Trojan Daily

February 12, 2014

Scholarship News

Auburn University College of Sciences and Mathematics Summer Bridge 2014

The College of Sciences and Mathematics (COSAM) at Auburn University will be hosting Summer Bridge 2014, ahighly regarded precollege math and science enrichment program, starting on Sunday, June 1 and ending June 26, 2014. COSAM Summer Bridge is a four-week residential program that is limited to incoming minority freshmen who intend to major in one of the biological, chemical, physical or mathematical sciences or pursue a pre-health program of study. Summer Bridge is designed to bridge the gap between high school and the Auburn University learning community. Graduating seniors are encouraged to submit an application to this outstanding residential program. Please note that the deadline for receipt of the complete application packet is March 14, 2014. If you require more information about the program or would like an application, please visit

2014 Murray State Commonwealth Honors Academy for Juniors

Ninety rising seniors will join ten faculty, and an outstanding staff of administrator/teachers and
resident counselors for three weeks in an interdisciplinary living-learning environment on the Murray State campus. Applicants must be juniors and should have: a 3.5 GPA (on a four point scale) and an ACT score of 25 (or the equivalent PSAT/SAT score).

Students receive:
  • An additional 6 hours of free classes during their senior year of high
  • A $2000 per year housing scholarship at Murray State

The only cost is a one-time $195 tuition-processing fee (waived if the
student receives free or reduced student lunch or an ACT fee waiver).

The dates of the program are June 7-28, 2014. The deadline for student
applications is March 1. Additional information plus student applications
are available on-line at:

If you have questions, please call Lori Rogers, CHA Administrative
Assistant, at 270-809-3166 or e-mail her at

Buick Achievers Scholarship Program

Dedicated, community-minded students may qualify for scholarships up to $25,000 a year. Visit for program details and the online application. The deadline for applications is February 28th at 4:00pm CST. The following students are encouraged to apply:

  • High school seniors and current undergraduates
  • Those who plan to enroll full time at a four-year college or university in 2014-2015
  • Those who plan to major in a field of study that focuses on engineering, technology, design or business, with an interest in the automotive industry.

100 Black Men of America Scholarship

100 Black Men of America Application deadline is March 13, 2014 visit for details. Requires an essay and three letters of recommendation. Call 256-536-8050 with questions.

Summer Programs at J.F. Drake State Community and Technical College for Juniors and Seniors

Innovative and Awe-Inspiring STEM Camps for High School Students and Adult Learners encourage participants to seek future careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). These camps are sponsored by the National Science Foundation and the US Department of Homeland Security to stimulate the development of the nation’s future STEM workforce. There are five different summer camps from which to choose.

High School Summer Bridge combines traditional classroom learning, field trips, and hands-on opportunities. Students are exposed to classes in the areas of Mathematics, Physics, Biology and Computer Science. Applicants must be rising seniors or rising juniors. Each student completing all program requirements will receive a stipend and a tablet device. Additionally, students who successfully complete the program will receive three (3) college credit hours for CIS 146 Microcomputer Applications. GPA must be at least a 2.0, but no greater than a 3.2.

Adult Summer Bridge is created for working adults and recent high school graduates. The program provides an exceptional opportunity for those interested in expanding their knowledge in Math, Physics, Biology and Computer Science. Just as with the high school version of the program, participants will receive a stipend, a tablet device and college credit.

Robotics Camp is for rising or graduating seniors. Participants will be introduced to robotics manufacturing, will build a robotics assembly line, and mount and program the robots. Students who attend all six days of the camp session will receive a stipend.

Cyber Security Camp is for high school rising juniors and seniors. Students will be exposed to an integrated curriculum of math, electronics and computer science related to cyber infrastructure and security issues. Local cyber security professionals will present cyber security issues and career options to the campers. The college counselor will also conduct workshops to assist the students in developing good study habits and familiarity with college culture. Career Coaches will help students gain insight into STEM careers, local university options and career planning. Stipends will be provided as an incentive to participate in the camp.

Peers Promoting Peers gives students the chance to acquire life skills and build leadership qualities that lead to becoming a positive role models. The goal of this program is to help each peer mentor to fully develop his/her leadership potential and ability to help others. Peer mentors will explore college and career opportunities, participate in leadership enhancement workshops, assist instructors, and tutor their peers in the STEM subjects as needed. Peers Promoting Peers must have a GPA of at least 3.2 or above.

