• Feb272015

    POSTED AT 09:27 AM

    The NC Chapter of Phi Delta Kappa is pleased to announce the Ellen Simmons Howes Prospective Educator Scholarship.  This scholarship honors Ellen and her more than 20 years of service to Phi Delta Kappa. The Ellen Simmons Howes Prospective Educator Scholarship will be used to aid college students with financial needs as they pursue a degree in the field of education.  Scholarships in the amount of $1,000 each will be awarded to four students, one from each of the four geographic areas [north, south, east and west] in North Carolina.


    Applicants can complete their application at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1T5UCS5ZRpoP2UtVLFAM8L4ehQnm225C0vkVwB5A-r9A/viewform​.  The counselor for each applicant should complete the reference form found online at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1hIhEUi64clAytHg-EzZ5wArdKkTuJ5Rk0s8Vf18MOCc/viewform.


    If you have questions about the Ellen Simmons Howes Prospective Educator Scholarship, please contact Cel St.Pierre, Foundation Committee Chair, at c.stpierre@cms.k12.nc.us.  The application deadline is midnight March 20.


    Students also are encouraged to visit the PDK International website to explore other scholarship opportunities for which they may qualify.   Visit http://pdkintl.org/programs-resources/scholarships-awards/prospective-educator-scholarships/ for Prospective Educator Scholarships sponsored by PDK Educational Foundation. 

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    POSTED AT 09:24 AM

    High school seniors with Hispanic heritage will want to consider applying for the UNIDOS Scholarship. The application is due midnight March 21. Scholarship winners would receive monetary funds towards their college education. Attached is the application to apply for this scholarship.  See your counselor for an application.
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    POSTED AT 03:55 PM

    The Randolph County Farm Bureau Scholarship Application is available.  It is best that scholarship applications are typed so use the application from the email that was sent to you. However, if you would like a paper copy they are available in the the PGHS guidance office.

    Watch your deadlines!!! They are serious!

    COMPLETED RANDOLPH COUNTY FARM BUREAU SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS ARE DUE TO RANDOLPH COUNTY FARM BUREAU BY APRIL 1, 2015County Scholarship applications may be mailed to: Randolph County Farm Bureau, PO Box 2008, Asheboro, NC 27204 or hand delivered to either Randolph County Farm Bureau office: 140 NC Hwy 42 North in Asheboro or 102-A Bonnie Place in Archdale. 


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    POSTED AT 07:18 AM

    The National Environmental Summit for High School Students, July 7-11, 2015 is open to all students age 14-17 years old by the time of the Summit. Students come to the summit from across the country with many different interests and one common passion, the environment. Students work with college professors in a field of study they are interested in such as writing, theater, zoology, music, botany, history, health etc. and learn how to put their passion for the environment into that future field of study. Writing students may blog or write poetry about environmental issues or environmental surroundings, botany students may learn about the spread of invasive species and even how to cook them!

    The cost of the 4-day, residential summit is $490. There is a $90 discount for students who apply before April 1st. Financial aid is also available.

    The summit is on the Catawba College campus. Catawba College is in Salisbury, NC, just north of metropolitan Charlotte. Participants will be housed in Abernethy Village, a complex of LEED-certified residence halls. These are not co-ed dorms. Programming will occur on Catawba College's 189-acre Fred Stanback, Jr. Ecological Preserve and in the labs and classrooms of the Center for the Environment's green facility.

    Complete the Application Process at CenterfortheEnvironment.org
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    POSTED AT 07:06 AM

    State Employees' Credit Union personnel will be available at all branch locations on February 28th from 9-12 to help parents and students complete the FASFA. This is a free service for all State Employees' Credit Union members.

    Important to bring with you:
    • 2014 Federal tax returns (for student and parents)
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    POSTED AT 07:30 AM

    Who is Eligible:
    High School Juniors with an unweighted GPA of 3.5 or above and a family income of less than $60,000 a year.

    The QuestBridge College Prep Scholarship helps position qualified high school juniors to be successful applicants to the nation’s top colleges, and provides resources to help them get there. Being selected as a College Prep Scholar is a notable distinction that celebrates your achievements and gives you an early edge in applying to college.

    All College Prep Scholars will receive:

    • Free test prep to help you get the test scores you need to become a more competitive applicant
    • Priority consideration to receive all-expense-paid campus visits and fly-in programs to the nation’s best colleges
    • Early access to the National College Match application in order to get a head start
    • Priority assistance from QuestBridge to strengthen your National College Match application

    College Prep Scholars are also eligible to receive:

    How to Apply:
    If you meet the qualifications visit http://www.questbridge.org/for-students/cps-how-to-apply.
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    POSTED AT 07:29 AM

    ​Juniors Guys
    Tarheel Boys' State is a state wide program for 11th grade males in NC. It will be at Catawba College from June 21 to June 27th. It will be free for one student at PGHS. During this week long program you will participate in a leadership program of action where the participants learn today to lead tomorrow. You will form a model state government with elected officials. this is an opportunity of a lifetime!
    If you are interested let Mrs Porter in guidance know by March 2nd.
    Teachers can nominate as well.
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    POSTED AT 07:23 AM

    High school seniors, you have the opportunity to attend the National Youth Science Camp.

    The students receive a full scholarship to exchange ideas with scientists and other professionals from the academic and corporate worlds. The nearly month-long experience includes lectures and hands-on research projects presented by scientists from across the nation; overnight expeditions into a national forest; and a visit to Washington D.C. The selected delegates must not only demonstrate academic achievement in science, but also show potential for thoughtful scientific leadership.

    The NYSC experience is offered at no cost to its participants so that selected delegates may attend regardless of their financial status. Educational and recreational programming, as well as meals, lodging, and round-trip air passage on scheduled airlines are provided free of charge.

    Delegates arrive in Charleston, West Virginia, on Wednesday, June 17, 2015 and depart on Saturday, July 11, 2015. The NYSC is held near Bartow in the eastern mountains of West Virginia, within the Monongahela National Forest. Application forms are available on the NYSC website
    http://www.nysf.com/w/programs/nysc/. Applications must be submitted by March 1, 2015.
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    POSTED AT 07:32 AM

    The Shelton Challenge is a six-day residential experience to help students expand their knowledge and skills of what it takes to be a leader. Students will participate in activities that will help them have a greater understanding for: Personal Leadership Assessment and Interpersonal Dynamics; Role of Values and Ethics in Leadership; Leadership Traits and Approaches; Team building and Empowering Others; Civic and Social Responsibility; and Goal Setting. Students also have the opportunity to participate in team building activities, low and high ropes courses, service project, and fun night activities to help students get to know others participating in the program.

    The Shelton Challenge seeks youth who are going into the 9th to 12th grades (graduating seniors included) with a 3.0 grade point average (unweighted) or higher. Cost to attend the program is $600 for the week.

    For more information visit http://sheltonleadership.ncsu.edu/youth-shelton-challenge/what-is-the-shelton-challenge/ .
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    POSTED AT 07:16 AM

    Teens interested in the healthcare field can volunteer at Randolph Hospital from June 22nd through August 7th 2015.Volunteering at the hospital allows teen volunteers to work in a professional atmosphere where they are valued and respected. They will have the chance to meet and work with other teens who share their goals and interests and get an inside look at healthcare. Volunteer candidates must have completed registration information and submit completed materials to Volunteer Services no later than March 2, 2015. If selected there is a mandatory orientation on May 12, 2015 from 4:30-8:30.

    For more information and application materials visit www.randolphhospital.org and click on the Volunteer tab.
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