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April 13, 2018 – FREE North Shore Community College Field Trip for Seniors

North Shore Community College is hosting a FREE field trip for Lynn English students on Friday, April 27th. They are providing transportation and lunch. There will be an Academic Programs Fair and planned classroom visits in Criminal Justice, Medical, STEM and Psychology. The classroom visits will be followed by a Student Services Resource Fair. Following lunch, there will be a panel discussion. This field trip is intended for seniors who have thought of NSCC as a post-graduate option but are not definite about attending. Students may also attend if they are unsure about their plans after high school.

If interested, see your guidance counselor by 8:00 AM on Wednesday, April 25.

April 13, 2018 – Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles Announcement

April 11, 2018 – North Shore Community College’s “Exploration Day”

April 10, 2018 – Fire Prevention Awareness Poster to Billboard Contest

April 10, 2018 – Medtronic Internship

Engineers… Turn imagination into reality. Shape the future. Make a difference.

Attention all female future engineers!!!

Have you ever considered working in medical devices?

Have you ever wondered what different types of engineers do?

Please join Medtronic for the 4th year of our Explore Engineering program!

Who is Medtronic?

As a global leader in medical technology, services and solutions, Medtronic improves the lives and health of millions of people each year. We use our deep clinical, therapeutic and economic expertise to address the complex challenges faced by healthcare systems today.

Founded in 1949 as a medical repair company, we’re now among the world’s largest medical technology, services and solutions companies, employing more than 85,000 people worldwide, serving physicians, hospitals and patients in more than 155 countries. Join us in our commitment to take healthcare Further, Together. Learn more at www.medtronic.com.

Requirements:

  • Must be 16 years or older
  • Good academic standing with a 3.0 GPA or higher
  • Has exemplified exceptional personal conduct as verified by school or community partner contact
  • Has exceptional attendance listed on his/her report card and no history of truancy
  • Possess excellent interpersonal, computer and communication skills (written and verbal)
  • Dependable, self-starter and enthusiastic
  • Working knowledge of various software such as: (Windows, Word, Excel, Email, Internet)

To apply, click Medtronic.

Applications are due April 25, 2018!

April 6, 2018 – ASVAB

The Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) is a multiple choice test administered by the United States Military and used to determine qualification for enlistment in the United States Armed Forces. The ASVAB is also administered at American high schools to help students identify academic strengths and weaknesses, in addition to career paths that may interest students as they apply to colleges or directly enter the workforce. There are nine sections of the ASVAB ranging from 10 minutes to 36 minutes. Students will be tested in the following areas: general science, arithmetic reasoning, word knowledge, paragraph comprehension, mathematics knowledge, electronics information, automotive and shop information, mechanical comprehension, assembling objects, and verbal expression. If interested in taking the ASVAB, your parents/guardians must complete a  permission slip and return it to Mr. Wilkins by 9:00 AM on Friday, April 27th. For a permission slip, click Permission Slip

April 5, 2018 – Early College Program for 9th, 10th & 11th Grade Students

North Shore Community College has partnered with the Lynn Public Schools to offer an Early College Program. Lynn English students can earn up to 30 college credits, for FREE. Applications are now available in the Guidance Department for the summer 2018 semester. Students can choose from many courses, including Composition, Writing About Film, First Year College Experience, African American History, Pre-Calculus 2, Introductory Psychology and Speech. More information about this FREE program, including applications, can be found in the Guidance Department and on the Recent News section of the Guidance website, www.lehsguidance.org. Applications are due June 1st, and seats will be filled on a first come, first serve basis. Please make sure all four applications steps are followed in order and to completion. If you have any questions, please contact your guidance counselor.

