Washburn Tech 7-8th Grade Summer Camp

Washburn Tech is pleased to offer a Summer Camp in June 2012 for youth entering the 7th, 8th, 9th, and 10th grades in August 2012.  Youth will be able to select four career areas per week to explore. 

  • June 4-8               Open to 7th and 8th grades
  • June 11-15  Open to 7th and 8th grades

For more information or to access the application, please go to:

http://www.washburntech.edu/main/site-info/Summer%20Camp.html

Deadline is May 9th. We are checking into ways to help with and/or cover the cost of the camp. Transportation may possibly also be provided.

 

VISINE® STUDENTS WITH VISION™ Scholarship Program

The first annual VISINE® STUDENTS WITH VISION™ Scholarship Program
is offering one-time $5,000 scholarships to students who have demonstrated a clear vision or goal for their future. High school seniors and current college students with a minimum GPA of 2.8 may submit an online application beginning February 15, 2012. The deadline to apply is April 16, 2012.
VISINE® STUDENTS WITH VISION™ Scholarship Program recipients are selected based on academic achievement, school and community involvement, financial need and demonstrated vision or goal.

For additional program information and to apply for this scholarship, please visit aim.applyists.net/Vision.

ACT Prep Workshop

ACT PREP WORKSHOP
When: Saturday, March 31st from 8:00am-12:00pm
Where: Emporia High School library
Cost: $8 for Science prep and $17 for English prep

To print off Registration Form go to: http://www.usd253.org/ehs/ACTtest/workshop.pdf

Presenters: Mr. Richard Irby, English teacher at Wichita Trinity Academy &
Mr. Matt Irby, Science teacher at Emporia High School (mirby@usd253.org)
SCIENCE (and suggestions for math and reading): 8am-9:10am
Itinerary: The Science portion of the workshop will begin first, running from 8:00am till 9:10am. Students can choose to just attend this session, just attend the English session, or attend both. Prices are above, depending on the students‟ wants or needs.
Format: During this part of the workshop, students will receive an ACT test/booklet with an analysis of each question/problem as well as an additional ACT sample set with practice problems. Students will also be given a sheet with tips, suggestions, and general concepts that will help with the science section of the ACT. (While there won‟t be direct instruction, there will be a sheet with tips and suggestions for the math and reading sections as well.)
Credentials: Mr. Matt Irby has taught Biology at Emporia High School for 7 years, Cell Biology/Microbiology for 5 years, Genetics for 5 years, and had taught Environmental Biology for 2 years. *This Fall’s workshop saw an overall score increase of almost 2 points per person.
ENGLISH: 9:15am-12pm
Credentials: Mr. Richard Irby is in his thirty-ninth year of teaching high school English, predominantly with Seniors.
Background for ACT workshop: “I recognized more than twenty years ago that students couldn‟t absorb/apply the information found in their 300-page grammar books; this was too overwhelming of a task. To alleviate this problem, I have condensed those grammar books into nineteen punctuation rules and twenty-two grammar rules. What has surprised me is that I ended up having no student make a punctuation or grammar error that could not be found on these two pages of handouts. And last year was my twenty-first year using these rules! Approximately 30% of the ACT questions/problems involve one of five writing strategies (such as choosing the most concise and/or most descriptive option). However, about 70% of the questions/problems deal with a mechanics issue—and 100% of all the mechanics issues can be found on my two pages of handouts…” –Mr. Richard Irby
Past ACT successes: Students who have taken Mr. Irby‟s English classes have consistently scored higher on their ACT tests. One example is a student who had a 21 on the English part of the ACT when he began the class in the fall of „06; he retook the ACT in the spring of „07 and obtained a 35 on the English part of the ACT. Concerning success from a three-hour ACT workshop, the most improved scores from the past three workshops have ranged from 8 to 11-point increases (35 students from a previous workshop averaged a 3.51 score increase—26% improved by 6 to 8 points).
The ACT Workshop: Students will be provided their own copies of these grammar and punctuation rules, along with some punctuation and grammar exercises to be covered during this workshop that will help them become proficient with these rules. They will also be provided with two paragraphs from a recent ACT test, along with an analysis of which punctuation and grammar rules (and/or which of the 5 strategies) applied to each problem/option.
*More details will be emailed out to those who sign up, and the workshop will be capped at 75 people! ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————-
Send this form and money to Emporia High School (attn: Matt Irby) by March 28th.
(checks made out to EHS)
Student Name: ______________________________ Email Address: ______________________________
Please check which session(s) you will attend: Science only ($8)___ English only ($17) ___ Both ($25)___

