Entries for the 2016 Black History Month Student Essay contest are now being accepted. Students are asked to share their thoughts in a 750 word essay on how one or more black Canadians have helped define Canada’s diverse heritage and identity through their specific achievements and contributions. In doing so, the students qualify to win one of five $500 scholarships in Atlantic Canada and one of three National grand prizes of up to $5,000.
Essays must be submitted by December 4, 2015 and winners will be announced in early February in time for 2016 Black History Month.
More information can be found here.
Tuesday, Oct 27th 8:30am – The University of Waterloo
Tuesday, Oct 27th12:00pm – Queen’s University
Friday, Oct 30 8:30am –Brock University
Friday, Oct 30 12:00pm – University of Western Ontario
All will be held in the library quiet room and are open to both grade 11 and 12 students alike
Interested in running your own business? Would you like to make some extra money? Participate in Junior Achievement’s Company Program this year and learn how to create and run your own business! Through participation in this after school program, students are granted a ½ credit towards high school graduation and have access to $40,000 in scholarships. Not to mention the amazing experiences you will have working with your peers and community business professionals! Company Program starts on October 21st at Charles P. Allen High School at 6:30pm and runs weekly from October to March. Don’t miss out on this great opportunity to build your resume! JA reps will be here on October 8th at lunch in the student exchange area to give you more details.
Attention Potential Graduates – the University of St. Andrews (Scotland) will be at CPA today (Monday, September 28) at lunch in the library to answer all your studying in the UK questions. Tomorrow (Tuesday)finds the Army reserves in the same time and place. Wednesday Carleton University will be at CPA and finally UBC on Thursday to round out the week.
Keep abreast of all things post-secondary by checking out the guidance website, following us on twitter, or perusing the bulletin board outside the guidance office. Grade 11 students are also invited to share in the fun.