Student Services Newsletter

May, 2016

Camden County High School and CamTech High School Student Services Office

S. Wisinger, School Counselor

K. Stallings, Student Services Secretary, Registrar, Notary

252-338-0114 extension 225

kstallings@camden.k12.nc.us

swisinger@camden.k12.nc.us

Office Hours: 7:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m. (may vary)

College Foundation of North Carolina

All community colleges and many of North Carolina's four-year colleges and universities are still accepting applications for the coming year. Even if you haven't applied anywhere or weren't admitted to your first choice, there are still opportunities for you to enroll in college this fall.

To jump in the CFNC College Redirection Pool, talk with your counselor, go to www.CFNC.org/redirection or call 866-866-CFNC today!

The Virginian-Pilot Scholastic Team

Tenth through twelfth grade students who were selected to represent Camden County High School and CamTech High Schools as members of the Virginian-Pilot Scholastic Academic Team will be recognized in the Virginian-Pilot Scholastic Achievement section on Sunday, May 29, 2016.

Exploring College Options

Exploring College Options is a special recruitment program sponsored by the undergraduate admissions offices of five of the country's leading universities: Duke University, Georgetown University, Harvard University, the University of Pennsylvania, and Stanford University. During the spring or fall of each year, the Exploring College Options group will visit all 50 states, Puerto Rico, USVI and the District of Columbia. At each event, representatives from the five universities will conduct brief slide presentations about their institution and answer your questions about the sometimes-mystifying world of college admissions. You will learn what distinguishes one fine university from another, what competitive colleges look for in the selection process, and what you can do to enhance your college application.


The programs start promptly at 7:00pm unless otherwise noted. We suggest arriving 15 to 20 minutes beforehand to complete the sign-in process and find a seat. Programs typically last one and a half hours. Please feel free to bring your parent or guardian to the program, and if you have a friend who you think might be interested, please direct him/her to this website for registration information.


For more information and to register visit: www.exploringcollegeoptions.org.

AP Students

https://apstudent.collegeboard.org


Exam Administrations

Monday May 2nd 8:00 a.m. Environmental Science

Wednesday May 4th 8:00 a.m. English Literature and Composition

Thursday May 5th 8:00 a.m. Calculus AB

Friday May 6th 8:00 a.m. United States History

Wednesday May 11th 8:00 a.m. English Language and Composition


AP Credit Policy Search

Find colleges and universities that offer credit or placement for AP scores. For the most up-to-date AP credit policy information, be sure to check the institution's website.

https://apstudent.collegeboard.org/creditandplacement/search-credit-policies


AP Scholar Awards

Each fall, the AP Program mails AP Scholar Award certificates to recognize students who have demonstrated significant achievement on AP Exams. If you earned an award, you will be notified by email. https://apscore.collegeboard.org/scores/ap-awards/ap-scholar-awards

Bulletin for AP Students and Parents 2015-2016

Student checklist Getting ready for exam day 2016 exam schedule

SAT and ACT

Fee waivers are available for students who are economically disadvantaged.


SAT Test Dates and Registration Deadlines
May 7, 2016
June 4, 2016 Registration Deadline May 5, 2016

Late Online Registration Deadline May 25, 2016


SAT Score Delivery

March 5th test: May 10 score delivery

May 7th test: Mid-June score delivery

June 4th test: Mid-July score delivery

ACT Test Dates and Regular Registration Deadlines
June 11, 2016 Registration Deadline May 6, 2016

September 10, 2016

October 22, 2016

December 10, 2016

February 11, 2017

April 8, 2017

June 10, 2017


ACT Multiple Choice Score Availability

June 11th test: June 21, 2016

Beat the SAT $90 Saturday, 5/21 9-3:30 p.m. Cox High School, Virginia Beach

This one time class for all high school students is offered by 24 Hundred SAT Prep. For more information, visit http://www.24hundredsatprep.com/.
SAT Subject Tests

Show colleges your strengths in math, science, English, history, and languages. You could receive credit for introductory-level college courses. Learn about the tests, register, and practice.

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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

Selective Service System

https://www.sss.gov/ 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.

