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  • 2013 Lifeguard Training Dates
    • Would you like a summer lifeguard job?
    • You must acquire certification.  The training certifies you in American Red Cross Lifeguard, First Aid, and CPR/AED for the professional rescuer.  Certification lasts for 2 years
    • Minimum age is 15 years
    • Training sessions
      • East Carolina Recreation Center
        • Phone:  252-328-6387
        • Dates and Times:  T/TH April 16*, 18*, 23, 25 ( 6-9 PM) Saturday and Sunday April 20, 21 (9 AM -5 PM)
        • *Classes start at 6:30 PM
        • Cost $200 members/$220 non-members
        • Registration:  January 14 –April 16
      • Lifeguard Class Re-Certification Class at ECU Campus Recreation Center
        • Phone:  252-328-6387
        • Date and Time:  Sunday, April 27 (9AM – 1 PM)
        • Cost:  $85 members/$90 non-members
        • Registration:  January 14-April 27
      • Vidant Health Center
        • Call 252-847-6501 for lifeguard training and dates
        • Dates are available for April, May, and June
        • Deadline for registrations are March 25th and April 29th

  • Forensic Anthropology Summer Residential Camp
    • Register at www.camps.appstate.edu
    • You will work with real skeletons  learn about human skeletal and dental anatomy, bone and tooth biology, identification techniques, age at death, sex, stature, body mass, ethnic background, trauma analysis, dental pathology, and construction an osteobiography.
    • Camp fee is $700.  This includes 5 nights lodging, meals, instruction, lab manual, lab and supplemental materials, and a very cool t-shirt.
    • Come by guidance for a copy of the brochure if you are interested in one.
    • Register promptly as this camp fills quickly.
  • 2013 Graphics Summer Camp at Chowan University
    • Activities included:  screen printing, offset printing, digital photography, photo manipulation, packaging, web design, desktop publishing, flexography
    • $150 includes your experience at the camp, a trip to a printing company, and a trip to an amusement park.
    • For high school juniors and seniors
    • June 23 – 28
    • Call 252-398-1224 or visit www.chowan.edu/graphicscamp to download an application.
    • Applications are also available in guidance
    • Apply quickly, as only 25 campers will be accepted
  • Shelton Leadership Challenge
    • One week summer experience
    • Shelton’s cornerstones of values-based leadership – honesty, integrity, compassion, diversity, and social responsibility – are the foundations of the experience
    • Focuses on Leadership Roles and Accountability, Team Building, Leadership Styles and Situations, Social Responsibility, Integrity as a Leader, Public Speaking, Changing Behaviors, and Goal Setting
    • For rising 9th – 12th grade students
    • Must have a GPA of 3.0 or better
    • $575 includes deposit, lodging, meals, and program curriculum
    • Scholarships may be available
    • Applications available at www.ncsu.edu/sheltonleadership.
    • Many dates and sites available – apply quickly because camps fill up quickly
  • Pre-Collegiate Summer Program in Early American History
    • For juniors and seniors in high school
    • 1st session – June 23 – July 13
    • 2nd session – July 14 – August 3
    • At the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, VA
    • Earn 4 hours of college credit
    • Visit www.wm.edu/niahd for an application and additional forms
    • Financial Aid is available for deserving students who have a need.  Out-of-state tuition is $4150, so it is worth it to apply for aid.
    • Students will visit historic places and have discussions with experts
    • Application deadline is April 18, 2013
  • Hospitality and Tourism Summer Program
    • Program will select 20 rising seniors interested in careers in Hospitality and Tourism to participate in 4 days of emersion, interactive and “hands-on” experiential learning
    • Allows high school students to explore the unlimited diversity of career opportunities that exist for emerging hospitality leaders.
