Going international to India, Bulletin Board
Going international to India
When students arrived at Rossman one day in January, they found themselves 8,000 miles across the globe.
International Week: India! kicked off in the morning with an exciting assembly, where students observed a traditional candle-lighting ceremony and a sampling of Indian classical dance, learned key facts about the country and viewed a slideshow of some of India’s most beautiful and fascinating sights.
Throughout the week, students experienced the diversity of India with music and food samples from a different region of the country each day.
India was woven into class curricula, too, allowing students to learn about the country from many angles. In addition to exploring history and geography, students learned to play cricket in P.E., experimented with the Indian tabla and harmonium in music and created their own rangoli designs and diyas in art.
International Week culminated with a rich cultural program consisting of dance, music and fashion performances by Rossman students, parents and teachers.
The Westminster Christian Academy “We The People” Team celebrated a first-place victory at the state competition in Jefferson City in January.
We the People is a year-long program purposed to promote civil competence and responsibility among the nation’s elementary and secondary students. Westminster students spend first semester studying the main elements of the U.S. government and the second semester focusing on various facets of the U.S. Constitution in preparation for the state competition.
Senior Parker Briden said he is proud of his teammates for their excellent work and dedication.
“I was so excited to see the whole group working together and putting months of hard work to good use,” Briden said. “Everyone has put in so many hours and so much brain power, and I think it really showed.”
The team will go on to compete at the national competition in Washington, D.C., in late April.
Anheuser-Busch Employees’ Credit Union and American Eagle Credit Union announced their 19th annual $1,500 Vince Jacknewitz Scholarship Program to members of the Young Adult Financial Group. Applicants must be members of the Credit Union and graduating high school seniors.
Scholarships will be awarded based on a three-page essay, academic achievements, letters of recommendation, scholastic activities and community involvement.
For Credit Union membership information, scholarship rules and an application, visit abecu.org or ameaglecu.org, or call (314) 657-9309. All entries must be postmarked by March 15.
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Circle Of Concern is accepting applications for scholarships for low-to-moderate income high school seniors to attend institutions of higher education. These scholarships are awarded based primarily on need through a competitive process. Successful candidates will demonstrate solid preparation for college, strong academic potential and significant financial need. Individual scholarships are awarded ranging from $500-$3,000 each.
The scholarship competition is open to high school seniors that reside within the Circle Of Concern geographic service area – primarily the Parkway, Rockwood and Valley Park school districts – and meet financial requirements of 200 percent or less of the 2012 federal poverty level. One does not need to be a Circle Of Concern client to qualify.
The application is available at circleofconcern.org/scholarships.html and from guidance counselors at local high schools. The required materials must be received by Circle Of Concern on or before Monday, April 15, by 4 p.m. No late applications will be considered.
For questions regarding the application, call 861-2623, ext. 108, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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The Scholarship Foundation of St. Louis’ interest-free loan application deadline is Monday, April 15. The Scholarship Foundation offers qualified students the opportunity to apply for renewable, interest-free loans of up to $9,000 per academic year, based on financial need, academic potential, and strength of character. High school students, college students and nontraditional applicants pursuing their first bachelor’s degree are encouraged to apply at sfstl.org.
Interest-free loans and grants are awarded to students who have graduated high school or earned a GED and are planning to enroll in approved, accredited postsecondary programs. To be eligible, an applicant must be a U.S. citizen or U.S. legal resident and be a permanent resident of the St. Louis metropolitan area for at least two years prior to the date of application.
Students can apply for funding by completing an online general application, which enables applicants to simultaneously apply for The Scholarship Foundation’s interest-free loan and a variety of external scholarships offered by several providers on the St. Louis Graduates website at stlouisgraduates.org. Upon completion of the general application, applicants must go on and complete additional questions for each scholarship to which they are matched.
For more information, call (314) 725-7990 or email email@example.com.
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The Goddard School is now accepting applications for its 2013 Anthony A. Martino Memorial Scholarship. The $10,000 scholarship is awarded annually to a junior or senior high school student who graduated from The Goddard School’s pre-K or kindergarten program. Eligible students must submit a completed scholarship application by March 27, along with a 30- to 120-second video essay about how their Goddard School experience influenced their career path or education. Video essays should be mailed to 1016 West Ninth Ave., King of Prussia, PA, 19406 – ATTN: Scholarship. For more information about the Anthony A. Martino Memorial Scholarship, visit goddardschool.com.
A ‘year to grow’
After observing the growing trend to give children a “year to grow” before entering kindergarten, the Bonhomme Church Preschool decided to open a junior kindergarten class. The class is in its first year and is taught by two former kindergarten teachers.
“This class provides a perfect bridge between a 4- or 5-year-old preschool class and the expectations of a public or private school kindergarten,” said Carol Prosser, director.
For more information call 778-9315.
Top science students
The Academy of Science – St. Louis announced the top students who participated in the 2013 Academy of Science-St. Louis Science Fair-Honors Division on Feb. 2.
The top two students will represent St. Louis at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair in May. More than $10,000 in scholarships is awarded to the top 10 students, made possible through the generous support of Monsanto Fund and MEMC.
Additionally, all Honors Division Students are invited to bring their project to The Academy of Science-St. Louis Science Fair to compete for additional special awards in May.
• First Place: Uttara Chakraborty, Grade 12, homeschooled • Second Place: Katherine Hufker, Grade 11, Lindbergh High • Third Place: Hannah Wiedner, Grade 12, Parkway Central High.
Additionally, all three students will be recognized at the Academy of Science Outstanding Scientist Awards Dinner at the Chase Park Plaza on April 24.