The Northern Friday Message

April 9, 2021


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Congratulations to the men's tennis team, who swept the court against Southern in a double header last night!

Congrats to Taelor Bullock-Crutchfield, she is April's CTE Student of the Month! She is always willing to lend a supportive hand to her peers. She is a hard worker and has volunteered at a local animal shelter. While she works part-time in retail she has has a dog sitting business. Taelor is the President of DECA and has been a member for 3 years. She has been accepted to attend North Carolina Central University in the fall. Taelor is taking a Career Pathway towards Psychology and Business. Her career goal is to become a therapist.


The Athletic Booster Club is currently looking to add to its roster of volunteers.

Many of the current members/officers are aging out as their student athletes are graduating.

Please email Mike Dube at for more details.

1 hour a month and a few emails a month and a pride in the Northern Knights sporting community are the only requirements. Please consider joining our club.

After losing a season due to the pandemic, The Knights Track and Field program will reUKNIGHT on Monday, April 11, 2021. We invite you to join one of the most successful sports teams on Campus as we put the FUN back in Sports! Click HERE for further information:

Further Questions? Contact us:

April is School Library Month!

Happy Assistant Principals Week to our APs - Ms. Faraone, Mr. Rebman, Ms. Rucker and Mr. Davis.

A generous donor has provided scholarships for up to ten high school students to participate in a virtual marine sciences summer camp this summer. The camp is called the “Marine Mammal Online Experience,” run by the California Ocean Alliance. The experience is described here: There are two sessions:
1.) July 5-9 9:00am - 12 noon PST
2.) July 19-23 9:00am - 12 noon PST
Please consider your students, giving consideration to those who would most benefit and might have limited opportunity to otherwise join a program like this to explore their interest in marine science. Science department chairs and teachers should contact Linda Tugurian ASAP with a student name and contact information (email and phone) so we can put these scholarships to good use!

Consider starting at Durham Tech, where you have access to wonderful transfer opportunities!

Durham Tech Transfer Program - (YouTube video)

Seniors - Durham Tech has FIVE special Guaranteed Transfer programs with UNC A&T, UNC, NCSU, UNCW, ECU! Don't miss your deadline to apply to one of these prestigious programs!

Contact Ms. Hines if you have any questions - call/text: 919-943-2553

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UNC Chapel Hill's Emergency Department: is offering a weeklong experience that will allow students to participate in lectures, procedure labs, simulation, and clinical experiences that introduce them to the specialty of Emergency Medicine, its unique scope of practice, a combination of professions, and varied patient population.

If you are interested or have further questions, please contact the Course Director, Maglin Halsey-Nichols (

Program Details

Who: Senior high school students and Freshman and Sophomore undergraduate students (students must be 18 year old or older at the time of the program)

When: June 21-25, typically within the hours of 8 AM to noon

Where: UNC Medical Center and virtual experiences (dependent on COVID-19 pandemic)

Cost: no cost to the student for the course, but housing and transportation will not be provided -

Application: Statement of interest (no more than 250 words) and a letter of recommendation

Deadline: April 16, 2021

Participants will be notified by the end of April of acceptance

The Dr. Levi Watskins, Jr. Institute and Scholarship Fund was established to provide scholarships for outstanding high school graduates and enrolled students who meet the criteria for admission and choose a career in medicine or dentistry. Funds from this scholarship will support students enrolled in the Meharry Medical College - Tennessee State University Medical/Dental Accelerated Pathway Program. Apply here -

Look at the March College Advising Newsletter for more info on deadlines, FAFSA completion and FAFSA verification, and the following local scholarships:

· FACTS Scholarship, due March 15, 2021

· HBA Scholarship, due March 19, 2021

· Zeta Phi Beta Scholarship, due March 26, 2021

· Alpha Kappa Alpha Scholarship due March 26, 2021

· Application

· Recommendation Form

· McNair-Harris Crescent Foundation Scholarship, due April 2, 2021

· R. Marjorie Thorpe Scholarship, due April 8, 2021

· DPS Foundation Scholarships, due April 9, 2021

· Creative Civitan Scholarship, due April 15, 2021

· FOCUS Scholarship, due April 24, 2021

· Moving Forward Scholarship, due April 30, 2021

· Bahama Ruritan - Lewis Roberts Scholarship, due April 30, 2021

· NCCU Scholarship, due April 30, 2021

For additional assistance, reach out to Ms. Tran (919-391-6441 or

Through the DPS Foundation, applications due by April 9:

All colleges/universities require students and families to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to be eligible for financial aid. The priority deadline is March 1st. For help completing FAFSA or confirmation that you've completed FAFSA, reach out to Ms. Tran (919-391-6441 or or Ms. Villegas (919-525-1165 or

Recent high school graduates in Durham County can receive up to $1,000 each year for two years at Durham Technical Community College. To be eligible, students must enroll in at least six credit hours in a semester immediately after high school. Disbursements are made in $500 payments per semester. (Learn more here.)

