DAILY ANNOUNCEMENTS — Thursday, April 8, 2021

FAFSA Drive-In events are happening around the state April 10, 17, and 24. Encourage seniors and their families to get FAFSA help. In addition to in-person events at 17 locations, there will be virtual FAFSA assistance statewide on those days. More information and a map of locations here (or from CFNC.org, search FAFSA Drive-In). Scroll down to see the list of sites. Not all locations are represented on the graphic.

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The bus attestation form is no longer needed. We’ll take your form if you already have it filled out, but you do not need to bring it in any longer.

If you need your bus information, please see Ms. Price at lunch today.

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Hooks for the bathroom are not here yet. So we need you to monitor the restroom on your own without using the wristband system for right now. We’ll be in the halls to check-in and assist you.

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SCHOLARS-AT-WORK SUMMER EDITION (JUNE 14-18)

Introducing the first year of Scholars-At-Work Summer Edition. Applications are due by April 16th for high school juniors and seniors. Groups of students are matched to companies for a five-day immersion experience and they receive a $100 stipend. More information and application available at bit.ly/flyersawsummer2021 or contact Ondrea Austin, Lead Workforce Development Coordinator with questions.

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Storytellers and filmmakers ages 13-19: submit short films that educate and inspire action on important issues in your world. Winners of the competition will win a 5G phone and be celebrated at an AT&T Youth Voices Collective event at Tribeca Film Festival!   The mission: Create a 1-3 minute short film using a mobile device (think smartphones, tablets and drones) on one of the following themes:   1. Climate Change 2. Social Justice 3. Digital Divide   Think about how these issues affect you and your geographic, cultural, or social communities. Then use your film to raise your voice – we can’t wait to listen!     Prizes Include: An all-expense paid trip to attend a 4-day AT&T filmmaking program at theTribeca Film Festival in New York in June 2021. While at the festival, you’ll take part in a media-making apprenticeship with Fresh Films and attend film festival events! (The program will follow Covid-19 protocols regarding masking, limited capacities and social distancing.)A new 5G smartphone to support connectivity and creative mobile filmmaking!Top films will be selected for showcase across AT&T networks   SUBMIT BY APRIL 27! More competition details, filmmaking tutorials, and submission form at freshfilms.org/ATT-YouthVoices

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You are invited to participate in a virtual cooking night sponsored by the SCS PTSA on TUESDAY, APRIL 20, 2021 at 6:30 pm!  Each participant will complete 2 recipes as SWEET faces off versus SAVORY.  After completing and tasting both of the recipes – Breakfast Muffin Rounds and Bangin’ Guac Toast – participants will vote on which recipe they preferred.  

DEADLINE EXTENDED: To participate, please complete this RSVP Form by Monday, April 9th.  We will provide ALL ingredients for participants.  Items will be available for pick-up at SCS on Sunday, April 18th from 12:00-4:00 pm or on Monday, April 19th from 5:00-6:00 pm.

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Juniors and seniors are invited to take ASVAB Career Exploration Program (CEP) the assessment on April 19 at 9:30 a.m.  Please see the link below or contact Ms. Bittle for more information.

https://www.asvabprogram.com/student-program

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Emergency Medicine: Diversity in Discipline,
Professions, and Patient Population This week-long experience will allow students to participate in lectures, procedure labs, simulation, and clinical experiences that introduce them to the specialty of Emergency Medicine, its unique scope of practice, combination of professions, and varied patient population. Through these experiences, we will also explore how the specialty of Emergency Medicine addresses healthcare disparities. If you are interested or have further questions, please contact the Course Director, Maglin Halsey-Nichols (maglin_halsey@med.unc.edu). Deadline to submit application: April 16, 2021.
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We are excited to announce that The School for Creative Studies now has another tool to help in your career readiness planning! WWW.GETOPPTI.COM is an online platform that helps students find internship and volunteering opportunities. 

Create an account (using your personal email so nothing gets blocked), and you can start browsing all the opportunities in the Durham area. You also can participate in virtual job opportunities. You will be able to track your hours using this website as well. If you have any questions, just email natashanema@getoppti.com and we’ll be able to sort it out.

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Parents, in order to effectively plan for next school year, we must request all parents complete an intent form for each student in grades 6-11 by April 15th. SCS will operate on the year-round calendar for 21-22 and school will start July 19th. The form is located at: https://tinyurl.com/SCSintentform. Families interested in remote learning for the entire next school year should visit www.dpsnc.net/ignite to learn more about the DPS Ignite Online Academy. 

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 Our in-house registration for the 2021-2022 school year will take place with your counselors  4/20-4/23.  We will create a registration link for students to use and we will meet with different grades on the dates below at 10:15 each day. 

4/20

Rising Seniors 

Rising 8th graders

4/21

Rising Juniors

4/22

Rising Sophomores

Rising 7th graders

4/23

Rising Freshman

 ONGOING OPPORTUNITIES 

2021 Brothers United in Leadership Development (B.U.I.L.D.) Summit 
Overview: 
The Brothers United in Leadership Development (B.U.I.L.D.) Summit is an annual event designed to expose 9th-11th grade high school male students–particularly male students of color–to the diverse role of leaders in a growing global society. The theme for this year’s B.U.I.L.D. Summit is “Vision Reactivated: Building Confidence, Community, and Connections”. Registration for this event is now open and limited to 100 participants. 
Date/Time:  Saturday, April 17, 2021 virtually via Zoom from 10:00 am-2:00pm. 
Learn more: https://ced.ncsu.edu/build-summit/

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021 HireAHelper Skilled Trade & Technology Scholarships
Growing demand and lack of qualified workers in skilled trades like the moving industry means it’s a great time to go back to school and enter these lucrative and fast-growing industries. To help keep up with demand and assist the next generation of professionals, HireAHelper will award a $2,000 scholarship four times a year to eligible students.
Entries are now being accepted for the Winter scholarship, which runs from Saturday, January 16, 2021 – Friday April 16, 2021. https://www.hireahelper.com/about/scholarships/

 Registration is now open for our Virtual College Fair! Sign-up to virtually connect with 200+ colleges and universities from around the country and world for free

Virtual College Fairs

Registration is Open!

