•  TREE HIGH SCHOOL GIFTED SUPPORT

    Welcome to Hershey High School's Gifted Support Services for the 2018-2019 school year. Please feel free to explore the various links at the left which provide information concerning upcoming academic events, activities and opportunities provided in our Gifted Support Program. New announcements are posted every month so check back for more opportunities.

      

     

    DECEMBER OPPORTUNITIES

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    INTERNATIONAL POETRY AND STORY TELLING COMPETITION 
    DEADLINE FOR WRITINGS: JANUARY 7, 2019
    WHERE: SEND SUBMISSIONS TO wachreply@gmail.com 
    High School students are invited to submit their original poems and short stories (max 1500 words) on the theme of peace and social justice in keeping with the message of the Rev. Dr. Martin King in celebration of 2019 MLK Day.  Finalists will be invited to read their works at the International Poetry & Storytelling Festival on the evening of MLK Day -- 6 p.m. Monday, Jan. 21, 2019  CASH PRIZES!
     
     
    HERSHEY'S POETRY OUT LOUD/SHAKESPEARE COMPETITIONJane  
    WHEN: JANUARY 8, 2019
    WHERE: HERSHEY THEATER LOBBY
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    his year's Poetry Out Loud/Shakespeare competition will take place on Janaury 8th.  Because of the early date, students should select their pieces from the National POL website as soon as possible as there will be only one week after the holidays for coachings and memorization.  The winner of the Hershey's competition for Poetry Out Loud will moved onto the regional competition at WITF Studios on January 31st.   Winner of the Shakespeare Competition will compete at the State Competition in February.  Poems must be selected from the Poetry Out Loud Website at the following LINK 
     
     
    SCHOLASTIC WRITING & ART AWARDSAWARD
    WHEN: SEPTEMBER 12, 2018  (STUDENTS MAY OPEN THEIR ACCOUNTS) 
    DEADLINE: DECEMBER 18, 2018
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    he Scholastic Art and Writing Award Program  is now open! Students must register at www.artandwriting.org.   Please print 2 (two) copies of the completed submission form and obtain required signatures.  Writing and Art Categories can be found at this link along with award winning samples to assist you: LINK
     

    MATHH THE SPIRIT OF RAMANAJU MATH COMPETITION
    WHEN: APPLICATION IS NOW OPEN!!  APPLY HERE
    DEADLINE: DECEMBER 31, 2018

    We’re here to foster your passion for math and science. Ambitious, exceptional students often need resources that don’t exist in the traditional classroom.  Although offers will be made on a rolling basis until May 30, 2019, we will give full consideration to complete applications received before December 31, 2018.  Information about the competition, with prizes up to $100,000, can be found here: https://spiritoframanujan.com/home/

     

    THE PROFILES IN COURAGE ESSAY CONTEST PIE
    WHEN: APPLICATION IS NOW OPEN!! APPLY HERE 
    WHEN: WHEN: JANUARY 18, 2019
    The John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award was created in 1989 by members of President Kennedy's family to honor President John F. Kennedy and to recognize and celebrate the quality of political courage that he admired most. ... The Profile in Courage Award is administered by the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation. PRIZE: $10,000 and an all expense-paid trip to Boston to receive the award! 

     

    DAVIDSON THE DAVIDSON FELLOWS SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS
    WHEN:
    APPLICATION IS NOW OPEN  ( APPLY HERE )

    DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 13, 2019
    The Davidson Fellows Scholarship awards $50,000, $25,000 and $10,000 scholarships to extraordinary young people, 18 and under, who have completed a significant piece of work.  Application categories are Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, Literature, Music, Philosophy and Outside the Box. Davidson Fellows are honored every year in Washington, D.C. with Congressional meetings and a special reception.

    THE COOLIDGE SCHOLARSHIP AWARDCoolidge
    WHEN: 
    APPLICATION IS NOW OPEN  ( APPLY HERE )

    DEADLINE: JANUARY 23, 2019
    Coolidge Scholarship is an annually awarded, full-ride, presidential scholarship that covers a student’s tuition, room, board, and expenses for four years of undergraduate study.  This one-of-a-kind scholarship may be used at any accredited college or university in the U.S.  This is a scholarship which must be applied for in a student's JUNIOR year! 

    brain  THE REGIONAL BRAIN BEE
    WHEN: MARCH 2, 2019

    WHERE: THE HERSHEY MEDICAL CENTER 
    The annual Regional Brain Bee will be held at the Hershey Medical on March 2, 2019.  This competition, which basically is graduate level neurology, teaches competitors about the nervous system, medical neurology and anatomy.   Practice materials may be obtained at the following LINK

    BUSINESS THE REGIONAL BUSINESS CHALLENGE 
    SUBMISSION DEADLINE: APRIL 5, 2019 

    WHERE: HARRISBURG UNIVERSITY SHARK TANK 
    The annual Regional Business Challenge has formally been announced for 2019. Students interested in business careers and the development of new products should consider submitting a business plan.  Please see Mrs. Silvestri for additional information.  

