HIGH SCHOOL GIFTED SUPPORTWe would like to welcome you to Hershey High School's Gifted Support Services for the 2017-2018 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 OPPORTUNITIESTHE JFK PROFILES IN COURAGE ESSAY CONTESTWHO: ALL INTERESTED STUDENTSDEADLINE: JANUARY 4, 2018The n Profiles in Courage, John F. Kennedy recounted the stories of eight U.S. senators who risked their careers to do what was right for the nation. These leaders demonstrated political courage by taking a stand for the public good in spite of pressure by interest groups, their political party, or even their constituents. The Profile in Courage Essay Contest challenges students to write an original and creative essay that demonstrates an understanding of political courage as described by John F. Kennedy in Profiles in Courage.THE PENNSYLVANIA GOVERNOR SCHOOL FOR THE SCIENCES (CMU)WHO: ALL INTERESTED STUDENTSDEADLINE: JANUARY 31, 2018The 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.THE PENN STATE STEM SUMMER ENRICHMENT PROGRAMWHO: ALL INTERESTED STUDENTSDEADLINE: FEBRUARY 18, 2018Applications for Penn State’s STEM Summer Enrichment Program are now available. This is a free two-week program for high school students designed to improve their knowledge through hands on activities in a variety of STEM areas. The program will include field trips, demonstrations, experiments, and projects. The program will run from June 11 through June 22 from 8:30am to 4:30pm Participants will receive a calculator and other training materials.SCHOLASTIC WRITING AWARDSWHO: ALL INTERESTED STUDENTSDEADLINE: DECEMBER 19, 2017The Scholastic Writing and Art Award submission is now open! Students must register at the following LINK Please print 2 (two) copies of the completed submission form and obtain required signatures. If you have any questions, please see Ms. Silvestri (Writing) or Ms. Brought (Artwork).THE POETRY OUT LOUD / SHAKESPEARE COMPETITIONSWHERE: HERSHEY THEATERWHEN: JANUARY 18, 2018FEBRUARY 1, 2018 (REG. COMPETITION)WHO: ALL INTERESTED STUDENTSCOST: FREEHershey’s Annual Poetry Out Loud Competition will be held a bit early in January this coming year. This competition, created by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Poetry Foundation, is administered in partnership with the State Arts Agencies of all 50 states, the District of Columbia, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico. Participants should begin making their selections at the following LINK. Those interested in planning and volunteering for the event's annual tea should see Mrs. Silvestri in Room 132.THE MARIE CURIE ACADEMYWHO: ALL FEMALE STUDENTSDEADLINE: MARCH 1, 2018The Curie Academy is a one-week summer residential program for a high school girls who excel in math and science. The focus is on Junior and Senior girls who may not have had prior opportunities to explore engineering, but want to learn more about the many opportunities in engineering in an interactive atmosphere. Cornell University’s faculty and graduate students will lead Curie participants in classroom activities, lab sessions and project research. Social events, panel discussions, and other out-of-classroom activities will provide participants with opportunities to network informally with Cornell Faculty, staff and students. Additional information may be obtained at the following LINKTHE PARADIGM CHALLENGEWHO: ALL INTERESTED STUDENTSDEADLINE: MAY 1, 2018Participants in The Paradigm Challenge use their creativity and kindness to help save lives by generating home new ideas. The top 100 teams will win prizes ranging from $500 up to $100,000 from Project Paradigm. This year's challenge deals with wellness and health.THE INTERNATIONAL POETRY & STORYTELLING FESTIVALWHO: ALL INTERESTED STUDENTSDEADLINE: JANUARY 5, 2018APPLICATON: LINKIn honor of Martin Luther King Day, The World Affairs Council of Harrisburg (WACH) sponsors an International Poetry & Storytelling Festival to highlight accomplished writers and encourage young talent. The Council will announce the winners of the student writing competition as well as feature acclaimed poets and storytellers from our region and around the world. Students are asked to write on a topic related to peace, social justice and appreciation for diversity. First, second and third prizes will be awarded.* * *THE YEAR IN REVIEWThe Young Playwright Reading at the AllenberryJuly 2017Congratulations to Paige Beck for winning last year's Young Playwright Award. Her play was read at the new Allenberry Resort in July. So happy that the gang all showed up to support Hershey!!The Hershey Brain Buster Team2017 -2018Congratulations to Jonathan Haidet, Omer Qureshi, Jason Zaprazi and David Mailman for qualifying to be the new 2017 - 2018 Hershey Brain Buster Team.They also won their first competition this past November 4, 2017.Good luck in the coming year!Alternates are Avi Luckacher, Taylor Koda, Tuan Bui, John Zhuan.TheThe Pennsylvania School Boards Association ConferenceOctober 2017A big 'thank you' and 'you're welcome' to Kyla Blazer and Vladimir Kellachow--Derry Township's Student School Board members--for representing Derry Township in the exhibit hall at the Hershey Lodge. We had a booth to represent the National High School Memory Championships which will be held in Hershey this coming year!The33rd Annual Brossman Foundation and Ronald E. Frisbie Science Lectureship and CompetitionNovember 2017Cangratulations to Tuan Bui and Amy Wu for taking First Place in Millersville University's Brossman Science Competition.
Teams from over 20 school districts took the challenging examination covering science questions from geology, mathematics, biology, medicine, technology and other STEM fields. With questions posed by college professors from a number of departments, our Hershey High School teachers are to be commended in preparing our students for such challenges. Again, congratulation Tuan and Amy--you’ve made us Hershey proud !!The 2017 Statewide Distinguished High School StudentNovember 2017Congratulations to Paige Beck for winning this year's Distinguished High School Student. The award was presented by The Pennsylvania Association of Gifted Education.The 2017 Statewide Get Smart Video Competition.Congratulations to Angie Bu for placing 2nd in the Pennsylvania Department of Health's 2017 Get Smart Video Competition. The top three winning videos will receive an award and will be published on the PA Department of Health's 'Get Smart' Youtube Channel to be enjoyed by a wider audience. Congratulations, Angie!!To see her work, check the following LINK
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: 12/1/17 , Copyrighted 2017 - 2018 School Year