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There Are Still Scholarships Available If You Know Where To Look

posted May 18, 2017, 9:38 AM by Floyd Wygant   [ updated May 18, 2017, 9:52 AM ]

USA Today ran an article several years ago listing the 10 best sites for searching for scholarship cash — along with one scholarship from each to get you started! If you missed that article, here's a link to that article.
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NOW, one of those sites is reaching out to high school Guidance Departments to get the word out that there is still time to apply for scholarships!  Their May 2017 Newsletter list 10 scholarships that have deadlines between June 1st and July 26th. Don't miss out, CHECK IT OUT.

Service Academy Night in Bangor 4/12/17

posted Mar 31, 2017, 11:56 AM by Floyd Wygant   [ updated Mar 31, 2017, 11:57 AM ]

Join all of Maine's congressional representatives and senators and learn about the exceptional educational opportunities available at the service academies and these opportunities can fit in your career goals. This gathering will include representatives of the five US Federal Service Academies, four state & private military colleges, Army/Air Force/Navy/Marine ROTC, and the Maine Army & Air Force National Guards, Learn, earn and serve your country. Academy Night


KENNEBEC COUNTY MEDICAL SOCIETY SPONSORS ESSAY CONTEST for High School Juniors and Seniors

posted Mar 6, 2017, 8:10 AM by Floyd Wygant   [ updated Mar 6, 2017, 8:10 AM ]

The topic of the essay is:

“An Important Health Issue For Teenagers In The World Today” The essays should be 2 to 3 type-written double-spaced pages in length (3 page, maximum).

The essay should include the following elements:

  • The health issue should be explained.

  • The severity of the health issue should be explored.

  • Potential solutions to the health issue should be offered or explored. NOTE: Addressing the possibility of a solution is an important part of the assignment.

Essays judged on:

  • the ability of the essay to convince the reader that the issue is important,

  • the clarity of the subject exploration,

  • and the craft of the writing, including grammar and spelling.

The scholarships are awards of:

  • 1st Place - $1000

  • Runner Up - $500

  • Honorable Mentions - $100

Mailed to:

  • Maine Medical Association

  • Attn: Lisa Martin

  • PO Box 190

  • Manchester, ME 04351

Entries must be received by Monday, April 10, 2017.

Contestants and their schools will be notified of the winning submissions on May 4, 2017. The awards ceremony will be held Wednesday, May 10, 2017, at 6:15 PM.

See the attached PDF file for complete information.

Start writing and good luck!

Maine State TechNight, Should you be there? 3-22-17

posted Feb 27, 2017, 11:49 AM by Floyd Wygant   [ updated Mar 6, 2017, 7:57 AM ]

Even with the proliferation of technology in our society, high school students often lack a full understanding of Information Technology careers. The exploding world of technology requires resources with a wide range of skills, from management to analysis to problem-solving to curiosity. OIT’s goal is to educate students to the possibilities of Information Technology as an exciting and very viable career path. In addition to talking about the technology aspects, we also stress the importance of teamwork, collaboration, creative problem solving and endless learning opportunities. This event is fun and interactive.

Does this sound like you?
  • Inquisitive not afraid to ask questions
  • Creative / Innovative
  • Learner likes to jump into new things
  • Natural problem solver
  • Technical aptitude or interest
Then you should be signing up to attend the Maine TechNight Field Trip! 
See or email Mr. Wygant in the Tech Department at WSHS (fwygant@aos92.org).   

Bus leaves WSHS around 2:45 pm returns around 8:15 pm




525 Reasons to Check Out MaineCF Scholarships

posted Feb 7, 2017, 9:55 AM by Floyd Wygant   [ updated Feb 7, 2017, 9:56 AM ]

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 Peter Logue, recipient of a MaineCF Gannett Scholarship in journalism,
films Checkmate (2012) in New York City. Logue has produced and directed many documentary films, including Outrunning Parkinson’s, a portrait of Michael Westphal of Great Cranberry Island.

 

Students, Start Your Applications

The Maine Community Foundation offers more than 525 scholarships that support students pursuing studies in music, journalism, teaching, horticulture, technology, the arts, and many other fields. The scholarships are available for students who attend secondary, post-secondary, and graduate schools, as well as nontraditional programs. Adult learners also can benefit from 18 scholarship funds that help them navigate the road back to school.
 
A complete listing of scholarships available for the upcoming school year is now online at www.mainecf.org.
 
