1. Americanism Contest: This contest is open to all students in public, private, and home schooled students. All JROTC students are encrouaged to participate in this program. This contest consists of a "Flag Coloring Contest" for Kindergarten and 1st Grade Students. We offer a "Poster Drawing Contest" and a short 50 word or less explanation of the poster drawn by those children in grades 2, 3, 4 and 5. The students in grades 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 and 12 can take part in our "Essay Contest". Each year our National Headquarters submits a patriotic theme for the Contest and this year is "Why Should you say "Thank You" to a veteran? Please visit www.amvetsnc.org for additional information, and online application. 

    2. Red Hat Shelton Challenge is hosting 4 summer week long camps:

    • NC State I: June 9-14, 2019
    • UNC-Charlotte: June 23-28, 2019
    • NC State II: July 7-12, 2019
    • NC State III: July 21-26, 2019

    The Shelton Challenge is a six-day summer experience for rising 9th-12th grade students. Shelton's five cornerstones of values-based leadership-hoesty, integrity, diversity, social responsibility, and compassion-are foundations of the camp. The core curriculum focuses on Personal Leadership Assessment and Interpersonal Dynamics, Role of Vaulues and Ethics in Leadership, Leadership Traits and Approches, Team-building and Emplowering Others, Social Responsibility, Public Speaking, and Goal Setting. Students will have the opportunity to complete a service project, experience a high and low ropes course, coordinate events for their fellow campers, learn from six inter-generational instructors from various professional fields, and build a network of fellow youth leaders from around the country. 

    Requirements for Applicants: Applicant must be a rising 9th-12th grade student with a GPA of 3.0 (unweighted) or higher. 

    Cost of Program:

    • $725.00 total (includes deposit, residence hall accommodations, meals at a campus dining hall, and use of indoor and outdoor recreation facilities).
    • $100.00 deposit that will be dedcuted from total fee. Note: Deposit is non-refundable after application deadline.
    • Complete payment is due prior to the start of the program.
    • Scholarships may be available.

    3. The Honors Experience at Gardner-Webb is a one-week college immersion for academically gifted and talked students who are currently inthe 9th-11th grade. The program is held on Gardner-Webb's main campus in Boiling Springs, NC each summer. Please see details below:

    When: July 14-19, 2019

    Cost: The cost for The Honors Experience is $700 per person. A $100 deposit (refunded if you are not accepted) is due with your application, which must be submitted by May 1, 2019. Full payment is due by May 31st. 

    What's included: Room and Board (5 nights lodging and 15 meals, Transporation to field experiences, Tuition for the course, activity fees, and materials. 

    Student's must meet the following requirements:

    • Currently in 9th-11th grades (graduating seniors are not eligible)
    • Unweighted GPA of at least 3.7
    • Any of the following test scores: 21 ACT, 1040 on the New SAT, 1020 on the New PSAT including Reading, Math, Writing, or 980/98 with Math and reading on the old testing format

    4. NC Youth Tour will be hosting a free trip to Washington, D.C. on June 15-21, 2019. Apply now at ncelectriccopperatives.com/Youthtour.


    5. Cooperative Leadership Camp coming June 17th-21st 2019. Send our future leaders to learn about cooperatives, leadership, team building anc connect them with other leaders from across the state! Camp again will be at the NC FFA Camp at White Lake, NC from Monday through Friday. A few examples of what CLC includes are:

    • Youth Startup and Managed Tee Shirt Co-op
    • Experimental Learning of the 7 Cooperative Principles
    • Group Leadership Development
    • Getting an "adult life" and running a real life budget
    • Working out real business challenges as a group

    Applications are due by May 20, 2019. Additional information can be found on the website, www.CCNC.coop. Please click here for application.

    6. High School Juniors are invited to participate in the QuestBridge College Prep Scholars Program. This program equips acadeimically outstanding, low-income students with the knowledge, confidence, and resources to apply to the nation's best colleges. Who should apply? We are looking for high-achieving high school juniors who exhbit strong personal character and come from hosuseholds earning less than $65,000 annually (for a typical family of four), with minimal assets. Most College Prep Scholars are in the top 5-10% of their class and are eligbile for their school's free or reduced-priced lunch.