April 4, 2018 – Khan Academy “Breakthrough Challenge”

Good at explaining science or math? Want a chance to win a $250,000 scholarship? Khan Academy is proud to support the Breakthrough Junior Challenge video contest again this year. To qualify, create a short (under three minutes) video explaining a challenging concept in physics, mathematics, or the life sciences in an engaging, illuminating, and creative way. If you win, you’ll receive the college scholarship, your teacher will receive a $50,000 prize, and your school will get a new $100,000 science lab! Anyone ages 13 through 18 is eligible. The winner will also be invited to an awards ceremony where the prize will be presented in front of superstars of science, Silicon Valley, and Hollywood. Good luck—we can’t wait to see your video! To apply, click Breakthrough Challenge.

March 28, 2018 – Parent Prom Night ( for Juniors & Seniors )

March 28, 2018 – Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day

To apply, click Nitsch.

March 26, 2018 – Local Scholarship Application ( for Seniors only )

Local Scholarship Applications are now available to seniors. If seniors want to be considered for any local scholarships, they MUST complete this application and submit it to their guidance counselor, with all required documents, by Monday, April 30th. Incomplete applications will NOT be considered. Please keep in mind that no scholarships are ever guaranteed, and most scholarships are awarded based on grades. For an application, click Local Scholarship Application

March 23, 2018 – SAT vs. ACT Webinar

The SAT vs. ACT, March 31, 4 PM–5:30 PM ET

Are you wondering what the differences are between the SAT and ACT, and which test is best for your child to take? Join us on March 31 as David Staples, a Kaplan teacher and SAT/ACT guru, explains how each test works and how to determine which is the best option for your child’s path to college.

Reserve Your Spot Now at https://www.kaptest.com/sat/free/events

Don’t forget about Pi Day

At Kaplan, we decided to celebrate Pi Day a little differently this year. Using pi as our inspiration, we’ve put together a video about memorization techniques that can be used to remember everything from math formulas and vocabulary to the many digits of pi. Check out it and share it with your students!

Get Some Pi

www.kaptest.com/grad/pi-day-tips-2018

March 21, 2018 – McDonald’s Education Workshop & College Fair

March 19, 2018 – Smith College’s Women of Distinction Program

March 7, 2018 – Lynn DPW Youth Summer Jobs

For an application, click Parks & Recreation Application

March 7, 2018 – Paid Internships at Vermont National Park

March 6, 2018 – Paul Mitchell Open House

March 6, 2018 – Sonia Schreiber Weitz Upstander Award

The Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies at Salem State University is now accepting applications for the Sonia Schreiber Weitz Upstander Award. Two students in grades 7 – 12 will be recognized at the awards ceremony at Yom HaShoah, the Community Commemoration of the Holocaust, 7:00 PM on April 9, 2018, at the J. Henry Higgins Middle School, 85 Perkins Street, Peabody, Massachusetts.

The award is named for Holocaust survivor, Sonia Schreiber Weitz, who passed away on June 23, 2010.  Sonia was a poet, author, and spokesperson for her generation who put a face on Holocaust history. A remarkable woman who became a role model for the generations after, she was beloved by everyone who had the privilege of hearing her share her experiences during the Holocaust.  Her mission was to encourage others to apply the lessons of the past to the present.

I dream of a world without victims and victimizers, and even more, without bystanders.”

The award recipients must emulate Sonia’s commitment to making our world a better place by demonstrating that they are not bystanders but upstanders who have taken action on behalf of another against prejudice, hatred, or indifference. There are unlimited opportunities to be an upstander. Two examples of an upstander include, but are not limited to, an individual who has helped someone being bullied or has stopped untrue or harmful messages from spreading.

To apply, click 2018 Sonia Weitz Upstander Award Application

March 6, 2018 – Camp Sachem Saugus YMCA Job Opportunities

To apply, click Camp Sachem Application

February 28, 2018 – FREE Dance / Performance Workshops

February 26, 2018 – Endicott College’s Van Loan School Associate Degree Program

February 16, 2018 – Colleges That Change Lives

February 16, 2018 – Girls Inc.’s Teen Leadership Academy

For an application, click Girls Inc Teen Leadership Academy Application

February 16, 2018 – Tutoring for Police Civil Service Exam

February 12, 2018 – Bridgewell’s Urban Youth Collaborative Program Internship

This program places high school and college students from diverse backgrounds in PAID internships ($11.00/hr) supporting individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. Interns are involved in a number of different activities such as providing direct care in residential and day programs, assisting in employment programs, supporting individuals to participate in their communities, and a host of other activities that support people to live more productive lives.

