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Now is the time to look into a summer program!  Click on the SUMMER PROGRAMS link to the left to see the many options!

SCHOLARSHIPS

Colleges That Change Lives Scholarship. $1000 scholarships will be awarded to students who matriculate at a CTCL-member college or university. The application may be found on their website: www.ctcl.org 

Abbott and Fenner Scholarship Program: Deadline is June 12, 2017 - Application  process: Students will submit an essay on the topic that appears on the scholarship page of their website: http://www.abbottandfenner.com/scholarshipt.htm 

Georgia Tech Scholarship Offering for DeKalb Residents. Applications can be accessed at www.gtalumni.org/scholarships

The Thomas Wolfe Scholarship of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Students must apply to both the university and the scholarship to be considered. Visit http://englishcomplit.unc.edu/creative/scholarship/tws for more information. 

Sun Trust Scholarship Sweepstakes. Enter now at: suntrusteducation.com/scholarshipsweepstakes for a chance to win a $500 scholarship.

Georgia Tech Incoming Freshman Scholarship Opportunity.  You may apply at GTDU.org/scholarship

 

 Leadership/Intern Programs/Employment Opportunities

The Chamblee Parks and Recreation Department is now hiring summer camp staff.  To view job descriptions and to apply online, visit chambleega.gov/jobs.  For more information on the camp and positions, contact Kevin Farrow at kfarrow@chambleega.gov or 770-986-5016 

Ninth Inning Baseball, Atlanta, is looking for front desk personnel on a part-time basis. Call 678-691-5917 if interested. 

St. James Preschool Volunteer Opportunity: looking for volunteers to help with spring carnival on April 29, 11 AM - 2 PM.  Please contact Krystin Rodriguez at krysmith81@yahoo.com or 504-214-5929.  

St. James UMC summer Vacation Bible School is looking for volunteers, age 6th grade and up to assist their adult leaders from 9 AM to 1 PM.  They will provide letters of service.  If interested, please call Meredith Howell at 919-621-8965 or email meredith.w.howell@gmail.com

Camp Invention - Invention Project at St. Thomas More School and Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic School.  Visit invent.org/leadershipintern or call 800-968-4332 to learn more and apply.

Georgia Republican Party Internship Program. Pleas email johndmelton2@icloud.com or call 903-521-6855. Mention you are a high school student and be prepared to provide a list of your mandatory time commitments during the week and your availability throughout the week and the weekend. 

Local Events

Blessed Trinity College Fair, Thursday, April 20, 6:30 - 8:00 PM, Blessed Trinity Main Gym.  Students and their parents are welcome to participate. 

Information Session presented by Brown University, Columbia University, Cornell University, Rice University, and the University of Chicago on Sunday, April 23rd.  For additional information and to RSVP: www.exploringeducationalexcellence.org 

Johns Hopkins University Information Session on Saturday, April 29, 2 PM, The Westminster School, Warren Lecture Room. RSVP: apply.jhu.edu/explore

Colleges That Change Lives (CTCL), a non-profit organization dedicated to the support of a student-centered college search, will be in Atlanta on May 24 at 7 PM, Hyatt Regency Atlanta. Event details online at http://ctcl.org/info-sessions/

 

What is the Coalition for Access, Affordability and Success?   

Top Pitfalls of Freshman Year 

  1. Not taking 9th grade academics seriously/believing freshman year doesn't really count and you can make up for it later - GPA foundation
  2. Not getting involved in something/no extracurricular activities
  3. Not taking risk to forge relationships with classmates/waiting for others to approach you
  4. Not forging relationships with important adults in your life
  5. Not thinking about the future (more than tomorrow or next week!)
  6. Getting behind in assignments--homework or makeup work from absences multiply quickly!
  7. Not asking for help (classmates, Lion Leaders, teachers, counselors, administrators)
  8. Engaging in risky behavior
  9. Limiting yourself to one group or clique