Monday, December 12, 2016

School News December 12 - December 16

Thank you to all of the Software Engineering students for speaking at the and Facebook's event!

Our 6th annual Ice Skating trip is December 14 and spots are limited. See your English teacher for a  permission slip or stop by 716 to grab one. Submit all signed slips to Ms. Feliz in room 716.

Forbes High School Hackathon
The Forbes High School Hackathon is this Saturday, December 17th! Lunch, sweatshirts, and prizes will be provided free of cost. No coding experience required. Sign up with Ms. Cai or Ms. Alder.

Monroe Tech Challenge
Juniors and Seniors: Sign up for the Monroe Tech Challenge on January 14th for the chance to win up to $16,000 in scholarships to Monroe College. Sign up with Ms. Cai or Ms. Alder.

School Doctor
The school doctor will be in on December 22nd! You must make an appointment before the doctor comes in. You must also have paperwork filled out and signed by parent or guardian.

  • The Varsity boys basketball team defeated Beacon HS in their home opener by the score of 52-47.  The team was led by Senior Rashid Edwards with 21 pts followed by Bruce Tulloch with 11 pts 9 rebounds and Gene Paige with 9 pts 18 rebounds 9 blocked shots.
  • The Varsity boys basketball team dropped its second game of the season to MLK HS by the score of 52-44.
  • The Girls Varsity Basketball team defeated Environmental Studies by the score of 63-28.
  • The Girls Varsity Basketball team defeated Beacon HS by the score of 54-45. The team was led by Desiraye Sealy with 22pts followed by Destinee Foster-White with 11pts.
  • The Girls Varsity Basketball team defeated Bayard Rustin by the score of 48-43.  The team was led by Destinee Foster-White with 20pts followed by Chynna Mincey with 9pts.

This Week @ UAG
December 14: 6th Annual Skate-away!

Updated UAG Club Calendar
Note: Gamer Haven now meets in Room 721 on Thursdays

Student Enrichment Opportunities
Spring and Summer 2017 opportunities are starting to open up! 
See your guidance counselor or Ms. Cai in Room 716 for help.

[New!] Internship @ NASA
Open to: Grades 10-12
Deadline: ASAP
Submit here:

The Hudson Estuary is comprised of key tidal marshes, which serve to provide many ecosystem services to the large population of this important coastal region, including NYC. We seek to understand the records of past droughts, cold intervals, floods, and vegetation shifts along with the past shifts in carbon storage. From this information we can better understand our present snapshot of climate/carbon, and predict future accumulation rates as climate warms and sea level rises.

[SCHOLARSHIP] Scholastic Art and Writing Awards
Open to: All
Deadline: 12/15/2016
Submit here:

The 2017 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards open for submissions on September 14! Get your sketchbooks, notepads, easels, and pens ready because it’s almost time to enter your masterpiece for the opportunity to receive recognition, exhibition, publication, and scholarships! With 29 categories of art and writing, there’s a place for whatever you create.

[SCHOLARSHIP] NRA Civil Rights Defense Fund Essay Contest
Open to: All
Deadline: 12/31/2016
Submit here:

The NRA Civil Rights Defense Fund sponsors a scholarly writing contest for grades K-12. Essays will be judged in two categories: Senior (grades 9-12) and Junior (grades 8 and below), with separate cash prizes awarded to the winners in each category. First place cash prizes are $1,000, $600 for second place, $200 for third place, and $100 for fourth place.

[New!] Summer Student Internship at the United Nations
Open to: Ages 16-21
Deadline: 1/15/2017
Fee: $1,800, but financial aid is available.
Apply here:

2016 TOU UN Summer Interns

The Summer Student Internship Program at the United Nations is an educational program in which high school and college students from different parts of the USA, as well as many countries, spend five intensive weeks learning about the United Nations and what it is like to be an intern for a non-governmental organization (NGO).

[New!] Summer Student Program @ Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Open to: All
Deadline: 2/3/2017
Apply here:

If you are a high school student who is interested in science, our summer program offers an opportunity to work in a state-of-the-art laboratory facility and explore the kinds of questions that researchers are asking today. In addition, you will have a chance to expand your network of connections with other students and learn more about departments involved in clinical research at Memorial Sloan Kettering.

[SCHOLARSHIP] Courageous Persuaders Award
Open to: All
Deadline: 2/9/2017
Submit here:

Create a TV commercial targeted at middle school students to warn them about the dangers of underage drinking. Win scholarship money and trophies, have fun, and gain valuable experience. The grand prize-winning commercial will be broadcast on TV and the team that created it will work with Pluto Post and the Detroit Auto Dealers Education Foundation to upgrade their spot for air.

[New!] YCteen Magazine
Open to: Ages 15-20
Deadline: 2/10/2017
Apply here:

YCteen publishes true stories by teens, giving readers insight into the issues that matter most in young people's lives. YCteen is now taking applications for the Spring 2017 semester. Apply by February 10, 2017 and they will contact you for an interview by February 22.

