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March 2018 Newsletter

December 2017 – February 2018 Newsletters

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Published by Glenda Farmer on March 21, 2018

        


Some Douglas Byrd High School students participated in the National Student Walk Out Day on March 14, 2018, for 17 minutes in recognition of the seventeen students who lost their lives at Stoneman Douglas High School and for stricter gun control laws.

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Published by Glenda Farmer on March 14, 2018

        


Embrace DiversityThe Douglas Byrd High School Student Government Association would like to ask/invite you to Multicultural Night on March 20, 2018, from 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm in the Auditorium. Multicultural Night give us the opportunity to showcase the various backgrounds and ethnicities of many of our students, staff, and faculty here at DBHS. Elena Cousin will be chairing Multicultural Night this year.

You will be able to reserve a performance slot or booth for the culture you would like to represent. We welcome all staff to participate as well as students! If you would like to have a booth or a performance slot please respond to Ms. Hopkins at naadiyahopkind@ccs.k12.nc.us by February 27th at 3:30 pm.

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Published by Glenda Farmer on March 14, 2018

        


Summer Enrichment Opportunities Available!
Put this on your calendar!
1. North Carolina Central University School of Business Summer Youth Business and Youth Entrepreneurship Academy: http://www.nccu.edu/academics/sc/business/summer-academy/

2. Biogen Community Lab Summer Session:
https://www.biogen.com/en_us/global-impact/summer-programs.html
Research Triangle Park, NC Sessions are available!

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Published by Glenda Farmer on March 12, 2018

        


The Class of 2018 will have a Mandatory Senior Parent Meeting on Wednesday, March 14 at 6 p.m. Graduation procedures, dress code, and other pertinent information will be discussed. Josten's will also be on site to deliver previously purchased cap and gowns and to take orders (cap and gown only). The cost for cap and gown is $53.50.Class of 2018 will have a Mandatory Senior Parent Meeting on Wednesday, March 14 at 6 p.m. Graduation procedures, dress code, and other pertinent information will be discussed. Josten’s will also be on site to deliver previously purchased cap and gowns and to take orders (cap and gown only). The cost for cap and gown is $53.50.  Mandatory Senior Graduation Meeting Flyer

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Published by Glenda Farmer on March 12, 2018

        


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Published by Glenda Farmer on March 8, 2018

        


The HBCU College Fair held at Smith Recreational Center.  Scholarship and admissions information was provided to high school students.

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Published by Glenda Farmer on March 4, 2018

        


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Are you interested in attending UNC-Chapel Hill but feel you can’t because of tuition cost? If so, the C-STEP program at FTCC might be the perfect opportunity for you.  To be eligible for the program, students must:
* Have a 3.2 GPA or higher
* Interview by the C-STEP Director of FTCC to be considered for the program
* Regularly attend C-STEP functions and meetings
Selected students are GUARANTEED eventual admission to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill if they earn an appropriate associate degree and successfully complete the program. See your school counselor for more details. C-STEP-Slipsheet

Image of a boy holding a pencil.The FTCC Foundation is now accepting scholarship applications for members of the class of 2018 who plan to enroll full-time at FTCC for the fall 2018 semester.  The CCS Association of Teacher Assistants/Ed Melvin scholarship deadline is Friday, March 2, 2018.  All other applications are due Friday, April 13, 2018.  View the following attachments for more information FTCC Scholarship Application / FTCC Scholarship Flyer

 

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Fayetteville State University Spring Open House – March 24, 2018 – 9:00 am-1: 00 pm  Register Today at uncfsu.edu/admissions/openhouse
Meet students, faculty, and staff * Take a campus tour *  Explore life as a Bronco!  Scholarship for students who will be attending Fayetteville State University in the Fall. Deadline is April 15, 2018FSU_Scholarship_Information

 

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2018 Michael A. DeMayo Scholarship – 15 $2,500.00 Scholarships based on grades, school and community involvement, SAT scores, and a video presentation that encourages fellow teens to abstain from underage drinking and driving and highlights the dangers and consequences of drinking and driving.  Deadline is March 26, 2018. The application is available from your school counselor. It can also be downloaded at https://www.demayolaw.com/scholarship-program/

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Attached is a copy of the Upsilon Kappa Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. scholarship application. Deadline is March 30, 2018. Click the following link: 2018 UKO Scholarship Packet (Google Drive) or 2018 UKO Scholarship Packet (PDF Document)

 

