2016-2017 Updates (Website updated 1-12-2017)
Roadmap to Space Settlement ART Contest 2017
National Youth Leadership Forum (NYLF): Medicine
Free Lecture- Eva Mozes Kor- Holocaust Survivor,
2017 PA Shakespeare Acting Competition
(Register by Friday, February 10, 2017)
Event- Saturday, March 4, 2017
MathCON 2017 is an online Math Challenge. It will start at the end of January 2017 and it will on March 3, 2017. This is a 40 minute test with 40 questions. (Updated 1-4-17)
PA Statistics Poster Competition (Cash Prizes)
PA Society for Biomedical Research (PSBR) Poster Contest, Prize $25 and featured in a calendar
American Foreign Service Essay
WVIA Educational Film Festival 2017,
Saturday, April 29, 2017 ( Register by 4/17/17)
Available to Grades 9-12,
Prizes will be awarded (Updated 1-4-17)
WVIA's Making A Difference: Great Teachers Essay Contest
(Seniors Only) 500 Word Essay, $500 Cash Prize, Due 2-28-17 (Updated 1-4-17)
Please tune in to "WVIA's Artist of the Week" and watch our Gifted students: Abbey John and Natalie Ryba. They are being profiled on the Public Broadcasting Service Channel (PBS) during the week of January 22-28, 2017. Abbey will display her visual artwork and Natalie will perform ballet. (Updated 1-3-17)
Youth Voices 'Discover Your China' Video Contest
What is your Discover China travel story? Due January 31, 2017 (Win a Cash Prize and a Trip to San Francisco) (Updated 1-3-17)
PA LIU-18 High School Computer Fair-
Projects due March 10, 2017 (Updated 1-3-17)
Newton Math Event at King's University
will be held on Tuesday, January 31, 2017
(for 11th & 12th graders) (Updated 1-3-2017)
Congratulations to the top students
in the December Math League Test (See below)
Scholastic Art & Writing Contest
Winners will be announced January 9, 2017
The national math test AMC 10 and AMC 12
will be given on 2-15-17 (Updated 12-14-16)
Hazleton JCC Holocaust Essay
Contest Prize $200 Due 2-17-17
The Penn State Millennium Scholars Program is designed for high-achieving science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) high school students - (Financial aid,) This program is designed to help students achieve advanced and doctorate degrees after graduating from PSU with a bachelors degree. Read the description and see how to apply.
2017 Holocaust Essay Contest - (Prize- Win a Trip to Washington, DC) Due 3-17 (Updated 12-7-16)
Ayn Rand Atlas Shrugged Essay Contest (12th Graders) (Prizes) Due April 28, 2017 (Updated 12-7-16)
Barnes & Noble My Favorite Teacher Contest (Prizes) Write an essay, poem, or thank-you letter
Ayn Rand Fountainhead (10th & 11th graders) Essay Contest
Did you know there are $33,603,680.00 in scholarships available for you at My College Options? Use the following link- copy it
Carnegie Council for Ethics Essay Contest Due 12-31-16
Gift Card Prizes (Updated 11-22-16)
SAT PREPARATION COURSE- offered at PSU Hazleton Campus ****This course is for Mondays and Wednesdays, January 16- March 1, 2017.
George S. Knight (Sons of American Revolutions) Historical Essay Contest Due Dec 31, 2016 (Updated 11-9-16)NRA Civil Rights Defense Fund Essay Contest $1,000 Prize
Due 12-31-16 Updated 11-09-16)
2016/2017 National Oratorical Competition- Local competition
will be held in December 2016- only 1 student can represent our school. (Register ASAP) (Updated 11-9-16)
Jane Austen Society of North America Essay Contest
$1, 000 Prize, Due May 15, 2017 (Updated 11-9-16)
NASA Scientist for A Day Essay Contest (500 Words)
Due on or before February 24, 2016 (Updated 11-6-16)
New Voices Young Writers Competition, No Entry Fee,
Due 12-20-16 (Updated 11-2-16)
Jackie Robinson Scholarship for Minorities
Natalie Ryba (12th grader - HAAS) and
Abbey John (12th grader - HAHS) have been selected for the "WVIA Artist of the Week"
Natalie and Abbey will be profiled on WVIA,
the week of January 22-28, 2017
Natalie Ryba - did a ballet performance
to a song from the Broadway Play, "Waitress"
Abbey John - a visual artist, displayed her artwork.
On 10-17-16 both students were interviewed by
Mrs. Andrea O'Neill, the Educational Director
for the TV station, WVIA.
Teens Dream Video Contest Win $500 Cash
Due January 8, 2017 (Updated 10-12-16)
GE-Regan Foundation Scholarship (Seniors in Need) 20 Prizes of $10,000 Starts Mid-October Due January 9, 2017 (10-11-16)
Math League (6 Tests: Oct, Nov, Dec, Jan, Feb, Mar)= Challenge starts 10-18-16 (Updated 10-11-16)
Fall Non-Fiction Essay Contest by Creative Communications, the deadline has been extended to October 20, 2016
See below for the top scorers of the September Trivia Contest
2016 Geography Awareness Week Postcard Contest
"Explore the Power of Parks"
Due on or before Friday, October 28, 2016.
