Upcoming Special Programs and Events
A faithful Catholic education can prepare students not only for a career, but for life. To get a taste of the value of a faithful Catholic education, high school students are encouraged to look at summer programs at the colleges recommended in The Newman Guide to Choosing a Catholic College.
These programs are a great opportunity for high school students to strengthen their academic and extracurricular skills, grow in their spiritual lives, get a head-start on college visits, learn from distinguished professors, make lifelong friends, and experience what faithful Catholic education is all about.
Please click here for more information and a full listing of programs offered by schools like Catholic University, DeSales, University of Dallas, and more.
The title of United States Marine is earned, never given. The same is true of a Semper-Fidelis All-American. Becoming an All-American puts you in elite company and allows opportunities that will open the doors to future success. Proudly presented by the United States Marine Corps, the Semper Fidelis All-American Program recognizes high school students who face life’s battles with the conviction and determination to succeed. These students embody the same fighting spirit that Marines stand for by taking on the challenges of succeeding academically while bettering their communities and excelling in athletics and extracurricular activities. They have turned obstacles into victories through drive and passion and will be recognized for their achievements at the exclusive Battles Won Academy.
As a celebration of their success, selected Semper Fidelis All-Americans will receive an all-expenses paid trip to attend the four-day Battles Won Academy, held in Washington D.C. in July 2019. There they will participate in daily workouts, an immersive Marine Corps experience on base in Quantico, a community service event, teambuilding outings, and a tour of our Nation’s Capital (check out the daily recap video for the 2018 Battles Won Academy experience here). The selected Semper Fidelis All-Americans will also have the opportunity to network with an elite circle of speakers from all walks of life and various industries who will share their inspiring stories of fighting and winning battles in their own lives. Speakers from 2018 included: Sage Steele, Christian McCaffrey, JW Cortes, Robby Smith, Verice Bennett and the Commandant of the Marine Corps.
In recognition of the importance of building a support system to enable the success of the next generation, each All-American will be given the opportunity to invite a mentor of their choosing from their school, sports team or a community organization to attend the event alongside them. Selected mentors may not be of familial relation to the student. Throughout the weekend’s activities, students and mentors will be required to step out of their normal comfort zones, and all attendees should be prepared to participate in a high level of physical activity. Finally, becoming a Semper Fidelis-All American will make students eligible for select scholarship opportunities only available to program participants.
STUDENTS MUST MEET THESE MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS FOR NOMINATION:
Be a Junior in High School
Have a 3.5 or higher GPA on a 4.0 scale, or equivalent
Be active in community service
Play a competitive team sport
Hold a student or community leadership position
Students will be selected for the program based on moral character and academic performance in addition to athletic abilities. Most critically, nominees must demonstrate a fighting spirit that improves the lives of their fellow citizens. Application information will be reviewed and validated for selection.
Young Women’s Business Leadership Conference
Saturday, November 3rd to Sunday, November 4th, 2018
Location: Harvard University, Cambridge MA
YWBLC aims to bring together high school women throughout the nation who share a passion for business and build a community of support and empowerment for those young women.
In 1999, the SC General Assembly, recognizing the shortage of teachers in our state, funded the Teaching Fellows Program for South Carolina. The mission of the South Carolina Teaching Fellows Program is to recruit talented high school seniors into the teaching profession and help them develop leadership qualities. Each year, the program provides Fellowships for up to 200 high school seniors who have exhibited high academic achievement, a history of service to their school and community, and a desire to teach in South Carolina.
Teaching Fellows participate in advanced enrichment programs at Teaching Fellows Institutions, have additional professional development opportunities, and are involved with communities and businesses throughout the state. They receive up to $24,000 in fellowship funds (up to $6000 a year for four years) while they complete a degree leading to teacher licensure. The fellowship provides up to $5700 for tuition and board and $300 for specific enrichment programs administered by CERRA. All Teaching Fellows awards are contingent upon funding from the S.C. General Assembly. A Fellow agrees to teach in a South Carolina public school one year for every year he or she receives the Fellowship.
- September 1, 2018 – Application window opens
- December 1, 2018 – Application window closes
- December 2018 – Applications scored
- No Later Than January 11, 2019 – Letters mailed to all applicants; up to 500 students will be invited to participate in the second stage of the application process, the interview
- February 16, 2019 – Interview Day at regional locations across the state
- The final number of students awarded a Teaching Fellowship is dependent upon the South Carolina FY2020 budget, which is set by the General Assembly. Award notifications will be made in early spring 2019
For more info: https://www.cerra.org/teaching-fellows.html
Greenville City Youth Commission has several openings for students in grades 9-12. The purpose of the Youth Commission is to advise City Council, the City Manager and other city staff, to ensure an ongoing and official place in the city’s comprehensive planning, to increase communication between the city’s adults and youth, and to ensure that the youth in the community are an integral part of government decision making. For more information, click here.