    • Must apply before April 30, 2013
    • Criteria:
      • 2.75 GPA or above
      • Rising senior
      • Must be interested in a career in hospitality management
      • Complete application and essay
    • Download an application here:  Summer_20Bridge_20Application-_2020131.doc
  • 2013 Youth Health Summit:  Prevention, Protection, Power
    • Free health and prevention summit just for high school students that will help youth navigate common health issues facing adolescents today
    • Focus is on suicide prevention, healthy relationships, and healthy sexuality
    • Saturday, May 4 from 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM
    • Check in from 8:30 – 9:30 AM at Hawthorne Inn in Winston Salem, 420 High Street, Winston-Salem, NC  27101
    • A limited number of rooms are available at $72 if you choose to spend the night.
    • Register at the following link:  https://survey.appstate.edu/takesurvey.aspx?Surveyid=822JN92
    • If you have difficulty registering, contact Genele Byrd at byrdgr@appstate.edu
  • Wade Edwards Short Fiction Scholarship Contest
    • Deadline:  May 1
    • Given to 3 juniors who submit the most outstanding piece of original short fiction.
    • Rewards excellence in creative writing
    • Encourages the contemplation of virtues associated with Wade Edwards (son of John and Elizabeth Edwards):  humility, strength of convictions, loyalty, honor, charity, determination, the value of family, and the obligations of friendship and community
    • 1st place - $5,000, 2nd place - $2000, 3rd place - $1000
    • The winner’s English department receives $2000
    • Access the guidelines and entry form by visiting www.wade.org
  • Redesigning our Future:  A National Environmental Summit for High School Students
    • For rising juniors and seniors
    • At Catawba Collegein Salisbury, NC. Lodging is provided
    • Description:  Imagine a place where you can work with otherstudents using your unique talkents in theater, writing, economics, science,philosophy, history, or music, among others to become effective environmental leadersand help change the world
    • Dates:  July 9 – 13, 2013
    • Apply at www.centerfortheenvironment.org
    • Financial assistance available.  If you want to apply for financial assistance, the form is due by May 1. Find the form at the application website
    • All applications are due by June 1. 
    • Sponsored by Catawba College Center for the Environment
    • Phone:  704-637-4727
  • Broyhill Leadership Conference
    • Personal development and leadership training for teens
    • June 23-27
    • Queens University of charlotte
    • $260 covers the handbook, all meetings, 11 meals, and 4 nights’ lodging.  Early registration is $240 if submitted by May 3
    • Open to rising 10th – 12th graders and 2013 graduates who are interested in personal development and leadership training.
    • Apply on-line at www.broyhill-leadership.org.
    • Questions?  Call 803-628-0000
  • UNC Charlotte Camps on Campus
    • 2013 Schedule and descriptions of camps are posted on the website:  www.summercamps.uncc.edu
    • Registration begins January 22 at 8:00 A.M.
    • Register on-line or call 704-687-8900
    • For questions, call the above number or 1-877-741-0134 or email CEregistration@uncc.edu
  • Educational Talent Search
    • Program designed to help young people to better understand their educational opportunities and options
    • Encourages participants to complete high school and continue their education at the college level.
    • Services provided
      • Group and Individual advising sessions
      • In-school advising
      • After-school free tutorial in selected sites
      • College Campus and career visits
      • Assistance with college admissions
      • Workshops
    • If interested, pick up a brochure in the counseling office
    • Federally funded program sponsored by Saint Augustine's College
    • For more information, visit http://etsub.embarqspace.com
  • UNCW Pre-Engineering Transfer Program
    • Opportunity for students to complete the first two years of an engineering curriculum at UNCW and, upon transfer, complete an engineering degree at ECU, NC A&T, NC State, or UNC-Charlotte.  
    • For more information, contact Dr. Ken Kiehl, Program Director
    • Visit http://www.uncw.edu/preeng/
  • UNCG in 3 Opportunity
    • Opportunity to graduate in 3 years from UNCG
    • Perks:  priority registration, save about $8000, UNCG in 3 advisor as well as a major advisor
    • For students who will have a minimum of 12 college transfer credit hours prior to starting UNCG
    • Go to uncgin3@uncg.edu to fill out forms and get on their list.
  • The Gates Millenium GMS Imagine Program  For students in grades 8 - 11 who have an early interest in the Gates Millenium program. Learn what it takes to be competitive for many scholarship programs and college admissionsClick on the "online communities" tab at www.gmssp.org\