Daily Announcements–Thursday, March 4, 2021

 BIOGEN-MIT BIOTECH IN ACTION VIRTUAL SUMMER LAB 2021
The Biogen Community Lab and Lemelson-MIT group are hosting a 2-week long Biotech in Action free virtual summer lab program for high school students. Applications close on March 11th. Visit the website for program details and application.  Questions? Contact: rtpcommunitylab@biogen.com 

•           Session I:  June 21 – July 2

•           Session II: July 12- July 23

•           Session III: July 26 – August 6

•           Session IV: August 9 – August 20

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Career Conversations: Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM)

Wednesday March 17 from 11:00-11:45am

Join us for an invigorating panel of Duke undergraduate students who will be discussing their college and career paths in STEM through the lens of environmental science. This panel is relevant to DPS students interested in careers in science (including biology and chemistry), as well as technology and engineering as they relate to protection of oceans and other natural resources. Please register in advance at this link

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The opening celebration of Women’s History Month with our young lady Gryphons was full of awe and excitement – but NO SURPRISES.  Here at SCS we have lots of creativity, talent and potential for future history makers.  In fact, the whole month will be full of inspiring presentations.  Please plan now to join next week’s Community Circle when our WOMEN LEADERS AT SCS will share their creativity and messages of hope and encouragement.  

SCS WOMEN PLEASE CONTACT MS. KELLER AND LET HER KNOW WHAT YOUR CONRIBUTION WILL BE TO NEXT WEEK’S COMMUNITY CIRCLE.

Women’s History Month is a time for EVERYONE to recognize and celebrate the wonderful contributions of all women, then and now.  We look forward to seeing you all.

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Women’s History Month Spotlight 

Kamala Devi Harris is the first woman and first woman of color to hold the position of Vice President of the United States of America.  Prior to being sworn in by Justice Sonia Sotomayor on January 20, 2021, Harris became the first African American to represent California in the United States Senate.  Her political journey has also included holding the positions of California Attorney General, San Francisco District Attorney, and Deputy District Attorney.  Harris attended Howard University and the University of California, Hastings College of the Law, earning her Juris Doctorate in 1989.  As a toddler, Harris was brought to civil rights demonstrations.  Her mother emigrated from India and was a renowned breast-cancer researcher and her father Donald was an Economic Professor at Stanford University.  Harris’s mother maintained ties to her Indian heritage by raising Kamala and her sister Maya with Hindu beliefs.  When attending high school in Montreal, Quebec, Harris learned French and discovered her own political instincts when she organized a protest against a building owner who wouldn’t allow neighborhood kids to play on the lawn!

  •  The Top 3 Kahoot Winners for TODAY!

1st Place – Coach Gaffney

2nd Place – CHASE

3rd Place – Biene

 ONGOING OPPORTUNITIES 

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Established in 2011, the Lawrence and Artelia Perry Scholarship Fund is a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to providing scholarships for students at Bennett College, Livingstone College, and North Carolina Central University. The Fund seeks to assist students who are attending or will attend either of these three schools with expenses related to their college experience on the basis of merit and need. If you are a graduate (or upcoming 2020 graduate) of any Durham, NC public school (including charter schools funded by the State of North Carolina) you are eligible to apply for a scholarship from this Scholarship Fund. The deadline for applications is Friday, April 16, 2021. For application information please contact Mrs. Settle

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The American Association of Blacks in Energy (AABE) is a national association of energy professionals founded and dedicated to ensuring African Americans and other minorities have an input in the energy industry.  Through its Scholarship Program, AABE  seeks to help increase the number of African Americans, Hispanics and Native Americans (underrepresented minorities) in energy related fields.  By doing so, we help our nation address a critical need and a challenge to our future economic vitality in the world market. 

The NC Chapter of AABE  will award a $1,000 scholarship to high school seniors with a proven strong academic performance. Scholarship recipients may be nominated to the National Scholarship Committee for consideration of the regional and national awards. The NC Chapter of AABE is seeking your help to share the scholarship application link below to high school students who plan to major in business, one of the physical sciences, technology, engineering or mathematics field.

Please visit https://scholarship.aabe.org/ to access the online application and submit by March 7, 2021.

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DUKE UNIVERSITY NEUROSCIENCE EXPERIENCE FOR RISING JUNIORS AND SENIORS
The Duke University Neuroscience Experience (DUNE) is an 8-week summer research program for rising high school juniors and seniors in the Research Triangle area. Our mission is to make science more accessible to outstanding students from a broad range of backgrounds and experiences to foster a dynamic and creative scientific community. Students will be matched with participating labs based on research interests and will have an opportunity to participate in real, ongoing research under the mentorship of volunteer graduate students and/or postdoctoral fellows within the Neurobiology and Psychology & Neuroscience departments. In addition to research experience students will also participate in professional development activities including college advising, scientific communication workshops, and career sessions. The program is a full-time commitment and will come with a $2460 stipend. In addition, since we will be completely virtual this year we will be providing each student with a computer to facilitate participation. Applications will be accepted through 3/26/21. Additional information including application details can be found on our website at https://dibs.duke.edu/dune . If you have any further questions email  at duneprogram@duke.edu.

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                                 ALPHA THETA CHAPTER

ETA PHI BETA SORORITY, INC., DURHAM, NC

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Criteria for Scholarship 

For Students with Special Needs

 Submit documentation indicating enrollment and/or acceptance in an accredited college, university or post-secondary career school.

1.            Submit two (2) sealed letters of recommendation:  one must be from the school on letterhead and signed by a teacher, counselor, principal, advisor, or department chair.

2.            Submit signed documentation from the leader of the organization/program verifying community service/volunteer service.

3.            Submit signed documentation from the leader indicating participation in extracurricular activities such as drama, sports, etc.

4.            Submit the signed parental consent form verifying the presence of an intellectual or learning disability.  

5.            Submit a typed paragraph (200-250 words) regarding future educational goals and objectives and how this scholarship will help to support those goals.

6.            Submit official transcript with school seal verifying at least an unweighted GPA of 2.5.

7.            Submit documents verifying memberships, activities, and honors.

8.            Submit a 3×5 inch photo which may be used for Sorority and media publications.

9.            Submit completed application packet to the local chapter before April 30, 2021

10.         Local chapter submit completed application packets by April 30, 2021 to:

Marilyn Cash , Scholarship Committee Chair

Alpha Theta Chapter

PO Box 11992

Durham, NC 27703

919-213-6038 Google Voice

**Please find all information that you need to apply on Ms. Settle’s website!

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The Eta Beta Zeta Chapter of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. in Durham North Carolina presents its Annual Scholarship.  Please distribute this scholarship opportunity to graduating seniors.  Awards range from $500-$1,000.  Apply at:  https://forms.gle/w56Yc175GpAqkzgc9

Please complete the online application (link above) AND submit the following additional documents to scholarships@zphibdurhamnc.org no later than March 26, 2021.

• Applicants are required to submit a high school transcript.
• Applicants are required to submit two letters of recommendation.
• Applicants are required to submit an essay (instructions are below).  

Essay instructions:  Applicants are required to submit a typed narrative essay explaining “why are you deserving of this scholarship and how will this scholarship assist you in achieving your goals.”  The essay is an important part of the selection process. Essay must be double-spaced, 12 point, Times New Roman font, 1 page maximum, and one-inch margin on all sides. 

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Duke Research in Engineering Program

DukeREP is a 7-week summer research program for rising juniors and seniors. This year it will be held virtually. Students will learn about research concepts and remotely engage in experiments. 

Program Goals: 

• Gain exposure to academic research  

• Learn experimental design and data analysis  

• Explore careers in science and engineering  

• Prepare for college applications 

Program Information:  

• Program Dates: June 14th, 2021 to July 30th, 2021  

• Students will participate weekdays from 9 am to 2 pm  

• No cost to apply or attend  

• Students will compose a final research report and presentation  

• Students will workshop their college essays and resume  

• Students will attend talks by professors and graduate students 

Application Information: Apply at: sites.duke.edu/dukeREP 

• Application opens: January 25th, 2021  

• Application deadline: March 25th, 2021  

• Decision notification: Mid-April 

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UNC-Chapel Hill is offering a paid opportunity for Summer of 2021 with the Internship in Science and Health Training and Research (ISHTaR) for students interested in working with research teams with the Department of Emergency Medicine, shadowing physicians and nurses across the hospital, as well as shadowing EMS providers.  This opportunity is currently a virtual internship.  If you are interested, please contact Mrs. Settle for application information.  Applications are due by March 12, 2021.

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Students, we want to recognize you!!! We know you’re doing some incredible things outside of school, so let us give you the shout out you deserve. Send an email to scs.maindesk@dpsnc.net and tell us what aMazing things you’re doing out there!

