2017 Learner's Showcase Scholarship

Weld RE-4 Learner's Showcase Scholarship Information.

Who: All Windsor High School Students Grades 9-12

What: Here is your chance to win a scholarship for an innovative project that you created in one of your classes this year. All you need to do is prepare and deliver a 10 minute presentation about your project that:

  • defines the challenge and describes the process

  • identifies sources, references or creative inspirations

  • describes how you generated, selected and evaluated ideas and your process

  • the originality of your product


Entry Deadline: Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Preliminary Scholarship Judging: Tuesday, April 18, 2017, in the WHS Media Center

Final Scholarship Judging: Tuesday April 25, 2017, 8:00AM-2:00PM at the Weld RE-4 District Office Building located at 1020 Main Street, Windsor CO 80550

Winners Announced: May 4th, 2017, at the Learner's Showcase, Severance Middle School 6:00PM-8:00PM.

Why: The goal of the showcase is to give the community, business leaders, and governmental agencies a glimpse of the awesome learning and innovative projects happening in the Weld RE-4 School District!
AWARDS: There will be three Weld RE-4 Foundation scholarships for Windsor High School students that will be awarded at $500 each.


*Information regarding the preliminary showcase judging will be sent via student email address, so be checking your student email regularly.

Do you have an innovate project that you created in one of your classes this year? Would you like a chance to earn a scholarship for that innovative project

You can deliver your presentation with a slideshow, as an IGNITE, a poster or with a model. Prepare your communication to

  • peak the scholarship panel's interest
  • help the panel to connect to your project
  • manipulate your speed, tone, and volume to emphasize important ideas
  • provides multiple examples and interesting descriptions

Practice your presentation so that it will

  • demonstrate speaker energy with eye contact and physical gestures
  • include elements that are fun, lively, engaging, and powerful to the panel


Fro more details, please check out the Scholarship Presentation Rubric

How To Register:

Contact the teacher who's classroom you developed your project with or ask Mrs. Person, the WHS Media Center Specialist, and ask them to help you sign up for the Learner's Showcase Scholarship at this link (it is the same link used to register for the showcase):

http://www.weldre4.org/showcase

Mark these important dates on your calendars!

Wednesday, April 5, 2017: The deadline for WHS Scholarship entries.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017: The preliminary showcase judging will be held in the WHS Media Center.*

Tuesday April 25, 2017: The final judging will occur 8:00AM-2:00PM at the Weld RE-4 District Office Building located at 1020 Main Street, Windsor CO 80550.

May 4th, 2017: The showcase will take place at Severance Middle School 6:00PM-8:00PM.


*Information regarding the preliminary showcase judging will be sent via student email address, so be checking your student email regularly.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I register for the the scholarship after Wednesday, April 5, 2017?

  • No, the deadline is firm and allows time for information and notifications to be sent to presenters.


Do I need to present alone or can I present with a group?

  • In order for the scholarship to be awarded, group projects will need to be split into individual presentations so each presenter can present their part to the scholarship panel. At the Learner's Showcase on May 4, 2017 students can present together as a group.


Can I still present at showcase if I don't qualify for the finals?

  • Yes, but please notify us if you decide not to present at the Showcase on May 4, 2017 so you are not assigned to a presenters space and your name does not appear in the program.


Am I required to present at the showcase if I am chosen as a finalist?

  • Yes.


When will I know if I have won?

  • At 7:45PM, the night of the Learner's Showcase (May 4, 2017), an announcement will be made for everyone to return to the cafeteria for refreshments. a closing ceremony will be given and Innovative Education Scholarship Winners will be announced at this time.


How will I receive updates and important information?

  • All communication will occur via student email addresses. Please be sure to include your student email address in the registration form and check that email regularly for updates and important information.


How long does the presentation need to be?

  • Your presentation should be 10 minutes or less. At 9 minutes, you will be given a 1 minute warning.


What types of presentations can I give?

  • There are 3 types as follows:
  • Traditional - Usually at the front of a classroom with a slideshow to support oral presentation
  • Ignite - Similar to the traditional presentation, but delivered with 20 slides timed at 15 seconds each
  • Poster and/or Model - Usually at the front of a classroom with a large poster containing images and graphics or model like plants, sculpture, poems, art drawings, robotics, or electronics with a possible hands-on demonstration.


How should I dress when giving a presentation of this sort?

  • Please dress in a professional manner, as there will be 5-7 judges and we want to represent WHS in a positive light.


What types of equipment will be provided for me to use for my presentation?

  • A MacBook hooked to a projector will be provided. If you need other equipment, or are using your own device, please bring the appropriate adapters, or speak with Mr. Andres (curtis.andres@weldre4.org) at least a week before your presentation to make arrangements.