High School Students

Monday, April 19th

5pm-8pm

During the Virtual College Fair, you will have the chance to hear from many different colleges. You can choose which colleges you want to hear from by registering for their sessions. You and your family can ask questions of the college representatives throughout the presentations too!

All sessions will be recorded, so please register for ALL college/universities that you have an interest in, even if you can’t make the live session…you’ll have an opportunity to watch the recordings later!

Check out the schedule, list of colleges, and register now!

We are looking forward to sharing this virtual experience with each of you! 

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Please check Global Announcements for information two dual enrollment programs at Durham Tech– Cosmetology Program EMT Program.

 
Cosmetology Transition to Durham Tech Community College.docx

EMT Flyer.pdf

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Seniors are encouraged to apply for the DPS Foundation College Scholarship. The deadline to apply is April 9th.  https://www.bullcityschools.org/college-scholarships

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The application deadlines for high school seniors to apply to two of our guaranteed admissions pathways,  C-STEP to UNC Chapel Hill, and C3 to NC State are upcoming.The deadline for C-STEP is April 1, and the deadline for C3 is rolling until June 1.  These pathways might be good options for students who worry about college costs or fall just below the admissions criteria for entrance straight from high school but are still strong students.   

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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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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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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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Bus Stop Information Service

https://ei.synovia.com/DurhamPublic/Public/LoginPage.aspx

Durham Public – Synovia Welcome to Durham Public Schools Secure Bus Stop Information Service Bienvenido al servicio de información de las paradas de autobuses de las escuelas públicas de … ei.synovia.com

Use this link to get to the online tool to check for bus stop information. There are couple things to note:

  • All student information may not be posted yet and the family should keep trying until Transportation updates.
  • If the tool tells you that there is no stop information available, for morning or afternoon, and directs you to contact the school, please know that we do not have the ability to resolve this matter. You may call us; however, we will only be able to confirm that the initial request for transportation is with the Transportation Department and they should be working to finalize and update the bus stop schedule.
  • At this time, the Transportation Department is working on Cohort B stops. The other Cohort stops will be populated soon.

Daily Announcements–Tuesday, April 6, 2021

DAILY ANNOUNCEMENTS  

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SCHOLARS-AT-WORK SUMMER EDITION (JUNE 14-18)

Introducing the first year of Scholars-At-Work Summer Edition. Applications are due by April 16th for high school juniors and seniors. Groups of students are matched to companies for a five-day immersion experience and they receive a $100 stipend. More information and application available at bit.ly/flyersawsummer2021 or contact Ondrea Austin, Lead Workforce Development Coordinator with questions.

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AT&T Fresh Films

Storytellers and filmmakers ages 13-19: submit short films that educate and inspire action on important issues in your world. Winners of the competition will win a 5G phone and be celebrated at an AT&T Youth Voices Collective event at Tribeca Film Festival!   The mission: Create a 1-3 minute short film using a mobile device (think smartphones, tablets and drones) on one of the following themes:   1. Climate Change 2. Social Justice 3. Digital Divide   Think about how these issues affect you and your geographic, cultural, or social communities. Then use your film to raise your voice – we can’t wait to listen!     Prizes Include: An all-expense paid trip to attend a 4-day AT&T filmmaking program at theTribeca Film Festival in New York in June 2021. While at the festival, you’ll take part in a media-making apprenticeship with Fresh Films and attend film festival events! (The program will follow Covid-19 protocols regarding masking, limited capacities and social distancing.)A new 5G smartphone to support connectivity and creative mobile filmmaking!Top films will be selected for showcase across AT&T networks   SUBMIT BY APRIL 27! More competition details, filmmaking tutorials, and submission form at freshfilms.org/ATT-YouthVoices

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You are invited to participate in a virtual cooking night sponsored by the SCS PTSA on TUESDAY, APRIL 20, 2021 at 6:30 pm!  Each participant will complete 2 recipes as SWEET faces off versus SAVORY.  After completing and tasting both of the recipes – Breakfast Muffin Rounds and Bangin’ Guac Toast – participants will vote on which recipe they preferred.  

To participate, please complete this RSVP Form by Monday, April 5th.  We will provide ALL ingredients for participants.  Items will be available for pick-up at SCS on Sunday, April 18th from 12:00-4:00 pm or on Monday, April 19th from 5:00-6:00 pm.

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Juniors and seniors are invited to take ASVAB Career Exploration Program (CEP) the assessment on April 19 at 9:30 a.m.  Please see the link below or contact Ms. Bittle for more information.

https://www.asvabprogram.com/student-program

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We are excited to announce that The School for Creative Studies now has another tool to help in your career readiness planning! WWW.GETOPPTI.COM is an online platform that helps students find internship and volunteering opportunities. 

