• AMERICAN LEGION AUXILIARY Presents its 79th Session of Tar Heel Girls State @ Catawba College, Salisbury, NC

    June 10-16, 2018



    To be eligible to be a citizen of ALA THGS, you must be:

    *Have a genuine interest in government and leadership, and be personally committed to improving her understanding of civic responsibilities.

    *At least 16 years of age

    *Completed your junior year in high school and have at least 1 semester remaining

    *Have been a resident of North Carolina for at least 1 year

    *Be a US citizen or a legal resident of the United States (Visa or Green Card. Please provide a copy with this application)

    *Be ranked scholastically in the top 1/3 of our class or have a non-weighted average of 3.0 or higher

    *Have never attended ALA THGS

    *Applicant should have outstanding personality traits, such as honesty, dependability, friendliness and maturity.

    *Applicant should be enthusiastic, cooperative, and capable of developing leadership skills.

    *Applicant should be physically able to deal with vigorous activity including steps to clim and long distances to walk.**If a handicapped student is selected, who needs assistance, that student sponsoring unit must furnish afulltime female aid over 21 yrs of age.  The Sponsoring unit shall be responsible for the aid's expenses, which includes transportation, meals and lodging.

    *Applicant is required to attend one of the orientations listed on the website.

    Tuition for the week is $400 and covers room, meals, printed materials, guest speakers, staff and insurance.



    A college Prep Scholars Program is open to high school juniors who demonstrate:

    * Academic Achievement and Strength in character:  Primarily A's in the most challenging courses available, strong writing ability, and motivation to succeed.  Class rank and test scores are also evaluated, if available.

    * Financial Need:  Household income of less than $65,000 annually (for a typical family of four), with minimal assets.

    Typical College Prep Scholars Often:

    * Rank in the top 5-10% of their class

    * Score greater than 1280 on the SAT or PSAT, or greater than 27 on the ACT (if taken)

    * Are among the first generation in their family to attend a four-year college

    * Qualify for free or reduced-price lunch

    To Apply:  Complete a free, online College Prep Scholars Program application at www.questbridge.org by March 21, 2018.  Referrals are not required.


     North Carolina Wesleyan College is offering The Shelton Leadership Challenge on our campus July 8-July 13, 2018.  

    The Shelton Challenge seeks youth that are rising 9th to 12th grades students (graduating seniors included) with a 3.0 grade point average or higher. Cost to attend the program is $500 for the week. The cost includes meals, room, transportation during the camp, and any activities that will take place during camp.

     The core curriculum focuses on leadership roles and accountability, team building, leadership styles and situations, social responsibility, integrity as a leader, public speaking, changing behaviors and goal setting.

    The application deadline is May 18, 2018We will accept application after this date on a rolling basis until the program has been filled. 

    The Shelton Leadership Challenge will offer a scholarship in the amount of $1,000 to students who complete the Shelton Leadership Challenge and enroll as a full-time undergraduate student at North Carolina Wesleyan College. The scholarship is renewable for each academic year (fall/spring) if the student maintains an overall GPA of at least a 2.70 (and is enrolled as a full-time student) for a maximum of four academic years.

     If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact Martha Proctor at 252.985.5213 or Quinderra Spellman at 252.985.5386 . 




      NC State Air Force ROTC Shadow Day

    Shadow Day is being hosted on Wednesday, March 28th from 8:00 AM until 5:00 PM. This annual event is a unique opportunity for students who are interested in seeing what a day in the life of an Air Force ROTC cadet while balancing the expectations of college. Whether interested in attending NC State or not, this opportunity will give participants a general idea of what being in AFROTC is like for any school around the nation.

    Registration is limited to 30 students who are currently high school juniors or seniors. Interest in joining ROTC is not required, but highly recommended. Additional requirements are listed in the Shadow Day application and applications will be accepted on a first come first serve basis, but will only will be accepted until March 21st. 

    (See Mrs. Orr in Student Services for Application)

    Air Force ROTC is a diverse program with thousands of cadets nationwide seeking a commission in the world’s greatest Air Force. The program offers many hands-on opportunities to grow as leader, dynamically follow, and develop into an outstanding officer who is prepared for life on active duty. Additionally, scholarships are available for perspective cadets, whether currently in high school or college, with no particular degree program required.

