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March 17, 2023

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Women's History Month

March 17th - Brought to you by the Women’s Studies class and Katie Notch

Today in Women’s History month, we are featuring Shirley Raines. Shirley Raines, who was named CNN’s 2021 Hero of the Year and deservedly so, is the founder of the non-profit organization “Beauty 2 the Streetz”. Starting around 8 years ago, this organization provides food, water, and hygiene supplies to the homeless people of Los Angeles. Shirley uses her widespread platform on Instagram and TikTok to bring awareness to the struggles and hardships of the homeless population, and to show her some 4 million viewers that you never know what someone is going through, while also helping the less fortunate see the worth in themselves with a haircut, warm meal, or hug.

Graduation Master of Ceremony Auditions

Congratulations! You are almost to Graduation! We will have a Graduation Master of Ceremonies (MC) for our 2023 Cambridge Commencement Exercises. The MC will make an introductory speech at the beginning of the event and introduce speakers throughout the ceremony. If you are interested in auditioning for this spot, please complete the form below by March 20, 2023, at 4:00 pm. Audition information will be sent out later that week and will occur Monday, March 27, and March 28, if needed. Thank you for your interest in this important role in the Class of 2023 Commencement Exercises.

MC Audition Interest Form

Congratulations FBLA!

Congratulations to our FBLA competitors this past weekend! The Cambridge chapter received the Superior Chapter Award and our bears competed in over 50 events. We are so proud to send 9 students to the National Leadership Conference this summer.

1st place in Marketing – Nikki Lakhotia & Sam Schaich

1st place in Entrepreneurship –Jennifer Kang & Sam Schaich

1st place in Computer Game & Simulation Programming – Neha Chimakurty & Arshiya Rahman

3rd place in Computer Problem Solving – Dylan Zlatev

3rd place in Marketing – Ava Morrison

4th place in Intro to Social Media Strategies – Maria Lemos & Negin Soltanian

5th place in Intro to Business Concepts – Pradyun Padi

5th place in Public Service Announcement – Meher Sayal & Selorm Dente

6th place in Intro to Information Technology – Shreyas Palwai

7th place in Business Plan – Adithya Vangapandu & Pradyun Padi

7th place in Journalism – Selorm Dente

7th place in Supply Chain Management – Grant Jordan


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Congratulations SkillsUSA State Winners!

The Cambridge SkillsUSA chapter sent over 100 students to compete in various competitions last weekend at the State SkillsUSA Conference. Our chapter received the Largest Chapter Award with over 300 members. For the tenth year in a row, Cambridge has a state officer, Ava Smith, who was selected as a Georgia State Officer for SkillsUSA. Amongst the many Gold, Silver, and Bronze medals won, Cambridge will send 26 students to the National SkillsUSA competition this summer to compete in eight competitions.

See a list of all the winners from the State Convention. Congratulations!

This Week in Bear Country


Girls Varsity Soccer - at home vs. Westminster at UGA - time TBD

Girls Varsity Gymnastics - at Milton Showcase at Infinity Gymnastics - 6:00 pm

Girls JV Tennis - at JV Playoffs

Girls Varsity Tennis - vs. AAC Mixed Doubles Tournament at Johns Creek

Boys Varsity Tennis - vs. AAC Mixed Doubles Tournament at Johns Creek

JV Baseball - at Milton - 6:00 pm

Girls JV Lacrosse - at home vs. Mill Creek - 6:00 pm

Girls Varsity Lacrosse - at home vs. Mill Creek Senior Night - 7:30 pm


Varsity Track - at Roswell - 9:00 am

Girls Varsity Tennis - vs. AAC Mixed Doubles Tournament at Johns Creek

Boys Varsity Tennis - vs. AAC Mixed Doubles Tournament at Johns Creek

JV Baseball - at home vs. Chattahoochee - 11:00 am and 1:30 pm

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Navy at Cambridge

A representative of the US Navy will be at Cambridge on March 21 during all lunches in the cafeteria. Stop by and learn more about a career in the Navy.
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Summer Enrichment Dual Enrollment

For more information Summer Enrichment Dual Enrollment, including eligibility, approved college courses, and participating colleges. Students must apply to the participating college and complete the Fulton County Schools Dual Enrollment contract by the March 31 deadline.

For more information

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Check out new scholarship opportunities and information on HOPE and Zell Miller.

New Scholarship Opportunities

Sparkling Ice Flavorful Futures $5,000 Scholarship

The Flavorful Futures Scholarship is open to high school seniors pursuing higher education and using their passion to add flavor in their communities and beyond. Select one of the designated focus pillars, or create your own. Tell us how the pillar reflects your passion and how a scholarship can help you achieve your goals for the future.