Attention Gifted Students:
Do you have any pictures from the Renaissance Faire that you want to enter for the Photo Journalism Contest? Please visit the Gifted Website for the contest details. Please submit the pictures to Mrs. Billet ASAP. Thank you. (Updated 10-7-16)
FYI- Epidemic of the Sweating Illness of the 16th Century, background information on this mysterious disease.
Fall Non Fiction Essay Contest sponsored by Creative Communications- Deadline has been extended to October 20, 2016
"I'm a Leader Essay, Poem, Video, Visual Art Piece (Photograph, Painting, or Collage, etc.) or write a song based on ...)" Due on or before January 20, 2017 before 11:59 pm (Updated 10-3-16)
Bloomsburg University Math Competition- Tuesday, November 15, 2016. Limited Space (Updated 10-03-16)
Fall Creative Communications Poetry Contest Due December 1, 2016 (Updated 9-19-16)
Jack Kent Cooke Scholarship for top students (Seniors) in need
$40,000 per year for 4 years to the best colleges in the USA.
Starts September 30, 2016 ends November 30, 2016
C-SPAN'S Student Cam 2017
Scholastic Art & Writing Contest (29 Categories)
Doctor Strange "The Magic of STEM" Video Challenge-
Open to Girls Only Ages 15-18, Win a trip to LA, + money, etc
(Due on or before10-5-16) (Update 9-22-16)
This essay got a high-school senior into 5 Ivy League Schools - Stanford, Yale, Columbia, University of Penn, Dartmouth, and Cornell- (Please read)(Updated 9-21-16)2017 Breakthrough Junior Challenge-
Top Prize $250,000 Scholarship for a 5 minute movie,
for 13-18 years old
Due on or before October 10, 2016 (Updated 9-15-16)
ASHG DNA Day 2017 Essay Contest -
Win $1,000 (Due on or before 3-11-16) (Updated 9-15-16)
Nancy Thorp Poetry Contest for 10th and 11th grade girls.
Win a Summer Creative Writing Program at Hollins University in Roanoke, VA., Cash Prize
Deadline is October 31, 2016.
World of 7 Billion Video Contest, Students, examine the effects of global population growth. $1,000 Prize. Sub Theme can be Climate Change, Ocean Health, or Rapid Urbanization:
(Due on or before 2-23-17) (Updated 9-14-17)
Get Inspired by Nature (Art, Writing, Photos, Video or Music) Contest - Prizes, Ends November 1, 2016 (Updated 9-13-16)
VFW Voice of Democracy Scholarship- Essay Contest $30,000 for 9-12 graders Due before 11-1-16 (Updated 9-11-16)Wendy's High School Heisman Scholarship (Seniors)
Due October 3, 2016 (Updated 9-11-16)
Visit the Gifted Room ASAP to take the Trivia Challenge- Questions are on a variety of topics. Top students will be asked to join the Gifted Trivia Team to participate in the Scholastic Scrimmage. This year the Scholastic Scrimmage will take place in January 2017. (Updated 9-11-16)
PA Renaissance Faire Creative Writing Contest due BEFORE 11-18-16, Read the description page to learn about the faire's background and the date and setting it takes place in history. (List of characters will be posted on the website- I am waiting for the list from the faire's organizers
Renaissance Faire Advertising Contest Entry Due before 11-18-2016 (Updated 9-11-16)
Are a senior boy or girl attending the Renaissance Faire this year and would you like to participate in the Lord and Lady Knighting Ceremony? Please contact Mrs. Billet or Mr. Brennan ASAP if you are interestedAmerican Freedom Essay Contest
Due October 14, 2015 (Updated 9-11-16)
Bennington Young Writers Award (for 10th, 11th, & 12th Graders) Due before 11-1-16 (Updated 9-11-16)
Elks "Student of the Month" Award (Seniors only apply) ASAP
Elks "Most Valuable Student Scholarship Award" (Amazing Opportunity)
Due before November 30, 2016 (Updated 9-11-16)
Renaissance Faire- Wednesday, October 5, 2016, Sign-Up Immediately, Cost- $14.00 (Updated 9-4-16)
Project Euler is a series of challenging mathematical/computer programming problems that will require more than just mathematical insights to solve. Although mathematics will help you arrive at elegant and efficient methods, the use of a computer and programming skills will be required to solve most problems. (Updated 6-8-16)
The motivation for starting Project Euler, and its continuation, is to provide a platform for the inquiring mind to delve into unfamiliar areas and learn new concepts in a fun and recreational context.
New Math Competition-Purple Comet Math Online International, will be given in April 2017 (Updated 6-8-16)
United States Senate Youth Program, Free Trip to Washington, DC from March 4-11, 2017 and Scholarship Money.
Free Online IQ Test (it takes only a few minutes)
Teen Genes Video Contest for the American Society of Human Genetics (Starts July 5, 2016- Ends Nov. 13, 2016) Cash Prizes (Updated 5-17-16
Ten Steps to Making Better Movies (Updated May 16, 2016)
Totem Head's Story Contest (Adventure Story) Due Before Dec. 31, 2016 (Updated 5-4-16)
Academy Tutoring- Private Company, provides SAT Prep/ACT Prep tutoring, (Hourly charge).
Elks "Student of the Month" (9-14-15)
Elks Scholarship (Updated 9-13-15)
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