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The NC School of Science and Math has posted its open enrollment course offerings for 2021-22.  These classes are free and virtual classes.  Note that AP Macroeconomics and AP Microeconomics will be offered asynchronously.  All other courses are synchronous.  For more information visit https://www.ncssm.edu/openenrollment or reach out to Camilla Brothers camilla.brothers@ncssm.edu

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Daily Announcements–Monday, March 1, 2021

BIOGEN-MIT BIOTECH IN ACTION VIRTUAL SUMMER LAB 2021
The Biogen Community Lab and Lemelson-MIT group are hosting a 2-week long Biotech in Action free virtual summer lab program for high school students. Applications close on March 11th. Visit the website for program details and application.  Questions? Contact: rtpcommunitylab@biogen.com 

•           Session I:  June 21 – July 2

•           Session II: July 12- July 23

•           Session III: July 26 – August 6

•           Session IV: August 9 – August 20

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Career Conversations: Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM)

Wednesday March 17 from 11:00-11:45am

Join us for an invigorating panel of Duke undergraduate students who will be discussing their college and career paths in STEM through the lens of environmental science. This panel is relevant to DPS students interested in careers in science (including biology and chemistry), as well as technology and engineering as they relate to protection of oceans and other natural resources. Please register in advance at this link

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Seniors,  Ms. Settle wants to thank you for your participation in our Senior Wellness Wednesday survey.  Your voices have been heard and on March 3rd at 11am we will have Christina Villegas from the Emily K Center here to educate you on last minute college application information, RDS and FAFSA applications with special attention to Latinx families, and how to make a Gap Year a productive year.  All are welcomed to this session, so please don’t hesitate to invite the family.  

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Students are invited to attend a Career Exploration session on Careers in Arts, Audio-Visual Tech and Communications on Wednesday, March 3 at 9:00 and 11:00 am.

 Zoom Link: https://dpsnc.zoom.us/j/97044302585?pwd=RVcreXFqdUNnZmx0Zm00RGN2NmtsZz09 

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Juniors & Seniors: Glaxo Smith Klein is hosting a webinar on Tuesday, March 2nd at 12:00 noon to share information about their Summer Apprenticeship Program. Juniors and Seniors can explore available job listings, apprenticeships, internships, and summer enrichment programs on the Module page in Canvas.

11th Grade – https://dpsnc.instructure.com/enroll/BBB4GJ

12th Grade – https://dpsnc.instructure.com/enroll/CDGXLT 

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Established in 2011, the Lawrence and Artelia Perry Scholarship Fund is a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to providing scholarships for students at Bennett College, Livingstone College, and North Carolina Central University. The Fund seeks to assist students who are attending or will attend either of these three schools with expenses related to their college experience on the basis of merit and need. If you are a graduate (or upcoming 2020 graduate) of any Durham, NC public school (including charter schools funded by the State of North Carolina) you are eligible to apply for a scholarship from this Scholarship Fund. The deadline for applications is Friday, April 16, 2021. For application information please contact Mrs. Settle

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MARCH IS WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH . . . AND AT SCS, WE WILL CELEBRATE!  We will kick-off our celebration by recognizing the wonderful talents and gifts among our own Lady Gryphons.  What DREAM have you already made come true?  Do you sing, write poetry, perform spoken word, dance, create and design art … OR, are you already an entrepreneur?

We want to CELEBRATE you!!  Please contact Ms. Wiggins and let her know how YOU are making Women’s History, today.   Send her an email and tell her about your creativity and talents.

GRYPHONS, we look forward to another month of information and inspiration.

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Women’s History Month Spotlight Shines On…

 Sarah Thomas was the first woman to officiate a Super Bowl this year when the Kansas City Chiefs played the Tampa Bay Bucaneers. Ms. Thomas was an avid athlete growing up, having lettered five times in softball and attending the University of Mobile on a basketball scholarship where she became an All-American. Ms. Thomas started officiating grade school and high school football games, rising through the ranks as a college football official, joining the “Conference USA Staff: in 2006 and subsequently officiating a major college football game, becoming the first woman to do so in 2007. In 2015, Sarah Thomas became a full-time official, officiating playoff games and being the first woman to accomplish this feat as well! As a result of Ms. Thomas becoming the first woman to officiate a Super Bowl this year, the NFL altered the position of “Head Linesman” to become “Down Judge” in order to be a more gender-neutral term as well as to encourage more women to pursue officiating!

 ONGOING OPPORTUNITIES 

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The American Association of Blacks in Energy (AABE) is a national association of energy professionals founded and dedicated to ensuring African Americans and other minorities have an input in the energy industry.  Through its Scholarship Program, AABE  seeks to help increase the number of African Americans, Hispanics and Native Americans (underrepresented minorities) in energy related fields.  By doing so, we help our nation address a critical need and a challenge to our future economic vitality in the world market.

The NC Chapter of AABE  will award a $1,000 scholarship to high school seniors with a proven strong academic performance. Scholarship recipients may be nominated to the National Scholarship Committee for consideration of the regional and national awards. The NC Chapter of AABE is seeking your help to share the scholarship application link below to high school students who plan to major in business, one of the physical sciences, technology, engineering or mathematics field.

Please visit https://scholarship.aabe.org/ to access the online application and submit by March 7, 2021.

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DUKE UNIVERSITY NEUROSCIENCE EXPERIENCE FOR RISING JUNIORS AND SENIORS
The Duke University Neuroscience Experience (DUNE) is an 8-week summer research program for rising high school juniors and seniors in the Research Triangle area. Our mission is to make science more accessible to outstanding students from a broad range of backgrounds and experiences to foster a dynamic and creative scientific community. Students will be matched with participating labs based on research interests and will have an opportunity to participate in real, ongoing research under the mentorship of volunteer graduate students and/or postdoctoral fellows within the Neurobiology and Psychology & Neuroscience departments. In addition to research experience students will also participate in professional development activities including college advising, scientific communication workshops, and career sessions. The program is a full-time commitment and will come with a $2460 stipend. In addition, since we will be completely virtual this year we will be providing each student with a computer to facilitate participation. Applications will be accepted through 3/26/21. Additional information including application details can be found on our website at https://dibs.duke.edu/dune . If you have any further questions email  at duneprogram@duke.edu.

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                                 ALPHA THETA CHAPTER

ETA PHI BETA SORORITY, INC., DURHAM, NC

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Criteria for Scholarship 

For Students with Special Needs

 Submit documentation indicating enrollment and/or acceptance in an accredited college, university or post-secondary career school.

1.            Submit two (2) sealed letters of recommendation:  one must be from the school on letterhead and signed by a teacher, counselor, principal, advisor, or department chair.

2.            Submit signed documentation from the leader of the organization/program verifying community service/volunteer service.

3.            Submit signed documentation from the leader indicating participation in extracurricular activities such as drama, sports, etc.

4.            Submit the signed parental consent form verifying the presence of an intellectual or learning disability.  

5.            Submit a typed paragraph (200-250 words) regarding future educational goals and objectives and how this scholarship will help to support those goals.

6.            Submit official transcript with school seal verifying at least an unweighted GPA of 2.5.

7.            Submit documents verifying memberships, activities, and honors.

8.            Submit a 3×5 inch photo which may be used for Sorority and media publications.

9.            Submit completed application packet to the local chapter before April 30, 2021

10.         Local chapter submit completed application packets by April 30, 2021 to:

Marilyn Cash , Scholarship Committee Chair

Alpha Theta Chapter

PO Box 11992

Durham, NC 27703

919-213-6038 Google Voice

**Please find all information that you need to apply on Ms. Settle’s website!

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Take a moment and learn aboutCarolina’s signature summer programs,Project Uplift and Uplift PLUS.These enrichment programs enablehigh-achieving, current high school juniors to experiencecollege life on the Carolina campus.

·       The application for Project Uplift: https://go.unc.edu/ProjectUplift is due by March 1 at 11:59pm EST. 

·       There is not a separate application for Uplift PLUS; students can indicate your interest by answering additional essay questions on their Project Uplift Application.

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DPSF YOUTH ADVISORY COUNCIL OPENINGS

The Durham Public Schools Foundation (DPSF) is excited to announce open recruitment for the DPSF Youth Advisory Council. All DPS students grades 8th through 12th grades are eligible to apply. The Youth Advisory council will give students experience to develop their leadership and learn about how to impact change in their schools and communities. Students who participate in the council will receive a $200 stipend for their time. Activities will remain virtual during the COVID-19 pandemic. The DPSF Youth Advisory Council has the following goals for this calendar year:

1) Plan and execute the second annual Durham Youth Equity Summit

2) Build a Youth to Youth COVID Support Program

3) Advocate for increased youth leadership and engagement in Durham Public Schools

We need your help in nominating students who would benefit from this opportunity, so please share the application widely. The application is due Monday, March 1st. Please contact Alyzia McAlmon with any questions you may have while completing this application (alyzia@bullcityschools.org).

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The Eta Beta Zeta Chapter of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. in Durham North Carolina presents its Annual Scholarship.  Please distribute this scholarship opportunity to graduating seniors.  Awards range from $500-$1,000.  Apply at:  https://forms.gle/w56Yc175GpAqkzgc9

Please complete the online application (link above) AND submit the following additional documents to scholarships@zphibdurhamnc.org no later than March 26, 2021.

• Applicants are required to submit a high school transcript.
• Applicants are required to submit two letters of recommendation.
• Applicants are required to submit an essay (instructions are below).  

Essay instructions:  Applicants are required to submit a typed narrative essay explaining “why are you deserving of this scholarship and how will this scholarship assist you in achieving your goals.”  The essay is an important part of the selection process. Essay must be double-spaced, 12 point, Times New Roman font, 1 page maximum, and one-inch margin on all sides. 

