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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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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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DAILY ANNOUNCEMENTS — Tuesday, March 9, 2021

DAILY ANNOUNCEMENTS  

Monday’s Kahoot Winners 

1st Place – Guadalupe C.R.

2nd Place – Karina Velazquez

3rd Place – Joseph Carnes

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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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We are pleased to announce that a group of students and educators will be participating in a global education initiative that will visit Italy in 2022 and Japan in 2023.  

The invitation to travel with us is extended to parents as well as students. There is limited space on the trips, and therefore, our upcoming meeting is encouraged for all those interested in traveling. The groups fill up quickly, so please let us know you’ll be attending soon! 

The information meeting will be on Wednesday, March 10th at 6pm via Zoom where Ms. Sims will cover all the details of the trip as well as answer your questions. She will only be sending the meeting link to families that RSVP for privacy reasons. Learn more about this exciting tour at an information session where we’ll discuss: 

  • What we’ll see and do 
  • Travel logistics 
  • How to earn high school/college credit 
  • Affordable payment options 
  • And more 

I look forward to seeing you there! Please RSVP here: https://bit.ly/3bBN9iw  

P.S. Can’t make the meeting but want more information?
        RSVP using link and select “I can’t make it”. Contact is Ms. Sims. 

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Mr. Evans’ Music Classes 2/9/21 Tuesday  2nd and 4th periods 

Report to class early 5 min early

**** Special Guest Catawba College Music Dept Presentation 

with Special Guest Jeff Little pianist for Grammy and CMT award winning Country Legend Keith Urban.

Special thanks to Ms. Settle for organizing the meeting.

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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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 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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9th graders MUST attend a Career Conversations session. Please consider attending one of these sessions.

Career Conversations: Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM)

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

Exploring Careers in Agriculture, Foods & Natural Resources & Architecture & Construction

Wellness Wednesday, March 10th 

Students are invited to attend a zoom session onExploring Careers in Agriculture, Foods & Natural Resources & Architecture & Construction. Students will engage in a virtual job shadowing experience 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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 Please join us tomorrow at 10:00 in Community Circle as we continue our Celebration of Women’s History Month.

Our SCS SHEROS will share their words and acts of wisdom and inspiration.  Students did you realize that your teachers are Women of Achievement outside of your classroom?  Staff, wouldn’t you like the opportunity to see another side of your co-workers?  Plan now to join us tomorrow and be dazzled by the profiles of courage that will be shared with you by our female staff members.  Do not miss this opportunity to get to know more about how you too can become a Woman of Excellence and hear the stories and words of encouragement from our SCS SHEROS.  We look forward to seeing you all there.  Go to CANVAS for the Zoom Link for this activity.  REMEMBER:

 Our SCS SHEROS do this work EVERYDAY

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Women’s History Month Spotlight 

Simone Biles is a four-time Olympic gold medalist and a three-time World all-around gymnastics champion. In 2015 at the World Championships in Glasgow, Scotland, she became the only female gymnast to win three consecutive all-around titles. At the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Biles became the first U.S. woman gymnast to win four gold medals during the Olympic Games. Biles is known for her consistency, her bubbly personality, and the high degree of difficulty she incorporated into her routines in all four events—vault, uneven bars, balance beam, and floor exercise. Simone inspires millions to dream big and follow their hearts.

 ONGOING OPPORTUNITIES 

 North Carolina Central University Men’s Achievement Center and the Center for First Generation Student Success are recruiting male students accepted to NCCU for their African American Male Initiative as well as their new Latino Male Initiative. Their slogan is, ‘Creating a Pathway for African American and Latino Males’, where they provide comprehensive campus acclimation and retention strategies to increase enrollment and graduation rates among African American and Latino Male Students. If you would like to join this year’s cohort of the Initiative, then contact Dr. Roderick Heath. His information can be found on the flyers in the Global Announcements.

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BIOGEN-MIT BIOTECH IN ACTION VIRTUAL SUMMER LAB 2021
The Biogen Community Lab and Lemelson-MIT group are hosting a 2-week long Biotech in Action free virtual summer lab program for high school students. Applications close on March 11th. Visit the website for program details and application.  Questions? Contact: rtpcommunitylab@biogen.com 

•           Session I:  June 21 – July 2

•           Session II: July 12- July 23

•           Session III: July 26 – August 6

•           Session IV: August 9 – August 20

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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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Daily Announcements–Monday, March 8, 2021

We are pleased to announce that a group of students and educators will be participating in a global education initiative that will visit Italy in 2022 and Japan in 2023.  

