Daily Announcements–Thursday, February 11, 2021

Girls, are you looking for a safe space to share your thoughts, build confidence, learn new skills and create friendships?  If so, join us for Girl Talk TODAY at 3:00pm.    See the Clubs Canvas page for the Zoom link.  Contact Ms. Bridges if you have any questions or need additional information.  

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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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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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 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 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

Dr. Henry Thomas Sampson Jr. 

Dr. Sampson is the first Black person to earn a Ph.D. in Nuclear Engineering.

On July 6, 1971, Sampson was awarded a patent with George H. Miley for the invention of the gamma-electric cell, a direct-conversion energy device that converts the energy generated from the radiation of high-energy gamma rays into electricity.

Other patents include a binder system for rocket propellants and explosives and a case-bonding system for cast-composite rocket propellants, both related to the manufacturing and production of solid-propellant rocket motors.





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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