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Duke Research in Engineering Program

DukeREP is a 7-week summer research program for rising juniors and seniors. This year it will be held virtually. Students will learn about research concepts and remotely engage in experiments. 

Program Goals: 

• Gain exposure to academic research  

• Learn experimental design and data analysis  

• Explore careers in science and engineering  

• Prepare for college applications 

Program Information:  

• Program Dates: June 14th, 2021 to July 30th, 2021  

• Students will participate weekdays from 9 am to 2 pm  

• No cost to apply or attend  

• Students will compose a final research report and presentation  

• Students will workshop their college essays and resume  

• Students will attend talks by professors and graduate students 

Application Information: Apply at: sites.duke.edu/dukeREP 

• Application opens: January 25th, 2021  

• Application deadline: March 25th, 2021  

• Decision notification: Mid-April 

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UNC-Chapel Hill is offering a paid opportunity for Summer of 2021 with the Internship in Science and Health Training and Research (ISHTaR) for students interested in working with research teams with the Department of Emergency Medicine, shadowing physicians and nurses across the hospital, as well as shadowing EMS providers.  This opportunity is currently a virtual internship.  If you are interested, please contact Mrs. Settle for application information.  Applications are due by March 12, 2021.

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Students, we want to recognize you!!! We know you’re doing some incredible things outside of school, so let us give you the shout out you deserve. Send an email to scs.maindesk@dpsnc.net and tell us what aMazing things you’re doing out there!

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The NC School of Science and Math has posted its open enrollment course offerings for 2021-22.  These classes are free and virtual classes.  Note that AP Macroeconomics and AP Microeconomics will be offered asynchronously.  All other courses are synchronous.  For more information visit https://www.ncssm.edu/openenrollment or reach out to Camilla Brothers camilla.brothers@ncssm.edu

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Weekly Message–March 1-5, 2021

Good Evening SCS Families. This is Ms. Price with your Weekly Message for the week of March 1, 2021.

Juniors & Seniors: Glaxo Smith Klein is hosting a webinar on Tuesday, March 2nd at 12:00 noon to share information about their Summer Apprenticeship Program. Juniors and Seniors can explore available job listings, apprenticeships, internships, and summer enrichment programs on the Module page in Canvas.

11th Grade – https://dpsnc.instructure.com/enroll/BBB4GJ

12th Grade – https://dpsnc.instructure.com/enroll/CDGXLT 

Seniors I want to thank you for your participation in our Senior Wellness Wednesday survey.  Your voices have been heard and on March 3rd at 11am we will have Christina Villegas from the Emily K Center here to educate you on last minute college application information, RDS and FAFSA applications with special attention to Latinx families, and how to make a Gap Year a productive year.  All are welcomed to this session, so please don’t hesitate to invite the family.  

For 11th grade students who are taking the make-up ACT assessment this week, dates run from Tuesday, March 2 – Thursday, March 4. Please arrive no later than 8:30 a.m. to be checked in. Testing begins at 9:00 a.m. Once testing begins, you cannot be allowed into the testing site, so please arrive on time. Make sure you wear your mask. 

EMILY K CENTER RECRUITING STUDENTS

There are two application-based, selective academic programs at the Emily K Center:

  • Pioneer Scholars (grades 1-8): a free, academic enrichment program serving academically-focused elementary and middle school students in Durham County who aspire to attend college after high school. The goal of the program is to establish a strong foundation of academic and leadership skills so that students enter high school ready to excel in a rigorous college preparatory curriculum that will put them on the path to admission at select colleges and universities. (Director-Nephitearya Bailey Singleton: nbailey@emilyk.org)    
  • the Scholars to College program (grades 9-12): a free, competitive college-prep program with one end-goal: to ensure that bright, ambitious students from underrepresented backgrounds are highly prepared for and appropriately matched with selective and/or generous universities, graduating with low or no debt. (Director-Camille Wilson: cwilson@emilyk.org)

Virtual Open House Dates for Families

·  Tuesday, March 2nd from 6pm-7pm OR

·  Tuesday, March 9th from 6pm-7pm

Families can register for the Zoom sessions here: bit.ly/EKCOPENHOUSE (no deadline)

The flyer and income eligibility information is attached.

Have a good evening from all of us at SCS where we practice the 4 C’s – Creativity, Communication, Collaboration, and Community.

Daily Announcements–Friday, February 26, 2021

Students are invited to attend a Career Exploration session on Careers in Arts, Audio-Visual Tech and Communications on Wednesday, March 3 at 9:00 and 11:00 am.

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Seniors: Glaxo Smith Klein is hosting a webinar on Tuesday, March 2nd at 12:00 noon to share information about their Summer Apprenticeship Program. Juniors and Seniors can explore available job listings, apprenticeships, internships, and summer enrichment programs on the Module page in Canvas.

11th Grade – https://dpsnc.instructure.com/enroll/BBB4GJ

12th Grade – https://dpsnc.instructure.com/enroll/CDGXLT 

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Established in 2011, the Lawrence and Artelia Perry Scholarship Fund is a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to providing scholarships for students at Bennett College, Livingstone College, and North Carolina Central University. The Fund seeks to assist students who are attending or will attend either of these three schools with expenses related to their college experience on the basis of merit and need. If you are a graduate (or upcoming 2020 graduate) of any Durham, NC public school (including charter schools funded by the State of North Carolina) you are eligible to apply for a scholarship from this Scholarship Fund. The deadline for applications is Friday, April 16, 2021. For application information please contact Mrs. Settle

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MARCH IS WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH . . . AND AT SCS, WE WILL CELEBRATE!  We will kick-off our celebration by recognizing the wonderful talents and gifts among our own Lady Gryphons.  What DREAM have you already made come true?  Do you sing, write poetry, perform spoken word, dance, create and design art … OR, are you already an entrepreneur?

We want to CELEBRATE you!!  Please contact Ms. Wiggins and let her know how YOU are making Women’s History, today.   Send her an email by next Monday and tell her about your creativity and talents.

GRYPHONS, we look forward to another month of information and inspiration.

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 The American Association of Blacks in Energy (AABE) is a national association of energy professionals founded and dedicated to ensuring African Americans and other minorities have an input in the energy industry.  Through its Scholarship Program, AABE  seeks to help increase the number of African Americans, Hispanics and Native Americans (underrepresented minorities) in energy related fields.  By doing so, we help our nation address a critical need and a challenge to our future economic vitality in the world market.

The NC Chapter of AABE  will award a $1,000 scholarship to high school seniors with a proven strong academic performance. Scholarship recipients may be nominated to the National Scholarship Committee for consideration of the regional and national awards. The NC Chapter of AABE is seeking your help to share the scholarship application link below to high school students who plan to major in business, one of the physical sciences, technology, engineering or mathematics field.

Please visit https://scholarship.aabe.org/ to access the online application and submit by March 7, 2021.

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Black History Month Spotlight

Philip Emeagwali

Due to cost, Philip Emeagwali was forced to drop out of school at age 14 because his father could not continue to pay his school fees. His father continued to teach him at home and Emeagwali received scholarships to attend college, eventually receiving three master’s degrees in engineering and mathematics. As an adult, Emeagwali began studying nature, specifically bees. He saw an inherent efficiency in the way bees construct honeycombs and determined that computers that emulate this process could be the most efficient and powerful. In 1989, he put this idea to work, using 65,000 processors to invent the world’s first supercomputer — able to perform 3.1 billion calculations per second.

https://bit.ly/3oJ4FWF

 ONGOING OPPORTUNITIES 

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The Durham Bulls announced this week that there will be a 2021 Durham Bulls Baseball season. Due to COVID-19, we will not be holding an open house however are now accepting online applications.

The Durham Bulls Explorer Post 50 is a co-ed unpaid internship program that offers students, ages 14-20, a unique and invaluable opportunity to gain exceptional experience in the field of television broadcasting. Durham Bulls Explorer Post 50 is supported and sponsored by the Durham Bulls, Fox 50, and Capitol Broadcasting Company. Now in our 23rd season of broadcasting, Post 50 provides the live broadcast of the Durham Bulls games on MeTV, MiLB.com as well as within the ballpark. We also provide highlights for FOX 50 and WRAL newscasts.

Applications are now being accepted for the 2021 Durham Bulls season.  If you have students interested in being a part of the TV Crew, please have them complete the 2021 Online ApplicationApplications are due by Sunday, Feb. 28th, 2021, and must be completed to be considered for membership. We will be limiting the crew to 70 members.

Phone Interviews – Required for all applicants, new and returning members.  Interviews will be scheduled via email at a later date.

Training Sessions – Required to attend one training session.  More details will be sent before the start of the 2021 baseball season.

Acceptance into the program – Notifications will be sent in late March.

Regular baseball season runs from Apr. 6 – Sept. 12, 2021.

To learn more about Durham Bulls Explorer Post 50 Program, click here.