Create an account (using your personal email so nothing gets blocked), and you can start browsing all the opportunities in the Durham area. You also can participate in virtual job opportunities. You will be able to track your hours using this website as well. If you have any questions, just email natashanema@getoppti.com and we’ll be able to sort it out.

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Parents, in order to effectively plan for next school year, we must request all parents complete an intent form for each student in grades 6-11 by April 15th. SCS will operate on the year-round calendar for 21-22 and school will start July 19th. The form is located at: https://tinyurl.com/SCSintentform. Families interested in remote learning for the entire next school year should visit www.dpsnc.net/ignite to learn more about the DPS Ignite Online Academy. 

 ONGOING OPPORTUNITIES 

2021 Brothers United in Leadership Development (B.U.I.L.D.) Summit 
Overview: 
The Brothers United in Leadership Development (B.U.I.L.D.) Summit is an annual event designed to expose 9th-11th grade high school male students–particularly male students of color–to the diverse role of leaders in a growing global society. The theme for this year’s B.U.I.L.D. Summit is “Vision Reactivated: Building Confidence, Community, and Connections”. Registration for this event is now open and limited to 100 participants. 
Date/Time:  Saturday, April 17, 2021 virtually via Zoom from 10:00 am-2:00pm. 
Learn more: https://ced.ncsu.edu/build-summit/

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021 HireAHelper Skilled Trade & Technology Scholarships
Growing demand and lack of qualified workers in skilled trades like the moving industry means it’s a great time to go back to school and enter these lucrative and fast-growing industries. To help keep up with demand and assist the next generation of professionals, HireAHelper will award a $2,000 scholarship four times a year to eligible students.
Entries are now being accepted for the Winter scholarship, which runs from Saturday, January 16, 2021 – Friday April 16, 2021. https://www.hireahelper.com/about/scholarships/

 Registration is now open for our Virtual College Fair! Sign-up to virtually connect with 200+ colleges and universities from around the country and world for free

Virtual College Fairs

Registration is Open!

High School Students

Monday, April 19th



5pm-8pm

During the Virtual College Fair, you will have the chance to hear from many different colleges. You can choose which colleges you want to hear from by registering for their sessions. You and your family can ask questions of the college representatives throughout the presentations too!

All sessions will be recorded, so please register for ALL college/universities that you have an interest in, even if you can’t make the live session…you’ll have an opportunity to watch the recordings later!

Check out the schedule, list of colleges, and register now!

We are looking forward to sharing this virtual experience with each of you! 

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Please check Global Announcements for information two dual enrollment programs at Durham Tech– Cosmetology Program EMT Program.

 
Cosmetology Transition to Durham Tech Community College.docx

EMT Flyer.pdf

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Seniors are encouraged to apply for the DPS Foundation College Scholarship. The deadline to apply is April 9th.  https://www.bullcityschools.org/college-scholarships

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The application deadlines for high school seniors to apply to two of our guaranteed admissions pathways,  C-STEP to UNC Chapel Hill, and C3 to NC State are upcoming.The deadline for C-STEP is April 1, and the deadline for C3 is rolling until June 1.  These pathways might be good options for students who worry about college costs or fall just below the admissions criteria for entrance straight from high school but are still strong students.   

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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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                                 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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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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AT&T Youth Voices Collective–Film Competition

Storytellers and filmmakers ages 13-19: submit short films that educate and inspire action on important issues in your world. Winners of the competition will win a 5G phone and be celebrated at an AT&T Youth Voices Collective event at Tribeca Film Festival!   The mission: Create a 1-3 minute short film using a mobile device (think smartphones, tablets and drones) on one of the following themes:   1. Climate Change 2. Social Justice 3. Digital Divide   Think about how these issues affect you and your geographic, cultural, or social communities. Then use your film to raise your voice – we can’t wait to listen!     Prizes Include: An all-expense paid trip to attend a 4-day AT&T filmmaking program at theTribeca Film Festival in New York in June 2021. While at the festival, you’ll take part in a media-making apprenticeship with Fresh Films and attend film festival events! (The program will follow Covid-19 protocols regarding masking, limited capacities and social distancing.)A new 5G smartphone to support connectivity and creative mobile filmmaking!Top films will be selected for showcase across AT&T networks   SUBMIT BY APRIL 27! More competition details, filmmaking tutorials, and submission form at freshfilms.org/ATT-YouthVoices

Weekly Message–March 29-April 2, 2021

Good Evening SCS Families. This is Ms. Price with your Weekly Message for the week of March 29, 2021.

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Dates for Spring Break are March 29–April 2. April 5, 6 and 7 will be asynchronous learning days so teachers can prepare for in-person learning. 

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School Nutrition Services is updating our free meal services and SCS is now a pick-up site.  Meals are now available at no cost for any child up to 18 years old—one breakfast and one lunch, per child, per day. Families may pick up meals at SCS in the front carpool line daily Monday through Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

This will accommodate any students who are in “cohort” session off-site, siblings who are not in school and non-DPS children.  

Parents and guardians of Durham children, learning in the 100% virtual method, may sign up for weekly home meal deliveries through EAT NC. Details are available at eatnorthcarolina.org/dpsschoolmeals.

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Those returning to in-person learning, be on the lookout for a letter with details and instructions for returning to school. Please review this information and let us know if you have any questions prior to your child’s cohort start date. Remember that all students must wear a mask on campus. Bandanas, gaiters and vented masks are not allowed. We will provide masks to students who need them. 

