Daily Announcements / February 11, 2015

posted Feb 11, 2015, 7:08 AM by Barbara Maxey

Senior Superlative pictures will be taken Thursday, February 12th.

To any senior who hasn’t turned in a baby picture for the slide show, please turn one in as soon as possible to Mrs. McGuire in room 110.

Attention junior and senior guys: Men’s Warehouse is offering a $40 coupon on tux rentals. Go to their website and sign up to receive this coupon.

Attention juniors and seniors: There is a sign-up sheet for prom located on Mr. Cheatham’s door. If you are planning on attending, please sign up. Deadline to do so is February 28th.

Attention seniors: Please sign up on Mr. Cheatham’s door if you are interested in going on the senior trip to Kings Dominion May 29th. Details will follow later. We need a head count.

Attention 6th and 7th graders- Are you interested in a medical careers camp this summer? If so, please see Ms. Pugh in Guidance for a flyer. The camp will be held at VA Baptist Hospital from July 27th – July 31st. The deadline for applications is April 20, 2015.

Robert Godsey Memorial Scholarship is in the amount of $500 and will be paid directly to the college for one William Campbell senior who has played baseball for the Brookneal Dixie Youth League and meets the criteria.  Criteria to be considered for this award will include academic performance, participation in school/community activities, previously played Brookneal Dixie Youth baseball, and financial need.  Applications are available in the guidance office.  Deadline to return application to guidance is April 20, 2015.

The GROWS summer program is a week long program on the campus of Virginia State University for rising seniors interested in becoming teachers.  During this academic college preparation program, all travel and room and board expenses are covered for selected students as part of the program participation.  The program will be held July 12-19, 2015.  Applications are available in guidance.  Application deadline is March 24th.

There will be a middle school dance after school Friday and high dance after game.

Virginia Bankers Association Bank Day Scholarship Program will award six Honorable Mention Scholarships, six Regional Scholarships and one Statewide Scholarship on the basis of essays. Applicants will be required to spend the day at banks across the Commonwealth shadowing a banker in their daily duties. The purpose of this is for the student to learn about banking, financial services, and the vital role banks play in their communities. From their experience the students are required to write an essay on the topic “How Banking Benefits My Community”. Seniors must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher to apply. To be considered for Bank Day you must sign up in Guidance by March 11th.

Ralph & Mitchell Walker Scholarship will be in the amount of $2500.  The scholarship(s) will be awarded to graduating high school seniors who meet the criteria.  Applicants must be residents of southern Campbell or northern Pittsylvania Counties , have a minimum of 2.5 GPA and score above the 50th percentile on either the SAT or the ACT, and planning to attend a two or four year institution.  Applications are available online.  For more information see Mrs. Maxey in guidance.  Deadline to apply is 5/1/2015. 

Southside Electric Cooperative would like to invite interested students who are juniors or seniors in joining them for a day of exploration into the profession of an Electric Lineman.  The event will take place at the Altavista District Office on March 17th from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Students who are interested in this career are encourage to attend.  Please see Mrs. Maxey in guidance by Feb. 27th if you would like to sign up for this event. 

Virginia Association of Women Judges will award a $1000 college scholarship to a graduating senior who submits the winning essay. The competition involves the submission of a five hundred word essay on the topic of, “What are the benefits of the participation of women in the legislative and judicial branches of government”. Entry forms are available in Guidance.  Deadline to submit the entry form and essay is March 25th.

Congratulations to Isaac Williams for taking 1st place at the FFA Federation Public Speaking Contest at Amherst yesterday. He and Mr. Wilson will travel to Chatham in March to compete at the Area Level Contest.

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