Image of a boy holding a pencil.Cumberland County Farm Bureau Federation: William E. “Bill” Tew Scholarship (“new”), Gordon M. Williams Scholarship and J. McNatt Gillis Scholarship. Deadline is Friday, March 30, 2018 at 11:59 PM
Eligibility: Students much meet ALL of these requirements in order to submit an application:
* Graduating seniors from any Cumberland County, NC high school,
* Children or grandchildren of current members of the Cumberland County Farm Bureau Federation, Inc.,
* Unweighted grade point average of at least 2.5,
* Will matriculate as a full-time student at an accredited community college, college, or university within six months of the application date
Priorities: The Scholarship Selection Committee will consider the following priorities:
* Attending a Land Grant University: NC State University or NC A&T University
* Studying agriculture
* Current member of Future Farmers of America or 4-H, local or state
* Entry in an agricultural fair or show at a County or State level or a Natural Resources Conservation Service event.
Three awards are available for $2,000 each. They are non-renewable. To apply for these scholarships, go to http://www.cumberlandcf.org/scholarships-2/how-to-apply-2/. Applicants will have the opportunity to upload transcripts and Student Aid Reports and to notify their references via email.

Image of a boy holding a pencil.This scholarship is for seniors with a minimum of 2.5 unweighted GPA, is a CTE Concentrator, has demonstrated need, and plans to attend any NC community college within one year after high school graduation. Please see your school counselor if you feel you meet the criteria.
Click here–>> 2018 Career Pathways_Youth Growth Stock Trust Scholarship

 

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Garland and Ruth Health Care Professionals Scholarship is offering two (2) $250.00 scholarships. Due date is April 3, 2018Garland and Ruth Health Care Professionals Scholarship Application

 

 

Image of a boy holding a pencil.Heather Hales Memorial Scholarship – Available to a graduating senior who will be attending East Carolina University in the Fall. Must have a 2.5 minimum GPA. Deadline is April 1, 2018.  Click here–> Heather Dawn Hales Scholarship Award 

 

 

Image of a boy holding a pencil.U.S. Service Academy Day – Saturday, April 14, 2018  Fayetteville Location: (4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.) Fayetteville Technical Community College
General Classroom Building, Rooms 114 & 109 2817, Fort Bragg Road, Fayetteville, NC, 28303
*Program begins promptly at 4:30 p.m. (See attached flyer for more details) U.S. Service Academy Day

 

Image of a boy holding a pencil.Cumberland County Association of Principals and Assistant Principals Scholarship
You must have a minimum GPA of at least 2.5 in order to compete for this scholarship. Applicants are asked to reflect on one specific essay question and type an essay between 400-500 words. Essay topics along with further information and applications are available in Student Services. The goal of CCAPAP is to award at least one student from each high school in the county a scholarship award. The scholarship and all requested information must be postmarked OR delivered in person to the main office at Stoney Point Elementary School (7411 Rockfish Road) no later than 4:00 pm on Thursday, April 19, 2018.

Image of a boy holding a pencil.REAL WORLD Event on May 5, 2018 at Department of Social Services. The REAL WORLD EVENT is a one-day simulation of the real world. The event will concretely address education and employment decisions youth make in combination with lifestyle choices (such as housing, transportation, leisure, etc.). Participating youths will be given an occupation based on an employment-educational assessment. The occupation will provide a salary (some with benefits). Youths will be challenged to take their salary and develop a budget based on everyday needs (food, electricity, rent, etc.) and situational crisis such as medical, emotional, social, and accidental. This event will help youths re-evaluate occupational choices based on lifestyle preference. For some youths, it will mean finishing high school, for others, this event may prompt furthering their education at a community college or university.  Application due to your counselor no later than April 19th.  For details, click these links:  CC Interest Survey        Real World Event Letter

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Buffalo Soldiers Scholarship – Criteria: Current High School Senior, current GPA 3.0 or higher, attending college in the fall. Buffalo Soldiers Scholarship Information  Application deadline is May 12, 2018.

 

 

Jeremiah Twenty9-Eleven Scholarship $500 per student. Applicant must be Cumberland County ResidentsGirls of Grace Mentoring is hosting its first annual scholarship ceremony in Fayetteville, NC on May 5th from 12pm-3pm. They are looking to reward 2 male and 2 female graduating seniors in the Cumberland County area with a $500 scholarship to college in the fall of 2018.
Due: April 20, 2018

Requirements:
1. Must reside in Fayetteville, NC
2. Must be at least 18 years of age
3. Must provide a copy of acceptance letter into college for Fall 2018
4. Must submit a 2-3 page essay detailing what Jeremiah 29:11 means to you and how it applies to your future (please include gender and high school in the subject line, EX. Male-Jack Britt)

Website: Girls of Grace Mentoring

 

Image of a boy holding a pencil.See attachment for an art contest for Military-Connected Students. You have the opportunity to win a $100.00 gift card to Barnes & Noble. All entries must be submitted to Mr. Lattimore no later than 4:00 p.m. on April 23, 2018 to Central Services Suite 258, located at 2465 Gillespie Street, Fayetteville, NC 28306. Winners will be notified on May 1, 2018.

