• CORGI  HIGH SCHOOL GIFTED SUPPORT

    Welcome to Hershey High School's Gifted Support Services for the 2019-2020 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.

        

       

    APRIL ANNOUNCEMENTS AND OPPORTUNITIES 

    CORONAVIRUS UPDATES AND RESEARCH

     
    POSTPONEMENTS AND CANCELLATION ANNOUNCEMENTS
     

    BRAIN BUSTERS

    POSTPONED (TBA)

    THE BUSINESS CHALLENGE

    CANCELLED

     FBLA STATE CONFERENCE

    CANCELLED

    (But online competitions still will be held.  Further Info will be provided.)

    HERSHEY THEATRE APOLLO AWARDS

    CANCELLED

    NATIONAL BRAIN BEE COMPETITION

    POSTPONED (TBA)

    NPR NATIONAL PODCAST CHALLENGE

    RESCHEDULED TO MAY 1

    THE PENNSYLVANIA SUMMER OUTDOOR CORPS 

    CANCELLED

    SUPERINTENDENT'S SHOWCASE LUNCHEON

    CANCELLED

    USA MEMORY CHAMPIONSHIP 

    POSTPONED (TBA)

     
     

    ADDITIONAL IN-HOME GIFTED RESOURCES 

     

     
     
     
     
     
     
    300,000 FREE BOOKS FROM THE NY PUBLIC LIBRARY  
     
     
     
     
     
     
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    THE PULSE MEDICAL AND PROGRAM
    WHO: STUDENTS INTERESTED IN MEDICAL CAREERS
    DEADLINES: PULSE (Follow the deadline dates on the links. Apply before the end of MAY) 
    The Hershey Medical Center PULSE program representatives will be here on Tuesday, February 25th at 7:38 AM in the Think Tank. Please go to your Homeroom first to check in before Homeroom starts and then come to the Think Tank. The presentation will last about 10 minutes and then there will be time for questions.  The application period for PULSE is from March 1 until the end of May.   PULSE APPLICATION: LINK 
     

    HCEP Program: Juniors: If you are interested in applying for HCEP (Healthcare Career Exploration Program - (NOW FOR THE 2ND SEMESTER) Internship for next school year, the application process is now open online through the medical center. The webpage to apply is https://med.psu.edu/hcep/. See Ms. Smith in the counseling office with any questions.  HCEP APPLICATION: LINK

     
     
    PENNSYLVANIA FREE ENTERPRISE WEEKPA
    WHO: ALL INTERESTED STUDENTS
    WHEN: REGISTRATION HERE  
    DEADLINE: ROLLING SPRING DEADLINE
    Pennsylvania 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.
      
     
    Authors AuthorSHIP WRITING CONTEST 
    WHO: ALL INTERESTED STUDENTS
    DEADLINE: APRIL 6, 2020
    Shippensburg University's chapter of Sigma Tau Delta is sponsoring AuthorSHIP Writing Contest, a Central Pennsylvania competition that encourages young writers in multiple writing styles. The three categories include poetry, fiction, and non-fiction. A first and second place winner is selected from each category in both the high school and middle school division, resulting in a total of twelve awards and cash prizes.  To submit please visit the following LINK  
     
     
    MILLERSVILLE ENTREPRENEUR SUMMER CAMP BUSINESS
    WHO: ALL INTERESTED STUDENTS
    DEADLINE: ADMISSION OPEN NOW
    APPLY HERE
    Learn how to develop, refine, and test your ideas, how to create a business plan, how to market and finance your enterprise, and ultimately, how to persuade others that your idea is worth pursuing. Make a live pitch in front of judges in a ‘Shark Tank’ format (only friendlier!). Through an experiential and fun approach, learn the business skills needed to move your idea from concept to reality.
     

