,000 and an all-expense paid trip with a parent to Washington D.C. in May 2015. Ten students will be selected as National Honorees, and they will receive $5,000 awards.
The essay topic this year is: "The barriers for people with disabilities in my community and how I can make a difference.”
While federal law prohibits discrimination against people with disabilities, we still face barriers everyday. Check your community -
search, watch, listen - for barriers such as: physical barriers (no ramps, no curb cuts), communication barriers (no Braille signage, no sign language interpreter), and attitudinal barriers (avoiding, not looking in the eyes of, or not talking directly to people with
disabilities, but to their companions). Interview people with disabilities about the improvements made and the barriers that still exist.
The entry deadline is October 31, 2016. Visit www.wvsilc.org for more information.
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YoungArts is a life-changing program for young artists. Applications for the program are currently being accepted. Selected applicants will be invited to participate in the National YoungArts Week and/or Regional Programs in Miami, New York and Los Angeles, where they will take Master classes with world-renowned artists and perform in the most prestigious venues in the country. They will also be eligible to:
The application deadline is October 14, 2016. For more information visit youngarts.org.
Representatives from Marshall University met with JMHS juniors today to discuss college admissions, building resumes, online college courses and more! Students interested in taking online college courses from Marshall this summer or next fall should see the counseling office soon! The cost is $25/credit hour.