For an application, click Urban Application

February 12, 2018 – Lynn Tech Afterschool Program

See your guidance counselor for an application.

February 8, 2018 – FAFSA Day

February 8, 2018 – Family & Children’s Services’ Spark Program

( Support for Young Families )

February 8, 2018 – McKinsey & Company Youth Leadership Forum

The McKinsey & Company’s Youth Leadership Forum (YLF) is a free, two-day leadership development program for high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors. The program aims to develop leadership skills through exercises and programming adapted from McKinsey’s leadership training for clients and executives. McKinsey & Company is a global management consulting firm that serves as the trusted advisor and counselor to many of the world’s most influential businesses and institutions. During the YLF program, participants will get the opportunity to engage with other student leaders in the Greater Boston Area and to help a local non-profit tackle a complex real-world problem. This year’s YLF program will run all day Friday, April 6th and Saturday, April 7th at McKinsey’s Boston office (280 Congress Street).

Students can visit the website www.ylfboston.com to learn more about the program and to apply. The application deadline for this year’s program is February 25th.

January 30, 2018 – QuestBridge College Prep Scholars Program

January 24, 2018 – Harvard College Global Health and Leadership Conference

At the Harvard College: Global Health and Leadership Conference, students will address the injustices facing the world. They will look at inequalities in access, quality, and income, which disparages healthcare. They will learn and understand the importance of staff, stuff, space, and systems and the difference between outputs and outcomes for health initiatives. Students will be provided with the means, tools, and skills necessary to become effective leaders who can make a difference in and outside of their community, and they will have an opportunity to work as a team to tackle a social justice issue and make a lasting impact in the world. The conference will be lead by global health groups on campus and tailored toward high school students.

For more information and to attend, click Harvard.

January 23, 2018 – Girls Inc’s Teen Leadership Academy

For an application, click Girls Inc – Teen Leadership Academy

For an application, click Girls Inc – Teen Leadership Academy

January 23, 2018 – Girls Inc’s Career Path Program

For an application, click Girls Inc – Career Path Program

For an application, click Girls Inc – Career Path Program

 

January 22, 2018 – FREE Jimmy Locust Dance Classes

 

January 22, 2018 – Northeastern University’s Marine Science Center Programs

January 18, 2018 – L.E.O. Job Opportunity

January 17, 2018 – Positive Coaching Alliance’s Triple-Impact Competitor Scholarship

January 12, 2018 – Massachusetts Institute of Technology ( M.I.T. ) FREE Summer Programs

January 10, 2018 – Midterms Schedule

Midterm exams for all students start Friday, January 19th, and end on Wednesday, January 24th. All morning exams are from 8:50 AM to 10:55 AM. All afternoon exams are from 11:40 AM to 1:40 PM. Students only need to report to school during exam times unless they want tutoring from teachers from 7:45 AM to 8:45 AM and 1:45 PM to 2:45 PM. Students may have lunch on or off campus from 11:00 AM to 11:35 AM. Students do not need to report to school for Study Halls or Gym classes. The exam schedule is posted to the Recent News section of the Guidance website and is as follows: Period A & B exams are on January 19th, Period C & D exams are on January 22nd, Period E & F exams are on January 23rd, and Period G and Make-up exams are on January 24th. Students may only make up an exam with approval from their vice-principal.

January 9, 2018 – Girls Inc. Peer Leader Job Opportunity ( for Juniors ONLY )

For an application, click Peer Leader

January 8, 2018 – Boston University Winter Visit Day

Boston University will be hosting a special Winter Visit Day for sophomores and juniors and their families to learn more about Boston University. This event will include an in-depth information session, covering everything from student life to study abroad opportunities to what makes an application competitive for admission. Guests will also have the opportunity to tour BU’s residential community and visit our schools and colleges to learn more about specific academic programs. Lunch will be provided in one of our dining halls.

