Student Services Newsletter

March, 2016

Camden County High School and CamTech High School Guidance and Student Services Office

S. Wisinger, School Counselor

K. Stallings, Guidance Secretary, Registrar, Notary

252-338-0114 extension 225

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Friends of Rachel (F.O.R.) Club Meeting Monday, March 14, 2016 3:15-4:00 p.m.

The Rachel's Challenge / Friends of Rachel Club will meet Monday, March 14th from 3:15 until 4:00 p.m. in Ms. Bush's classroom. Please check REMIND text messages or contact faculty sponsors T. Bush or S. Wisinger for further information or updates. New 9th-12th grade members are welcome. Students provide their own transportation home.
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A College of the Albemarle High School Liasion will be available to meet with 9th-12th grade CCHS and CTHS students in the main office conference room every Tuesday between 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. Students may schedule an appointment through the guidance and student services office.

The COA High School Liasion is available to:

  • Help students define their career aspirations and explore pathways that can help students achieve their educational, career and financial goals.

  • Raise awareness about programs and benefits that COA offers.

  • Assist students with applications, financial aid and COA scholarships.

  • Inform students about the application, acceptance and registration process at COA.

  • Conduct one-on-one Connect sessions with students so they can sign up for placement tests as well as determine if a placement test is needed.

  • Administer placement tests

Operation Prom Dress

A Random Act of Kindness [A.R.K]. Local Outreach at Forest Park Church is hosting a Prom Dress event for Pasquotank and Camden County residents. Generous individuals have donated the dresses that they have loved and enjoyed for others to make the same memories of their own. Dresses, shoes, and accessories, and salon appointments will be available at no charge! Supplies are limited. Donations needed (formal / prom dresses gently used and cleaned if possible, gently used shoes, costume jewelry, handbags, etc.) All sizes and colors are needed.

When: March 12, 2016 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.

Where: Forest Park Church Outreach Center

300 Forest Park Road, Elizabeth City, NC 27909

Questions: Text “ARK” to 252-360-0029

Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery [ASVAB]

The ASVAB (Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery) will be given at Camden County High School on March 3, 2016. The exam will begin at 1:15 and lasts 154 minutes. Students are responsible for their transportation home. Stop by the guidance office to register (no deadline) or to confirm your registration.

Selective Service System Men, aged 18 and over, who aren't registered with Selective Service won't qualify for federal student loans or grant programs. This includes Federal Pell Grants, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants (FSEOG), Direct Stafford Loans/Plus Loans, National Direct Student Loans, and College Work Study.



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North Carolina State University Satellite Camp for Sophomores May 7-11, 2016

SATELLITE (Science and Technology Enriching Lifelong Leadership in Tomorrow's Endeavors) is designed to introduce students from rural North Carolina high school sophomores to science and technology related educational and career paths through a five-day adventure on the NC State campus each May. Selected high school sophomores experience a wide array of demonstrations, lectures, and hands-on laboratory experiments with the assistance of professors and currently enrolled students from across NC State’s campus.

The mission of Satellite is to provide students from rural high schools in North Carolina with:

  • opportunities to explore and engage with current issues and career paths in the sciences and in technology-related disciplines through innovative lectures and hands-on laboratory experiences
  • exposure to the university experience through on-campus housing accommodation, tours of university facilities and seminars with current students and university staff
  • personal development activities related to leadership, diversity and cultural awareness
  • motivation for continued educational pursuit and achievement

SATELLITE scholars are a diverse group representing under served high schools from all over the state of North Carolina. Applicants should be motivated students interested in exploring the leadership dimensions of science and technology. Selection is very competitive for the 54 scholars that will be chosen. Selection will be based on the following:
1. Ability to maximize the Satellite Program
2. Interest in science and technology
3. Openness to new experiences
4. Personal statement and essays


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Heels For Success

Heels for Success is a one-day summer program to help academically talented, rising tenth and eleventh graders prepare for college. Over the course of your day, you’ll continue on the path toward college by getting an opportunity to be a part of the Carolina campus and learn firsthand about the academic and extra-curricular preparation required by selective colleges. You’ll learn techniques for approaching the ACT, college applications, and essays. You’ll also get the chance to connect with other outstanding students. If you are academically motivated, you are nominated. The program is free of cost excluding travel costs.

Event Details: This program will be offered on the following dates from approximately 9:00 am to 4:00 pm on each date:

  • Saturday, July 9
  • Wednesday, July 13
  • Saturday, July 23
  • Wednesday, July 27

More information about the day, including an agenda, packing list, participation agreement and emergency contact, will be forthcoming.