     

    THE PENNSYLVANIA GOVERNOR SCHOOL INFORMATION AND APPLICATION LINKS

    THE EARTH PENNSYLVANIA GOVERNORS SCHOOL OF GLOBAL AND INTERNATIONAL STUDIES
    WHEN: APPLICATION IS NOW OPEN!!   APPLY HERE  
    DEADLINE: JANUARY 14, 2019
    The Pennsylvania Governor’s School for Global and International Studies provides high-school sophomores and juniors with the tools to understand these changes through a free four-week residential program on the University of Pittsburgh’s main campus. Students learn to think globally, develop their oral and written communication skills, and study critical languages with distinguished faculty and guests and a diverse group of students from across the state.  Cost: FREE

    THE PENNSYLVANIA GOVERNORS SCHOOL FOR THE SCIENCES thinking
    WHEN: APPLICATION IS NOW OPEN!!  APPLY HERE   
    DEADLINE: JANUARY 31, 2019
    The Pennsylvania Governor's School for the Sciences (PGSS) was established in order to provide a summer enrichment experience in the sciences and mathematics for talented Pennsylvania high school students and to encourage them to pursue careers in the fields of science, technology, engineering or mathematics. The program provides instruction in biological sciences, chemistry, physics, mathematics, and computer science, with emphasis on collaborative learning and team research. Cost: FREE

    THE PENNSYLVANIA GOVERNORS SCHOOL FOR HEALTH CAREER SCHOLARSmedical
    WHEN: APPLICATION IS NOW OPEN!! APPLY HERE 
    DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 15, 2019
    The Pennsylvania Governor's School Health Career Scholars was established in order to provide a summer enrichment experience healthcare courses varying from the chronically ill, family and child health, behavioral health, geriatrics, global health and public health.  Every effort is made to match students with their first choice, but if demand exceeds space, they will be assigned to a related field.  Cost: $2,950 (Limited financial aid is available)   

    THE IACOCCA GLOBAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP PROGRAMbusiness
    WHEN: APPLICATION IS NOW OPEN!!  LINK
    DEADLINE: TBA
    The Iacocca Global Entrepreneurship Intensive brings American high school sophomores and juniors (ages 16-17) together with international high school students from all regions of the world for four weeks to live and learn together at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.  Cost: $4,250

    PENNSYLVANIA GOVERNORS SCHOOL OF EXCELLENCE IN AGRICULTURAL SCIENCE Agriculture
    WHEN: 
    APPLICATION IS NOW OPEN!!  APPLY HERE  

    DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 22, 2019
    The Pennsylvania Governor’s School for Agricultural Sciences at Penn State first hosted this enrichment program in 1986. Over the years, this special program has impacted over 1600 participants in exploring college life and the expansive and diverse fields of agricultural science and natural resources. This is a four-week residential program held primarily at University Park campus for academically talented and gifted high school rising seniors from throughout Pennsylvania.  Cost: FREE

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     HAPPENINGS IN THE GIFTED PROGRAM

     

    NATIONAL MERIT SCHOLARS PROGRAM
     
     
     
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    Congratulations to Madeline Barto, Levent Batakci, Tuan Bui, James Mullens, Smitha Ramesh for being named among the national semifinalist in the annual National Merit Scholarship Program.  Around 16,000 students are named Semifinalists out of a pool of over 1.6 million students. Students qualify as Semifinalists based on their performance on the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT®)
     
    These opportunity to advance to the Finalist level and compete for National Merit Scholarships. About 7,500 of the Semifinalists will be chosen as Merit Scholarship® winners in 2019. Scholarship winners will be announced in the Spring of 2019
     
     
    PROJECTMARS INTERNATIONAL FILM AND POSTER COMPETITION
     
    INTERNATIONAL 
    FINALIST
     
     
      
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    Congratulations to Angie Bu for placing among the final 34 international finalists for the ProjectMars poster competition. 
     
    The competition, sponsored by Boeing, Lockheed Martin, Futureamic, AIA and Cinemark, is intended to get high school students from around the world
    to start thinking of getting man to the moon and beyond. 
     
