2014 Profile in Courage Essay Contest

John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum
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Students are encouraged to participate in the 2014 John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Essay Contest. The contest provides a unique opportunity to integrate lessons in history, writing, and current events while addressing national standards in social studies and language arts.Contest topic: In 1,000 words or less, describe and analyze an act of political courage by a U.S. official who served during or after 1956.

John F. Kennedy graduates from Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, June 1940
For complete guidelines, curriculum materials, and a link to a video, please visit www.jfklibrary.org.

SCC Trades & Industry Career Connections Fair

Southeast Community College will be hosting a Trades & Industry Fair on Tuesday, October 15, 10 am – 12 noon on the SCC Lincoln campus, 8800 O Street.  This event allows employers to connect with SCC students about job openings.  However, it also provides an excellent opportunity for students to network with businesses as they learn about their educational expectations, career opportunities and internships.


  •  Architectural-Engineering Technology
  • Automotive Technology
  • Computer Aided Design Drafting
  • Electrical/Electromechanical Technology
  • Electronic Systems Technology
  • Energy Generation Operations
  • Motorcycle, ATV & Personal Watercraft Technology
  • Precision Machining & Automation Technology
  • Welding Technology


Please register using the online link – https://placement.southeast.edu & Click on the Events Calendar. This event is hosted on the Milford campus in the spring and the Lincoln campus in the fall.

Yale Young Global Scholars Program

Yale University is now accepting applications for the Yale Young Global Scholars Program, which will bring together talented rising high school juniors and seniors from the United States and around the world to live and study at Yale for two weeks in the summer of 2014.

Now in its 13th year, the Yale Young Global Scholars Program features intensive undergraduate-level coursework and interaction with renowned Yale faculty and practitioners in the fields of history, political science, law, economics, international affairs, public health, and environmental science.

Students learn to recognize and understand some of the most pressing global challenges of the 21st century, strategize responses, and innovate solutions, gaining valuable leadership skills both inside and outside the classroom.

This coming summer, the program is introducing a new session focused on science policy, particularly with respect to global health, energy, and climate. The session takes an interdisciplinary approach, combining scientific research and development with public policy applications, and it is designed for students who have broad interests in science and technology, whether they plan to pursue careers in those fields or wish to be science-literate entrepreneurs and policymakers.

Students may apply to any of the three, two-week summer sessions offered: “Science, Policy, and Innovation” (June 16-29) examines interdisciplinary approaches to global health, energy and environment, and climate change; “Politics, Law, and Economics” (July 7-20) focuses on important ideas and thinkers in the American political and intellectual tradition; and “Studies in Grand Strategy” (July 26-August 8) explores strategic lessons from history and their application to contemporary international affairs. Lecturers have included Yale professors Akhil Reed Amar, John Lewis Gaddis, Paul Kennedy, Anthony Kronman, Beverly Gage, William Nordhaus, and Ian Shapiro, among many others.

The application for summer 2014 is now available online, and applications are due Feb. 20. Admission to the program is very selective, and need-based financial aid is available to students who qualify.

For further information and application details, visit the program website at http://globalscholars.yale.edu.


University of Richmond Multicultural Overnight Visitation Experience

Richmond’s Multicultural Overnight Visitation Experience (MOVE) is a program designed for students of color and others who are especially interested in diversity and multicultural experiences. This two-day program will be held Sunday and Monday, November 10 and 11, 2013. High school seniors and their families are encouraged to attend.

MOVE will provide students with a glimpse into the University’s top-notch academic programs, exciting real-world opportunities, and active student and residential life: all aspects that make Richmond a truly unique place to grow and learn.

Prospective students will join panel discussions with faculty, students, and Multicultural Affairs professionals and interact throughout the day with our current students to learn about their Richmond experience and explore campus life. Students will be hosted overnight by a Richmond student on Sunday evening and then join other prospective students and their families on Monday for our Preview Richmond open house.

Attendees should be students who are interested in witnessing the personal and academic collaboration of a diverse community of scholars at Richmond. Participants should have at least a 3.5 GPA and be active members of their communities. Prospective students’ information should be submitted to to Kathy Cho Seldow, Senior Assistant Director of Admission, by October 4, 2013.

Space is limited, so please reserve space early. Once students register for the MOVE program on Sunday, November 10th, they will automatically be registered for the Preview Richmond program on Monday, November 11th. Please visit the Richmond website for more details.

Academic Student Resources

Did you know that the Lincoln City Libraries offers free homework assistance with online tutors, interactive chalkboard, & other features that are available to students from 2 to 11 pm daily? All students need to have is a library card. For those students who are worried about past fines, they can receive a waiver for $200 in fines accumulated before age 17. The Lincoln City Libraries also offers online test prep programs for the ACT, SAT, PSAT, & AP Exams. In addition to the Lincoln City Libraries, there are other online homework assistance sites and other academic resources. Please click here to download the Student Academic Resources List.