Sign up for our programs by visiting or call 256-551-7265 for details.

Judson College Scholarship/Preview Day

Judson College final Scholarship/Preview Day for 2014 Seniors is on February 15th. During a Student's visit, they can compete for scholastic awards by taking our exam, participate in an Athletic try-out or audition for the music or theatre scholarships. They will experience a taste of Judson College life as they intermingle with faculty, students, and staff, stroll the grounds, or enjoy lunch with us in the dining hall. Also includes a presentation outlining the comprehensive program of financial assistance. Students can stay in the dorm Friday Feb. 14th!! Spaces are limited, so call to reserve a spot today!! Dana Birdyshaw 256-226-0662

Judson Scholarship Day Exams: Awards are based on competitive scores, character references, high school transcripts, and test scores. The awards may be applied to any bachelor's-degree program at Judson.
AWARDS: (values based on a 4-year enrollment period)

One $54,480 full-tuition scholarship
Two $10,000 partial-tuition scholarships
Three $8,000 partial-tuition scholarships

Performing Arts Scholarship Day Auditions:
Orchestral Instruments
Theater Auditions

Perform two compositions of contrasting style from the standard repertoire in your performing area such as a Bach two-part invention, a movement from a sonata, standard art song repertoire, or an instrumental etude. Select compositions that will demonstrate your best qualities and potential. An accompanist will be provided. Memorization is required for vocal and piano auditions.

Athletic Try-Outs:
Eligibility for scholarship competition: All high school senior women and/or transfer students who have submitted a Judson application and $35 fee on or before preview/scholarship day 2/15.

They are taking applications and awarding scholarships at this time for 2014! Many scholarships are first come, first serve so apply TODAY! APPLY NOW

  • My Alarm Center Criminal Justice Scholarship - Deadline- July 1st
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Current Announcements

HGHS has a new phone number! Our main phone number has changed to 256-851-3220 and our fax is now 256-851-3221.

Hazel Green High School will host an AP Informational Night on Tuesday, February 11
at 7:00 p.m. in the cafeteria. This meeting is open for all students and parents of students who may be interested in registering for an Advanced Placement class in the 2014-2015 school year. For more information contact Elisabeth Smith at

HGHS will host a Registration Orientation for all students promoting to ninth grade for the 2014-2015 school year on Monday, March 3 at 6:30
in the new gym. For more information, contact Daniel Evans at or Liz Smith at

HGHS is offering a newly developed course called Computer Science Principles. CS Principles is a one-credit course designed to introduce students to the central ideas of professional-level computing and the primary principles of computer science. Look for it on your course registration sheet this spring!!

Don't miss the spring production of Dearly Departed
by the Hazel Green Dramatis Personae on Thursday, Friday or Saturday, March 6-8 at 7:00pm in the HGHS cafeteria. Tickets are $7 and can be purchased through any theatre student.

Auditions for Theatre IV are on Wednesday, February 19th in the black box at 3:00pm. All students must have a one minute monologue prepared with blocking and be ready to perform and answer questions about their character's objectives, motivations and obstacles. Please see Mr. Merritt with questions.

Drama students are selling gourmet bags of coffee for $10.
The coffee company is based in Madison, AL, and helps coffee farmers in Guatemala. They sell lots of their coffee to Starbucks, but it will be available here at HGHS for a limited time! Stop by Room C109 or email Clinton Merritt at to get yours today!

All students are required to have a current athletic physical on file in order to try out for any sport.
Huntsville Hospital Sports Center will be conducting physicals at MVMS on Monday, April 28th from 5:00-7:00pm, and at HGHS on Monday, May 5th from 4:30-6:30 (or whenever finished). The cost at both will be $10, and a copy at HGHS will be provided for parents. Please note that physicals signed by a chiropractor, RN, or LPN will no longer be accepted by AHSAA. All physicals must be signed by a MD or DO (orthopedic doctor).

On Saturday, February 22, Meridianville Middle School Band will host a Taco Luncheon and Auction in the MVMS Cafeteria and Gym!
All proceeds benefit the MVMS Band Program!

  • Lunch 11am-12:30pm
  • Silent Auction 11am-1:30pm
  • Live Auction 2-4pm

Any senior who would like to participate in this year's Follies can find information on the Duggan Webpage ( This site contains the calender of work sessions, guidelines for skits and videos, sign ups for musical or emcee auditions, directions for submitting slideshow pictures, Remind101 instructions, a list of sponsors, and other helpful information.