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    INTERNSHIP AND VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

    (Please see me concerning these opportunities) 

      TYPE OF ACTIVITY

    ORGANIZATION

    TIME COMMITTMENT

    BOARD MEMBER

    WITF Television

    A student board member is the representative for the Community Board for WITF.   Meetings are held 3 times per year. Contact Ms. Silvestri 

      

     

    IMPORTANT TEST DATES  

     

    TEST

      IN-SCHOOL STUDY RESOURCES

    DATES

     
    ACT TEST
     
    NO PREP COURSES OFFERED BY HERSHEY 

    June 13, 2020

     

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    2019 - 2020 SCHOOL YEAR IN REVIEW 

     

     
    THE GOVERNOR'S AWARDS FOR THE ARTS
     
    SEPTEMBER 27, 2019
     
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    THE 2019 PDE ALL STAFF MEETING
     
    THE FORUM
    HARRISBURG, PA
     
    SEPTEMBER 18, 2019
     
     
     
    GOVERNOR'S ARTS AWARDS
    AUGUST WILSON THEATER, PITTSBURGH, PA
    SEPTEMBER 27, 2019
     
    PA COUNCIL OF THE ARTS STATE MEETING
     
    OCTOBER 17, 2019
     

    JORDON

    Congratulations to Jordon Lewis for be selected to recite and sing at this year's Pennsylvania Department of Education All Staff Meeting.  She was also selected to again appear at the August Wilson Theater in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania for the Governor's Awards for the Arts. 

      

    THE PENNSYLVANIA SCHOOL BOARD ASSOCIATION CONFERENCE
     
    HERSHEY, PA
     
    OCTOBER 16, 2019
     

    PSBA Photo

    A shout out to our wonderful student board representatives who attended and manned Derry Township's booth this year at the Pennsylvania School Board Association Leadership Conference.  Henry Carrera, Maya Fitterer and Lindsey Aluquin not only only answered questions about various programs offered here in Derry Township, but they also got a chance to explore educational ideas from around the Commonwealth.  Mr. McFarland even dropped  by!                               They did Hershey proud!! 

     

    THE BROSSMAN FOUNDATION AND RONALD E. FRISBIE SCIENCE KNOWLDGE COMPETITION 
     
    MILLERSVILLE UNIVERSITY
    MILLERSVILLE, PA
     
    OCTOBER 24, 2019
     
    2ND PLACE

    MILLERVILLE

    Congratulations to Samantha Koegler and Allie Weller for taking 2nd Place overall in Millersville University's Science Knowledge Competition.   The examination, assembled by various math and science department faculty, is a set of random questions in the fields of biology, chemistry, computer science, earth sciences, enviornmental science & sustainability, mathematics, nursing, physics, technology and the health professions. 

    Out of 23 competing school districts, Allie and Samantha did Hershey proud!

     

    BRAIN BUSTERS
    2019- 2020
     
     
     
    Winners of first round
     
     

    Brain Busters

    Congratulations to David Mailman, Jonathan Haidet, Jason Zaprazny, Avi Lukacher, and David Green (Alternate) for winning their first round of this year's Brain Buster Competition.  But there is a long way to go!  Good Luck! 

     

    NATIONAL MERIT SCHOLARS PROGRAM 
    2020
     
    SEMI-FINALISTS
     
    Scholarship finiasts and winners will be announced later in the Spring of 2020.

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    Congratulations to David Mailman, Avi Lukacher, Amy Wu, Kole Kramer and Michael Loughnane for being named among the national semifinalists 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®)

     
     
    FBLA
    2019- 2020 
     
    State Conference will take place in 
    Hershey, Pennsylvania
     
    April 2020

    FBLA

    Congratulations to The Hershey HS FBLA Regional Delegation.  The team took home six first placements and a number of state qualifying awards. 

    Also congratulations to Ananya Narayanan who was elected as FBLA's Regional President. 

