Happy Friday! We’ve been presented with some great opportunities for our APS high school students!
Calling all APS high school students! Martin Luther King, Jr. used his words to change history. How will you use yours? The National Liberty Museum’s Selma Speech & Essay Contest is open to APS High School students ages 14-18 (as of the January 30 deadline), and the grand prize is $5,000! After viewing the Paramount Pictures film, SELMA, contestants are asked to respond to the contest topic, “ What do you think needs to be done today to protect individual freedom and self-determination? What are you doing or will you do to peacefully advance those rights,” with an original 500-700 word essay and videotaped speech reading of their essay. Deadline for submissions is February 15, 2015. For rules, visit www.libertymuseumselmacontest.org
In partnership with Country Financial, the Peachtree Road Farmers Market is hosting their third annual Peachtree Road Farmers Market Reusable Bag Design Contest. Winners will see their designs on reusable shopping bags at the Peachtree Road Farmers Market throughout the season! The theme this year is “Live, Love, Be Green.” The winning student will receive a $1,000 scholarship in addition to having their artwork distributed throughout the city on reusable shopping bags. The deadline is March 6, 2015. CLICK HERE or visithttp://www.peachtreeroadfarmersmarket.com/pdf/2015_PRFM_Bag_Design_Contest.pdf to learn more.
Named for the first African-American to walk in space, ExxonMobil Bernard Harris Math and Science Scholarships are available to 2015 graduating high school seniors in school districts represented by the Council of the Great City Schools. (By the way, APS is a member of the Council of Great City Schools.) Four scholarships for two males and two females — $5,000 each — will be awarded to two African-American and two Hispanic students on behalf of the former NASA astronaut, physician and businessman, Dr. Bernard Harris, and ExxonMobil. Deadline for submissions is April 8, 2015. Click here to access the Council of Great City Schools website. Here’s the link to the application: http://cgcs.org/cms/lib/DC00001581/Centricity/Domain/19/2015%20ExxonMobil%20Bernard%20Harris%20Scholarship%20Applicatoin.pdf