The pillars are:

  1. Sustainability Initiatives
  2. Diversity and Inclusion
  3. Community Involvement
  4. Other – Tell us your unique passion and how it will drive your Flavorful Future.

For more information, eligibility, and to apply

Grace Woodruff Scholarship - $1,000

The Purpose of the Grace Woodruff Scholarship Fund is to provide scholarships to deserving high school graduating seniors intending to pursue a course of study at either a two-year or four-year educational institution.

The Grace Woodruff Scholarship Fund will award $1,000 to three girls in each state: South Carolina, North Carolina, and Georgia. NOTE: Scholarship funds will be awarded to the student upon evidence of registration in an accredited higher educational institution.

For more information, eligibility, and a link to the application, visit Scholarships.

Job Opportunities for Graduates

There are over 40 highway contractors actively hiring high school graduates statewide. To learn more, connect with the employers directly.

Georgia Road Jobs

Senior Walks

Take a walk back to where your education began, your elementary school. Our feeder schools are hosting a "Senior Walk" to honor you and your accomplishments. Wear your graduation cap and gown for this favorite senior event.

Thursday, May 16, 2023
1:00 pm

  • Amana Academy
  • Birmingham Falls
  • Cogburn Woods
  • Summit Hill
  • Manning Oaks
  • Alpharetta
  • Fulton Academy of Science & Technology

Seniors! College Application Fee Waivers

Georgia Finance Commission, in partnership with the University System of Georgia, the Technical College System of Georgia, and private colleges and universities, are offering Georgia high school seniors application fee waivers during the month of March. Check out the colleges participating and the link below.

Apply to College Initiative

Senior Slide Show

The PTSA is collecting photos for the senior slide show. If you would like to include photos, please email them Include the names of the senior students pictured. Seniors only, please (or seniors with siblings). Images should be school appropriate. There is a maximum of 2-3 photos per submission. Please know there is no guarantee all submitted photos will be used. The PTSA would like to have at least one of every senior represented.

Thank you, Cambridge PTSA, for coordinating the Senior Slideshow.

Fall 2023/Spring 2024 Fulton Virtual Course Registration

Students approved to take Fulton Virtual Courses in the Fall of 2023 and/or Spring of 2024 can register through Fulton Virtual (Vector). Visit the Fulton Virtual registration for instructions on registration and essential information about Fulton Virtual courses and expectations.

Students must have completed the "Cambridge Contract for Online Classes" as part of the 2023-2024 Course Verification process. Counselors will review the contract, and approval status will be emailed (from Sydney Johnson) to the student email addresses noted on the contract. If approved, students can proceed with the FVS course registration process. For questions, please contact your counselor.

Dual Enrollment - Hard Deadline

March 31, 2023,* is the hard deadline, with no exceptions, for Summer and Fall Dual Enrollment terms. Use the Dual Enrollment Checklist to ensure you complete all the steps (1-6) before the deadline. Visit the Dual Enrollment page at > Academics > Dual Enrollment to view a presentation detailing the enrollment steps and download the contract and checklist.

* Students applying to Georgia State University must submit all required documents to their Cambridge counselor and GSU by March 24, 2023, to register early for classes.

Have questions? Students are encouraged to attend one of the two remaining Dual Enrollment help sessions held each Thursday in room 2.428. The sessions are available at the beginning of both lunch periods. Students can ask questions and receive assistance on the process and courses. The final help session is on March 23.

For questions, please contact your counselor. For college-specific questions, please contact the college.

Summer Learning

High School Summer Learning allows students to accelerate or recover credits between school years. The summer session is a condensed version of content provided during the school year. For more information on Summer Learning opportunities, criteria, and upcoming links to registration, visit Fulton Schools / Extended Learning.

Registration dates:

Online registration is open from March 1 - May 25, 2023

Late registration for Face-to-Face - May 30 and June2, 2023, at the summer learning site

Fulton Virtual School: May 31 - June 2, online

Face-to-Face session:

June 5 - July 10, 2023

Hours: 8:20 am - 12:20 pm

Fulton Virtual School:

May 31 - July 12, 2023

College Visits

New Virtual College Visits at Cambridge have been added. Juniors and Seniors can sign up to hear from admissions representatives from their favorite colleges and universities through Naviance.

University of Kentucky - Thursday, March 16 at 9:15 am

Apply to the University of North Georgia Free

Students can apply to the University of North Georgia for free during the month of March. Apply through GaFutures and use the waiver code: ungadissions.

UNG Application

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