Announcements & Scholarship Opportunities

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AES Scholarship

posted Sep 21, 2018, 10:48 AM by Keri Miles

AES believes that achieving a high grade point average should not be the only criteria for determining who deserves to be helped. For that reason they are offering a scholarship that will be awarded on the basis of character, as determined by an evaluation of the essays that are submitted. 

Students must submit an essay of between 500 and 1000 words in answer to the following question:  When you look back on your life in 30 years, what would it take for you to consider your life successful? What relationships or accomplishments will be important on this journey?

Amount of award: $500.00
Deadline for entry: October 6, 2018

Submit essays to scholarships@aesengineers.com.

For more information, go to http://www.aesengineers.com/scholarships.php.


ACT Prep Opportunity - BPCC

posted Sep 17, 2018, 1:10 PM by Keri Miles

BPCC has several ACT Prep opportunities coming up.  Flyers with information are attached below.

Note: To view attachments, you must access this announcement via Mrs. Miles' website.

Independence Bowl Scholarship (Academic & Community Service Based)

posted Sep 14, 2018, 1:05 PM by Keri Miles

Interested in being nominated for a $2,500 scholarship?  Caddo Magnet can nominate 3 seniors for the Independence Bowl Foundation scholarship.  To qualify, you must meet the following criteria:

            1. Graduating Senior with plans to attend a four-year college
            2. Minimum 3.0 grade point average
            3. Documented dedication to community service limited to their junior and senior year

If you feel you meet this criteria and would like to be considered as a nominee, you need to submit a resume of your community service from junior and senior year (dates, location, description of service, hours served) and submit it to Mrs. Miles by Friday, September 21.

Excellence in Service Award

posted Sep 12, 2018, 9:24 AM by Keri Miles   [ updated Sep 12, 2018, 9:24 AM ]

FYI for those who are working towards the Community Service Diploma Endorsement...

Caddo Magnet High School will recognize the graduating senior who qualifies for the Community Service Diploma Endorsement and submits the highest number of volunteer hours.  The student’s name and number of volunteer hours will be inscribed on a plaque displayed in the front office of Caddo Magnet High School.

Senior Class Dues - Due September 20!

posted Sep 12, 2018, 8:43 AM by Keri Miles

$40 senior class dues must be paid online via your payforit account or to Mr. Flores in room E202 by September 20.  That's one week from tomorrow!  The dues cover class activities throughout the year, the senior picnic, senior breakfast, graduation, senior week, and homecoming week.

AHEC Health Career Exploration Programs

posted Sep 11, 2018, 7:58 AM by Keri Miles

Day with Doctors

Day with Doctors is a one-day interactive program that offers high school students who have an interest in becoming a physician, an opportunity to experience doctors' daily activities and life on LSU Health's Shreveport campus.  Students learn diagnostic skills such as taking blood pressure, listening to heart sounds, taking a radial pulse, measuring respiratory rate and listening to breathing sounds. Participants have the opportunity to interact with medical students where they discover admission requirements for medical school and explore the life of a medical student.  

High School students currently enrolled as a junior or senior who have an interest in becoming a doctor may apply.  Students must have at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA.  The completed application must be postmarked no later than November 2, 2018. Additional information and a copy of the application are attached below.  (Note - attachments must be viewed via Mrs. Miles' website)

Day with AHEC

Day with AHEC programs are designed to expand and enhance your knowledge regarding health career opportunities, admission requirements, costs, financial aid, and more.  High school juniors or seniors who have an interest in medical careers may apply.  Students must have at least a 2.5 GPA.

The completed application must be postmarked no later than November 2, 2018.  Additional information and a copy of the application are attached below.  (Note - attachments must be viewed via Mrs. Miles' website)

M*A*S*H 

M*A*S*H is a summer program held on the campuses of Louisiana Tech and BPCC which offers students interested in health careers an opportunity to learn how the basic sciences taught in high school relate to medical theories, diagnosis, careers and treatments through lab exercises and lectures.  Students are expected to study, take tests, and perform at their highest academic level.  Students who successfully complete the program will earn college credit.