Up and Coming Professionals Accounting Scholarships

To apply go to: http://www.kscpa.org/up_and_coming_professionals/scholarships

High School Merit Scholarships Available to Students Entering Kansas Colleges & Universities

Scholarship amounts:

  • One (1) at $1,300
  • One (1) at $900
  • One (1) at $800
  • One (1) at $700
  • One (1) at $600
  • Fifteen (15) at $500

Deadlines:

  • Submission of Test Scores – March 7, 2012
  • Submission of application – April 18, 2012

Offered to high school seniors without regard to financial need who will be entering a Kansas college or university the following academic school year and plan to major in accounting.

Applicants are required to have ACT or SAT test scores submitted by a counselor or teacher and must complete and submit a comprehensive application designed to demonstrate their leadership activities and written communication skills.

Scholarships are selected by the KSCPA Accounting Recruitment & Education Committee.

EngineerGirl ~ 2012 Food Engineering Essay Contest

To apply go to: http://www.engineergirl.org/?id=14100

Contest Description

Shopping at your local supermarket is a different experience today than it was even 50 years ago. Today the food we eat comes from around the world and is often already prepared in a wonderful variety of ways. Engineers are actively involved in every step of the process—they design the specialized machines used to plant and harvest crops and develop unique manufacturing processes to prepare, package, and transport foods in safe and secure ways.

Consider these popular foods:tomato

  • Applesauce
  • Ice cream
  • Peanut butter
  • Potato chips
  • Sandwich bread
  • Spaghetti sauce

Grades 3-5: (No more than 500 words)
Choose one of the foods from the list and explain how it is produced, from the planting and harvesting of raw material to being ready to eat. Describe how engineers are involved in different steps of the process.

Grades 6-8: (No more than 750 words)
Choose one of the foods from the list and explain how it is produced, from the planting and harvesting of raw material to being ready to eat. Choose a technology critical to one or more steps in the process and explain how it works. Describe how different types of engineers (e.g. civil, mechanical, electrical, etc.) might have contributed to the design of the technology as well as key elements of that design.

Grades 9-12: (No more than 1500 words)
Choose one of the foods from the list and explain how it is produced, from the planting and harvesting of raw material to being ready to eat. Choose a technology critical to one or more steps in that process and explain how it works. Describe how different types of engineers (e.g. civil, mechanical, electrical, etc.) might have contributed to the design of the technology as well as key elements of that design. Talk about what engineers are currently doing to improve this technology. Be sure to include your references.

Contest Guidelines

Who Can Enter?

The contest is open to individual girls and boys in each of three categories (Choose your category by grade-level unless you are unsure of your grade):Bread

  • 3rd grade to 5th grade (Ages 8-11)
  • 6th grade to 8th grade (Ages 12-14)
  • 9th grade to 12th grade (Ages 15-18)

If you are a prior winner and have received a cash prize from EngineerGirl! in any of the above grade categories, you may not enter again in the same age group.

How Do I Enter?

Write an essay which addresses the requirements in the contest description. Essays should be clearly written. They may be shorter than, but should not exceed, the word limit listed in the contest description. Submit your essay with the help of your parent/guardian using our Online Submission Form.

When Is the Deadline?

Entries must be received by 6:00 p.m. (EST) on March 1, 2012.

What Are the Awards?

All winning entries will be published on the EngineerGirl! website. (Please review our publication agreement before you submit your essay.  All finalists will be asked to fill out and return the publication agreement in order to advance to the final round of judging.) In addition, all winners will receive the prizes listed below:

  • First-place winners will be awarded $500.
  • Second-place entries will be awarded $250.
  • Third-place entries will be awarded $100.
  • Honorable Mention entries will not receive a cash award but will be published on the EngineerGirl! website.