Thursday, October 12, 2006
Scholarships for high school seniors
In my search for scholarships I ran across a couple of general scholarships that might be beneficial to graduating seniors. There is nothing wrong in pursuing your education at a college you want to attend, but, you have to be realistic. College is expensive and the cost continues to grow. I hope this information will assist a student in their search for scholarships. As I continue my search for scholarships, I will share with you my findings.
Graduation time will be here before you know it. Start applying now for that scholarship money.
Scholarship: General (Nationwide - Can be applied to any college in the U.S.A.)
$10,000 for 4 years for a total of $40,000; summer internship, mentor
Requirements: Black high school seniors must excel academically; exceptional leadership potential, be involved in community service and must demonstrate financial need. Must be U.S. citizens or have a permanent resident VISA.
Deadline: June 8, 2007, Accepting applications as of September 1, 2006. Write or call for details. www.ronbrown.org.
Jackie Robinson Scholarship
General (Nationwide – Can be applied to any college in U.S.A.)
Up to $6,000; renewable for four years.
Requirements: Minority gradating high school seniors who have been accepted by a four-year accredited college/university; academic achievement, leadership and financial need will be considered.
Deadline: October 15, 2006 – March 31, 2007
Library announces extended hours
The Holly Springs School District is pleased to announce library hours will be extended to offer access to students and parents at the following sites on the dates and times listed below: Primary School dates: Monday - Wednesday, 3 p.m. - 5 p.m.; Saturdays: 10 a.m. - 2 pm., Oct. 14. Intermediate School Dates: Thursdays, 3 p.m. - 5 p.m.; Saturdays: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., Oct. 21.
Holly Springs Primary School Character Education
By PATRICIA WRIGHT
In Character Education for the week of Sept. 18-22 we have been discussing “peace.” Schools throughout our nation are participating in an activity called “Pinwheels for Peace” in an effort to promote peace and oppose violence.
The students have been discussing ways to have peace in our lives as well as peace in the world. A few suggestions offered by the students are such ideas as sharing, helping people, being kind and following rules.
In this time when children are confronted with so much violence in video games, on the news and in other television programs, it is important that they understand that they can make a difference.
To promote this idea, Mrs. Lora Isom suggested we participate in “Pinwheels for Peace.” The students made pinwheels which they decorated with peace slogans in Character Education. The pinwheels were originally to be “planted” on the hillside on Friday, Sept. 22.
However, due to a rain forecast the students planted them the following Monday during their activity periods.
Mrs. Wright would like to thank Mrs. Lora Isom, classroom teachers and assistants, and activity teachers for their valuable assistance in this project.
Potts Camp and Mary Reid host annual fall festival Saturday
Potts Camp and Mary Reid Schools will host their annual fall festival Oct. 14 from 12 noon to 6 p.m. Please come out and enjoy the day with them.
There will be a dunking booth, paintball booth, fish tank, cake walk, queen and king penny drive contest winners, costume contest, cotton candy, snow cones, fish fry, four-wheeler give-a-way, moon bounce, rock climbing wall, miniature pony rides and a miniature pony give-a-way, a silent auction, Velcro wall, large slide, tattoos, obstacle course, and T-shirts for sale.
The new choir will perform as well as the new cheerleaders; there will be live music all day and many more things to enjoy.
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