Application Link: CLICK HERE TO APPLY

Applications are due by March 15, 2016. You can expect an email notifying you of a decision by the end of April.

Application Information:

  • Your current GPA
  • Your current class rank
  • The courses you have completed in high school (including their level, such as regular, Honors, AP) and your grades.
  • The application also asks you to write a brief essay (250-500 words) about a person who has had a significant influence on you.
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North Carolina State University or UNC Charlotte - The Shelton Challenge (Cost)

The Shelton Challenge is a one-week summer experience for rising freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and seniors in high school. Shelton’s cornerstones of values-based leadership-honesty, integrity, compassion, diversity, and social responsibility-are the foundations of the experience. The core curriculum focuses on Leadership Roles and Accountability, Team Building, Leadership Styles and Situations, Social Responsibility, Integrity as a Leader, Public Speaking, Changing Behaviors, and Goal Setting. Students must have a GPA of 3.0 or better. There is a $100.00 deposit due with the application. The $100.00 deposit will be deducted from the total cost of the program. Complete payment is due prior to the start of the program. The program cost is $575 total which includes deposit, lodging, meals, and program curriculum. To obtain an application or for more information, please go to the website at

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The Martha Guy Summer Institute application deadline has been extended to March 4, 2016.

UNC Chapel Hill Early Action Admitted Students Global Gap Year Fellowship

"The fellowship provides $7,500 to each student for use toward a gap year that is committed to service abroad. While you’re free to design your own program, the University and the Campus Y have affiliations with a number of organizations, including Carolina for Kibera and UNC in Malawi." By March 6: After receiving notification of your admission to Carolina, submit your online application for the Fellowship at


Global Gap Year Fact Sheet:


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North Carolina State University, College of Engineering Open House, Sat., March 19, 2016 9:30-1:30 p.m. No registration required.

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University of North Carolina at Asheville

Open House

Click here to create your MyUNCAsheville account & register for Open House

Spring 2016 Open House Dates

  • Saturday, March 19, 2016
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University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Upcoming Explore UNC Charlotte Dates

  • Upcoming Spring Open House dates:
    • March 19, 2016
    • April 23, 2016
  • Register to attend in your Future 49er Portal.

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East Carolina University, Pirates Aboard! Admitted Student Day, April 2, 2016

For additional information about Open House and Pirates Aboard, Admitted Student Day, an event targeted toward admitted students, contact Tarrick Cox, senior associate director of admissions, at ECU replaced the spring Open House with Pirates Aboard!

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April 9, 2016

One of the best ways to learn about Catawba College is to visit our campus during an Open House! Open houses begin with check-in and a continental breakfast between 8:30 and 9:00 a.m. and conclude with optional campus tours at 1:00 p.m. Throughout the day, prospective students and families will have the opportunity to hear from faculty, staff and current students through information sessions, Q&A panels and simulated classes. To make an appointment, or for more information, call 1-800-CATAWBA or e-mail Register online for Open House at Catawba!

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Appalachian State University Open House Sat., April 16, 2016

Register online via

Spring Open House Program

  • 8:00-9:00 a.m. - Pre-Event Entertainment (Live student performing groups, selected videos)
  • 9:00-9:30 a.m. - Opening Remarks/Family Assembly
  • 9:30-12:00 p.m. - Information Fair (Academic Departments & Student Support)
  • 10:00-1:30 p.m. - Campus Tours (Campus Map)
  • 10:00-1:00 p.m. - Student Clubs & Organizations
  • 10:00-12:00 p.m. - Mini Sessions (Freshmen Admissions/Scholarships, Diversity at Appalachian, Education Abroad, Financial Aid, Honors College, First Year Seminar/General Education, Meet Your Admissions Counselor, Residential Learning Communities, Transfer Track for Transfer Students, Watauga Residential College)
  • 10:00-1:00 p.m. - Departmental Open Houses (Departments & Residence Halls Tours)

Greensboro College Open House Saturday, April 18, 2016

Prospective students will explore campus, learn about financial-aid options, and meet people who can show them how to get involved once they enroll.

Time: 9:30 a.m. Date: Saturday, April 18, 2015 Location: Various locations on campus (check in at Admissions Welcome Center) Cost: Free for students; open to any prospective student Contact: Register on our visit website: OR email or call Admissions at 800-346-8226.

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University of North Carolina Wilmington Information Sessions

Registration for the JUST JUNIORS event on March 18th is closed. Invitations were sent to juniors with a SeaLevel account.


Spring 2016 Information Sessions:

  • Friday, March 11
  • Thursday, March 24
  • Friday, April 22
    All presentations begin at 12:30 PM. Presentations will be located in Dobo Hall, Room 132.

