Scholarship Opportunity for Citizen Scholars
Are you a Citizen Scholar? Are you a top student and also involved in your community? If you would like to be considered for the Silicon Valley Realtor’s $1,000 scholarship, we require a few items to be submitted to the College & Career Center by 3:30 p.m on Monday, February 23rd (the Monday after winter break.) The needed papers are: a 300 word essay, your resume, and an unofficial copy of your transcript. The essay needs to answer one of three prompts. If you are selected to continue in the nomination process, that essay can be used on your application. You need to answer one of these prompts:
1) Who or what has been most significant in shaping your career plans? Why?
2) What changes would you propose for your community to make it a better place in which to live? How could you help?
3) What do you believe is the most significant challenge for education over the next decade? What should be done?
Free Conference on Environment and Sustainability
Students are invited to a Spare the Air Youth program event: Youth for the Environment and Sustainability (YES) Conference on Saturday, February 7, 2015, from 10:00 - 4:00. Students will discuss and learn about issues like increasing healthy transportation options, addressing air pollution and encouraging youth-led climate change solutions. The conference will be held at the Bort MetroCanter in Oakland and shuttles will be provided from Santa Clara County. Registration is FREE and breakfast and lunch will be provided.
To register, go to: http://www.sparetheairyouth.org/2015yesconference
Leadership Training and Community Involvement Opportunity
For all grade levels: Asian Americans for Community Involvement (AACI) is a non-profit organization that provides youth from all ethnic and economic backgrounds with leadership training, community organizing experience, mentorship and guidance through our Leaders for Education, Advocacy and Democracy (LEAD) Program.
The LEAD program provides students with hands-on experience, empowerment and mentorship that will engage them to become champions for their communities and voices of their generation through leadership and professional skill development, government and advocacy internships, and political organizing.
LEAD is currently recruiting for their 2015 class. Applications are due February 6, 2015.
FUHSD College Planning Workshop
Attention Juniors! Are you ready to get started in developing a list of colleges you will apply to next fall? Well, don't wait another minute because now is the time to sign up for the College Planning Workshops offered by FUHSD in partnership with the City of Cupertino! You should have received an email and a School Loop message with the registration materials, but if you have any questions or need an additional copy, please see your guidance counselor or look on the main page of the district website. Make sure to register by Tuesday, February 10, at the Quinlan Community Center in Cupertino – these popular classes WILL SELL OUT!
Outdoor School Counselors No Longer Needed
Please disregard our previous announcement about applying to be a Cabin Leader for the Dilworth Outdoor School. Dilworth has a new policy that all chaperones must be parent volunteers who have passed their screening process. Therefore students will no longer be able to volunteer for this activity. You may email firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in finding out about other outdoor camps.