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Mrs. Van Zee 

7-12 Counselor

605-853-2455

courtney.vanzee@k12.sd.us

 

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 STUDENT OPPORTUNITIES

 
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1/17/2020 11:59 PM
The contest is open to United States high school students in grades nine through twelve attending public, private, parochial, or home schools; U.S. students under the age of twenty enrolled in a high school correspondence/GED program in any of the fifty states, the District of Columbia, or the U.S. territories; and U.S. citizens attending schools overseas. Past winners and finalists are not eligible to participate. Employees of John Hancock Financial Services and members of their families are not eligible to participate. The winner receives $10,000, a joint prize from the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation and John Hancock. The winner and her/his family are invited to the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library in Boston in May to accept her/his award. Travel and lodging expenses will be paid for the trip to Boston for the winning student and her/his parents. Second-place winner receives a $3,000 cash award. Five finalists receive a $1000 cash award. Eight semifinalists receive JFK Centennial awards of $100. All winners receive a hardcover copy of Profiles in Courage by John F. Kennedy. The nominating teacher of the first-place winner is also invited to the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library to receive the John F. Kennedy Public Service Grant in the amount of $500 for school projects encouraging student leadership and civic engagement. Travel and lodging expenses will be paid for the trip to Boston.
  
1/19/2020 11:59 PM
The American Legion Department of South Dakota 2020 High School Oratorical Scholarship Program "A Constitutional Speech Contest". Open to all South Dakota High School Students. State Level: 1st $1,000 2nd $500 3rd $300 National Level : Up to $18,000 For more information visit www.sdlegion.org/oratorical-scholarship or www.legion.org/oratorical/finals or see Mrs. Van Zee. Oratorical Contest National Finals | The American Legion The 2020 National Finals will be April 17 - 19 in Indianapolis at the Wyndham Indianapolis West Hotel, 2544 Executive Drive, Indianapolis, IN, 46241, (317) 248-2481. Quarterfinal and semifinal contests are scheduled for Saturday, April 18, with the finals scheduled for Sunday, April 19. All contestants and chaperones will arrive the Friday of the contest weekend. www.legion.org
  
3/28/2020 11:59 PM
Each year the South Dakota Department of Agriculture, Resource Conservation and Forestry Division, sponsors a resource conservation-oriented speech contest. Any SD student in grades 9-12 is eligible to enter. This includes public, private, and home-school students. The contest consists of three levels - local, area and state. Two winners from each of the local contests advance to the area contests. Two winners from each of the seven area contests advance to the state competition. Conservation districts take the lead at the local and area levels, with the Division coordinating the state finals. East River and Rushmore Electric Power Cooperatives and South Dakota Rural Electric Association present the winners with scholarships to be used at any college, university or accredited vocational technical school within South Dakota. Other co-sponsors include the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the South Dakota Association of Conservation Districts $2,300 in scholarships State Champion ........... $1,100 Second Place ................. $750 Third Place ..................... $450
  
2/1/2026 11:59 PM
Juniors with experience on their high school newspapers will receive preference.
  
2/1/2026 11:59 PM
The National Academy of Engineering invites students (both boys and girls) in grades 3-12 to submit an essay with their engineering ideas for helping vulnerable and endangered animals. Cash prizes of $500, $250, and $100 are available for the best essays in each of 3 age categories.
  
4/1/2026 11:59 PM
See Mr. Schumacher for forms and details
  
4/15/2028 11:59 PM
The Cancer Unwrapped High School Writing Contest invites students to submit essays about their experience with cancer for the opportunity to win one of several $500 cash prizes. Winning essays will be well-written, compelling and emotionally honest. Details: *Open to students in grades 9-12 residing in the US *Essays must be between 500-2000 words *Essays must be submitted at www.cancerpathways.org by April 15, 2019 For more information please email Liz Lange at liz@cancerpathways.org
  
4/1/2166 11:59 PM
See Mr. Schumacher for forms and details.
  
10/31/2166 11:59 PM
The Health Careers Exploration Academy is an experience that provides an excellent opportunity for high school students (grades 10-12) to explore different careers in health care under the guidance of healthcare professionals. Students spend the day observing and learning about the different career opportunities available at HRMC. In addition to a tour of HRMC, students engage in hands-on activities in the following career areas: • Laboratory • Nursing • Radiology • Physical, occupational and speech therapy • Medical coding • Surgery • Dietetics • Respiratory therapy Students also learn about scholarship offerings available through the HRMC Foundation Fund for the Future which provide generous financial support for a variety of high-need health careers to students who are willing to return to work in the Huron area. To view photos from previous Healthcare Academy events, click on the date below. • June 2016 • November 2016 Limited space available - please complete an application. If you have questions, please contact Dennise Brock, RN, at dbrock@huronregional.org or by calling 605-353-6326. Attached is the application. Applications close on Oct 31. Space is limited to 15 students. After review of the Applicants those chosen to attend will be send an acceptance letter with the agenda for the event.
  
5/15/2168 11:59 PM
Would you like to honor and serve America? Do you want to prepare for your future while making new friends? Then rise to the challenge of cadet membership in the U.S. Air Force Auxiliary, Civil Air Patrol. The CAP Cadet Program is a year-round program where Cadets fly, learn to lead, hike, camp, get in shape, and push themselves to new limits. If you’re dreaming about a career in aviation, space, or the military, CAP’s Cadet Program is for you. To become a cadet, you must be be at least 12 years old and not yet 19 years old. Cadets usually meet 2 hours per week and one Saturday per month, on average, and also have opportunities to attend leadership encampments, career academies, and other activities during the summer.
  
12/31/2168 11:59 PM
Pilot Pen is continuing the G2 Overachievers Student Grant designed to reward and celebrate one exceptional young scholar (aged 13 to 19, in middle school or high school) who is making a difference in others’ lives outside of the classroom. One student grant winner will earn $12,500 to further their education and/or continue their good works. The winner’s school will also be awarded $2,500 to help enhance their efforts to foster student overachievement. Entrants are required to submit 1,000 to 2,500 handwritten words expressing how they, or a student they know, are working outside the classroom to benefit others. Submissions for the G2 Overachievers Student Grant will be accepted until December 31st, 2019.
 
 
 

 CAREER PLANNING

 
 America's Career InfoNet
 Bureau of Labor Statistics
 CareerEDventure.org
 Monster Job Search
 MonsterTrak Entry Level Jobs
 Occupational Outlook Handbook
 Salary.com
 South Dakota Career InSite
 SD Health Occupations for Today & Tomorrow (SDHOTT)
 SD MyLife (see Ms. Bertsch for username & password)
 Titan Machinery Service Technician Sponsorship Program
 Today's Military
 

 TESTING

 
 ACT Information & Registration
 AP testing information
 Dakota STEP
 No Child Left Behind
 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP)
 PLAN Testing (Sophomores)
 Write To Learn (Dakota Writing Assessment)
 Learning Express Library Practice Tests (ACT, Accuplacer, many others!)
 ACT TEST SCORING
 

 TESTING INFORMATION

 
  
  
  
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