The invitation to travel with us is extended to parents as well as students. There is limited space on the trips, and therefore, our upcoming meeting is encouraged for all those interested in traveling. The groups fill up quickly, so please let us know you’ll be attending soon! 

The information meeting will be on Wednesday, March 10th at 6pm via Zoom where Ms. Sims will cover all the details of the trip as well as answer your questions. She will only be sending the meeting link to families that RSVP for privacy reasons. Learn more about this exciting tour at an information session where we’ll discuss: 

  • What we’ll see and do 
  • Travel logistics 
  • How to earn high school/college credit 
  • Affordable payment options 
  • And more 

I look forward to seeing you there! Please RSVP here: https://bit.ly/3bBN9iw  

P.S. Can’t make the meeting but want more information?
        RSVP using link and select “I can’t make it”. Contact is Ms. Sims. 

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Mr. Evans’ Music Classes 2/9/21 Tuesday  2nd and 4th periods 

Report to class early 5 min early

**** Special Guest Catawba College Music Dept Presentation 

with Special Guest Jeff Little pianist for Grammy and CMT award winning Country Legend Keith Urban.

Special thanks to Ms. Settle for organizing the meeting.

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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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 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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9th graders MUST attend a Career Conversations session. Please consider attending one of these sessions.

Career Conversations: Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM)

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

Exploring Careers in Agriculture, Foods & Natural Resources & Architecture & Construction

Wellness Wednesday, March 10th 

Students are invited to attend a zoom session onExploring Careers in Agriculture, Foods & Natural Resources & Architecture & Construction. Students will engage in a virtual job shadowing experience 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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Today, in Celebration of International Women’s Day, we wear Purple and give honor to the many lives touched and contributions made by women all over the world.  Later, this month we will be visited by Native American SHEROS Tonya Holy Elk Locklear and Aki Mocking Bird Hedgepeth, also Latin American born SHEROS Pilar Velez, MariaEugenia Arboleda and Pilar Rocha Goldberg, and, Ellington West, an African American SHERO.  All of these women have and are still making a positive impact on our world.

  We have all heard the saying “THINK GLOBALLY, ACT LOCALLY”

Today and throughout the month, let us take steps to do this by honoring our own SHEROS.  Look around Durham  and support women owned businesses.  In fact, you don’t have to look far.  Right here at SCS we have SHEROS Meah Lake, Harmony Fairley, Leahann Mendoza and others, who are already entrepreneurs and business owners.  We know there are more of you in our midst.   Start in your home, school and community and give honor to the women warriors who make this world a better place for everyone.

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 We would like to congratulate our FIRST Governor’s School attendee, Amelia Svoboda-Barber!  She was chosen from public, private, and home school students all over the State of North Carolina.  She will participate in a summer program with other students from across the State.

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Women’s History Month Spotlight 

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 ONGOING OPPORTUNITIES 

 North Carolina Central University Men’s Achievement Center and the Center for First Generation Student Success are recruiting male students accepted to NCCU for their African American Male Initiative as well as their new Latino Male Initiative. Their slogan is, ‘Creating a Pathway for African American and Latino Males’, where they provide comprehensive campus acclimation and retention strategies to increase enrollment and graduation rates among African American and Latino Male Students. If you would like to join this year’s cohort of the Initiative, then contact Dr. Roderick Heath. His information can be found on the flyers in the Global Announcements.

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BIOGEN-MIT BIOTECH IN ACTION VIRTUAL SUMMER LAB 2021
The Biogen Community Lab and Lemelson-MIT group are hosting a 2-week long Biotech in Action free virtual summer lab program for high school students. Applications close on March 11th. Visit the website for program details and application.  Questions? Contact: rtpcommunitylab@biogen.com 

•           Session I:  June 21 – July 2

•           Session II: July 12- July 23

•           Session III: July 26 – August 6

•           Session IV: August 9 – August 20

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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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Weekly Message–March 8-12, 2021

Good Evening SCS Families. This is Ms. Price with your Weekly Message for the week of March 8, 2021.

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DPS leaders will provide a live “Update from the Superintendent” on Tuesday, March 9, at 7 p.m. for parents, guardians, and the community about DPS’s plans for resuming in-person teaching and learning as an option for families. In addition to providing information about health and safety measures, schedules for learning, transportation, and more, Superintendent Pascal Mubenga and his staff will answer questions from the community submitted in advance on DPS’s ENGAGE.dpsnc.net website in English or Spanish.

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When we get closer to our students returning to in person classes on April 8, we will hold an informational session just for SCS parents. Please be on the lookout for details regarding this event. 

