HIGH SCHOOL GIFTED SUPPORTWelcome 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.
ACE (Architecture, Construction & Engineering) REGISTRATION
WHEN: Now OPEN (DEADLINE IS 9/28/18)
WHERE: REGISTER HERE
Students interested in this program may sign up for ACE via their website which can be found above. Should you have any questions regarding this program or registration, feel free to see Mrs. Silvestri in the Gifted Support Room or Ms. Smith in Guidance.
SCHOLASTIC WRITING & ART AWARDS
WHEN: SEPTEMBER 12, 2018 (STUDENTS MAY OPEN THEIR ACCOUNTS)
DEADLINE: DECEMBER 18, 2018
The 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
OUTSTANDING STUDENT PLAYWRIGHT AWARD
WHEN: OCTOBER 30, 2018 (DEADLINE FOR LETTER OF INTENT TO PARTICIPATE)
DEADLINE: DECEMBER 3, 2018 (FINAL PLAY SUBMISSION)
The Outstanding Student Playwright Award is among the prestigious Apollo Awards. Students submit one-act plays and, if nominated, have their plays read at The Hershey Theater in February. The winner recieves $250 and award. Winners also qualify to join the Dramatist Guild of America. If interested, please see Mrs. Silvestri for a letter of intent which is due on October 30, 2018.
THE JANE AUSTEN SOCIETY OF HERSHEY
WHEN: PRESENTLY FORMING!!
This program permits readers to enjoy weekly book club time to discuss Austen’s books and movies, the status of women, 18th Century British culture, food ways and the dress of the period. Students will have the opportunity to read at leisure, write and even possibly qualify for a national scholarship on a essay based on her books.
MU ALPHA THETA (MATH HONORS SOCIETY)
WHEN: SEPTEMBER 25, 2018 AT 7:30 OR 2:35 (MS. LEMASTER'S ROOM #G239)
Alpha Theta: Students interest in joining the Math Honor Society must attend an informational meeting on Tuesday, September 25 in Ms. Lemaster’s room, G239, at 7:20 AM or 2:35 PM. Current members must attend one of the meetings.
HAPPENINGS IN THE GIFTED PROGRAMNATIONAL MERIT SCHOLARS PROGRAMCongratulations 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.
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.
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 Teachercsilvestri@hershey.K12.pa.usPhone: 717-531-2244 X1132Website Updated: 9/19/18, Copyrighted 2018 - 2019 School Year