School of Nursing

  • Friday, March 4th at 1 p.m.
  • Friday, April 1st at 9 a.m.

Exercise Science

  • Thursday, March 17th at 1 p.m.
  • Friday, April 15th at 9 a.m.

Visit for more information and to register.


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College of the Albemarle Foundation Scholarships

College of The Albemarle Foundation provides more than $160,000 annually in private scholarships. The early decision application deadline is March 6, 2016. For questions, please contact the Office of Scholarships and Student Aid at (252) 335-0821 x 2355 or email Michelle Askew at: 2016-2017 Foundation Scholarships are available online for admitted students.
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R. Flake Shaw Scholarship

"Since 1967 we have awarded $3,000,000 in scholarships to youth pursuing a future in the agriculture industry. We believe assisting our industry’s future leaders in obtaining higher education is an investment in the future, and is an integral part of fulfilling our Farm Bureau mission. We urge every county Farm Bureau to recruit eligible youth to participate in our scholarship program."

The R. Flake Shaw Scholarship program awards:

  • Six individual university level scholarships for a four year period at $4,000 per year ($16,000 total per student)
  • Two individual community college scholarships for a two year period at $1,000 per year ($2,000 total per student)


University and Community College scholarships are awarded to rising freshmen who demonstrate:

  • The intention to pursue a career in agriculture or in an agriculturally-related field
  • Financial need
  • Satisfactory grades
  • An evident understanding of the agricultural and/or agribusiness community
  • Leadership potential
  • Preference is given to Farm Bureau members

Application deadline is March 4, 2016.

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North Carolina Chapter of AABE® 2016 AABE Scholarship Program

Through its Scholarship Program, the American Association of Blacks in Energy AABE seeks to help increase the number of African Americans, Hispanics and Native Americans (underrepresented minorities) in energy related fields. Eligibility Candidates for an AABE scholarship must meet the following eligibility criteria:  Have, minimally, an overall “B” unweighted academic average (3.0 or better on a 4.0 scale).  Be a graduating high school senior who has applied to one or more accredited colleges/universities.  Plan to major in business, one of the physical sciences, technology, engineering or mathematics fields in preparation for a career in the energy sector.  Be a member of one of a class or group of individuals who has been historically underrepresented in the sciences, technology, engineering and math related disciplines. The scholarship guidelines and application are available by visiting Applications must be postmarked no later than March 4, 2016 and submitted to the local AABE Chapter.
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If you are interested in applying for a scholarship with NCCF, please check their website for updated application information: Please read all scholarship criteria carefully to determine if you are eligible. Applications must be received at the locations listed by the dates posted; these are not postmark deadlines. If you are applying for more than one NCCF scholarship, you must submit a separate application to each scholarship committee at the address posted for the scholarship.

NC Community Foundation - Bartlett Faison Scholarship Fund

Eligibility includes graduating high school seniors from Camden County enrolling full-time at North Carolina State University. Recipients will be chosen on the basis of academic performance with a 3.0 GPA or better, demonstrated athletic ability, good moral character and demonstrated financial need. Please write down the following unique access code for this scholarship. You will need it to apply in the online system. ACCESS CODE: bartl

Local Contact Ms. Natalie Peel
North Carolina Community Foundation Application Type NCCF Online Application System Application Due Friday, March 25, 2016.

NC Community Foundation - Elizabeth City Jaycees Scholarship Endowment

Graduating seniors from high schools in Camden, Chowan, Gates, Pasquotank, and Perquimans Counties. Student must be enrolling full-time in a four year accredited program at a college or university, or full-time at the College of the Albemarle or Roanoke Bible College. Students should possess or demonstrate the following academic success: GPA of 3.0 or above, financial need and service to others through volunteer efforts with schools, church, and/or community. You will need to apply through the online system. Access code: eliza. Application due by Friday, March 25, 2016.

Charles Edward Cathey Masonic Scholarship

The Cathey Scholarship, funded by the Freemasons of North Carolina through the Grand Lodge of Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons, rewards high school seniors who have demonstrated academic achievement. The Grand Lodge Scholarship Committee selects recipients. To be considered for the scholarship, applicants must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0, or the equivalent average under the school’s grading system, and be enrolled in an accredited North Carolina high school. The scholarship committee will consider factors including scholastic achievement, participation in extracurricular and civic activities, involvement in the community and personal recommendations.

Completed applications, including all required supporting documents, must be sent in one package and postmarked by Friday, March 11, 2016

Send applications to:

Grand Lodge Scholarship Committee

2921 Glenwood Avenue

Raleigh, NC 27608

Incomplete or late applications will not be considered.
See Mrs. Stallings in the guidance office for an application.

