Great Opportunities!

Great Opportunities!
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4/19/2018
Volunteer Opportunities:
  • Mount Olive Pickle Fest - They need high school and college students, as well as adults. Students should be at least 16. Volunteers receive a N.C. Pickle Festival t-shirt to wear while they work as well as string bags. They also provide certificates to document community service hours for students who need them at the end of their shift. Volunteers are needed on Friday, April 27 as well as on the festival main day Saturday, April 28.  Sample jobs include:  Distribute Festival maps & schedule of events to Festival patrons; Run errands as needed; Assist with handicapped parking; Work in the Information booth; Assist with vendor area assignments; Assist with placing signs and banners around town; Help with Special Events –Pickle Packing Production Challenge, Mascot Race, Chili Cookoff, Student Art Contest, and more!
  • Special Olympics Summer Games - June 1-3 in Wake County.  Interested in helping?  To sign up, go to:
http://specialolympicsnorthcarolina.volunteerlocal.com/volunteer/?id=26934 
  • School Street Learning Center Community Day - May 11th from 8AM-12PM. Volunteers are needed to help set up, break down and interact with the kids.  All volunteers will be offered lunch.  To volunteer, please phone 919-731-5960 and tell them you'd like to help out.

 

 

 

Key Club International Convention is June 30th - July 9th in Chicago Illinois. Some places we’re going to are Cedar Point Amusement Park, Shedd Aquarium, a Cubs Baseball game, Art Institute of Chicago, and at the actual convention there’s leadership training. The cost is 1099.00 and 599.00 is due May 1st. Contact Kasey Jones for more details if interested in attending:  kaseydjones@icloud.com.



4/11/2018
Volunteer Opportunity - 
Helping with the Wayne County Senior Games.

At this time they really need volunteers on April 19, 2018 5:00pm -7:30pm at the Paramount Theater to help back stage with the Senior performance.  They also need volunteers on April 23, 2018 at the WA Foster Center from 9:00-12:00pm, and April 30, 2018 from 10am -12pm at Herman Park and Rec for the Senior Luncheon and Awards.  The students will be serving lunch to the participants of senior games.  See Ms. Loury if you think you can help.

There will be a food drive this month starting Monday.  Please bring any non-perishable items to your House.  Please consider helping someone in need.

Looking for a job?  Wayne County will be holding a Job Fair on Tuesday, April 24th from 10AM-2PM at the new Maxwell Convention Center on Wayne Memorial Drive.

Greetings from the College of Agriculture & Life Sciences (CALS) at NC State University!  We are eager to share a wonderful opportunity for you coming up this summer, July 17-19, 2018 at NC State University called Grow Academy. 
Grow Academy is a collaborative effort between Horticultural ScienceCrop and Soil SciencesPlant and Microbial BiologyAnimal Science, and Poultry Science at NC State. The Academy empowers high school math, science, and technology educators with the knowledge, skills, and hands-on curricular activities to teach NC Standards for Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, and Common Core Math concepts in an agricultural context. 

It is an all-expenses paid, residential, 3 day workshop at NC State that will provide immersive and research-focused experiences in plant, animal, and soil sciences for secondary technology, science, and math educators. 

We are now accepting applications but spots are limited.
Visit this link to apply: http://go.ncsu.edu/growacademyapplication

3/27/2018
Looking for something to do this Summer?? Many programs are available at area college campuses to allow students to get experience and grow in knowledge and confidence.   Check these out!  Many may offer opportunities for financial aid.

NC State:  there's everything from Vet Camp, Communication Camp, Engineering Camp, Design Camp, Teen Writers' Workshop and so much more.  

Appalachian State:  
  • Forensic Science Camp, 
  • Anatomy and Physiology Camp

Meredith College:  
  • Looking Toward College for rising 10th, 11th and 12th grade female students.

NC Central University:  
  • Summer Youth Business and Entrepreneurship Academy June 23-30 - open to rising 10th, 11th and 12th grade students with a B average. Selected students receive a full scholarship to cover the cost of he program.  Deadline to apply is April 20th.
  • NC Central Legal Eagle Camp -exposing high school students interested in pursuing a career in law.  Camp is limited to 36 students.  Application opened March 1st.  Check it out at: http://law.nccu.edu/clinics/community/legal-eagle-law-camp/ 
  • NC Central Brite Futures Biotechnology Camp - see Ms. Loury for an application and more information.
UNCW:  
UNCG Summer Camps:  
  • CHANCE a college readiness program for Hispanic students, 
  • Herpetological Research Camp
  • Summer Arts and Design Camp

UNC Pembroke:  
  • SAT Summer Institute
  • Kids in the Garden
  • Music Camp

Peace University (Raleigh):  
  • Biology Camp
  • Exercise and Sports Science
  • Musical Theatre
  • Simulation and Game Design
  • Podcasting Camp