[New!] Bank of America Student Leaders
Open to: Grades 11-12
Deadline: 3/31/2017
Submit here:

Every year, the Student Leaders program helps connect 225 community-minded high school juniors and seniors to employment, skills development and service. They’re awarded paid summer internships with local nonprofits such as Habitat for Humanity and Boys and Girls Clubs of America and participate in a national leadership summit in Washington, D.C.

[New!] Einstein-Montefiore High School Summer Research Program
Open to: Ages 16+
Deadline: 3/31/2017
Submit here:

The Einstein-Montefiore Summer High School Research Program introduces high school students age 16 and older to the excitement of leading-edge scientific research. It is their hope that because of this experience, students will begin to think about a career in science while still in high school.

[New!] Sonia & Celina Sotomayor Judicial Internship Program
Open to: Grade 11
Deadline: Application opens 2/1/2017, due 3/23/2017
Apply here:

In the Summer of 2017, a select group of high school students will participate in judicial internships in state and federal courts, educational workshops, and mentorship opportunities. The students will intern with a state or federal judge located within one of the five New York City boroughs from Monday through Thursday for four weeks.

[New!] Abdelkader Global Leadership Prize
Open to: All
Deadline: 4/15/2017
Rules here:

Research and write about Emir Abdelkader’s life story and legacy. 1st Place = $1,000; 2nd Place = $500.

[New!] 12th Japan Center Essay Competition
Open to: All
Deadline: April 2017
Rules here:

Contestants should discuss one or more aspects of Japan including art, culture, tradition, values, philosophy, history, society, politics, business, and technology in relation to their personal experiences, views, and/or future goals. 1st place = $3,000 and a Canon camera, 2nd Place: $1,500 and a Canon camera, 3rd Place: $750 and a Canon camera.

[New!] DOROT Summer Teen Internship Program 2017
Open to: Grades 10-12
Deadline: 5/10/2017
Apply here:

DOROT is a nonprofit organization whose goal is to alleviate social isolation and provide concrete services to older adults. DOROT’s Summer Teen Internship Program offers two four-week sessions for high school students. Through a competitive process, we choose up to 18 interns for each session. Summer interns are expected to volunteer with DOROT during the academic high school year.

[PAID] Futures & Options: Internship Program
Open to: Juniors and Seniors, ages 16 and up
Deadline: Rolling
Apply here:

Futures and Options interns work in paid, mentored internships that best match their skills and interests.  After submitting the online application, applicants interview with Futures and Options program coordinators.  Applicants who are accepted into the Internship Program will also interview with supervisors at our business partners for specific internship positions.

[PAID] Brooklyn Botanical Garden Apprenticeship
Open to: Freshmen, Sophomores, and Juniors
Deadline: TBD
Apply here:

Application available in October 2016. The Garden Apprentice Program (GAP) at Brooklyn Botanic Garden is a great way for teens to learn about urban agriculture and the environment while working in one of the most exciting public gardens in the world! Apprentices can work their way up the four-tier program, potentially earning a paid position as a Tier 4 apprentice.

High School Classes at FIT
Open to: All
Deadline: Rolling
Price: One Course: $320/ Two Courses: $625
Apply here:

Fashion Institute of Technology's Precollege Programs prepares students for the FIT admissions process, including creative arts portfolio development, and features the unique experience of being part of FIT's dynamic and diverse college campus and the cultural vibrancy of New York City that informs and enriches the college, its history and its campus community.

New Settlement Apartments College Access Center
Open to: Juniors and Seniors
Deadline: Rolling
Apply here:

New Settlement Apartments College Access Center provides one-to-one college access and success counseling and financial aid services to high school students, young adults, and adults. The program's free services for current and future college students include: One-to-One College Advising, Assistance with Applying for Financial Aid (ex. FAFSA, TAP, and CSS Profile), College Visits, SAT Prep Classes, Early College Awareness Programs, Success Advising for Current College Students, and Fee Waivers.

CMA’s Young Artist Kollective (YAK)
Open to: Freshmen
Deadline: Rolling
Apply here:

CMA’s Young Artist Kollective (YAK), is a free program that provides emerging young artists in 6th-9th grade with exclusive studio space and materials, artistic and technical guidance, opportunities to meet with guest artists, monthly art parties, and a chance to learn about professional opportunities across the art world.

ProjectArt After-School Art Classes
Open to: Ages 17 and under
Deadline: Rolling
Apply here:

ProjectArt offers after-school art classes at 23 public libraries across New York City. Each trimester, teachers design their own curriculums tailored to each community and incorporate a wide array of media, including graphite, oil pastels, markets, watercolor, acrylic, and tepera paint, cardboard, scrap and collage materials.

Hudson Guild Tech Up!
Open to: All
Deadline: Rolling
Apply here: See Ms. Cai

Hudson Guild's Tech Up provides training in the use of technology and digital media for teens and young adults in order to equip them for higher education and employability in today’s digital and tech-heavy workplace. The Tech Up program recruits, trains, supervises and supports youth from the community in technology-based academic and employment tracks.

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