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Student Opportunties

American Legion Auxiliary Tar Heel Girls State

American Legion Auxiliary Tar Heel Girls State is a week long workshop in the legislative process sponsored by the North Carolina American Legion Auxiliary. North Carolina's program is the longest continuously-running Girls State program in the United States. For a week in June, approximately 250 of North Carolina's most promising rising high school senior girls from every part of the state come together to learn about and  participate in various parts of government. In the following pages, you will see different parts of the program and be linked to other web sites to learn more about North Carolina's and the United States's government.
1. Must be a rising senior in high school and at least 16 years of age.
2. Must be a citizen of the United States or a legal resident with a valid green card.
3. Must be in the upper 1/3 of her class.
4. Must be sponsored by an American Legion Auxiliary or Post.
5. Tuition is $400, non-refundable after April 1.
6. Must have an interest in government and the political process.
79th session of Tar Heel Girls State will be the held on the campus of Catawba College in Salisbury, NC. The session will start on Sunday, June 10, 2018 and end on Saturday, June 16, 2018.
See Mrs. Jones with questions or application information

Stanford University Summer Programs

Stanford Pre-Collegiate Studies offers summer programs for students in grades 7-12.  

Apply at spcs.stanford.edu/find-yourself

Summer Ventures 2018

Summer Ventures in Science and Mathematics is seeking rising NC high school juniors and seniors who are academically talented and who aspire to careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics,  This is a four week long program in the summer.  If you are interested in this program check out their website at www.summerventures.org



North Carolina School of Science and Math

The application for Class of 2020 will open Oct. 15, 2017 and will remain open through Jan 15, 2018. You must take the SAT by December 2, 2017.  For more information: https://www.ncssm.edu/online-admissions

United States Senate Youth Delegate

This opportunity is for Juniors and Seniors.





RIBN (Regionally Increasing Baccalaureate Nurses) is an innovative educational track to a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree.


Eastern North Carolina RIBN is a partnership between East Carolina University and select community colleges.


Carteret Community College is now a member!


See attached file for more information.


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Big News at UMR!

Accelerated Physician Assistant Degree Program

The University of Minnesota Rochester is excited to announce that an accelerated physician assistant master’s degree program is being developed in collaboration with the Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences. Learn more here.

UMR’s Largest Class

We are proud to welcome our largest class of future healthcare professionals for Fall 2017! Over 200 first year and transfer students started classes this week. 


Application Now Open - The Common Application

Do you have a few students in mind that would be a great fit for the University of Minnesota Rochester (UMR)? Are they passionate about healthcare? Are they future leaders and caregivers? Do they enjoy research? If so, encourage students to apply! The University of Minnesota Rochester’s application is now live. UMR switched to The Common Application this year, please encourage students to apply here.

Nursing Guarantee Option at UMR!

The University of Minnesota Rochester offers a Freshman Nursing Guarantee option for students interested in a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree through the University of Minnesota.  This opportunity guarantees first year students entry into the University of Minnesota Twin Cities’ nursing program located on the Rochester campus their sophomore year provided they meet the program requirements.*  Students will be able to complete all four years of the program on the University of Minnesota Rochester’s campus.  Practicum work in this program will be conducted at Mayo Clinic. Students interested in this must apply directly to UMR. No Share My App’s accepted for UMR’s Freshman Nursing Guarantee option.

Check out this website to find out more!
*A GPA of 3.0 must be maintained through their first year at UMR, in both semesters.

Counselor Visit Day Save the Date

UMR would love for you to join us for Experience UMR Day, November, 9 2017, a visit day that is specifically catered towards high school counselors, CCR coordinators, and HOSA Advisers. This will be a day to learn more about our one-of-a-kind health sciences program, meet with faculty, staff, and students, tour campus and housing, and more!

Please contact Jamie Mathison mathi324@r.umn.edu to get signed up!

Check out our counselor webpage to find out more about UMR.

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 health care 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:
Thursday: October 19, 2017 - 12 to 5 pm
Friday: October 20, 2017 - 8 am to 1 pm

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 the discovery lab event page to learn more or contact Michelle Rahman at rahman.michelle@mayo.edu





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Summer Ventures in Science and Mathematics- http://www.summerventures.org

A competitive, cost free, opportunity for current sophomores and juniors that are interested  in pursuing science and mathematics activities outside of the classroom. Entry is by application only, and all applications must be completed online.  Check out their website or see Mrs. Jones for more information. 


Duke Summer Opportunities for Grade 9-12  http://summersession.duke.edu/

United States Naval Academy- Summer Programs-http:// www.usna.edu

The United States Naval Academy has a variety of summer programs for current students.

Summer Seminar- for current Juniors, look online for information, application, and cost.

Summer STEM program- for current 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th graders; look online for information, application and cost.

To find out more check out their website and look under the admissions tab and then summer programs.


NCSU Shelton Challenge


Tar Heel Boys' State is sponsored by The American Legion Department of North Carolina. It is an intense workshop concentrating on North Carolina state government and politics. Some 500 rising high school seniors representing all geographic areas of North Carolina participate annually in this program. Since 2003 the sessions have been held on the campus of Catawba College, Salisbury, NC


If you have any questions, contact the Program Coordinator Christopher Byrd at tarheelboysstate@gmail.com


Application Forms are available at:
American Legion Department Headquarters

P O Box 26657

Raleigh NC 27611