The Captain Ernest W. Fox Perpetual Scholarship Program (FOX)

This program was established to provide an education or training benefit to personnel at the Coast Guard Aircraft Repair and Supply Center (ARSC) located in Elizabeth City, North Carolina. One scholarship in the amount of $1,000 is offered each year and active duty enlisted personnel and officers, civilian employees, and their dependents are eligible to apply. Applications are available in the guidance office. Deadline is March 15, 2016.

South Camden Ruritan Club - Ruritan National Foundation Grant

If you live south of Camden County High School, you are eligible for this scholarship. For more information, please stop by the guidance office. Deadline is March 16, 2016.


The Elizabeth City Rotary Club is accepting applications for the following
scholarships: Rotary Memorial Scholarship, Miles Clark Memorial Scholarship,
A.B. Houtz and Jeanette Houtz Mast Scholarship, William Gaither
Scholarship, Thornton Little Scholarship, Maud and Horace Reid Scholarship
and the Rotary Vocational Scholarship. See Mrs. Stallings for an application.
The deadline to apply is March 17, 2016.

The North Carolina Electronic Security Association $1,500 Scholarship to children of active-duty police and fire personnel

The North Carolina Electronic Security Association, an official chartered chapter of the Electronic Security Association (ESA), is pleased to announce the availability of a college scholarship award to sons and daugh­ters of active-duty police and fire personnel. The scholarship award, in the amount of $1,500, is available to qualified high school seniors. Rules for eligibility and application can be found on our website at TThis scholarship award is a small way for our industry to say thanks to our very dedicated public safety community, and to help pay for an advanced education for deserving students. If you have questions, please contact Lee Campbell at 919-465-2021. The application deadline date for NCESA is March 25, 2016.


1. Recipients shall be undergraduate students in attendance at, or matriculated in, the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences of Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University or the College of Life Sciences and Agriculture of North Carolina State University, and shall be enrolled in a two-year or four-year degree program.

2. Recipients shall be residents of northeastern North Carolina, including the counties of Gates, Currituck, Camden, Pasquatank, and Perquimans* or of southeastern Virginia, including the cities of Virginia Beach, Suffolk, Chesapeake, Norfolk, and Portsmouth.

3. Scholarship awards shall be based on academic achievement, character, extracurricular activities, especially those related to Agriculture, and financial need.

4. Applicants must have a final, cumulative grade-point average equivalent to no less than the grade of B and must submit two letters of recommendation. One letter must be from a school or college teacher, instructor, principal or other professional representative, and a second letter of recommendation from a member of the applicant’s community, other than a family member.

5. Recipients shall submit a letter of good standing from the institution attended by him after completion of any semester for which he has received a Fred C. Jackson Memorial Scholarship.

6. All such scholarship monies shall be paid directly to the institution attended by the recipient. Scholarships shall be awarded annually but shall be paid on a per semester basis. The Board of Trustees may, for cause satisfactory to it, decline to make payment for the second semester of any scholarship award.

7. No scholarship award shall be made from the principal of the Trust.

Deadline is March 31st. Stop by the guidance office for an application.

Apartment List Scholarship

Scholarship details

As a company filled with many college grads, we know that college is an important life endeavor, but one that can be expensive. We couldn’t have graduated without a little help along the way, and we want to give back to the future leaders of America. Therefore, we are offering a $2,500 scholarship to outstanding students who exemplify one or more of Apartment List’s core values:

  • Bold While Pragmatic
  • Endlessly Helpful
  • Making an Impact
  • Driven by Data
  • Succeeding Together
  • Forever Learning

You may have mentored a fellow student, organized a fundraiser for charity, or gone on a humanitarian trip abroad. Whatever your achievements, we want to hear from you!


Any legal U.S. resident at least eighteen (18) years old who meets one of the following criteria:

  • Currently attending attending high school and will be attending an accredited university or college in the next academic year
  • Currently attending an accredited university or college (undergraduate and graduate students are both eligible)

How to Apply

To apply, please submit an application that includes answers to the following questions:

  • What have you done that exemplifies one (or more) of Apartment List’s core values?
  • What is most important to you when choosing a place to call “home”?

Please submit through the Apartment List Scholarship Application Form.


Spring: March 1

Summer: June 1

Fall: September 1

Winter: December 1

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NC USBCA Youth Scholarship

Members of the NCS USBCA (for a minimum of two years) and who are seniors are eligible to apply.