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DUKE UNIVERSITY NEUROSCIENCE EXPERIENCE FOR RISING JUNIORS AND SENIORS
The Duke University Neuroscience Experience (DUNE) is an 8-week summer research program for rising high school juniors and seniors in the Research Triangle area. Our mission is to make science more accessible to outstanding students from a broad range of backgrounds and experiences to foster a dynamic and creative scientific community. Students will be matched with participating labs based on research interests and will have an opportunity to participate in real, ongoing research under the mentorship of volunteer graduate students and/or postdoctoral fellows within the Neurobiology and Psychology & Neuroscience departments. In addition to research experience students will also participate in professional development activities including college advising, scientific communication workshops, and career sessions. The program is a full-time commitment and will come with a $2460 stipend. In addition, since we will be completely virtual this year we will be providing each student with a computer to facilitate participation. Applications will be accepted through 3/26/21. Additional information including application details can be found on our website at https://dibs.duke.edu/dune . If you have any further questions email  at duneprogram@duke.edu.

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                                 ALPHA THETA CHAPTER

ETA PHI BETA SORORITY, INC., DURHAM, NC

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Criteria for Scholarship 

For Students with Special Needs

 Submit documentation indicating enrollment and/or acceptance in an accredited college, university or post-secondary career school.

1.            Submit two (2) sealed letters of recommendation:  one must be from the school on letterhead and signed by a teacher, counselor, principal, advisor, or department chair.

2.            Submit signed documentation from the leader of the organization/program verifying community service/volunteer service.

3.            Submit signed documentation from the leader indicating participation in extracurricular activities such as drama, sports, etc.

4.            Submit the signed parental consent form verifying the presence of an intellectual or learning disability.  

5.            Submit a typed paragraph (200-250 words) regarding future educational goals and objectives and how this scholarship will help to support those goals.

6.            Submit official transcript with school seal verifying at least an unweighted GPA of 2.5.

7.            Submit documents verifying memberships, activities, and honors.

8.            Submit a 3×5 inch photo which may be used for Sorority and media publications.

9.            Submit completed application packet to the local chapter before April 30, 2021

10.         Local chapter submit completed application packets by April 30, 2021 to:

Marilyn Cash , Scholarship Committee Chair

Alpha Theta Chapter

PO Box 11992

Durham, NC 27703

919-213-6038 Google Voice

**Please find all information that you need to apply on Ms. Settle’s website!

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Take a moment and learn aboutCarolina’s signature summer programs,Project Uplift and Uplift PLUS.These enrichment programs enablehigh-achieving, current high school juniors to experiencecollege life on the Carolina campus.

·       The application for Project Uplift: https://go.unc.edu/ProjectUplift is due by March 1 at 11:59pm EST. 

·       There is not a separate application for Uplift PLUS; students can indicate your interest by answering additional essay questions on their Project Uplift Application.

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DPSF YOUTH ADVISORY COUNCIL OPENINGS

The Durham Public Schools Foundation (DPSF) is excited to announce open recruitment for the DPSF Youth Advisory Council. All DPS students grades 8th through 12th grades are eligible to apply. The Youth Advisory council will give students experience to develop their leadership and learn about how to impact change in their schools and communities. Students who participate in the council will receive a $200 stipend for their time. Activities will remain virtual during the COVID-19 pandemic. The DPSF Youth Advisory Council has the following goals for this calendar year:

1) Plan and execute the second annual Durham Youth Equity Summit

2) Build a Youth to Youth COVID Support Program

3) Advocate for increased youth leadership and engagement in Durham Public Schools

We need your help in nominating students who would benefit from this opportunity, so please share the application widely. The application is due Monday, March 1st. Please contact Alyzia McAlmon with any questions you may have while completing this application (alyzia@bullcityschools.org).

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The Eta Beta Zeta Chapter of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. in Durham North Carolina presents its Annual Scholarship.  Please distribute this scholarship opportunity to graduating seniors.  Awards range from $500-$1,000.  Apply at:  https://forms.gle/w56Yc175GpAqkzgc9

Please complete the online application (link above) AND submit the following additional documents to scholarships@zphibdurhamnc.org no later than March 26, 2021.

• Applicants are required to submit a high school transcript.
• Applicants are required to submit two letters of recommendation.
• Applicants are required to submit an essay (instructions are below).  

Essay instructions:  Applicants are required to submit a typed narrative essay explaining “why are you deserving of this scholarship and how will this scholarship assist you in achieving your goals.”  The essay is an important part of the selection process. Essay must be double-spaced, 12 point, Times New Roman font, 1 page maximum, and one-inch margin on all sides. 

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Duke Research in Engineering Progra

DukeREP is a 7-week summer research program for rising juniors and seniors. This year it will be held virtually. Students will learn about research concepts and remotely engage in experiments. 

Program Goals: 

• Gain exposure to academic research  

• Learn experimental design and data analysis  

• Explore careers in science and engineering  

• Prepare for college applications 

Program Information:  

• Program Dates: June 14th, 2021 to July 30th, 2021  

• Students will participate weekdays from 9 am to 2 pm  

• No cost to apply or attend  

• Students will compose a final research report and presentation  

• Students will workshop their college essays and resume  

• Students will attend talks by professors and graduate students 

Application Information: Apply at: sites.duke.edu/dukeREP 

• Application opens: January 25th, 2021  

• Application deadline: March 25th, 2021  

• Decision notification: Mid-April 

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A current list of NCworks Hot Job Vacancies and summer program opportunities will be posted on the Canvas Announcement page.

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UNC-Chapel Hill is offering a paid opportunity for Summer of 2021 with the Internship in Science and Health Training and Research (ISHTaR) for students interested in working with research teams with the Department of Emergency Medicine, shadowing physicians and nurses across the hospital, as well as shadowing EMS providers.  This opportunity is currently a virtual internship.  If you are interested, please contact Mrs. Settle for application information.  Applications are due by March 12, 2021.

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Students, we want to recognize you!!! We know you’re doing some incredible things outside of school, so let us give you the shout out you deserve. Send an email to scs.maindesk@dpsnc.net and tell us what aMazing things you’re doing out there!

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The NC School of Science and Math has posted its open enrollment course offerings for 2021-22.  These classes are free and virtual classes.  Note that AP Macroeconomics and AP Microeconomics will be offered asynchronously.  All other courses are synchronous.  For more information visit https://www.ncssm.edu/openenrollment or reach out to Camilla Brothers camilla.brothers@ncssm.edu

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Daily Announcements–Thursday, February 25, 2021

SCS GRYPHONS, we did IT again!  Because of you we had a wonderful and full month of celebration of Black History.  We ended the month with a dynamic DREAMER and HISTORY MAKER, J. GUNN.

JOSHUA GUNN left us with strong words of encouragement and guidance.  He said to DREAM … and DREAM BIG!  He wants you to use these (5) steps as you DREAM.   ASK YOURSELF:  1.  CAN I DO IT?    2.  DO I ENJOY DOING IT?    3.  AM I WILLING TO WORK HARD AT IT?   4.  AM I WILLING TO FAIL?  and   5.  AM I WILLING TO TRY AGAIN?  “THE ONLY REAL FAILURE IS GIVING UP”

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NEXT MONTH, WE WILL CELEBRATE WOMEN’S HISTORY.  We want to kick-off our celebration by recognizing the wonderful talents and gifts among our own Lady Gryphons.  What DREAM have you already made come true?  Do you sing, write poetry, perform spoken word, dance, create and design art … OR, are you already an entrepreneur?

We want to CELEBRATE you!!  Please contact Ms. Wiggins and let her know how YOU are making Women’s History, today.   Send her an email by next Monday and tell her about your creativity and talents.

GRYPHONS, we look forward to another month of information and inspiration.

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The Durham Bulls announced this week that there will be a 2021 Durham Bulls Baseball season. Due to COVID-19, we will not be holding an open house however are now accepting online applications.

The Durham Bulls Explorer Post 50 is a co-ed unpaid internship program that offers students, ages 14-20, a unique and invaluable opportunity to gain exceptional experience in the field of television broadcasting. Durham Bulls Explorer Post 50 is supported and sponsored by the Durham Bulls, Fox 50, and Capitol Broadcasting Company. Now in our 23rd season of broadcasting, Post 50 provides the live broadcast of the Durham Bulls games on MeTV, MiLB.com as well as within the ballpark. We also provide highlights for FOX 50 and WRAL newscasts.

Applications are now being accepted for the 2021 Durham Bulls season.  If you have students interested in being a part of the TV Crew, please have them complete the 2021 Online ApplicationApplications are due by Sunday, Feb. 28th, 2021, and must be completed to be considered for membership. We will be limiting the crew to 70 members.

Phone Interviews – Required for all applicants, new and returning members.  Interviews will be scheduled via email at a later date.

Training Sessions – Required to attend one training session.  More details will be sent before the start of the 2021 baseball season.

Acceptance into the program – Notifications will be sent in late March.

Regular baseball season runs from Apr. 6 – Sept. 12, 2021.

To learn more about Durham Bulls Explorer Post 50 Program, click here.

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 College Acceptance

 Camille Neal-Louisburg College

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 The American Association of Blacks in Energy (AABE) is a national association of energy professionals founded and dedicated to ensuring African Americans and other minorities have an input in the energy industry.  Through its Scholarship Program, AABE  seeks to help increase the number of African Americans, Hispanics and Native Americans (underrepresented minorities) in energy related fields.  By doing so, we help our nation address a critical need and a challenge to our future economic vitality in the world market.