You may also refer to the SCS Re-Opening Gryphon Guide on our website under SCS Quicklinks for additional information. 

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You are invited to participate in a virtual cooking night sponsored by the SCS PTSA on TUESDAY, APRIL 20, 2021 at 6:30 pm!  Each participant will complete 2 recipes as SWEET faces off versus SAVORY.  After completing and tasting both of the recipes – Breakfast Muffin Rounds and Bangin’ Guac Toast – participants will vote on which recipe they preferred.  

To participate, please complete this RSVP Form by Monday, April 5th.  We will provide ALL ingredients for participants.  Items will be available for pick-up at SCS on Sunday, April 18th from 12:00-4:00 pm or on Monday, April 19th from 5:00-6:00 pm.

Here is the link to the cooking night RSVP/survey:  https://forms.gle/xWPniwfxsZTk1LFe8

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

Daily Announcements–Tuesday, March 16, 2021

Monday Kahoot Winners 

1st Place = Avery Pinkett

2nd Place = Coach Gaffney

3rd Place = Israel Ford

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Artificial Institute/AI Summer Session—Opportunity for Students in Grades 9-12 

At Inspirit AI, students participate in live online video sessions where they work in small groups (4:1 student-instructor ratio) with mentors from MIT and Stanford to learn the fundamentals of artificial intelligence, participate in critical discussions about ethical implications, and develop a socially impactful project in domains such as healthcare, media, art and more. Students can apply their diverse interests to trace different strains of COVID-19, identify exoplanets using NASA datasets, prevent the spread of fake news online, conduct algorithmic stock trading, and more. 

Students of all levels (from complete beginners to advanced coders) are invited to apply here by March 31st for our spring or summer sessions.

Link to brochure 

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Students that took the ACT and missed the deadline to select up to four colleges for free, please check the global announcements and  for an updated message from ACT.  The deadline has been extended.

ACT Message

Students did you miss the ACT deadline to select up to four colleges? If yes, please read the message below from ACT.

Since MyACT is a new online process, we realize access challenges may have caused some students to miss the deadline for completing this process, which includes selecting up to four colleges to send their test scores. Therefore, ACT is providing an additional opportunity for students to do so in the form of a voucher code that can be used in MyACT.   

A voucher code is being provided to students participating in State-sponsored testing who have not selected at least one college for automated score reporting. Students who entered at least one college for score reporting are not eligible for a voucher code. The code will be printed in the top righthand corner on page 1 of the student’s paper score report and is redeemable for the one-time purchase of up to four additional score reports at no cost. Additional college choices may be included for a fee for which the student is responsible. All voucher codes will expire, so students should be encouraged to use the code within two weeks of receiving their paper score report. 

Students meeting the voucher code eligibility requirements above must wait until they receive their paper score report to obtain their voucher code and use it in MyACT. For the February 23 test window, students will begin receiving their printed score reports at their home address the week of March 15.  
 
Students who created a MyACT account prior to their test being scored will receive an email from myact@act.org when their scores are posted to their account. They should wait for their paper score report and then follow the instructions outlined on it to redeem their voucher code within MyACT.  
 
Students who have not yet created a MyACT account will need their paper score report containing their ACT ID to create their account. Once you have received your paper score report by mail, you should go to MyACT.org and follow the prompts. For an outline of these steps, refer to the MyACT Quick Start Guide, “Student has ACT scores, but doesn’t yet have an account,” page 4.

If you need assistance related to your paper score reports, finding your scores online, or creating or accessing your MyACT account, please click on the Contact Us link on MyACT.org.  

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Students you are invited to a virtual career expo, which will be held on Wednesday, March 24th from 10am – 2pm. This career expo is focused on production opportunities in Durham. Our goal is to only include positions that pay at least $12.80/hour and offer benefits. 

The registration links are provided below. 

Employer registration URL: https://portal.premiervirtual.com/event/register-company/5969-durham-production-career-expo

Jobseeker registration URL: https://portal.premiervirtual.com/event/register-jobseeker/5969-durham-production-career-expo

Direct any questions to the contact below: 

 JENNIFER FOX                                                                   

BUSINESS SERVICES MANAGER                                            

Durham Workforce Development Board  

durhamworks.org

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Attention Students, 

Time is running out for you to sign up to attend the Career Conversations: Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM)  The session will be held on 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

Business Management & Finance

Wellness Wednesday, March 17th

Students are invited to attend a 9:00 Zoom session on exploring careers in Business Management & Finance.Students will virtually job shadow employees and explore what it’s like to work in the workplace.                            

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

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As a follow up to this Tuesday’s Women’s History Month Panel, Meet the Amazing Women Behind the U.S. EPA’s COVID-19 Research, EPA-RTP’s Community Engagement & STEM Education Program is organizing a session of Career Conversations with high school-aged young women and EPA women researchers and staff on Wednesday, March 17th, 2-3pm. EPA women researchers and staff will speak with students in small groups about their career and educational experience during four 10-minute rotations. Discussions are informal and students will be able to ask lots of questions! The event will take place on MS Teams and the link will be provided upon registration. To register, email Lauren Bamford at Bamford.Lauren@epa.gov. The event is capped at 30 high school students.

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Seniors are encouraged to apply for the DPS Foundation College Scholarship. The deadline to apply is April 9th.  https://www.bullcityschools.org/college-scholarships

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SCS, this week we will be intentional about celebrating Women’s HER-STORY month with a visit from (2) Native American Women who will share their stories.  TONYA HOLY ELK LOCKLEAR and AKINITSISAHN MOCKING BIRD HEDGEPETH are residents of North Carolina with information and inspiration about their heritage. 

