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ANNOUNCEMENTS Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Congratulations to Ms. Comeau’s A block class! They raised the most money in support of the Terry Fox Walk/Run with a total of $344.00!

Any students who identify as being aboriginal that are interested in attending a Pow Wow at Dalhousie University this Thursday, please pop down to the office to pick up a permission form. SAC – Any students interested in joining CPA’s SAC, please leave your name at the office.

GSA – There will be a GSA meeting for all interested students today in the Youth Health Centre at lunch…feel free to bring your lunch. All welcome. Staff interested in becoming involved as staff advisors are welcome also.

IMPORTANT CHANGE IN DUE DATE: Students who are interested in hosting the Japanese students who will be arriving in April must take note of a change in the due date for the application. YOUR APPLICATION MUST BE SUBMITTED BY OCTOBER 11 not the 17th as previously announced.

Jack.org – Any students who are interested in joining the Jack.org chapter —there is a summit being held on Saturday, November 19th at the Bella Rosa centre at Halifax West High School. We need to know what students plan to attend the summit. You are responsible for your own transportation. Lunch and snacks are provided free for you. The keynote speaker is the founder of Jack.org —–Eric Windeler. Please come to the Youth Health Centre by Thursday if you are interested so the information can be forwarded to the organizers of the event.

Peer Tutors – Reminder to those who signed up to be a Peer Tutor of the meeting today at lunch in the library.

Grade 12’s – are you unable to pay for post secondary education ? Check out the 2017 Horatio Alger Canadian Scholarships – The Horatio Alger Association of Canada provides $650,000 annually in need-based scholarship support for deserving students in all Canadian provinces and territories. Scholarships of up to $10,000 are awarded to full-time students in their final year of high school with financial need (family income under $65,000) who have demonstrated integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity, a commitment to pursue a post-secondary education, a desire to contribute to society, and a good academic record. CEGEP students in Quebec, and all Canadian students in their final year of high school are eligible to apply in English or French. The application deadline is October 25, 2016. Students who have specific questions about the application may be directed to boursescanadascholarships@horatioalger.org . For more information, please go to www.horatioalger.ca .

Saint Mary’s University will be at the school this coming today to speak to students about their programs and admission requirements. On Friday the University of Alberta will be here to speak with students; the University of Alberta is a larger school offering a wide variety of undergrad, professional and graduate type programs. Both presentations will be taking place at lunch in the Library Quiet Zone.

Grade 12’s – What’s the dumbest thing you have ever done with your money? Grade 12 students across Canada are invited to confess their contained financial calamity story by submitting their true-life handiwork to the CEWC 2016 Essay Contest.  Prizes range from $1000 to $5000, with over 20 prizes to be won. Write an original essay that describes the dumbest thing you’ve done with your money and what you learned from it (the “Essay”). Your Essay must be between 900 and 1000 words.  Essays must be submitted between Sept. 12 and Oct. 17, 2016.  For full contest rules, and to submit your essay go to https://cewc.ca/grade-12-essay-contest

 

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