     
    LOUIS THIEBLEMONT
    GUEST SPEAKER 
     
     AIRPLANES AND THE SCIENCE OF FLIGHT
     
    JANUARY 17, 2020

    Lois

    We were pleased to have Louis Thieblemont, noted lecturer, flight trainer, and retired pilot, as guest speaker at Hershey High School. After graduating from New York Institute of Technology, he worked for Air France as a Flight Dispatch officer at the JFK airport where he also managed computerized flight plans. He eventually became a commercial pilot for 37 years, first for TWO and then American Airlines.  At the present time, Mr. Thieblemont lectures around the world on scientific topics ranging from astronomy, aviation, Antarctic exploration, computer graphics and flight simullation. 

     
     

    THE HERSHEY POETRY OUT LOUD

    SHAKESPEARE COMPETITIONS

     

    JANUARY 21, 2020

     

    POL

    Congratulations to Jordan Marie Lewis for taking first place in The Hershey Poetry Out Loud AND Shakespeare Competitions.  Emma Starr took 2nd place in  Poetry Out Loud and Aria Aubrey took 2nd place in The Hershey Shakespeare Competition. 

    Jordan won the Regional Poetry Out Loud Competition at the WITF Studios and continue onto the state competition in March.  The State Shakespeare Competition will take place on February 15, 2020 at St. Francis University in Loretto, Pennsylvania.

     

    THE SCHOLASTIC WRITING AND ART AWARDS

    JANUARY 22, 2020

     

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    Congratulations to Abigail Lee (Poetry), Megan Schofield (Novel Writing), and Ann Schwartz (Art) for winning Gold Keys for this year's Scholastic Awards. Ann (Art) also won a Silver Key and received numerous honorable mentions for her work. 

    Samantha Koegler and Avriham Kukacher also received Honorable Mentions for their writing.  

     

     
    RE/MAX
     
    POSTER/ESSAY COMPETITION 
    TOPIC: RESPECT
     
     
    WINNER OF SENIOR SCHOLARSHIP
     
    JANUARY 25, 2020
     

    ANGIE

    Congratulations to Angie Bu for receiving this year's RE/MAX Senior Scholarship and also an Honorable Mention for her Poster describing respect. 

     
     
     
    POETRY OUT LOUD
     
    CENTRAL PENNSYLVANIA WINNER
     
    JANUARY 28, 2020
     
    STATE FINALIST 
    MARCH 9, 2020
     

    POL

    We are happy to announce that Jordan Marie Lewis  took first place tonight at the Regional Poetry Out Loud Competition held at the WITF studios.  Jordan will represent the Central Pennsylvania Region in the State competition that will be held in March.  Congratulations Jordan.

    POL

    Out of over 5000+ students which competed in Pennsylvania in 2019-2020, Jordon placed in the top five finalists in the state.  

     
     
    STATE SHAKESPEARE COMPETITION
     
     
    2ND PLACE PENNSYLVANIA WINNER
     
    FEBRUARY 15, 2020
     
     
     

    SHAKESPEARE

     Jordan Marie Lewis  took 2nd place at the State Shakespear Competition held at Saint Francis University.  Sponsored by The English Speaking Union, a diplomatic relationship between the US and England, the program perpetuates the literary connections between both nations.  Congratulations Jordan.

     
     
    THE PENNSYLVANIA STATE BRAIN BEE
     
     
    HERSHEY, PA 
    FEBRUARY 22, 2020
     

    Brain Bee

    Congratulations for Avi Lukacher for taking First Place in this year's Brain Bee with Rachel Lyn-Sue taking Second.  Almost a graduate level competition in neurology, the test is quite difficult and lasted from 8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.  They did Hershey proud.  

    Avi will now represent Pennsylvania at the National Brain Bee Competition which will be held at the Northeast Ohio Medical School on March 27th - 29th.  

     
     
    Prepared by Colette Silvestri, Gifted Support Teacher 
    csilvestri@hershey.K12.pa.us
     
    Phone: 717-531-2244 X1132
     
    Website Updated: 4/4/20, Copyrighted 2019 - 2020 School Year