Wayne CC:
  • Video Game Accdemy
  • Automotive Camp
  • Information Technology Academy
  • Allied Health Career Exploration
  • Emergency Responders Camp
  • Fashion Camp
  • Photoshop Magic Camp

3/19/2018
Juniors looking to take the ACT or SAT this Spring or Summer?  There are a few more opportunities to take it before that all important senior year.  See Ms. Loury if you are a student who is approved this year for free/reduced lunch to receive a waiver.
  • ACT will test on June 9th (register by May 4th) and July 14th (register by June 15th). Register at act.org, but wait until you have received your test results from our Feb. test first.  You will need your test ID#. 
  • SAT will test on June 21st and deadline to register is May 4th.  Register anytime at sat.org/register.  

Great New Student Opportunities

ACT-SO:  Sponsored by the Goldsboro/Wayne NAACP - this competition is for all high school students who have talents in the following areas:  vocal music, instrumental music, drawing, painting, dance, oratory, drama, math, photography, poetry, physics and sculpture.  Date of the competition is April 6th at 7PM at Greenleaf Vision of Faith Community Center on N. William St.  One winner from each represented category will advance to the state competition and winners from the state competition will advance to the national competition.  If you are interested in competing, students are asked to emailsbshebarnes@gmail.com or call (919) 273-3632 for more information.

NC Community Development Initiative 2018 Youth Leadership Program:  this is an opportunity for current JUNIORS to receive a 5-week PAID internship right here in Wayne County from June 14-July 27.  Students who are selected will be expected to be at their host site from 9AM-5PM Monday-Friday.  A stipend of $2,250 will be awarded to selected students for this internship.  Interns are required to to attend 2 leadership sessions to be held in Raleigh; one on June14-15 and July 5-July 7.  Deadline to apply is May 4th.  Applications can be found at:  http://ncinitiative.formstack.com/forms/2018_student_application_ylp
To read more about this great opportunity, visit:  www.ncinitiative.org/youth.  See Ms. Loury if you have questions.


3/12/2018
Student Opportunities:
Co-op Leadership Camp!  This camp is open to 9th, 10th and 11th grade students.  The week-long camp (June 18th-22nd) helps students learn about cooperative businesses, leadership and team building. The camp is held each year at the NC FFA Camp at White Lake, NC.  To see more information about the camp or to see a video, visit:  www.CCNC.coop.  There is no cost to this camp.  Interested students should see Ms. Loury for an application.

The Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc of the Epsilon Phi Omega Chapter will sponsor a College Fair highlighting "The HBCU Experience".  Date of the event is Sat. March 17th from 10AM-2PM at the WA Foster Center on South John St.  This event is FREE and open to the public.  Ten NC HBCU's wil be present and will have resources, answer questions and more.  For more information, call 919-621-3973 or visit www.epsilonphiomega.com.

Johnson C. Smith University, an HBCU from Charlotte, NC will host a "Getting into College" seminar on March 24th from 2-4PM at Faith Presbyterian Church (Berkeley Blvd) for students in grades 9-12.  Seminar topics include:  test preparation, financial assistance, qualifying for college and more.  There is no cost for the event.  To conform your attendance, contact Cheryl Davis at(919) 394-6632 by March 15th.

The City of Goldsboro and Wayne County will host a Human Relations Banquet on Friday, March 16th at 6:30PM.  This is an opportunity to promote community building, inclusiveness and togetherness through our youth.  Seats are limited so to purchase tickets, contact the city's Community Relation's Department at (919) 580-4360 or email ssimpson@goldsboronc.gov.

3/1/2018
Student Opportunities:
UNCG College Tour
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Sophomores and juniors only!  We will be going to UNC Greensboro on Wed. April 11th.  Bus will depart at 8:30AM and will return @4:30 PM.  We will eat lunch on campus so students should bring money for food.  Cost will be between $5-10.  As soon as I know for sure, I will let you know.  Students can sign up with Ms. Loury.  Limit is 40 students.

Sophomores/Juniors

Ms. Loury will again be taking a group to Raleigh for the National College Fair on Tuesday, March 20th.  This fair usually hosts some 200+ colleges from NC and around the country - even overseas schools. Students can pick up materials from the schools, ask questions or attend a few workshops. We will leave WEMCHS @3PM and return @8-8:30PM.  We will stop on the way home for something to eat so students will need money for food.  Cost to attend is $5.  Students need to come sign up in person - student limit is 40.


Co-op Leadership Camp!  This camp is open to 9th, 10th and 11th grade students.  The week-long camp (June 18th-22nd) helps students learn about cooperative businesses, leadership and team building. The camp is held each year at the NC FFA Camp at White Lake, NC.  To see more information about the camp or to see a video, visit:  www.CCNC.coop.  There is no cost to this camp.  Interested students should see Ms. Loury for an application.

The Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc of the Epsilon Phi Omega Chapter will sponsor a College Fair highlighting "The HBCU Experience".  Date of the event is Sat. March 17th from 10AM-2PM at the WA Foster Center on South John St.  This event is FREE and open to the public.  Ten NC HBCU's wil be present and will have resources, answer questions and more.  For more information, call 919-621-3973 or visit www.epsilonphiomega.com.

Johnson C. Smith University, an HBCU from Charlotte, NC will host a "Getting into College" seminar on March 24th from 2-4PM at Faith Presbyterian Church (Berkeley Blvd) for students in grades 9-12.  Seminar topics include:  test preparation, financial assistance, qualifying for college and more.  There is no cost for the event.  To conform your attendance, contact Cheryl Davis at (919) 394-6632 byMarch 15th.

The City of Goldsboro and Wayne County will host a Human Relations Banquet on Friday, March 16th at 6:30PM.  This is an opportunity to promote community building, inclusiveness and togetherness through our youth.  Seats are limited so to purchase tickets, contact the city's Community Relation's Department at (919) 580-4360 or email ssimpson@goldsboronc.gov.


2/21/2018
Student Opportunities:
Sophomores/Juniors:  Ms. Loury will again be taking a group to Raleigh for the National College Fair on Tuesday, March 20th.  This fair usually hosts some 200+ colleges from NC and around the country - even overseas schools. Students can pick up materials from the schools, ask questions or attend a few workshops. We will leave WEMCHS @3PM and return @8-8:30PM.  We will stop on the way home for something to eat so students will need money for food.  Cost to attend is $5.  Students need to come sign up in person - student limit is 40.

UNCG College Tour:
Rising juniors and rising seniors only!  We will be going to UNC Greensboro on Wed. April 11th.  Bus will depart at 9:30AM and will return @7-7:30 PM.  We will eat lunch on campus so students should bring money for food.  Cost will be between $5-10.  As soon as I know for sure, I will let you know.  Students can sign up with Ms. Loury.  Limit is 40 students.


1/31/2018
Those students who were interested in applying for the Goldsboro Summer Youth Employment Initiative advertised weeks ago but were not able to attend the mandatory orientation session...there will be another session tonight in the Moffatt Auditorium at 6PM. This opportunity is only open to students living within Goldsboro City limits and who are at least 14 years of age.  See Ms. Loury if you questions.

WCC in having an information session for student's to learn about the following Allied Health Programs:  Dental Hygiene, Dental Assisting, Nursing, Medical Assisting, Pharmacy, and Medical Laboratory.  The meeting will take place on Thursday, Feb. 8th in Pine Building, Room 225 at 12-1PM and also at 5:30-6:30. Topics to be covered are admissions criteria, program expectations, career opportunities and financial aid.


1/26/2018
Great Student Opportunities!

It's time for the annual Optimist Club's Oratorical Contest.  The speech contest is resigned to inspire today's youth to motivate and inform others through the art of public speaking.  It provides young people with the opportunity to compete for a college scholarship and express their views on a pre-assigned topic.  This year's topic is:  "Where are My Roots of Optimism?"  The length of the speech must be at least 4 minutes but not over 5 minutes.  See Mr. Nicholson if interested in this opportunity.  Deadline for applicants is March 6th.

The Optimist Club also sponsors an essay contest.  This essay is designed as an opportunity for students to write about their own opinions regarding the world in which they live.  The approach can encompass a young person's personal experience, the experience of their country or a more historical perspective. Participants also have the opportunity to win a college scholarship.  The essay's topic is: "Can Society Function without Respect?" The essay must be between 700-800 words.  
See Ms. Loury for information on this contest.  Deadline is Feb. 15th.

Morehead Planetarium and Science Center is hiring North Carolina high school students as summer student assistants for the GSK Science in the Summer Program. A WEMCHS student applied and actually got this opportunity last year – great experience!

 

They are looking to fill up to 40 positions for 10 surrounding counties (Alamance, Chatham, Durham, Franklin, Granville, Harnett, Johnston, Orange, Vance, and Wake) with their respective high school students. I am currently checking to be sure our students can participate again this year.

·  High school student applicants MUST be at least 16 years of age by the first day of work assignment in June. 

·  The deadline is February 9, 2018.  Applicants should not wait until the last minute due to our online application process. Teachers also MUST complete an online recommendation form (get your current science teacher to do this if they are willing. The link for this form can be found within the links below. Please be sure to carefully read the instructions particularly regarding the recommendation section.

 

Application information including required documents and dates are provided at the following link (http://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/133333OR (http://sis.moreheadplanetarium.org/sis/employment).


12/4/2017
There is a new chess club at WCC and we are trying to spread the word. The club will put on tournaments for people of all skill levels and beginners are welcome to join. The club will meet on Thursdays at 4:30 in the Academic Skills Center in WLC. If you have any questions or need more information please come see me and I will put in contact with a club member.