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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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As part of our Career Readiness goals for all students, all 9th graders MUST attend a Career Conversations session. Please encourage your student to attend one of these upcoming sessions on a Wellness Wednesday. 

Exploring Careers in Agriculture, Foods & Natural Resources & Architecture & Construction

Wellness Wednesday, March 10th 

Students are invited to attend a zoom session on Exploring Careers in Agriculture, Foods & Natural Resources & Architecture & Construction. Students will engage in a virtual job shadowing experience and explore what it’s like to work in the workplace. Zoom link is in Global Announcements. 

Career Conversations: Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM)

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

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I am pleased to announce that a group of students and educators will be participating in a global education initiative that will visit Italy in 2022 and Japan in 2023.  

The invitation to travel with us is extended to parents as well as students. There is limited space on the trips, and therefore, our upcoming meeting is encouraged for all those interested in traveling. The groups will fill up quickly, so please let us know you’ll be attending soon! 

The information meeting will be on Wednesday, March 10th at 6pm via Zoom where Ms. Sims will cover all the details of the trip as well as answer your questions. She will only be sending the meeting link to families that RSVP for privacy reasons. Learn more about this exciting tour at an information session where we’ll discuss: 

  • What we’ll see and do 
  • Travel logistics 
  • How to earn high school/college credit 
  • Affordable payment options 
  • And more 

We look forward to seeing you there! Please RSVP here: https://bit.ly/3bBN9iw  

P.S. Can’t make the meeting but want more information?

        RSVP using the link and select “I can’t make it”. 

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EMILY K CENTER RECRUITING STUDENTS

There are two application-based, selective academic programs at the Emily K Center:

  • Pioneer Scholars (grades 1-8): a free, academic enrichment program serving academically-focused elementary and middle school students in Durham County who aspire to attend college after high school. The goal of the program is to establish a strong foundation of academic and leadership skills so that students enter high school ready to excel in a rigorous college preparatory curriculum that will put them on the path to admission at select colleges and universities. (Director-Nephitearya Bailey Singleton: nbailey@emilyk.org)    
  • the Scholars to College program (grades 9-12): a free, competitive college-prep program with one end-goal: to ensure that bright, ambitious students from underrepresented backgrounds are highly prepared for and appropriately matched with selective and/or generous universities, graduating with low or no debt. (Director-Camille Wilson: cwilson@emilyk.org)

Virtual Open House Date for Families

  ·  Tuesday, March 9th from 6pm-7pm

Families can register for the Zoom sessions here: bit.ly/EKCOPENHOUSE (no deadline)

The flyer and income eligibility information is attached.

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Dates for Spring Break are March 29–April 2. 

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

Daily Announcements–Thursday, March 4, 2021

 BIOGEN-MIT BIOTECH IN ACTION VIRTUAL SUMMER LAB 2021
The Biogen Community Lab and Lemelson-MIT group are hosting a 2-week long Biotech in Action free virtual summer lab program for high school students. Applications close on March 11th. Visit the website for program details and application.  Questions? Contact: rtpcommunitylab@biogen.com 

•           Session I:  June 21 – July 2

•           Session II: July 12- July 23

•           Session III: July 26 – August 6

•           Session IV: August 9 – August 20

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Career Conversations: Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM)

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

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The opening celebration of Women’s History Month with our young lady Gryphons was full of awe and excitement – but NO SURPRISES.  Here at SCS we have lots of creativity, talent and potential for future history makers.  In fact, the whole month will be full of inspiring presentations.  Please plan now to join next week’s Community Circle when our WOMEN LEADERS AT SCS will share their creativity and messages of hope and encouragement.  

SCS WOMEN PLEASE CONTACT MS. KELLER AND LET HER KNOW WHAT YOUR CONRIBUTION WILL BE TO NEXT WEEK’S COMMUNITY CIRCLE.

Women’s History Month is a time for EVERYONE to recognize and celebrate the wonderful contributions of all women, then and now.  We look forward to seeing you all.

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Women’s History Month Spotlight 

Kamala Devi Harris is the first woman and first woman of color to hold the position of Vice President of the United States of America.  Prior to being sworn in by Justice Sonia Sotomayor on January 20, 2021, Harris became the first African American to represent California in the United States Senate.  Her political journey has also included holding the positions of California Attorney General, San Francisco District Attorney, and Deputy District Attorney.  Harris attended Howard University and the University of California, Hastings College of the Law, earning her Juris Doctorate in 1989.  As a toddler, Harris was brought to civil rights demonstrations.  Her mother emigrated from India and was a renowned breast-cancer researcher and her father Donald was an Economic Professor at Stanford University.  Harris’s mother maintained ties to her Indian heritage by raising Kamala and her sister Maya with Hindu beliefs.  When attending high school in Montreal, Quebec, Harris learned French and discovered her own political instincts when she organized a protest against a building owner who wouldn’t allow neighborhood kids to play on the lawn!