Click here for more details. Military-Connected Students

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YouthSpark Live is a global community enabling youth to collaborate, inspire and support each other while using technology to spark change. See your counselor for more information.  View the attachment for more information.  YouthSpark Scholarship Details

 

 

Image of a boy holding a pencil.D. N. Geddie Memorial Scholarship opportunity, $6,000 ($1,500 for 4 years) for a graduating senior who has demonstrated good community citizenship.  A student must have at least a B average and demonstrates a need for financial assistance. Deadline is April 23, 2018.
See attached for more information and an application.    D N Geddie Memorial Scholarship Application        D N Geddie Memorial Information

 

Image of a boy holding a pencil.Are you interested in being a teacher? If so, the Future Educators Program might be for you!  The Future Educators Program is a recruitment initiative aimed at developing CCS’ internal student talent. Future Educators participants are CCS high school graduates who intend to pursue careers in education and who plan to commit to teaching with CCS upon completion of an educator preparation program.

Eligibility Requirements:  Future Educators Flyer
* Must be a CCS high school senior
* Gain admittance to a college or university with a NC accredited Educator Preparation Program for the Fall 2018 semester
* Intend to pursue a K-12 teaching career with Cumberland County Schools

Future Educators participants will receive:  CCS Future Educators Program – Fact Sheet.docx – Google Docs
* Annual summer professional development with a $1000 stipend, beginning the summer following the freshman
year of college through the summer of their senior year
* An early employment contract for 3 years (with successful teacher evaluations)
* The opportunity to develop a professional network with CCS staff and peers

   Future Educators Resume Sample    Future Educators Application Cover Sheet    Future Educators Application Instructions

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James Henry Thomas Scholarship – Deadline June 1, 2018. See attached for flyer and a link to the application.  Click here to visit the James Henry Thomas Scholarship website.

 

Image of a boy holding a pencil.GREAT RESOURCE FOR SCHOLARSHIPS!!
Cumberland Community Foundation manages more than 50 scholarship endowment funds created by local individuals, families, and corporations who want to provide a path to higher education for future generations.  Students meeting the general criteria below are eligible to apply:
* Resident of Cumberland County (unless otherwise noted in the scholarship description)
* Will attend college, university, vocational or technical institutions as a full-time student in the fall or within six months following the award
* Academic achievement and potential as indicated by class rank, GPA, and/or standardized test scores (SAT or ACT)
* Financial need (unless otherwise noted in the scholarship description)
The following links include general information, how to apply, and a list of specific scholarships and criteria for each.
Cumberland Community Foundation Website       How To Apply       Scholarship Name

Image of a boy holding a pencil.2018 Motorcycle Club Scholarship Application is now available for prospective applicants. Applicants must be planning to enroll in Fall of 2018 to a University or Community College. Your application is due no later than June 2, 2018.  Please click here to see the application requirements and guidelines Motorcycle Club Scholarship

 

Image of a boy holding a pencil.The 2018 Youth Leadership Program is an opportunity for Juniors (rising Seniors) to take part in a 5 week, full-time internship at a nonprofit organization from June 14-July 27, 2018.  A $2250 stipend will be paid to all selected participants. Students who have demonstrated strong leadership potential are encouraged to apply.  Applications can be completed online and must be submitted by April 2, 2018.  Click the website link for more information and to apply.  The Initiative’s Youth Leadership Program

Image of a boy holding a pencil.“Edward Evans Consistory 196” Scholarship is awarding a $500 to $1000 to a deserving graduating High school Teenager. The attached application and all other required documents must be submitted by August 29, 2018.   Edward Evans Consistory 196 Scholarship

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Published by Glenda Farmer on March 2, 2018

        


Report cards go home on march 2, 2018.

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Published by Glenda Farmer on March 2, 2018

        


Celebrate national School Breakfast Week - March 5-9, 2018

To encourage more families to take advantage of the healthy choices available for school breakfast, Cumberland County schools will celebrate National School Breakfast Week during March 5-9, 2018.

Busy weekday mornings make it a challenge for many families to find time for a healthy breakfast. However, US Department of Agriculture data shows that more and more students are starting their day with a nutritious breakfast in their school cafeterias. The School Breakfast Program currently serves more than 14 million students every day. Studies show that students who eat school breakfast are more likely to:

  • Reach higher levels of achievement in math
  • Score higher on standardized tests
  • Have better concentration, memory, and alertness
  • Have improved attendance, behavior, and academic performance
  • Maintain a healthy weight
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Published by Glenda Farmer on March 2, 2018

        


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