Guidance Gazette

March 2019

The Momo Challenge

The "Momo Challenge" is a hoax Internet challenge which has been spread on social media. Using the Momo character, it entices children and adolescents to perform a series of dangerous tasks including violent attacks and suicide. Unfortunately, hoaxes like this have a risk of becoming reality. Educators and parents are being advised to focus on teaching children how to safely thrive online and not succumb to viral hoaxes.

NACAC National College Fair

March 19, 2019

4:30-7:30 pm

Raleigh Convention Center

Register FREE at

Early registration is encouraged to avoid lines onsite, and share your contact information with your chosen schools.

Criminal Justice Fellows Program

The North Carolina Criminal Justice Fellows Program will provide forgivable educational loans for high school seniors who agree to enter a criminal justice career in North Carolina. This fellowship will fund an Applied Associates Degree in Criminal Justice, or Committee approved related field of study, from any North Carolina Community College System school in an eligible county. Students who receive the educational loan would have five years to repay, though it would be forgiven if they enter and remain in a criminal justice profession with North Carolina for four years in an eligible county.

The student must be a resident of an eligible county (see forms page) at the time of application.


For more information:

Summer Enrichment Opportunities

Math Camp: Students work in teams to solve problems and improve math skills; costs $120 for one week in July.

NC Summer Institute in Choral Art, Inc.: Young singers work with renowned conductors. Cost $210 for one session in June.

Cannon Music Camp: Most comprehensive course of musical instruction in the Southeast, with intensive college prep work in performance and music theory; costs $1300 + meals in June-July.

Catawba College

Tar Heels Girls State: A week-long workshop in the legislative process sponsored by the North Carolina American Legion Auxiliary. North Carolina's program is the longest continuously-running Girls State program in the United States. For a week in June, approximately 300 of North Carolina's most promising rising high school senior girls from every part of the state come together to learn about and participate in various parts of government.

Duke Tips Summer Studies

Summer Studies is a three-week residential program for high-achieving students in grades seven through ten. The programs provide the social and intellectual stimulus that gifted students need.

University of North Carolina Wilmington

MarineQuest Program- from pre-school through pre-college. All lessons and activities are designed to make the learning process fun and engaging, and many are based on the research of UNCW scientists.

Tulane Pre-College

Offers a wide range of fun and educational summer programs for high school students. These serve as wonderful introductions to potential academic and career paths. Programs range from one to two weeks with the option to reside on-campus.
Click here for the full list of our courses.
For application procedures, deadlines, and other questions, please visit the Tulane Pre-College site

Cooperative Council of North Carolina

Each summer, the Council holds a week-long, overnight camp for youth, held at the NC FFA Center at White Lake, NC. Open to rising high school sophomores, juniors and seniors, this camp features energetic and interactive workshops and presentations, outdoor recreation, leadership development, team building activities and small group sessions with an emphasis on how cooperatives operate. Youth who attend are sure to have an exciting, memorable learning experience while making lasting friendships with youth from across the state. For more information

Furman University

Summer Scholars for rising high school seniors and juniors. Two sessions: July 7-13 and July 14-20 deadline May 1, 2019. For course information and to register, visit