Wednesday, January 31, 2018



Whether you are an educator or a teen advocate, YMCA NC Youth & Government has programs that can engage 6th-12th grade students in your community. Middle School United Nations (MSUN) is a program that affords students the chance to simulate international government, while the High School Youth Legislature provides students the opportunity to participate in mock state government. Either way, students are guaranteed to learn and grow as leaders in their communities and beyond.
As an advisor these are just a few of the benefits:
  • Spend time with students and create an environment of learning.
  • Build healthy, positive relationships with students.
  • Work closely with a small group creating an opportunity to educate and nurture potential. Clubs must adhere to a 1:12 advisor to student ratio for all functions, including club meetings
MSUN Conference                      Youth Legislature Conference

E.M. Roberts Scholarship

Residents of Lebanon and Mangum townships may apply for the E.M. Roberts Scholarship.
This scholarship is open to any candidate for enrollment in any accredited institution of higher learning. The award will be based on church affiliation, scholastic standing, financial need, goals and objectives to be achieved, and participation in extra curricular activities. The final decision will be made by the scholarship committee.

Applications are available in the counseling office, and must be postmarked by April 6, 2018.   

Summer Institute Appalachian State

The Martha Guy Summer Institute for future business leaders was created to give high achieving high school students interested in pursuing a college degree in business a premier summer experience exploring the different disciplines within business, exposing them to regional business leaders and developing leadership and professional behavior skills needed to be successful in the business realm.
Former participants call the Martha Guy Summer Institute for Future Business Leaders (MGSI) the best summer opportunity available to high school juniors. Since 2004, the institute has provided a select group of students an unparalleled opportunity to learn about business and develop leadership skills in a fun and friendly environment.
The program brings students to Appalachian’s campus to learn about business, and to develop leadership and professional skills. Included in the three weeks is travel to various businesses and cultural activities. The entire experience is described by all as "amazing!"
The online application is now available. Please review the admission requirements before submitting your application.
Application Deadline is Wednesday, February 28, 2018.

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Scholarship Information

If your teen has a hobby, chances are it can help lead to cash for college. There are scholarships for students interested in debateanimal welfarecomedy and more.
When searching and applying for scholarships online, teens can follow these tips to avoid scams and safeguard their privacy. On a less ominous note, parents can also pass along this advice about how to avoid common scholarship application mistakes. For example, students shouldn’t reuse the same essay for each award they apply to because judges can usually tell.
Best of luck to your teens with their applications!