FAQs: https://www.sss.gov/QA

Camden County High School End of Year Activities

May
May 5, 2016 CTE Celebration - 6:00pm in CCHS Cafeteria
May 6, 2016 Prom 8:00pm at The Pines Restaurant
May 9, 2016 National Honor Society Induction 6:00pm in CCHS Cafeteria
May 10, 2016 CCHS Band Concert, ECSU Fine Arts Complex at 7:00pm
May 13, 2016 USCG JLP Awards 7:00pm at Camden Middle School Auditorium
May 20, 2016 USCG JLP Spring Salute 10:00am on CCHS Football Field
May 24, 2016 CCHS Senior Night and Awards 6:30pm in CCHS Gym
May 25, 2016 CCHS Underclassmen Academic Awards 6:30pm in CCHS Gym
May 30, 2016 Holiday School Closed
May 31, 2016 CCHS Athletic Awards 5:30pm in CCHS Gym
June
June 5, 2016 Baccalaureate 7:00pm CCHS Gym
June 8, 2016 Last day of School and Early Release
June 11, 2016 CCHS Graduation 10:00am on CCHS Football Field

Seniors Important

Please stop by the Guidance Office and let us
know what you are doing after graduation.
College….work….military…..
Let us know if you have received any awards,
scholarships, or participated in any programs this
year to be included in the awards banquet.

Class of 2016 Transcript Requests

If you are attending a school outside of North Carolina, did not apply through CFNC, or need copies of your transcript for orientation or a future transfer application, please let the guidance office know by the end of the school year. If a transcript needs to be sent to your college, please provide an addressed envelope. Senior transcripts will become available during the last two weeks of June. The student services (guidance) office will be closed during the first two weeks of July. The school is closed on Fridays during the summer. Please allow up to two weeks for transcripts to be processed during the summer. Final transcripts for Common Application schools will be submitted during the summer. A $5-8 per transcript processing fee applies for 2016 high school graduates beginning mid-August.

Summer Enrichment Opportunties

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The Shelton Challenge

NC Wesleyan College Campus
Rocky Mount, NC

Apply today!
Application Deadline: May 6, 2016

We believe there is a leader in everyone.

North Carolina Wesleyan is excited to invite you to be a part of the 6th annual General Hugh Shelton Leadership Challenge!

The Shelton Challenge is a six-day residential experience to help students expand their knowledge and skills of what it takes to be an effective leader. Offered to rising 9th grade to graduating 12th graders, hands-on activities focus on: personal leadership assessment and interpersonal dynamics, role of values and ethics in leadership, leadership traits and approaches, empowering others, civic and social responsibility, and goal setting.

Students also have the opportunity to participate in team building activities, low and high ropes courses, service project, and fun night activities to help students get to know others participating in the program.
Information highlights:

When: June 26 - July 1, 2016

Where: NC Wesleyan College, Rocky Mount, NC

Who can apply: 9th-12th graders, GPA of 3.0 (or higher)

More Information: Visit ncwc.edu/shelton-challenge
We hope to see you this summer for this wonderful leadership

Apply today!
Application Deadline: May 6, 2016

http://www.ncwc.edu/shelton-challenge/

River City Youthbuild Trades Training Center

The purpose of the Construction Trades/YouthBuild program is to provide economically disadvantaged youth with education and employment skills through opportunities for meaningful work in their communities by helping to meet the housing needs of homeless individuals and members of low-income families. The program is designed to provide on-site housing construction and rehabilitation work experience and off-site academic classes, job skills training, leadership development and supportive services for young adults, primarily high-school dropouts with ages ranging from 16 to 24. In addition to benefiting the youth participants, the program will also increase the supply of permanent, affordable housing for the homeless and low-income families. More information about AmeriCorps can be found at http://www.americorps.gov/about/ac/index.asp.

For more information please contact Danielle Felton, Mentoring Coordinator. 252-331-2925 ext. 235 or email: mentoring@rivercitycdc.org. Website: www.rivercitycdc.org.

The Riddle & Brantley, LLP, Scholarship Program


The Riddle & Brantley, LLP, Scholarship Program seeks to nurture the academic learning of outstanding students and propel the fulfillment of advantageous careers. Five scholarship grants worth $1,000 each will be given to deserving students who write winning essays. We are very enthusiastic to provide students a chance to further their education and attain a higher level of learning. We look forward to reviewing your application, and wish you success in all your future endeavors.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:

  • Be a U.S. citizen residing in North Carolina, or a legal permanent North Carolina resident.
  • Be accepted to an institution of higher learning.
  • Be a current high school senior registered at a North Carolina high school or
  • A college student enrolled at a North Carolina college (2- or 4-year).