The NC Chapter of AABE  will award a $1,000 scholarship to high school seniors with a proven strong academic performance. Scholarship recipients may be nominated to the National Scholarship Committee for consideration of the regional and national awards. The NC Chapter of AABE is seeking your help to share the scholarship application link below to high school students who plan to major in business, one of the physical sciences, technology, engineering or mathematics field.

Please visit https://scholarship.aabe.org/ to access the online application and submit by March 7, 2021.

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Black History Month Spotlight

 February 25

Janice Bryant Howroyd 

Mrs. Howroyd is a native of Tarboro, North Carolina and CEO of the ActOne Group, an international workforce management company.  She is the first Black woman to own a billion-dollar company.  ActOne operates in 19 countries across the globe and enlists over 17,000 clients and 2,600 employees worldwide.

ActOne is the largest privately-held, woman and minority owned workforce management company in the United States.

 ONGOING OPPORTUNITIES 

DUKE UNIVERSITY NEUROSCIENCE EXPERIENCE FOR RISING JUNIORS AND SENIORS
The Duke University Neuroscience Experience (DUNE) is an 8-week summer research program for rising high school juniors and seniors in the Research Triangle area. Our mission is to make science more accessible to outstanding students from a broad range of backgrounds and experiences to foster a dynamic and creative scientific community. Students will be matched with participating labs based on research interests and will have an opportunity to participate in real, ongoing research under the mentorship of volunteer graduate students and/or postdoctoral fellows within the Neurobiology and Psychology & Neuroscience departments. In addition to research experience students will also participate in professional development activities including college advising, scientific communication workshops, and career sessions. The program is a full-time commitment and will come with a $2460 stipend. In addition, since we will be completely virtual this year we will be providing each student with a computer to facilitate participation. Applications will be accepted through 3/26/21. Additional information including application details can be found on our website at https://dibs.duke.edu/dune . If you have any further questions email  at duneprogram@duke.edu.

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                                 ALPHA THETA CHAPTER

ETA PHI BETA SORORITY, INC., DURHAM, NC

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Criteria for Scholarship 

For Students with Special Needs

 Submit documentation indicating enrollment and/or acceptance in an accredited college, university or post-secondary career school.

1.            Submit two (2) sealed letters of recommendation:  one must be from the school on letterhead and signed by a teacher, counselor, principal, advisor, or department chair.

2.            Submit signed documentation from the leader of the organization/program verifying community service/volunteer service.

3.            Submit signed documentation from the leader indicating participation in extracurricular activities such as drama, sports, etc.

4.            Submit the signed parental consent form verifying the presence of an intellectual or learning disability.  

5.            Submit a typed paragraph (200-250 words) regarding future educational goals and objectives and how this scholarship will help to support those goals.

6.            Submit official transcript with school seal verifying at least an unweighted GPA of 2.5.

7.            Submit documents verifying memberships, activities, and honors.

8.            Submit a 3×5 inch photo which may be used for Sorority and media publications.

9.            Submit completed application packet to the local chapter before April 30, 2021

10.         Local chapter submit completed application packets by April 30, 2021 to:

Marilyn Cash , Scholarship Committee Chair

Alpha Theta Chapter

PO Box 11992

Durham, NC 27703

919-213-6038 Google Voice

**Please find all information that you need to apply on Ms. Settle’s website!

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Take a moment and learn aboutCarolina’s signature summer programs,Project Uplift and Uplift PLUS.These enrichment programs enablehigh-achieving, current high school juniors to experiencecollege life on the Carolina campus.

·       The application for Project Uplift: https://go.unc.edu/ProjectUplift is due by March 1 at 11:59pm EST. 

·       There is not a separate application for Uplift PLUS; students can indicate your interest by answering additional essay questions on their Project Uplift Application.

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DPSF YOUTH ADVISORY COUNCIL OPENINGS

The Durham Public Schools Foundation (DPSF) is excited to announce open recruitment for the DPSF Youth Advisory Council. All DPS students grades 8th through 12th grades are eligible to apply. The Youth Advisory council will give students experience to develop their leadership and learn about how to impact change in their schools and communities. Students who participate in the council will receive a $200 stipend for their time. Activities will remain virtual during the COVID-19 pandemic. The DPSF Youth Advisory Council has the following goals for this calendar year:

1) Plan and execute the second annual Durham Youth Equity Summit

2) Build a Youth to Youth COVID Support Program

3) Advocate for increased youth leadership and engagement in Durham Public Schools

We need your help in nominating students who would benefit from this opportunity, so please share the application widely. The application is due Monday, March 1st. Please contact Alyzia McAlmon with any questions you may have while completing this application (alyzia@bullcityschools.org).

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The Eta Beta Zeta Chapter of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. in Durham North Carolina presents its Annual Scholarship.  Please distribute this scholarship opportunity to graduating seniors.  Awards range from $500-$1,000.  Apply at:  https://forms.gle/w56Yc175GpAqkzgc9

Please complete the online application (link above) AND submit the following additional documents to scholarships@zphibdurhamnc.org no later than March 26, 2021.

• Applicants are required to submit a high school transcript.
• Applicants are required to submit two letters of recommendation.
• Applicants are required to submit an essay (instructions are below).  

Essay instructions:  Applicants are required to submit a typed narrative essay explaining “why are you deserving of this scholarship and how will this scholarship assist you in achieving your goals.”  The essay is an important part of the selection process. Essay must be double-spaced, 12 point, Times New Roman font, 1 page maximum, and one-inch margin on all sides. 

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Duke Research in Engineering Progra

DukeREP is a 7-week summer research program for rising juniors and seniors. This year it will be held virtually. Students will learn about research concepts and remotely engage in experiments. 

Program Goals: 

• Gain exposure to academic research  

• Learn experimental design and data analysis  

• Explore careers in science and engineering  

• Prepare for college applications 

Program Information:  

• Program Dates: June 14th, 2021 to July 30th, 2021  

• Students will participate weekdays from 9 am to 2 pm  

• No cost to apply or attend  

• Students will compose a final research report and presentation  

• Students will workshop their college essays and resume  

• Students will attend talks by professors and graduate students 

Application Information: Apply at: sites.duke.edu/dukeREP 

• Application opens: January 25th, 2021  

• Application deadline: March 25th, 2021  

• Decision notification: Mid-April 

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A current list of NCworks Hot Job Vacancies and summer program opportunities will be posted on the Canvas Announcement page.

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UNC-Chapel Hill is offering a paid opportunity for Summer of 2021 with the Internship in Science and Health Training and Research (ISHTaR) for students interested in working with research teams with the Department of Emergency Medicine, shadowing physicians and nurses across the hospital, as well as shadowing EMS providers.  This opportunity is currently a virtual internship.  If you are interested, please contact Mrs. Settle for application information.  Applications are due by March 12, 2021.

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Students, we want to recognize you!!! We know you’re doing some incredible things outside of school, so let us give you the shout out you deserve. Send an email to scs.maindesk@dpsnc.net and tell us what aMazing things you’re doing out there!

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The NC School of Science and Math has posted its open enrollment course offerings for 2021-22.  These classes are free and virtual classes.  Note that AP Macroeconomics and AP Microeconomics will be offered asynchronously.  All other courses are synchronous.  For more information visit https://www.ncssm.edu/openenrollment or reach out to Camilla Brothers camilla.brothers@ncssm.edu

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Daily Announcements–Tuesday, February 23, 2021

The Durham Bulls announced this week that there will be a 2021 Durham Bulls Baseball season. Due to COVID-19, we will not be holding an open house however are now accepting online applications.

The Durham Bulls Explorer Post 50 is a co-ed unpaid internship program that offers students, ages 14-20, a unique and invaluable opportunity to gain exceptional experience in the field of television broadcasting. Durham Bulls Explorer Post 50 is supported and sponsored by the Durham Bulls, Fox 50, and Capitol Broadcasting Company. Now in our 23rd season of broadcasting, Post 50 provides the live broadcast of the Durham Bulls games on MeTV, MiLB.com as well as within the ballpark. We also provide highlights for FOX 50 and WRAL newscasts.

Applications are now being accepted for the 2021 Durham Bulls season.  If you have students interested in being a part of the TV Crew, please have them complete the 2021 Online ApplicationApplications are due by Sunday, Feb. 28th, 2021, and must be completed to be considered for membership. We will be limiting the crew to 70 members.

Phone Interviews – Required for all applicants, new and returning members.  Interviews will be scheduled via email at a later date.

Training Sessions – Required to attend one training session.  More details will be sent before the start of the 2021 baseball season.

Acceptance into the program – Notifications will be sent in late March.

Regular baseball season runs from Apr. 6 – Sept. 12, 2021.

To learn more about Durham Bulls Explorer Post 50 Program, click here.