    Air Force ROTC also offers many additional training opportunities, which allow cadets to seek training in areas not covered during the academic year. These can include shadowing active duty officers in their job at a base for up to 2 weeks, learning about civil engineering or gliders at the Air Force Academy, or participating in the world’s only freefall jump school where your first jump as a newcomer is by yourself.


    Any questions from students, teachers or administrators can be directed to myself atrastein@ncsu.edu or to airforce-rotc@ncsu.edu.


     An exclusive opportunity is now open for the Young Women's Leadership Retreat at Bryn Mawr College in historic Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, from July 26-29, 2018.

    Hosted by the Network of Enlightened Women (NeW), this extraordinary opportunity prepares young women to be effective leaders in the cultural and political climate in college. The Young Women’s Leadership Retreat offers two tracks: one for rising college freshmen (high school seniors) and another for current college students. The two tracks merge at points during the Leadership Retreat for panel discussions, leadership training, and team-building events. Students will have the opportunity to network and seek professional development advice from speakers during the retreat.

    Acceptance to the Leadership Retreat includes a full scholarship to attend, which covers admissions, lodging, and board. Transportation to Bryn Mawr College must be provided by the student, however, a limited number of travel scholarships are available. A select number of students will be admitted to this selective leadership program so apply today!


    SUMMER 2018 Pratt PreCollege Program

    Brooklyn , New York Campus

    July 2-27

    For More info and to apply go to pratt.edu/precollege


    Good news from Duke Summer Session!  We are happy to announce that we are now accepting applications for our life-changing summer programs at Duke University.  Whichever program you choose, over the course of the summer, you will find that Duke Summer Session is committed not only to building lifelong memories and friendships from around the world, but to laying the foundation for a future of collegiate success.  It is for this reason that students regularly report that our programs strengthened their college application and paved the way for academic excellence at top universities.  Follow the links below to apply to one of our transformative summer programs:
    Summer College Application – A four-week, credit-bearing program for US students currently in 10th or 11th grade and international students currently in 10th – 12th grade in which they take undergraduate-level courses.
    Summer Academy Application – A three-week program for students currently in 9th – 12th grade in which they take a certificate course.
    Intensive STEM Academy Application – A one-week, STEM-based program for students currently in 9th – 12th grade that consists of a variety of laboratory tours, faculty lectures, and workshops.
    We strongly encourage you to apply online today, as spaces fill quickly!



    For STEM Majors
    Twenty-four students will be chosen to participate in the SUPER (Step Up to Physical Science and Engineering at Randolph College) Program.  All students selected will receive a scholarship to cover the cost of the SUPER College Transition Program (an intensive, three-credit course that allows students to arrive on campus two weeks early in the fall).  Some of these students may also receive additional annual tuition scholarships.  Students will be chosen based on merit, eligibility, and an application process.
    *Be a high school senior or transfer student with first-year standing
    *Plan to major in science, engineering or mathematics
    *Have a minimum GPA or  3.0 (2017 SUPER average weighted GPA is 4.0)
    *Have a minimum 500 math SAT or 21 math ACT (2017 SUPER average math+verbal combined is 1250)
    *Participate in all components of the SUPER Program
    Eligibility requirements will continue throughout the four years of college.
    Complete the following (in any order):
    *Randolph College or Common Application
    *Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), if applicable to be eligible for the additional tuition scholarships, the student must have a need s defined by the FAFSA 
    *A supplemental application, answering three short easy questions 

    Arts & Humanities Open House

    • Open to Juniors and Seniors and their families
    • Designed for students interested in the arts and humanities (classics, languages and literatures, history, philosophy, religious studies, visual art and theory, documentary studies, dance, music, theater, film and video)
    • The schedule includes sample classes, campus tours, an introduction to student research, arts and humanities-related co-curricular activities, and career options for arts and humanities majors, as well as admissions & financial aid information.
    • To register, go to https://admiss.ugrad.duke.edu/register/aandhopenhouse. 


    Pratt School of Engineering Open House

    • Open to Seniors and their families
    • Designed for students interested in engineering (biomedical engineering, civil engineering, environmental engineering, electrical and computer engineering, mechanical engineering and materials science)
    • The schedule includes student and faculty panels, campus tours – including tours of engineering labs, an introduction to student research, engineering-related co-curricular activities, and admissions & financial aid information.
    • To register, go to https://admiss.ugrad.duke.edu/register/prattopenhouse.
      Both programs provide a continental breakfast and lunch for students and their families.