Cap and Gown pictures will be taken on February 27 for graduating seniors ONLY. There will be no spring pictures taken for underclassmen this year.

The Yearbook staff is now selling yearbooks AT SCHOOL.
If you did not buy online but you would still like to purchase a yearbook, please see Mrs. Brady or a yearbook staff member to order yours. Quantities are VERY limited so do not wait. Once they are gone--THEY ARE GONE. Students must purchase a yearbook in order to celebrate yearbook day with us in May. Books are $65. Get yours today.

The Trojan Miss Pageants will take place on February 15.
Little/Junior Miss - 10:00am, Trojan Miss - 7:00pm. Visit the Trojan Miss website for the latest pageant information, including registration and payment links.

The ACT Plus Writing assessment will be given to juniors on April 23 during school. Students should be preparing for the test by using the ACT Online Prep website that all juniors received a personal user name and password to. This is a great resource, and students are strongly encouraged to utilize this service provided to us. For more information, visit

Next available test date: April 12, 2014. Registration deadline: March 7, 2014. Visit to register.

Special Programs

Opportunity for service hours: Burritt on the Mountain's Spring Break Camp is coming soon!! Join us for a Gold Mountain-themed Nature Rangers Camp as a counselor for campers grades K-5, Monday thru Friday, March 24th-28th. Two camp counselor shifts are available each day (8:30am-2:30pm/1:45pm-5:30pm), or we’ll work with your schedule. Call or email Sherry Perry Jones at or (256) 533-1365 to volunteer or to find out more about this volunteer opportunity at Burritt on the Mountain. This is a perfect way to earn service hours!

Crestwood Teen Volunteer Award
sponsored by The Madison County Medical Alliance will present one student with a $1500 Apple Gift Card to purchase a computer for their college career. Eligibility: Must be a senior in high school for the 2013-2014 school year and have at least a 3.0 GPA. Student must plan to enroll in a postsecondary degreed or certified program for the 2014-2015 school year, be a resident of Madison County, serve as a teen volunteer at Crestwood Medical Center in Huntsville, Alabama (40 hours Minimum). Must be postmarked by March 15. For more information, contact

Union Chapel Missionary Baptist Church is hosting the annual Historically Black College and University Fair
on Saturday, February 15th (10 a.m. – 1 p.m.). There will be a financial aid workshop at 10:30 a.m. This event is free to the public. For more information, contact Pamela Thompson at 256-509-4554.

Toyota Teen Driver Video Challenge
: High school students, create a quick video that promotes safe driving for your chance to win $15,000 and the opportunity to re-shoot their entry video into a TV-ready PSA. Learn more at . Videos must be submitted by March 13, 2014.

Toyota Teen Driver School Sweeps: Enter quickly once a day on behalf of your school for a chance to win $5,000 to put towards safe driving awareness, as well as a Virtual Driving Simulator. Ten Runners-Up Schools will also receive cash prizes. Anyone can enter on behalf of a high school, so spread the word! Enter every day through April 15, 2014. Go to to enter!

West Point's Summer Leaders Experience
(SLE) applications will be open to juniors through April 11th. SLE is a great week of academic, military, and physical excellence. The program consists of daily morning physical training, academic classes, afternoon sports, a day of military training, administration of the Candidate Fitness Assessment (CFA), a West Point tour, and social functions. The academic program features workshops and class samplings from the Academy's curriculum. All participants are housed in the cadet barracks and meals are in the Cadet Mess. Students pay their own travel expenses plus a registration fee of approximately $400. Visit for application instructions.

US Naval Academy Summer Programs
- Summer STEM program is designed for rising 8th-11th graders who are interested in pursuing education in the science, technology, engineering and math fields. The Summer Seminar program, designed for rising 12th graders, gives students the opportunity to find out if they have what it takes to be a midshipmen. For more information, visit summer programs informational pamphlet

Siemens We Can Change the World Challenge encourages student teams from across the nation to solve environmental problems in their classrooms, schools, communities and beyond. More than $300,000 in prizing is at stake including an adventure trip to Alaska, scholarships, savings bonds, school grants and more! Register today at and start creating your team(s).