See the Zoom Link in CANVAS and plan now to join Community Circle at 10:00 this Wednesday to see, hear and learn about Women’s HER-STORY from the perspective of these Native American women.

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Women’s History Month Spotlight 

AKINITSISAHN MOCKING BIRD HEDGEPETH 

Name Pronunciation – “Akinitsisahn” sounds like “Ah – kin – eats – ee – on” – – – – – 

Descending from the Scott, Faulcon and other families in North Carolina and Virginia, Akinitsisahn Day Hedgepeth is a member of the Saponi Nation of Ohio.  As part of her tribal and intertribal communities, Ms. Hedgepeth is active via council, traditional singing and dancing, language revitalization, activism and culture.  As part of her professional life, Ms. Hedgepeth is a graphic designer and landscaper however her most important role in life is as a mother and wife.  It is her pleasure to share anything she can with anyone willing to hear about her people, who are thriving with vibrance and authenticity.  Ms. Hedgepeth will be joining us tomorrow as one of our guest speakers in our Community Circle.  She, (as well as We), look forward to seeing you there as she will enlighten us “In Footsteps of Dignity.”

 ONGOING OPPORTUNITIES 

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The Kings Program with be host their monthly KINGS CONVERSATION with two special guess Glen Griswold, TV Producer for Court TV, and Comedian Bo P. This is a special treat for our SCS Family because Glen Griswold is Coach Sanders’ father!

March 18th – KINGS Conversations 6:00 pm- 7:00 pm

YouTube Link: bit.ly/3oGeDsp

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The Durham Alumni Chapter has established a scholarship program to assist Durham County High School students who are pursuing a college education at North Carolina A&T State University. This is a $500 /year one-time scholarship for books and fees offered to incoming freshman full time students attending North Carolina A&T State University.

ELIGIBILITY

Applicants to the Durham Chapter Scholarship Program must be-

1. High School Seniors currently enrolled in a Durham County North Carolina High School

2. Applicant /Recipient must register at North Carolina A&T State University as a full time** student.

** Full time student is defined as full time enrollment for the entire upcoming academic year.

3. Applicant must currently have a minimum grade point average of 2.8 (weighted) on a 4.0 scale (or its equivalent).

4. Applicant /Recipient must not be the recipient of a full academic or athletic scholarship to North Carolina A&T State University.

Applications must be postmarked by March 31, 2021 and mailed to:

Durham Chapter

North Carolina A&T State University Scholarship Committee

P.O. Box 23

Durham, NC 27707

Scholarship recipients will be notified by May 1, 2021.

For an application please email TLCBest459@gmail.com 

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The application deadlines for high school seniors to apply to two of our guaranteed admissions pathways,  C-STEP to UNC Chapel Hill, and C3 to NC State are upcoming.The deadline for C-STEP is April 1, and the deadline for C3 is rolling until June 1.  These pathways might be good options for students who worry about college costs or fall just below the admissions criteria for entrance straight from high school but are still strong students.   

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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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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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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–Monday, March 15, 2021

Friday Kahoot Winners 

 1st Place – Alexis Ochoa

2nd Place – Kingston Roberts

3rd Place – Guadalupe C.R.

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Gryphons, this is a reminder about SCS F.I.R.E. during 7th Period Advisory TODAY.  High school students, you will continue to use your meeting link from last week.  Middle school students, report to your 7th Period class to receive further instructions from your teachers.  All students are expected to participate.   Contact Ms. Bridges as soon as possible if you need your Zoom link or have any questions.

We look forward to seeing EVERYONE at 2:10.  

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Invitations were sent to qualified High School students who ended last year with Grade Point Averages of 3.0 or above, for the opportunity to fill out applications to join the National Honor Society.  We are extending the deadline to respond to accommodate those who may not have seen or had difficulty with their email.  Please respond to the invitation no later than Monday, March 15, 2021.  In addition to academics, membership in the National Honor Society is also based on standards of service, leadership, and character, with the opportunity to contribute to group and individual service projects. Congratulations on your academic eligibility and consideration for membership!

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Students that took the ACT and missed the deadline to select up to four colleges for free, please see below for an updated message from ACT.  The deadline has been extended.

ACT Message

Students did you miss the ACT deadline to select up to four colleges? If yes, please read the message below from ACT.

Since MyACT is a new online process, we realize access challenges may have caused some students to miss the deadline for completing this process, which includes selecting up to four colleges to send their test scores. Therefore, ACT is providing an additional opportunity for students to do so in the form of a voucher code that can be used in MyACT.   

A voucher code is being provided to students participating in State-sponsored testing who have not selected at least one college for automated score reporting. Students who entered at least one college for score reporting are not eligible for a voucher code. The code will be printed in the top righthand corner on page 1 of the student’s paper score report and is redeemable for the one-time purchase of up to four additional score reports at no cost. Additional college choices may be included for a fee for which the student is responsible. All voucher codes will expire, so students should be encouraged to use the code within two weeks of receiving their paper score report. 

Students meeting the voucher code eligibility requirements above must wait until they receive their paper score report to obtain their voucher code and use it in MyACT. For the February 23 test window, students will begin receiving their printed score reports at their home address the week of March 15.  
 
Students who created a MyACT account prior to their test being scored will receive an email from myact@act.org when their scores are posted to their account. They should wait for their paper score report and then follow the instructions outlined on it to redeem their voucher code within MyACT.  
 