     
     
     
    STUDENT SCHOOL BOARD REPRESENTATIVES
     
    STATE PSBA REPRESENTATIVES 
     
      
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    A very special shout out to Patrick Gavazzi, Advay Mongia and Carly Carrasco for representing Derry Township School District and the School Board at this year's Pennsylvania School Board Association's Annual Leadership Conference. 
      

     
    DISTINGUISHED GIFTED STUDENT
    AWARD
     
    2018 - 2019
     
     
      
    AWARD
     
    Congratulations to Angie Bu for being named the recipient of The Distinguished Student Award
     
    This award is designed to recognize achievement in academics, the arts, innovation, leadership, and/or service for students across the Commonwealth. PAGE believes that this award inspires students to achieve their fullest potential, highlights high-ability students, and draws attention to the merit of addressing the educational needs of Pennsylvania’s gifted and talented children.

     

    DOWNTOWN HERSHEY WEBPAGE INTERNS 
     
    (REPRINTED FROM NOVEMBER'S HERSHEY WRAPPER)
     
     
     
      
    THE GIRLS

    Madi Mascari is a senior at Hershey High School and an intern with the Downtown Hershey Association. Madi enjoys reaching out to the community via social media platforms for the Downtown Hershey Association and especially loved being a part of the Music on Chocolate series. Her favorite feature of Downtown Hershey is the Hershey Theatre, where she has performed in and watched several great shows. Madi also recalls fond memories of going to Hersheypark with her family while growing up, and feels lucky to have lived in such a wonderful and entertaining town her whole life.

    Olivia Wandzilak is an intern with the Downtown Hershey Association this year and a senior at Hershey High School. Olivia enjoys getting involved with her community through the Downtown Hershey Association, and volunteering at their many events. Her favorite feature of Downtown Hershey is the new shops that line Chocolate Avenue. Each New Year’s Eve, Olivia has fun attending the kiss rise with her family and friends. Olivia recalls Sweet Lights being one of her favorite activities as a child, and is thankful to have grown up in such a wonderful town.

     
     
     
    BRAIN BUSTERS
     
    First Round
    WGAL
     
     
     
     Hershey
     
    Congratulations to David Mailman, Jonathan Haidet, Jason Zaprazny, and Avi Lukacher for winning their first round in the Regional Brain Buster Competition on December 1, 2018.  The team will move onto compete again in January 2019. 
     
     
     
    FUTURE BUSINESS LEADERS OF AMERICA 
     
    FALL/WINTER EVENTS
     
    REGIONAL MEDALISTS
    and FINALISTS
    2018 - 2019
     
     
       
     FLBA 2018
     
    Congratulations to our FBLA Medalists and Finalists who competed in the fall/winter events.  These individuals and teams will be competing in the spring Future Business Leaders Of America Competitions at the State Conference being held in Hershey in April.  
     

     

     

    IMPORTANT TESTS DATES AND DEADLINES 

     

    AMC MATHEMATICS TEST

     

    AMC 10/12  - TEST A

    FEBRUARY 2, 2019

     

    AMC 10/12 – TEST B

    FEBRUARY 13, 2019

     

    10/12 A Early Bird Registration

    through Jan. 8, 2019

    $56.00

    10/12 A Regular Registration

    Jan. 9 - 22, 2019

    $76.00

    10/12 A Late Registration**

    Jan. 23 - 25, 2019

    $116.00

    SAT TEST DATES

     

    March 9, 2019

    May 4, 2019

     
     

     

     

    ACT TEST

    FEBRUARY 9, 2019 

    APRIL 13, 2019

    JUNE 8, 2019

    JULY 13, 2019

    Registration Deadline

    (Late Fee Required)

    January 11, 2019

    January 12-18, 2019

    March 8, 2019

    March 9-25, 2019

    May 3, 2019

    May 4-20, 2019

    June 14, 2019

    June 15-24, 2019

     

      

    Do you wish to be a doctor?

    Remember to look into a patient's eyes for the inspiration to try again.

    An artist or writer?

    It is what will give your work a heart.

    A philosopher?

    It will connect you with your soul.

    For all of those who fear being 'used' in this world, know that it is better to be used a little,

    than to be totally worthless. 

     
    Prepared by Colette Silvestri, Gifted Support Teacher 
    csilvestri@hershey.K12.pa.us
     
    Phone: 717-531-2244 X1132
     
    Website Updated: 12/14/18, Copyrighted 2018 - 2019 School Year