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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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



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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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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