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Scholarships for Seniors that require a nomination:  Please email Mrs. Kapp at jtk@spx.org by the deadline to let her know you want to be nominated and explain why you would be a candidate.
                                                                                               Deadline (8 AM)                       

  • Danforth Scholars (Wash U)                                           November 1
  • John M. Belk Scholarship (Davidson)                              November 6
  • Fireside Essay Scholarship                                             November 7

The Lyceum Scholars Program at Clemson University is now accepting applications for Fall 2018. Students accepted into this program receive $10,000 scholarships. More information and a link to the application can be found at the Lyceum Scholars Program website: www.clemson.edu/capitalism/lyceum.html.  Deadline is December 11, 2017. 

The Georgetown Club of Metro Atlanta Georgia High School Writing Contest. Contest information may be found at http://alumni.georgetown.edu/georgia.  Deadline is November 1, 2017, at midnight. 

Future Flyer Pitch - University of Dayton - Scholarship competition for future entrepreneurs.  For more information, please visit www.udayton.edu/future-flyer-pitch

Boston University Trustee Scholarship Competition. Earn a four-year, full-tuition scholarship to BU. Deadline is December 2, 2017. For more information bu.edu/admissions/trustee 

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

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.

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Leadership/Intern Programs/Employment Opportunities

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.


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