Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Duke Summer Opportunites

Good News! The deadline for Duke Summer Academy  and STEM Academy to April 29! 
Act now before the admissions deadline for the Summer College for High School Students program closes on April 15!
Apply now to enjoy a summer of a lifetime at Duke University!

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

US News: Helping Your Teen Decide on a College


Choose a College

National Decision Day is almost here. High school seniors typically have until May 1 to submit a deposit to confirm their enrollment.

If your teen is still undecided, follow these 10 steps to help them choose the right school.

Good luck!

The U.S. News Education newsletter team: Briana (@B_Boyington) and Melissa (@melissayshin).

Sunday, April 7, 2019

American Public Works Association Schoarship

The American Public Works Association – North Carolina Chapter (APWA-NC) will be awarding $2,000 scholarship(s) to deserving student(s) in North Carolina. This program will assist students in attaining their career aspirations and building a foundation of future public works leaders. The submittal deadline for the internship is April 15th.

For more information, you can email Michael directly at
          Or see the link below

        APWA-NC Scholarship

Friday, April 5, 2019

College Board Opportunity Scholarships

Last fall the College Board announced a  $25 million commitment to creating a clearer path to college for all students with the College Board Opportunity Scholarships. Starting with the class of 2020, 4,000 students over the next five years can earn scholarships ranging from $500–$40,000 through monthly drawings as they start their college journey.

This new scholarship program requires no application, essay, GPA, or test scores. Students earn their chance at scholarships by completing the essential steps all students take in applying to college. Since the launch of the program, nearly 200 students have been awarded a $500 Build Your College List Scholarship and 300 students have been awarded a $1,000 Practice for the SAT® Scholarship.

Students in the class of 2020 can opt in and get started now.
Action windows open:

Build Your College List: $500

Practice for the SAT: $1,000

Improve Your Score: $2,000

Thursday, April 4, 2019

'Safe' teen drinking?

Referred to by social scientists as “harm reduction,” this strategy is more than just ineffective, say experts. It’s actually helping to fuel an epidemic of teenage binge drinking. 

Read the Article Here

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

4 Mental Push-Ups to Boost Your Brain’s Performance

Unless we control thought, it will control us.
Dr. Ernest Holmes
Brain resilience is your brain’s ability to bounce back from a crisis, hardship, or just plain day-to-day stress.  Even what may seem like minor thoughts of social rejection and loneliness zoom along the same neural pathways as fear and break down our energy.

There are many ways to increase your bounce-back rate of return and keep your brain healthy and strong.  Just like a rubber band, our brain can stretch and fire in response to stress and then spring back to calmness with quick elasticity with a little mental workout.  When you learn how to keep your brain in check, well-being can be your constant companion, and you can begin to boost your brain’s performance.

In neuroscience language, we need a way to contact our prefrontal cortex, our thinking brain, and have it tell the emotional amygdala to quiet down.  No Worry! I will take care of this! Your thinking brain will be the master of your feeling brain—if we keep it in good shape and work it out regularly.

Here is a mental fitness workout critical to resilience so you can learn to exercise your brain and return it to its natural baseline of calmness and positivity.

Read more Here