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Blog posts January 2015

Bank of America Student Leaders Program

The application period for the 2015 Bank of America Student Leaders program has been extended and will now close on Monday, February 2nd. All applications must be submitted by Monday, February 2 at 11:59pm (EST).  Students must submit a letter of recommendation, signed and on letterhead, with their …

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Bright Futures

All seniors need to create their Bright Futures account and submit all community service hours by Friday, February 13th.  Please come to guidance if you are unsure how to create your account!

USF Mini-Camp College Workshop

Walk for Wishes Community Service Opportunity

Boots and Bling-Community service Opportunity

Rugged Cross Youth Ranch and Reserve is hosting a "Boots and Bling" fundraiser on Saturday, January 31st.  Volunteers are needed from 1-10PM.  Please call Angela Spillis at 813-679-8386 for more details.

College Spotlight-Emory University


Emory University may lack the liberal arts prowess of the Northeastern schools with which it competes, but it’s a favorite of preprofessional students from both U.S. coasts. They come for its size (big, but not too big), location, and national reputation. Though most students are clean-cut and career-oriented, a freshman says the population ranges “from preppy, to Northeast and very designer-oriented, to hippie, and everything in between.” Regardless of how they’re dressed, students are challenged, not coddled, in the classroom; they form study groups and work together to succeed. An atmosphere of friendliness and Southern hospitality enhances the vibrant campus life.

Set on 631 acres of woods and rolling hills in the Druid Hills suburb of Atlanta, Emory’s campus spreads out from an academic quad of marble-covered, red-roofed buildings. Contemporary structures dot the periphery of the lush, green grounds. In recent years, Emory has expanded science and math research facilities, constructed an apartment-style living complex for upper-class students, added a performing arts center and a psychology building, and opened freshman residence halls, which make up a freshman quad. “I enjoy our location because it offers a homey, ‘neighborhood’ feel, while providing the optimal location just 15 minutes from downtown Atlanta,” says one senior.

Emory’s distribution requirements aim to develop competence in writing, quantitative methods, a second language, and physical education, and include exposure to the humanities, social sciences, and the natural sciences. Other required coursework helps broaden students’ perspectives on national, regional, and global history and culture. Finally, students take two seminars—one as freshmen (50 to 60 are available each term, limited to 15 students each) and one at an upper level. Entering freshmen seeking a smaller environment may want to consider Emory’s two-year Oxford College, located in a “small-town” atmosphere 30 miles away. There, 725 students earn associate’s degrees and then continue to the main campus to finish up. (Interested students should apply directly to Oxford.) Additionally, all freshmen participate in PACE (Pre-Major Advising Connections at Emory). The program brings together faculty, staff, and student leaders to mentor first-year students on the aspects of college life. Emory belongs to the Atlanta Regional Council for Higher Education, which lets students take courses at other area schools. The Center for International Programs Abroad (CIPA) offers more than 100 study programs on six continents. Participants earn Emory credit and Emory grades, and they can receive Emory financial aid, scholarships, and grants.

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Relay for Life 2015

Events Week of 1/26-1/30/15

1/26/15-Relay for Life Meeting at the Bloomingdale Public Library  6PM

1/27/15-Financial Aid Night at Jefferson High School 6-8 PM

1/29/15-Financial Aid Night at Gaither High School 6-8 PM


NACAC College Fair

Tampa Bay's NACAC National College Fair will be taking place on Sunday, March 1 from Noon - 3 PM at the Tampa Convention Center. Approximately 150 colleges and universities will be in attendance. The event is free and open to the public.


For registration please have your students visit www.goto…

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Community Service Opportunity

 Tampa/Houston Dynamo

Below are the primary needs on a weekly basis –along with approximately how much time could be earned in 1 week:
·        Concession (up to 4 hours)
·        Field Lining / Setup for games (up to 3 hours)
·        Complex Maintenance – ie: picking up tr…

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Private/Charter School Programming Night

Community Service-Relay for Life

Student who are interested in earning community service hours for participating in the Relay for Life event should see Mrs. Usher in guidance for more information.

Auburn University Engineering Day

This year's event is scheduled for February 27th from 8AM-1PM CST.  E-Day is an excellent opportunity for 7th-12th graders to explore the wide range of engineering disciplines.  Students can view exhibits, talk with faculty and departmental representatives.  Please register for E-Day at www.eng.aubu…

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HCC Career Quest

Junior College Planning Group

Junior Pre-College Planning Group


Dates: Mondays 2:15-3:15, Thursday 3:15-4:15, and Saturdays 10AM-12PM

Location: Media Center

Topics will include: Finding the best “fit” college, exploring careers and related    majors, writing an admission essay, asking for letters of recommendation, schola…

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Events Week of 1/19-1/24



1/20-Non-student Day

1/21-Relay for Life student meeting at 3PM 

1/22-Financial Aid Night at Brandon high School-6PM

1/24-SAT test


Sandra L. Jackson Memorial Scholarship Application

Scholarship applicants must be a graduating high school senior or first year college student majoring in education.  Applications are not renewable.  Applicants must be residents of the Tampa Bay Area.  The application deadline is March 1, 2015.  Scholarships will be awarded based on academic ach…

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The Woods & Wanton Chapter, Inc Scholarship Application

Scholarship Applicants must be a graduating high school senior or first year college student.  Applications are not renewable.  Applicants must be residents of the Tampa Bay Area.  The application deadline is March 1, 2015.  Scholarships  will be awarded based on academic achievement, financial n…

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College Sports Recruiting Scholarship

Who is Eligible

  • Any current of former student athlete. You do not need to be a college athlete to apply.
  • Current or future college students *High School seniors who will be attending college are eligible. 

What to Write

Write about a time you were the leader in an important moment on the fi…

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Spring Fling Volunteers Needed!

Brooker Elementary is seeking about 20 volunteers for the Spring Fling on Friday, March 27 from 3:30pm  until about 7:30pm.   Volunteers are also needed for Saturday, March 28 from 8:30am - 3:30pm.  Please come to guidance for more information and to sign up!

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