High School Navigator: High School Navigator is a one-stop search tool for finding pre-college summer programs or internships or volunteer opportunities for high school students. HS Navigator will help you to filter your search experience based on your diverse subject interest, location, preferred university, program duration, budget, and more. Please use this link to access the Navigator:

National Association of Black Accountants: The National Association of Black Accountants is hosting a residency program for 20 minority students who are interested in learning more about accounting at one UNCC campus from June 13-18. Students will be exposed to corporate industries in Charlotte and learn more about accounting, college, business etiquette, professional development, and financial literacy from faculty at UNCC as well as professionals from different organizations. It is a FREE program and one of the 20 students who are invited to attend receive a $500 scholarship. For the application and additional information, contact

LatinxEd launches College y Consejos --a FREE, ONLINE college advising space that centers cultura y comunidad for Latinx students in North Carolina. If you’re a Latinx 11th or 12th-grade high school student in NC, you qualify to participate in College y Consejos!


All students who are on the waitlist for Driver Ed need to check your emails and respond ASAP if you are still interested in taking the class. There will be an April class for those already on the waitlist only. All other students will have a chance to sign up for the summer class starting May 17th. Any questions, please email

The Construction Summer Camp at Durham Tech is now open. It is FREE! Parents of Rising 9h, 10th, and 11th graders who are interested in the construction trades industry are encouraged to apply. Participants must wear a mask at all times and should not attend this event if ill or recently exposed to any individual with COVID symptoms. Details and registration:

Mike Rowe Work Ethic Scholarship - To be eligible for this award, you must be enrolled or plan to attend one of the following trade-related programs:

  • Automotive Technology
  • Aviation Technology
  • Carpentry
  • Commercial Driving
  • Diesel Technology
  • Electrical Technology
  • Emergency Medical Technology
  • Farming & Agriculture
  • Fire Science & Technology
  • Heavy Equipment Operation
  • HVAC
  • Machinery
  • Manufacturing
  • Marine Technology
  • Pipefitting
  • Plumbing
  • Welding

All students who are on the waitlist for Driver Ed need to check your emails and respond ASAP if you are still interested in taking the class. There will be an April class for those already on the waitlist only. All other students will have a chance to sign up for the summer class starting May 17th. Any questions, please email

  • North Carolina A&T University is starting a new scholarship program called Aggie Commitment Trailblazers (ACT). The scholarships are open to Associate in Science or Associate in Engineering students planning to major in a STEM discipline at NC A&T and attending one of NC A&T’s partner colleges like Durham Tech. The scholarship covers full in-state tuition and fees.
  • Five Durham Tech honors students have been invited to present their research at UNC-Greensboro's Undergraduate Honors Program Symposium
  • Two Durham Tech students received the SURE Fellowship Award to conduct undergraduate research with UNC School of Medicine this summer.

C3 Drop-In Hours

NC State's C3, the guaranteed admissions pathway to NC State, is offering drop-in hours to answer student questions. The application deadline is rolling until June 1.

Guaranteed admissions pathway to UNC, C-STEP has a late April date.

Just wanted to share some really exciting news for this week. Our school district has partnered with Oppti ( which is an online platform where high school students can find volunteer opportunities and internships specifically sourced for them. We know it is incredibly tough finding opportunities, but we hope that with this new resource, it makes the searching process so much easier. You can easily create an account at using your personal email address and type in Northern High School. If you have any questions regarding the registration process, please email Ms. Natasha Nema at Hope to see many of you on the site soon!

This free, co-ed camp is for rising 9th, 10th and 11th graders. Registration is limited and is on a first-come, first-served basis. Session I: June 14-18, 2021 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. (Monday - Friday) Session II: June 21-25, 2021 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. (Monday - Friday) Main Campus, Newton (Building 4), room 4-149 By filling out this form we know that you are interested in the construction camp and that you are able to attend for the entire week of programming. Durham Tech COVID procedures will be in effect for these sessions. Participants must wear a mask at all times. Participants should not attend this event if ill or recently exposed to an individual/s with COVID symptoms.

If you are interested in transferring to UNC Chapel Hill, the Carolina Student Excellence Transfer Program (C-STEP) may help you get there. Application to the program is competitive and is based on both academic excellence and financial need.

You are a good candidate for C-STEP if you can answer YES to all of these questions:

◻ I will graduate from high school this June.

◻ I will enroll in a Durham Tech Associate of Arts or Associate of Science degree program in the fall.

◻ I have earned fewer than 30 transferable hours of college credit.

◻ I have a high school and/or college GPA of 3.2 or higher with challenging classes.

◻ UNC offers the major I want.

◻ I have completed or am eligible to complete FAFSA and have some financial need.

◻ I have the ability to attend Durham Tech full time (12 or more credit hours in fall and spring.).

There are two application deadlines, October 1 and April 1. Here are the materials all applicants must submit:

Online C-STEP application

Requires two essays (

High school transcripts

You will be asked to upload your high school transcripts in the application. This required for international students as well. Graduates of a NC high school can request transcripts through CFNC:

For dual enrolled students, unofficial transcripts from Durham Tech and any other college you may have attended

You will also upload these transcripts to the application. You can download an unofficial copy of your Durham Tech transcripts on Self-Service under Academics.

TWO letters of recommendation

Have teachers who know you well e-mail PDFs of their letters to

The 12th Annual Northern High School Hall of Fame Golf Tournament will be held on April 24, 2021 at Umstead Pines Golf and Swim Club. To register yourself or a team please visit for registration details. We also have sponsorship opportunities on the athletics website. For more information please contact Athletic Director Boo Rigsbee at

Durham Tech University Transfer Program:

University transfer degree programs are designed for students who wish to complete two years of college and then transfer to four-year colleges or universities to complete their baccalaureate degrees. | Learn more at

A copy of the NHS Virtual Parent/Student Handbook can be found here.

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