Winter Visit Day: Friday, February 23, 2018
Boston University George Sherman Union
775 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, Massachusetts
Registration: 8:30 a.m.
Program: 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

For more information about Winter Visit Day, please visit our website.

We encourage you to share this information with students and parents on Naviance. Please note that all students who plan to attend should RSVP on our website. We look forward to seeing your students on campus.

January 3, 2018 – Cell Signaling Scholarship

Where to Find Cell Signaling Scholarship Application

Cell Signaling Scholarship Power Point

Where to Find Cell Signaling Scholarship Application

Cell Signaling Scholarship Power Point

January 3, 2018 – Fuel Up to Play 60 Challenge

December 22, 2017 – Lifeguard Job Opportunities

November 30, 2017 – Bezos Scholars Program

November 29, 2017 – Big Y Supermarket Job Opportunities

November 15, 2017 – Saint Joseph’s College’s Science Scholars Program

The Saint Joseph’s College’s Science Scholars Program is funded by a $647,000 grant from the National Science Foundation. This program is intended to draw outstanding students who are planning STEM majors in college, and who are from families of high financial need. The program will enroll two groups of nine new students in the fall of 2018 and 2019, and will benefit them for all four of their college years. These students will receive scholarships up to $7,500 over and above the financial package that Saint Joseph’s can provide. The intention is to assist with the “unmet financial need” of these students. Each student will receive a laptop and will have a greatly enriched experience funded by the grant, beginning with a special week of field studies on the lake and ocean just prior to beginning their freshman year. Students will also be assigned both Peer Mentors and STEM faculty mentors, will benefit from conference attendance and a program of campus speakers, and begin a capstone STEM project starting in junior year and extending through senior year. Saint Joseph’s was the only college in Maine to receive this grant in 2017, and it is the largest ever awarded in Maine by this program. Students can begin to explore the program at https://www.sjcme.edu/science-scholars/, and admission counselors and STEM faculty stand ready to guide them in applying for it. Saint Joseph’s is situated on 474 beautiful acres bordering Maine’s second largest lake, Sebago Lake—a natural laboratory.

November 15, 2017 – Fire Fighter Civil Service Exam

November 15, 2017 – LEDA Scholars Program

LEDA is searching the country for the next Cohort of LEDA Scholars!

The LEDA Scholars Program supports high-achieving students from low-income families in gaining admission to selective colleges. Each year, we recruit high school juniors from all over the country, and host them for a completely free seven-week Summer Institute on the campus of Princeton University where they receive academic preparation, leadership development, SAT/ACT prep, and intensive college guidance counseling. When they return home for their senior year of high school, LEDA counselors support them remotely through each stage of the college application and financial aid process to ensure that these incredible students gain admission to top colleges that are great fits for them academically, socially, and financially.

LEDA is looking for juniors in high school who are highly motivated, have demonstrated leadership ability, and have succeeded in taking rigorous coursework at their school.

To learn more about the LEDA Scholars Program and the eligibility requirements visit  our website and download our flyer and brochure.

Make sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat to stay up to date with application tips and to learn more about the program!

If you or your students have any questions, please contact [email protected].

The deadline for the application is December 12, 2017.

November 8, 2017 – Developmental Disabilities Certificate Program (DSC) at NSCC

November 7, 2017 – Discover Card $2,500 Scholarship Award

The Discover Card $2,500 Scholarship Award is still available for eligible students and parents through December 31, 2017. Students and parents can enter by signing up to receive tips and resources on CollegeCovered.com. No purchase or loan necessary to enter or win.

Discover Card also has a Scholarship Search tool where students can search 3 million scholarships worth more than $18 billion, and no registration is required.

As students prepare to complete their college applications, CollegeCovered.com has helpful content on getting into college. Be sure to check out the article on how to make a
college essay stand out as well as other helpful information related to the college application process.

