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 Eco and Environmental Scholarships and Internships on FastWeb 

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

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

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

Local Events

Boston College Information Session.  Students and Parents are welcome to attend. Sunday, April 22 at 7:00 p.m., Marist School, Ivy Street Center, 3790 Ashford Dunwoody RoadAtlanta, GA 30319

Brown, Columbia, Cornell, Rice and University of Chicago Information Session, Sunday, April 22.  For more information and to RSVP, visit Exploringeducationalexcellence.org 

FREE PRACTICE TESTS FOR SAT & ACT: Applerouth will be hosting free practice tests on April 21 & 22. Practice tests will be given both in person or online. Afterwards, students will receive a detailed score analysis to help understand areas of strength and opportunity. To sign up for a practice test, please visit applerouth.com/testdrive

Washington University in St. Louis Information Session.  Monday, April 23, 7:00 - 8:00 PM, Atlanta Marriott Buckhead Hotel, 3404 Lenox Road NE, Atlanta.  Pre-registration and directions

ACADEMY DAY 2018 - Saturday, April 28, 2018, 10:00 - 11:30 AM at Dobbins Air Reserve Base, 1408 Dobbins Place, Marietta.  Guests should arrive as early as 9:00 to clear security and to visit information tables.  Representatives from all five academies as well as cadets and midshipmen will be in attendance and ready to answer questions.  The event is targeted to students grades 8-12 and their parents.  All attendees must make a reservation due to security restrictions and must present photo identification.  Register online at https://www.isakson.senate.gov/ by the registration deadline 5:00 PM Monday, April 23, 2018.  No exceptions will be made.

Coast to Coast College Tour will be stopping in Atlanta on Tuesday, May 22, at 7 PM at the Marietta performing Arts Center, Marietta, GA.  This is an evening information program with the admission representatives of Dartmouth, Northwestern, Princeton, Vanderbilt and the University of California at Berkeley.  Please register at www.coasttocoasttour.org 

Leadership/Intern Programs/Employment Opportunities

IHM parent is looking for a rising junior or senior that could help out after school next school year.  The student would need to be a licensed driver, able to carry a passenger, and have their own dependable car.  If interested, please email Mr. Walker at rvwalker75@gmail.com or Mrs. Walker at mclarkwalker@yahoo.com. 

GPA, Old  Navy and Banana Republic Internships.  This Way Ahead is a paid internship program.  Goodwill of North Georgia provides job readiness training.  Qualified applicants will be selected to apply for internships.  If interested, please contact Leslie Wood at 678-891-2121. 

M.A.R.C (Model Atlanta Regional Commission) is a free program for 10th and 11th graders who are interested in taking action to promote change in metro Atlanta. For more information and to complete an application, click here.


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