NGHS Senior Bulletin
September 16, 2010
FINAL Retake Opportunity - Sept. 20th after school. Sign up sheet outside room 410.
Most of the slots are taken so Seniors who have not had their photo taken will need to
come on Sept. 20th and stand by until a slot opens up.
Senior Photo Selection
ALL seniors need to have selected their photo for the yearbook by Sept. 30th. If you have
not chosen a photo by then, Magic Moment will choose for you.
For those of you who took photos in the summer you should already have your proofs.
See the attachment for how to submit your Senior Photo Selection for the yearbook.
Attachment is on the back of the Senior Bulletin.
If you took retakes you will need to visit the Magic Moment website to view your photos
and email Magic Moment the shot you want in the yearbook. You will still get proofs in
the mail but it will not be in time for the Sept. 30th due date.
Magic Moment Photography
Seniors Ads due October 8th. Order at www.nghsyearbook.com
Senior Ad Night
Senior Ad Night - September 16 & October 5, 6-8pm @ NGHS in room 410.
We will help you scan & your photos, answer questions etc.
1st Annual Academic Success Fair: On September 25, 2010, the Brothers of Omega
Psi Phi Fraternity are in partnership with the New Mercies Christian Church and the
Gwinnett Public Schools to present this Academic Success Fair. Information on college
admissions, financial aid, career exploration and more will be available. For more
information go to email@example.com. The location is 4000 Five Forks Trickum Rd.
SW, Lilburn GA from 9:30 am – 2:00 pm.
Correction: The Gwinnett County Probe Fair located at the Gwinnett Civic Center will
be held on Wednesday, September 22nd beginning at 6:00 pm.
Phoenix Classes: Registration dates for online seventh period classes at Phoenix High
School for second mini-semester 2010 will be online once again. You can locate the
information at the Phoenix website www.gwinnett.k12.ga.us/PhoenixHS/home.html. The
dates for registration are September 27 – October 6th. Class dates are October 12 –
December 13th. The cost is $200 per class.
Steps for Success Saturday: The Hispanic Scholarship Fund is hosting a program to
provide students and their families with information about the importance of a college
education. Breakfast and lunch will be provided. The program is on Saturday,
September 25th from 8:30 am to 1:00 pm. at Berkmar High School on Pleasant Hill Road.
To register please visit berkmar4s.evenbrite.com or call HSF-INFO ext. 2420.
Financial Assistance for Prom: Cinderella’s Closet of Atlanta is looking to reward
teens that volunteer locally with financial assistance for prom (financial need must be
demonstrated.) They are looking for one male and one female student who goes above
and beyond to win the Ultimate Prom Package and the Outstanding Community Service
Award. Juniors and seniors can apply. For an application and details visit
www.cinderellasclosetofatl.org. Deadline is January 28th .
Questbridge National College Match: This program helps outstanding low-income
high school seniors gain admission and full scholarships to some of the nation’s most
selective colleges. There are 20 partners including many of the nation’s top-ranked
universities and liberal arts colleges. The application is available online at
www.questbridge.org and is due September 30, 2010.
Kroger Earning Plus Program: If you are a high school senior, submit a creative entry
showing how you’ve been practicing environmental awareness in keeping with this
year’s theme “Going Green! School, Home, Neighborhood.” Creative submissions can
come in the form of a scrapbook, photos, 3-5 minute video, essay, student drawings,
newspaper clippings, and more. Student must have a GPA of at least 3.0, be a U.S.
citizen or permanent legal resident, plan to pursue an accredited two or four year college
or university, technical, or trade school and must provide a sealed transcript submitted
with application. Submit applications online by October 31, 2010. The website is
Profile in Courage Essay Contest: Interested applicants must write an original and
creative essay of 1,000 words or less that demonstrates an understanding of political
courage as described by John F. Kennedy in Profiles in Courage. Essays must describe
and analyze an act of political courage by a U.S. elected official who served during or
after 1956. The essay may focus on an issue at the local, state, national or international
level. For guidelines, students can go to www.jfklibrary.org. Essays must be
postmarked January 8, 29011.
Gates Millennium Scholars Program: Students who are interested in applying for the
Gates Millennium Scholars Program are as follows:
~ African American, American Indiana/Alaska Native, Asian Pacific Islander American
or Hispanic American,
~ Citizen, National or legal permanent resident of the US
~ Have attained a GPA of 3.3 on an unweighted 4.0 scale or have earned a GED
~ Will enroll for the first time at a U.S. located accredited college or university in the
fall of 2011 as a full-time degree seeking, first year students.
~ Have demonstrated leadership abilities through participation in community service,
~ Meet the Federal Pell Grant eligibility criteria
~ Have completed and submitted all required forms by the January 10, 2011 deadline.
Application is available at www.gmsp.org.
HABLA Scholarship Offer: The Hispanic Achievement & Business Leadership
Awards is a scholarship to qualified high school seniors entering college in the fall of
2011. Students must also come from Hispanic ancestry, and have a GPA of 3.25. Total
for the scholarship is $1500 . September 26th is the deadline. The application is
available at www.hablaatlanta.com/scholarship/.
Wendy’s Heisman: If you are a student who has exhibited excellence in the classroom,
on the field and within your community, you might be interested in the Wendy’s
Heisman Award. When completing the application, students will need to select a school
representative to review their application. You will need to put Julie Blackwell as that
person from the school. Applications are online at www.wendysheisman.com and
must be completed by students by October 3rd.