CollegeCovered.com is a  FREE resource on planning and paying for college.

November 1, 2017 – Real World Design Challenge

The Real World Design Challenge (RWDC) is an annual competition that provides high school students, grades 9-12, the opportunity to work on real world engineering challenges in a team environment. Each year, student teams will be asked to address a challenge that confronts our nation’s leading industries. Students will utilize professional engineering software to develop their solutions and will also generate presentations that convincingly demonstrate the value of their solutions. The RWDC provides students with opportunities to apply the lessons of the classroom to the technical problems that are being faced in the workplace. We are providing $50,000 scholarships from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University to each student on the national winning team. To learn more and apply, click Real World.

October 25, 2017 – Transportation YOU

October 24, 2017 – Early College Program at North Shore Community College

Applications for the Early College Program at North Shore Community College must be submitted to your guidance counselor before 8:00 AM on Wednesday, November 22nd.

Motivated high school students don’t have to wait to begin their college experience. The Early College Program at North Shore Community College allows qualified high school students to earn college credit while completing high school graduation requirements in a variety of ways. Early College is a combination college credit option that allows high school students to earn college credits, including a post-secondary certificate or degree in a career pathway or liberal arts, while they simultaneously achieve their high school diploma.

  • Application packets are available in the shelves between the Guidance Department secretaries. If you have any questions, see your guidance counselor.
  • All applications (Application Form & Photo Release Form) must be turned in to your guidance counselor before 8:00 AM on Wednesday, November 22nd.
  • Make sure your guidance counselor writes the submission date in the upper right-hand corner of your Application page.
  • Make sure the application is complete (including all necessary signatures) and legible. If you are under 18 years of age, parent signatures are required.
  • Your application should include: (1) Application page, (2) Photo Release page, (3) High School Transcript, and (4) Accuplacer Score Report. If you are a senior and took the SATs, you can also attach your one-page score report for consideration in place of the Accuplacer Score Report.

If you have any questions, see your guidance counselor.

For an application, click NSCC-ECP

October 23, 2017 – Dean College @ New England Patriots’ Gillette Stadium

On Friday, October 27th, Dean College will be hosting a special student event at Gillette Stadium. Students will hear from representatives from the Kraft Sports Group, as well as Dean College faculty and staff. They will highlight careers and the hands on learning experiences for students interested in the following areas: Arts and Entertainment Management, Communications, Criminal Justice & Homeland Security Management, Sport Fitness, Sport Management and Marketing. Click here for more information and registration.  Please note this is a student event.

October 19, 2017 – M.I.T. Leadership Training Institute

The Leadership Training Institute is a mentorship program for high school students that focuses on developing leadership skills. The group was founded by and is run by undergraduate students at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The program runs weekly during the spring semester, and focuses on teaching students the fundamentals of leadership and providing them with the tools to make a difference in their own communities. Students also have the opportunity to become mentors themselves during the summer at MIT’s High School Studies Program (HSSP). If accepted, all students are awarded a full scholarship for the weekly 9-session program from February 2018 to May 2018. They are currently recruiting students for the program this upcoming spring — particularly those students who have demonstrated strong leadership potential, self-motivation, passion for learning, and capability to overcome adversity.  Early bird applications are due on November 20th and Regular applications are due on December 4th. Applications can be found at http://lti.mit.edu/apply-2/.

October 19, 2017 – New England School of Photography (NESOP)

October 13, 2017 – Latino Millennials: Developing Your Strategy to Succeed in Your Carreer 

