February 11, 2022
WHAT'S HAPPENING AT NORTH.....
CONGRATULATIONS TO SCN NATIONAL MERIT FINALISTS!!
Last year over 1.6 million juniors in more than 22,000 high schools nationwide took the PSAT. Of those less than 1%, or around 15,000, have achieved the status of National Merit Finalist. Two North Stars have earned this distinction and now have the opportunity to compete for Merit Scholarships.
COLLEGE REPRESENTATIVES ARE COMING TO NORTH
Visit the CCR office for more information.
The St. Charles Education Foundation Scholarship Deadline is March 11, 2022
The St. Charles Education Foundation annually awards scholarships to one or more graduating seniors at each of the two D303 high schools. The monetary value of each scholarship will be a minimum of $1000.00. To qualify, seniors are expected to further their education at a 2-year or 4-year college or university, vocational school or post high school institution of higher learning. The scholarships are a one-time non-renewable award which will be granted based on overall merit. The scholarship applications are available in the guidance office and https://www.stcedfoundation.org
FROM THE LRC
Let’s Work Out And Be Stronger Together!
Did you know that you can workout with Olympic Athletes and train the way they do for their events - in the comfort of your own home? The Beijing 2022 Olympic Website has a section dedicated to training videos created by some of the greatest athletes in the world. Click on any blue link for more information and videos.
WORK OUT WITH OLYMPIAN “Remember, exercising can help improve mental health and mood. In times of uncertainty and negativity, working out at home and exercise in general can help clear your mind of negative thoughts. During exercise, chemicals are released by the body. These chemicals – which include serotonin, norepinephrine, endorphins, and dopamine – can help improve mood and make the person more relaxed, helping with stress and reducing the risk of depression.” Click on this link to view the #STRONGER TOGETHER workout videos and others that are listed below:
This section of #STRONGER TOGETHER webpage includes the workouts below as well as other by Olympic athletes:
Two-time Olympic medalist and Padmabhushan awardee: PV SINDHU WORKOUT
Three time Olympian in Taekwondo and Cross Country Skiing: PITA TAUFATOFUA WORKOUT
OLYMPIANS TIPS This section of #STRONGER TOGETHER has these videos and many other Olympian tips for many different sports:
How to improve your running with: COLLEEN QUIGLEY
How to do a back dive tuck position feat. HONGPING LI
OLYMPIC STATE OF MIND Another section on this webpage has many videos to help you mental state as you workout:
Visualise success with Japan’s: ‘IRON GIRL’ AI UEDA
Visualise success with USA Wrestler: JORDAN BURROUGHS
Here are some incredible true stories of Olympic athletes that have endured tremendous challenges and overcome the obstacles in their way to success. Click on the blue links to place a book on hold or read a book review. Happy reading!!
My Fight / Your Fight by Ronda Rousey “Marked by her signature charm, barbed wit, and undeniable power, Rousey’s account of the toughest fights of her life—in and outside the Octagon—reveals the painful loss of her father when she was eight years old, the intensity of her judo training, her battles with love, her meteoric rise to fame, the secret behind her undefeated UFC record, and what it takes to become the toughest woman on Earth.” Read the full review here: GoodReads
Finding the Edge: My Life on the Ice by Karen Chen “Now for the first time, Karen shares the story of how she got where she is today—and where she’s going next. Karen has already overcome astounding obstacles, and her grit, determination, and positive attitude have made her future truly limitless. In Finding the Edge, she shares, in her own words, what it’s like to be Karen Chen—and what it takes to achieve the impossible.” Read the full review here: GoodReads
The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics by Daniel James Brown The emotional heart of the story lies with one rower, Joe Rantz, a teenager without family or prospects, who rows not for glory, but to regain his shattered self-regard and to find a place he can call home. The crew is assembled by an enigmatic coach and mentored by a visionary, eccentric British boat builder, but it is their trust in each other that makes them a victorious team. They remind the country of what can be done when everyone quite literally pulls together—a perfect melding of commitment, determination, and optimism. Read the full review her: GoodReads
FROM THE PTO
CALLING ALL SENIORS!
North PTO scholarship applications are available on the CCR Naviance site. We offer two $1000 scholarships; applicants' families need to be current PTO members (you can pay current year membership dues of $30 prior to submission of application on PushCoin or the PTO website). All applications are reviewed by an independent, external panel of three and the deadline is March 17, 2022.