Students who have not yet created a MyACT account will need their paper score report containing their ACT ID to create their account. Once you have received your paper score report by mail, you should go to MyACT.org and follow the prompts. For an outline of these steps, refer to the MyACT Quick Start Guide, “Student has ACT scores, but doesn’t yet have an account,” page 4.

If you need assistance related to your paper score reports, finding your scores online, or creating or accessing your MyACT account, please click on the Contact Us link on MyACT.org.  

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Students you are invited to a virtual career expo, which will be held on Wednesday, March 24th from 10am – 2pm. This career expo is focused on production opportunities in Durham. Our goal is to only include positions that pay at least $12.80/hour and offer benefits. 

The registration links are provided below. 

Employer registration URL: https://portal.premiervirtual.com/event/register-company/5969-durham-production-career-expo

Jobseeker registration URL: https://portal.premiervirtual.com/event/register-jobseeker/5969-durham-production-career-expo

Direct any questions to the contact below: 

 JENNIFER FOX                                                                   

BUSINESS SERVICES MANAGER                                            

Durham Workforce Development Board  

durhamworks.org

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Attention Students, 

Time is running out for you to sign up to attend the Career Conversations: Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM)  The session will be held on 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

Wellness Wednesday, March 17th

Students are invited to attend a 9:00 Zoom session on exploring careers in Business Management & Finance. Students will virtually job shadow employees and explore what it’s like to work in the workplace.                            

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

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Seniors are encouraged to apply for the DPS Foundation College Scholarship. The deadline to apply is April 9th.  https://www.bullcityschools.org/college-scholarships

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Alright SCS … Let’s do what WE do HERE … at SCS WE THINK AND ACT “OUT OF THE BOX”.  Women’s History Month, or, better yet:                  WOMEN’S HER-STORY MONTH?

All during this month we have showcased the stories and profiles of our SCS women.  On Wednesday, we will hear some original HERSTORY from Native American women, TONYA HOLY ELK LOCKLEAR and AKINITSISAHN MOCKING BIRD HEDGEPETH.  Please see their profiles on CANVAS and Social Media to get a glimpse of the pearls of wisdom they offer.

Plan to join us Wednesday at 10:00 in the spirit of those who began COMMUNITY CIRCLE and be guided by light and love of Native American Women telling HERSTORY.  (see Zoom Link below)

TONYA HOLY ELK LOCKLEAR – “CREATED FOR PURPOSE”

Storytelling with Tonya Holy Elk LocklearThe front porch has long been regarded as the Southern stage for storytelling. This series will feature acclaimed poet, Tonya Elk Locklear who will share…www.facebook.com

AKINITSISAHN MOCKING BIRD HEDGEPETH  –  “IN FOOTSTEPS OF DIGNITY”

COMMUNITY CIRCLE Zoom:  https://dpsnc.zoom.us/j/92976828493?pwd=OE9ycDNuTzNURUJwQTA4WE1iUzZ1QT09

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Women’s History Month Spotlight 

Tonya Holy Elk Locklear is a Native American writer, poet and advocate for literary and cultural arts traveling nationally- conducting poetry workshops.  Her poetry collection entitled “Women of the Red Earth,” was published in 2018 and appeared in the anthology which was co-edited by our very own Community Circle Former Guest Speaker Ms. Jaki Shelton Green.  Ms. Locklear grew up in Southeastern North Carolina with native ties to the Ogala Lakota Sioux of Pine Ridge, South Dakota as well as the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina.  Her writings include stories of life in Southeastern North Carolina and of the struggles of her family on the Indigenous lands of South Dakota.  Please join us this Wednesday at 10:00 AM as we welcome Ms. Locklear to our Community Circle as she will be discussing her topic entitled “Created For Purpose”.

 ONGOING OPPORTUNITIES 

SCS and the PTSA are pursuing grant money for supplies to make outdoor instruction easier and more practical. Please give us some feedback and ideas.

https://forms.gle/oM91F4kE2hDaiwqt7

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The Kings Program with be host their monthly KINGS CONVERSATION with two special guess Glen Griswold, TV Producer for Court TV, and Comedian Bo P. This is a special treat for our SCS Family because Glen Griswold is Coach Sanders’ father!

March 18th – KINGS Conversations 6:00 pm- 7:00 pm

YouTube Link: bit.ly/3oGeDsp

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The Durham Alumni Chapter has established a scholarship program to assist Durham County High School students who are pursuing a college education at North Carolina A&T State University. This is a $500 /year one-time scholarship for books and fees offered to incoming freshman full time students attending North Carolina A&T State University.

ELIGIBILITY

Applicants to the Durham Chapter Scholarship Program must be-

1. High School Seniors currently enrolled in a Durham County North Carolina High School

2. Applicant /Recipient must register at North Carolina A&T State University as a full time** student.

** Full time student is defined as full time enrollment for the entire upcoming academic year.

3. Applicant must currently have a minimum grade point average of 2.8 (weighted) on a 4.0 scale (or its equivalent).

4. Applicant /Recipient must not be the recipient of a full academic or athletic scholarship to North Carolina A&T State University.

Applications must be postmarked by March 31, 2021 and mailed to:

Durham Chapter

North Carolina A&T State University Scholarship Committee

P.O. Box 23

Durham, NC 27707

Scholarship recipients will be notified by May 1, 2021.