October 13, 2017 – Telemundo Boston’s Tu Educacion

October 13, 2017 – North Shore Community College Health Care Open House

October 12, 2017 – College Financial Aid Help for SENIORS

October 11, 2017 – Bank of America Student Leaders Program

The 2018 Bank of America Student Leaders program will be open for applications from October 30, 2017 – February 2, 2018 (no deadline extensions).  This signature philanthropic program that operates nationwide offers youth the opportunity to receive a paid, non-profit internship and to attend a weeklong conference in Washington, D.C. to learn about positive social change from July 8-13.  The program runs for eight weeks each summer.  This program is for juniors or seniors who are community-oriented and have a passion for non-profit work. Since its inception in 2005, the Bank of America Student Leaders Program has recognized more than 2,500 exemplary high school juniors and seniors who have a passion for improving their communities.  The program helps students gain a greater understanding of how nonprofits create impact in the community and helps develop them as the next generation of community leaders. Student Leaders recognizes those who lead and serve in their own communities and beyond. Bank of America will connect Student Leaders to tools and resources that will help them make communities better. As a Student Leader, you will (1) Work as a paid intern at a local nonprofit for eight weeks, (2) attend the week-long Student Leaders Summit in Washington, D.C., (3) develop leadership and career skills, and (4) connect with like-minded students from your own community and across the country. If interest in applying, click Student Leaders. Remember, you cannot apply until October 30th.

October 5, 2017 – Lynn English Boys Soccer Fundraiser

October 4, 2017 – Harvard University Open House

Interested students and their parents are invited to a program for prospective applicants to Harvard College. The program will take place on Sunday, October 22, beginning at 1:00 p.m. and concluding by 2:30 p.m., at the Science Center Lecture Hall B, 1 Oxford St, Cambridge, MA. Tours will be available at the conclusion of the program. The program’s goal is to provide Boston area high school students with an opportunity to learn more about the College, the admissions process and our financial aid policies and procedures. For your convenience, please find helpful information about parking here. Please note that it’s not necessary to feed parking meters in Cambridge on Sundays.

October 4, 2017 – After School Computer Lab @ Lynn English

October 3, 2017 – Lynn Parks & Recreation’s Ski Program

October 2, 2017 – USPS Holiday Jobs

September 29, 2017 – Girls Inc. Tutoring Program

September 25, 2017 – LVTI Afterschool Program (TAP)

Lynn Tech is offering a 10-week after school program for any student interested Culinary Art and/or Design and Visual Communication.  This program is free of cost and transportation will be provided.  If you are interested in participating in this program, please see your guidance counselor by this Friday, September 29th, for an application. For more information and an application, click the following documents:

September 19, 2017 – North Shore Community College Open House

September 19, 2017 – Lynn Community Health Center’s Transitions Group

September 15, 2017 – Peabody High School College Fair

On Thursday, October 5, 2017, Peabody Veterans Memorial High School will be hosting its annual College Fair from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM. An updated list of attending colleges and universities can be found on the PVMHS website. Below is the most recent list. Educational Talent Search (ETS) is running a field trip to this college fair. If you are a member of ETS, click  ETS Permission Slip.

September 15, 2017 – Dartmouth College Admissions Session

September 14, 2017 – F.I.R.E. Speech Contest

September 13, 2017 – Harvard Medical School’s Health Professions Recruitment & Exposure Program (HPREP)

September 13, 2017 – Girls Inc.’s Teen Leadership Academy

September 8, 2017 – Duke University Admissions Session

September 8, 2017 – LEDA Scholars Program

LEDA is searching the country for the next Cohort of LEDA Scholars!

The LEDA Scholars Program supports high-achieving students from low-income families in gaining admission to selective colleges. Each year, we recruit high school juniors from all over the country, and host them for a completely free seven-week Summer Institute on the campus of Princeton University where they receive academic preparation, leadership development, SAT/ACT prep, and intensive college guidance counseling. When they return home for their senior year of high school, LEDA counselors support them remotely through each stage of the college application and financial aid process to ensure that these incredible students gain admission to top colleges that are great fits for them academically, socially, and financially.

LEDA is looking for juniors in high school who are highly motivated, have demonstrated leadership ability, and have succeeded in taking rigorous coursework at their school.

To learn more about the LEDA Scholars Program and the eligibility requirements visit  our website and download our flyer and brochure.

Make sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat to stay up to date with application tips and to learn more about the program!

If you or your students have any questions, please contact [email protected].

