Thank You

Thanks to all of you who attended the SoHi Policy Forum this year - the feedback we got from those who attended either in person or via the live video stream has been overwhelmingly positive, and I'm very proud of what my students were able to accomplish.

Additionally, thanks to those who attended our show, "Pandemic: A Retrospective" last weekend, either through the live video stream or in person. We always appreciate your support of the arts, and the students work very hard to bring you shows that are entertaining as well as thoughtful. We're looking forward to next year's shows!

SoHi Policy Forum!

Tomorrow, April 6th, is SoHi's first Policy Forum! Students choose their topics, their points of view, and their suggested solutions to policy problems facing our nation and our state. Tune in via live stream and check out our schedule by clicking below.

SoHi Policy Forum Details

QuestBridge Scholars Program

Questbridge website screenshot

Juniors are encouraged to either apply (or have a teacher refer them) to the QuestBridge Scholars Program if they are eligible. The eligibility requirements include that you are high achieving (in the top 10% of your class), have earned primarily A's in challenging courses, a strong writer, and have received recommendations from teachers. Read more details on their website. 

The scholarship is generally designed for students who come from households earning less than $65,000 a year for a typical family of four, as the aim is enable students who don't have financial opportunity but do have the academic skills and ambition to attend schools that match them. The scholarship is for a full four years. Their site opens up in February (some of it is still about the 2020 application period, so make sure you don't get discouraged if it says it's closed).

Let me know if you have questions, or of course, visit the counselor's office.

National Constitution Center Online Classes

Upcoming Constitution Center Sessions

The National Constitution Center (where my Constitution mug is from) is offering online sessions that start at 9 AM Alaska time. That's during my prep hour. If you are interested in attending one of their sessions, let me know and I can register for it. If you have 4th hour off, you're welcome to attend in my classroom. This may be a great opportunity to study for the AP US Government & Politics exam (coming soon!).

These sessions are called Scholar Exchanges and there is a full schedule of upcoming events on their website. Take a look!

 

National Youth Leadership Forum: Medicine

NYLF Website Screenshot

If you are a sophomore or junior interested in pursuing a career in the field of medicine, please let me know. I have a nomination forum for students interested in the National Youth Leadership Forum: Medicine program that I can nominate students for by February 19th. It does cost money, and details about the program are available here: https://www.envisionexperience.com/explore-our-programs/national-youth-leadership-forum-medicine

This is done through a education travel company called WorldStrides; I've never really worked with them but I have nominated students to their program that did end up going and learned a lot.