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DUKE UNIVERSITY NEUROSCIENCE EXPERIENCE FOR RISING JUNIORS AND SENIORS
The Duke University Neuroscience Experience (DUNE) is an 8-week summer research program for rising high school juniors and seniors in the Research Triangle area. Our mission is to make science more accessible to outstanding students from a broad range of backgrounds and experiences to foster a dynamic and creative scientific community. Students will be matched with participating labs based on research interests and will have an opportunity to participate in real, ongoing research under the mentorship of volunteer graduate students and/or postdoctoral fellows within the Neurobiology and Psychology & Neuroscience departments. In addition to research experience students will also participate in professional development activities including college advising, scientific communication workshops, and career sessions. The program is a full-time commitment and will come with a $2460 stipend. In addition, since we will be completely virtual this year we will be providing each student with a computer to facilitate participation. Applications will be accepted through 3/26/21. Additional information including application details can be found on our website at https://dibs.duke.edu/dune . If you have any further questions email  at duneprogram@duke.edu.

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                                ALPHA THETA CHAPTER

ETA PHI BETA SORORITY, INC., DURHAM, NC

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Criteria for Scholarship 

For Students with Special Needs

 Submit documentation indicating enrollment and/or acceptance in an accredited college, university or post-secondary career school.

1.            Submit two (2) sealed letters of recommendation:  one must be from the school on letterhead and signed by a teacher, counselor, principal, advisor, or department chair.

2.            Submit signed documentation from the leader of the organization/program verifying community service/volunteer service.

3.            Submit signed documentation from the leader indicating participation in extracurricular activities such as drama, sports, etc.

4.            Submit the signed parental consent form verifying the presence of an intellectual or learning disability.  

5.            Submit a typed paragraph (200-250 words) regarding future educational goals and objectives and how this scholarship will help to support those goals.

6.            Submit official transcript with school seal verifying at least an unweighted GPA of 2.5.

7.            Submit documents verifying memberships, activities, and honors.

8.            Submit a 3×5 inch photo which may be used for Sorority and media publications.

9.            Submit completed application packet to the local chapter before April 30, 2021

10.         Local chapter submit completed application packets by April 30, 2021 to:

Marilyn Cash , Scholarship Committee Chair

Alpha Theta Chapter

PO Box 11992

Durham, NC 27703

919-213-6038 Google Voice

**Please find all information that you need to apply on Ms. Settle’s website!

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 Take a moment and learn aboutCarolina’s signature summer programs,Project Uplift and Uplift PLUS.These enrichment programs enablehigh-achieving, current high school juniors to experiencecollege life on the Carolina campus.

·       The application for Project Uplift: https://go.unc.edu/ProjectUplift is due by March 1 at 11:59pm EST. 

·       There is not a separate application for Uplift PLUS; students can indicate your interest by answering additional essay questions on their Project Uplift Application.

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DPSF YOUTH ADVISORY COUNCIL OPENINGS

The Durham Public Schools Foundation (DPSF) is excited to announce open recruitment for the DPSF Youth Advisory Council. All DPS students grades 8th through 12th grades are eligible to apply. The Youth Advisory council will give students experience to develop their leadership and learn about how to impact change in their schools and communities. Students who participate in the council will receive a $200 stipend for their time. Activities will remain virtual during the COVID-19 pandemic. The DPSF Youth Advisory Council has the following goals for this calendar year:

1) Plan and execute the second annual Durham Youth Equity Summit

2) Build a Youth to Youth COVID Support Program

3) Advocate for increased youth leadership and engagement in Durham Public Schools

We need your help in nominating students who would benefit from this opportunity, so please share the application widely. The application is due Monday, March 1st. Please contact Alyzia McAlmon with any questions you may have while completing this application (alyzia@bullcityschools.org).

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 For our final week of celebration of Black History Month, Rapper and International Recording Artist J. GUNN will be our guest.  Joshua Gunn is a Durham native and graduate of DPS.  J. GUNN has travelled and performed all over the world.  He will join us on Wellness Wednesday to discuss the ways that his creativity has helped him to achieve multiple goals in many fields; not just music.  Gryphons, J. GUNN wants you to know the importance of believing in yourself.  Check your calendars now and plan to join us at 10:00 on Wednesday and learn how you too can be a history maker.

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Black History Month Spotlight

Alexander Miles

Before Alexander Miles invented a system for elevator doors to open and close automatically, it was up to people—either the riders themselves or an operator—to make sure the car and shaft doors were secure. And guess what? People would forget, and accidents ensued.

Miles saw the potential for danger when riding in an elevator with his young daughter, so he devised a system wherein an elevator’s doors could open and close on their own, eliminating the hazard of human error. His design made it so the cage of the elevator car would trigger a mechanism that would close the door to the shaft on its own.

And, after moving to Chicago in 1899, he founded The United Brotherhood, a life insurance company that catered to an African-American population that wasn’t always guaranteed coverage by other companies in the market.

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Daily Announcements–Friday, February 19, 2021

                                ALPHA THETA CHAPTER

ETA PHI BETA SORORITY, INC., DURHAM, NC

Criteria for Scholarship 

For Students with Special Needs

 Submit documentation indicating enrollment and/or acceptance in an accredited college, university or post-secondary career school.

  1. Submit two (2) sealed letters of recommendation:  one must be from the school on letterhead and signed by a teacher, counselor, principal, advisor, or department chair.
  2. Submit signed documentation from the leader of the organization/program verifying community service/volunteer service.
  3. Submit signed documentation from the leader indicating participation in extracurricular activities such as drama, sports, etc.
  4. Submit the signed parental consent form verifying the presence of an intellectual or learning disability.  
  5. Submit a typed paragraph (200-250 words) regarding future educational goals and objectives and how this scholarship will help to support those goals.
  6. Submit official transcript with school seal verifying at least an unweighted GPA of 2.5.
  7. Submit documents verifying memberships, activities, and honors.
  8. Submit a 3×5 inch photo which may be used for Sorority and media publications.
  9. Submit completed application packet to the local chapter before April 30, 2021
  10. Local chapter submit completed application packets by April 30, 2021 to:

Marilyn Cash , Scholarship Committee Chair

Alpha Theta Chapter

PO Box 11992

Durham, NC 27703

919-213-6038 Google Voice

**Please find all information that you need to apply on Ms. Settle’s website!

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The NC School of Science and Math has posted its open enrollment course offerings for 2021-22.  These classes are free and virtual classes.  Note that AP Macroeconomics and AP Microeconomics will be offered asynchronously.  All other courses are synchronous.  For more information visit https://www.ncssm.edu/openenrollment or reach out to Camilla Brothers camilla.brothers@ncssm.edu

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 Take a moment and learn aboutCarolina’s signature summer programs,Project Uplift and Uplift PLUS.These enrichment programs enablehigh-achieving, current high school juniors to experiencecollege life on the Carolina campus.

  • The application for Project Uplift: https://go.unc.edu/ProjectUplift is due by March 1 at 11:59pm EST. 
  • There is not a separate application for Uplift PLUS; students can indicate your interest by answering additional essay questions on their Project Uplift Application.

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HackED 2021 PRESENTED BY AUDACITY LABS AND REV 
Please invite your students  to join Audacity Labs and Rev for a no-coding hackathon full of problem-solving, community, and fun! Students may register ASAP using this link: https://al-hack-ed.devpost.com/  Questions should be addressed to Quinci King <quinci@audacitylabs.org

  • What: A free, virtual, no-code, ideation hackathon presented by Audacity Labs and Rev, in which students can generate a meaningful and innovative idea, learn from industry experts, and develop a concise pitch to present their solution.  Over the course of the two-day event, students will be provided a framework to leverage artificial intelligence technologies– utilizing Honeycode– to solve a problem within the Education sector. Students will work in teams to develop their solution and submit a proposal.
  • Who: North Carolina High School Students 
  • When: February 12-14, 2021 | 5 pm Est Start
  • Where: Virtual! 
  • Why:  Each participant receives a $10 Amazon gift card,  a Google Cardboard Headset and free food just for registering and participating! For each student you (a student) refer, you will earn an additional $5 of Amazon gift cards. Prizes include $1000 (first place), $500 (second place), $250 (third place). The top 5 teams will be invited to join Rev Accelerator for continued venture support.

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 DPSF YOUTH ADVISORY COUNCIL OPENINGS

The Durham Public Schools Foundation (DPSF) is excited to announce open recruitment for the DPSF Youth Advisory Council. All DPS students grades 8th through 12th grades are eligible to apply. The Youth Advisory council will give students experience to develop their leadership and learn about how to impact change in their schools and communities. Students who participate in the council will receive a $200 stipend for their time. Activities will remain virtual during the COVID-19 pandemic. The DPSF Youth Advisory Council has the following goals for this calendar year:

1) Plan and execute the second annual Durham Youth Equity Summit

2) Build a Youth to Youth COVID Support Program

3) Advocate for increased youth leadership and engagement in Durham Public Schools

We need your help in nominating students who would benefit from this opportunity, so please share the application widely. The application is due Monday, March 1st. Please contact Alyzia McAlmon with any questions you may have while completing this application (alyzia@bullcityschools.org).

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College Acceptances!!!

Camille Neal-Livingston College

Seanna Gamblin-UNCG

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Black History Month Spotlight

Dr. Shirley Jackson

Jackson is currently the president of the prestigious Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. 

She is a theoretical physicist and held senior leadership positions in academia, government, industry, and research.

She has a B.S. in Physics and a Ph.D. in Theoretical Elementary Particle Physics, both from MIT.