The deadline for the application is December 12, 2017.

September 8, 2017 – Khan Academy Breakthrough Junior Challenge

Good at explaining science or math? Want a chance to win a $250,000 scholarship? Khan Academy is proud to support the Breakthrough Junior Challenge video contest again this year. To qualify, create a short (under three minutes) video explaining a challenging concept in physics, mathematics, or the life sciences in an engaging, illuminating, and creative way. If you win, you’ll receive the college scholarship, your teacher will receive a $50,000 prize, and your school will get a new $100,000 science lab! Anyone ages 13 through 18 is eligible. The winner will also be invited to an awards ceremony where the prize will be presented in front of superstars of science, Silicon Valley, and Hollywood. The deadline for submission is October 1, 2017. For more information, click Breakthrough.

September 5, 2017 – NACAC College Fairs

Boston National College Fair – Sunday, September 17th

Performing and Visual Arts College Fair – Monday, September 18th

August 31, 2017 – United States Military Academy at West Point

An Open Letter to High-Achieving High School Students:

Hi. My name is West Point. I wanted to take a moment to introduce myself, because my name often gets lost among the myriad of colleges vying for your affection and tuition. Ivy Leagues like Harvard, Yale and Stanford; Public schools like Alabama, Clemson and Penn State. These are all great schools, and no matter where you end up, if you’re willing to work hard, you’ll go far. But before you make your final decision, I’d suggest you add one more name to the list.

Mine.

It’s true, I’m not an Ivy League. But I consistently rank among the nation’s top colleges, and to be frank, I’m even more selective than the Ivies. In addition to being academically competitive, qualified applicants must be physically fit, have leadership experience, acquire a congressional nomination and pass a rigorous medical exam just to be considered for admission. So if you’re into history, prestige, academic rigor and competitiveness, then I’ve got what you’re looking for.

If you’re attracted to State Schools, then you’re in luck. I’m a state school, only my state is the entire United States. Of America. Our traditions and school spirit rival any public school in the nation.  We’ve got dozens of NCAA Division I athletic teams, and the fiercest rivalry in college sports (Go Army. Beat Navy.). Beyond that, my Long Gray Line of graduates includes presidents, generals, governors, astronauts, CEOs, and captains of industry. As members of that close-knit circle of people, my students are instantly connected to the countless numbers of graduates who are shaping our nation’s future.

It’s possible that you heard about me in your history class. (My location was kind of a big deal during the Revolutionary War. A couple of guys—George Washington and Thomas Jefferson—scouted me out as an essential defensive position against the British.) Yes I’m a military school and yes my students wear uniforms. So I understand that some people might assume I’m uptight or stuffy. I get that a lot.

But I promise you this: look beyond the brass, the buttons, and the saluting, and you’ll be amazed.

For starters, my campus looks like Hogwarts, only nothing about me is make believe. My facilities are world-class and my students are on the forefront of cyber technology, international politics, and engineering. They travel the world—not just to Snapchat from Paris, but to study, meet with foreign Ambassadors, become fluent in other languages, or to train with counterparts in other nations. Defense Against the Dark Arts? Yeah. We teach that. My students jump out of planes, shoot targets, climb ropes, forge through rivers, build bridges, explode things, and they have fun while they’re doing it.

All kidding aside, what happens here may look like magic, but it’s a product of more than two hundred years of excellence. I’ve been around since 1802, and I was built specifically for people who want to get the most out of life and be the best they can be. People like you.

No one who comes to me leaves the same as when they arrived. While most colleges exist to convince their students that they’re already the best—I do things differently. I help America’s best students achieve more than they could imagine; I exist to make them better. Around my campus, being better means being a better leader. To me, leadership means putting yourself last and others first.

I know, this isn’t what most people teach about leadership, but like I said, I do things differently.

No, I’m not what you would call a “normal” school. But what is “normal” anyway? And who wants “normal” when you can have exceptional?