Eligibility Requirements - 3.0 GPA or higher, at least a 21 ACT composite score, completed biology, physics, or chemistry classes, and prior participation in an AHEC sponsored program (AHEC of a Summer, Day with Doctors, or Day with AHEC)

The completed application must be postmarked no later than March 1, 2019.  Additional information and a copy of the application are attached below.  (Note - attachments must be viewed via Mrs. Miles' website)

The Coca-Cola Scholars Program Scholarship

posted Sep 11, 2018, 7:43 AM by Keri Miles   [ updated Sep 11, 2018, 7:43 AM ]

The Coca-Cola Scholars Program scholarship is an achievement-based scholarship awarded to graduating high school seniors. Students are recognized for their capacity to lead and serve, as well as their commitment to making a significant impact on their schools and communities. 150 Coca-Cola Scholars are selected each year to receive this $20,000 scholarship. The application is open! Students who will be graduating in the 2018-2019 academic school year may apply by Wednesday, October 31, 2018, at 5:00 p.m. Eastern.

For more information and to apply, go to https://www.coca-colascholarsfoundation.org/apply/

Horatio Alger National Scholarship

posted Sep 11, 2018, 7:39 AM by Keri Miles   [ updated Sep 11, 2018, 7:43 AM ]

106 scholarships at $25,000 each

As one of the nation’s largest college financial aid programs in the country, the Horatio Alger National Scholarship Program is one of the major scholarship programs nationally that specifically assists high school students who have faced and overcome great obstacles in their young lives. The scholarships are funded by Horatio Alger Members who, like the Scholars, have experienced challenges but ultimately overcame them to become successful business and civic leaders.

The National Scholarship is awarded to eligible students in all fifty states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. National Scholars receive an all-expenses paid trip to Washington, D.C., during the spring of their senior year to participate in the National Scholars Conference.  Recipients must attend the National Scholars Conference to receive the award.

To be eligible to apply for the Horatio Alger National Scholarship, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Be enrolled full time as a high school senior in the United States; be progressing normally toward graduation in spring/summer of 2019 with plans to enter a college in the United States no later than the fall following graduation
  • Exhibit a strong commitment to pursue and complete a bachelor’s degree at an accredited non-profit public or private institution in the United States (students may start their studies at a two-year institution and then transfer to a four-year institution)
  • Demonstrate critical financial need ($55,000 or lower adjusted gross family income is required)
  • Be involved in co-curricular and community service activities
  • Display integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity
  • Maintain a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.0; and
  • Be a United States citizen

The application deadline is October 25.  For more information and to apply, go to https://scholars.horatioalger.org/scholarships/about-our-scholarship-programs/national-scholarships/

Service Academy Day

posted Sep 10, 2018, 12:08 PM by Keri Miles

Interested in a Service Academy or a university ROTC program?  Make plans to attend Service Academy Day, hosted by Senators Bill Cassidy and John Kennedy and Congressmen Ralph Abraham and Mike Johnson, September 22 from 8:30 a.m. to noon at Bossier Parish Community College (Theatre - Building C).  A flyer with the address and RSVP information is attached.

At Service Academy Day, students and parents will hear from representatives of the Service Academies and local University ROTC units on the opportunities they provide to graduate from college and become a commissioned officer in the United States Armed Forces.  West Point and the Naval and Air Force Academies also offer tuition-free college educations and room and board.  

Formal presentations from the Academies and ROTC units will be from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.  You will be able to visit their booths and ask questions from 10:30 a.m. to noon.

Attendees must RSVP by Friday, September 21, 2018.

Note:  To view the attachment, you must access this announcement via Mrs. Miles' website.

LOSFA Student Hub Account

posted Sep 7, 2018, 9:45 AM by Keri Miles

Please make sure you have access to your LOSFA student hub account at https://www.osfa.la.gov/studenthub.html in order to track your TOPS progress.  You should have created this account in the computer lab with Mrs. Britt last year.  If you cannot get access, email Valerie Boston at valerie.boston@la.gov and request that she reset your account.  She will terminate your current account so you can re-register.  You will need your Louisiana Secure ID (its listed on the transcript I gave you in your English class this week) in order to create a new account.

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