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.
MARCH OPPORTUNITIESPULSE FOR FALL 2018 (TOPIC: CARDIOLOGY)
DEADLINE: MAY 31, 2018
APPLICATION: LINKThe PULSE course will be held again this upcoming fall! Our topic for 2018 will be Cardiology! We will also be continuing our professional development and mentorship program. Established in 2008, PULSE is the Penn State College of Medicine’s educational outreach program for high school students passionate about the biomedical sciences. The PULSE program is a semester long academic course taught at the Milton S. Hershey Medical Center. PULSE aims to cultivate interest in medicine, biomedical science, and healthcare systems science by introducing passionate learners to medical students, biomedical researchers, and practicing clinicians.AuthorSHIPWHO: ALL INTERESTED STUDENTSDEADLINE: MARCH 29, 2018LINK: SUBMIT HEREThis writing contest is presented by the Sigma Tau Delta English Honors Society at Shippensburg University. Student writer in grades 6-12 may enter. Winners will be published in the 2018 edition of AuthorSHIP and will be invited to an honorary ceremony (There will be food!). Prizes will be awarded in the following categories, with $50 going to the winner and $25 to the runner-up in each category: Poetry, Fiction and Essay. Only one entry per category will be considered.WOMEN IN MATHEMATICS, SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGYWHO: ALL INTERESTED FEMALE HS STUDENTSWHERE: MILLERSVILLE UNIVERSITYDATE OF CONFERENCE: APRIL 3, 2018Students interested in the STEM subjects for college should consider attending this day-long conference which will provide tours of Millersville's Science & programs and also will present Dr. Claire Parkinson, a Polar Reasearcher and NASA Scientist. For additional information, please explore 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 ROBERT COOK HONORS PROGRAMWHO: ALL INTERESTED STUDENTSDEADLINE: MAY 1, 2018Applications for this year's Robert Cook Summer Honors Progam is now open. This program where talented rising high school juniors and seniors get a first-hand look at life on campus. It’s a unique opportunity to explore college classes. Students make new friends, learn more about higher education, and feel a connection with other scholars.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.PENNSYLVANIA FREE ENTERPRISE WEEKWHO: ALL INTERESTED STUDENTSDEADLINE: APRIL 6, 2018Pennsylvania Free Enterprise Week (PFEW) is a one-of-a-kind summer program that offers in-coming high school juniors and seniors a unique and challenging opportunity to see what it is like to run their own business. Participants will make up an "imaginary" management team where they will learn first-hand about the Free Enterprise System. Their task - turn their failing company into a financial success! They will develop their own marketing strategies, design a website and in essence, make all of the decisions that are demanded of real life company executives. All work and no fun--NO WAY! PFEW provides students with a chance like no other - to experience what it is like to live on a college campus.* * *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 -2018September 2017Congratulations 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 CompetitionFirst PlaceNovember 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 Studentof the YearNovember 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 CompetitionThe Voice of DemocracyJanuary 2018Congratulations 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 LINKAngie also took 2nd place in the regional Voice of Democracy essay competition.
World Affairs Council of Harrisburg's Poetry and Storytelling Festival & Competition2nd PlaceJanuary 2018Congratulations to Fatima Asghar for taking 2nd place in this year's World Affairs Council's Poetry and Storytelling Competition. As part of the competition, Fatima had the opportunity to read a selection of her play, Come Spring, to the attending members. Congratulations Fatima.The HersheyPoetry Out Loud & Shakespeare CompetitionJanuary & February 2018Congratulations to Daniela Farias for winning this year's Hershey Poetry Out Loud Competition. Daniela represented Hershey High School at the Regional Competition at WITF held on February 1, 2018. Martina Yee also was the musical entertainer for the Regional Competition.Also, congratulations to Alexander Winnick for taking first place in Hershey's Shakespeare Competition. Alex also took third place in the State Competition held at Saint Francis University in Loretto, Pennsylvania on February 17th, 2018.Congratulations Alex!!The Scholastic Writing Awards for HersheyHigh SchoolGold, Silver and Honorable Mention 2018National Gold Medalist for Dramatic WritingMarch & May 2018Congratulations to the following students for their writing submissions to theScholastic Writing Awards:GOLD KEY AWARD WINNERSFatima Asghar - Dramatic Script - Come SpringAmy Wu - Personal Essay/Memoir - The Day of Sawdust BonesSILVER KEY AWARD WINNERSSmitha Ramesh - Flash Fiction - The Boy in the ChairAlexandra Rapp - Critica Essay - The Unsung Heroes of JusticeHONORABLE MENTIONSSmitha Ramesh - Dramatic Script - The New GirlAngie Bu - Drawing and Illustration - Astronomical Inversion (Art)Angie Bu - Drawing and Illustration - Evanescent View (Art)And a very special congratulations goes out to Fatima Asghar who was named a National Gold Medalist for her dramatic script, Come Spring.Apollo Young Playwright AwardHonorable Mention 2018Congratulations to Fatima Asghar and Grabrelle Boyle for receiviing an Honorable Mention among the playwrights this year for The Apollo Young Playwright Award.First Tech Challenge(Team Spark)First Place 2018
Congratulations to Neo Zhou, and Jeff Shi, and their FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) team, members of the TechFire FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) team Both TechSpark FTC team is community-based robotics teams in York, PA.
On Saturday, January 27th, TechSpark took part in the FTC South Central PA Regional Qualifier, a daylong robotics competition. TechSpark was part of the winning alliance, and advanced to the State Championship. TechSpark also won the Control Award (Neo’s and Jeff’s team’s role was programming). This qualifies the team to move onto The FTC State Championship will be held on Saturday, February 24th.The Regional Brain Bee CompetitionFirst PlaceFebruary & March 2018Congratulations to Veda Chanda for winning this year's Brain Bee held at the Hershey Medical Center on February 10, 2018. Veda moved on to represent Pennsylvania at the National Brain Bee in Baltimore, Maryland where he placed 8th in the nation.The USA Memory Team ChampionshipMarch 2018Congratulations to the Hershey Memory Team for winning all Memory Events in this year's Team Competition. Due to a special runoff for 'golden tickets' to MIT Cumberland Valley won the run-off for the overall Champion Trophy.However, Hershey set new national records in team performance and one 'adult' national record in Names and Faces.In July all top four scoring teams will meet again at MIT to face off with adult competitors and the unveiling of the traditional USA Memory Championship!All of the teaching coaches are thrilled that an institution of higher education is finally taking notice of memory's role in learning!!
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: 3/20/18, Copyrighted 2017 - 2018 School Year