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”


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.


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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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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