HAPPENINGS WEEK OF OCTOBER 16-20
2018 PRUDENTIAL SPIRIT OF COMMUNITY AWARD
Now in its 23rd year, this program provides schools with an opportunity to celebrate the spirit of volunteerism throughout the student body and recognize students who have distinguished themselves through community service. It also can generate positive publicity for schools and gives students the change to win state and national awards. Students who have participated in community service activities over the past year are invited to fill out an online application athttp://spirit.prudential.com or at http://nassp.org/spirit Applications must be submitted by November 7, 2017. Schools can nominate the top youth volunteer for state-level honors on behalf of the principal by certifying his/her application by November 17, 2017. Your schools honoree will receive the Presidents Volunteer Service Award (if he or she has contributed the minimum number of volunteer hours to qualify), and will become eligible to win an unrestricted award of $1,000 or more, a beautifully engraved medallion, and an all-expense-paid trip with a parent or guardian to Washington D.C. next spring for four days of special recognition events. State-level honorees will be announced February 2018. In the meantime, your school may recognize top applicants for their volunteer service and hold them up as role models for their peers by presenting them with Prudential Spirit of Community Award certificates.
Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences Discovery Lab
The Respiratory Therapy Discovery Lab provides an opportunity for high school and college students to participate in hands-on simulated events to learn how respiratory therapists work with an interdisciplinary healthcare team to deliver patient care. Using the latest innovative technology, students will experience firsthand the opportunities, rewards, and challenges of a career as a respiratory therapist.
Choose one session:
The one-day lab takes place at Mayo Clinic's campus in Rochester, Minnesota. Encourage students to join us for an exciting day of discovery and learn about the unmasked heroes who are frequently mistaken for doctors or nurses.
Check out thediscovery lab event page to learn more or contact Michelle Rahman email@example.com.
Career Fair at Central Lakes College - Brainerd
We will be taking the ninth graders to a career fair in Brainerd on Friday, November 17. We will leave school at 8:15 and return about 1:30. Each student will have the opportunity to visit three different career sessions. Each session will last 40 minutes. Students will eat lunch at Central Lakes College. Students will need to return their parent permission form and registration form in order to attend. Stay tuned for deadline dates!
Minnesota House of Representatives High School Page Program
The Minnesota House of Representatives High School Page Program offers a unique opportunity for students to examine what they learn in the classroom under real-life circumstances. Students participate in a wide variety of activities, each designed to further their understanding of our state government and the legislative process. Some of the activities include assisting members and staff during House floor sessions in the House Chamber, participating in a mock committee hearing designed to develop students' leadership skills and to inspire them to think critically about the issues confronting our state, individual meetings with state representatives designed to allow students to discuss the issues that matter most to them, and meetings with constitutional officers, members of the judiciary, lobbyists, and members of the media. The program is open to all Minnesota high school students during their JUNIOR YEAR, whether they attend public or private schools, or are homeschooled. Only complete applications received at the Sergeant at Arms Office by the end of business on December 1st, 2017 will be considered. If you are interested in this opportunity, stop by the CRC for more information.
PAYING FOR COLLEGE WORKSHOP
Monday, November 6th from 6:00-7:30 pm at the St. Cloud Federal Credit Union (3030 1st Street South, St. Cloud). At this workshop, you will learn about financial aid (FAFSA), college savings, loans, budgeting, scholarship opportunities, PSEO, and much more! For more information, click here.