    Awards for College Prep Scholars may include:

    • Full scholarship to a college summer program at Stanford, Yale, Emory, and more.
    • Quest for Excellence awards, such as funding for a laptop, campus visits, or test score fees.
    • An invitation to a QuestBridge National College Admissions Conference at Penn, Vanderbilt, or Pomona.
    • Personalized college essay feedback.
    • And more!

    Please see Mr. Felder for additional information.

    7. Work at Tanglewood this summer! Spend the summer at beautiful Tanglewood Park! They are hiring for the following part-time, seasonal positions: pool manager, lead pool/lake attendants, golf grill attendant, pool concessions attendant, pool maintenance tech, golf attendant. Apply today! www.forsyth.cc 


    8. Reading skills and speed reading program this summer for 9th-11th grades: Mon., July 15-Aug.12, 3:30pm-5:30pm at the St. Anne's Espicopal Church, 2690 Fairlawn Drive, Winston-Salem. 12th grade and adults will be held from July 15th-Aug. 12th from 6:30pm-8:30pm at the same location. For more information or to register call the Institute of Reading Development at 800-903-0162. 

    9. Apply to become a summer scholar at Clemson University. The Summer Scholars Program offers exciting experiences for academically talented middle and high students from across the globe. Scholars will join other academically minded learners for an intense, weeklong program in which they do the following:

    • Participate in challenging academic courses on a specific topice or area of interest
    • Learn alongside University faculty and professional experts in University laboratories
    • Get a real preview of college life: live in a residence hall, eat in university dining halls and enjoy campus facilities, such as Fike Recreational Center, Bowman Field and the student union
    • Campus tours of athletic, academic and historical sites
    • Attend special workshops on topics such as the college admission process, career guidance and financial assistance
    • Make lifelong friends

    To register please visit: www.clemson.edu/summer-scholars/. If you have questions please call 864-656-5535 or email cusummerscholars@clemson.edu

    10. Rising 9th-12th grade students are invited to participate in the Shelton Challenge. The Shelton challenge is a six day (July 7-12, 2019) residential experience to help students expand their knowledge and skills of what it takes to be a leader. Students will participate in activities that will help them have a greater understanding for a variety of topics including personal leadership assessment and interpersonal dynamics; role of values and ethics in leadership; leadership traits and approaches; teambuidling and empowering others; civic and social responsibility; and goal setting. 

    With a submitting the application, please mail a $100 deposit to hold space in the program. The deposit will go toward the final payment of $500. Please make all checks or money orders payable to the Shelton Challenge at N.C. Wesleyan College. In the memo section, please write the student's name. If the appoicant is not accepted to the program, the $100 will be refunded. If the applicatant is accepted, and the applicant then chooses not to attend the program, a refund may be provided up to a month prior to the date to attend the program. If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Quinderra Spellman at 252-985-5386 or via email at sheltonchallenge@ncwc.edu. Visit our website at http://www.ncwc.edu/community/shelton_challenge.

    11. Community Blood Center of the Carolinas has exciting scholarship oppotunities. These scholarships opportunities are open to any student willing to host a successful blood drive with CBCC in the months of June through September. Students who collect at least 25 unites at their blood drive will earn a gift card. Five $1,000.00 scholarships will be awarded to the students with the top-producing blood drives. Checks will be made payable directly to the scecondary educational institute of the student's choice.

    12. Winston-Salem Urban League is hosting a Summer Youth Employment Program. Open to teens ages 15-19, low-medium income. Apply today at wsurban.org/syep2019. All applications must be submitted online, and are due by May 10th. 

    13. There will be a Cooperative Leadership Camp held on June 17th-21st 2019. Free to outstanding students selected to attend, a bus is scheduled to have pickups and drop offs in Statesville, Greensboro, Raleigh and Tarboro. 

    Do you know your 7 Cooperative Principles? #5: Education, training and information. Future leaders will learn about cooperatives, leadership, team building and connect them with other leaders from across the state! Camp again will be at the NC FFA Camp at White Lake, NC from Monday through Friday.

    A few examples of what CLC includes are: 

    • Youth Startup and Managed Tee Shirt Co-op
    • Experimental Learning of the 7 Cooperative Principles
    • Group Leadership Development
    • Getting an "adult life" and running a real life budget
    • Working out real business challenges as a group

    Applications are in Mrs. Shore's office, room 235. Deadline for application is May 10th. For additional information please visit website www.CCNC.coop.