For an application please email TLCBest459@gmail.com 

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The application deadlines for high school seniors to apply to two of our guaranteed admissions pathways,  C-STEP to UNC Chapel Hill, and C3 to NC State are upcoming.The deadline for C-STEP is April 1, and the deadline for C3 is rolling until June 1.  These pathways might be good options for students who worry about college costs or fall just below the admissions criteria for entrance straight from high school but are still strong students.   

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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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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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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–Friday, March 12, 2021

Thursday Kahoot Winners

1st Place – Alexis Ochoa

2nd Place – Coach Gaffney

3rd Place – Isaiah Knight

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COLLEGE ACCEPTANCES:  Anthony Yanez- Durham Tech and N.C. A&T State University

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Invitations were sent to qualified High School students who ended last year with Grade Point Averages of 3.0 or above, for the opportunity to fill out applications to join the National Honor Society.  We are extending the deadline to respond by another week, to accommodate those who may not have seen or had difficulty with their email.  Please respond to the invitation no later than next Monday, March 15, 2021.  In addition to academics, membership in the National Honor Society is also based on standards of service, leadership, and character, with the opportunity to contribute to group and individual service projects. Congratulations on your academic eligibility and consideration for membership!

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The Kings Program with be host their monthly KINGS CONVERSATION with two special guess Glen Griswold, TV Producer for Court TV, and Comedian Bo P. This is a special treat for our SCS Family because Glen Griswold is Coach Sanders’ father!

March 18th – KINGS Conversations 6:00 pm- 7:00 pm

YouTube Link: bit.ly/3oGeDsp

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SCS and the PTSA are pursuing grant money for supplies to make outdoor instruction easier and more practical. Please give us some feedback and ideas.

https://forms.gle/oM91F4kE2hDaiwqt7

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Students you are invited to a virtual career expo, which will be held on Wednesday, March 24th from 10am – 2pm. This career expo is focused on production opportunities in Durham. Our goal is to only include positions that pay at least $12.80/hour and offer benefits.

The registration links are provided below.

Employer registration URL: https://portal.premiervirtual.com/event/register-company/5969-durham-production-career-expo

Jobseeker registration URL: https://portal.premiervirtual.com/event/register-jobseeker/5969-durham-production-career-expo

Direct any questions to the contact below:

 JENNIFER FOX                                                                   

BUSINESS SERVICES MANAGER                                            

Durham Workforce Development Board  

durhamworks.org

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Attention Students, 

Time is running out for you to sign up to attend the Career Conversations: Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM)  The session will be held on 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

Wellness Wednesday, March 17th

Students are invited to attend a 9:00 Zoom session on exploring careers in Business Management & Finance. Students will virtually job shadow employees and explore what it’s like to work in the workplace.                           

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

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Seniors are encouraged to apply for the DPS Foundation College Scholarship. The deadline to apply is April 9th.  https://www.bullcityschools.org/college-scholarships

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Alright SCS … Let’s do what WE do HERE … at SCS WE THINK AND ACT “OUT OF THE BOX”.  Women’s History Month, or, better yet:                  WOMEN’S HER-STORY MONTH?

All during this month we have showcased the stories and profiles of our SCS women.  On Wednesday, we will hear some original HERSTORY from Native American women, TONYA HOLY ELK LOCKLEAR and AKINITSISAHN MOCKING BIRD HEDGEPETH.  Please see their profiles on CANVAS and Social Media to get a glimpse of the pearls of wisdom they offer.

Plan to join us Wednesday at 10:00 in the spirit of those who began COMMUNITY CIRCLE and be guided by light and love of Native American Women telling HERSTORY.  (see Zoom Link below)

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TONYA HOLY ELK LOCKLEAR – “CREATED FOR PURPOSE”

Storytelling with Tonya Holy Elk Locklear The front porch has long been regarded as the Southern stage for storytelling. This series will feature acclaimed poet, Tonya Elk Locklear who will share… www.facebook.com

AKINITSISAHN MOCKING BIRD HEDGEPETH  –  “IN FOOTSTEPS OF DIGNITY”

COMMUNITY CIRCLE Zoom:  https://dpsnc.zoom.us/j/92976828493?pwd=OE9ycDNuTzNURUJwQTA4WE1iUzZ1QT09

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Women’s History Month Spotlight

As the first Chinese American movie star, Anna May Wong used her fame to challenge racism and stereotypes in Hollywood. Growing up in Los Angeles, Wong was captivated by the world of Hollywood and spent much of her childhood at the movies and hanging around studios begging directors to give her a role in their movies. In 1922 at 17 years old, Wong earned her first leading role in The Toll of the Sea. Wong was frequently told that she was “too Chinese to play Chinese,” and was often passed over for other actresses. Wong began to speak out against racism and refused to play offensive stereotypical roles, choosing to act exclusively in B-list movies that allowed her the opportunity to play strong Chinese characters. Wong’s legacy paved the way for actresses of color in Hollywood.

 ONGOING OPPORTUNITIES 

The Durham Alumni Chapter has established a scholarship program to assist Durham County High School students who are pursuing a college education at North Carolina A&T State University. This is a $500 /year one-time scholarship for books and fees offered to incoming freshman full time students attending North Carolina A&T State University.

ELIGIBILITY

Applicants to the Durham Chapter Scholarship Program must be-

1. High School Seniors currently enrolled in a Durham County North Carolina High School

2. Applicant /Recipient must register at North Carolina A&T State University as a full time** student.

** Full time student is defined as full time enrollment for the entire upcoming academic year.

3. Applicant must currently have a minimum grade point average of 2.8 (weighted) on a 4.0 scale (or its equivalent).

4. Applicant /Recipient must not be the recipient of a full academic or athletic scholarship to North Carolina A&T State University.