Check out these new opportunities at NC State for those interested in all kinds of design.

High School Industrial Design Workshop
Saturday, January 20th 10am-4pm
Instructor: Prasad Joshi, Industrial Design Graduate Student
Registration Fee: $75.00
Prasad Joshi is an international student from India studying in the Masters of Industrial Design program at NC State University College of Design. His background is in Mechanical Engineering, and as an Industrial Design student he has worked with LG, Coca-cola, Burt's Bees, 
Under Armor, UNC hospital and Rex hospital on various projects. Prasad has many interests from designing medical products to designing children's toys. He loves industrial design and sharing his passion for design with teen audiences.

High School Landscape Architecture Workshop
Saturday, January 27th 10am-4pm
Instructor: Madalyn Baldwin, Landscape Architecture Graduate Student
Registration Fee: $75.00
Madalyn is a first year Master’s student in Landscape Architecture, with a bachelor’s degree in Studio Art (printmaking concentration) from Warren Wilson College. Outside of school, Madalyn loves to draw, go on forest walks, and play with her plant collection of cacti, orchids, and other tropical plants. She started studying landscape architecture as a way to merge her love of plants, ecology, and art & design. 

See Ms. Loury if you are interested in applying to these two workshops.

Also from NC State...

Design Camp 2018 - registration opens on January 11th (scholarships to attend are available).  Check out the camp details at:  https://design.ncsu.edu/designlab/programs/
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11/28/2017
Community Info:
Jackson and Sons is pleased to share Season of Giving... If you are a homeowner in Eastern North Carolina that currently does not have heating or cooling in your home due to an inoperative/non-repairable HVAC system, visit www.jacksonandsons.com and view the complete program rules and submit your story. Homeowners have till December 8th to submit why they are deserving of a new HVAC system. 

http://www.jacksonandsons.com/2017-season-of-giving/


Let's Hear Your Voice - this is an educational forum and parental initiative for restoring our youth in the community.  Your opinions and voice need to be heard.  Come prepared with your concerns, ideas and suggestions.  
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Great Opportunity!!!  UNC Chapel Hill Catalyst Conference!
The annual Catalyst Conference brings a select group of 100 North Carolina high school students (grades 9-12) to our campus to explore social justice issues affecting both America and the world. Through leadership and personal development sessions, participants are empowered to serve as catalysts for positive change in their own communities.  Date of the event is Friday, February 16 - Sunday, February 18. Cost to attend is a $50 registration fee to help with some of the costs of food and housing for the weekend.  Interested students should apply online by Friday, December 1, 2017. There is no cost to apply.  Please visit https://unccatalyst.wordpress.com/.

Juniors!  Project Uplift is open!!  For nearly 50 years, Project Uplift has consistently provided a diverse selection of rising high school seniors from across the state of North Carolina with an opportunity to live, lead, and learn about the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill on a first-hand basis. One of the program's goals is to enhance the diversity of Carolina’s undergraduate population. High achieving African American, Native American, Latinx, Asian American, low income, first-generation, rural and other rising seniors from historically under-served populations are invited to spend two days on campus to experience the academic rigor and social climate of UNC. You will have an opportunity to attend classes, talk with professors, meet students and participate in social, recreational and cultural events. You will also learn about admissions procedures and how to afford a college education.  Program dates are:  May 24-26, 2018May 31 – June 2, 2018June 7-9, 2018 or June 14-16, 2018.  Cost to attend is $35. Ms. Loury will nominate 15 students for this program, but a nomination is not required to apply.  Interested students can see more info and apply at:  https://diversity.unc.edu/access/prospective/summer/project-uplift/

Are you an exceptionally talented sophomore in the areas of science, math or technology?  You may be interested in the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics. NCSSM is the nation's first public residential high school focused on science, technology, engineering, and math. Since it is a residential school, accepted students will live on the campus in their junior and senior years.  If you interested in the possibility of applying and attending NCSSM, please visit ncssm.edu and/or see Ms. Loury for more information.

Sophomores!  Looking to gain some experience outside of Wayne County??  Check out NC Renaissance.  This program held at UNC Chapel Hill is geared at sophomores from around NC in rural communities.  You'll participate in specially designed sessions, including leadership and team building, college admissions, financial aid, and community service.  The objective of the four-day enrichment program is to inspire high-achieving scholars to pursue their educational aspirations while developing unique leadership skills.  The program goes from July 18-21, 2018A $25, non-refundable registration processing fee covers all program materials, lodging, and meals (travel is not included).  Students can be nominated by their counselor, but can also apply themselves.  Applicants should be students demonstrating strong academic promise.  Applications and more info can be found at:  https://diversity.unc.edu/access/prospective/summer/ncr/


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