She is the first African American woman to receive a doctorate from MIT, and the first African American woman to serve as president at a top-ranked research university.

Jackson pioneered the technology that gave way to the Call Waiting and Caller ID phone features, the portable fax machine, and the touch tone telephone.

https://bit.ly/3rcsUxJ

 ONGOING OPPORTUNITIES 

The Eta Beta Zeta Chapter of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. in Durham North Carolina presents its Annual Scholarship.  Please distribute this scholarship opportunity to graduating seniors.  Awards range from $500-$1,000.  Apply at:  https://forms.gle/w56Yc175GpAqkzgc9

Please complete the online application (link above) AND submit the following additional documents to scholarships@zphibdurhamnc.org no later than March 26, 2021.

• Applicants are required to submit a high school transcript.
• Applicants are required to submit two letters of recommendation.
• Applicants are required to submit an essay (instructions are below).  

Essay instructions:  Applicants are required to submit a typed narrative essay explaining “why are you deserving of this scholarship and how will this scholarship assist you in achieving your goals.”  The essay is an important part of the selection process. Essay must be double-spaced, 12 point, Times New Roman font, 1 page maximum, and one-inch margin on all sides. 

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Duke Research in Engineering Progra

DukeREP is a 7-week summer research program for rising juniors and seniors. This year it will be held virtually. Students will learn about research concepts and remotely engage in experiments. 

Program Goals: 

• Gain exposure to academic research  

• Learn experimental design and data analysis  

• Explore careers in science and engineering  

• Prepare for college applications 

Program Information:  

• Program Dates: June 14th, 2021 to July 30th, 2021  

• Students will participate weekdays from 9 am to 2 pm  

• No cost to apply or attend  

• Students will compose a final research report and presentation  

• Students will workshop their college essays and resume  

• Students will attend talks by professors and graduate students 

Application Information: Apply at: sites.duke.edu/dukeREP 

• Application opens: January 25th, 2021  

• Application deadline: March 25th, 2021  

• Decision notification: Mid-April 

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A current list of NCworks Hot Job Vacancies and summer program opportunities will be posted on the Canvas Announcement page.

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UNC-Chapel Hill is offering a paid opportunity for Summer of 2021 with the Internship in Science and Health Training and Research (ISHTaR) for students interested in working with research teams with the Department of Emergency Medicine, shadowing physicians and nurses across the hospital, as well as shadowing EMS providers.  This opportunity is currently a virtual internship.  If you are interested, please contact Mrs. Settle for application information.  Applications are due by March 12, 2021.

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Students, we want to recognize you!!! We know you’re doing some incredible things outside of school, so let us give you the shout out you deserve. Send an email to scs.maindesk@dpsnc.net and tell us what aMazing things you’re doing out there!

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Daily Announcements–Tuesday, February 16, 2021

 
Catawba College will have a virtual visit on Wednesday, February 17th at 11am.
  This session is open to all high school students.  We are encouraging seniors to participate so they can learn more about the Catawba Promise Opportunity Scholarship. All seniors that complete an application (www.catawba.edu/apply) and apply for FAFSA could qualify. This scholarship would be an addition to any other grants, scholarships, or aid.

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The NC School of Science and Math has posted its open enrollment course offerings for 2021-22.  These classes are free and virtual classes.  Note that AP Macroeconomics and AP Microeconomics will be offered asynchronously.  All other courses are synchronous.  For more information visit https://www.ncssm.edu/openenrollment or reach out to Camilla Brothers camilla.brothers@ncssm.edu

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SCS Gryphons please plan to join us this Wednesday at 10:00 during our Community Circle for a BLACK HISTORY LIVING MUSEUM.  Your classmates will share stories about legendary African Americans who have made historic contributions to our lives today.

You will not want to miss this opportunity to see history come alive.

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HackED 2021 PRESENTED BY AUDACITY LABS AND REV 
Please invite your students  to join Audacity Labs and Rev for a no-coding hackathon full of problem-solving, community, and fun! Students may register ASAP using this link: https://al-hack-ed.devpost.com/  Questions should be addressed to Quinci King <quinci@audacitylabs.org

  • What: A free, virtual, no-code, ideation hackathon presented by Audacity Labs and Rev, in which students can generate a meaningful and innovative idea, learn from industry experts, and develop a concise pitch to present their solution.  Over the course of the two-day event, students will be provided a framework to leverage artificial intelligence technologies– utilizing Honeycode– to solve a problem within the Education sector. Students will work in teams to develop their solution and submit a proposal.
  • Who: North Carolina High School Students 
  • When: February 12-14, 2021 | 5 pm Est Start
  • Where: Virtual! 
  • Why:  Each participant receives a $10 Amazon gift card,  a Google Cardboard Headset and free food just for registering and participating! For each student you (a student) refer, you will earn an additional $5 of Amazon gift cards. Prizes include $1000 (first place), $500 (second place), $250 (third place). The top 5 teams will be invited to join Rev Accelerator for continued venture support.

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 DPSF YOUTH ADVISORY COUNCIL OPENINGS

The Durham Public Schools Foundation (DPSF) is excited to announce open recruitment for the DPSF Youth Advisory Council. All DPS students grades 8th through 12th grades are eligible to apply. The Youth Advisory council will give students experience to develop their leadership and learn about how to impact change in their schools and communities. Students who participate in the council will receive a $200 stipend for their time. Activities will remain virtual during the COVID-19 pandemic. The DPSF Youth Advisory Council has the following goals for this calendar year:

1) Plan and execute the second annual Durham Youth Equity Summit

2) Build a Youth to Youth COVID Support Program

3) Advocate for increased youth leadership and engagement in Durham Public Schools

We need your help in nominating students who would benefit from this opportunity, so please share the application widely. The application is due Monday, March 1st. Please contact Alyzia McAlmon with any questions you may have while completing this application (alyzia@bullcityschools.org).

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College Acceptances!!!

Camille Neal-Livingston College

Seanna Gamblin-UNCG

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Black History Month Spotlight

Dr. James West

In 1960, while working at Bell Laboratories, Dr. West teamed up with fellow scientist Gerhard M. Sessler to develop an inexpensive, highly sensitive, compact microphone. In 1962, they finished development on the product, which relied on their invention of electret transducers. By 1968, the electret microphone was in mass production. West’s and Sessler’s invention became the industry standard, and today, 90 percent of all contemporary microphones — including the ones found in telephones, tape recorders, camcorders, baby monitors and hearing aids — use their technology.

Please join us in welcoming National Inventors Hall of Fame inductee, Dr. James West, to our school TODAY to speak with our students! We’ll disc

https://www.biography.com/inventor/james-west

 ONGOING OPPORTUNITIES 

The Eta Beta Zeta Chapter of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. in Durham North Carolina presents its Annual Scholarship.  Please distribute this scholarship opportunity to graduating seniors.  Awards range from $500-$1,000.  Apply at:  https://forms.gle/w56Yc175GpAqkzgc9

Please complete the online application (link above) AND submit the following additional documents to scholarships@zphibdurhamnc.org no later than March 26, 2021.

• Applicants are required to submit a high school transcript.
• Applicants are required to submit two letters of recommendation.
• Applicants are required to submit an essay (instructions are below).  

Essay instructions:  Applicants are required to submit a typed narrative essay explaining “why are you deserving of this scholarship and how will this scholarship assist you in achieving your goals.”  The essay is an important part of the selection process. Essay must be double-spaced, 12 point, Times New Roman font, 1 page maximum, and one-inch margin on all sides. 

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10th and 11th grade students our Durham Tech Liaison will hold Career and College Promise Program (CCP) information sessions starting this February.  The dates are listed below along with the registration link.  This information and more can be found on Mrs. Settle’s website under the Applying to College tab.  

*Wednesday February 17th from 1:00pm to 2:30pm

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Duke Research in Engineering Progra

DukeREP is a 7-week summer research program for rising juniors and seniors. This year it will be held virtually. Students will learn about research concepts and remotely engage in experiments. 

Program Goals: 

• Gain exposure to academic research  

• Learn experimental design and data analysis  

• Explore careers in science and engineering  

• Prepare for college applications 

Program Information:  

• Program Dates: June 14th, 2021 to July 30th, 2021  

• Students will participate weekdays from 9 am to 2 pm  

• No cost to apply or attend  

• Students will compose a final research report and presentation  

• Students will workshop their college essays and resume  

• Students will attend talks by professors and graduate students 

Application Information: Apply at: sites.duke.edu/dukeREP 

• Application opens: January 25th, 2021  

• Application deadline: March 25th, 2021  

• Decision notification: Mid-April 

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A current list of NCworks Hot Job Vacancies and summer program opportunities will be posted on the Canvas Announcement page.

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UNC-Chapel Hill is offering a paid opportunity for Summer of 2021 with the Internship in Science and Health Training and Research (ISHTaR) for students interested in working with research teams with the Department of Emergency Medicine, shadowing physicians and nurses across the hospital, as well as shadowing EMS providers.  This opportunity is currently a virtual internship.  If you are interested, please contact Mrs. Settle for application information.  Applications are due by March 12, 2021.

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Students, we want to recognize you!!! We know you’re doing some incredible things outside of school, so let us give you the shout out you deserve. Send an email to scs.maindesk@dpsnc.net and tell us what aMazing things you’re doing out there!