In 2016, the community foundation awarded more than $2.3 million in scholarships to 1,124 Maine students attending schools in the state, across the country, and around the world.
 
Have a question? Call Liz Fickett, scholarship funds manager, toll-free at 877-700-6800, ext. 2015.

 Maine Community Foundation, 245 Main Street, Ellsworth ME 04605 | (877) 700-6800www.facebook/mainecf | info@mainecf.org

THOMAS COLLEGE – FUTURE TEACHERS ACADEMY

posted Jan 20, 2017, 6:11 PM by Floyd Wygant

Thomas
Open to Maine high school juniors (class of 2018) the Future Teachers Academy will take place on June 19th on the Thomas College campus.  Students who are interested in exploring the field of education will be able to participate in a daylong, hands-on and experiential teaching environment within a STEAM-based curriculum taught by talented Thomas College Education faculty.  This academy is free and includes morning snacks and lunch.  Students will get a chance to participate in workshops, create projects, and will be able to take a tour of the College after the day concludes.  Thomas College’s education program is unique in that all students have exposure to STEAM curriculum.  This academy will give students an insight into this – and by attending, they will receive a $1,000 visit scholarship toward their first semester if they apply, are accepted and decide to attend Thomas College upon high school graduation.  Students can register online at www.thomas.edu/future-teacher-academy

Waterville High, Much More Than A School

posted Dec 22, 2016, 10:10 AM by Floyd Wygant   [ updated Dec 22, 2016, 10:10 AM ]

As the holiday break approaches, most members of the community are all excited about the prospect of some family time, a special meal to celebrate, and maybe even a present or two.  But not everyone in the school community has that to look forward to. This is why Waterville High School is much more than just a place to learn.  It is also a place that cares.

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Again this year, some students and their families needed some help in order to make the holiday season joyous and nice. Stepping forward, Nancy Hebert, Anne Smith, and Ratesha Petrillo organized the school’s annual Giving Tree program. Working with students, teachers and the extended school community and their community contacts to provide a holiday feast, clothing, and those important gifts for more than 45 student families.  


When last minute needs came to our attention, the school again moved to support our kids.  This time it was Ashley Rancourt from the Guidance Department who stepped in to fill the needs for two more students and their families. Ashley said, “I reached out to the whole high school list and had an AMAZING response. People donated checks, cash, gifts, clothing, etc. It was beyond awesome. I found gifts of cash on my chair, desk and in my drawers. Just spectacular.”

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The Latin club, headed by Seth Metcalf stepped in for one of the families and the students went shopping for an entire Christmas meal, gifts, etc. They went above and beyond. One staff member here handed me cash four days in a row (see related article In the News). And for the other, Ashley related she went out late last night and shopped for the kiddo who approached her just yesterday and staff have been stopping by all morning giving her money to help cover the cost of that. Ashley’s excitement was contagious as she and Officer Cam Huggins had, “actually just got back from delivering all the food and gifts to both families! They were sooooo grateful.”


While most of us would be tired and looking for a rest after all this work, all are “hoping next year to be more organized” to help even more. Ashley summed up the high school community by saying, “I truly have never been so humbled and proud to be part of such a caring, giving group of people.”



Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) Lab

posted Oct 24, 2016, 5:54 AM by Floyd Wygant   [ updated Nov 4, 2016, 11:01 AM ]

Come join us on November 9th,
starting at 5:30 pm. The Finance Authority of Maine (FAME) will be here at Waterville High for a FAFSA Completion Lab. FAME holds this lab for seniors and parents to complete the FAFSA.  It will be in the Media Center. BE SURE TO bring your 2015 TAX RETURNS and social security numbers.
FAFSA

Admit in a Day at Kennebec Valley Community College

posted May 2, 2016, 9:07 AM by Floyd Wygant   [ updated May 2, 2016, 9:08 AM ]

Admit in a Day 2016
Friday, May 6, 1-5 PM

Take the placement test and fill out an application (fees are waived). Apply for Financial Aid and be reviewed for admission ALL IN ONE DAY! Call 453-5822 today to learn more! This is a free 4-hour event that starts promptly at 1:00 PM. 
WHAT TO BRING:
An OFFICIAL high school transcript
Your immunization record
Your 2015 Federal Tax and W-2 forms

Kennebec Federal Savings Scholarship for 2016

posted Mar 17, 2016, 4:32 PM by Floyd Wygant   [ updated Apr 6, 2016, 8:36 AM ]

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