When it comes to tuition, my price is steep, but I won’t cost a penny of your money. Tuition here is fully funded—that means free room, board, full medical and dental, and I pay a monthly salary to my students too. But I require a lot in return: I require mental toughness. I require students to reach their physical limits, and then go a step more. I require dedication, determination, and selfless service. And in exchange for all this—a free education and priceless leadership training—my students serve for five years in a career that matters, as a commissioned officer in the U.S. Army.

I know that you have a lot of options for where to go to college. And no matter where you go, if you’re destined to be a leader, you will find a way to be one. I know that’s true.
I also know that I may not be the one for you. And that’s okay if that’s the case. But I would hate for you to miss out on a chance of a lifetime, simply because you didn’t take a second look. So before you decide—before your life changes forever—consider adding my name to your list of options.

What do you have to lose?

Very Respectfully,

The U.S. Military Academy at West Point

For more information, click West Point.

August 30, 2017 – SAT Prep Classes at North Shore Community College

August 30, 2017 – Architecture / Design College Fair

August 29, 2017 – NEACAC College Fairs

The New England Association for College Admission Counseling (NEACAC) will host numerous college fairs at various colleges throughout the Fall 2017. For a list of fairs and college attendees, click NEACAC.

August 29, 2017 – Carnegie Mellon University Information Session

August 29, 2017 – Industrial Engineering Program at UMass-Amherst

August 29, 2017 – University of Pennsylvania Admissions Panel

August 29, 2017 – Trinity College Preview Weekend

August 7, 2017 – Questbridge National College Match Program

The QuestBridge National College Match is a college and scholarship application process that helps outstanding low-income high school seniors gain admission and full four-year scholarships to the nation’s most selective colleges.

College Match Scholarships, which are provided by participating colleges, cover the full cost of tuition, room and board, are loan-free, and require no parental contribution.

If you are a student who has achieved academic excellence in the face of economic challenges, we encourage you to apply. QuestBridge’s college partners are committed to making college affordable for all students — regardless of financial background — and offer generous financial aid packages that cover 100% of demonstrated financial need.

Learn about more opportunities offered through the National College Match >>

Who Should Apply

  • Academically outstanding high school seniors
  • From families earning less than $65,000/year for a family of four

How to Apply

  • Application opens in the summer (before senior year)
  • Research college partners
  • Submit free application and other materials in late September

August 7, 2017 – KMart Job Opportunities

At the Saugus, Massachusetts KMart, they strive for excellence. They are seeking energetic and enthusiastic  individuals to fill their part-time hourly positions. The store provides flexible scheduling and strongly believes in a promotion-from-within policy. The current open positions are listed below along with Requisition Numbers that interested individuals can use to search for the job that most interests them. They numbers will be valid until August 24, 2017. Interested individuals can apply online at http://www.searsholdings.com/careers and perform a search by city using “Saugus” as the search word.

Cashier – 865556BR

Customer Service – 865863BR

August 7, 2017 – Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) Discover: The Diversity Experience

The WPI Office of Undergraduate Admissions invites African American, Latino, Native American, as well as students interested in diversity to apply for a special overnight visit from November 9-10, 2017.

Discover: The Diversity Experience will allow you to:

  • experience life in a residence hall
  • dine and stay with a WPI student host
  • enjoy the campus community
  • meet potential classmates

For more information and to apply, click WPI.

August 7, 2017 – Brandeis University’s SEED Multicultural Fly-In Program

SEED is an on-campus program that partners with our Intercultural Center and student-run multicultural clubs to give prospective students the opportunity to explore all aspects of campus life at Brandeis and to celebrate our diverse student body. This program encapsulates our founding mission by seeking to build an academic community whose members have diverse cultures, backgrounds, and life experiences. SEED participants will be hosted by Brandeis students and will have the opportunity to attend:

  • Classes taught by renowned Brandeis professors
  • A student panel
  • An evaluative interview to support a candidate’s application for admission
  • Student performances
  • An admissions information session and tour

The application deadline for students to apply is August 15. Students will be notified of their decision no later than September 5.

For more information, click SEED.

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