AES Engineers Scholarship: Students must submit an essay of no more than 1000
words in answer to one of the two questions below:
1) If you had the authority to change your school in a positive way, what specific
changes would you make?
2) How has your family background affected the way you see the world?
Scholarship Deadline is October 8, 2010. More information is at
Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation Scholarship: If you are a motivated, dedicated and
involved high school senior, the Coca-Cola Scholars foundation is awarding $3million a
year in scholarships to 250 deserving students. You can apply online at www.coca-
colascholars.org. Applications are due by October 31, 2010.
Prudential Spirit of Community Awards: Students who have done a lot of
volunteering for the community, you might want to apply for this scholarship. All
students’ grades 9 – 12 are eligible. The website to apply is http://spirit.prudential.com
or www.principals.org/spirit. Deadline is November 1, 2010
The Princeton Prize in Race Relations: Any student grades 9 – 12 is eligible to apply
for this scholarship. Applicants must have been actively involved in a volunteer activity
in the last 12 months that has had a significant positive impact on race relations in his or
her school or community. An application is online at www.princeton.edu/PrincetonPrize.
The deadline for applications is January 31, 2011.
Thomas Wolfe Scholarship: The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill through
their creative writing program announces the Thomas Wolfe Scholarship which is full
undergraduate support for student writers. If you are a student who excels in creative
writing, you might want to get more information. Go to the University’s website at
http://english.unc.edu/creative/tws for specific requirements and for the application.
Submissions are due by November 1, 2010.
Engineering Scholarship Challenge at Mercer University:
Senior students interested in attending Mercer University in Macon and wanting to major
in Engineering might be interested in this opportunity. North Gwinnett can nominate up
to 3 seniors to participate in the Mercer Engineering Scholarship Challenge on Saturday,
October 23, 2010. This Saturday event will include campus and engineering laboratory
tours, followed by lunch and a short program for students and their parents. In the
afternoon, students will complete the scholarship challenge to help Mercer in determining
their aptitude for engineering as a college major. For more information go to
www.mercer.edu/engineering. Inform Mrs. Blackwell in the Guidance Office if you are
interested in a nomination. Applications must be in by October 1st.
Jefferson Scholars Foundation: If you are a senior student who would like to attend the
University of Virginia and who possesses exceptional ability in leadership and
scholarship and who shows promise of making a significant contribution to the
University community as a student you may want to apply. North Gwinnett will be able
to nominate ONE senior. Please see Mrs. Blackwell if you are interested and believe you
fit the criteria for this prestigious Scholarship. All materials must be submitted by
Belk Scholarship at Davidson College: North Gwinnett can nominate one candidate for
the Belk Scholarship. Any senior student who is interested in attending Davidson
College, please see Mrs. Blackwell. The deadline is November 15th for the
Emory Scholars Nomination: Four students can be nominated by North Gwinnett for
the Emory Scholars Program. Students must also make application to Emory along with
completing the Emory Scholars application. You can download the application at
www.emory.edu/admission/scholars. Contact Mrs. Blackwell if you are interested in a
nomination. Information must be postmarked by November 15th.
Emory Goizueta Scholars Program: North Gwinnett can nominate one student for this
program. This application is also available at www.emory.edu/admission/scholars.
Contact Mrs. Blackwell if interested. Student must also make application to Emory along
with completing the Goizueta application. Deadline is November 15th.
University of North Carolina/ Chapel Hill – Morehead Cain Scholarship: North
Gwinnett will be nominating one student for the Morehead-Cain Scholarship. If you are
a student who is interested in attending North Carolina at Chapel Hill and think you be
competitive for this scholarship please contact Mrs. Blackwell in the Counseling Office.
The application must be postmarked by Friday, October 1, 2010.
College Recruiters Visiting North Gwinnett:
The following College and Universities will visit North Gwinnett in the next few weeks.
University of Delaware - Thursday, September 16 - during lunch
Georgia Southern - Wednesday, September 15th - during lunch
Stonehill College - Thursday, September 16th - during lunch
Sweetbriar - Friday, September 17th - Counseling Office
AIU - Tuesday, September 21st - during lunch
University of Southern California - Wednesday, September 22nd - Counseling Office
Columbus State - Thursday, September 23rd - during lunch
University of Tennessee - Friday, October 1st - during lunch
Rhodes College - Friday, October 8th - Counseling Office
Duke University - Monday, October 18th - You must sign up in the Counseling Office
Recruiters in the Atlanta Area:
Yale University – Wednesday, September 15th – 7:00 pm – Riverwood International Charter
Johns Hopkins University – Thursday, September 16th – 7:00 - Pace Academy
College Tour Program 2011 – Howard University, Georgetown University, University of
Virginia, Virginia State University, Norfolk State University, Old Dominion University, and
Hampton University – Sunday, September 19th – Decatur Library
Tufts University – Sunday, September 19 – 4:00 pm – Doubletree Hotel Atlanta – Buckhead
SCAD – Tuesday, October 19 – 7:00 pm – Art Station Historic Stone Mountain Village
Emerson College – Thursday, September 23 – 6:30 pm – Hilton Atlanta Downtown
University of Pennsylvania – Thursday, September 23 – 7:00 pm – Fernbank Museum of
MIT – Sunday, October 3rd – 2:00 pm- Westminster School
Boston University – Wednesday, October 8th – 7:00 pm – Grand Hyatt Atlanta