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Weekly Message–February 15-19, 2021

Good Evening SCS Families. This is Ms. Price with your Weekly Message for the week of February 15. 

Tomorrow, Monday, February 15 is a Teacher Workday and a Remote Learning Day for students. Teachers may have left assignments for students in CANVAS. Students have been instructed to check CANVAS for all classes. Synchronous classes in Zoom will resume on Tuesday. 

All High School Students in grades 9– 12 please complete the High School Fee Waiver form. This is located in global announcements within Canvas.

Progress Reports will be available in PowerSchool February 22. Please ensure that you have communicated with your teachers and let us know if you have any questions regarding your assignments and/or grades. 

Gryphons, we continue our celebration of Black History Month and hope that you have found some events to enjoy. Remember to keep an eye on our SCS calendar for Zoom links to lectures, tours and exhibits that will enlighten you about some new facts and events. This calendar will be updated all month, so don’t miss out. Many of these events are accessible to the public and are held during the evenings, so we hope that you will enjoy these with your families. 

We are still collecting funds for one of our students and his family who lost all of their belongings in a devastating house fire. We would like to support them during this difficult time. The GoFundMe account is listed in this message email, my blog and social media.  https://gofund.me/93fe36f5

If you would prefer to donate directly to the school, please contact me and I will ensure that the funds get to the family. Thank you in advance for your support. 

Please be sure to join us for our General PTSA meeting Thursday, February 18 at 6:30 p.m. We will post the Zoom Link in the Global Announcements in Canvas. 

Have a good evening from all of us at SCS where we practice the 4 C’s – Creativity, Communication, Collaboration, and Community.

Daily Announcements–Friday, February 12, 2021

Monday, February 15 is a Teacher Workday and Remote Learning Day. Students, check Canvas for any assignments that your teachers have left for you. 

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Durham Participatory Budgeting Office Seeks Your Input:

Participatory Budgeting (PB) Durham seeks your input on how to spend $1 million on grants for Durham-based nonprofit / community organizations serving communities affected by #COVID19. The survey is now available until February 14th inEnglish and Spanish to rank your funding priority areas! IMPORTANT: At the bottom of the survey, we ask that all students use the same email address (student@dpsnc.net) to allow the PB office to separate DPS student responses from the remainder of the community.

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Catawba College will have a virtual visit on Wednesday, February 17th at 11am.
  This session is open to all high school students.  We are encouraging seniors to participate so they can learn more about the Catawba Promise Opportunity Scholarship. All seniors that complete an application (www.catawba.edu/apply) and apply for FAFSA could qualify. This scholarship would be an addition to any other grants, scholarships, or aid.

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Affordable Student Housing in Durham for graduating seniors who plan to attend Durham Tech, NCCU, Duke

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 The Eta Beta Zeta Chapter of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. in Durham North Carolina presents its Annual Scholarship.  Please distribute this scholarship opportunity to graduating seniors.  Awards range from $500-$1,000.  Apply at:  https://forms.gle/w56Yc175GpAqkzgc9

Please complete the online application (link above) AND submit the following additional documents to scholarships@zphibdurhamnc.org no later than March 26, 2021.

• Applicants are required to submit a high school transcript.
• Applicants are required to submit two letters of recommendation.
• Applicants are required to submit an essay (instructions are below).  

Essay instructions:  Applicants are required to submit a typed narrative essay explaining “why are you deserving of this scholarship and how will this scholarship assist you in achieving your goals.”  The essay is an important part of the selection process. Essay must be double-spaced, 12 point, Times New Roman font, 1 page maximum, and one-inch margin on all sides. 

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Did you miss picking up your school supply pack and science kit last Saturday??? No worries…we’re doing it again! Saturday, February 13, 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. Stop by to see us in the front carpool parking lot!

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As we continue to celebrate Black History Month, let us consider the history made by inventors.  JAMES WEST is just one of the American inventors who have made life easier for everyone.  He holds over 250 foreign and U.S. patents for the production and design of microphones; including the ones found in our cellphones, laptops, baby monitors and hearing aids.  As a young boy he was always interested in how things worked.  That curiosity led him to study and work in laboratories to contribute to many innovations in the way we communicate.

Next Tuesday starting at 10:45 a.m. during 4th  period, please plan to welcome DR. JAMES WEST to SCS and be inspired by the knowledge of his inventions.

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Black History Month Spotlight

Marie Van Brittan Brown

Did you know that the first home security system was invented by a Black nurse? Although she was a full-time nurse, she recognized the security threats to her home and devised a system that would alert her of strangers at her door and contact relevant authorities as quickly as possible.

Her original invention consisted of peepholes, a camera, monitors, and a two-way microphone. The finishing touch was an alarm button that, when pressed, would immediately contact the police. Her patent laid the groundwork for the modern closed-circuit television system that is widely used for surveillance, home security systems, push-button alarm triggers, crime prevention, and traffic monitoring.

https://bit.ly/2MbRP61

 ONGOING OPPORTUNITIES 

The American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) has joined with The American Chemistry Council (ACC), The Chemours Company and HBCU Week Foundation to establish the chemical industry’s first collaborative equity, diversity and inclusion initiative aimed at creating pathways for more underrepresented groups to enter and succeed in the chemical industry.

The FOSSI offers 4-year scholarships of 10K per year and will provide internship opportunities, facilitate mentoring and leadership training. With a first-year goal of funding 150 scholars, this is an opportunity not to be missed!

The application process closes on February 15th.

For more information and to apply for a FOSSI Scholarship, please go to www.AIChE.org/FOSSI or www.HBCUWeek.org.  

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10th and 11th grade students our Durham Tech Liaison will hold Career and College Promise Program (CCP) information sessions starting this February.  The dates are listed below along with the registration link.  This information and more can be found on Mrs. Settle’s website under the Applying to College tab.  

*Friday February 12th from 11:00am to 12:30pm

*Saturday February 13th from 1:00pm to 3:00pm

*Wednesday February 17th from 1:00pm to 2:30pm

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Duke Research in Engineering Progra

DukeREP is a 7-week summer research program for rising juniors and seniors. This year it will be held virtually. Students will learn about research concepts and remotely engage in experiments. 

Program Goals: 

• Gain exposure to academic research  

• Learn experimental design and data analysis  

• Explore careers in science and engineering  

• Prepare for college applications 

Program Information:  

• Program Dates: June 14th, 2021 to July 30th, 2021  

• Students will participate weekdays from 9 am to 2 pm  

• No cost to apply or attend  

• Students will compose a final research report and presentation  

• Students will workshop their college essays and resume  

• Students will attend talks by professors and graduate students 

Application Information: Apply at: sites.duke.edu/dukeREP 

• Application opens: January 25th, 2021  

• Application deadline: March 25th, 2021  

• Decision notification: Mid-April 

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A current list of NCworks Hot Job Vacancies and summer program opportunities will be posted on the Canvas Announcement page.

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UNC-Chapel Hill is offering a paid opportunity for Summer of 2021 with the Internship in Science and Health Training and Research (ISHTaR) for students interested in working with research teams with the Department of Emergency Medicine, shadowing physicians and nurses across the hospital, as well as shadowing EMS providers.  This opportunity is currently a virtual internship.  If you are interested, please contact Mrs. Settle for application information.  Applications are due by March 12, 2021.

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College Board is hosting our first-ever series of virtual college fairs called BigFuture™ Days. Sophomores and juniors can sign up for a chance to connect directly with college admissions representatives and current college students. They’ll have a chance to explore colleges in a way that’s not overwhelming, ask questions about topics they want to learn about, and take action on key college planning steps. Please register at cb.org/bigfuturedays.  You can find the dates on Mrs. Settle’s website.

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Assistance League of the Triangle Area gives scholarships ranging from $1000-$7,000, toward tuition to both 4-year universities and community colleges in North Carolina, and students can reapply each year that they are enrolled.  Here is a link to the guidelines:

And here is a link to the scholarship page on our website that has the application.

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The Career Technical Education Department is recruiting juniors and seniors to apply for the Scholars-At-Work program by February 12. Eligible students will be placed on a first-come, first-serve basis. Interested students need to  apply as soon as possible. They will receive a $50 stipend.  The attached flyer will provide key details.

Scholars-At-Work 2021

March 29-31

This year’s Scholars-At-Work program is a virtual workplace experience during the first three days of traditional Spring Break. Groups of students are matched to local companies and take part in career exploration activities such as work simulations, discussions with industry professionals, virtual tours, and a group project. This is a great way to explore careers and build your professional resume! The daily schedule is from 10am-3pm. Students who successfully complete the program will receive a $50 stipend.

To be eligible, students must:

  • Be a junior or senior
  • Attend a school operating on the traditional calendar (with Spring Break the week of March 29)
  • Be legally authorized to work in the United States

Apply by February 12 at [bit.ly/scholarsatwork2021]bit.ly/scholarsatwork2021. Students will be placed on a first-come, first-serve basis, so apply right away!

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Students, we want to recognize you!!! We know you’re doing some incredible things outside of school, so let us give you the shout out you deserve. Send an email to scs.maindesk@dpsnc.net and tell us what aMazing things you’re doing out there!

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