  •  The Top 3 Kahoot Winners for TODAY!

1st Place – Coach Gaffney

2nd Place – CHASE

3rd Place – Biene

 ONGOING OPPORTUNITIES 

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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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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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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–Monday, March 1, 2021

BIOGEN-MIT BIOTECH IN ACTION VIRTUAL SUMMER LAB 2021
The Biogen Community Lab and Lemelson-MIT group are hosting a 2-week long Biotech in Action free virtual summer lab program for high school students. Applications close on March 11th. Visit the website for program details and application.  Questions? Contact: rtpcommunitylab@biogen.com 

•           Session I:  June 21 – July 2

•           Session II: July 12- July 23

•           Session III: July 26 – August 6

•           Session IV: August 9 – August 20

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Career Conversations: Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM)

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

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Seniors,  Ms. Settle wants to thank you for your participation in our Senior Wellness Wednesday survey.  Your voices have been heard and on March 3rd at 11am we will have Christina Villegas from the Emily K Center here to educate you on last minute college application information, RDS and FAFSA applications with special attention to Latinx families, and how to make a Gap Year a productive year.  All are welcomed to this session, so please don’t hesitate to invite the family.  

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Students are invited to attend a Career Exploration session on Careers in Arts, Audio-Visual Tech and Communications on Wednesday, March 3 at 9:00 and 11:00 am.

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

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Juniors & Seniors: Glaxo Smith Klein is hosting a webinar on Tuesday, March 2nd at 12:00 noon to share information about their Summer Apprenticeship Program. Juniors and Seniors can explore available job listings, apprenticeships, internships, and summer enrichment programs on the Module page in Canvas.

11th Grade – https://dpsnc.instructure.com/enroll/BBB4GJ

12th Grade – https://dpsnc.instructure.com/enroll/CDGXLT 

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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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MARCH IS WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH . . . AND AT SCS, WE WILL CELEBRATE!  We will 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 and tell her about your creativity and talents.

GRYPHONS, we look forward to another month of information and inspiration.

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Women’s History Month Spotlight Shines On…

 Sarah Thomas was the first woman to officiate a Super Bowl this year when the Kansas City Chiefs played the Tampa Bay Bucaneers. Ms. Thomas was an avid athlete growing up, having lettered five times in softball and attending the University of Mobile on a basketball scholarship where she became an All-American. Ms. Thomas started officiating grade school and high school football games, rising through the ranks as a college football official, joining the “Conference USA Staff: in 2006 and subsequently officiating a major college football game, becoming the first woman to do so in 2007. In 2015, Sarah Thomas became a full-time official, officiating playoff games and being the first woman to accomplish this feat as well! As a result of Ms. Thomas becoming the first woman to officiate a Super Bowl this year, the NFL altered the position of “Head Linesman” to become “Down Judge” in order to be a more gender-neutral term as well as to encourage more women to pursue officiating!

 ONGOING OPPORTUNITIES 

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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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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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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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DPSF YOUTH ADVISORY COUNCIL OPENINGS

The Durham Public Schools Foundation (DPSF) is excited to announce open recruitment for the DPSF Youth Advisory Council. All DPS students grades 8th through 12th grades are eligible to apply. The Youth Advisory council will give students experience to develop their leadership and learn about how to impact change in their schools and communities. Students who participate in the council will receive a $200 stipend for their time. Activities will remain virtual during the COVID-19 pandemic. The DPSF Youth Advisory Council has the following goals for this calendar year:

1) Plan and execute the second annual Durham Youth Equity Summit

2) Build a Youth to Youth COVID Support Program

3) Advocate for increased youth leadership and engagement in Durham Public Schools

We need your help in nominating students who would benefit from this opportunity, so please share the application widely. The application is due Monday, March 1st. Please contact Alyzia McAlmon with any questions you may have while completing this application (alyzia@bullcityschools.org).

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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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Weekly Message–March 1-5, 2021

Good Evening SCS Families. This is Ms. Price with your Weekly Message for the week of March 1, 2021.