"Applications must be received and postmarked no later than March 15th." For more information, visit!forms/c1yjy

2016 Janice M. Scott Memorial Scholarship ( Primarily Financial Need Based)

The Janice M. Scott Memorial Scholarship Fund has been established to honor Mrs. Scott who was among the 125 individuals who perished in Pentagon during the attacks by terrorists on the morning of September 11, 2001. The foundation will issue between three and five $2,500 scholarships this year. These awards are one time awards.

There are three documents you need for the Janice M. Scott Memorial Scholarship Fund Scholarship:

The Application, the Criteria Sheet and the Check List. Hard copies are available in the guidance / student services office.


  • U.S. Citizen or permanent resident of U.S.
  • GPA of 3.0/equivalent or higher (out of a 4.0 scale)
  • High school senior who will matriculate full-time at a US accredited four-year college or university within the fifty states or District of Columbia starting at the beginning of the fall semester or quarter of 2016.
  • Have demonstrated leadership abilities through participating in community services or other extra curricular activities
  • Combined adjusted income of the parents cannot exceed $50,000.
The evaluation process of the applications involves four categories:
Need - 40% Academics - 25% Community service - 25% Writing skill - 10%

Maximum Award: $2,500 Deadline: March 31, 2016

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State Employees’ Credit Union “People Helping People” Scholarship ***

All seniors meeting the following requirements are eligible: • Must be attending a NC regular public high school. • Must be a US Citizen and resident of NC. • Must be attending one of the 17 UNC system universities ( • Must have at least a 2.5 GPA. • Must have demonstrated leadership, excellent character, integrity and community involvement. Preference will be given to students whose parents or guardians and family members are public sector employees who live and work in North Carolina. Please stop by the guidance office to receive information about the form and up to 500 word essay. The completed form and essay is due in the guidance office by April 4, 2016, 3:30 p.m.
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American Fire Sprinkler Association Scholarship Program

  • A total of $20,000 is awarded. Ten (10) winners will receive a scholarship of $2,000 each. Only one $2,000 scholarship will be awarded to any single individual from this contest. Odds of winning are based on total number of entries received.
  • The scholarship is paid directly to the educational institution in the student’s account to be used for tuition and/or books for the fall 2016 semester. The scholarship monies may be used over a period not to exceed four (4) years.

Applicant Eligibility Requirements

  1. Open to high school seniors who are citizens and aliens legally residing in the USA.
  2. Scholarship payable to the winner’s college/university or certified trade school in the United States; student must enroll in semester beginning no later than fall 2016.
  3. Selection of winners is not based on financial need.
  4. Relatives of AFSA staff or NATIONAL board members may not enter.
  5. Home-schooled students may apply as long as your course of study is equivalent to that of a senior in high school.
  6. Read complete contest information before applying. Please read all requirements carefully. Entries that do not meet ALL requirements will be automatically disqualified from the contest without notification to the student.

Deadline: Scholarship contest entries will be accepted until 12:00 p.m., CDT April 6, 2016.

Camden County Education Foundation, INC.

The Camden County Education Foundation has 6 different scholarships that are offered to graduating seniors of Camden County. Applications are available in the guidance office and are due not later than April 14, 1016.

Bob R McGuire Memorial Scholarship

Scholarship for graduating seniors whose parent is a client of the Child Support Program. Student must be planning to further their education at a two or four-year college and have a minimum 2.0 GPA during their high school year. Stop by the guidance office to pick up an application. Deadline to apply is April 20, 2016.

Sun Trust Off to College Scholarship

Sun Trust Off to College Scholarship Sweepstakes High school seniors can win a $1,000 scholarship for their first year expenses at a college of private career school. One winner will be chosen every two weeks through May 15, 2015. For complete details, please visit or
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2016 Coast Guard Foundation Scholarship Application Deadline 3/15/16 10:00 p.m.

North Carolina Scholarship for Children of War Time Veterans

Scholarships in appreciation for the service and sacrifices of North Carolina’s war veterans: a four-year scholarship program at approved schools in North Carolina has been established for the qualifying natural or adopted (before age 15) children of certain class categories of deceased, disabled, combat or POW/MIA veterans.

Applicant must be under age 25 at time of application. The veteran’s qualifying criteria must have occurred during a period of war.

At time of application, applicant must be domiciled and resident of North Carolina.

A. Veteran parent was a legal resident of North Carolina at time of said veteran’s entrance into that period of service in the Armed Forces during which eligibility is established.


B. The applicant, of an eligible veteran, is the natural child or adopted child prior to age 15, who was born in North Carolina and has been a resident of North Carolina continuously since birth.

Class II & III must be received by February 14th.

Class Ia, IB, or IV must be received by December 1st or June 1st.

For more information or to contact a Pasquotank, NC Veterans Service Officer, visit