Applications must be postmarked by March 31, 2021 and mailed to:

Durham Chapter

North Carolina A&T State University Scholarship Committee

P.O. Box 23

Durham, NC 27707

Scholarship recipients will be notified by May 1, 2021.

For an application please email TLCBest459@gmail.com 

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The application deadlines for high school seniors to apply to two of our guaranteed admissions pathways,  C-STEP to UNC Chapel Hill, and C3 to NC State are upcoming.The deadline for C-STEP is April 1, and the deadline for C3 is rolling until June 1.  These pathways might be good options for students who worry about college costs or fall just below the admissions criteria for entrance straight from high school but are still strong students.   

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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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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–Thursday, March 11, 2021

DAILY ANNOUNCEMENTS  

Tuesday Kahoot Winners 

 1st Place = Yamzir Ayala

2nd Place = Phasia Terry

3rd Place = Valentina S.

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The Durham Alumni Chapter has established a scholarship program to assist Durham County High School students who are pursuing a college education at North Carolina A&T State University. This is a $500 /year one-time scholarship for books and fees offered to incoming freshman full time students attending North Carolina A&T State University.

ELIGIBILITY

Applicants to the Durham Chapter Scholarship Program must be-

1. High School Seniors currently enrolled in a Durham County North Carolina High School

2. Applicant /Recipient must register at North Carolina A&T State University as a full time** student.

** Full time student is defined as full time enrollment for the entire upcoming academic year.

3. Applicant must currently have a minimum grade point average of 2.8 (weighted) on a 4.0 scale (or its equivalent).

4. Applicant /Recipient must not be the recipient of a full academic or athletic scholarship to North Carolina A&T State University.

Applications must be postmarked by March 31, 2021 and mailed to:

Durham Chapter

North Carolina A&T State University Scholarship Committee

P.O. Box 23

Durham, NC 27707

Scholarship recipients will be notified by May 1, 2021.

For an application please email TLCBest459@gmail.com 

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Invitations were sent to qualified High School students who ended last year with Grade Point Averages of 3.0 or above, for the opportunity to fill out applications to join the National Honor Society.  We are extending the deadline to respond by another week, to accommodate those who may not have seen or had difficulty with their email.  Please respond to the invitation no later than next Monday, March 15, 2021.  In addition to academics, membership in the National Honor Society is also based on standards of service, leadership, and character, with the opportunity to contribute to group and individual service projects. Congratulations on your academic eligibility and consideration for membership!

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The Kings Program with be host their monthly KINGS CONVERSATION with two special guess Glen Griswold, TV Producer for Court TV, and Comedian Bo P. This is a special treat for our SCS Family because Glen Griswold is Coach Sanders’ father!

March 18th – KINGS Conversations 6:00 pm- 7:00 pm

YouTube Link: bit.ly/3oGeDsp

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SCS and the PTSA are pursuing grant money for supplies to make outdoor instruction easier and more practical. Please give us some feedback and ideas.

https://forms.gle/oM91F4kE2hDaiwqt7

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Last weekend, the SCS Science Olympiad competed in the second day of their virtual competition.  Sasha Donaldson won 6th place in his event, Fermi Questions.  He was competing against students from 16 counties from Durham to Winston-Salem!  We’d like to congratulate all the Olympians, Phinn Poindexter, Sasha Donaldson, and Ben Weiss.

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The celebration of Women’s History Month continues with dynamic and inspirational presentations for all.  Yesterday, we were reminded of the jewels of leadership among us as our SCS Women shared and offered wisdom and guidance for men, women, boys, and girls to look up to in your journey to be the best you can be.

If you missed the last two weeks of Celebration, stay tuned because there is much more to come.  Next Wednesday we will be visited by (2) Native American Women who will share about another aspect of Women’s contributions and victories in making our world a better place.  Please keep your eye on our SCS social media pages and in CANVAS and listen each day to the announcements so that you can plan and will not miss these exciting opportunities to be informed and inspired. REMEMBER:

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Women’s History Month Spotlight 

The “Queen of Soul” Aretha Franklin is one of the greatest American artists of all time. Her multi-octave voice moved millions around the world during an unrivaled career that spanned six decades and allowed the singer-songwriter to acquire every achievement and honor imaginable. Franklin’s musical gifts became apparent at an early age. A gifted pianist with a powerful voice, Franklin got her start singing in front of her father’s congregation. Franklin released several popular singles, many of which are considered classics. In 1987, she became the first female artist to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and in 2008, she won her 18th Grammy Award, making her one of the most honored artists in Grammy history.

 ONGOING OPPORTUNITIES 

The application deadlines for high school seniors to apply to two of our guaranteed admissions pathways,  C-STEP to UNC Chapel Hill, and C3 to NC State are upcoming. The deadline for C-STEP is April 1, and the deadline for C3 is rolling until June 1.  These pathways might be good options for students who worry about college costs or fall just below the admissions criteria for entrance straight from high school but are still strong students.   

C-STEP Information Sessions (Virtual):  Tuesday, March 9, or Wednesday, March 10, at 4:00 pm (e-mail binghaml@durhamtech.edu for the link to join)

NC State C3 Virtual Drop-In Hours: various dates and times, including evenings.

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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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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

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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