Huntsville Hospital Athlete of the Week – Recognition for students who not only excel as athletes but also excel in the classroom and in the community. Applicants must be seniors with at least a 3.5 GPA and include a photo with the application. Athlete of the Year will be chosen from the Athletes of the Week to receive a $1000 scholarship. Email for an application.

Dates to Remember

February 25 - Six Week Progress Reports

February 27, 2014 - Cap and Gown Pictures

March 6 - Navy Junior ROTC Area Manager's Inspection

March 9 - Daylight Savings Time begins

March 20 - Senior Follies Night Production (7 p.m. HGHS Gymnasium)

March 21 - Senior Follies Day Production

March 20 - Report Cards

March 24-28 - Spring Break

April 15 - Three Week Progress Reports

April 25 - Prom (tentative) VBC

April 28 - Athletic Physicals at MVMS (5:00-7:00pm)

May 1 - Six Week Progress Reports

May 5 - Athletic Physicals at HGHS (4:30-6:30pm)

May 5-21 - AP Test Dates HGHS

May 14 - Senior Awards Day (9:00 - 11:30am)

May 15 -Senior Exams (1st and 2nd)
May 16 - Senior Exams (3rd and 4th)

May 15 - Junior Awards (8:30-9:00am)

May 15 - Sophomore Awards (10:00 - 10:30am)

May 16 - Freshman Awards (8:00 - 8:30am)

May 20 - Graduation Practice (10 a.m.-12 p.m. VBC Arena)
May 20 - Graduation (7:00 p.m. VBC Arena)
May 29 - Last Report Card

Permanent Announcements

Positive and Productive Days - Visit to read Mr. Long's blog. Look for posts each week!

Procedure for Riding the Bus with a Friend
- Any student who plans to ride home on a bus with a friend or to another address should follow the procedures below. No student will be allowed to ride to a different address without verification of parent/guardian approval by a school official.

1. A parent/guardian note should be turned in before first block to the receptionist desk at the back of school. The note should contain the address and information for the bus driver and should include the date and a correct phone number for verification purposes.

2. Pick up the verified note from the receptionist during lunch.

3. Give the note to the bus driver when entering the bus at the end of the school day.

Juniors Have Free Access to ACT Online Prep - All juniors received a personal user name and password to the ACT Online Prep website. This is a great resource to be used in preparing for the ACT Plus Writing assessment which will be given to all of our juniors students on April 23 during school. All students are strongly encouraged to utilize this service provided to us. For more information, visit

First Priority/FCS
meets every Tuesday morning at 7: 20 in the Choir Room. All students are welcome to attend.

Parenting Assistance Line:
PAL is a service where anyone can call a toll free number 1-866-962-3030 and receive useful, practical information and assistance with developmental and parenting questions and concerns. Available 8:00am – 8:00pm (central time) Monday – Friday.

Going green at “the Green”. The Hazel Green High School Special Education Department needs your old cell phones and ink cartridges. Items to be recycled can be given to a Special Education teacher or left for collection at the office. Your support of our recycling fundraiser is greatly appreciated.

Reward Cards:
Parents/Students/Employees, please remember to use your reward cards when you visit Publix and Hazel Green Pharmacy. Every time you have them swipe your card, HGHS will receive a portion of the sale. If you need a reward card, just stop by the main office to pick one up.

Pay for your child’s meals from the convenience of your home or office 24/7

Click on the following link: .

Driver’s permit:
Students /Parents, remember to pick up the Student Enrollment Form before you go to get your permit. The driver’s license department will not allow you to take the test unless you have this form and it cannot be faxed after you get there. These forms are good for 10 days only.

Loyalty Reward Tags:
(Hazel Green Pharmacy Loyalty Key Tag Program) Parents/Students/Employees, please remember to use your loyalty key tag when you visit Hazel Green Pharmacy. Every time you purchase a Prescription/Gift/OTC have them swipe your tag. HGHS will receive a portion of the sale. If you need a loyalty key tag. Just stop by the main office to pick one up.

The special education department recycles the following items
. They can be working or non-working and can be dropped off at the front office or in room C-115: Cell Phones, Gold jewelry, Ink Jet Printer Cartridges, Laptops & Netbooks, MP3 Players, Digital Cameras, Digital Video Cameras, GPS Devices, Radar Detectors, Kindle & Sony Book Readers

Online Payments
You may now pay fees and purchase tickets to sporting events online. Check out the EZ Ticket Live website. For fees, click here , and to purchase tickets click here .