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

https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=VZNUEsbgN0KzqdNHfaRTePU5SwfxG7FNhgAEnBCaouhUMVUyTkFSWTRXWkFTOEU3VEc1U1RJUVQxUi4u

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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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