ESSAY REQUIREMENTS:

The following documents must be provided for consideration (.doc, .docx, or .pdf format only) to scholarships@justicecounts.com:

  • A digital photo (.jpg) of yourself.
  • An essay entry focusing on the chosen theme for this year.
    • Include your full name, email address, mailing address and phone number at the top of your essay. This will be the information that we use to contact you if your essay is selected as the winner, but will not be shared with the public if you become a finalist. If you are one of the 5 winners, your name and image will be shared with the public.
    • Include 1-2 sentences about yourself. (What school, college or university you attend or plan to attend, and your plans for the future, and what school you are attending now.)

Employees of Riddle & Brantley, LLP, Consultwebs.com, Inc., their boards of directors and immediate family members are not eligible for this essay contest.

ESSAY FOCUS:

A persuasive essay on


HOW TO PREVENT TEENAGERS FROM DRINKING AND DRIVING

Your essay should be of no less than 500 words.



PRIZES:


The five best essay entries will be selected and five students will be granted $1,000 scholarships. The Law Firm Scholarship award recipients will be notified of the selection on or before June 1, 2016.






ESSAY PROGRAM TIMELINE:

  • Essay submissions open: February 1, 2016
  • Essay submissions close: May 20, 2016
  • Winners announced: June 1, 2016

SELECTION PROCESS

All essays and photos must be submitted to scholarships@justicecounts.com by the deadline of May 20, 2016.

The essays will then be judged by Riddle & Brantley, LLP. Judges will look for essays that are clear, original, well-supported and of serious nature. The best five essays will be selected from the above criteria.

We will notify all five winners of their selection on June 1, 2016. On that same date, a page will go live on www.justicecounts.com which will display the essays written by our best five prize winners.

Each winner of this essay contest will be awarded a check from the law firm of Riddle & Brantley, LLP. The check will be made out to your registered school. These funds must be used to pay for school tuition and/or school-related expenses.

INQUIRIES

For more information or questions about the Riddle & Brantley, LLP, Scholarship Essay Contest, you may email:

scholarships@justicecounts.com

The BigSun Scholarship for Athletes

The BigSun Scholarship

Apr 20, 2016 09:09 pm | Maria

The BigSun Organization is proud to be able to help young athletes succeed in their academic pursuits. In order to do their part, the BigSun Organization is offering an annual scholarship to a deserving student.

Who is eligible for the BigSun Scholarship?

All student athletes are eligible regardless of the sport they are engaged in. The student must be a high school senior or be attending a post secondary institute.

Applicants must answer the following questions in a 500-1000 word essay:

How did your participation in sports during your high school years influence you?
Has your participation influenced your career goals?
Has your participation influenced how you relate to your family?

How to submit:

All essay submissions should be sent to: athleticawards@bigsunathletics.com

When is the winner notified?

The winner will be notified within 2 weeks and the name of the winner will be posted on this website at that time.

When is the award received?

The award is mailed within 2 weeks of the deadline.

How much is the BigSun Scholarship worth?

The individual award is $500!

When is the deadline to apply for a BigSun Scholarship?

The deadline is June 17, 2016.

Good luck to all athletes who apply!

The post The BigSun Scholarship appeared first on Scholarships360.

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The Ayn Rand Founationhead Essay Contest

The Ayn Rand Fountainhead Essay Contest

Apr 21, 2016 10:47 am | Maria

Who is eligible to apply for the Ayn Rand Fountainhead Essay Contest?

This essay contest is open to 11th and 12th graders in high schools around the world.

Applicants have a choice of three different topics to write about. Essays will be judged on both style and content. Judges will look for writing that is clear, articulate and logically organized. Winning essays must demonstrate an outstanding grasp of the philosophic meaning of The Fountainhead. All the details can be found here.

How much are the prizes worth?

FIRST PRIZE: $10,000
5 SECOND PRIZES: $2,000
10 THIRD PRIZES: $1,000
45 FINALISTS: $100
175 SEMIFINALISTS: $50

When is the essay due?

The essay must be postmarked no later than April 29, 2016.

Best of luck to all applicants!

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Aspiring Business Professional

The scholarship is "Aspiring Business Professional" Scholarship. This is a $1,000 scholarship that will be awarded to students that are interested in pursuing a business degree at any accredited post-secondary school or college. Interested students can visit this link http://www.onlinembareport.com/ and find the scholarship located at the right side of the page and click on it.

The deadline for the scholarship is June 1, 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 www.offtocollege.info or www.suntrusteducation.com.

Camden County High School and CamTech High School