Juniors & Seniors: Glaxo Smith Klein is hosting a webinar on Tuesday, March 2nd at 12:00 noon to share information about their Summer Apprenticeship Program. Juniors and Seniors can explore available job listings, apprenticeships, internships, and summer enrichment programs on the Module page in Canvas.

11th Grade – https://dpsnc.instructure.com/enroll/BBB4GJ

12th Grade – https://dpsnc.instructure.com/enroll/CDGXLT 

Seniors I want to thank you for your participation in our Senior Wellness Wednesday survey.  Your voices have been heard and on March 3rd at 11am we will have Christina Villegas from the Emily K Center here to educate you on last minute college application information, RDS and FAFSA applications with special attention to Latinx families, and how to make a Gap Year a productive year.  All are welcomed to this session, so please don’t hesitate to invite the family.  

For 11th grade students who are taking the make-up ACT assessment this week, dates run from Tuesday, March 2 – Thursday, March 4. Please arrive no later than 8:30 a.m. to be checked in. Testing begins at 9:00 a.m. Once testing begins, you cannot be allowed into the testing site, so please arrive on time. Make sure you wear your mask. 

EMILY K CENTER RECRUITING STUDENTS

There are two application-based, selective academic programs at the Emily K Center:

  • Pioneer Scholars (grades 1-8): a free, academic enrichment program serving academically-focused elementary and middle school students in Durham County who aspire to attend college after high school. The goal of the program is to establish a strong foundation of academic and leadership skills so that students enter high school ready to excel in a rigorous college preparatory curriculum that will put them on the path to admission at select colleges and universities. (Director-Nephitearya Bailey Singleton: nbailey@emilyk.org)    
  • the Scholars to College program (grades 9-12): a free, competitive college-prep program with one end-goal: to ensure that bright, ambitious students from underrepresented backgrounds are highly prepared for and appropriately matched with selective and/or generous universities, graduating with low or no debt. (Director-Camille Wilson: cwilson@emilyk.org)

Virtual Open House Dates for Families

·  Tuesday, March 2nd from 6pm-7pm OR

·  Tuesday, March 9th from 6pm-7pm

Families can register for the Zoom sessions here: bit.ly/EKCOPENHOUSE (no deadline)

The flyer and income eligibility information is attached.

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

Daily Announcements–Friday, February 26, 2021

Students are invited to attend a Career Exploration session on Careers in Arts, Audio-Visual Tech and Communications on Wednesday, March 3 at 9:00 and 11:00 am.

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Seniors: Glaxo Smith Klein is hosting a webinar on Tuesday, March 2nd at 12:00 noon to share information about their Summer Apprenticeship Program. Juniors and Seniors can explore available job listings, apprenticeships, internships, and summer enrichment programs on the Module page in Canvas.

11th Grade – https://dpsnc.instructure.com/enroll/BBB4GJ

12th Grade – https://dpsnc.instructure.com/enroll/CDGXLT 

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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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MARCH IS WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH . . . AND AT SCS, WE WILL CELEBRATE!  We will 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 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

Philip Emeagwali

Due to cost, Philip Emeagwali was forced to drop out of school at age 14 because his father could not continue to pay his school fees. His father continued to teach him at home and Emeagwali received scholarships to attend college, eventually receiving three master’s degrees in engineering and mathematics. As an adult, Emeagwali began studying nature, specifically bees. He saw an inherent efficiency in the way bees construct honeycombs and determined that computers that emulate this process could be the most efficient and powerful. In 1989, he put this idea to work, using 65,000 processors to invent the world’s first supercomputer — able to perform 3.1 billion calculations per second.

https://bit.ly/3oJ4FWF

 ONGOING OPPORTUNITIES 

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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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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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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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DPSF YOUTH ADVISORY COUNCIL OPENINGS

The Durham Public Schools Foundation (DPSF) is excited to announce open recruitment for the DPSF Youth Advisory Council. All DPS students grades 8th through 12th grades are eligible to apply. The Youth Advisory council will give students experience to develop their leadership and learn about how to impact change in their schools and communities. Students who participate in the council will receive a $200 stipend for their time. Activities will remain virtual during the COVID-19 pandemic. The DPSF Youth Advisory Council has the following goals for this calendar year:

1) Plan and execute the second annual Durham Youth Equity Summit

2) Build a Youth to Youth COVID Support Program

3) Advocate for increased youth leadership and engagement in Durham Public Schools

We need your help in nominating students who would benefit from this opportunity, so please share the application widely. The application is due Monday, March 1st. Please contact Alyzia McAlmon with any questions you may have while completing this application (alyzia@bullcityschools.org).

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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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